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

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

Train and Tube strikes latest LIVE: Rail strikes to go ahead after last ditch talks failed, union says

1655737381 National Highways warn roads will be ‘very busy’ National Highways said motorways and trunk roads were likely to be busy from Wednesday to Friday as people travel to the festival and again from Monday June 27 as they leave. John Ingram, emergency planner for the south west of England, said: “We’re reminding road users … Read more

Adelaide train line back in action, amid claims ending transport privatization deal could cost taxpayers $ 70m

The 42-kilometer-long passenger line between Adelaide’s CBD and Gawler in the north is finally back in action, after multiple project delays and cost blowouts. Key points: The Gawler line has re-opened after 18 months The Labor government has vowed to bring Adelaide’s train network back into public hands The Opposition says that will cost taxpayers … Read more

NSW matches Commonwealth’s $ 500 million pledge for fast rail link construction

Rail travel between Sydney and Gosford on the Central Coast will be reduced to 25 minutes on a fast-rail link between the two cities, under funding pledged by the NSW and Commonwealth governments. Key points: State and federal government funding of $ 1 billion is now promised for the Gosford to Sydney fast rail NSW … Read more

Another humiliation in Nicola Sturgeon’s economic omnishambles

Chaos at ScotRail is the latest twist in a torrid month for Nicola Sturgeon and her Scottish National Party. Less than two months after being nationalized at a cost of at least £ 4m, and days after launching a half-price offer to coax in travelers, the operator announced it would cut services by a third … Read more

Driver abandons car hit by freight train after becoming caught on Adelaide Hills railway track

A driver has had what police described as a “lucky escape” after becoming stuck at a railway crossing while doing a U-turn in the Adelaide Hills. Key points: The vehicle was dragged about 100 meters along the track No-one was injured during the incident Investigations into the incident are continuing The man was forced to … Read more

Grant Shapps refers Sadiq Khan to Electoral Commission on Crossrail opening

Sadiq Khan has been reported to the Electoral Commission by Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, for revealing the start date of the new Crossrail commuter line on the eve of local elections. Mr Shapps said the Mayor of London was guilty of “breathtaking political cynicism” following his announcement that Crossrail would start operating on May … Read more