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Industrial action involving two unions is threatened in the coming weeks

Union calls for talks to avert tube strike

Union leaders today renewed their call for last-ditch talks in a bid to avert two 48-hour strikes by London Underground workers which threaten disruption from next week.

DLR workers to strike for three days

Commuters face an increased threat of travel chaos because of strikes by rail workers later this month, it was warned today.

Tube union calls for strike talks with Mayor

Union leaders called today for urgent talks with London's mayor to avert two 48-hour strikes by London Underground maintenance workers.

'Balls of fire' strike train as boulders cause derailment

Survivors of a train crash spoke yesterday of the terrifying moments when the passenger service smashed into boulders and burst into flames.

Tube maintenance staff vote for strike

London Underground maintenance workers have voted in favour of strike action in a long-running row over jobs, pay and conditions, it was announced today.

Rail bosses in new bid to end deadlock

Network Rail will make a fresh attempt to break a deadlocked dispute with its maintenance workers today.

Tube 'death trap' warning by unions

London Tube stations could be turned into "death traps" under proposed changes to train operations and staffing cuts, union leaders warned today.

AA staff to strike after talks with bosses break down

Union accused of 'jumping the gun' in ballot over planned pension changes

Michael Williams: So much pain in our love of the train

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Family hits out at delays to G20 death inquiry

Relatives of Ian Tomlinson demand justice one year after protest tragedy

Rail union faces legal battle over strike ballot

Leaders of the union behind next week's threatened rail strike will attend court to explain how signalmen purporting to work in a signal box that burnt to the ground a year ago were able to cast their votes in a strike ballot.

Editor-At-Large: Men showing off is bringing our country to a halt

Life is full of unexpected small pleasures. Last Friday, listeners to Radio Four's Today programme were granted a 24-carat nugget to treasure. Geoff Hoon – one of the most pompous prats I've encountered – squirmed, grovelled and, finally, apologised! It was a historic moment, one of those occasions when you couldn't wait to wallow all over again on the BBC i-player. Forget plant food, or whatever trendy legal high the kids are currently taking, this public humiliation was better than a class-A drug.

Andrew Grice: The ghosts of politics past that haunt Labour and Tory election campaigns

The Tories revel in a spring of discontent...but the number of strikes is tiny compared with the 70s

Tube union issues ultimatum in cuts row

Tube bosses have until 5pm today to withdraw plans to axe 800 jobs or face possible industrial action.

Union sets deadline over tube strike ballot

The threat of strikes on London Underground increased today as union leaders said they would ballot for action unless plans to axe 800 jobs are withdrawn.

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