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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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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