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RMT secures fresh strike mandate in national dispute
Around 20,000 members were balloted across 14 rail companies with all of them individually achieving over a 50 percent turnout and overwhelming 'yes' votes for further strike action. Overall 89.9%  of members voted 'yes' for more strike action on a 63.6 %  turnout. RMT general secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Rail, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT calls on Mark Harper to unshackle rail operators and end ticket office closures
Ahead of his speech to the Tory Party Conference, the RMT issued a fresh call for the Transport Secretary to step up to the plate, when it is the government who contractually controls the companies and sets the parameters of...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute
Strike action goes ahead after RDG fails to give any response to RMT initiative
RMT wrote to the Rail Delivery Group laying out a series of principles that could pave the way for a negotiated settlement to this long-running dispute.   However, rail bosses refused to even acknowledge receipt of the letter and briefed...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Strike, National Rail Dispute, Rail Delivery Group
RMT response to RDG letter
“While it is encouraging that the train operating companies want to continue dialogue with us next week, a fresh proposal will be needed to progress this dispute towards a settlement.   “Their most recent proposal has been rejected and we...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail Union, RMT, Mick Lynch,
Strike action to secure settlement and save ticket offices goes ahead
The latest stoppage in the 18 month long dispute comes as no progress has been made with rail operators, hamstrung by a government who refuses to give them a mandate to make a revised offer.    RMT are also scheduled to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, RDG, national dispute
CrossCountry rail staff take strike action
Management proposals for staff in Edinburgh would see members becoming poorer, after CrossCountry withdrew an earlier financial offer.   There is also no commitment to ensure that members currently with flexible working arrangements will continue to keep their existing agreements...
Region: National
Tagged with: CrossCountry, Strike, National Rail Dispute,
Taxpayers being used to fund rail dispute to the tune of £1bn
20,000 railway workers have walked out today in a long running dispute over working conditions, job security and pay.   Rail companies have had their losses from strike action covered by taxpayer funded indemnity which has meant there is no financial...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
20,000 railway workers take strike action on 14 train operating companies in national dispute
The strike comes as rail bosses announced over 2000 job cuts and the closure of 1000 ticket offices across the network.   Ticket office closures under Schedule 17 means there will be no regulations on staffing levels at stations whatsoever.   This means...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Dispute, Strike
RMT condemns ticket office closures and slashing of station jobs
On the back of their announcement, they are issuing statutory redundancy notices for hundreds of railway workers, something RMT will fiercely oppose.   General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "The decision to close up to 1,000 ticket offices and to issue hundreds...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Office Closures, Ticket Offices, Mark Harper, Rail Delivery Group, DfT, National Rail Dispute
RMT to strike for 3 days in July
RMT members working across 14 train operating companies will take strike action on 20, 22 and 29 July. Despite repeated statements from the union that we are willing to enter further negotiations, neither the rail operators nor the government have asked us to any...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail strike, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT writes to MPs as 20,000 railway workers' strike
In the letter, Mr Lynch accuses the government of deliberately "squandering billions of pounds on a futile war against the rail unions" and demanding that parliamentarians write to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to insist the government facilitate an improved offer...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Rail, Strike
A message for RMT members
June 1st message  
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute
Railway workers in the national dispute to take strike action on June 2
The union found the RDG’s previous offer and associated conditions unacceptable and despite contact between the parties since the strike on 13   May, no new proposals have been formulated for the RMT to consider. The strike on June 2 will see...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT members at train operating companies to take strike action Saturday
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that while the rail companies were threatening passengers and rail workers with cuts, the companies made a fortune during the Covid-19 pandemic. “This strike takes place in the wake of a recent re-ballot of...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions,
RMT members overwhelmingly back further strike action
All the ballots passed the 50 per cent participation threshold imposed by the government’s anti-trade union laws and included massive votes for further strike action.  RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that the overwhelming backing for further strike action across 14 train...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Ballot, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT update on national dispute with 14 train operators
These meetings were to further discuss the issues of the dispute - in particular Year 2 of the proposal that led to the suspension of strikes and the process of workforce reform.   However, no new document has been produced by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, RDG, Rail Delivery Group, Rail
Railway Fat Cat pay increases
On the day that rail workers take strike action in defence of their jobs, pay and conditions and railway services new RMT research (below) has revealed that bosses at seven rail companies have awarded themselves annual pay rises of between...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail, Strike
RMT update on train operating companies dispute
The RMT NEC has decided that the scheduled action will remain in place but that the union will be available for discussions and will attend any meetings on creating a resolution to the dispute through an improved offer. The union...
