labour party - 18 Items Tagged Within News

RMT responds to New Deal dilution media briefings
"Any dilution of the New Deal for workers is wholly unacceptable. "Labour must not bend the knee to corporate greed and instead find its voice and values by representing the interests of working people in government. "The New Deal for...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Labour Party, New Deal for Workers
Support for striking workers declared by 600 Labour councillors
Amid a wave of strikes over pay and increasing talk of coordinated industrial action this autumn, the councillors signed an open letter saying they offered “full solidarity and support” to the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union (RMT), the Communication...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, cwt, unite, Labour Party, councillors, national rail dispute,
London Labour politicians support bringing Tube cleaners back in-house
In the week that London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a firm manifesto commitment to explore bringing the London Underground’s multi – million-pound cleaning contract in house, a new poll of London Labour councillors has found overwhelming support to end the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Cleaners, Justice for Tube Cleaners, Sadiq Khan, Labour Party, Covid-19
RMT welcomes Labour Party's plans for publicly owned railway
The plans include proposals to create a publicly owned railway company, ‘GB Rail’ that runs both the rail infrastructure and train services as part of a single unified company. This vertically integrated company would be the guiding mind for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Labour Party, gb rail, public railway,
RMT welcomes Labour commitment to end Driver Only Operation
The announcement by Labour means that as well as the party opposing the government’s current attempts to expand DOO, if Labour is elected they will also end DOO on the national rail network and guards will be guaranteed on all...
Region: National
Tagged with: Labour Party, driver only operation, doo, guards, conductors,
RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment on seafarer pay
Currently the law treats the maritime industry as a “special case”, resulting in widespread discrimination against foreign seafarers. This super exploitation on merchant ships in UK waters sees basic rates of pay as low as £1.83 per hour and industry-wide...
Region: National
Tagged with: labour party, seafarer pay, maritime
‎RMT's Mick Cash reacts to Shadow Transport Secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is hugely significant that Andy McDonald has used the platform of ‎RMT's AGM to map out his plans for a publicly owned transport system that puts the workforce right at the centre. That...
Region: National
Tagged with: andy mcdonald, labour party, rmt agm
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
RMT aligns towards Labour whilst remaining unaffiliated
Following a consultation with union Branches and Regional Councils a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the RMT has today agreed to a recommendation from the unions National Executive committee to align the RMT towards the Labour Party and encourage its...
Region: National
Tagged with: Labour Party, Affiliation
RMT on Labour party research showing surge in overcrowding
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These are shocking new figures that show once again that the British people are paying the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out and unreliable services while the private train companies are...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail overcrowding, labour party, doo, driver only operation
RMT agrees to consultation about Labour Party affiliation
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "In light of the changes to the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership RMT's AGM has decided that the time is right to undertake a  consultation with our members on the issue of Labour Party...
Region: National
Tagged with: labour party, jeremy corbyn, rmt
Jeremy Corbyn at RMT AGM 2017
Jeremy Corbyn at RMT AGM 2017
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, agm, jeremy corbyn, labour party
Jeremy Corbyn at RMT AGM
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has told the AGM of transport union RMT in Exeter this afternoon that the next Labour Government will repeal the Tories' rail privatisation legislation to pave the way for public ownership. Jeremy Corbyn said; "The next...
Region: National
Tagged with: jeremy corbyn, rail nationalisation, labour party
RMT reaction to Labour election manifesto
“Labour’s commitment to British state ownership of our rail,  power and water, ‎as opposed to the foreign state-backed exploitation of our essential services supported by the Tories, shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is clearly fighting to protect our national interests....
Region: National
Tagged with: labour party, general election, jeremy corbyn, rmt, DOO, driver only operation
RMT takes SOS 2020 campaign to Scottish Labour Party Conf
MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Labour Party conference on Saturday in a bid to win further support for the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign.   RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, seafarers, minimum wage, scottish labour party conference,
RMT's Mick Cash responds to Jeremy Corbyn's TUC speech
"Jeremy Corbyn's campaign mobilised a huge army of supporters who have been engaged by his message of hope but that is just the start. ‎ The momentum that Jeremy's election has given us must now we built on as we...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, jeremy corbyn, rmt, labour party
RMT dismisses speculation on Labour reaffiliation
"The speculation over RMT reaffiliation is however miles wide of the mark. That issue is not under discussion and the earliest that the matter could be raised is at our next AGM in June 2016. "Our focus is on the fight...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, jeremy corbyn, labour party, reaffiliation
RMT Announces Support for Neil Findlay and Katy Clark
 Although the RMT is not affiliated to the Labour Party  Neil and Katy are active members of the RMT Parliamentary groups at Holyrood and Westminster and also have a track record of fighting for nationalisation of the railways and trade...
Region: National
Tagged with: scottish labour party, neil findlay, katy clark