Government confirms the great Northern rail betrayal
RAIL UNION RMT today described the Government’s long-delayed ‘Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands’ as a “historic betrayal of the people of the North”. The 162-page document confirms that the Eastern leg of the HS2 Project will be...
Great Northern Rail Betrayal
RAIL UNION RMT today described the Government’s anticipated U-turn on their promises to build the vital Eastern leg of the HS2 project and the cancelling of Northern Powerhouse Rail as an “great northern rail betrayal ” and one that tears...
RMT on Government's HS2 announcement
RMT has called for the setting up of a jobs and skills taskforce with the union's at its core which will map the scale of the deficit and set out a plan of action to deliver HS2 and other projects....
RMT on expected HS2 announcement
"This Government has dithered over this decision for far too long which has meant uncertainty and delays to this vital rail project.
"Now that they are on the point of giving the go-ahead the Government and HS2 must take steps...
RMT calls for nationalisation of British steel
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“RMT is deeply concerned that the collapse of British Steel without the government lifting a finger to support the company will jeopardise UK rail projects both now and into the future.
“British Steel’s product is...
RMT slams Grayling pay hypocrisy
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed the rank hypocrisy of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on rail workers pay – shining a spotlight on the fact that the former boss of collapsed outsourcing company Carillion has landed a plum job on a...
Rail union RMT on announcement of HS2 contract work
"It is essential that there is no casualisation or cutting of corners on these contracts and that means that the unions have to be engaged right from the start with full recognition rights at every level. "RMT notes the names...