Region: National
Tagged with: Train Operating Companies Dispute
RMT announces further strikes and overtime ban in national rail dispute
The union which represents 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operators rejected offers from employers last week, as they did not meet the needs of members on pay, job security or working conditions. Rail workers will now launch a programme...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT rejects rail industry offers
Following a wide ranging and in-depth consultation with every level of the union involved in the national rail dispute, the NEC decided to reject both offers on the basis that they do not meet members expectations on pay, job security...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch
Grant Shapps played destructive role in rail dispute
Following  comments made by Network Rail boss Andrew Haines  suggesting former Transport Secretary Grant Shapps's "noisy political rhetoric" had "galvanised” rail workers to take strike action, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "We have said from the very beginning Grant...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Grant Shapps, Network Rail, Andrew Haines, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute,
ORR shares RMT safety concerns over Network Rail modernisation plans
During the meeting, representatives of the ORR indicated they shared some of the union's concerns. RMT has repeatedly warned that Network Rail's plans to meet £400m DFT mandated cost savings, are a serious threat to the safe running of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Modernising Maintenance, RMT, Mick Lynch
EHRC expresses concerns over DOO
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has expressed concerns over changes to rail services that could impact on the disabled and vulnerable.     Responding to a letter signed by dozens of MPs and peers, highlighting the impact of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Driver Only Operation, DOO, Ticket Offices, EHRC, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Disabled Passengers
RMT response to Network Rail revised offer
"We have received a revised offer from Network Rail and our NEC will consider its contents. “No decision has been made on the proposals nor any of the elements within them.  "We will now consult members through branch and regional...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Offer, Mick Lynch, RMT
RMT receives fresh offer from RDG
The union's NEC will now consider the detail within the offer and what next steps to take.   The proposals include detailed documentation covering a range of issues that affect all of our grade groups at these 14 companies and will...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch
Rail minister admits settling dispute cheaper than allowing strikes to continue
The rail minister was asked if it had cost more to the government and the economy to bankroll the dispute than it would have done to settle it earlier. Mr Merriman replied: “If you look at it in that particular...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Union, RMT, Mick Lynch, Huw Merriman
RMT exposes government’s control of rail dispute
In a briefing published ahead of a meeting with the Rail Minister Huw Merriman, RMT has exposed the fact that far from being a ‘facilitator’ of negotiations, it is the government that is in complete control of the dispute and...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Mick Lynch, Huw Merriman
Train company pandemic profits top £300 million
Private Train Operating Companies at the heart of the long-running rail dispute have made more than £300 million in profits since the government put them on new contracts when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, RMT research reveals.  While rail workers have...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Mick Lynch, Pandemic Profits
RMT calls out government
40,000 workers on Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will take action on 3,4,6 and 7 this week, shutting down most rail services across the country.   Despite the union's best efforts over the Christmas period, rail employers have not arranged any formal...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch
National Rail Cleaners Dispute Pickets
Hastings Station AM 1000-1400 PM Tbc East Croydon 1000-1400 Kings Cross 0730- 1200 London Bridge Tbc Kings Lynn 1000-1400 Oxley depot (Wolverhampton) 19:30-21:30 Brighton 12:30-15:00 Euston 1000-1200 Cannon street 1000-1500 0700-1100 outside Peterborough station 0800-1200 Piccadilly approach Manchester Crewe 0900 - 1200 crewe Station top Dover priory 0800 -1100 Gillingham 0930-12 30 National Cleaners Dispute
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Cleaners Dispute, Justice For Cleaners, Fight For Fifteen, RMT, Mick Lynch
Ministers missing as rail strikes go ahead
Since meeting the minister last week there have been no further scheduled negotiations to try to prevent upcoming strikes on Network Rail. The union has done deals in every part of the railway network where the Department for Transport is...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions,
RMT agrees to all-industry talks
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that the minister requested further talks between RMT and the employers in order to find resolutions. “These meetings will be arranged but in the meantime all industrial action remains in place,” he said.
