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RMT calls for emergency support for iconic Black Cabs
TRANSPORT UNION RMT, which organises among London’s iconic black cabs, has called for a package of emergency support from government, the Mayor and Council leaders as Department for Transport statistics showed a catastrophic 29% drop in the number of Licensed vehicles...
Region: National
Tagged with: Black Cabs, Transport for London, TfL, DfT, Department for Transport, Taxi,
Privateers make £88 million in 6 months
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that private train operating companies are looking at a future of easy guaranteed profits at taxpayers’ expense while staff face pay and job cuts, after the union published research showing that rail privateers made £88...
Region: National
Tagged with: Great British Railways, Covid-19, DfT, Department for Transport, EMA
RMT calls for full inquiry into Government’s backroom sweetheart deals
Britain’s largest rail Union RMT today slammed the Government for conducting backroom deals with Train Operating Companies and allowing them to break their franchise contracts with minimal termination fees following the collapse of the contracts. At the same time the...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, TransPennine Express, DfT, Department for Transport, Tory Government,
Government policy on green freight transport not fit for purpose
Following the publication of the new Government figures to boost freight support transport union RMT today said the Government policy to increase green freight transport in advance of COP26 was not fit for purpose. Official Government statistics show that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Freight, Green Freight, COP26, DfT, Tory Government
RMT condemns Government’s West Coast Main Line plans
RAIL UNION RMT responded to the DfT’s announcement that it intends to award a decade long contract to First Trenitalia to run the West Coast Main Line, by calling for an end to its obsession with privatisation, and for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Coast Mainline, Avanti, First, Trenitalia, DfT, Department for Transport
Shocking rise in hate crimes toward disabled people on the rail network
The shocking rising level of hate crime toward disabled people travelling on Britain’s railways is a wake-up call to the industry to stop the cost-cutting that has emptied staff from trains and stations said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash today....
Region: National
Tagged with: Disabled Passengers, Hate Crime, Railway, Department for Transport, Access For All, DPAC, DfT
RMT set for nationwide rail dispute
RMT today declared it was moving to a “national dispute” footing with Network Rail after it revealed the Government controlled company is planning for thousands of job losses by this September and a wholescale dilution of safety standards, including a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Covid-19, Maintenance, Rail Strike, Grant Shapps, DfT,
RMT calls for radical action on buses
Commenting following the full publication of ‘Bus Back Better – National Bus Strategy for England’ which commits the Government to a review of the ban on local authorities setting up new municipal bus companies, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, DfT, Bus Strategy, Go-Ahead, Bus
RMT statement on publication of new DfT Bus Strategy
“RMT has long called for the creation of a National Bus Strategy to address the massive decline in the bus industry since it was deregulated in the 1980s and we welcome the Government’s acceptance that this is necessary for local...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, DfT, Bus Strategy, Go-Ahead, Bus
RMT slams Board of Trade report
SEAFARERS UNION RMT today responded to the UK Board of Trade report, ‘Global Britain, Local Jobs’ which makes a series of recommendations on Britain’s trading future but contains no reference at all to creating local jobs in the key transport...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Ratings, Global Britain Local Jobs, DfT, Liz Truss,
RMT renews demands for all rail services to be renationalised
RAIL UNION RMT today renewed its demands for all rail services to be taken into public ownership after the public owned Operator of Last Resort (OLR) was given a 5 year extension to its running of Northern. On the same day...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Trains, Northern, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, Rail Fares, Covid-19, DfT, Rail Nationalisation
RMT research reveals COVID corporate cash grab scandal
As the Government increases passenger rail fares by 2.6% today, new research by RMT reveals that the private train operating and rolling stock companies’ profits from last year stand to be equivalent to 15 pence of every pound passengers paid on fares...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, TOC's, Train Operating Companies, ROSCO's, Rolling Stock Companies, EMA, Emergency Measures Agreement, ERMA, Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement, DfT, Privatisation, Tory Government
RMT warns of jobs, pay and pensions carve up
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the Department for Transport is gearing up for an all-out assault on jobs, pay and pensions as it has emerged that it is advertising for a paid-up union buster to take on the workforce....
