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National Transport Workers' Union calls on public to help when trains break down  The Straits Times

The union said that Singapore should "build a community of commuter volunteers - who can be trained as first responders to assist our front-line workers during ...


UPS, flight dispatchers reach impasse, union says  Louisville Business First

Unionized aircraft dispatchers say they've reached an impasse in negotiations with United Parcel *Service* Inc. The two sides have been engaged in federally ...


ITF and WMU Release Automation 2040 Report  The Maritime Executive

Every year 62.7 trillion ton-miles of cargo are transported around the world, and looking to the fut...


Alternative L-Train Fix to Mean Work for TWU  The Chief-Leader

The alternative rehabilitation plan for the L train being championed by Governor Cuomo, which would not require the 15-month shutdown originally planned, will ...


City to teach de-escalation tactics to Muni drivers to reduce violent attacks  San Francisco Examiner

Muni operators have been spat on, pummeled, and in one harrowing tale told to the San Francisco Examiner, even stalked along a bus route by a man threateni.


British Worker's Union Official Predicts 'Awful Backlash' if Brexit Deal Fails  Sputnik International

With parliament set to vote on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union on Tuesday, things could get worse quickly for the country if the deal ...


Union's NSW head under fire over 38 per cent pay rise  The Australian

The head of the Transport Workers Union in NSW faces internal protests over audited accounts that show he received a 38 per cent pay rise over two years, ...


Union Hopes New LTA Chief Will Look Into Claims  Fiji Sun Online

The Transport Workers Union has welcomed the appointment of the new Land Transport Authority chief executive officer, Samuel Simpson. Mr Simpson had ...


Unions protest at South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs  The Boston Globe

Dozens of Amtrak employees and their supporters rallied in front of South Station Monday morning to protest changes to the rail company's dining *service*, and ...


Brick approves union contract as councilman calls for investigation  Asbury Park Press

Councilman Jim Fozman is urging his fellow council members to investigate allegations of abuse, which are in part connected to an employment contract.


Losers in TWU Local 100 Election Claim Cheating, Vote-Suppression  The Chief-Leader

Representatives from the two losing slates in the Transport Workers Union Local 100 election are alleging that President Tony Utano's victory in early December ...


Elections: Ajimobi threatens to ban transport unions linked to violence  Pulse Nigeria

Ajimobi gave the warning on Tuesday in Ibadan during the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial rally held in Egbeda Local Government Area of the ...


Southwest Beats Union in Fight Over Nonmember Cleaners (1)  Bloomberg Law

Southwest Airlines Co. won its appeal arguing an arbitrator exceeded his authority when he ruled against it in a union grievance.


Free public transport: Trade union claims public transport system currently has too many shortcomings  RTL Today

The National Federation of Railroad Workers, Transport Workers, Civil Servants and Employees (FNCTTFEL), commonly referred to as the Landesverband has ...


Lebanese Transport Workers on Strike for Thursday  Prensa Latina

Beirut, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Union trades and workers leagues of the national Lebanese terrestrial transport announced Tuesday they will go on strike ...


KSRTC unions put off stir  The Hindu

The indefinite strike called by the four unions, including those affiliated to the CITU and the INTUC, of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) ...


7 Ways to Fix the M.T.A. (Which Needs a $60 Billion Overhaul)  The New York Times

A new report found the M.T.A. will need a staggering amount of money to fix the system, and it urged the approval of congestion pricing to fund it.


Redstar Transport goes into liquidation, threatening 400 jobs and possibly stranding Christmas mail  ABC News

Hundreds of workers are facing redundancy this Christmas after national freight company Redstar Transport went out of business and into liquidation.


Union Slams MTA For Using Some Robots for Track Inspections  NY1

The MTA plans to reduce manual inspections from twice weekly to once a week, and increase the deployment of special "Track Geometry Cars."


Erdogan's War on Workers  The Nation.

Turkey's crackdown on dissent extends to the country's fractured labor movement.


