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RMT backs Eurostar support calls
With the Government set to publish its plans for the return of international travel today (Monday) Eurostar union RMT has backed growing calls this morning from across for the industry for the Government to put in place a specific support...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Save Eurostar, Rail Jobs
RMT on reports today of crisis talks over future of Eurostar
"It is essential that the government steps up and plays its part in creating a bridge to saving the Eurostar service. "They need to work with their French and Belgian counterparts, along with the financiers, to save this essential link...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Save Eurostar, Rail,
RMT warns that travel confusion increases threat to Eurostar
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that the Government’s confused and contradictory messages over travel plans this summer increases the risk of financial collapse at the vital Eurostar rail links to the continent and piles pressure on Britain's ferry services. RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Save Eurostar, Covid-19, Ferries, UK Ferries
Save Eurostar campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a formal campaign to SAVE EUROSTAR as fear grows that a political stand off at national government level risks leaving the future of the vital green link to the continent ‎under threat as the service...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Emergency Funding
RMT calls for urgent action to prevent Eurostar collapse
It is reported today that insiders are warning that the operation could run out of cash as early as the spring as passenger numbers have plunged by 95% as as result of the pandemic with worse to come as Britain closes...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Covid-19, Open-Access Rail Operators, Collapse
RMT calls for urgent Government support
RMT calls for urgent Government support to protect Eurostar and ferry jobs and services as COVID crisis deepens Eurostar and ferries union RMT called today for urgent and decisive Government action to support and protect thousands of jobs caught in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Ferries, Covid-19
RMT calls for urgent support for Eurostar
RAIL UNION RMT ‎has called for urgent Government financial support for the crucial Eurostar link to the continent, warning that a failure to act threatens the future of the service and the thousands of jobs that it supports. In a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Covid-19, Tory Government, Financial Support
Plaque to remember Asquith Xavier to be unveiled
Asquith Xavier was a Chatham resident and a Guard with British Rail and played a key role in ending the last vestiges of racist colour bars on BR and was part of a wider issue that saw a massive change...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Asquith Xavier, Colour Bar, Euston Station, Chatham, NUR, RMT
RMT marks anniversary of the breaking of the colour bar at Euston station
On August 15 1966 the colour bar at Euston station was finally defeated when West Indian guard Asquith Xavier was allowed to start work after initially being refused a job. British Railways had announced, after negotiations with local leaders of the National...
Region: National
Tagged with: Asquith Xavier, Colour Bar, Euston Station, National Union of Railwaymen, NUR
RMT demands Government support to protect jobs at Eurostar
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded Government support to protect jobs and services that are vital to Britain's economic future as Eurostar have announced a cuts package in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on cross channel business....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Eurostar, Jobs
RMT calls for urgent Government action to protect Eurostar
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that unless the Government takes urgent and decisive action the Eurostar operation faces collapse in the wake of the 30 day European travel ban and the total lockdown in France and Belgium. Domestic rail operations face...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Coronavirus
RMT to strike on Eurostar over London Living Wage
RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT) WORKERS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO BOOK ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:- • 00:01 HOURS ON THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2019 AND 23:59 HOURS ON FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2019. Rail Gourmet workers are the last group of workers on Eurostar...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, rail gourmet, caterers, london living wage,
RMT on announcement of Eurostar-Thalys integration
"We will be meeting with Eurostar shortly to discuss the initiative and top of our agenda will be the protection of our members jobs, pay and conditions and that this vital service is maintained no matter what lies ahead."  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, thalys, sncf
Bob Crow Radical Hero
An exhibition of photographs at the People's History Museum in Manchester and a pamphlet, Bob Crow Radical Hero, was launched to coincide with the union's AGM in the city. Bob Crow Radical Hero   Mick Cash, current RMT general secretary,...
Region: National
Tagged with: bob crow, radical hero, people's history museum, rmt,
RMT statement on £33m Eurotunnel Brexit Ferry settlement
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “On top of his dangerous and failed privatisation of probation services, Transport Secretary’s Chris Grayling’s Brexit ferries’ fiasco has now cost the taxpayer another £33m and admitted that no work has been done to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurotunnel, Brexit, Ferries
Eurostar staff to take further strike action
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras and Eurostar Train Managers will take strike for 48 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. RMT members...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
‎Strike action solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members in the two separate disputes on Eurostar and South Western Railw‎ay are standing rock solid this morning as they put the issue of public safety right at the top of the agenda....
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, eurostar, guards, conductors, strike
Eurostar strike over service meltdown goes ahead Saturday
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours on Saturday in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. The strike goes ahead after...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
Eurostar staff to strike over service meltdown
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. Following a massive vote for action RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
RMT "SOS 2020" shipping protest in Hull on Saturday
Saturday 30th September, 10am-4pm outside Hull Maritime Museum, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3DX. A map to the venue is attached and can be downloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/y9zxfg8d   RMT will be using the Hull protest to point out that as...
Region: North East
Tagged with: sos2020, hull maritime museum, seafarers, maritime, shipping
RMT responds to TUC General Secs speech comments on the EU
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Let's be clear, membership of the single market means de facto membership of the EU and it's control mechanisms. The trade union movement needs to be extremely careful if it is not to be...
Region: National
Tagged with: eu, european union, single market, tuc, rmt, mick cash
RMT ON TUC GENERAL COUNCIL STATEMENT ON THE EU
"RMT campaigned for a leave vote and there should be no suggestion that there is some back door route by which Britain can remain in the EU despite a democratic de‎cision in a national vote. It should not be forgotten...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, rmt, eu, rail privatisation,
RMT protest in Poole for European Maritime Day of Action
The protest will take place Thursday 18th May, 8.30am, Poole Lighthouse Arts and Conference Centre, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole, BH15 1UG.   As part of RMT’s SOS 2020 campaign the event will be attended by RMT members and other trade unionists who...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, european maritime day of action, seafarers
RMT protest in Poole for European Maritime Day of Action
MARITIME UNION RMT will be protesting against low-cost crewing in the shipping industry – as practiced by local employer Condor Ferries – outside the European Maritime Day conference in Poole on Thursday .   The protest will take place Thursday 18th...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, european maritime day of action, condor ferries
RMT calls for an end to social dumping in road transport
Road transport union RMT called for an end to social dumping in the sector following news reports that lorry drivers from Eastern Europe are moving goods around Western Europe, earning poverty wages that undercut minimum wage levels, while living out...
Region: National
Tagged with: road transport, road freight, eu, social dumping
Arriva Rail North workers to vote on action over pay
The ballot will open on 10 January and conclude on 25 January.   The dispute is over a pay offer that does not match the benchmarks for pay deals that RMT has set elsewhere in the industry.   Mick Cash RMT General...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, deutsche bahn, pay, ballot
RMT responds to savage job cuts announced at DB Cargo
General Secretary Mick Cash said “This is devastating news brought on through a combination of cut-throat practices in the UK rail freight industry and a shocking lack of Government support for this key section of our transport infra-structure. “RMT’s executive...
Region: National
Tagged with: db cargo, job cuts, deutsche bahn, cargo, rail freight,
RMT responds to news of eighty job losses at Eurostar
“Coming on the same day as the DB Cargo announcement, the Eurostar job cuts are yet more bad news for the rail sector and show the relentless pressure that RMT members are under in the current economic environment. “RMT reps...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, job cuts
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 suspends Eurostar strike action from midnight
Rail union RMT has confirmed that the current strike action on Eurostar has been suspended from midnight tonight to allow for further, detailed negotiations after some progress in talks this morning. The dispute remains live at this time.
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Strike, Suspended
Two Blocks of Strike Action over Rostering at Eurostar
In a long-running dispute with Eurostar International Ltd on the work/life balance of safety-critical train managers, rail union RMT is today announcing two periods of strike action on the service. The strike action will take place over two weekends in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Rostering, Managers
RMT reiterates "Vote Leave" message
One of Britain's most powerful unions today urged its members and trade unionists to vote for "hope not fear" in the EU referendum and support a leave vote. In an email  to union members, RMT leader Mick Cash voted urged...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, eu, vote leave
ASLEF, BFAWU, RMT
A united Labour Movement Many great figures of the Labour moment such as Tony Benn, Michael Foot and Bob Crow were firmly against the EU. Millions of Labour voters oppose the EU and we believe a similar number of trade...
Region: National
Tagged with: EU, Leave
Deutsche Bahn approves UK asset sell-off
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, arriva trains wales, chiltern railways, cross country, grand central, london overground, northern rail
RMT warns of new threat to UK rail jobs
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, db schenker
As EU imposes rail privatisation – RMT says "vote to Leave"
Under the proposals in the EU’s so-called Fourth Railway Package, train operators would have complete access to the networks of member states to operate domestic passenger services. The European Council had already agreed that mandatory competitive tendering should be the...
Region: National
Tagged with: eu, leave, rail privatisation
RMT calls for assurances on Deutsche Bahn Arriva North
The company’s managing director, Alex Hynes, was guest speaker at a meeting of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line in Carlisle when he reportedly told the local News & Star that passengers would see the new trains operating at higher...
Region: North East
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva north, driver only operation, doo
RMT sets out six key reasons for leaving the EU
1.    Leave the EU to end attacks on rail workers New EU rail policies are set to further entrench rail privatisation and fragmentation. That will also mean more attacks or jobs and conditions and EU laws will make it impossible...
Region: National
Tagged with: eu, leave
Corbyn pledges full support for Northern Rail campaign
On the day that Deustche Bahn take over the Northern Rail franchise, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has sent a message pledging full support for the rail unions campaign to defend jobs, services and safety and for a publicly owned railway....
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva, deutsche bahn
RMT fights on as Northern Rail is given to Deustche Bahn
TODAY -  Friday 1st April 2016 – rail union RMT will mark the first day of the Arriva (Deutsche Bahn) Northern Rail franchise with the widespread distribution of special leaflets highlighting the real impact of the rail privatisation fiasco and the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, northern rail
RMT rally on eve of Northern Rail hand over to Deustche Bahn
TRANSPORT UNION RMT will be holding a rally to “Defend Rail Services, Safety and Jobs”  at the Mechanics Institute, 103, Princess Street, Manchester on Thursday 31st March 2016 - the eve of the Northern franchise handover to German-state operator Deutsche Bahn. The rally,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, deustche bahn
RMT condemns London Overground sell-off to Deutsche Bahn
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that it was ludicrous to hand LOROL services over to the German state as Arriva have just had their contract for the Tyne and Wear Metro ripped up with that service being taken into...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, lorol, deutsche bahn, arriva
RMT hails Tyne & Wear Metro victory
Transport union RMT today hailed a massive victory in the battle for public ownership as Nexus confirmed this morning that Deutsche Bahn will have their contract for the Tyne and Wear Metro ripped up with the service being taken into...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tyne and wear metro, deutsche bahn,
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
RMT says Deutcshe Bahn should be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has repeated calls for wholesale public ownership of transport services after poor Metro performance led to a Council leader calling for the network’s operator to be stripped of its contract following a catalogue of errors. Last year...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tyne and wear metro, deutsche bahn, northern rail
Public accounts committee report on Eurostar sell-off
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “However you dress it up the fire sale of the UK’s Eurostar stake before the election has cost the taxpayer billions in wasted investment and lost future profits. The total British public investment in...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, public accounts committee
Northern Rail boss hired by new German-state operators
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it will be stepping up the fight for jobs, services and safety across the region as it emerged that the current boss of Northern Rail has been hired by the new German-state operators to...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, serco, abellio, deutsche bahn, doo, arriva
RMT Responds to Report on Eurostar Rip-Off
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “However you dress it up the fire sale of the UK’s Eurostar stake before the election has cost the taxpayer billions in wasted investment and lost future profits. The total British public investment in Eurostar...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Audit Office
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR C
Our Ref: HC/14/2 25th August 2015 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT) STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated the 20th August 2015 with regards to the above matter and where I notified you of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail gourmet, eurostar
Breakdown in Industrial Relations
Our Ref: HC/14/2 20th August 2015   Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT) RMT CALLS 48 HOURS STRIKE ACTION – NEW DATES LISTED BELOW Further to my letter dated the 18th August 2015 with regards to the above...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: rail gourmet, eurostar
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR)
