On Monday, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) opened their annual general meeting in Leeds. Addressing members, General Secretary Mick Lynch warned that the Conservative government is set to recoup the billions of pounds it spent fighting Covid-19 by attacking workers.
A new report from former UN special rapporteur, Philip Alston, highlights the utter failure of bus privatisation in the UK, making a scathing critique of Britain’s ‘expensive, unreliable, fragmented, and dysfunctional bus system.’
The UK food supply chain is at risk of crisis following a shortage of 100,000 HGV drivers, which has been credited to both the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty over Brexit.
Following the government’s unveiling of a transport ‘overhaul’ plan last Thursday including nationalisation of the railway system, many on social media were left puzzled.
Protestors in London are reported to have dug a 100ft long tunnel near Euston Station in protest against the continuing work on the £106bn High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) Project that seeks to connect London with cities further north. Bailiffs are attempting to remove the protestors arguing there is a danger of the tunnel collapsing as work on the railway continues. The activists have locked themselves inside the tunnels but there has already been reported collapses and water ingress although no one has been harmed yet.