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Dec 2013: Happy Christmas but the war's not over yet

01 December 2013

December 2013 Happy Christmas – but the war’s not over yet To say that the past twelve months have been interesting,industrially and politically, would be an understatement. But with the support of our representatives, officers, executive committee and, most important, the branches and...

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November 2013: Where we stand on High Speed 2

01 November 2013

There seems to be some confusion about our policy on national investment in a truly modern railway across the whole of the UK with infrastructure and traction fit not just for the 21st century but for a greener, integrated system that meets the needs of both passengers and freight. Those...

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October 2013: Zero hour contracts are a cancer in our industry

07 October 2013

I have touched before in this column on those zero hours contracts that are a cancer in our industry and our concerns for safety, conditions, and pensions - and the undermining of legitimate operators.

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September 2013: No place for Victorian practice in 21st century

07 October 2013

Last month I wrote about how, despite being portrayed by the government and most of the media as the enemy, support for trade unions is growing, as evidenced by the huge support from inside and outside the movement at Durham and Tolpuddle.

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August 2013: A tale from Tolpuddle

07 October 2013

As the sun rose on 24 February 1834, George Loveless, a farm labourer in Dorset, kissed his wife Betsy and his three kids goodbye and set off to work. He didn't see them again for three years.

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