The privatisation of the rail network as we all know was undertaken as a plain matter of doctrinaire capitalist ideology, not from economic necessity. This experiment has abysmally failed. The British public overwhelmingly supports the re-nationalisation of all public utilities and the entire public transport system.
Whichever way the ballot goes, the victory will belong deservedly to the members of the RMT.
Full solidarity with rail cleaners taking strike action with the RMT.
From the private companies that profit on the backs of underpaid and precariously employed rail workers to the provision of services not worth anywhere close to what passengers must pay.
The Workers Party of Britain denounces the ‘fire and rehire’ stunt being pulled by Go North West and salutes the example being set by the striking Manchester bus drivers.
The Workers Party of Britain denounces London bus companies for using the smokescreen of the pandemic to cut drivers’ wages and supports the ongoing strike campaign.
The Workers Party of Britain strongly condemns the practice of fire and rehire, which has raised its ugly head again, this time in Manchester.
Mixed signals from government and employers are putting lives in jeopardy. The Workers Party of Britain deplores this dangerous inconsistency in instructions being given to rail workers in areas identified as breeding grounds for the highly infectious covid South African variant.
The Workers Party of Britain denounces South Western Railway’s plan to stop its on-board catering provision, making more than 130 workers redundant and depriving the traveling public of a valued service.
Birmingham city council knows how to waste public money. The Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme installed in Kings Heath is supposed to reduce the number of cars on the road, although in reality all it has done is funnel them onto fewer roads, increasing congestion and raising the emissions levels on those roads.