Region: National
Tagged with: Department for Transport, DfT, Covid-19, Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Transport workers are Essential workers
RMT issues new warning of a cocktail of dangers for bus driver safety
BUS UNION RMT has issued a new warning over bus driver safety as the Government confirms mass opening of schools on 8 March. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members who have direct experience of the way the return to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus, Bus Driver, DfT, Department for Transport, Grant Shapps
RMT warns of quarantine chaos in key industries
RMT has raised its concerns after the DfT convened an emergency summit covering the maritime and offshore industries at short notice this afternoon to outline the Governments plans. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The Department for Transport has consulted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Red List, Quarantine, Seafarers, Offshore, Maritime, DfT
RMT responds to DfT statement on Beeching rail links and forgotten stations
“Supporting new railway lines is always welcome but suggesting this will somehow reverse Beeching cuts is pure spin. “There is no definite decision, funding or timetable to open new lines and instead of a national direction to begin railway reopenings...
Region: National
Tagged with: DfT, Department for Transport, Beeching, Railway Reopening, Better Transport,
RMT demands jobs for British seafarers as Government funds £77 million of Brexit ferry company freight contracts
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It is not enough that these companies actually own ships, these contracts must guarantee British seafarer employment. We will not stand for taxpayers’ money being used to subsidise ferry companies that recruit crew from...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, DfT
RMT responds to announcement of DfT’s Transport Acceleration Unit
“Whilst we welcome the Government having a renewed focus on speeding up the investment, building and reopening of vital rail links it is nonsensical that this new Transport Acceleration Unit will predominantly focus on new roads when we are in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, DfT, Transport Acceleration Unit,
RMT on today’s transport use statistics from the DfT
Statistics show last week (week beginning 22nd June) saw the fastest rise in car use and ‘all vehicle use’, that includes light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles, since lockdown began on 23rd March.  Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: National
Tagged with: DfT Statistics, Climate Crisis
RMT on rail service reductions
"RMT, along with our trade union colleagues, remains in ‎close contact with the DfT at this critical time for the transport industry. Our priority is to ensure that all action is taken to protect jobs, livelihoods and the health and...
Region: National
Tagged with: covid-19, dft, rail reduction,
RMT warns of private sector stitch-up from Rail Review
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the long-awaited Government Rail Review – set up on the watch of serial failure Chris Grayling – is set to be a wholesale sell-out to the private operators, tightening their grip on the rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, williams review, keith williams, private sector, privatisation, tory government, dft
RMT prepares to ballot for national rail strike
RAIL UNION RMT said today that is preparing to ballot for the first national rail strike since privatisation over twenty years ago after the Government and the train companies failed to respond to requests from the union for cast iron...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, rail delivery group, dft, chris grayling, rail
Another Northern mayor joins calls for rail public ownership
Mr Driscoll said: “The number one priority for a transport system is reliability. Andy Burnham and Steve Rotherham have been drawing the Government’s attention to the problems with this franchise for years now. “Given that Northern cancelled more than 1,700 trains...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft,
RMT welcomes Mayor's call over Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the call today from Manchester and Merseyside Mayor’s Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram for Arriva to be stripped of their failing Northern Rail franchise and for the services to be brought back into the public...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go as scale of probation service scandal emerges RAIL UNION General Secretary Mick Cash this morning repeated the call for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go as the scale of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: failing grayling, transport secretary, dft
RMT reacts with disgust to DFT app suggestion
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with disgust to DFT suggestions that travel apps can replace staff in delivering accessible transport after the Department called today for the “development of travel apps to focus on boosting accessibility.” The union has warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, department for transport, travel app, disabled access, chris grayling
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
RMT warns of Greater Anglia threat to cheap tickets
Rail union RMT warned today that train operator Greater Anglia is threatening to cut off access to cheap Advance Purchase and Super Off Peak tickets as they set out plans that would restrict sales to on-line only as part of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, tickets, london travelwatch, dft, department for transport
RMT on rail timetable plans for May
"There is a serious danger of the chaos of last May being repeated on Britain's railways if the train companies don't stop their corner-cutting. You cannot run a railway on a wing and a prayer without adequate provision for both...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, rail privatisation, rail timetable
RMT warning over plans to streamline rail fares
Rail union RMT has warned today that any plans to streamline and simplify Britain's rail fare structure will be undermined by the fragmentation of over two decades of privatisation. The warning comes as the Rail Delivery Group releases a report...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rail fares, privatisation, dft, tory government
RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight contract
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government's Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and the news this morning comes as no surprise to...
Region: National
Tagged with: seaborne freight, ferries, brexit, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
RMT demands answers as Seaborne Freight scandal
MARITIME UNION RMT today demanded answers from the Government over the terms and conditions of workers on their Brexit ferry contracts, and the publication of their legal advice on the procurement process, as the Chair of the Transport Select Committee...
