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Industrial action involving two unions is threatened in the coming weeks

Tube strike series 'seriously damaging'

The Government tonight warned that a series of planned strikes by thousands of London Underground workers in a row over jobs would be "seriously damaging" as passengers were braced for travel chaos in the coming months.

Tories in secret talks with unions as threat of autumn strikes looms

Cameron to welcome TUC chief to No 10, while ministers try to heal rifts of Thatcher era

RMT votes for Tube strike

The threat of Tube travel chaos rose today after members of the RMT transport union voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a row over jobs and safety.

DLR strikes called off

A series of planned strikes by workers on London's Docklands Light Railway were called off today after a new offer was made in a bid to resolve a pay row.

Call to overhaul 'bewildering' rail ticket machines

Rail firms were urged today to overhaul ticket machines after a new study found passengers were paying more than they should to travel because of the "bewildering jargon" they faced.

Tube workers set for strike ballot

Thousands of London Underground workers will start voting tomorrow on whether to go on strike in a row over jobs.

Strike dates set in Docklands railway dispute

Members of the RMT union are to hold three 24-hour strikes on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London, it was announced today.

Tube strike suspended after new offer

A 48-hour strike that would have affected Underground services later this week has been suspended following a new offer to the union involved - the RMT, it was announced tonight.

Unions fear 'war' with government over strikes

The Government was today accused of "declaring war" on trade unions amid rumours that ministers were considering tightening up laws on strike ballots.

Union leader warns over train fare rise

A transport union leader today promised to "stop the Government in their tracks" if train fares rose and rail investment was cut.

Robert Chesshyre: Too old to work but too young to retire – a 21st-century dilemma

After disparities in wealth and health, the most obvious problem that faces Iain Duncan Smith is: where is the work to be found that we are all going to do?

Still no disruption from Tube strike, says TfL

London Underground insisted there was no disruption to Tube services again today despite a strike by maintenance workers which union leaders said had caused problems.

High Court refuses injunction to halt Tube strike in London

London commuters heading home late last night faced major disruption after the High Court refused to grant an injunction to stop a 48-hour strike by Tube maintenance workers.

Tube strike on after court refuses injunction

A 48-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers will go ahead tonight after the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the stoppage.

Tube strike to be challenged in court

A last-minute legal challenge is to be made to halt a planned 48-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers, it was revealed tonight.

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