Redstar Transport's 400 workers to receive entitlements during liquidation, PwC says  ABC News

Millions of dollars owed to hundreds of truck drivers across the country following Redstar's sudden closure will be covered by a worker protection scheme, ...


Platforms warned over threatening gig workers fronting Victorian probe  iTnews

The head of the Victorian government's probe into state's gig economy has warned online platforms they must not obstruct or threaten workers who want to make ...


Welcome, Saurav and Joe!  Labor Notes

Labor Notes is thrilled to welcome two new staffers, Saurav Sarkar and Joe DeManuelle-Hall, who started in our New York office in December. Saurav Sarkar ...


Workers Win: BEST Union General Secretary Shashank Rao ends strike  Mumbai Live

The Brihamumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Workers Union General Secretary Shashank Rao on Wednesday afternoon ended the nine-day long ...


India General Strike 2019 - The Bullet  Socialist Project

On the 8-9th of January, 150 million workers went on strike in India. The strike was organized by ten different trade unions, covering transport, banks, financial ...


MC Oluomo discharged from Lagos hospital, travels abroad  Legit.ng

A chieftain of National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, has been discharged from a Lagos hospital, where he was ...


2-day transport strike from today: Bus, auto, taxis may stay off roads  Livemint

Operators of Mumbai's BEST buses, Bangalore's BMTC and KSRTC buses have threatened to join the nationwide protest against 'anti-worker' government ...


'How pathetic': Paul Keating slams PC, Clive Palmer for 'dudding' workers  The Australian Financial Review

Paul Keating, the former Labor prime minister, has lashed political enemies and the independent Productivity Commission for moving to stall a scheduled ...


2019: Ajimobi threatens to ban transport unions linked to violence  The Nation Newspaper

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has warned members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport.


Auto drivers, cabbies to join Jan 8/9 transport strike  BusinessLine

In a move that could hit commuters, autorickshaw and cab drivers have come out in support of a strike call given by commercial road transport workers on ...


Cuomo at the commands: Give the governor, whoever he or she is, ultimate authority over the MTA - NY Daily New  New York Daily News

The L-train shutdown that wasn't, with the MTA nearly sleepwalking its way into stranding a quarter-million riders for more than a year, should trigger an ...


A man with a gun in his carry-on was able to board a flight from Atlanta to Tokyo  VICE

A man flying out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with a gun in his carry-on passed through a Transport Security Administration screening ...


Court Denies AMR Union's Rejection Damages Claims After Abrogation of Collective Bargaining Agreements  Lexology

In November 2011, AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines, filed chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District…


TWU is fighting for rights of Redstar Transport workers  Big Rigs

FOLLOWING the collapse of Redstar Transport which has left hundreds of workers without a job just days before Christmas, the Transport Workers' Union is ...


MTA Bus Driver Beaten After Refusing Man's Demand For Free Ride  Gothamist

Police are searching for a man who repeatedly punched an MTA bus driver after he refused to let him ride for free. The assault happened around 11 p.m. on ...


Millions of Indian workers hold two-day general strike against Modi government  World Socialist Web Site

Over 180 million workers began a two-day general strike across India yesterday in protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's big business assault on the ...


Zimbabwe crackdown intensifies  HeraldLIVE

Most shops remained closed, and minibus taxis that usually transport workers from the suburbs to the city centre were not running.


RMT union cancels three strikes on London Underground  World Socialist Web Site

Underground rail workers have been involved in a series of disputes and strikes over worsening working conditions, staff shortages and victimisations.


Uddhav stopped CM from talking to unions: Rao  The Asian Age

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Workers' Union's general secretary, Shashank Rao, has lashed out Shiv Sena chief Uddhav ...


Zimbabwe's economic activity grinds to a halt as unions protest  IOL

Protesters shut down economic activity in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday as workers' unions demonstrated against a hike in fuel prices.


