A 57-year-old man was killed Thursday near Edgeley, Saskatchewan, when the maintenance vehicle he was driving collided with a Canadian National Rail train, causing a derailment.
The London Bus Rank-and-File Committee and the Socialist Equality Party are calling for the reinstatement of London bus driver David O’Sullivan, sacked for upholding workers’ rights to health and safety during a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 60 bus workers in the capital.
The death rate among London bus drivers is three times the national average, with the families of those killed demanding answers.
In London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Sao Paulo and India, bus and transport workers are fighting back. O’Sullivan’s sacking is a test case for the rights of key workers everywhere. Join the campaign today!
Handed an emphatic mandate by drivers, the first response of the Unite union was to scramble to try and avert strike action.
Despite an unambiguous strike vote by rail workers—the biggest since the railways were privatised in 1994—the RMT union has once again handed the political initiative to the government, appealing for negotiations.
Since last year, the Biden White House has been working behind-the-scenes with the ILWU union and the ports to ensure the ports remain open and dockworkers are on the job, with or without a contract.
Management at Berlin’s BVG local transit company has decided to postpone the reintroduction of front boarding. Drivers must ensure front doors remain closed until they agree it is safe.
The massive “no” vote registered at Park Royal, Stamford Brook and Shepherds Bush speaks to a growing mood of opposition to Unite’s record of collusion.
UK: Claim of strike “victory” at Go North West unravels as Unite refuses to disclose its rotten deal
The refusal of Unite to outline the deal and organise a ballot can only mean that what is being proposed is so toxic that Unite is working frantically on how to sell it to the Go North West drivers and to prevent an angry backlash.
“We are not cattle and will not be sacrificed to protect the profits of the corporations and banks who have made a financial killing during the pandemic,” states the resolution passed by the London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee.