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RMT members vote for action on Stagecoach Buses
BUS UNION RMT today announced that members in three more Stagecoach areas have voted by around nine to one for action as part of a national campaign to secure professional pay rates for professional staff, joining RMT members in Mansfield...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stagecoach, Buses, South West, Derbyshire, Pay Justice
RMT to hold demonstration in Southampton
BUS UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration over the victimisation of Southampton bus branch secretary Declan Clune who has been dismissed for reporting concerns to Network Rail around a bridge being struck by vehicles. The protest will take place...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Bluestar Buses, Declan Clune, Southampton, Buses, Bus Driver
RMT calls for robust enforcement of COVID rules on buses
The union is also contacting its parliamentary group about contract buses having different loading levels to service buses - surely science determines what’s safe rather than whether it’s a contract bus (like many school buses) or a service bus. Concerns are...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, British Transport Police, BTP, Association of Chief Police Officers, Face Masks, Masks, Bus, Buses
RMT pledges all-out fight to protect pensions at TfL
London's main transport union‎ RMT pledges all-out fight to protect jobs, pensions and working conditions as Government line up savage cuts in TFL funding deal as details emerge this morning. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is appalling that the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground
RMT on reports tonight that Government are threatening a total takeover of TFL
"The speculation that the Government are threatening to take direct control of TFL sounds like more bullying by this administration designed to impose their will on Londoners and ride roughshod over local democracy. "While we await official confirmation on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground,
Bus union RMT exposes on-going Covid-19 protection scandal
After making strenuous representation to First South West Buses to fit suitable Perspex screens to their fleet of buses in order to provide a physical barrier between the driver and their passengers. The company’s first action was simply to ignore...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, bus, first south west buses
RMT responds to Government on Bus funding
Government cash for bus industry must lead to safety and service protections for bus workers and passengers say RMT Responding to the Government’s announcement of financial support for the bus industry RMT said the aid must be linked to a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, buses, bus funding,
RMT endorses TUC Bus report
Bus union RMT has endorsed a report published today by the TUC which exposes the fact that funding for local bus services has been cut by over half in some English regions since 2010. RMT says that the report will provide...
Region: National
Tagged with: buses, funding, tuc,
Industrial action on Bluestar Buses suspended
This is because an improved pay offer has been made, therefore the union is suspending the upcoming industrial action so that the affected members can be canvassed for their opinion on whether to accept it or not. The National Executive...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: bluestar buses, go south buses, industrial action
RMT announces seven days of action on Bluestar Buses
Having considered the matter and noting members’ rejection of the revised pay offer the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call further industrial action short of a strike. Therefore, members are instructed not to work any overtime over...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: bluestar buses, go south buses, industrial action
RMT 24-Hour Strike on Bluestar Buses Goes Ahead Tomorrow
As a result of Bluestar’s failure to make a decent pay offer RMT members will take action for 24 hours tomorrow - Tuesday 18th June. RMT is making it clear that the company should be putting more effort into resolving the dispute...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bluestar Buses, Strike
MPs back RMT demands to cut dangerously long bus hours
Last year the union surveyed RMT bus worker members to ask about their experiences of working in the industry, as part of our response to the Transport Committee inquiry into 'The Health of the Bus Market'. Hundreds of our members...
Region: National
Tagged with: Buses, long hours
RMT announces 24-hour strike action on Bluestar Buses
BUS UNION RMT today announced a 24-Hour strike on Bluestar Buses (also known as Go South Buses) in Eastleigh, Totton and Poole, after drivers, cleaners and ticket office staff voted with an overwhelming 87%  in favour of taking action over...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: bluestar buses, go south buses, strike, pay
Buses must be taken into public ownership
The entire bus network must be taken into public ownership, transport union RMT has said in response to the Transport Select Committees report highlighting the continuing decline in the bus industry. In a survey of RMT bus members 85% believed that...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
RMT warns that privatised buses are failing the nation
Bus union RMT warned that the privatised bus system was still failing Britain’s communities as figures from the latest bus Passenger Survey and the Department for Transport highlighted the problems of Britain’s costly buses. Figures from the survey published today...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, dft, department for transport, passenger survey, buses
Bus companies earn billions amid savage route cuts
New research by the Labour Party has also revealed how bus fares are set to rise while private companies are making record profits. RMT general secretary Mick Cash backed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comments that private bus companies were running...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport commissioner, labour party, buses
Bus companies putting profit before services
Bus companies are prioritising making bigger profits over providing decent services a new survey provided to MPs has found. The details of the survey contained in RMT evidence published by the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee Inquiry into the bus industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
RMT on new report today exposing crisis in Britain's bus ser
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said; "A toxic combination of fare increases, service cuts and privatisation has decimated Britain's bus network, condemning tens of thousands to lives of isolation and ‎transport poverty. "Entire communities have been cut adrift as‎ lifeline...
Region: National
Tagged with: Buses, Campaign for Better Transport
RMT warns of growing epidemic of transport poverty
Bus union RMT warned today of a growing epidemic of transport poverty as new research released today by the Campaign for Better Transport reveals that funding for supported buses has almost halved in the past eight years. The research shows...
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, buses, bus service, public transport
RMT confirms strike action on Stagecoach South West Buses
BUS WORKERS UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Stagecoach South West buses will be mounting a major programme of strike action in a fight for pay and workplace justice. RMT’s executive has taken the decision to call on all...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, strike action, buses, exeter, torquay, barnstaple
RMT confirms strike vote across Stagecoach South West buses
Bus union RMT confirmed today that hundreds of drivers and other staff will be balloted for strike action over the victimisation and sacking of a branch official. Over 400 staff will take part in the ballot with the majority based in...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach, stagecoach south west buses