Region: National
Tagged with: seaborne freight, maritime, ferry, brexit, seafarers, dft
Workers protest at DfT over Brexit ferry Contracts
As workers protest at the Department for Transport today, the Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani has refused to agree that UK employment legislation such as the national minimum wage or Equality Act which prevents pay discrimination, will apply in relation to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Brexit ferries, Protest, DfT
RMT to demand fair deal from Grayling tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tomorrow as Government chaos over arrangements deepens and the Maritime Minister dismissed union concerns...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight
RMT demands a fair deal for workers on Brexit ferry
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight, sos2020
RMT response to UK seafarers numbers
RATINGS union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, ratings, maritime, uk chamber of shipping, dft, department of transport
RMT slams January fare increase
‎Rail union RMT slams January fare increase as another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain's rip-off railways General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Whatever way Chris Grayling tries to dress this up this latest fare hike is another kick...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fare, fare rise, dft, rail privatisation
RMT on Virgin East Coast collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This Transport Select Committee report is yet another damming indictment of both the failure of rail privatisation and the serial incompetence of the Secretary of State Chris Grayling. The collapse of the Virgin/Stagecoach operation...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin, east coast main line, chris grayling, failing grayling, dft, department for transport, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT on "fire sale" of Network Rail assets
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The confirmation today that Network Rail is to embark on a fire sale of long-term, income producing assets, including thousands of railway arches, is a desperate one-off measure that has the dabs of the dead...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, commercial property, assets, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
RMT responds to cross-party call for £100 billion investment
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has called for action now and not jam tomorrow after senior Tories and other politicians, including former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, today urged Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to “transform” northern transport services. RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, transport for the north, tfn, chris grayling, dft, department for transport
RMT tables motion at TUC calling for Grayling to go
WITH NORTHERN RAIL back in the headlines again this morning rail union RMT has confirmed that it has tabled a motion at this year’s Trade Union Congress in Manchester in September calling for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, chris grayling, dft, tuc
Rail union RMT on Transport Accessibility Strategy
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash responds to ‘Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network’, a new DFT strategy will improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities released this morning. “RMT supports...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport, accessibility, strategy, dft, department for transport
RMT slams Government for withholding key franchise data
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of operating a great rail cover up as it emerged that key financial data on Britain’s rail franchises, data that was available in the past, is now being deliberately withheld by the DFT....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchise, rail franchising, privatisation, dft, department for transport, tory government
Northern taxpayers will be footing bill for strike action
‎RAIL UNION RMT has called for last ditch talks to resolve this week's strike action as it is revealed northern taxpayers and passengers, and not Northern Rail, are footing the bill for the cost of strike action. A clause in...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, chris grayling, dft, tory government, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco
RMT calls for GTR to be stripped of franchise as Horton goes
"For well over two years now RMT members fighting to defend safety and access have been subjected to abuse and hostility under the regime led by Charles Horton. "Mr Horton may now have gone but the rotten franchise he was...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, charles horton, chris grayling, dft,
RMT on Government diesel train announcement
"RMT awaits the details of the Jo Johnson speech that's being widely spun up and trailed today ‎but it is clear from what is being reported that this announcement is riddled with the most glaring contradictions.   "If you were...
Region: National
Tagged with: tory government, dft, rail privatisation, diesel trains
Govt caught red handed bunging Southern £22m
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "The Government has at last been forced to admit  that they have bunged the basket-case Southern Rail over £20 million of taxpayers money to keep the dispute over safety running for nearly two years....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gtr, govia, chris grayling, dft, nao
RMT calls for urgent summit talks with Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Earlier today Conservative HQ confirmed that Chris Grayling was moving from transport, a move that might have opened up a fresh approach from the Government to the current disputes over rail safety.  That...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, secretary of state for transport, dft, driver only operation
RMT calls for urgent meeting with new transport secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The change of Transport Secretary opens up an opportunity for a new approach to the disputes that RMT members are engaged in across the country today over rail safety and the guarantee of a...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, secretary of state for transport, tory, dft, department for transport
RMT responds to latest government rail plans
“It’s more than a bit rich for Chris Grayling to talk about expanding rail capacity in the distant future when the reality is that today he is cutting back on rail electrification and staffing.   This is jam tomorrow and cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, dft, department of transport, network rail, privatisation, tory government
RMT blasts government over disabled access "sham"
Five years after the last government ‘Action plan to improve accessibility for all’ Rail Minister Paul Maynard today launched a new consultation on yet another "plan" - at the same time as the Government are demanding that train companies axe the...
