RMT confirms strikes on Stagecoach buses
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it is serving notice for strike action on Stagecoach buses in the South West, East Midlands and Derbyshire/Yorkshire as part of the national fight for pay justice for bus workers. The union has reacted...
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...
RMT calls for investigation into bus and coach fires
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There have been more than 200 incidents north of the Border since 2015, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service statistics reveal.
They included a coach catching fire while transporting school children in Livingston in 2019, as this footage shot by...
RMT to Ballot Stagecoach East Midlands Bus drivers
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun sending out ballot papers for strike action to RMT Stagecoach East Midlands Bus driver members in Mansfield and Worksop over safety concerns. Following negotiations between RMT representatives and Stagecoach East Midlands...
RMT reacts to High Court decision on Stagecoach
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to a decision by the High Court ruling against Train Operating Company Stagecoach Group Plc following attempts to sue the Secretary of State for Transport regarding decisions to disqualify the Group from three rail franchise...
RMT warns rail franchise chaos set to deepen
Rail union RMT warned today that the franchise chaos on Britain's railways is set to deepen with key player First Group under increasing pressure from ‘activist investors’ Coast Capital to exit its UK rail operations.
The warning comes the day...
RMT members rock solid again this morning on EMT
RMT members are "rock solid, united and determined" again this morning in the second phase of strike action in the fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains...
RMT East Midlands Trains strike goes ahead tomorrow
Rail union RMT confirmed today that the second phase of strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from tomorrow as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of playing fast and loose with the normal talks process before they are dumped...
RMT members standing firm this morning on EMT
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm this morning in a first phase of industrial action as Stagecoach attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the wake...
RMT East Midlands train strike goes ahead tomorrow
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from tomorrow as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a row with the government...
RMT's Mick Cash warns of national industrial action
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash warned today that any attempt to attack the pension rights of staff employed by train operating companies will result in industrial action ballots and co-ordinated action to defend the benefits accrued by the workforce. The...
RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation
RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation as public sector takes over East Coast again today
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"If you want to see the failures of Britain's privatised railway system writ large look no further than the...
East Coast Mainline
General Secretary Mick Cash said.
"This is the second time that the Government have called upon the public sector to launch a rescue operation on the East Coast Main Line and instead of being a temporary arrangement Chris Grayling...
RMT responds to Labour calls over ECML private scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"The successive and expensive private failures on the East Coast shame the nation that gave the railways to the world.
"RMT supports calls to build a public and political coalition that can end this scandal...
RMT demands clear answers over future of East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT today issued a direct challenge to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to give clear answers and to end the barrage of obfuscation over the future of the inter-city East Coast Main Line as a series of parliamentary answers...
RMT warns of looming new East Coast crisis
Published on 21st December 2017 – three weeks after the latest failure on East Coast broke – it states clearly that the company is "in the process of winding down its remaining obligations and moving to dormant company status". In...
East Coast rail shambles deepens
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of an “act of mindless industrial vandalism” as it was confirmed that the public sector rail franchise failsafe option, Directly Operated Railways, was broken up and outsourced to a consortium of consultants and...
RMT demands answers on behalf of East Coast workforce
RAIL UNION RMT today accused Chris Grayling and the Tory Government of leaving thousands of rail workers “dangling by a string” as key operational questions about what happens next with the collapsing East Coast rail franchise remain unanswered.
Chris Grayling: Specialist in failure
As Chris Grayling is called before Transport Committee to explain rail electrification fiasco today RMT sets out full charge sheet against "specialist in failure" Transport Secretary
As Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is hauled before the Transport Select Committee today, Monday...
RMT demands action over rodent infestation on VTEC
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded urgent action over rodent infestation on Virgin Trains East Coast after pictures emerged clearly showing droppings in the food preparation and kitchen area on a VTEC unit. – pictures attached
RMT has written to the...
Stagecoach profits jump 8%
Transport group Stagecoach has reported an eight per cent surge in statutory first-half profits in the same week that rail union RMT begins balloting for industrial action for a fair deal on pay and conditions on the East Coast service...
RMT ballot opens this week on Virgin East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that balloting of members for both strike action and action short of a strike on Virgin East Coast will begin this week after the company decided to impose a pay offer that had previously been...
RMT SUSPENDS ACTION ON STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST BUSES
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“The union is able to confirm that new pay proposals have been tabled by management following intense negotiations.
"After careful consideration and noting this development, the union’s National Executive Committee has decided to suspend...
East Coast rail route franchise on brink of collapse
Rail union RMT has demanded that the Government return the East Coast rail routes to public ownership after it emerged this morning that Stagecoach are in talks with the Government over financial chaos on the franchise. The news came as...
RMT slams Govt list of approved bidders for East Midlands
RAIL UNION RMT has today slammed the Government list of approved bidders for the East Midlands rail franchise as "same old bunch of failures, chancers and overseas rip-off merchants with the UK public ownership option ignored once again". The approved,...
Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends
New research by transport union RMT has found that as passenger brace themselves for yet another fare increase in the New Year the four big transport groups that own many of Britain’s Train Companies are so profitable that they are...
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015
Our Ref: B/0001/NG 23rd November 2015 Dear Colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – STAGECOACH IN NORFOLK (STAGECOACH EAST) STRIKE SUSPENDED - WORK AS NORMAL After careful consideration, the union’s Executive committee has decided to suspend the industrial action to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Another great day for the rail rip-off merchants
General Secretary Mick Cash said today. "This is another great day for the rail rip-off merchants as Stagecoach blag themselves a money-spinning franchise extension on East Midlands Trains without a hint of competition and with no consideration of the public...
RMT protests on last day of East Coast Main Line
The protests, on Saturday 28 th February, will take place as follows:
Kings Cross, London – 09.00 – 10.00hrs
Edinburgh Waverley – 08.00 – 09.00hrs
Doncaster – 09.00 – 10.00hrs
Since 2009, East Coast has returned over £1bn to the Treasury – paying...