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New Membership forms from the 1st March 2018

NEW LAW – NEW MEMBERSHIP FORMS   I am writing in relation to the production of new membership forms that we must use from the 1st March 2018.   The main reason for the change is that from this date the Tory government’s attack against unions using political funds to campaign and support political initiatives …
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Train Ticket Price Hike

On 25th anniversary year of railway privatisation new study shows yesterday’s rail fare hikes will worsen the cost of living crisis The 2nd of January marked the 25th anniversary of The Railway Act of 1993 – that led to the privatisation of the railways – and the day before rail season tickets are due to …
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National Demonstration against Fees and Cuts November 15th 2017

National Demonstration against Fees and Cuts November 15th 2017 The National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts is a network of student and education worker activists, founded in 2010. Since then, the NCAFC has helped activists on campuses up and down the country organise direct action against tuition fees, education cuts and wider cuts to public …
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Renewed terror threat – RMT calls for reversal of Tory manifesto proposals

Renewed terror threat – RMT calls for reversal of Tory manifesto proposals to abolish British Transport Police and for a halt to cuts to rail staff   Transport union RMT has today written to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd seeking an urgent meeting and urging her to abandon the proposal in the Tory manifesto to …
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2017 General Election – Tory Manifesto proposals to attack rail workers right to strike

2017 General Election – Tory Manifesto proposals to attack rail workers right to strike    I am writing to draw your attention to the following extract from the Conservative Party Manifesto. “We will work with train companies and their employees to agree minimum service levels during periods of industrial dispute – and if we cannot …
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RMT’s Mick Cash welcomes Labours’ rail campaign day

RMT’s Mick Cash welcomes Labours’ rail campaign day Welcoming Labours’ rail campaign day today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Labour commitment to British state ownership of our railways will end the debacle of three quarters of our railways being foreign-owned and UK passengers being ripped off with the profits shipped abroad to support …
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