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Industrial action involving two unions is threatened in the coming weeks

Boost for Londoners hit by cost-of-living crisis as 'real-terms Tube and bus fares freeze' in January announced

But unions denounce news as 'politicised stunt' in wake of scandal over Boris Johnson's comments about people with low IQs

Railway worker who rescued disabled woman off tracks suspended for breaching safety rules

Worker was one of four people who rescued wheelchair user after she fell off the platform edge at Southend Central station

London's bicycle hire scheme was launched by mayor Boris Johnson

Boris bike strike: RMT union announces 48-hour walk out

Contractor Serco described the move as "wholly unnecessary"

Disruption at Oxford Circus Tube as plaster falls from ceiling

Services at one of London's busiest Tube stations were affected during the morning rush-hour after plaster fell from a ceiling.

Tube station cleaners stage strike

Workers who clean London Underground stations are striking over the new year in a dispute over pay.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow

Pre-Christmas rail strikes called off but Boxing Day Tube strike will go ahead

Pre-Christmas strikes that threatened to cause chaos for hundreds of thousands of rail passengers have been called off.

Relief for train passengers as Scotrail and CrossCountry Christmas strikes called off

Planned strikes by workers at two train operators, which would have caused travel chaos in the run up to Christmas, have been called off.

Planned rail strikes to cause Christmas holiday headaches

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers face delays and cancellations over Christmas because of a series of strikes.

Rail cleaners to strike at Christmas over pay

Underground cleaners are to stage a strike over Christmas in a long-running row over pay.

RMT mark 25th anniversary of Kings Cross fire by demanding the scrapping proposed staffing cuts

Transport trade unionists marking the 25th anniversary of a devastating Tube station fire today demanded the scrapping of proposed staffing cuts.

London Underground workers to be balloted for industrial action

London Underground workers are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over training.

Union demands Tube management probe after week of chaos on London Underground

A leading rail union today called for an inquiry into the running of London Underground after claiming that spending cuts over recent years led to this week's chaos on the Tube.

Heathrow Express workers to strike

Workers on the Heathrow Express are to stage a fresh wave of strikes in a continuing dispute over disciplinary action against two rail workers.

Cable theft and a broken down train cause rush hour commuter chaos

London's rush hour commuters were subjected to major disruption today after thieves stole more than 100 metres of cable from a line of Hertfordshire.

8 per cent pay deal ends Eurostar strike

A dispute involving workers who clean Eurostar trains ended today when their union announced a pay deal which will see staff earning a minimum rate of £8 an hour by the autumn.

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