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Bus workers strike goes ahead in the South West
BUS UNION RMT said today that a strike on Stagecoach Southwest will go ahead on Monday after rejecting a company pay offer loaded with savage cuts to conditions and benefits that would drive even more key staff out of the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Stagecoach South West, Bus Drivers, Pay Justice
RMT on Bus Driver shortages
Bus union RMT has responded to reports today that the bus industry is the latest sector facing a chronic workforce shortage as low pay and poor working conditions force drivers and other staff to seek work elsewhere with dire consequences...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus, Drivers, Shortage
RMT confirms strikes on Stagecoach buses
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it is serving notice for strike action on Stagecoach buses in the South West, East Midlands and Derbyshire/Yorkshire as part of the national fight for pay justice for bus workers. The union has reacted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stagecoach South West, Stagecoach East Midlands, Stagecoach Yorkshire, Bus Drivers, Pay, Strike
RMT‎ suspends next week's Tube strike
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "Following further progress in ACAS talks today our Executive has decided that there are sufficient grounds to suspend next week's tube strike action. "We remain in dispute and will be engaging in further discussions with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Drivers, Night Tube, Strike
RMT on ACAS Tube strike talks this morning
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “We believe that there is a deal to be done which recognises the work-life balance and job security of our members and we are entering the re-convened talks this morning ‎in a positive frame of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Strike
RMT suspends Tube strike action
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "Following extensive and wide ranging discussions through the ACAS machinery we have hammered out enough ground to allow those talks to continue. As a result this week's strike action is suspended although the rest...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Strike
Night Tube strike goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action across the network over plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade will go ahead next month after the company refused ‎to make any serious progress in ACAS...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Night Tube, drivers, Strike, Tube Strike
RMT to take strike action on London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it will be taking strike action across the Tube network over plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade. Following a solid vote for action late last month and subsequent...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Grade, LUL,
RMT condemns unsafe extension to lorry drivers’ hours
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned the Government’s unsafe extension to road haulage driver’s permitted driving hours due to a significant labour shortage of lorry drivers. Lorry drivers will be permitted to legally extend their driving hours to previously illegal levels...
Region: National
Tagged with: Road Haulage, Drivers Hours, Driver Shortage, Road Transport
RMT to fight London Underground plans
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it will fight plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers grade – if necessary through a campaign of industrial action. LU propose to axe the grade from the 16th May...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Train Drivers
RMT on Bus and Taxi driver COVID mortality rates
Commenting on today’s ONS figures which showed that male bus and coach drivers and male taxi drivers are two of the occupational groups with high rates of Covid-19 deaths, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “These figures are a tragic...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Drivers, Taxi Drivers, Mortality Rates, Vaccination,
RMT demands Government and local council support for COVID-battered taxi trade
With the second wave of COVID - 19 now battering the whole of Britain, and with localised lockdowns in place, the taxi trade is currently in crisis with hard working taxi drivers facing financial ruin due to the decimation of regular as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Taxi, Taxi Drivers
Bus union RMT responds to study on workers’ deaths
The report shows that among bus drivers, those aged 65 and over, those from BAME backgrounds and those with pre-existing hypertension are at higher risk of Covid-19 mortality and this should be taken into account in efforts by TfL and bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, bus drivers, BAME, deaths,
RMT Tube strike rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members remain rock solid and determined in their action this morning in a dispute which is simply about forcing LU bosses and the Mayor to wake up and take seriously the impact on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, bakerloo line, drivers, strike
RMT calls strike action on Bakerloo Line
A ballot for action covering driver members produced a 95% vote for action. Members have been instructed as follows; Not to book on for any duty after 11:59 on Friday 21st February until 11:59 on Saturday 22nd February. Not to book on for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tube, bakerloo line, strike action, train drivers,
Victoria Line Tube drivers to strike as LU renege on pledges
Following a unanimous vote in favour of taking strike action by RMT members in a ballot concluded back in July 2019, strike action had been scheduled. This action was suspended as a result of progress made during discussions held under the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: victoria line, london underground, lul, tfl, drivers
RMT confirms action on Tube track noise
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed a programme of industrial action to back up a demand for urgent progress over tube track noise after drivers voted by more than 95% in favour of industrial action in a ballot covering the Jubilee, Central,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, excessive noise, tfl, drivers
RMT demands urgent action on Tube track noise
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded urgent action over tube track noise as drivers voted by more than 95% in favour of industrial action in a ballot covering the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines. RMT has been campaigning on the issue...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, drivers, excessive noise, industrial action
