Category - UK


UK: London: 24-hour underground strike on 2 lines

London Underground drivers on two lines are to stage a 24-hour strike from tonight (UK) over claims that industrial relations have broken down.   Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union working on the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines will walk out at 9.30pm.   The union accused management of being “heavy […]


UK: Southern Rail: 48-hour strike planned for Sept 7,8

Workers on Southern trains are to stage a 48-hour strike on 7 and 8 September in the continuing dispute over the role of guards, the RMT union has announced. The union is fighting plans by Southern owner Govia Thameslink (GTR) to turn conductors into “on-board supervisors”, with drivers taking over responsibility for opening and closing […]


UK: Virgin East Coast Rail to strike

Bank Holiday train chaos: Virgin staff announce strike over August weekend at same time as Eurostar workers’ action   Rail passengers face an August Bank Holiday weekend of chaos after the announcement of a second round of strike action.   Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage three 24-hour strikes – including one […]


UK: Aug 11-12 Southern Rail Strike cancelled

A strike on the Southern rail network has been called off to allow fresh talks in the row over the role of conductors, Acas said. Industrial action on Thursday and Friday has been called off for negotiations to resume. RMT members began a five-day walk out on Monday but Southern said it was encouraged its […]


UK: five-day Southern Rail Strike begins

The prime minister “strongly condemns” a five-day strike disrupting services for hundreds of thousands of Southern passengers, Downing Street has said. Hundreds of trains have been cancelled in a row over plans for drivers, not conductors, to operate carriage doors. The RMT union claimed “rock-solid support” and said the central issue was safety. A spokesman […]


UK: churches: increased security

British churches have been urged to review their security following recent terrorist attacks in France, as the Home Office announces £2.4m of funding to bolster security in places of worship. Specific advice has been issued by the police to the estimated 47,000 churches in the country on security measures, following the killing of a priest […]