Northern Rail Strike: Six Saturdays of Industrial Action This Autumn

Arriva Rail North Saturday strikes: how they will affect passengers east of the M60 motorway

After two months without strike action, there has been no sign of a resolution between Arriva Rail North and the RMT union. From Saturday [25 August], industrial action will resume on services operated by Arriva Rail North’s Northern franchise.

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Northern Rail Strike: Two Days of Industrial Action During Whit Week

The latest Arriva Rail North strike dates, and how they will affect passengers east of the M60 motorway

Following a recent spate of cancellations and fundamental changes to our rail timetables, more passengers could be taking to their cars on Thursday and Saturday. Those two days (24 and 26 May) will see continued strike action from Northern guards.

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Northern and Merseyrail Electrics Rail Strike Update: 03 March 2018

News of the latest Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail Electrics strike this Saturday

Once again, Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail Electrics staff will be taking industrial action. This shall take place on the 03 March 2018.

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Northern and Merseyrail Electrics Rail Strike Update: Three January Dates

News of the latest Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail Electrics strike dates

Following on from last year’s strikes, the first normal working week of 2018 will see three rail strikes in Northern England. As well as Northern’s dispute, Merseyrail Electrics staff will also be striking on the same days.

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Northern Rail Strike Ashton to Huddersfield section

Northern Rail Strike Update: Two More Dates in September

News of the latest Arriva Rail North strike dates

Following on from July’s strikes, there will be another two days of rail strikes next month. Again, this is due to the RMT members’ opposition to Driver Only Operation.

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Northern Rail Strike Ashton to Huddersfield section

Northern Rail Strike: Timetable Details for Tameside Commuters

Arriva Rail North strike updates

From tomorrow [Saturday 08 July], Northern rail guards will begin their three-day strike. As a consequence, there will be fewer Northern services than normal. Of the services that will be running over the weekend, trains and bus replacement services will begin running at 7am and cease around 7pm.

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Northern Rail Strike Ashton to Huddersfield section

Northern Rail Strike: Three Days of Industrial Action Next Month

Forthcoming Arriva Rail North strike dates, and how they will affect passengers east of the M60 motorway

Following on from previous one-day strikes since the 13 March, the RMT union have announced details of more industrial action next month. Whereas previous strikes have fallen on Mondays and Fridays, the latest dispute will cover three days in July.

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Northern Rail Strike: Details of Affected Services in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside

How Arriva Rail North’s industrial action will affect passengers east of the M60 motorway

Northern Rail Strike Ashton to Huddersfield section
The Ashton-under-Lyne to Huddersfield section which is affected by the strike.

Next week shall see one of Northern England’s biggest rail strikes. Possibly the largest rail related industrial action since 1989’s nationwide rail strike. The biggest after rail privatisation began since Arriva Trains Northern guards went on strike in 2001 and 2002. On Monday (13 March), Arriva Rail North guards and drivers will begin a one-day strike. Their concern is the introduction of DOO – Driver Only Operation. Its introduction is part of Arriva Rail North’s franchise agreement with the Department for Transport.

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Selected First Greater Manchester Depots Set to Go on Strike

Proposed industrial action for Queens Road and Oldham depots

  • Strike action affects all Saddleworth services from Oldham and Manchester;
  • Passengers within Salford, Rochdale, Oldham, Trafford and Manchester affected;
  • Normal service on most First Greater Manchester routes within Tameside, Bolton, and Bury.
First Greater Manchester Alexander Dennis ALX400, YJ51 RCX, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
The 409 will be among a number of services affected by First Greater Manchester’s strike, with Oldham’s passengers at the sharpest end of their industrial action.

This Tuesday, Oldham and Saddleworth passengers will see grave disruption to most of its bus services. Following a trade dispute regarding changes to staff conditions and bargaining procedures, First Greater Manchester are set to go on strike. The strike will affect drivers at their Oldham and Queens Road depots, with most of Oldham’s and Saddleworth’s buses affected. Continue reading “Selected First Greater Manchester Depots Set to Go on Strike”

Cuts Scene Investigation: Your Right to Free Assembly

Dissecting the Trade Union Bill 2015 – 16

Trade Unions: what have they done for us? Over the last century, quite a lot. Without which, everybody would be working weekends. Discrimination in the workplace would be endemic. Paid holidays would be non-existent. People with disabilities would be deprived of suitable adjustments. Health and Safety, that would be non-existent. Continue reading “Cuts Scene Investigation: Your Right to Free Assembly”