United Kingdom - Transport strike in Manchester - October 31, 2017

On the 2 October 2017, transport workers went on strike in Manchester. First bus drivers went on strike to demand fair pay, after trade union Unite claimed that First reneged on standing agreements with the union. On the 3 October 2017 the rail workers of the trade union RTM took action. The rail companies plan to scrap train conductors from their services, which is causing safety concerns. Buying new rolling stock that does not require a conductor, is part of Northern Rails’ modernisation policy. The regional organiser for RMT said that employers wish to cut standards and cut safety to boost the profit of shareholders. Negotiations between Northern Rail and RMT have stalled.

Read on: in English …

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. Since June 2013 readers can consult our archive and search through all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.euYou may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.

© ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2016. All rights reserved. We encourage the distribution of this newsletter and of the information it contains, for non-commercial purposes and provided the source is credited. The ETUI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The ETUI is financially supported by the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for any use made of the information contained in this publication.
This email is sent from www.etui.org.

Cite this page: © WageIndicator 2017 - WageIndicator.org - United Kingdom - Transport strike in Manchester - October 31, 2017