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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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