Staff at UK’s busiest airport vote to strike – as rail services see second day of action – Channel 4 News

Staff at UK’s busiest airport vote to strike – as rail services see second day of actionChannel 4 News British Airways Heathrow staff back summer strikes over payBBC British Airways staff vote spells ‘summer of strikes’ at London’s HeathrowReuters BA workers at Heathrow vote to join summer strikes | ITV NewsITV News British Airways Workers … Read more

Politics latest news: Lord Frost accuses Boris Johnson of making ‘factually incorrect statements’ – The Telegraph

Politics latest news: Lord Frost accuses Boris Johnson of making ‘factually incorrect statements’The Telegraph Boris Johnson visits Rwanda as voting gets under way in crucial byelections – UK politics liveThe Guardian Boris avoids the by-election fallout with a hearty breakfast in RwandaThe Times Boris Johnson arrives in Rwanda amid storm over immigration policyEvening Standard Politics … Read more

Live Train strikes latest: Further walkouts ‘extremely likely’, warns RMT boss Mick Lynch – The Telegraph

Live Train strikes latest: Further walkouts ‘extremely likely’, warns RMT boss Mick LynchThe Telegraph Rail strike: Second day of action under way after talks collapseBBC Another day of travel misery across Scotland as second scheduled rail strike goes aheadThe Scotsman The Tories have resorted to sharing misleading information over rail strikesThe Independent Johnson and Shapps … Read more

Spluttering Boris Johnson reverts to filibuster mode as PMQs get personal

Travel chaos be damned, the Tory front bench had turned out in force. Ministers jostled for space, crammed into like miserable commuters on a rail replacement bus. Conor Burns and Priti Patel, squashed together in an awkward forced embrace, did their best not to elbow each other in the side. The Labor benches looked less … Read more

Fresh wave of rail strikes looms in two weeks as talks fail

The potential walkouts threatened summer holidays, as a second major union revealed that it was balloting train drivers for action across large parts of the country. It could start just as the schools break up. Aslef has also balloted its members for industrial action over pay at 11 major train companies, including Arriva Rail London, … Read more

Archaic rail rules mean it takes nine workers to ‘change a plug socket’

Mick Lynch, Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT) general secretary, has insisted he was not against change. “What we’ve got here is an unreasonable agenda of mass pay cuts, match job cuts and slashing of our terms and conditions,” he said on Monday. But industry sources suggest otherwise. Another example they cite relates to … Read more

Gravitas: Britain faces biggest railway strike in 30 years – WION

Gravitas: Britain faces biggest railway strike in 30 yearsWION Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economyCNN Train strikes: Commuter demands bus driver opens doorsSky News More Than a Million London Commuters Stay Home on Train StrikeBloomberg UK sees biggest rail strike in decades as workers demand better wagesAl Jazeera English View Full … Read more

Politics latest news: War of words erupts as Grant Shapps clashes with union boss over strikes

Boris Johnson has told his Cabinet that the nation needs to “get ready to stay the course” on strike action. “We need the union barons to sit down with Network Rail and the train companies and get on with it,” he said. “We need, I’m afraid, everybody, and I say this to the country as … Read more

Live Train strikes latest: RMT boss Mick Lynch threatens ‘coordinated action’ in every UK town – The Telegraph

Live Train strikes latest: RMT boss Mick Lynch threatens ‘coordinated action’ in every UK townThe Telegraph Rail strikes: Biggest strike in 30 years to go ahead as talks failBBC It takes two to tango to sort out rail dispute, Shapps tells union bossesBorder Telegraph Reaction to rail strike is lazy and defeatistThe Telegraph Before you … Read more

Rail strikes will make the public demand driverless trains

The Transport Secretary has already included a push towards automation in an agreement between the Government and TfL, which runs the London Underground and has received close to £ 5 billion of financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last June, Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, and TfL agreed to “make progress towards the conversion of … Read more