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT welcomes rock solid 48-hour strike across the railways
RMT is due to meet the rail minister and industry chiefs tomorrow in a bid to come to a negotiated settlement on job security, pay and working conditions on Network Rail and the Train Operating Companies General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Union, RMT, Mick Lynch
No to network Rail offer
RMT members from Network Rail have voted overwhelmingly to reject the latest offer from company bosses.   It means that all strike action this week, from 6pm Christmas Eve until 6am on December 27 and into the new year, remains on...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Pay Jobs and Conditions, Network Rail, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT request talks with Rishi Sunak
Rail union RMT request talks with PM to resolve rail strikes. Letter below. 10 Downing Street London ​ SW1A 2AA     9 th  December 2022       Dear Prime Minister ,   National  Rail strikes   I’m writing to you to ask you...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rishi Sunak, RMT, Mick Lynch
DOO intervention scandal
Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper repeatedly refused to deny that Number 10 had intervened to scupper a deal in the rail dispute by inserting a precondition that the union accept Driver Only operation.    The Secretary of State was...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mark Harper, DfT, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT Rail Strike Update
RMT has just heard from the RDG and there will be no revised offer from them on the TOC-side of the dispute and they have been instructed by the Government instead to take on the strike action set out, rather...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT to put Network Rail offer to members
All strike action planned for December 13,14, 16 and 17 will go ahead as planned.  Furthermore, further strike action will take place and members will be instructed not to book on from between 18.00 hours on December 24 through to 05.59 hours December 27 2022. This strike coincides...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Delivery Group, network Rail,
RMT reject Rail Delivery Group offer
After months of no offer at all from the RDG, finally the DfT gave rail operators a mandate to make a proposal to the RMT. The RDG is offering 4% in 2022 and 2023 which is conditional on RMT members accepting vast changes to...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Delivery Group, network Rail,
Railway access for disabled will worsen under ticket office closure plan
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, RMT can reveal that 98% of ticket office staff who took part in our survey say government plans will mean accessing the network will be harder for the elderly and disabled.    A massive...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Office, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT accuses government of sitting on their hands in rail dispute
General Secretary Mick Lynch is due to meet the Rail Minister Huw Merriman and rail employer representatives this coming Friday. However, RMT have said the government's "lack of urgency" is "astonishing," given the strike action scheduled to start in two...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Strike
RMT announces 4 weeks of industrial action
Over 40,000 members across Network and 14 Train Operating Companies will take strike action on 13, 14, 16 and 17 December and on January 3,4,6 and 7.   There will also be an overtime ban across the railways from 18 December until 2 January, meaning RMT be taking industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions,
Train companies cancel negotiations and make no offer in national rail dispute
Similarly, Network Rail has also refused to make any proposals promised at the conclusion of intensive talks last week. RMT suspended strike action on the basis that they would make new proposals by November 17 and it has failed to table...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT renews national rail strike mandate for another 6 months
Across both Network Rail and 14 train operating companies, the average turnout was 70.2% with a 'yes' vote of 91.7%.   It means RMT members in these areas will be able to take strike action for potentially another 6-month period.   RMT general...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT suspends rail strikes
Rail union RMT has suspended planned strikes on Nov 5, 7 and 9 and will now enter into a period of intensive negotiations with Network Rail and the train operating companies.   Through a strong industrial campaign so far, RMT has secured unconditional...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT adds new strike date in national rail dispute
Network Rail members are already scheduled to strike on 5, 7 and 9 November in the national rail dispute. In a separate set of strikes, TfL and London Overground (Arriva Rail London) will walkout on November 10. END The 14 train operating companies we are...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT update on national rail strike days
Network Rail members will be on strike on those days and members working for the train operating companies will take action on 5th of November.   In separate disputes, London Underground and Overground (Arriva Rail London) members will take strike...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail strike, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT response to Minimum Service Levels Bill
Legislation is being put forward by the government focused solely on the railways and legally preventing workers from having the right to withdraw their labour. Amongst the new raft of threats being levelled at RMT members includes: Unions will lose...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Minimum Service Levels Bill, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions
RMT launch strikes on train operating companies in national rail dispute
Strike action will coincide with RMT members on Network Rail, London Underground and Overground who are also walking out. Despite repeated negotiations, the Rail Delivery Group has failed to offer RMT members any offer on pay, jobs and conditions. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions,
RMT announces new Network Rail strike dates
Rail union RMT will take 3 days of coordinated strike action next month after Network Rail attempted to impose drastic changes in working practices on their staff.   Following intense negotiations with RMT, there was an agreement where the company would...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT writes to Transport Secretary ahead of Saturday strike
Over 40,000 railway workers will take an eighth day of strike action in an on-going national rail dispute with Network Rail and 14 train operating companies. In the letter, Mr Lynch acknowledged the comments made by the Transport Secretary at the Tory...
Region: National
Tagged with: Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Transport Secretary, RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
Music legends back RMT strike action
Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes} together with Dexys’ Kevin Rowland and Sean Read, plus Jesus and Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart have joined forces to produce a song and video in support of RMT’s fight against low pay...
