The acceptance margin of just 56 percent for Arriva’s below-inflation pay deal shows Unite’s collusion and control rests on shaky grounds.
The London Bus Rank-and-File Committee and the Socialist Equality Party are calling for the reinstatement of London bus driver David O’Sullivan, sacked for upholding workers’ rights to health and safety during a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 60 bus workers in the capital.
The death rate among London bus drivers is three times the national average, with the families of those killed demanding answers.
In London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Sao Paulo and India, bus and transport workers are fighting back. O’Sullivan’s sacking is a test case for the rights of key workers everywhere. Join the campaign today!
In letter defending sellout of railroad workers, SMART-TD union president falsely claims US Constitution prohibits workers from striking
In an open letter to railroaders Friday, SMART-TD union President Jeremy Ferguson tried to the justify the unions’ avoidance of a national rail strike with a sellout tentative agreement brokered by the Biden administration.
This statement was issued by the Railroad Workers Rank-and-File Committee (RWRFC), which has been established by railroad workers to organize and unify their struggle independently of the union apparatus.
Live Updates on the fight of rail workers: Evidence grows of widespread failure by IBEW to send ballots before TA vote
Dozens of machinists at BNSF’s Argentine Yard in Kansas City held a series of informational pickets Wednesday to call for a united fight of rank-and-file workers.
Management at Berlin’s BVG local transit company has decided to postpone the reintroduction of front boarding. Drivers must ensure front doors remain closed until they agree it is safe.
The massive “no” vote registered at Park Royal, Stamford Brook and Shepherds Bush speaks to a growing mood of opposition to Unite’s record of collusion.
UK: Claim of strike “victory” at Go North West unravels as Unite refuses to disclose its rotten deal
The refusal of Unite to outline the deal and organise a ballot can only mean that what is being proposed is so toxic that Unite is working frantically on how to sell it to the Go North West drivers and to prevent an angry backlash.
“We are not cattle and will not be sacrificed to protect the profits of the corporations and banks who have made a financial killing during the pandemic,” states the resolution passed by the London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee.