From the TUC

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We won’t be misled on the #SouthernStrike

10 Jan 2017, by in Public services

Further strike action on Southern Rail takes place this week, and the disruption this will cause for passengers is regrettable. But we won’t be misled by the industry on why the strikes are taking place. The extension of driver only operations by Southern Rail is at the heart of the dispute between Aslef, the RMT…

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Spinning the railways

02 Dec 2016, by in Public services

UK passengers spend up to six times as much of their salary on rail fares than commuters using largely publicly owned railways in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. We have the most expensive commuter fares in Europe – and it’s no coincidence that out of those countries listed, we’re the only one with a fully…

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Railway infrastructure: a no-brainer for Britain

12 Sep 2016, by in Public services

Since at least the financial crisis the TUC has argued for increased infrastructure spending as part of a coherent industry plan. From 2010 the coalition government did the opposite, cutting spending with no coherent strategy. In economic terms the consequences of culling investment has been obvious, as economic growth has slowed and wages have seen…

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