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Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Enough Is Enough, RMT, Mick Lynch, Primal Scream, Dexys, Kevin Rowland, Bobby Gillespie
RMT accuse government of supporting "railway rich" bosses
Railway bosses stand to gain up to £61,000 per annum from the Chancellor’s tax giveaway for the better off. They stand to get more from the government’s tax cut than most RMT members will earn in a year and in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail,
Rail Dispute Update
Rail Dispute Update: 30 th  September 2022 RMT will be taking further strike action on 1 st  and 8 th  October, following our suspension of action on the death of Her Majesty the Queen. This action has been called because of failure to make...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
RMT letter to EHRC
Baroness Falkner of Margravine Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission Windsor House 50 Victoria Street London SW1H 0TL By email to:  correspondence@equalityhumanrights.com Dear Lady Falkner, Railway staffing and accessibility 27.09.22 I am writing to your regarding the impact of transport policies on...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, EHRC, DOO, Ticket Offices, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT announces new strike date in national rail dispute
Over 40,000 RMT members from Network Rail and 15 train operating companies will take to picket lines, effectively shutting down the railway network. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that it was encouraging that the new Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP had...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Strike, Rail Strike, Mick Lynch
RMT to strike across the rail network on October 1st
The 24-hour action which will bring the railway to an effective standstill, comes after the union received no further offers from the rail industry to help come to a negotiated settlement.   In separate disputes, Arriva Rail London members, Hull...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, national rail dispute, Mick Lynch, defend rail jobs pay and conditions,
RMT writes to new Transport Secretary urging fresh approach
Ms Trevelyan was appointed yesterday and is on record as opposing ticket office closures in her constituency.   In November last year, the Berwick MP held talks with rail operator LNER in a bid to reverse its proposals to cut...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, national rail dispute, Mick Lynch, Anne Marie Trevelyan,
RMT announce new strike dates in national rail dispute
Over 40,000 RMT members from Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will take to picket lines, effectively shutting down the railway network. In separate disputes, Hull Trains and Arriva Rail London will also be taking one day of strike action on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, grant Shapps, rail dispute, national rail dispute, defend rail jobs, pay and conditions,
Support for striking workers declared by 600 Labour councillors
Amid a wave of strikes over pay and increasing talk of coordinated industrial action this autumn, the councillors signed an open letter saying they offered “full solidarity and support” to the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union (RMT), the Communication...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, cwt, unite, Labour Party, councillors, national rail dispute,
Shapps threatens to impose fire and re-hire
The Tory minister told Sky News that if the dispute cannot be settled “we will have to move to what’s called a Section 188, it’s a process of actually requiring these changes to go into place”.  RMT general secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT demands government stops blocking settlement
The union insisted that by refusing to meet with RMT while dictating how the train companies conduct the negotiations through a ‘shameful and irresponsible use of taxpayers’ money’. “Your government has made the decision to use taxpayer’s money to bailout...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT confirms national rail and tube strikes to go ahead
Over 50,000 workers across Network Rail, London Overground, London Underground and other 14 train operating companies will walkout this week following no breakthrough in any talks. RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
Picket Line details 18 - 20 August
South East and Anglia Brighton Station 09:00 – 15:00 Brighton (Lovers Walk) & Brighton (New England Road) 07:00 – 12:00 Dover Priory (Southeastern) Thursday 06:00 – 14:00 Saturday 06:00 – 12:00 Dover Yard (Network Rail) Thursday & Saturday 06:00 – 12:00 Canterbury East (Southeastern) 09:00 – 12:00 Tonbridge Traincrew depot, Preston Road,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Picket
RMT responds to Grant Shapps
Responding to a national newspaper interview with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch: "Grant Shapps is a dreadful minister who is continuing his dereliction of duty by issuing idol threats, against railway workers, all for the sake...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT
RMT conducts massive rail staff survey
Rail workers have painted a chilling picture of the future awaiting passengers if the brutal cuts being proposed by the industry and the Tory government are implemented. RMT conducted a survey asking rail workers what they thought would be the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Staff Survey, How the rail industry’s cuts will affect passengers, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Ticket Offices, RMT
RMT response to Network Rail's latest statement
“Network Rail has issued a statement to staff today that there is an unconditional pay offer available. This is a deception on the staff and is entirely untrue. The offer they have made is entirely conditional on mass redundancies and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Dispute, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, RMT, RMT response RMT
Statement on anonymous briefings by the Rail industry
The last offer we had from Network Rail was rejected by our National Executive Committee on 13 July. There has been no new offer since from Network Rail. Claims about the “sentiment” expressed by Eddie Dempsey and relayed by anonymous industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, rail strike, Rail Union, RMT
National rail strikes set for 18 and 20 August
The strikes on August 18 and 20, will bring out over 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operating companies. RMT is also taking 24 hours strike action on 27 July. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The rail industry and the government need to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT
RMT calls 24 hours strike action in national rail dispute
Railway workers will once again take strike action over job security, pay and working conditions on Wednesday July 27. The 24-hour stoppage comes after Network Rail made an offer of 4pc in the first year followed by a possible 4pc in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, RMT,
Update on National Rail dispute
It amounts to a real terms pay cut over the next two years and will involve cutting a third of all frontline maintenance roles and 50pc of all scheduled maintenance work. There will also be an expectation of unsocial hours...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
RMT responds to MPs passing agency worker bill to break strikes
"The use of agency labour to break strikes is not only unethical and morally reprehensible; it is totally impracticable. Agency workers will not have the skill, training, or relevant competences to drive a train to do complex maintenance work on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Tory Government,
