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RMT on Greater Anglia on-train catering cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned Abellio – the Dutch state owned operator that runs the Greater Anglia franchise – for proposing cuts to the catering provision on its services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street and is asking members of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abellio, greater anglia, on train catering
RMT warns of Greater Anglia threat to cheap tickets
Rail union RMT warned today that train operator Greater Anglia is threatening to cut off access to cheap Advance Purchase and Super Off Peak tickets as they set out plans that would restrict sales to on-line only as part of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, tickets, london travelwatch, dft, department for transport
RMT secures important Guard breakthrough on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has secured an important breakthrough in the long-running campaign over rail safety, security and access after members on Greater Anglia voted by nine to one on a turnout of 80% to accept a new...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Strike, Guards
RMT suspends strike action on Greater Anglia
“RMT welcomes the fact that Greater Anglia have put forward an improved offer during a meeting between the management and the union. “In our view the offer is good enough to be put to the membership with a view to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms further strike action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on Greater Anglia. RMT members will strike for 24 hours on Saturday 16th June and Saturday 23rd June ‎RMT General Secretary, Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Strike, Guards
RMT supports MPs call for inquiry into “crisis” on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a cross party motion tabled by MPs calling for an inquiry into the “crisis” on Northern Rail services and for consideration to be given to Arriva being stripped of the franchise and returned to public...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will be taking place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. ‎...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia stand rock solid and united once again this morning in separate disputes which are ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways....
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Strike action on Northern & Greater Anglia goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed further strike action in separate disputes over rail safety and the axing of guards on Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia goes ahead tomorrow as planned. RMT members on both franchises will strike for 24 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes MPs call for Greater Anglia to settle dispute
On the day of the latest phase of industrial action on rail safety RMT has welcomed a call from a parliamentary motion parliament calling on Greater Anglia to settle the long running Guards’ dispute. The motion tabled by MPs, including...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action goes ahead on Greater Anglia tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that 24 hours of strike action on Greater Anglia tomorrow, Saturday 5th May, in a long running dispute over rail safety and the role of the guard, goes ahead exactly as planned. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action goes ahead on Greater Anglia this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT said today that 24 hours of strike action on Greater Anglia on Saturday 5th May in a long running dispute over rail safety and the role of the guard goes ahead exactly as planned. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action over guards and safety
RMT members on all three franchises will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 9th May. In addition, members on South Western Railway will also strike for 24 hours on 11th May, 14th May, 16th May and 18th May. The announcement of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, arriva rail north, northern rail, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms further action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members will strike for a further 24 hours on Saturday 5th May in a long running dispute over rail safety and the role of the guard.  In a message to members today RMT General Secretary...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation
RMT secures renewed mandates for action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed today that it has secured overwhelming votes to continue with action in the rail safety disputes on Greater Anglia and South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandates with both employers under the...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco
RMT strike action solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT members remain rock solid in each of the separate disputes across the country over rail safety this morning, on the final day of this phase of action, as we continue to fight...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, merseyrail, arriva rail north, south western railway, greater anglia, doo, dco, guards, conductors
RMT members standing firm this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members are standing firm this morning in the separate disputes across the country in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard.    "This week, in the midst of the Tory...
Region: National
Tagged with: driver only operation, doo, greater anglia, south western railway, merseyrail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned on Wednesday and Friday in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned next week in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only...
Region: National
Tagged with: strike, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, northern rail, southern rail, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway
RMT to meet South Western Railway and Northern Rail today
Rail union RMT will be meeting with senior managers from South Western Railway and Northern Rail today – 3rd January - in last ditch talks aimed at brokering a solution to the guards’ safety dispute with the next phase of three...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, greater anglia, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT launches new film in support of Keep the Guard campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today launches a new film and social media drive in support of both the “Keep The Guard” campaign and the workers involved in disputes across the country in defence of rail safety. A short film “Unguarded”, weaving...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, unguarded, southern rail, southern railways, merseyrail, arriva rail, north, greater anglia, abellio, arriva, guards, conductors,
Greater Anglia rail staff fighting for passenger safety
Greater Anglia rail staff fighting for passenger safety this morning‎. (Picture attached from Ipswich Picket Line.). General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Our members on Greater Anglia are standing firm and united again in their strike action for ‎rail safety today....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, guards, conductors, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation
A million more trains a year to run without guards
RAIL UNION RMT has predicted that over a million more trains a year will run without guards on the five companies RMT is currently in dispute with, Greater Anglia Railway, Merseyrail, Northern Rail, Southern Rail and South Western Railway. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, southern, southern rail, south western railway, greater anglia, merseyrail, arriva rail north
RMT announces DOO strike action in New Year
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in January in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern rail, southern railways, southern, swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, island line, greater anglia, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
New dates on SWR and Greater Anglia Guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today announced strike action on Greater Anglia and South Western Railway later this month in separate disputes over the threat to guards and the safety of the travelling public.   On Greater Anglia members will take strike...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, south western railway, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT launches direct challenge to rail safety body
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a direct challenge to the rail safety body, the RSSB, to fundamentally review it’s conflicted position on Driver Only Operation and the danger to passengers at the Platform Train Interface after the organisation was forced...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, platform train interface, pti, guards, conductors, southern rail, gtr, northern rail, arriva, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, first group
RMT calls for an end to the attack on guards
RAIL UNION RMT today called for an immediate halt and reversal of plans to axe guards from Britain's trains after the rail safety body, the RSSB, produced new research warning of a growing danger at the platform train interface and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, rssb, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Second day of latest phase of action in rail safety disputes
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members involved in this second day in the latest phase of action on Greater Anglia, Southern and South Western Railway remain solid and united this morning  in separate disputes which are about putting...
