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Electricity price hike threatens rail freight
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a 200% increase from Network Rail on electricity charges to rail freight operators risks wrecking the industry while jacking up the use of diesel on both rail and road – making a nonsense of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Freight, Electricity Charges, Electricity Costs, Diesel,
48 hours left to halt Nottingham Linkbus cuts
BUS UNION RMT warned today that there are just 48 hours left to save crucial transport links from the axe as it responded to Nottingham City Council’s consultation over its plans to cut a number of vital Linkbus services. The union...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: Nottingham City Council, Linkbus, CT4N, Bus
RMT steps up Nottingham Linkbus campaign
BUS UNION RMT has launched a petition calling for a reversal of Nottingham City Council’s proposals to cut £700,000 from the annual funding for the City’s Linkbus Network, which is operated by the bus operator CT4N, and serves a number...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: Nottingham City Council, Linkbus, CT4N, Bus
RMT on Nottingham Linkbus funding proposals
BUS UNION RMT is today calling on Nottingham City Council to reverse its proposals to cut funding for Nottingham’s Linkbus Network, amid fears that the significant funding cut would lead to service cuts. The Council’s draft budget shows that it...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: Nottingham, Linkbus, Nottingham City Council, National Bus Strategy, Covid-19
RMT responds to new report on skills crisis facing the rail industry
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This report shows we are now seeing the consequences of a policy which in recent decades has seen railway engineering such as track and signal construction and train building and train maintenance being fragmented...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Industry, City & Guilds, National Skills Academy for Rail, Train Building, Maintenance, Engineering, Track, Signals, S&T
Joint Press Release from RMT, Merseyrail & Liverpool City
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Merseyrail and RMT have reached agreement on the release of back-dated pay awards to guards, withheld since the dispute over their roles on the city region’s new trains commenced in April 2017. The agreement was reached...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, Liverpool city region combined authority, Steve Rotheram, Covid-19
RMT taxi driver protests to continue in Birmingham
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting again in Birmingham today and for the foreseeable future after the Council scrapped planned talks aimed at reaching a solution to the long going row over the bulldozing through of policies that would decimate...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT taxi drivers to protest in Birmingham tomorrow
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting tomorrow outside the Birmingham Council House, Waterloo St, Birmingham B1 1BB, 9.15 - 10am on Wednesday 10th April 2010 Last month Birmingham City Council Licensing bosses withdrew a report to the council’s licensing committee on the clean...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
Taxi union RMT postpones Birmingham protests tomorrow
Taxi union RMT said today that it welcomes the decision by Birmingham City Council to withdraw their emissions policy proposals impacting on the taxi trade to allow for further consideration and detailed negotiations around the RMT position. As a result...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT seeks urgent meeting with Liverpool leaders
AN URGENT meeting with Liverpool City Region leaders is being sought today by rail union RMT following revelation of “a shocking litany of misinformation, distortion and blatant lie” in a Merseytravel report on the Merseyrail guards dispute.   A five-page...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, liverpool city region, raib, rail accident investigation branch, steve rotheram, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors, james street
RMT hits back at London City Hall Tories
Tube union RMT responds to attacks on transport workers pay and conditions by London City Hall Tories this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Unlike the London City Hall Tories, London's transport workers are in the front line ‎when...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city hall, tories, tory party, pay and conditions, lul, london underground, tube, tfl, dlr
Tube drivers action on Central, Waterloo and City solid
 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Pickets are out in force this morning, picket lines are being respected and the support for the action is absolutely solid in all depots. This action has been provoked by a pointless and aggressive...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, drivers, strike, central line, waterloo and city line
DELIVERY PLAN – INTERCITY EAST COAST
Our Ref: 5th July 2016 Dear Colleague, DELIVERY PLAN – INTERCITY EAST COAST Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, members will be aware that various meetings have taken place with the Company at which the Union sought guarantees on a...
Region: National
Tagged with: intercity east coast, vtec
City Link chiefs took £350,000 in fees prior to collapse
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It's has emerged this morning from accounts filed by Jon Moulton's Better Capital outfit that they extracted a massive £350,000 in "consultancy fees" while City Link was teetering on the brink of collapse in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital, jon moulton
A year on from City Link collapse RMT warns
A year on from the Christmas collapse of giant delivery outfit City Link, a scandal which dumped three thousand staff and contractors out of work on Christmas Day 2014, transport union RMT has warned that the UK’s slack corporate laws mean...
Region: National
Tagged with: City Link
RMT responds to City Link directors "not guilty" verdict
“It shows the weakness of UK employment law and will send out a green light to bad bosses the length and breadth of the country to carry on treating their staff like dirt. “RMT will continue to fight for stronger...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)
Our Ref: HC/14/2 11th November 2015 TO ALL FIRST GREAT WESTERN MEMBERS Dear Colleague INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP) Further to my letter dated the 28th September 2015 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you that the RMT was...
Region: National
Tagged with: iep, intercity express programme, first great western
City Link - Prosecution of Directors for Failing to Consult
Today Thursday 5 November and Friday 6 November, three directors of logistics firm City Link - CEO David Smith, finance director Robert Peto as well as Thomas Wright are before the courts. The three are expected to set out why they believe they...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital
RMT Continues with City Link Campaign
ON THE 5th and 6th November, three directors of logistics firm City Link - including the CEO and finance director- will come before the courts in Coventry over their failure to consult their workers in advance of the collapse of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT says “no excuse” for not modifying new GWR trains
RAIL UNION RMT said today that there is no excuse whatsoever for not modifying the new Hitachi Inter-City trains on Great Western Railways to accommodate guards door operation and catering facilities as it emerged that the same trains will have...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railways, hitachi, inter-city trains
RMT on criminal prosecution of City Link directors
"They connived to get workers to do overtime over Christmas and for self-employed people to do shifts that they knew they would never be paid for. " This was bandit capitalism in the raw and should have no place in British...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT slam absentee mayor as London descends into travel chaos
Transport union RMT slammed London’s “absentee mayor” Boris Johnson as rush hour services were gripped by a fresh round of chaos last night and this morning due to a spate of infrastructure failures and breakdowns. The union pushed again for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, london underground, metropolitan line, district line hammersmith and city line, thameslink, london overground
City Cruises
ALL STRIKE ACTION ON HAS BEEN SUSPENDED PLEASE WORK AS NORMAL TOMORROW & SATURDAY Our Ref: SH/0001/CC 3rd September 2015 Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 - CITY CRUISES Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, in which...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city cruises
City Cruises Thames river workers suspend strike action
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that staff working for City Cruises, one of the major players in transportation on the River Thames, have suspended strike action due to take place today as an act of goodwill as talks are agreed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city cruises
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 - CITY CRUISES
Our Ref: SH/0001/CC 26th August 2015 Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 - CITY CRUISES Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that your union has been approached by management to re-enter talks in relation...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city cruises
City Cruises Thames river workers to strike
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that staff working for City Cruises, one of the major players in transportation on the River Thames, will strike next week on Thursday 27th August between 07:00 hours and 20:00 hours in a fight for pay and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city cruises, strike
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 - City Cruises
Our Ref: SH/0001/CC 20th August 2015 Dear Colleagues Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 - City Cruises First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent result and you should be commended for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city cruises
Second full day of First Great Western strike "rock solid"
Second full day of First Great Western strike "rock solid" with pickets out in force Pickets are out in force again this morning as a strike over jobs, services and safety on First Great Western ‎enters it's second full day....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
Solid action by RMT on First Great Western
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members across First Great Western are solidly supporting the 48 hours of strike action over the threat to jobs, services and safety. Pickets are out in force and the mood is united and determined as...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
RMT declares dispute and prepares to ballot on FGW
The letter, which confirms everything that RMT has been warning of since the union first saw the plans for the new trains, makes it clear that FGW are seeking to impose the following conditions for the operation of Super Express...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
RMT continues fight for justice for City Link workers
Individual members’ claims for redundancy pay, notice pay, holiday pay, outstanding wages and unfair dismissal are being prepared by RMT lawyers. In addition, collective claims for the failure by City Link to inform and consult over the dismissals are being...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT slams "rotten business practices"
The RMT information comes from official  documents on EY’s own website – listed here http://www.ey.com/UK/en/Services/Transactions/Transaction-Planning-and-Management/Restructuring/Citylinkadmin The company was folded on Christmas Eve amongst a storm of protest by speculator Jon Moulton’s outfit Better Capital in what RMT described as a...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, ernst and young,
BIS to take evidence on City Link collapse today
“It remains the case that nearly 3000 workers were dumped out into the cold over the festive period in a shocking example of how bandit capitalism operates unfettered in this country.   “The fight for justice for the City Link workforce,...
Region: National
Tagged with: scottish affairs select committee, bis, city link
RMT sets out demands for clear assurances from First Group
The latest circular issued by the First Great Western Managing Director, in direct response to the RMT campaign in relation to the Inter-City Express Programme (IEP), makes the following claims in response to the union’s campaign: “The new trains design...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, inter-city express, doo, dft
RMT welcomes Select Committee probe into City Link scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "Anyone who thought that RMT had given up the fight for justice for City Link workers should think again and that includes Vince Cable and his Government and Jon Moulton and his Better Capital mob....
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital, scottish affairs select committee
City Link: Important Event in Glasgow Monday 12 January
Dear Colleagues As part of their investigation into the City Link Scandal, the Westminster Scottish Affairs Select Committee of MPs will be visiting  Glasgow on Monday 12 January  to hear the views of ex City Link workers. Members are very much...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: city link
Remaining 300 City Link staff to be sacked from today
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "Today the remaining 300 City Link staff who escaped the sack on New Years Eve will be told that they are out of a job as well as the tide of human misery unleashed by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital
RMT on reports that some City Link assets have been sold off
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It is clear that a fire sale of the remaining assets of City Link is underway and it is outrageous that the union is being denied a meeting and proper consultation with the administrator...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, ernst and young, dx, vince cable
RMT protest at City Link Coventry hub today
The protest will be at the City Link Coventry hub;   ‎Coventry air park ,Siskin Parkway West ,Bagington ,Coventry CV3 4pa. 1500 hours. 31 december    RMT general secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT is making it clear again today that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link rescue talks stall over valuation
"RMT believes that the gap could be in the region of £3 million, a sum dwarfed by lost tax and vat revenues and the public liability for redundancy costs. We are calling on Vince Cable to step in as a...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link bid
At this stage we have no further details and we understand the matter is in the hands of the administrators with the government and Vince Cable aware of the situation.    With today key in terms of redundancies RMT is...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
Administrators confirm 2400 City Link staff sacked
RMT does not believe that those pulling the strings had any interest in saving this business and were happy to cut and run leaving a trail of human misery in their wake. The City Link collapse has blown the lid...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link union RMT confirms direct contact with Vince Cable
"In those talks I pushed RMT's case for an urgent summit involving the union, the administrators and the government as the best way of thrashing out a rescue plan. RMT is bitterly disappointed that Vince Cable has rejected that proposal....
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT protest at City Link Coventry hub tomorrow
The protest will be at the City Link Coventry hub;   ‎Coventry air park ,Siskin Parkway West ,Bagington ,Coventry CV3 4pa. 1500 hours. 31 december    RMT general secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT is making it clear again today that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link union RMT hits back at John Moulton on Radio 4
Wave after wave of attacks on workers rights have created a climate of fear in workplaces across the land with City Link a sickening example of the ability of wealthy speculators to treat their workers like dirt.   RMT welcomes...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
Chaos at City Link depots this morning
Staff were hauled into pre dawn meetings with the administrators with the vast majority told their jobs had been destr‎oyed on the spot.    A small number of admin staff have been kept on in the short term to deal...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT demands action
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said "While RMT continues to fight for justice for the City Link workforce we know from the thousands of messages of support we have received that the nation's eyes have been opened to the money-grabbing...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT demands halt to City Link New Year's Eve redundancies
At the moment the only offer of a meeting from Vince Cable is at some unspecified date in the New Year ‎- after the workforce has been sacked and the company smashed to bits.    In the letter to Ernst...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
TUC pledges full support for RMT fight over City Link jobs
The TUC is today (Monday) calling on the Secretary of State for Business, Investment and Skills, Vince Cable, to urgently meet with trade union representatives of City Link workers who are at risk of losing their jobs and not receiving...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
Global union federation pledges support for City Link fight
City Link, a Coventry-based courier and logistics firm with some 53 depots nationwide, has announced insolvency plans that will result in thousands of redundancies on New Years' Eve. The ITF-affiliated RMT, following an emergency meeting yesterday with ‘restructuring experts’ Ernst &...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT meeting with City Link administrators
At the meeting the union was told that:   * the company were working with insolvency advisors since November without telling the staff or their union.    * the company was technically declared insolvent on the 22nd December but deliberately withheld that...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT pledges to fight for City Link jobs
"City Link is a perfectly viable business sold off for a pound to a bunch of cowboys who had no interest in keeping the company afloat and the result is that nearly 3000 workers face the bleakest possible new year. It...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT meeting City Link administrators today
Mick Cash general secretary said; "RMT's objective now is to do everything we can to rescue jobs in the wake of the shock collapse into administration of City Link on Christmas day. "Despite the festive season there can be no...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT welcomes Liverpool City Council debate on threat to jobs
The motion, which will go before the Liverpool City Council on Wednesday 17th September, is clear evidence that RMT’s fight against the carve-up of rail jobs and services across the north is picking up significant support from MP’s, Councillors and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, liverpool city council
RMT slams Leicester City Council over black taxi trade
RMT has identified two key areas which have sparked unprecedented levels of anger amongst the City’s black taxi drivers: 1)    Touting - private hire mini-cabs are plying for hire illegally and picking up customers without being pre booked. RMT Leicester Taxi...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, licensed, leicester city council
RMT response to NAO report today on train procurement
"The NAO report also makes no mention of the fact that new trains, including the Hitachi inter-city fleet, are designed for driver only operation solely in the interests of train company profits and regardless of the safety and service implications...
Region: National
Tagged with: nao, national audit office, thameslink, train procurement, hitachi, intercity express