In a confused and vague statement issued to staff in response to the leaking of the internal plans to axe ticket offices and station jobs, London Underground management have sewn further anger and disgust amongst staff as they effectively confirm that the plans are not only real but are already being put into action.
With the second anniversary of the appointment in principle of Siemens of Germany to build the new Thameslink fleet - over Bombardier in Derby - just two days away, the Government announced last night that they are now close to signing off this betrayal of train building in the nation that gave the railways to the world, subject to a 'cooling off' period.
As the Government confirms the latest rail fares robbery linked to today's RPI figures, meaning that fares will soar by an average 4.1%, rail union RMT revealed that rail fares have easily outstripped the soaring housing market.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow reacts to inflation busting fares increase of 4.1%;
At Saturday's Durham Miners Gala (13th July 2013) RMT General Secretary Bob Crow - one of the events speakers - will issue a call to the trade union movement to support the creation of a 'new party of labour' to challenge head on the pro-business, anti-worker agenda of the three main political parties, Tory, Labour and Liberals.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said "This shocking and damning report into the avoidable and tragic sinking of the Swanland in the Irish Sea should shame our own government and the international maritime industry into urgent action.
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that security and safety staff employed by STM Security Group on the London Overground contract will be taking industrial action this week in a dispute over bullying and harassment and an attempt to impose workplace changes without agreement.
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called for British withdrawal from the EU and attacked the media for only using right-wing voices from the anti-EU side of the debate when in fact it is the working class that are suffering most across Europe as a result of the bankers and business-led austerity measures.
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed that cleaners working on the Churchill's contract on Arriva Trains Wales, some of the worst paid staff in the whole transport industry, will strike this week in a fight for pay and workplace justice.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: 'RMT has warned that the Government cuts of 12.5% to TFL budgets would result in thousands of job losses and now the numbers are being confirmed we are prepared to ballot across the Capital for strike action in defence of jobs and services.