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RMT set to declare dispute with Rail Gourmet
RAIL UNION RMT has today condemned catering firm Rail Gourmet for pursuing members at their Edinburgh depot who have tested positive for Covid-19 to attend disciplinary hearings for raising related health and safety concerns while they are in isolation and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Gourmet, Great Western Railway, Edinburgh, Justice for Caterers
RMT demands that Government crack on with rail nationalisation
RAIL UNION ‎RMT today demanded that the Government take immediate action to return Britain's failing rail franchises to public ownership as it emerged that preparations have been ramped up in the past week to pave the way for the Operator...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Nationalisation, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, SWR, South Western Railway, C2C, Cross Country, GWR, Great Western Railway
RMT demands urgent action over botched COVID deep-clean on GWR
GWR has already been hit by surging COVID rates amongst staff that had led to an amended timetable. The deep-clean was supposed to be part of the remedy to on-going issues but reports from the mess rooms by RMT members...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, GWR, Covid-19, Deep-Clean, Safe Stop Request
RMT demands withdrawal of patronising GWR Hi Vis cleaning vests
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded the withdrawal of Hi Vis vests issued to Great Western Railway cleaners employed by Servest emblazoned with the words "GWR Cleaning Heroes" which the union says are both patronising and hypocritical as they imply that...
Region: National
Tagged with: GWR, Great Western Railway, Hi Vis Vests, PPE, Cleaners
RMT responds to Govt extension of emergency measures on GWR
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "It's vital that the Government continue to finance our railways as the broken privatised system has shown it simply cannot withstand a crisis. With Ministers pushing their back to work drive we need...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, GWR, Emergency Measures, Tory Government, Privatisation,
Great Western Railway cleaners' strike "rock solid"
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members are rock solid in support for the strike action at the North Pole Depot in West London and are sending out the clearest signal that they will not be kicked from pillar to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
Outsourced ISS workers to strike tomorrow
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action from tomorrow evening in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
Outsourced ISS workers to strike
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to the Hitachi rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: iss, hitachi, great western railway, gwr, cleaners
RMT day of action to #BringBackTheBuffet on GWR
On the morning that rail union RMT is holding #BringBackTheBuffet events in Swansea, Plymouth and London the union has released research citing examples of how the axing of the buffet service has impacted on GWR services and showing the 95% of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, buffet, #bringbackthebuffet
RMT to hold #BringBackTheBuffet events
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that it will be holding events at Swansea, Plymouth and London Paddington stations at 7am on Monday the 13th of May in support of a union campaign to Bring Back The Buffet on Great Western...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, buffet car, #bringbackthebuffet
RMT to go ahead with ballot of Paddington depot members
RAIL UNION RMT will ballot all guards and drivers at Paddington Depot for strike action and action short of a strike over the victimisation and decision to sack Great Western Railway (GWR) rail guard and union activist Ben Frederick. Frederick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, ben frederick, guard
RMT to ballot Paddington depot members over victimised Guard
Frederick has been suspended from duty after he was assaulted at Evesham Station by a member of the public while working his train as a guard (train manager) on Saturday 11 August 2018. He reported the attack to his employer (GWR Duty...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, paddington depot, guard, train manager
GWR Servest cleaners striking for pay
Great Western Railway Servest cleaners striking for pay and workplace justice at Paddington this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT’s cleaner members on GWR will not stand by while they are mercilessly exploited by privateers and while rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners, pay
RMT prepared to suspend strike action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it will suspend this week’s strike action by cleaners on Great Western Railway (GWR) if an upcoming meeting today, Monday 16th January 2017, between GWR and Servest UK results in a commitment to making changes...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike rock solid on Great Western Railway
The dispute involves cleaners working on GWR and is over a number of issues including: pay; parity with GWR Staff; annual leave; provision of safety clothing and an agreement for a permanent workforce and an end to the use of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 0559 on Friday 23rd December and 0558 on Saturday 24th. Cleaners will be picketing at Paddington Station from 06:00 tomorrow - Friday 23rd December.   GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
A delegation of cleaners and their supporters will also travel to GWR’s Swindon head office to deliver a petition. GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to avoid proper responsibilities to the workers who clean their trains. The dispute involves cleaners...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT confirms strike action by cleaners on GWR
Following last week’s ballot result overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action, RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all Servest UK members working on the GWR Contract to take the following strike action:   Not...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
Great Western advertising con exposed.
"The truth is that the private rail companies know that they are deeply unpopular for good reason and the fact that they have been pulled up by the Advertising Standards Authority for this outrageous stunt is good news. RMT will...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, asa, advertising standards agency
RMT says “no excuse” for not modifying new GWR trains
RAIL UNION RMT said today that there is no excuse whatsoever for not modifying the new Hitachi Inter-City trains on Great Western Railways to accommodate guards door operation and catering facilities as it emerged that the same trains will have...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railways, hitachi, inter-city trains
Great Western Trains slower journey times than 40 years ago
New £4.5bn Intercity Express Trains for Great Western Railway will deliver slower journey times than those provided by publicly owned British Rail (BR) nearly forty years ago the UK’s biggest rail union RMT reveals today.   The recently launched Great...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, first,
RMT ramps up campaign for buffet cars on GWR
RAIL UNION RMT today vowed to step up its campaign to save the buffet car on the new Great Western Railway (GWR) Intercity Express Trains.   This comes in the wake of a recent meeting between RMT and the Department...
Region: National
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, Buffet Cars