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RMT responds to the Maritime Skills Commission’s report
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “RMT welcome proposals to increase seafarer training but we are concerned that this report, on its own, could further entrench long standing inequalities in seafarer training. The MSC recommends Tonnage Tax reforms which will...
Region: National
Tagged with: Day of the Seafarer, Maritime Skills Commission, Seafarer Cadet, Seafarer Cadet Review
RMT warns Government won’t cut carbon emissions by cutting public transport services
Transport emissions account for 20% of the UK’s total emissions and the union highlighted the Government’s hypocrisy with its current plans for railway austerity and potential cuts to rail services and rail jobs. RMT also renewed called for the Government to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carbon Emissions
RMT responds to Just Transition Commission's final report
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, said: “The Just Transition Commission’s report is a step in the right direction but we need to pick up the pace. “Just transition plans, local jobs in offshore wind, decarbonising public transport and skills guarantees,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Commission, Scottish Government, Offshore Wind, Energy, Scotland,
RMT statement on the Government’s build back better with apprentices announcement
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Instead of listening to the lobbying of crewing agents represented on the Maritime Skills Commission, the Government needs to institute a mass programme of Rating recruitment, using the apprenticeship standards for deck, engine and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime Skills Commission, Ratings, Seafarers, Apprentices, Shipping, Offshore,
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 cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Thursday 9th May outside Manchester Victoria station between 13:00 and 15:00. The protest is over the fact that hardship loans have not materialised that were...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, cleaners, iss,
RMT taxi driver protests to continue in Birmingham
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting again in Birmingham today and for the foreseeable future after the Council scrapped planned talks aimed at reaching a solution to the long going row over the bulldozing through of policies that would decimate...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT taxi drivers to protest in Birmingham tomorrow
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting tomorrow outside the Birmingham Council House, Waterloo St, Birmingham B1 1BB, 9.15 - 10am on Wednesday 10th April 2010 Last month Birmingham City Council Licensing bosses withdrew a report to the council’s licensing committee on the clean...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Wednesday 10th April outside Manchester Victoria station between 7am and 9am. The protest is over plans by private contractor ISS to unilaterally change...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, iss, cleaners,
Taxi union RMT postpones Birmingham protests tomorrow
Taxi union RMT said today that it welcomes the decision by Birmingham City Council to withdraw their emissions policy proposals impacting on the taxi trade to allow for further consideration and detailed negotiations around the RMT position. As a result...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
Bus companies earn billions amid savage route cuts
New research by the Labour Party has also revealed how bus fares are set to rise while private companies are making record profits. RMT general secretary Mick Cash backed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comments that private bus companies were running...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport commissioner, labour party, buses
ISS rail contract staff to strike in Edinburgh
Rail union RMT has confirmed ISS contract workers based at Edinburgh Waverley will be taking strike action after the company reneged on promises to improve staff accommodation facilities and install air conditioning. RMT has described the working facilities‎ inflicted on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: iss, edinburgh waverley, rail contractors, workplace conditions
RMT demands immediate action on ScotRail
Rail union RMT today wrote to both Scotrail and the Scottish Government demanding urgent action after it emerged that the company are in flagrant breach of a clear agreement with the union to halt once and for all the dumping...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, effluent, controlled emission tanks
RMT confirms further strike action on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, the union confirmed today, as the intransigent attitude of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike, ISS
Strike action goes ahead on DLR this week
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations this week as the intransigent attitude of the management continues...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, iss, kad, keolis amey docklands
RMT confirms further strike action on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, the union confirmed today, as the intransigent attitude of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, iss, keolis amey docklands
Strike action solid this morning on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway are standing rock solid this morning as they kick off the latest 48 hour phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations after talks failed this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, keolis amey docklands, iss, strike
48 hours of strike action goes ahead tomorrow on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further 48 hour phase of strike action from tomorrow over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations after talks failed this week due to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, iss, keolis amey docklands
RMT members to strike on DLR on New Year’s Eve
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking strike action on New Year’s Eve over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, iss, iss cleaners, strike,
RMT on Government fuel emissions "hypocrisy"
“Today's announcement on emissions from the Government exposes the rank hypocrisy of their decision to shelve long-planned rail electrification works. “Puffed up news announcements about plans that are a generation away will not mask the reality of scrapped modernisation programmes...
Region: National
Tagged with: fuel emissions, rail electrification
RMT response to RAIB report into accidents and near misses
RMT staff and representatives gave evidence to RAIB during their investigation and our concerns are widely reflected in the report.   RMT call on Network Rail to instigate urgent talks between the company, the Office of Road and Rail and...
Region: National
Tagged with: raib, network rail, accidents, near misses
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 14th April 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAIN MEMBERS AT KINGS CROSS Dear Colleague, IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED MEMBERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS CROSS) Further...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, virgin east coast,
RMT strikes again at Kings Cross
RAIL UNION RMT today accused global facilities giant ISS of a failing to take staff concerns seriously and has confirmed that a further 24 hour strike will kick off on the Virgin East Coast contract at Kings Cross on Thursday. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, virgin east coast, kings cross
Breakdown in Industrial Relations – ISS (Virgin Trains East
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 9th March 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAINS EAST COAST MEMBERS Dear Colleague, Breakdown in Industrial Relations – ISS (Virgin Trains East Coast) An alarming report has been received from our Leeds City Branch informing us that our...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, virgin
ISS (SIEMENS CONTRACT) LONDON MIDLAND
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(SLM) 9th March 2016 Dear Colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ISS (SIEMENS CONTRACT) LONDON MIDLAND STRIKE SUSPENDED - WORK AS NORMAL After careful consideration, the union’s National Executive Committee has decided to suspend the industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, iss
ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS CROSS)
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 9th March 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAIN MEMBERS AT KINGS CROSS Dear Colleague, IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED MEMBERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS CROSS) Further...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, virgin, kings cross
RMT accuses global facilities giant ISS of bullying
RAIL UNION RMT today accused global facilities giant ISS of a campaign of bullying, harassment and intimidation as they try to force staff from outside of London to scab on a strike that will kick off on the Virgin East...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, virgin, kings cross,
ISS (Virgin Trains Kings Cross)
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 4th March 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAIN MEMBERS AT KINGS CROSS Dear Colleague, Breakdown in Industrial Relations – ISS (Virgin Trains Kings Cross) Following the strong ballot result in favour of taking industrial action, your union’s National...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: virgin, kings cross, iss
ISS (SIEMENS) LONDON MIDLAND CONTRACT
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(SLM) 4th March 2016 Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ISS (SIEMENS) LONDON MIDLAND CONTRACT First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent result and you should...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, iss,
RMT challenges Virgin to end Kings Cross pay scandal
RMT has set out a catalogue of grievances at the heart of the dispute that ISS refuse point-blank to address:     1.       Workers being forced to use heavy backpacks that cause injuries under the threat of discipline and agency...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: virgin, iss, kings cross
Strike dates on Trans Pennine Express over staff dismissal
Prior to the despatch incident that led to the dismissal a gang of youths had been acting in an anti-social manner at the station. When our dismissed members train arrived at the station and during the despatch process one of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Trans Pennine, Strike, Dismissal
Dismissal – A. Mcguigan – Train Operator – Morden LU
Our Ref: LUL/4/1   27 th February 2015   Dear Colleague,   DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN LONDON UNDERGROUND   Further to my previous correspondence advising you of the result of the ballot, members are congratulated for returning...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Dismissal, McGuigan
Dismissal – A. Mcguigan – Train Operator – Morden LU
Our Ref: LUL/4/1   28 th November 2014   Dear Colleagues,   DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN LONDON UNDERGROUND   Since the announcement that members would be taking strike action on Monday, the Company agreed to talks at...
Region: National
Tagged with: LU, Dismissal, Industrial Action
ISS East Coast cleaners strike again for pay justice
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign, with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as “simply disgraceful and based on nothing but...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast, cleaners
RMT exposes shocking working conditions of tube cleaners
The cleaners, working for ISS have been in a long-running dispute over the attempt to enforce the fingerprint sign-in system which has led to staff being intimidated, bullied and locked out of the workplace as they refuse to comply with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, fingerprinting, london underground,
ISS (East Coast Contract)
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(EC) 14th August 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 - ISS (East Coast Contract) INDUSTRIAL ACTION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WORK AS NORMAL ON FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST 2014 & SATURDAY 16TH AUGUST 2014 Further to my previous correspondence, dated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, east coast mainline
ISS East Coast cleaner’s strike again this week
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign, with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as "simply disgraceful and based on nothing but...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast mainline, pay justice, cleaners
ISS East Coast cleaner’s rock-solid in strike action
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as "simply disgraceful and based on nothing but...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast, ecml, cleaners
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – ISS (East Coast)
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(EC) 7th August 2014 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – ISS (East Coast) ADDITIONAL STRIKE ACTION Referring to my previous correspondence dated 1st August 2014 where I advised you of the strike action due to take...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – ISS (East Coast)
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(EC) 1st August 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – ISS (East Coast) It has been bought to my attention that the Company are refusing to take the matter of your pay increase and improvements...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast, strike action
Tomorrow - show solidarity with ISS cleaners
Tuesday 8th July 2014   Dear Colleague,   Tomorrow - show solidarity with ISS cleaners 09.00 Wednesday 9th July Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station   You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, cleaners, fingerprinting, london underground, jubilee line
RMT condemns sacking of ISS agency tube cleaners
The agency cleaner was sacked after refusing to use the biometric system to sign on for work at Heathrow Terminal 4 this morning. Other workers have been sent home across the network – without pay – as they clocked on for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, cleaners, fingerprinting
Urgent: Demo tomorrow in solidarity with ISS cleaners
Urgent: Demonstration tomorrow in solidarity with ISS cleaners 09.00 Tuesday 8th July Old Palace Yard (opposite Parliament)   You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a Biometric Fingerprinting system to book...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, fingerprinting, cleaners
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 18th June 2014 Dear Colleague, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) Further to my emails on the above I have today sent the attached pro-forma , by post, to all our members employed by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, lu, lul, london underground, fingerprinting
USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/27/2 18th June 2014 Dear Colleagues USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) As you may be aware, ISS is introducing fingerprinting as part of the booking on process for its staff on London Underground....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, fingerprinting, london underground, lu, lul
USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/27/2 18th June 2014 Dear Colleagues USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) As you may be aware, ISS is introducing fingerprinting as part of the booking on process for its staff on London Underground....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, london underground, lu, lul, fingerprinting
USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/27/2 17th June 2014 Dear Colleagues USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that talks have been on-going between RMT and ISS management in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, lu, lul, london underground
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 16th June 2014 To: ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleague, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) Further to my email of today’s date you will know that there is a...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, lul, london underground, finger printing
RMT slams ISS bullying and intimidation of tube cleaners
RMT has been involved in a long-running dispute over the use of fingerprinting for booking on which the union believes is a fundamental attack on civil liberties and designed to completely dehumanise the workplace while threatening jobs through automation in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, lul, london undeground
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 16th June 2014 Dear Colleague, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) As you know we have been instructing members not to sign on using the Biometric finger printing system. As of this moment...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: ISS, lul, london underground
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 23rd April 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) I write to remind you that we remain in dispute with ISS over the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, london underground, lu, fingerprinting
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 23rd April 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) I write to remind you that we remain in dispute with ISS over the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, london underground, lu, fingerprinting
Use of finger printing to book on - ISS (LUL Contract)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 5th March 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) Further to my last letter, it has been brought to my attention that ISS...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, lul, finger printing