May 24 2013 Transport union RMT warned today that thousands of staff working for the First Group face taking a financial hit totalling millions of pounds following the announcement this week that the company is in deep financial trouble, triggering a collapse in the share price.
May 23 2013 RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is preparing a ballot of a range of different grades from different locations across the East Midlands trains franchise for both strike action and action short of a strike over a failure to make adequate payments and arrangements to reflect the impact of an engineering blockade set to come into force in July.
May 22 2013 TUBE UNION RMT warned today London Assembly members risk unleashing the biggest wave of industrial action on London Underground in 30 years after City Hall politicians lined up this morning to attack basic tube workers’ rights including pensions and passes.
May 20 2013 RMT confirmed today that Northern Rail staff have voted for strike action in a bitter dispute over the casualisation of core rail work against the background of a campaign of lies and dirty tricks by company managers designed to interfere in the internal balloting process.
May 17 2013 RAIL UNION RMT today slammed the “unprecedented reward for failure” as National Express, the company that threw back the keys on the East Coast leaving a main rail artery in chaos, were granted a gold plated extension to their C2C franchise, the first of a series of win-win deals for rail companies set to be stitched up after the West Coast mainline fiasco.
May 17 2013 TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that driver members at a range of depots serving the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines will be taking industrial action in a dispute arising from the introduction of the new S Stock fleet.
May 16 2013 Rail union RMT said today that it is preparing to ballot for industrial action on Virgin Trains as staff continue to react with fury to plans to introduce skimpy, revealing and ill-fitting uniforms that union members have branded as degrading.
May 15 2013 Rail union RMT today accused the government of firing off a “barrage of lies” in a desperate attempt to justify the reprivatisation of the East Coast Mainline – a move which the union says will cost the British taxpayer hundreds of millions of pounds in lost revenue payments.