Rmt Union

Osborne Wants To Privatise Another Profitable Public Service

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has launched the coalition's bid to sell off Britain's 40% stake in Eurostar, sparking criticism as the publicly-owned rail service is ...

Brace Yourself For Yet Another Rail Fare Hike

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Rail passengers will suffer yet another price hike from January 2015, with some fares set to go up by as much as 5.5%. The new-year rise, means tha...

Drone-Powered, Ticketless Mega Trains? 'Sci-Fi Nonsense' Says Union

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

The RMT transport union has dismissed proposals to fix trains with swarms of drones, install holographic telephones and install ticketless, gateless p...

'Narrow Minded Union Barons Flexing Their Muscles'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

London Underground workers have walked out on a 48-hour strike in a long-running row over Tube ticket office closures. Members of the Rail, Maritim...

22 Glorious Pictures Of Britain's Workers Saying Farewell To Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Thousands lined to streets of east London on Monday to say a final farewell to Bob Crow, the former general secretary of the RMT union, who died earli...

TfL Makes Surprising Tribute To Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Bob Crow has been remembered across London in a series of tube posters, by the organisation that he most frequently rallied against. Poster tribut...

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.

Bob Crow Was the Very Best of Trade Unionism

Mark Serwotka | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

Bob Crow was the greatest trade union leader of his generation and his death came as a devastating shock to me and millions of trade unionists. I would like to send my union's heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I can't imagine how they are feeling and I hope the media respect their request for privacy... Bob once asked why it should be just the bankers, the politicians and the idle rich who enjoyed the finer things in life. While some try to beat us by sowing the seeds of envy, Bob offered hope that a better world is possible.

Bob Crow Pictured Just Days Before Death At Miners' Strike Event

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

This is the last known photograph of Bob Crow taken before he died of a suspected heart attack on Tuesday aged 52. Bob Crow 1961 - 2014 The Ra...

Did Being A Media Hate Figure Kill Bob Crow?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

Bob Crow, the firebrand union leader who died today, did as good a job at winding up the conservative press as he did standing up for what he believed...

Bob Crow's Reaction To Jeremy Paxman Calling Him A Dinosaur Last Month Was Brilliant

Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

Bob Crow, the firebrand RMT union leader, has died. The news has shocked people who have described him as a "fighter". Crow, while a tough adversar...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

Bob Crow, the general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, died on Tuesday aged 52. Crow was one of the leading voices of the left wit...

Bob Crow's Most Incredible Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

RMT union leader Bob Crow's shock death has brought an end to the life of one of Britain's most effective trade union leaders He was known for bein...

Union Ballot Thresholds Pose a Greater Threat to Democracy Than Low Turnouts

Paul Embery | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Amid the boilerplate Tory bluster about militant trade unionists holding the public to ransom with unreasonable demands and threats to withdraw their labour comes a new and sinister campaign, led by the mayor himself, demanding the government legislate for a 50% turnout threshold for industrial action ballots... The most dangerous consequence of any new law on ballot thresholds would be for democracy itself.

8 Reasons The Tube Strikes Are Great News For Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

London's tube strike may frustrate thousands of Londoners, but there is an upside from the RMT union's decision to bring the London Underground to a h...

We Need Democratic Trade Unions (Even if they sometimes make the trains late)

Sam Fowles | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

One may disagree with the tube strike, but that isn't an argument against Unions. But banning strikes or condemning strikers is suppressing legitimate democratic expression. And that's much worse than making the train late.

Thank You, Mr Crow

Charlie Mullins | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Thank you comrade Crow for dragging us back to the 1970s and 80s. This morning as commuters fought tooth and nail to get on packed buses or some of the few trains that were actually running, I think many Londoners and visitors to the City genuinely hate Bob Crow for the massive disruption he has caused.

'Absolutely Outrageous'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has waged war on trade union leaders ahead of tube strikes that could bring London to a standstill. The mayor said it was "absolutely...

They're Still Privatising This Line, Despite Its £208m Profit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

The coalition's plan to find a private business to take over the running of the East Coast Main Line was branded "mad" by critics after the state rail...

Two-Thirds Of Rail Operators Owned By Foreign Companies

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Two thirds of Britain's rail operators are owned by overseas companies, leaving passengers paying high fares to boost the profits of foreign firms, ac...

Are These Outfits Acceptable For Women At Work?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When strike action is on the cards, the hot button issue is rarely female modesty. But today the trade union row over new "skimpy" uniforms for Vi...

Thatcher's Legacy?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

London Underground train drivers are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over working conditions - as Conservative politicians called for cu...

Tube Cleaners Go On Strike

PA | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

Workers who clean London Underground stations are striking over the new year in a dispute over pay. Rail Maritime and Transport union members worki...

Labour Demands Investigation Into Olympic 'Blacklist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is calling on the culture secretary to answer allegations that Olympic contractors used blacklists on London 20...

Bob Crow Blasts 'Blacklist' Of Trade Union Activists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Union activists have demanded action against a murky "blacklisting" website, which purports to show employers whether their potential employees are un...