P&O Fire and Rehire is ‘Beneath Contempt’

On March 17, P&O Ferries in the UK sacked 800 seafarers with 30 minutes notice over a pre-recorded Zoom call. “Aside from being callous and beneath contempt, this behaviour not only lacks any form of basic decency, but appears to be a flagrant violation of UK labour law and international labour standards. Furthermore, the use …

What’s happened at TfL?

A package of funding has been agreed by the government and Transport for London. At a finance committee meeting on 12th May, Transport for London revealed that it had a shortfall in its budget of around £3.2 billion for this year, 2020/2021. The Department of Transport has announced the broad terms of deal: A grant …

Transport unions demand action over covid-19 death rates

Transport trade unions are demanding that the government take urgent action after figures published today by the Office for National Statistics show that male bus and taxi drivers were amongst the occupations with a raised rate of death involving COVID-19. The ONS analysis reveals: “Among men, a number of other specific occupations were found to …

‘Surge’ on the tube expected as rail union issues new alert

The transport union, RMT has said that they expect a ‘surge’ in passengers on the London Underground and has insisted on two metre social distancing and limiting capacity on trains, following the Prime Minister’s statement. Mick Cash, General Secretary said: “This trade union will not sit back while confused and conflicting messaging from the government …

There maybe trouble ahead if ‘high risk’ transport plans come forward

The rail union, RMT has revealed that the Government may bring forward the start of the mass transport mobilisation and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. RMT is aware that the Government has requested the industry to be ready to begin a last minute mobilisation to accommodate an increase in passenger numbers from Monday 11th May …

Tube cleaners deserve better​ – Letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the Evening Standard

The RMTUnion are campaigning for Justice for Cleaners on the London Underground and to support them, this letter was published in the Evening Standard: “Every day, thousands of Londoners benefit from the work of cleaners on the Tube and Overground. They keep our city’s arteries clean, enabling us to travel safely and comfortably.  But these …