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Kings Cross Fire

18 November 2013

Today, on the anniversary of the King's Cross Tube station fire in 1987 which claimed the lives of 31 people, and left 19 others seriously injured, ASLEF's general secretary Mick Whelan said:

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Still the Enemy Within

11 November 2013

Thirty years ago Margaret Thatcher went to war with the working-class in this country. Still the Enemy Within is a riveting new documentary film about the miners in Britain who fought back against a brutal Tory government determined, for political reasons, to break the trade unions and close this country's mines.

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Val Shawcross

06 November 2013

Val Shawcross, transport spokeswoman for the London Assembly Labour Group, writing in the New Statesman, has condemned privatisation of the railways as a failure because 'in the UK we now pay one of the highest public subsidies, some of the highest fares, yet receive one of the worst services in Europe.'

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20 years of failed privatisation

05 November 2013

Tuesday 5 November marks twenty years since the government passed the short-sighted Railways Act, which permitted the breaking-up and selling-off of the UK rail network. To mark the twentieth anniversary of privatisation, campaigners for public ownership of the railways are protesting today at more than 30 stations across the...

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Rail privatisation protests

05 November 2013

Campaigners today held protests at more 30 railway stations around the country to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Railways Act in 1993, which paved the way for the privatisation of the UK rail network in 1994.

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