Region: National
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members standing rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members stand solid, united and determined again this morning in the latest phase of strike action in a raft of separate disputes which are about putting safety, security and access to transport services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, southern rail, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, doo, driver only operation
RMT responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, rail union, rmt
RMT warns of danger to passengers from strike breaking plans
RAIL UNION RMT has today issued a warning that rail operator’s strike breaking plans this week will put passengers at serious risk. RMT is aware that rail companies are training up rail staff who have previously had no rail operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strikes, industrial action, greater anglia, southern, southern rail, gtr, abellio, swr, south western railway, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail,
RMT hits back at Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation. Those are...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, evening standard, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Row between ORR and train operator over strike day safety
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that contingency plans put in place by Greater Anglia for RMT strike action over rail safety this week have collapsed into "dangerous chaos" after campaigning by the union opened up an extraordinary row between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, strike safety, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls on rail regulator to intervene over Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT has today written to the rail safety regulator, the Office of Road and Rail, demanding that they take urgent action to prevent a replay of the serious safety breaches that the union uncovered, and which were backed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT announces further DOO strike action
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in November in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, swr, south western railway, abellio, greater anglia, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors,
RMT calls for Greater Anglia to be stripped of its franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will call on the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling to strip Dutch state owned Greater Anglia of their franchise at a meeting in Norwich tonight - Friday 20th October - after the rail safety regulator...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of rail and road, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT demands urgent action from rail regulator
  RAIL UNION RMT has today written yet again to the rail safety regulator demanding action over serious safety failures by strike-breaking managers on Greater Anglia as the union raises concerns that the regulator is colluding with the company to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, orr, office of rail and road, ian prosser, guards, conductors
RMT calls for full disclosure of G. Anglia safety breaches
RMT has called for full disclosure of all Greater Anglia’s Safety breaches after it emerged that strike breaking members of staff had opened the train doors on the wrong side resulting in passengers going onto the tracks. The potentially disastrous...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, ga, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT alerts MPs and Safety Regulator over Greater Anglia
RMT has written to MP’s and the rail safety regulator alerting them to two incidents this morning where Greater Anglia’s decision to put strike breaking before safety could have had potentially catastrophic consequences. The first was the 0510 Norwich to Sheringham...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms escalation of action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Greater Anglia will take further action over the potential extension of Driver Only Operation, and the clear threat to passenger safety, following the company's continuing refusal to give a guarantee on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
RMT responds to Greater Anglia claims
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is aware of plans Greater Anglia are putting in place to minimise the effect of RMT industrial action during our current dispute. This includes providing a rushed and compressed training to non-safety critical staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
Preparations well under way for strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said that preparations are well under way for strike action in four separate disputes over the threat to guards and safety as private train operators press ‎ahead with plans to extend Driver Only Operation - putting private profits...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns of "scab army" threat to safety on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today warned of a severe threat to passenger safety on Greater Anglia, from a hastily cobbled together scab army of managers, drafted in by Abellio in a desperate bid to break strike action by RMT members in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation, strike action
RMT confirms action on Greater Anglia over threat to Guards
Members will strike between 0001 hours and 2359 hours on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October.   ‎RMT has balloted both drivers and guards members and over 200 Greater Anglia guards, on a whopping 90% turn out, have voted by a massive nine...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT welcomes TUC backing in Merseyrail guards' dispute
RMT today welcomed a unanimous vote at the TUC this morning for the campaign against driver only operation on Merseyrail and other franchises ‎where the union is engaged in disputes over safety. The TUC has passed a motion promising to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, tuc, tuc17, southern, northern, merseyrail, greater anglia, south western railway, doo, dco, guards, conductors
RMT confirms vote for action on Greater Anglia over Guards
