"This decision should be a wake-up call to the Department for Transport in Westminster, to end its failed obsession with privatisation" - Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary
Train drivers show “rock solid” resolve in the fight for their livelihoods – Mick Whelan, ASLEF
"A 93% ‘Yes’ vote for strikes on a turnout of 85% shows that our members are in this for the long haul" - Mick Whelan, ASLEF General Secretary.
Rail privatisation: top 30 failures in 30 years – We Own It
"We were told that British Rail’s natural monopoly was the problem and promised cheaper fares, better services and less cost for the taxpayer. Privatisation has failed on every front."
RMT members overwhelmingly vote to reject Network Rail offer
All strike action this week, around Christmas and into the new year will go ahead after RMT members vote to reject "substandard offer".
Railway access for disabled will worsen under ticket office closure plan – RMT
"The plan to close ticket and booking offices would be a travesty for disabled and elderly people who want to travel on the rail network."
First Group profits soar as bus workers lose out – RMT
Transport union RMT has slammed First South West for not settling the pay dispute with bus workers while parent company profits are soaring.
“We must all fight back” – Mel Taylor, TSSA, speaks out against London Transport Cuts
Attending the RMT's rally to save London's transport services, Mel Taylor joined speakers including US senator Bernie Sanders to speak out against deliberate under-funding and cuts.
Rail strikes: how the Conservative government is blocking a negotiated resolution
"For the rail firms, it is like negotiating with a brick wall – and Grant Shapps is the mason who built it. To the public, this brick wall is invisible. And Grant Shapps would prefer that nobody knows it exists."
TSSA calls for public transport fares to be slashed – let’s all do the same!
"Investing in our public transport is part of the solution to the problem, we are already in a crisis and we must act now" - a call for investment to tackle the climate and the cost of living crises.
‘One law for bosses and one for the rest of us’
“If Grant Shapps had his way we would all still be in the workhouse. His intervention is just the latest in a growing list of political attacks on trade unions and the most fundamental rights held by working people" - Sharon Graham, Unite