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TSSA agree to change rail sell-off anniversary ad
Rail union boss Manuel Cortes has listened to Edwina Currie and agreed to tone down a controversial ad featuring the former minister's affair with John Major.  20th anniversary of privatisation advertShe accused the TSSA of being "silly" over the wording of the ad that the Advertising...
Rail Workers in Spain Strike Against Public Sell Off
 Rail workers in Spain go on strike causing traffic jams in Madrid and BarcelonaHundreds of rail services operating in and out of the Madrid and Barcelona have been cancelled due to the strike.Services were also seriously disrupted on the rush-hour subway services in both...
The case for public ownership of UK railways is compelling - Guardian Blog by Seumas Milne
 Rail is a gigantic scam for siphoning off public moneyBranson and FirstGroup have both gamed a disastrous privatisation.The case for public ownership is compellingguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 28 August 2012 22.20  from:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/seumasmilneSeumas...
Value for money in the railways – what Europe can learn from Great Britain
Britain’s experience in developing Europe’s first liberalised passenger rail market can help inform rail policy for other EU countries, a conference at the European Parliament will hear.A conference being jointly held at the European Parliament by the Association of Train Operating Companies...
On eve of rail fares announcement RMT reveals £6.6 billion 'cost of privatisation'
Rail union RMT has produced new research that it claims shows that the policy of privatisation has bled £6.6 billion out of the industry since 1997 - with a forecast that a further £6.7 billion will be 'ripped off' in the next ten years as the train operating companies are give a...
RMT claims fares rip-off costs UK rail passengers £4.6 billion a year
Passengers on UK trains are having to fork out £4.6 billion a year more than equivalent travellers in France, where railways remain publicly owned, a study undertaken for RMT, Britain's biggest rail union, has found.Research undertaken by Just Economics calculated that, mile-for-mile...
Where privatisation went off the rails
In an article in Professional Engineering, Professor Rod Smith talks about the need to address the failings on the railways.It’s more than 15 years since the privatisation of the railways and it’s clear that there are two basic planks of that process that haven’t worked out as expected....
RMT demands an end to Tube Lines privatisation "chaos" on London Underground
RMT has demanded that London Mayor Boris Johnson take “urgent and decisive” action to terminate the Tube Lines contract on London Underground as it emerged that LU are calling in forensic accountants to “examine massive and secretive payments to Tube Lines’ shareholders” and after the...
RMT's Bob Crow in Government 'crack addict' accusation shock
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an end to the “chaos, instability and waste” of rail privatisation following the government’s announcement this morning that National Express will have their East Anglia franchise terminated in 2011. RMT are calling on the government to strip National...

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