Bharat bandh: Transport workers join trade union strike demanding minimum wage; schools shut in...  Firstpost

Scores of transport workers, demanding social security and a monthly salary of Rs 24000, are observing a two-day nationwide strike starting from Tuesday.


NURTW suspends Kunle Poly for allegedly disrupting APC rally in Lagos  TVC News

The national leadership of Road Transport Workers Union has suspended one of the union's factional leaders in Lagos, Azeez Lawal, popularly called Kunle ...


Brexit freight ferry firm appears all geared up – to deliver pizzas  The Guardian

Terms and conditions on Seaborne website seem to be intended for food company.


BEST Employees' Strike LIVE Updates: 25 Lakh Commuters May Be Affected In Mumbai  NDTV News

Employees of Mumbai's civic transport operator BEST started an indefinite strike in the country's financial and entertainment hub today. At least 25 lakh ...


Your morning Briefing: Ports, mines targeted in CFMEU hit  The Australian

Good morning readers. Well-paid wharfies are set to strike, and Tomic lashes Lleyton after crashing out of the Australian Open.


PDP loses over 1000 members to APC in Tambuwal  Daily Trust

Over 1000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tambuwal local government area of Sokoto ...


Canberra light rail workers on shift in near-40 degree heat  The Sydney Morning Herald

Construction workers building Canberra's light rail network have been forced to work in near-40 degree heat this week.


BEST bus strike to continue in Mumbai for the fourth day today  Livemint

The officials have refused to relent on our demands to merge the budget of BEST with that of the BMC,” BEST Workers Union president Shashank Rao told.


Union sues American Airlines over drug tests  Dallas Business Journal

A union that represents American Airlines fleet *service* employees is suing the Fort Worth-based carrier because of what it deems are unnecessary drug tests.


Lagos APC Violence: MC Oluomo recuperating under police protection  Premium Times

A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, who was stabbed in the neck last ...


BEST bus strike enters 8th day, HC may step in on Tuesday  Hindustan Times

The strike of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) staff will continue into its eighth day on Tuesday as no solution could be worked out on ...


Transport Workers Union of America threaten to strike before allowing automated buses in Columbus  WTRF

The International President of the Transportation Workers Union of America threatened a strike if Ohio state leaders try to force automated driver-less buses onto ...


JetBlue "Disappointed" As 66% Of Flight Attendants Vote To Join Transport Workers Union  Forbes Now

JetBlue flight attendants voted to join the Transport Workers Union.


Donald Trump and shutdown day 26: American nightmare  NEWS.com.au

While US President Donald Trump cheerfully served up burgers at the White House, federal employees who earn as little as $A50,000 a year were visiting food ...


Zim's tax collector, bankers down tools as living costs skyrocket  Fin24

Workers across Zimbabwe have downed tools, saying they are incapacitated by skyrocketing costs following a 150% fuel price hike.


MC Oluomo: Taskforce issues fresh warning to Lagos residents  Daily Post Nigeria

Lagosians have again been warned to stop spreading fake death news of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Treasurer, ...


Transport Workers Union, Highly Visible In New York, Looks To Organize More JetBlue Workers  Forbes Now

After winning a union election for JetBlue's 5000 flight attendants, the Transport Workers Union wants to organize the carrier's mechanics and passenger *service* ...


Drama as Lagos CP fails to hand over to new man  TheCable

Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, says there would be no change of guard at the state command for now. He said this at the command ...


BEST strike to continue  The Hindu

Rao made the announcement to continue the strike in front of hundreds of workers at the staff quarters in Wadala.


Toll has 'a way to go' to deliver sustainable profits as turnaround continues  The Australian Financial Review

Australia's biggest trucking group, Toll Holdings, faces a challenging year as it tries to match or exceed 2018's profits, which were boosted by property and ...


No longer BEST: Bad management and truant staff crippled Mumbai’s once-efficient bus service system  Scroll.in

But two details in the municipal corporation's proposal to privatise bus services in the city could lead to chaos on the roads.


