RMT union holds annual conference in Leeds

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.

Report by ex-UN rapporteur highlights failures of bus privatisation

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.’

HS2 protestors in fight to preserve ancient woodland

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.