Neurodiversity in Rail conference 2024

Neurodiversity in Rail conference 2024

Janine will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Neurodiversity in Rail conference. Here is some information from the organisers of the Neurodiversity in Rail conference, the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Excellence … About the Neurodiversity in Rail … Read more

Hush on the Bus


You can’t say that on the 333 Believe you me The inspector will check and kick you off the upper deck I heard some dude once said it and he had his card well marked for all to see He … Read more

Please, No!


There was I, a few minutes ago, minding my own business, awaiting the announcement of my platform at King’s Cross, when over the PA came the voice of Michael Portillo wishing the station a happy birthday. So, might I just … Read more

Clerihew: Andrew Haines


Andrew Haines carefully explains That his £593,000 pay is not a perk – He really is worth twenty of the people who do the actual work — *Chief Executive Officer of Network Rail

Clerihew: Jeremy Westlake


Jeremy Westlake has the second best take He’s in charge of the cash and makes sure he gets a big stash

Poetry & Opposition

RMT - Save PnO Jobs

Pompous & Opulent Prosperous & Ostentatious Profiteering & On-the-take Parsimonious & Obstinate Penny-pinching & ‘Orrible Private & Obscene Perfidious & Odious Poisonous & Objectionable Punishing & Oppressive Petition & Organise Protest & Outrage Picket & Occupy Public & Ownership.

TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

RMT - Save PnO Jobs

The TUC’s Disabled Members’ Committee has made this statement: Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with … Read more

Women Working Shifts

womens health and safety

At this year’s TUC Women’s Conference, one of the motions we debated was about working shifts, particularly women’s safety on late shifts. This was my contribution to the debate. You can watch the video of this speech here. I’m Janine … Read more

Night Tube Needs Better Staffing


Published in Solidarity 610, 20 October 2021.     The Night Tube in London will resume on two lines from 27 November, in a move promoted as ensuring safety for women. However, the reality is more complex, and women’s safety … Read more