APC rally: NURTW president reacts to stabbing of MC Oluomo, reveals union's plan  Daily Post Nigeria

President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, Alhaji Najeem Yasin, has summoned members of the State Administrative Council (SAC) to ...


Anxiety Over 2019 Polls As NLC Begins Strike Tomorrow  Leadership Newspaper

Fears have gripped political parties, civil society organisations and other stakeholders in the electoral process over the threat of the Nigeria Labour Congress ...


Zimbabweans start to protest despite finance minister's tax relief offer  IOL

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has also called for strike action due to the “provocative increase” of fuel prices by the government.


Work relations in focus at ALP conference  Blue Mountains Gazette

Labor is set to thrash out its roots when it decides on changes to industrial relations policy during the final day of the party's national conference. Indust...


Workforce year-ender: the big issues 2018, and what lies ahead  Workplace Relations: Fair Work Australia

Workforce surveyed key IR figures on what they saw as the big issues in 2018, and what they expected to be the major talking points for 2019. Here's what they ...


Transport Workers Union tries to enforce $67G settlement in sexual harassment suit - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The Transport Workers Union is trying to enforce a handwritten settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit from a labor official.


Union Leader Takes On Trump, Supreme Court, Airlines, Subway, de Blasio -- Anyone Else Out There?  Forbes Now

The president of the Transport Workers Union, 15 months into the job, is batting Trump, the Supreme Court, airlines, and the New York subway system and is ...


COTA & TWU Local 208 Sign Labor Agreement COTA Well-Positioned to Serve the Region  MassTransitMag.com

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Trustees approved a collective bargaining agreement between Transport Workers Union Local 208 and COTA at a ...


BRIEF-JetBlue Issues Statement Responding To Crewmembers Electing Transport Workers Union To Represent Them  Reuters

April 17 (Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp: * JETBLUE - ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONE TO UNIONIZATION VOTE AMONG CO'S 5,000 INFLIGHT ...


Thousands of JetBlue flight attendants to vote on joining Transport Workers Union - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Nearly 5000 JetBlue flight attendants will start voting Monday in an effort to join the Transport Workers Union.


Unions make new connections with Lee County public-sector workers  The News-Press

In Florida, union membership stood at an estimated 418000 in 2017, and has not fluctuated significantly over the past 10 years.


Transport Workers' Union steps up protest against so-called lay-off law  Helsinki Times

The Transport Workers' Union (AKT) will launch a 20-day overtime and shift-trading ban at midnight on Monday, 8 October.


Zim shuts down internet, social media as fuel protests continue  News24

Things are seemingly calm and less chaotic than yesterday, but Zimbabwean protesters are now facing an internet shutdown following violent clashes with the ...


Italians face disruption as transport workers go on strike  Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Travelers and commuters in Italy faced delays on Friday as several national trade unions staged a 24-hour strike, disrupting transport services ...


Next stop Uber: Transport Workers Union - Finance - Strategy  iTnews

The powerful Transport Worker's Union has vowed to double down on a crucial win in the industrial courts last Friday to draw a line under abuses in the gig ...


Transport Workers Union reject ‘false’ membership figures  The Advertiser

THE Transport Workers Union has rejected “false” membership figures being used by a rival candidate in its current elections. Challenger for the position of ...


American Airlines Encounters Labor Slowdowns Due To Slow Pace Of Contract Talks  Forbes Now

American Airlines has encountered slowdowns by workers angered by the slow pace of contract talks for mechanics and fleet *service* workers.


International Federation Condemns Death Penalty Threat Against Iran Truckers  RadioFarda

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has condemned a reported call by the Islamic Rebulic's judiciary, including the head of Qazvin Judicial ...


Airport Workers' Union Vote Tossed by Board Over Jurisdiction  Bloomberg BNA

The National Labor Relations Board wiped out a unionization vote by baggage handlers at Portland International Airport that it had approved during the Obama ...


MC Oluomo ‘Stabbed’, Journalists Shot In Lagos APC Rally (Video)  Naija News

A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mc Oluomo, was on Tuesday stabbed in the neck at the All Progressives Congress (APC) ...


