On 20 May 2014, I spoke at a meeting entitled 'Is It Time To Re-Nationalise UK PLC?' organised by Sussex Labour Representation Committee for the Brighton Fringe / PCS conference. The other speakers werre John McDonnell MP, Maria Exall and Andrew Fisher.
Public transport - publicly-owned and -accountable, democratically run by workers and passengers, affordable, accessible, safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly ... cor, that'd be good, wouldn't it?!
Don't give up your seat
For someone who needs it more
Pretend you're asleep
Yelling at Tube staff
Because your train is delayed
Is really not cool
Has bang on five syllables
Deserves a haiku
Meeting in Brussels, the European Transport Workers' Federation Women's Committee will share information and reports from women trade unionists across Europe's countries and transport sectors, and agree on a publicity campaign to tackle violence against women transport workers - it's not part of the job!
Check back after the event for Janine's report.
Press release from Hackney Trade Union Council, 6 January 2004
London Underground has revealed that when the East London Line is extended into Hackney, it will not be a Tube line, but a privatised, mainline service.
CorporateWatch has an article, Transport for London seeks new powers with developers, reporting that "Transport for London (TfL) is currently seeking to team up with private sector partners to give it new powers, especially regarding land development, putting public land and affordable housing at risk, as well as creating more financial ri