HS2 Will Be A Disaster, But Politicians Lack The Bottle To Give It The Boot

Joe Rukin | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Rukin

No-one expects that the next Government will have an easy time. But remarkably, despite an almost inevitable backdrop of more cuts in public services, politicians are queuing up to embrace the ongoing festering sore of more delays and more billions on a project, only wanted by those planning to rake in those billions. All the evidence shows HS2 will be a disaster, but what do politicians care about evidence?

Suits You, Sir!

Grainne Gillis | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

The bottom line is: something has to change. The government refuses to listen to those who are on the frontline (quelle surprise!), and there is little as a consumer one can do to take action except this...

Another THREE Days Of Tube Strikes Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

Members of the RMT on London Underground are to stage three 24-hour strikes and a week of industrial action in separate disputes over pay and plans fo...

Rail Fares Have Risen Three Times Faster Than Wages, And Commuters Are Furious

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, leaving commuters "seriously out of pocket", according to a new r...

Tonight's Tube Strike Is Entirely Justified

Seb Michnowicz | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Michnowicz

The mainstream media has been quick to dust-off the hackneyed cliché of the tanned, well-fed, well-paid train driver holding London to ransom at any opportunity to chisel money out of TfL. To describe the dispute in this way is to do a disservice to readers: fundamentally, it has little to do with the money on offer ...

Mark Harding: Irony, Hypocrisy and a Media Blackout

Karl Davis | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

What was Mark Harding's crime? What had he done that prompted the police to act in such a robust manner? Mark, as a committed and dedicated defender of worker's rights had tried to persuade another member of staff from crossing the picket line. He hadn't been violent, or abusive, and the staff member concerned had successfully reported for work without incident.

Tube Driver Suspended For Bullying In 'Extraordinary' Row Over Queen Portrait

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

A London Underground driver has been suspended over claims he "bullied and harassed" a fellow driver, including by placing a picture of the Queen in t...

Bob Crow - Omnitotemic in the Age of the Omnishambles...

Karl Davis | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Whether people like or loathe Bob Crow, his contribution to the industrial and political demographic cannot be diminished by partisan bias. Keep that contribution alive. Join a union. Fight for your rights as a worker deserving of respect and equity. Push for the alternative.

HS2? My A**e!

Karl Davis | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The UK Railways have a problem. I'm not talking of 'leaves on the line' (a VERY real issue, as any of my colleagues would readily testify!) or 'the wrong type of snow'. I'm talking about our industry's startling ability to get taken for granted...

Another Christmas Tradition - A Tube Strike

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Shops hoping Boxing Day bargain-hunters will boost their coffers after a gloomy Christmas could be thwarted again by tube strikes, which union bosses ...

Tube Drivers To Strike On Boxing Day

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

London Underground drivers are to stage three strikes, including one on Boxing Day in a move that threatens to blight the capital with travel chaos. ...

Virgin Rail To Lose West Coast Franchise

P | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson's train company is set to lose its West Coast main line rail franchise in a government decision which will spark a storm of protes...

Train Drivers Strike Vote A Demonstration In 'Olympic Sport Of Self-Interest'

Press Association | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

The government has accused rail workers of 'self-interest' by voting to strike during the Olympics. Train drivers are to stage three days of strike...

Three-Day Olympic Train Strike Planned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Train drivers from the Aslef union have planned to stage a three-day stretch of industrial action during the Olympics in protest over their pensions. ...

East Midlands Trains Hit By Strike.. And There's More To Come

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Rail services will be hit today because of the first of a series of strikes by hundreds of train drivers in a dispute over pensions. Members of the...

Unions Condemns Driverless Trains After Five-Year-Old Falls Onto Tube Lines

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Unions have stepped up their opposition to driverless Tube trains after a quick-witted driver spotted a young child had fallen between a carriage and ...

Tube Strike Causes Boxing Day Travel Misery

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

A walkout by Tube drivers is causing Boxing Day travel misery in the capital as strike action cripples London Underground (LU). Underground drivers...

Rail Service Failure 'Hypocrisy'

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics

Labour accused the coalition Government today of "hypocrisy" for failing to ensure a rail service on Boxing Day. Transport spokesman John Woodcock ...

Train Strike To Cause Misery For Leeds Music Festival Fans

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Thousands of rail passengers have faced disruption after train drivers staged the first of two 24-hour strikes in a row over pay....