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RMT responds to latest developments on Hitachi fleet
“We understand that there is service recovery plan that has been developed between Hitachi, the Train Operators and the ORR and we want assurances that the regime will be robust enough, with appropriate maintenance and inspection cycles, to ensure that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hitachi, Azuma, ORR, Train Maintenance
RMT on cancelled services on LNER and Great Western today
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "RMT is fully aware of the issues that have led to the cancellation of services on LNER today and that similar problems with cracks appearing in the fleet on Great Western are also emerging. "Hitachi...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Great Western, Hitachi, Train Fleet, Safety, Maintenance,
RMT calls for Grant Shapps to intervene in Hitachi dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP immediately intervenes to protect rail workers jobs and taxpayer’s money as Hitachi Rail UK Ltd plans to sack 64 rail workers working on the publicly owned London North Eastern Rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hitachi, LNER, Grant Shapps, London North Eastern Rail, Bounds Green, Craigentinny,
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
Taxpayer to foot £3 million a week bill for trains
RAIL UNION RMT demanded urgent action this morning after it emerged at the weekend that the taxpayer is set to be lumped with a bill of nearly £3 million a week to pay Japanese fleet supplier Hitachi for trains that...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western, iep, hitachi
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
RMT on confirmation that TSSA are balloting for FGW action
"With this latest development, and following on from RMT's rock solid 48 hours of action last week, now is the time for FGW to get back round the table and offer the very basic set of assurances we have been calling...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, iep, hitachi, tssa
Second full day of First Great Western strike "rock solid"
Second full day of First Great Western strike "rock solid" with pickets out in force Pickets are out in force again this morning as a strike over jobs, services and safety on First Great Western ‎enters it's second full day....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
Solid action by RMT on First Great Western
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members across First Great Western are solidly supporting the 48 hours of strike action over the threat to jobs, services and safety. Pickets are out in force and the mood is united and determined as...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
Ballot for action underway on First Great Western
At the end of May the union confirmed that it had entered into dispute with First Great Western over the introduction of Super Express Trains on their franchise. We made it clear that RMT were seeking the following assurances from...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first group, first great western, iep, doo, hitachi, fgw
RMT declares dispute and prepares to ballot on FGW
The letter, which confirms everything that RMT has been warning of since the union first saw the plans for the new trains, makes it clear that FGW are seeking to impose the following conditions for the operation of Super Express...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
RMT response to NAO report today on train procurement
"The NAO report also makes no mention of the fact that new trains, including the Hitachi inter-city fleet, are designed for driver only operation solely in the interests of train company profits and regardless of the safety and service implications...
Region: National
Tagged with: nao, national audit office, thameslink, train procurement, hitachi, intercity express
RMT warns of dispute on First Great Western and East Coast
Under the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) signed off by the Government, the new fleet, built in Japan and reassembled in the North East by Hitachi, has the capacity to run on Driver Only Operation – removing the guards – would...
Region: National
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, east coast, hitachi, driver only operation, doo