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Greater Anglia have voted overwhelmingly ‎for both strike action and action short of a strike  over the potential extension of Driver Only Operation, and the clear threat to passenger safety, following the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for urgent clarification from Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT has today written to Greater Anglia seeking urgent clarification over media comments by a company representative yesterday evening. The letter to the company from RMT general secretary Mick Cash says: I am writing with regards to an...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Ballot for action on Greater Anglia over threat to guards
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed it has served notice and is pressing ahead with the ballot of guards on Greater Anglia, for both strike action and action short of a strike, over the potential extension of DOO following the company's...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Ballot, Guards
RMT writes to train companies seeking talks on Guards
The current disputes are on Northern, Southern and Merseyrail. A dispute has been declared on Greater Anglia and ballot preparations are underway and the union has also set clear deadlines for assurances on the future role of the guard on...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, southern, northern, southern rail, northern rail, abellio, gtr, merseyrail, south west trains, greater anglia
MPs call for assurances over Greater Anglia ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in parliament by Clive Lewis MP and other MPs calling on Greater Anglia to give assurances that it will not close ticket offices for the duration of its franchise.   The motion...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, ticket office, abellio
RMT on Greater Anglia ticket office closures
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is to step up a campaign to fight the planned programme of ticket offices closures the length and breadth of the Greater Anglia franchise after the company refused yet again to give a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, ticket office, save our stations
RMT to ballot for action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is to ballot guards and drivers affected by the potential extension of DOO for both strike action and action short of a strike after the company failed to give a guarantee on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT fights over ticket office closures on Greater Anglia
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is to step up a campaign to fight a planned programme of ticket offices closures the length and breadth of the Greater Anglia franchise and has given the company a deadline of Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Ticket Offices
RMT to fight Greater Anglia Ticket Office massacre
The company has informed the union that across the Greater Anglia network they currently have 64 ticket offices with an establishment of 358 ticket office staff. The company, which currently holds the franchise until 2026, have told RMT officials that it is their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, ticket office, abellio, mitsui
Abellio sells 40% share in Greater Anglia to Mitsui
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Following on from National Express sale of the c2c franchise to Trenitalia, this latest sell off by Abellio of a chunk of the Greater Anglia franchise to Mitsui shows that the Britain's rail network...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, mitsui, national express, c2c, trenitalia
Dismissal – C Knapp - Conductor – Abellio Greater Anglia
Our Ref BR2/4/1 13th July 2016 TO ALL ABELLIO GREATER ANGLIA CONDUCTORS AT IPSWICH, NORWICH AND LIVERPOOL STREET Dear Colleagues,   Dismissal – C Knapp - Conductor – Abellio Greater Anglia We recently received a resolution from Norwich Branch over the disgraceful...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abellio, greater anglia
RMT slams bidders for new Greater Anglia franchise
Rail union RMT today slammed the bidders that have been shortlisted for the next Greater Anglia franchise as “the same tired old parade of failures, chancers and rip-off merchants who have been at it for the past 20 years exploiting Britain’s...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, firstgroup, national express
RMT responds to pictures of tomatoes growing in excrement
The pictures, taken along the line at Rochford in Essex, are on a section of track notorious for the discharge from trains of sewage right the way into the platforms at Liverpool Street station. RMT has been fighting the government...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, daily mirror, tomatoes
Greater Anglia staff to strike
Rail union RMT confirmed today that staff on Greater Anglia’s West Anglia route will be taking both strike action and action short of a strike from this weekend in a dispute over the ripping up of agreed procedures as the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, west anglia route, ticket office and platform staff
Greater Anglia, West Anglia - Industrial Action Suspended
All members should report for duty as normal. For further information please login to the members area and click here
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, west anglia route
WEST ANGLIA ROUTE STAFF TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION
•    From 00:01 hours on Tuesday 14th January 2014 until further notice members are instructed to refuse to carry out instructions as per Greater Anglia’s policy entitled “Flexible Working – West Anglia Route”. Greater Anglia has been endeavouring to scrap cleaners on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, west anglia route, flexible working
STAFF ON WEST ANGLIA ROUTE VOTE FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Greater Anglia has been endeavouring to scrap cleaners on the West Anglia stations and have been attempting to rush through these proposals, consequently bypassing procedures agreed with the union. As a result of their actions they have forced RMT into...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, west anglia, strike action,