RMT suspends Central Line action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended strike action over a sacked driver on the Central Line – due to start tomorrow evening – after the company waited ten months and left it right up to the wire...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, central line, drivers, lul
RMT members rock solid in strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT confirmed that members are standing rock solid this morning at the start of 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line  over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, central line, industrial relations, drivers
RMT suspends Piccadilly Line Tube drivers strike action
TUBE UNION RMT said today that 24 hours of strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line, due to start at noon tomorrow, has been suspended after sufficient progress was made in talks. Action in separate disputes on the Central Line,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul, central line
RMT says strike action on Central Line goes ahead
Tube union RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line goes ahead as planned from midnight over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse of agreed procedures and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, central line, drivers, lul
RMT announces 24 hours of strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse of agreed procedures and the victimisation of a trade union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, central line, drivers, lul
Piccadilly Line strike "united and determined" on third day
TUBE UNION RMT said that driver members on the Piccadilly Line are standing united and determined again this morning as the current phase of strike action enters it's third day in a fight for workplace justice and respect. The dispute...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
Day Two of Piccadilly Line strike action rock solid
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line is absolutely rock solid across all depots this morning on day two as the workforce stands firm against an aggressive and bullying management culture that has reduced...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
Piccadilly Line strike action gets under way
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line is now underway and receiving the expected rock solid support from members after LU bosses wrecked ACAS talks yesterday by refusing to bring any new proposals or...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
Piccadilly Line strike action goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line, starting tomorrow lunchtime through to the weekend, goes ahead as planned after LU bosses scuppered ACAS talks this morning by refusing to bring any new proposals...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
RMT confirms ACAS talks over Piccadilly Line dispute
Tube union RMT confirmed today that it will be attending talks at ACAS this morning in the long-running dispute on the Piccadilly Line over the breakdown of industrial relations and a comprehensive failure by management to deliver on promised improvements...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
RMT confirms further ACAS talks in the morning
‎Tube union RMT confirmed this evening that it will be attending further talks at ACAS tomorrow morning in the long-running dispute on the Piccadilly Line over the breakdown of industrial relations and a comprehensive failure by management to deliver on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, piccadilly line, drivers,
Piccadilly Line strike suspended
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed today that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line due to start at 2100 hours this evening has been suspended following significant progress in extensive talks through ACAS. The dispute remains on as the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, piccadilly line, tube, drivers, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
RMT calls on Southern Rail staff to reject company plan
Rail union RMT today called on Southern Rail staff to continue to stand united and reject the latest company and government proposals to extend Driver Only Operation which would destroy the principles of safe operation and access to services for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors, drivers, aslef
RMT response to proposed drivers' "deal" on Southern/GTR
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Once again RMT has been excluded from these negotiations and from what we have seen so far this is exactly the sort of deal that Southern and Chris Grayling have been hoping for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, drivers, aslef
RMT announces Night Tube dispute
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed this morning that it has declared a dispute with London Underground over the failure of the company to honour an agreement on career progression into full-time jobs for night tube drivers. RMT has begun preparations for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers
RMT announces Night Tube drivers’ victory
TUBE UNION RMT has called off strike action and heralded a victory for justice for Night Tube drivers as LUL agreed to end the practice of preventing them from moving into vacant full-time positions for a period of at least...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, strike action
RMT announces action on Night Tube
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers will strike on the 8/9th and 29/30th of April  after they voted overwhelmingly for action over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground. Members voted this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, strike action
RMT NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS VOTE BY OVER 96% FOR STRIKE ACTION
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground. Members voted by over 96% for...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube Drivers, Strike
RMT to ballot Night Tube drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is to ballot Night Tube drivers for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground.   As a result...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, ballot, strike action
Tube drivers action on Central, Waterloo and City solid
 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Pickets are out in force this morning, picket lines are being respected and the support for the action is absolutely solid in all depots. This action has been provoked by a pointless and aggressive...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, drivers, strike, central line, waterloo and city line
Tube drivers to strike on Central Line
Following a ballot result strongly in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike against the forced displacement of Central Line Train Operators, and the failure of ACAS talks to resolve the dispute, RMT’s National Executive Committee...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, tube, london underground, lul, drivers, strike
Exeter Stagecoach South West bus drivers ballot
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its Exeter Stagecoach South West bus driver members for strike action and action short of a strike over inadequate provisions following a move from their city centre depot. The ballot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, bus, bus drivers, exeter, ballot
RMT and ASLEF drivers shoulder to shoulder
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT drivers on Southern Rail are standing shoulder to shoulder with their ASLEF colleagues this morning in a fight for safe train operation. This strike action is wholly the responsibility of a Government and a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, drivers, aslef, rail union, rmt
Drivers on Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City Lines to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines are to strike for 24 hours on the 6th  and 7th December in two separate disputes over a breakdown in industrial relations, breaches of procedures and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, piccadilly, hammersmith and city, drivers, strike
RMT to ballot Piccadilly Line drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting over 400 drivers on the Piccadilly Line for strike action in a dispute over breaching agreements, procedures and policies which amounts to a wholesale breakdown in industrial relations between the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, drivers, ballot, strike action
RMT Taxi Drivers to protest at Luton Town Hall
RMT TAXI DRIVERS will be protesting outside Luton Town Hall at 1.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June over unprecedented attacks on their trade The slashing of the grant from central government to local authorities has resulted in councils looking for new...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: taxi drivers, luton
Transpennine Express Drivers balloted for strike action
The union has become aware that there have been several instances of Driver Standards Managers (DSM’s) driving trains across the TPE network. The company have claimed that this practice is consistent with the conditions of service. However, the clause they...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, drivers
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 27th January 2016 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that significant progress has...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
RMT salutes rock solid strike action on Arriva Trains Wales
"This strike is about basic workplace justice and decent working conditions and it is down to the company to recognise the anger amongst the workforce shown this morning and to meet with the unions for genuine and meaningful talks on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, drivers
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 23 December 2015 Dear colleague Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Arriva Trains Wales (Drivers) Further to my earlier letter to you on the above matter, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for once...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: atw, arriva trains wales, drivers, industrial action
RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 4th November 2015 Dear Colleagues RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to my letter dated 20th October with regards to the above matter, in which I advised...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
RMT fights scapegoating of taxi drivers by Leicester Council
Taxi union RMT said today that it will be launching a campaign to fight the introduction by Leicester Council of a new system of penalty points targeted at taxi drivers. There are already pre-existing sanctions in place for taxi drivers...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi drivers, leicester council
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Abellio Scotrail
Our Ref: BR2/0001/AS 25th June 2015 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Abellio Scotrail (Drivers) I write to advise you that your negotiating team has rejected the Company’s so-called final offer which is as follows:- A one...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio, scotrail, drivers
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014
Our Ref: BR2/0001/NR(D) 17th November 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates Of Pay & Conditions Of Service 2014 – Northern Rail Drivers Further to previous correspondence, I write to provide clarification for members during this balloting period. I am aware that the ASLEF ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail Drivers
RMT Northern Line drivers balloted for strike action
The ballot will open today, 30th October, and will close on Tuesday 18th November.   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT has been pointing out for some time now that a new culture of harassment and misuse of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, northern line, drivers
Threat to xmas deliveries from shortage of lorry drivers
Mick Cash said "We are paying the price for years of attacks on jobs and working conditions which have casualised and undermined the status of workers in the road freight industry to the point that we now face the prospect...
Region: National
Tagged with: christmas deliveries, lorry drivers, road freight
MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 19th September 2014 Dear Colleagues MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to previous correspondence in respect of the above matter, first and foremost I would like to congratulate you all for returning a magnificent...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, drivers
London Taxi Drivers Demonstration tomorrow 9th July
The RMT London Taxi Drivers believe this is not the time to let TfL off the hook and are committed to keeping the pressure on.   Failure to enforce legislation and selective consultation must stop. This Branch will be staging...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, lodnon taxi drivers
RMT backs London Taxi protest on Wednesday
RMT is backing the protest, under the banner “Cabbies  Against Boris”, which has been mobilised against the many improper and unlawful decisions imposed on the taxi trade by Transport for London and the Mayor. These include the improper London Taxi...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxi drivers, uber,
Key Northern Rail staff to strike again
Despite a rock-solid 48 hour strike in February, management continue to refuse to take serious steps to satisfactorily resolve this matter and as a result all Maintenance Depot Driver members at Heaton and Neville Hill Traincare Depots have been instructed  by...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, heaton, neville hill, maintenance depot drivers, industrial action