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Industrial action involving two unions is threatened in the coming weeks

Rail signal staff to strike again

Rail signalling workers are to stage two fresh strikes in a row over career progression following the breakdown of talks, it was announced today.

Bob Crow, leader of the Rail Maritime and Transport union, which commissioned the study, said: 'This latest research shows that the failures of privatisation are costing the UK hundreds of billions of pounds in social value.'

Think-tank claims Britain's railways are 'worst in Europe league'

Britain's railways are at the bottom of the league for fares, efficiency and comfort compared with other European countries, according to a union-commissioned study today.

Rail signal staff plan more strikes

Railway signal workers in Scotland are to stage two further strikes in a dispute over career progression, union leaders announced today.

Sharp increase in income inequality

The pay gap between the highest and lowest earners in the UK has grown more quickly than in any other high-income country since 1975, a report said today.

Dave Prentis: Quietly awkward

Union barons are meant to be arrogant and politically motivated. But that's nothing like the man who will be leading next week's public sector strike

Age of the pain as commuters face 8 per cent rise in ticket prices

Rail passengers are set to see ticket-price rises of around 8 per cent after an increase in the amount operators can raise fares over the rate of inflation came into effect. The changes mean that a monthly season ticket between Oxford and London is likely to increase by £31.52 to £425.52 per month.

Riots act as wake-up call for London's torch-bearers

Our Olympics correspondent, Alan Hubbard, provides a personal perspective on capital's travails after witnessing unrest before the Games in Mexico City and Seoul

Capital concerns for High-speed rail

The Government was today urged to rethink its plans for a new £32 billion high-speed rail route to address a series of concerns about the impact on London.

Transport unions to discuss merger

Two of the country's biggest rail workers' unions, including one led by left-winger Bob Crow, have started talks aimed at a merger.

RMT union rejects new Tube pay offer

Union leaders representing thousands of London Underground workers have rejected an improved five-year pay offer, it was announced today.

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Talks planned over Tube strikes

Talks are set to be held today in a bid to avert a wave of strikes by London Underground workers next week which threaten travel chaos for passengers, including those travelling to the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Good service on all Tube lines after strike

London Underground said a good service was running on all Tube lines today despite an earlier strike in protest over the sacking of a driver.

Village People: How to buy off dissenters

"David Cameron does not realise what a powerful position he is in," said a headline in yesterday's Telegraph. One example the essay did not mention is that the Prime Minister, has not yet latched on to one of his most effective weapons for silencing potential malcontents on his backbenches – knighthoods.

Heathrow Express workers to strike

Workers on the express rail link between Heathrow Airport and central London are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay, it was announced today.

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