Region: National
Tagged with: accessibility action plan, consultation, disabled access, dft, department for transport, paul maynard, dpac, doo, driver only operation
Rail fares rising almost twice as fast as wages
Rail fares have increased at twice the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today by the RMT on the eve of the Government announcement on the latest fare hike. The analysis shows that rail fares have risen...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, ticket prices, wages, dft
RMT calls for urgent talks with Abellio
Rail union RMT has called for urgent talks over train and station staffing after the Department of Transport (DfT) confirmed this morning that a consortium comprising of Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co. Ltd has won the...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: abellio, dft, department for transport, london midland
RMT ramps up pressure on Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT has written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today calling for his urgent intervention to broker round-table discussions with all parties involved in the Southern Rail guards/DOO disputes after the company issued an entirely misleading communication to staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, chris grayling, dft,
RMT reveals cost of commuting by rail into London
Rail union RMT has today reiterated its call for public ownership of the railways, as it emerged that commuters into London – unlike commuters into other European capital cities - are being treated as nothing more than self-loading cash-cows by private...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, tickets, dft, fare increase
RMT suspends strike action on Southern Rail
RMT's executive has today taken the following decisions; Guards; "That we note the letter of 18th July from Chris Grayling, inviting the General Secretary to meet subject to RMT suspending our planned action for both Drivers and Conductors. "We therefore...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, chris grayling, dft
RMT releases proposed deal to break Southern Rail deadlock
On the day that the RMT General Secretary Mick Cash meets MPs on the Southern Rail Cross Party Group and when MPs later debate the government sponsored Gibb report, RMT has released a fresh proposal to break the deadlock in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
No public sector option for West Coast Partnership franchise
Rail union RMT hit back at the Government as it was confirmed this morning that the cheaper, more efficient public sector option has been excluded from the new West Coast/HS2 and South Eastern franchises. Instead, the union says that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: west coast partnership, hs2, south eastern, dft, conservative government
RMT responds to Government Gibb Report "fit up"
"No wonder the Government have sat on the Gibb report for seven months. It's taken them that long to slice and fillet it into a document that they can spin up as an attack on the unions and the staff....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, gibb report, dft, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation
RMT exposes rail bodies collusion in drive to axe guards
RAIL UNION RMT today releases e-mail proof of collusion and complicity in the whole Driver Only Operation saga between the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)  and the Department for Transport (DfT). Michael Woods Head...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, department for transport, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, gtr, arriva, merseyrail
Southern Rail passengers court date with DfT
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The spotlight is now well and truly back on the basket case Southern Rail franchise and their unconditional support from this minority government regardless of the safety and service consequences. "RMT's executive will be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, dft, doo, driver only operation, abc, ab commuters
RMT demands immediate publication of "Gibb Report"
Rail union RMT today demanded that the Government immediately publish a detailed report into the basket-case Southern Rail franchise which has been kept under wraps by the Transport Department since the back end of last year. The report, commissioned in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gibb report, southern, southern rail, dft
RMT responds to National Audit Office report
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed rail companies for wasting £120 million on a botched and unpopular ticketing system as the National Audit Office published the findings from its investigation into the Department for Transport’s progress in implementing the South East...
Region: National
Tagged with: national audit office, department for transport, dft, rail delivery group, south east flexible ticketing programme
RMT warns of co-ordinated Government plans to axe rail staff
Rail union RMT warned today of a co-ordinated Government plan to axe thousands of rail jobs including all drivers from Britain's trains. The Rail Capability Plan, just issued with Government and RSSB support, sets out proposals to further compromise and...
