rail

1922: The Hong Kong strike

The history of a huge general strike in Hong Kong which won many concessions, including a 20% pay hike.

1894: The Pullman railway strike

Howard Zinn on the history of the militant struggle of workers at the Pullman railway car company in Chicago against wage cuts and sackings.

The great railroad strike, 1877 - Howard Zinn

Sketch of the Chicago Battle of the Viaduct during the Great Railroad Strike.

Howard Zinn's short history of the biggest industrial dispute in American history by that time, shutting down half the country's rail network.

Rail workers wildcat in Cork

Cork wildcat

Maintenance staff at Kent Station in Cork have been on strike since mid-day Tuesday.

900 strike at South West Trains

900 workers at South West Trains walk out in a row over management scabbing.

Safety on the railways?

Health and safety campaigners have welcomed the jailing of a rail boss, found guilty of killing four maintenance workers who died when a runaway wagon ploughed into them. Mark Connell, 44, had deliberately dismantled the brakes on two of his wagons in order to save money.

Canada: Transport janitors threaten wildcat strike

Staff on Toronto public transport could take the action in response to cuts in day jobs which workers say is a cost-cutting move which will harm safety. The proposed cuts follow one janitor saving a 4-year-old child who had been abducted.

Rail workers may strike across the UK

Rail workers across the entire national network are preparing to strike over increases to employee pension contributions.

NYC transit union fined and leader jailed

The New York trade union whose workers brought the city's public transport system to a halt last December has been fined $2.5m by the State Supreme Court for the illegal strike.

12 April: Unis split over strikes as CPE replacement passes through lower house

A quick round-up of news from Wednesday 12 April, including toll-free trains, sorting office blockade and the future of the university occupations.