NTUC to partner International Transport Workers' Federation to prepare workers for disruption  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A new agreement to be signed here this week aims to better prepare workers in the transport industry for the impact of digital disruption.. Read ...


Transport Workers Union SA branch secretary Ian Smith and assistant secretary Edward Lawrie vie for leadership position  The Advertiser

These are testing times for the union movement and its declining membership base, which in part explains why the second major SA labour organisation this ...


American Lags The Airline Industry In Outsourced Work: It Seeks More In Contract Talks  Forbes Now

American Airlines lags the airline industry in outsourced jobs: In contract talks covering 31000 maintenance and fleet *service* workers, it wants to boost the ...


New labor contract allows COTA to 'compete with Uber and Lyft,' union chief says  Columbus Business First

COTA's new labor contract with its drivers and mechanics clears the path for launching micro-transit and similar services beyond fixed bus routes.


TWU Sues Over Delay In Establishing List Of Station-Agent Eligibles  The Chief-Leader

Transport Workers Union Local 100 has sued New York City Transit and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for their alleged “arbitrary and ...


TWU's Utano Facing 2 Challengers, With Ballots Due Dec. 5  The Chief-Leader

The animated campaign over who will run Transport Workers Union Local 100 is in full swing, offering the 40000 members starkly contrasting platforms and ...


LAX Workers to Protest While Demanding Better Wages  NBC Southern California

Some workers at Los Angeles International Airport are planing to protest Tuesday as part of demonstrations at 40 airports in 13 countries seeking better wages, ...


TWU moves against critical Qantas rep  The Australian

A Qantas employee widely recognised for helping other airline staff over many years has been threatened with expulsion from the Transport Workers Union for ...


Seeking New Direction After a Life in Transit  The Chief-Leader

Just as his career as one of the founding members of the New Directions slate of Transport Workers Union Local 100 unfolded gradually, with a 16-year ...


Union Calls For Police Presence On MTA Bus Route After Latest In String Of Aerosol Can Assaults On Drivers  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver was rushed to the hospital after his window was smashed in what authorities ...


Transport Workers Union demands answers in wake of truck fatality  Brisbane Times

A call for answers has been prompted by the Transport Workers Union after a Lindsay truck driver died on the Logan Motorway at Tanah Merah.


Trouble in the Skies Over Europe  The Atlantic

A major work stoppage by Ryanair employees symbolizes the frustrations felt by the continent's working class for the bureaucrats in Brussels.


Rise in Assaults on Train Personnel Has TWU, MTA Pushing for Action (Free Article)  The Chief-Leader

A rise in assaults of transit workers has prompted the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transport Workers Union Local 100 to dramatize efforts to catch ...


Transit union activist compares pro-Cuomo MTA workers to 'slaves'  New York Post

A black train conductor who is running for the head of the city's transit union called some of his co-workers “slaves” on a public forum for campaigning...


TWU's “crappy boxed lunch,” a PTC paper tiger—and silence  RailwayAge Magazine

I don't need to write much about how the Transport Worker's Union looks upon Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson's purported quest to eliminate ...


Layoffs would 'ruin' Amtrak service, protesters say  amNewYork

Labor organizations say Amtrak is planning to cut about 1700 employees and end hot and *fresh* meals.


Utano Handily Retains Local 100 Presidency | News of the Week  The Chief-Leader

Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano Dec. 6 easily won a full term with 64 percent of the vote against two opponents.


Unions to step up efforts at Amazon Australia after worker sacked  The Guardian

Forklift driver employed through labour hire company Adecco says he was dismissed from his job at Amazon due to union activity.


Airport Workers Unite to Announce Worldwide Demonstrations at 40 Airports in 13 Countries for Fair Wages, Union Rights  GlobeNewswire

Workers to protest at airports that control nearly 36% of world air travel and serve nearly 4 million passengers daily.


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