RMT welcomes Aslef mandate for strike action
"It goes to show that railway workers across every grade from cleaners, catering staff guards, maintenance staff and drivers are fed up with real terms pay cuts, attacks on job security and working conditions. "When railway unions and others unite,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Aslef, Rail Union, Rail Dispute, National Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
GTR workers to join the national rail dispute
GTR members were originally balloted as part of the national rail dispute along with 13 other train operating companies in May.   However due to the anti-trade union laws, despite voting yes, there was insufficient numbers to allow them to legally...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink Railway, GTR, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Strike, Rail Strike, Rail Dispute
Mick Lynch pledges fight of a lifetime
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said the national rail dispute was “the fight of our lifetime” at the union’s annual general meeting in Birmingham. Mr Lynch who has become a media sensation since a string of successful broadcast interviews, said...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT AGM, AGM 2022, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Support Rail Workers, Rail Dispute,
RMT refute strike day claims by rail industry and government
“The people who turned up for work were managers and contractors who were not balloted, in a vain attempt to break the strike. “Despite attempts to undermine our action, the rail network barely ran any services and many of those...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support our Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike,
Tories attack Welsh devolution law preventing agency workers from breaking strikes
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch “The latest attack on trade union rights is not just an attack on all trade unionists but an anti-democratic move to undermine Welsh devolution. “Using agency workers to break strike action is immoral and impractical...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Strike Breakers
Tory contracts boosted rail fat cats’ profits
Train operating companies are only back in profit thanks to transport secretary Grant Shapps’s pandemic bailouts and new rail contracts, according to a new RMT report published today. Bailing out the TOC's   The report Bailing out the TOCs, based...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT on Grant Shapps claims
Responding to claims made about working practices on the railway by Grant Shapps, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Grant Shapps is talking nonsense and is completely ignorant of how the railways work which is a major shortcoming for a...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
RMT on Opinium Poll
Independent polling released by the RMT today found strong support for rail workers to receive a fairer deal and for the government to intervene to address the rail workers concerns. A clear majority of the public also support the rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
Second strike day sees huge turnout on pickets
Over 40,000 members are on strike over a multiyear pay freeze and a lack of job security, with Network Rail and the train operating companies threatening thousands of compulsory redundancies. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Our members are leading the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
RMT strike action to go ahead on Thursday
Commenting on today's talks, Mick Lynch RMT general secretary said: "Grant Shapps has wrecked these negotiations by not allowing Network Rail to withdraw their letter threatening redundancy for 2,900 of our members. "Until the government unshackle Network Rail and the train...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
RMT General Secretary on rail dispute
“Today’s turnout at picket lines has been fantastic and exceeded expectations in our struggle for job security, defending conditions and a decent pay rise. “Our members will continue the campaign and have shown outstanding unity in pursuit of a settlement...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike,
National Rail & London Underground Strikes
Discussions with Network Rail and the Train Operators have continued today. The Train Operators have now made an offer and there is no further offer from Network Rail following the one which was rejected last Friday. The RMT National Executive...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
RMT Statement
In the past few weeks, discussions have been taking place at senior level with Network Rail, Train Operators and London Underground. Despite the best efforts of our negotiators no viable settlements to the disputes have been created. It has to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Strike, Train Operating Companies
RMT calls for face to face meeting with Shapps
The railways will be shut down for 3 days on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, when workers from Network Rail and 13 train operating companies take to picket lines across the country in a row over pay and job losses. In a letter...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail Strikes, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rishi Sunak, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT response Grant Shapps' comments on the national rail dispute
“Grant Shapps needs to stop smearing the RMT and unshackle the rail operating companies so they can come to a negotiated settlement that can end this dispute. "Railway workers voted overwhelmingly for strike action in defence of their jobs and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps
Update on national rail dispute
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Since the ballot results on 24th May, discussions have been taking place at industry-wide level under the auspices of the Rail Industry Recovery Group (RIRG) to create a framework and structure for negotiations on...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Network Rail
RMT declares overwhelming mandate for national strike action on railways
71% of those balloted took part in the vote with 89% voting in favour of strike action and only 11% voting against. The union will now be demanding urgent talks with Network Rail and the 15 train operating companies that were balloted to find...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Strike, Ballot, Rail, Dispute, Pay, Jobs, Conditions, Rail Union, RMT
RMT response to Shapps strike threat
The RMT today issued a stern warning that they will mount fierce resistance to any attempt by the government to reduce their   right to strike  on the railways.    RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Any attempt by Grant Shapps...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Union, RMT, Grant Shapps, Strike, Ballot, Rail Dispute
Grant Shapps is allowing rail dispute to continue
Scottish Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth accuses Mr Shapps and the Westminster government of "not doing more" to resolve the current dispute with the transport union. RMT is balloting over 40,000 members on Network Rail and the train operating companies over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay & Conditions, Ballot, Strike, Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps
RMT responds to Rail Minister speech
“It is obvious to anyone that uses the railways that rail workers already work seven days a week, around the clock with anti-social hours to keep the country moving. For the rail minister to come along and tell them they...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Minister, National Rail Dispute,
As East Midlands train managers prepare to strike again this weekend the union raises yet more serious safety concerns over strike-breaking operation
