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RMT responds to DVSA report on bus fires
Responding to the  DVSA report , RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "This report makes some important recommendations around improved comprehensive and regular maintenance schedules, insisting that operators report fires in a timely manner and better training of drivers to encourage...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Bus Fires
RMT dismisses Tory fire and rehire consultation gimmick
Tory Business Secretary Grant Shapps launched the 12-week consultation into fire and rehire practices at a time when the government is handing him the powers to personally decide minimum service levels and who is sacked as a result.   RMT general...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Fire and Rehire, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT marks King's Cross fire tragedy with a rallying call against job cuts
A disastrous fire broke out on 18 November 1987 that claimed the lives of 31 people with 100 more taken to hospital to treat injuries. As a result of the public inquiries that followed, fire safety on the Tube was completely overhauled and this...
Region: National
Tagged with: King's Cross Fire
RMT condemns fire and re-hire proposals at Wabtec Doncaster
RMT members in Doncaster have negotiated for the last 12 months to try and find a solution to the financial problems faced by the company. However, Wabtec bosses have shown a complete disregard for serious talks and have now informed the...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Wabtec, Doncaster, Fire and Rehire,
RMT to ballot cleaners on Stadler
RAIL Union RMT today began balloting cleaners employed by outsourcing company Stadler on Merseyrail services for strike action, following attempts to trample over member’s pay, terms and conditions. Cleaners on Merseyrail are being threatened with the sack unless they sign...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Stadler, Cleaners, Fire and Rehire, Steve Rotheram,
RMT demands urgent investigation into Troon Station fire
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an urgent investigation from the rail health and safety regulator into the risks posed by unstaffed stations following revelations that Troon station was completely unstaffed at the time of a devastating fire at the weekend....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Troon Station, Fire, Unstaffed, Chief Inspector of Railways, Ian Prosser,
RMT demands end to "fire and re-hire" in UK offshore wind industry
Vattenfall operate three offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf and have development plans for new and extended wind farms which would add over 3.6GW generating capacity by 2030. Vattenfall’s UK subsidiaries are ultimately 100% owned by the Swedish Government. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Wind Power, Vattenfall UK, Offshore Wind Energy Council, Fire and Re-Hire
RMT calls for investigation into bus and coach fires
Read article HERE There have been more than 200 incidents north of the Border since 2015, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service statistics reveal. They included a coach catching fire while transporting school children in Livingston in 2019, as this footage shot by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Bus, Coach, Fires, The Scotsman,
RMT's Mick Cash on eve of 30th anniversary of Kings X fire
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT will be attending the joint commemoration event on Saturday and our thoughts will be with all of those who lost their lives or were injured in this tragic event which still resonates throughout...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: kings cross fire, thirtieth anniversary, london underground, lul, tube, mick cash
Kings Cross Fire Anniversary
‎The subsequent investigation made a series of recommendations about how a repeat of such a tragedy, both in terms of a fire but also involving safe evacuation in other circumstances, could be avoided. At 11am on Saturday 18 November at the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Kings Cross Fire Anniversary
Fire on a train dealt with under the direction of guard
  On the day that rail union RMT stepped up the national fight to defend the role of the safety-critical role of the guard with a protest at the Rail Industry Event in Westminster, a potentially serious incident was averted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Fire, Twyford, Guard
Rail union RMT on Vauxhall Fire
"This morning's fire is another reminder of just how crucial a vigilant and ‎pro-active safety culture is on Britain's over-stretched railways. "The union is aware that there are emergency evacuations  of  ‎stations back down the lines from Vauxhall due to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: vauxhall fire