Our Ref: HC/14/2 18th August 2015   Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT) First and foremost, congratulations on returning an excellent result in the recent ballot for industrial action and standing together in solidarity. The union’s...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, rail gourmet
Transport union to campaign for exit from "pro-austerity" EU
Transport union RMT has voted at its AGM in Newcastle to campaign for British withdrawal from the EU in the ‎forthcoming referendum. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that RMT had reaffirmed its long-standing policy of opposing UK membership of...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, eu,
RMT solidarity with anti-austerity strikes across Belgium
Mick C‎ash, RMT General Secretary, said; "RMT pledges it's support and solidarity with the workers  in Belgium who are striking against austerity and cuts in a wide range of industries and services, including the railways, today. "The EU-wide assault on...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, belgium, strike
RMT slams Eurostar sell off as "a pre-election betrayal"
"The Eurostar sell-off is a gross act of betrayal of the British people by a right wing government hell bent on selling off the family silver regardless of the real cost.   “The French and Belgians think we are insane...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, sell off
RMT slams Eurostar sell off
General Secretary Mick Cash said “The news today that Eurostar has broken through the 10 million passenger barrier and is showing continuing strong growth makes a mockery of this rotten Government’s plans to try and railroad through the sale of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, sell off
RMT to ballot staff on London Midland
A string of trumped-up charges against Steve, amounting to a sustained campaign of harassment in response to his questioning of safety issues and his level of influence with union colleagues, have been exposed as bogus and have been withdrawn but...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, euston to tring, steve caldwell
RMT on new Eurostar fleet launch
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said "It is simply insane that with Eurostar unveiling modern new fleet, generating substantial and increased profits , and planning for expansion , that this Government is planning to sell off Britain's lucrative , strategic stake . "The ‎flogging...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar
RMT hits back at Eurostar sell off
This compounds the issue of foreign ownership of Britain's railways as the French state have first refusal on our slice of the highly profitable Eurostar cake. The French and Belgians think we are insane knocking off such a valuable and...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar,
REORGANISATION OF CLEANERS, ST PANCRAS – INTERSERVE FS (UK)
Our ref: BR1/15/4 12th August 2014 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL STRIKE ACTION IS SUSPENDED REORGANISATION OF CLEANERS, ST PANCRAS – INTERSERVE FS (UK) LTD Further to my letter dated 7th August 2014, I can report that your union has been approached...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: interserve, eurostar
St Pancras Eurostar cleaners to strike again
The cleaner’s will be taking the following action;   Not to book on for any shifts between 05:00 hours on Friday 15th August 2014 and 04:59 hours on Sunday 17th August 2014   This is the second phase of strike action following a rock-solid...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: interserve, eurostar, st pancras
St Pancras Eurostar cleaners “rock solid and determined”
The cleaner’s downed tools at 5am this morning in 24 hours of high-profile action  in the heart of London designed to shame the company, and those who hire them at the top of Eurostar and St Pancras International, into reversing their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: interserve, eurostar, st pancras, cleaners
St Pancras Eurostar cleaners to strike Friday
Like many contract cleaners, the Eurostar contract is subject to regular tender with cut-throat cleaning contractors competing to win the work.  Staff get transferred from one contractor to another like pieces of meat, but the business model of the companies...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, interserve, cleaners, workplace justice, pay
Eurostar growth makes a nonsense of Government sell off
RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said "The Eurostar figures show continuing growth with the prospect of increasing demand and profitability well into the future and make a nonsense of this Governments plans to sell off Britain's 40% stake in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, profit, Sell off
RMT slams Government "stupidity" over Eurostar
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Government “stupidity and pure fiscal incompetence” as reports emerged over the weekend that French state rail operator SNCF is in line for a takeover of the highly-profitable British stake in Eurostar. Under the current set...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, jobs, sell off
German state rail to "cherry pick" East Coast Mainline
Rail union RMT has revealed today that German state railway company Deutsche Bahn, is seeking to benefit from a “back door privatisation” of the East Coast mainline which could threaten rail services on the East Coast and cost the taxpayer...
Region: National
Tagged with: Deutsche Bahn, East Coast Mainline
Rail Gourmet staff at Euston balloted for action
RMT has identified a number of issues which the union believes must be resolved as a matter of urgency: •    abuse of the disciplinary and grievance procedures •    the general aggressive and bullying style of the company’s management team •   ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail gourmet, euston, virgin west coast