Train staff were “standing rock solid” in support of strike action which has shut down the Tyne and Metro rail system, their union said.
A new law is planned to reduce disruption to passengers caused by rail strikes, with the threat of injunctions against unions.
Strikes by workers on South Western Railway throughout December will go ahead after talks over the guards on trains dispute collapsed.
Rail workers are to stage a series of 24-hour strikes on Saturdays in the coming weeks in a dispute over the role of guards on trains.
An offshore union has called for a “robust inspection regime” to be imposed after more than 100 workers were evacuated from a North Sea platform over structural concerns.
Rail services linking Aberdeen to London were expected to be distrupted again today as industrial action continued for a second day.
The service runs an Aberdeen to London route.
Rail bosses have said they are “deeply disappointed” after staff on the Caledonian Sleeper service announced they would take strike action.
Many offshore workers have “lost faith” in employers’ commitment to safety standards, a union boss said.
Offshore union RMT today repeated its call for a full public inquiry into the tragedy.
The Scottish Government is being pushed for answers on whether it will back a public inquiry into helicopter safety offshore.
Crunch talks between North Sea trade unions and the Offshore Contractors’ Association (OCA) scheduled to take place today have been cancelled.
Crunch talks between the Offshore Contractors’ Association (OCA) and North Sea trade unions will continue later this month after yesterday’s meeting brought no resolution.
Trade unions yesterday condemned North Sea workforce conditions claiming signs of the failings that led to Piper Alpha are “coming to the surface again”.
The biggest rail workers’ union has set a deadline for agreeing a deal to end one of the long running disputes over the role of guards on trains.
Oil giant Total’s attempt to justify planned offshore rota changes was “arrogant, cynical and patronising”, a union boss has said.
The Offshore Contractor’s Association (OCA) has made a fresh pay offer to workers after an initial rejection earlier this year.
Members of the Unite and RMT unions have accepted a pay offer from the Caterers Offshore Trade Association (COTA).
Unite workers on the Mariner platform have overwhelmingly rejected a pay offer from Aker Solutions aimed at ending an ongoing dispute.
North Sea workers have rejected a pay offer from the Offshore Contractors’ Association (OCA).
The decision to send a group of oil workers ashore after they refused to get into lifeboats on a rig is “outrageous”, a union boss has said.
Eurostar rail workers from two unions are to take part in two periods of strike action this month in a dispute over their work-life balance.