The union has received reports that on 15th and 29th August, at Bingham and Bedford respectively, trains were dispatched against red signals. Serious incidents were only prevented by the actions of the train drivers in stopping the dispatch procedure.‎ The...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands, Safety, Dispute
RMT confirms Serco Caledonian Sleeper strike dates
The ballot took place after the company attempted to impose a pay freeze on hardworking staff who have kept the service running throughout the Covid pandemic. The union’s National Executive Committee has now had the opportunity to consider the ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike, Pay, Dispute,
RMT demands end to CalMac pandemic pay betrayal
SCOTTISH FERRIES UNION RMT today wrote to the Minister for Islands, Energy and Connectivity, Paul Wheelhouse MSP demanding that he meet the union to correct a pay injustice for key workers at public sector ferry company CalMac. RMT is in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Pay Dispute, Ferries,
RMT announces dispute with Stena Line over pandemic sick pay
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members on Stena Line ferries and ports are among the key workers who will once again be straining every sinew to keep our maritime supply lines running as the resurgent Coronavirus threatens our...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Stena Line, Covid-19, Sick Pay, Dispute, Ferries
RMT set to declare dispute on East Midlands Railway over safety
RAIL UNION RMT’s national executive will be meeting today with a recommendation to declare a dispute on East Midlands Railway over the company’s refusal to implement the most basic safety measures. The union has been inundated with complaints by furious...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands, Safety, Dispute
RMT dispute with P&O over jobs sell--out on Irish Sea
SEAFARER UNION RMT said today that it has now declared a formal industrial dispute with P&O, and is beginning preparations for a national industrial action ballot, over the employer selling-out Ratings jobs on Irish Sea routes. In early June P&O...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O, Irish Sea, Dispute
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike again
Rail union RMT has announced today that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking further strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean a slide into poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Pay, Dispute
RMT warns of “mass transport discrimination”
On the day of the third anniversary protest in the fight to keep the guard on the train, rail union RMT has revealed that at least 15,000 Southern Rail services have run without a second person on board since the introduction...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern GTR, southern, doo, doo, driver only operation, third anniversary, guards dispute, guards, conductors,
RMT claims victory in Freightliner pension dispute
Rail union RMT is claiming victory in the Freightliner pension dispute following discussions and confirmation in writing that the company are withdrawing their proposals to amend the pension scheme. As a result strike action by Freightliner members planned for today...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner, pension dispute
RMT says 44th day of strikes goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 44th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard. Tomorrow’s strike takes place as the company continues to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT confirms action goes ahead on Northern Rail tomorrow
  RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits from this Saturday goes ahead...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
Strike Saturday and further dates on Northern Rail announced
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The scheduled...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT demands Commons statement on the outcome of GTR Inquiry
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an urgent Commons statement on the outcome of Chris Grayling’s Inquiry into Govia Thameslink Railway in the wake of further rail cancellations and delays this week after yet another timetable change. Having claimed that their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT suspends Northern Rail action to allow for talks
“RMT’s negotiating team has been in talks with Arriva Rail North over the past week in an attempt to seek a resolution to the long-running dispute. “Reports from RMT representatives and correspondence from the company have set out a process...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
Acas Joint Statement on behalf of Merseyrail and RMT
Following twelve hours of constructive talks held under the auspices of the conciliation service, Acas, Merseyrail have acknowledged RMT’s clear position that the only way that this industrial dispute will be resolved is by having a second safety critical person...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Dispute, Acas
RMT Northern Rail strike action strong and united
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Once again I want to pay tribute to RMT members on Northern Rail who have shown extraordinary resilience and determination for over a year now in the fight to put public safety before private profit....
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
RMT Northern Rail strikers standing firm again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are standing firm and united again this morning on picket lines across Arriva Rail North as the fight for rail safety the length and breadth of the franchise enters it's second year.  "It...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT to lobby German Embassy over Guards on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a lobby outside the German Embassy in London tomorrow, on the first anniversary of Northern members striking to save the role of the safety critical role of a guard, before handing over a letter...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
RMT action "solid and united" this morning on Southern Rail
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members stand solid and united again today in the fight for passenger safety and access on Southern Rail in Britain's longest-running industrial dispute. "The sheer grit and determination of our members on Southern to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT strike action goes ahead Monday on Southern Rail
RMT strike action goes ahead Monday on Southern Rail in Britain's longest running industrial dispute RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and driver members on Southern Rail will take further strike action exactly as scheduled on Monday in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT confirms further 48 hours of strikes on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further 48 hours of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits will go ahead...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT proposes rail summit over driver only disputes
In an attempt to break the deadlock of the driver only train disputes RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has written today to the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling proposing a summit with the Department for Transport, the train...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strikes, Disputes, driver only
RMT Merseyrail action rock solid again this morning in fight
"Once again on Merseyrail this morning our members are standing rock solid in the fight for rail safety and against the plans to throw the guards off our trains. "It's about time that the senior Labour politicians on Merseyside took...
Region: National
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, dispute
Southern Rail putting profits before safety
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Passengers subjected to the daily chaos on Southern Rail's notorious services will be rightly angry when they see that the operator, Go Ahead, is reporting a significant jump in revenues this morning despite moving...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stagecoach, South West, Dispute
RMT CALLS ON PM TO END THE SABOTAGE OF RAIL STRIKE TALKS
In a letter to the Prime Minister today RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: I am now becoming increasingly alarmed that you are sabotaging deals with the RMT on Southern, Northern and Anglia Trains and also South Western Railway. I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strikes, Disputes
RMT confirms vote for action on Stagecoach South West Buses
Over 78% of RMT members’ voted for strike action whilst nearly 90% voted for action short of a strike.   RMT members are angry that the company has tabled a pay and conditions package that doesn’t even keep pace with the Retail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, pay dispute, strike action, bus
RMT attacks company message sent to Northern Rail Guards
RAIL UNION RMT has today attacked a message sent by Northern Rail management to Guards and other Arriva Rail North staff on the eve of the current strike action. The message said, "Following recent terror attacks, which we have witnessed...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
RMT demands Southern end harassment of Brighton pickets
RAIL UNION RMT has today written to Southern/GTR demanding an end to the bullying, intimidation and harassment of pickets during the current dispute after a shocking incident in Brighton this morning. In the letter to Southern/GTR boss Peter Evans, RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT calls further Southern Rail strike action
RMT’s NEC has considered this matter again today and due to the failure of both the Government and GTR respond to the RMT call for round table talks to resolve the dispute has instructed Southern guards and driver members not...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Call for meeting with Transport Secretary over Southern
RAIL UNION RMT has written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again today asking for a further face to face meeting after Southern Rail contractor GTR snubbed union plans for round table talks involving all parties. In his letter, RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute, Grayling
New strike action on Merseyrail over role of Guards
A FURTHER PHASE OF STRIKE ACTION BY MEMBERS OF RAIL UNION RMT will go ahead on Merseyrail early next month following the continued point-blank refusal by the company to make any progress whatsoever over the crucial issue at the heart...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Guards, Dispute
RMT calls further Southern Rail strike action
RMT’s NEC has considered this matter again today and due to the failure of both the Government and GTR respond to the RMT call for round table talks to resolve the dispute has instructed Southern guards and driver members not...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday 1st September and Monday 4th September as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Rail North, Guards, Dispute
RMT calls further Southern Rail strike action
RMT’s NEC has considered this matter again and has instructed Southern driver members not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- • 00:01 hours on Tuesday 1st August 2017 until 23:59 hours on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Merseyrail ‘telling desperate lies’ over Guards dispute
MERSEYRAIL is resorting to desperate lies and distortions to hide the reality that it has lost the argument and is now also losing the strike over the need for safety-trained Guards, the network’s biggest union says today. Following four 100-per-cent-solid...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Dispute
Rail worker action for safe railways rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Once again this morning safety-critical staff on Southern Rail are being forced by this rogue rail operator to take action in defence of safe and accessible services. It is a disgrace that Southern have...
Region: National
Tagged with: Keep the guard, strike, dispute
MPs warning on Northern Rail driver only operation plans
In advance of strike action over proposals to remove Guards on Northern Rail, MPs from across the North of England have put their name to a parliamentary motion warning that Northern Rail’s plans for driver only trains will reduce access...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
Tory losses on Southern Rail Routes due to company failures
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a bunch of significant Tory losses overnight are down to the long running dispute on Southern Railway over the axing of guards and the ‎impact on safe, accessible and reliable services. The Conservatives lost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute, Election
RMT seeks meeting with Liverpool Mayor over Merseyrail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has written to Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson seeking an urgent meeting in an effort to resolve the Merseyrail guards dispute. In response to a major intervention by the Mayor into the dispute at the weekend,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Dispute, Liverpool Mayor
Press picture from Liverpool Lime Street picket line
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "The RMT action on Merseyrail this morning is absolutely solid with pickets out in force at all key points and the response on the ground has been wholly positive. It has been a massively...
Region: National
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, dispute
Merseyrail profits would pay for keeping guards
Merseyrail and Merseytravel claims that they cannot afford to keep guards have been exposed as entirely wrong and misleading by new research showing that dividends paid out by Merseryrail are up to £14million a year, almost three times the cost...