Region: National
Tagged with: department for transport, dft, rail safety and standards board, rssb
RMT demands action on further decline in seafarer numbers
MARITIME UNION RMT, which represents seafarer ratings in the UK, today demanded Government action to halt the continued decline in UK seafarer numbers during 2016, contained in the Department for Transport’s annual Seafarer Statistics published this morning. Although overall UK Ratings...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarer ratings, dft, department for transport
Maritime union RMT responds to important new report
MARITIME UNION RMT responded to the report published today on UK Seafarer Projections, carried out for the Department for Transport by Oxford Economics, in line with the recommendations of the Maritime Growth Study. The report forecasts significant increases in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk seafarer projections, department for transport, dft, maritime growth study
Taxpayer to pay hundreds of millions for DOO
Employers to profit by over £1 billion documents reveal RAIL UNION RMT claimed today that it is scandalous that the government is inserting clauses in new franchise agreements that will allow employers to claim back revenue lost for industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: driver only operation, doo, rssb, industrial action, dft
DfT admits to rigging rail franchise market for privateers
The Department for Transport’s  Managing Director of Passenger Services has admitted to rigging the so called rail franchise market in order to boost company’s profits at the expense of passengers. In a news story today in The Times newspaper devastating...
Region: National
Tagged with: department for transport, dft, peter wilkinson
RMT responds to Grayling move to ban strikes
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Instead of taking action to resolve the disputes on Southern Rail the Transport Secretary has chosen to jack up the rhetoric with his threat to ban strikes and to strip rail workers of their fundamental...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, chris grayling, dft
RMT responds to Chris Grayling's attack on unions
“It is an absolute pack of lies for Chris Grayling to say that we were offered ACAS talks in the Southern disputes and refused to turn up. RMT has responded positively to every attempt to get the talks process back...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, acas, chris grayling, dft, doo, driver only operation
RMT launches Safe Trains For All campaign on London Midland
The campaign has come about as a result of the recent Department of Transport announcement regarding the future of train service throughout the West Midlands and West Coast routes. The Union believes that government plans represent a clear danger in...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: safe trains for all, london midland, doo, driver only operation, dft, department for transport
RMT fury at Grayling and GTR
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT made it clear that the union was prepared to take up the offer of talks between ourselves, Southern Rail and Chris Grayling as suggested by Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The fact that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, go ahead, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Compensation bill sky rockets on railways
New Department of Transport figures show that the private sector railway industry is shelling out record amounts of compensation for increasingly failing services. With companies now being forced to tell customers how to claim for the appalling service they endure,...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, dft, department for transport, compensation
RMT responds to Great Western “modernisation” fiasco
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:                                                                                                                                                                         “This National Audit Office report is a shocking indictment of the mismanagement of our railways. Huge sums that are desperately needed to upgrade and modernise the rail infrastructure down to Wales and the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western, national audit office, nao, department for transport, dft
RMT dismisses half-hearted, belated apology
RAIL UNION RMT has dismissed as "too little, too late" an apology that was dragged out of senior DfT official Peter Wilkinson at the Transport Select Committee yesterday following remarks he made at a Tory beano back in February where...
Region: National
Tagged with: peter wilkinson, dft, transport select committee, doo, driver only operation, southern, scotrail
RMT slams plans to run old tube trains on Welsh railways
The news exposes as complete fiction public statements from Government ministers dating back to earlier this year that there were no plans to use the aging, decommissioned underground trains on the main railway. The D78 London Underground D-Stock trains, pulled...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: district line, d78, dft, doo
Plan to jam passengers into clapped-out tube trains
RAIL UNION RMT today called on the Government to stop lying as detailed information in the Northern Rail franchise documents confirmed that 30 year old tube trains withdrawn from service on London Underground, currently undergoing refitting to diesel operation, could be...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, london underground, dft, d78, d-stock
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
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – First Great West
Our Ref: BR2/0001/FGW 19th August 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – First Great Western Following our pay submission to the Company, I write to update members on the progress of negotiations and the current position. During...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, dft
RMT delivers thousands of protest cards to DfT
RMT’s campaign has mobilised public opinion against the Government and Rail North proposals through nearly 50 public events compared to a pitiful five organised through the official DfT public consultation which closed today. Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said: “Today...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, trans pennine express, rail north, dft
Northern Rail & Trans Pennine Express Campaign at DfT
RMT campaigners from across the North joined a protest this morning at the Department for Transport in London where the union handed in 10,000 cards opposing the consultation plans for the Northern and TPE franchises which would axe jobs, raise fares,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Transpennine Express, Rail North, DfT
Ten thousand cards to be delivered to Transport Department
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, northern, transpennine express, rail north
Service cuts and higher fares at heart of Northern rail plan
RMT has obtained one copy of what it believes was supposed originally to be a public information leaflet on the future of the Northern and Trans-Pennine Express as part of the consultation that closes on Monday. The leaflet confirms that...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft, rail north
RMT to deliver thousands of protest cards to DfT
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft