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Pandemic profiteering has to stop
RAIL UNION RMT has called on the government to stop FirstGroup paying out a planned £500 million to shareholders this year, a sum it increased recently in part as a consequence of its franchise termination agreement with the government for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Pandemic Profiteering, National Rail Contracts, Tory Government, Rail Privatisation
RMT announces further strike dates on East Midlands Railway
The dispute is over the company issuing inferior contracts to some train guards. EMR Senior Conductor members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between: • 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Sunday 27th June 2021 • 0001 Hours and...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Train Guards, Contracts
RMT welcomes step forward towards inclusion
OFFSHORE union RMT has written to the Offshore Contractors Association in support of the Statement of Intent over the future inclusion of the RMT amongst signatory trade unions to the Offshore Contractors Partnership Agreement (OCPA). Sixty eight companies are signed...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ocpa, offshore contractors partnership agreement, offshore
ISS rail contract staff to strike in Edinburgh
Rail union RMT has confirmed ISS contract workers based at Edinburgh Waverley will be taking strike action after the company reneged on promises to improve staff accommodation facilities and install air conditioning. RMT has described the working facilities‎ inflicted on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: iss, edinburgh waverley, rail contractors, workplace conditions
RMT demands full disclosure of all GTR contract documents
With yet another new timetable due to be brought in in six days time rail union RMT has demanded that the full contract documentation - including the current interim arrangements - relating to the failed GTR operation be released for public ‎scrutiny...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, contract documentation, franchise, rail privatisation, guards, conductors
Call for removal of DfT from assessing GTR contract breach
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for the removal of the Department for Transport from assessing Govia Thameslink Railway’s contract breach claim amid evidence of conflicts of interests and institutional bias in favour of GTR. The Secretary of State must make...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, GTR, Contract
London Midland train conductors secure major victory
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today a ballot of its London Midland conductor members for strike action over a decision to place security contractors on trains within the London Midland network has been halted after the union secured a major victory....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, gurads, conductors, security contractors
London Midland train conductors to vote on strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Midland conductor members for strike action and action short of a strike over a decision to place security contractors on trains within the London Midland network by imposition...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, security contractors, strike ballot
REWARDING OF CROSS COUNTRY CONTRACT TO ARRIVA A SCANDAL
“It is a public scandal that Arriva was handed this contract on a plate without UK state owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) even being considered to run this service. DOR has a proven track record of running services for less...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country Trains, Contract
CAMPAIGN BRINGS MAJOR TUBE CONTRACT BACK IN-HOUSE
A long-running campaign by tube union RMT has scored a significant victory with the confirmation that a major slice of tube maintenance work is to be brought back in house next year. The contract with global outfit Amey, subbed out...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Tube Lines, Amey, Contract, In-House
Scandal of new GTR contract
A new government agreement, representing a last ditch attempt to prevent the termination of the Govia Thameslink railway franchise agreement, will allow the company to increase train cancellations by a third, from 23,391  to 32,000 a year, representing almost 9000 additional cancellations...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink, contract,
RMT welcomes CalMac ferries contract award
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that it was a major victory for the union and a successful defence of the principle of public ownership and operation of lifeline Scottish ferry services.   “The Scottish government has accepted the union’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Contract
RMT steps up pressure ahead of "Keep CalMac Public" Demo
SHIPPING UNION RMT stepped up the pressure on the Scottish Government ahead of a demonstration involving CalMac members and RMT activists today from 11.30am to 1.00pm, outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, to coincide with the re-assembly after the elections...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Contract
Victory on zero hours contracts on P&O Dover-Calais route
With a major political focus on zero hours contracts in the current general election campaign, transport and shipping union RMT has confirmed today that it has secured a major victory, reversing the zero hours status for a sizable number of...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O, Zero Hours Contracts
REVENUE PROTECTION CONTRACTORS
Our Ref: BR2/2/2 12th January 2015 Dear Colleagues REVENUE PROTECTION CONTRACTORS – NORTHERN RAIL Further to my letter dated 3rd September 2014, in which I advised you that I was seeking urgent talks with Northern Rail to discuss the introduction of STM...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, revenue protection contractors
RMT on news of Virgin West Coast extension
Rail franchising is a one way ticket to the bank for greedy shareholders as these companies promise the earth and deliver just the bare bones in the interest of profit while fares surge and jobs are threatened .  As the...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, west coast, contract extension
SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT – VOITH
Our ref: BR1/4/12   29 th May 2014     Dear Colleague   SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT – VOITH (VIRGIN WEST COAST CONTRACT)   Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the above matter, I write to advise...
Region: National
Tagged with: Voith, West Coast Contract, Suspension