Region: National
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, dispute
RMT Southern action holding firm nearly a year on
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "In the teeth of a relentless campaign of spin and intimidation from Southern Rail the RMT guards' and drivers' action continues to hold firm in the fight for rail safety nearly a year on‎. "RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT Northern Rail action "absolutely rock solid"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT's action on Arriva Rail North this morning is absolutely rock solid and determined as our members ‎fight for passenger safety and the retention of the guard on the Northern Rail services. Our pickets are...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
RMT looks to legal action over rights of disabled passengers
Rail union RMT confirmed today that is actively considering legal options over failure of Office of Rail Regulation to protect the rights of disabled passengers on Southern rail. The Office of Road and Rail Regulation (ORR) has key responsibilities for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT slams Arriva Rail North "dirty tricks"
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed an "outrageous campaign of dirty tricks" by Arriva Rail North after the company was caught red handed circulating fake posters claiming that strike action on the 13th March in the dispute over retaining guards has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Dispute
RMT calls for urgent talks on Southern
RAIL UNION RMT has called for urgent talks to clarify Southern (GTR)’s position on the future role of the Guard in an attempt to bring a resolution to the long-running dispute.   The union wrote to Charles Horton, Managing Director...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT Southern Guards standing firm this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT guards members on Southern Rail are standing firm in their action in defence of rail safety this morning despite a vicious campaign of bullying and intimidation by GTR bosses. Our members resilience for nearly...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
SOUTHERN RIP UP SAFETY RULE BOOK IN SCABBING DRIVE
RAIL UNION RMT revealed today that Southern GTR are looking to train up 40 scab strike breaking managers in 2 days of classroom talks to work as OBS on the next strike day of 22nd February. The union described the move as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Southern owners Go–Ahead set to pocket Christmas Bonus
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned the fact that Southern owners Go-Ahead – operators of the worst performing rail service in Britain – are set for a taxpayer-funded Christmas Bonus from Theresa May's recently announced rail replacement bus stunt.   Parliamentary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Southern strike solidly supported across all routes today
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Despite a vicious campaign of company bullying, threats and intimidation the strike action on Southern this morning remains absolutely rock solid. “Passengers know that Southern Rail under GTR is an unmitigated disaster that puts...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Balloting underway in two disputes on London Underground
The disputes are: • Tube station staffing and safety. Around 4000 station staff members balloted for action over the impact on safety from the axing of nearly 900 front-line workers alongside the closure of tube ticket offices. RMT says that the cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Disputes, Ballot
National Demo this week in support of RMT Southern Guards
The protest will assemble at 12.30 – 13.30 opposite Parliament (Old Palace Yard). This will be followed by a rally inside Parliament from 14.00 – 15.30 in Committee Room 10. Rally speakers include: Mick Cash, General Secretary RMT; Manuel Cortes, General Secretary TSSA; Andy McDonald MP,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT responds to Southern deadline to withdraw £2000 bribe
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “This is just more threats and bullying from Southern Rail and does nothing at all to resolve the current safety dispute. It is also completely meaningless as the union has already rejected the £2000...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
"Nonsense of privatisation" as Network Rail shells out £48m
General Secretary Mick Cash said: "This multi-million compo payout from Network Rail to Southern/GTR exposes the economic nonsense of our privatised and fragmented railways. This is money that could have been spent on maintaining and upgrading our failing real infrastructure...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
National Demonstration called in support of Southern Guards
RAIL UNION RMT has called a national protest for 1st November in support of Southern Guards in its long running dispute with GTR/Southern.   The protest will assemble at 12.30 – 13.30 opposite Parliament (Old Palace Yard). This will be followed by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT Southern strike "absolutely solid"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that strike action by guards on Southern Rail in the dispute over safety and access remains absolutely solid this morning despite a vicious campaign of company lies and dirty tricks. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Southern attempt to bribe staff to sell-out passenger safety
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This latest letter from Charles Horton does not move this dispute on a single inch. There is no offer whatsoever to start engaging in serious talks about the safety and access issues at the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT Eurostar strike "solid and determined"
"Our Eurostar Train Manager members are solid, determined and united this morning as they kick off the first phase of strike action in a fight for a decent work/life balance.  "Pickets are out at St Pancras International as we send...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, dispute
RMT launches new phase of "Safer Scottish Trains" campaign
The union continues to make the public and political case against any extension of Driver Only Operation in Scotland - making the positive case for "Safer Scottish Trains". The launch of this next phase of the campaign kicks off with an...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Guards, Dispute
Core points at heart of Southern guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today began distributing information to the general public at stations across Southern rail setting out the three core issues at the heart of the strike action that starts at 11am tomorrow – 26 th April: •  Removal of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
EUROSTAR STAFF TO BE BALLOTED FOR STRIKE ACTION
RMT have declared the dispute with Eurostar over the company’s decision to charge an RMT activist and Company Council Union Representative with gross misconduct. The woman being picked on is a Train Manager and long serving, loyal member of staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, dispute
ACAS tube talks halted for emergency meeting
Talks aimed at settling the dispute over night running on London Underground have been halted this morning after tube union RMT was called in for an emergency meeting with the safety regulator following a series of serious breaches of safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: tube, safety, dispute
Ballot begins today on CalMac over threat to jobs....
RMT ballot begins today on CalMac over threat to jobs, pensions and working conditions. CalMac union RMT has confirmed that ballot papers have been despatched today to members in the industrial action vote ‎over the threat to jobs, pensions and...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Dispute
Dispute with CalMac over threat to jobs, pensions....
The industrial relationship with CalMac on the Clyde and Hebrides network has deteriorated in recent months to such an extent that maritime union RMT has today declared a formal dispute with the company, following the failure to provide RMT with...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Dispute
London Overground safety staff balloted in pay dispute
The dispute has a number of core points: • A below inflation pay offer that would undermine standards of living • Heavy handed approach to staff sickness • Failure to make progress on the introduction of a full sick pay...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Pay, Dispute