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RMT Statement
In the past few weeks, discussions have been taking place at senior level with Network Rail, Train Operators and London Underground. Despite the best efforts of our negotiators no viable settlements to the disputes have been created. It has to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Strike, Train Operating Companies
RMT launch strike ballot over pay freeze & job losses
Over 40,000 railway workers on Network Rail and 15 train operating companies (TOCs) will be balloted for strike action in what RMT has called “potentially the biggest rail strike in modern history.” Network Rail intends to cut at least 2,500 safety critical maintenance...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Strike, Ballot
RMT exposes former Shipping Minister’s lucrative second job
RATINGS UNION RMT today entered the furore over MPs second jobs by highlighting the case of former Shipping Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP who was paid £60,000 per year for 84 hours work (£714 per hour) for ship design company Artemis Technologies...
Region: National
Tagged with: Nusrat Ghani, Tory Government, Shipping Minister, MP, Seafarers, Ratings
RMT to fight rail industry job cuts
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that kicks off for some Network Rail managerial grades today with others set to follow. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Job Cuts, Rail Industry, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Covid-19, Train Operating Companies
RMT to fight jobs cull across the rail industry
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that is expected to kick off next week. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign of opposition to proposals that it says...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Rail Workers
RMT demands clarification on isolation scheme
TRANSPORT UNION RMT‎ has demanded urgent clarification and discussions on the reported expansion of isolation exemptions for some transport workers, warning that the failure to brief unions on the plans risks sewing more confusion and doing more damage. General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Isolation Exemption Scheme, Covid-19, Transport Workers, Self Isolation,
RMT on staff isolation exemptions
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “RMT will give consideration to proposals from companies on critical workers exemptions but nobody should be under any illusions about how fraught with difficulty and potential danger any system will be to operate in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Self-Isolate, Exemption Scheme, NHS App, Test and Trace
RMT to hold demonstration in Southampton
BUS UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration over the victimisation of Southampton bus branch secretary Declan Clune who has been dismissed for reporting concerns to Network Rail around a bridge being struck by vehicles. The protest will take place...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Bluestar Buses, Declan Clune, Southampton, Buses, Bus Driver
RMT research reveals COVID corporate cash grab scandal
As the Government increases passenger rail fares by 2.6% today, new research by RMT reveals that the private train operating and rolling stock companies’ profits from last year stand to be equivalent to 15 pence of every pound passengers paid on fares...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, TOC's, Train Operating Companies, ROSCO's, Rolling Stock Companies, EMA, Emergency Measures Agreement, ERMA, Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement, DfT, Privatisation, Tory Government
RMT demands suspension of on-train ticketing duties
RAIL UNION RMT is today demanding that the Government immediately suspends on-train revenue protection and ticket inspection across all Train Operating Companies, after a survey of RMT on-board staff indicates that 7 out of 17 Train Operating Companies (TOCs) operating through national...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Train Operating Companies, TOCs, On-Train Ticketing, Rail
RMT on rail improvement announcement for the North
Commenting on the announcement that rail improvement works will be carried out in the North of England this summer as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the announcement that rail improvement...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transpennine Route Upgrade, North of England, Transport for the North, TfN, Rail Improvement,
RMT responds to rail regulator’s report on financial impact of the pandemic
“These figures show that it is absolutely vital that the taxpayer and fare payer gets value for money from the railway. “Unfortunately, privatisation means that the profiteering from the private train and rolling stock alone is costing the industry at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Regulator, Financial Impact, Rail Privatisation
RMT on Trump Turnberry workforce
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT said today that‎ now that Donald Trump has lost his job as US President he should turn his attention to stopping the attacks on his Turnberry workforce who face a barrage of threats to jobs and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Trump Turnberry, Covid-19, Job Cuts
RMT on politically motivated attacks on TfL
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has revealed today that Londoners face a bleak future in which the capital’s transport network will be starved of money if the government gets its way. The union’s research exposes the double standards at the heart of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Train Operating Companies, TOCs, Funding, Tory Government
RMT on reports of Solent tanker hijacking
MARITIME UNION RMT today responded to reports of stowaways aboard the Liberian registered oil tanker Nave Andromeda which was scheduled to call at Southampton this morning attempting to take control of the vessel in the English Channel. Mick Cash, General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Nava Andromeda, Southampton, Maritime,
Outrage as Trump Turnberry and presses on with job cuts
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT has condemned the continued all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship golf resort as the company ploughs ahead with job cuts. Despite strong representation from RMT and the fact that Trump...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Trump Turnberry, Job Cuts, Redundancies, Covid-19
RMT call to oppose job cuts at Trump Turnberry
The company is planning to bulldoze through over  80 redundancies alongside damaging cuts to sick, pay, working hours, pay enhancements, staff benefits and working conditions. Formal consultation on the plans is now over and despite strong RMT representations the Trump operation...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT steps up pressure to halt jobs carnage at Trump's Turnberry resort
RMT has launched an on-line petition as part of the fight to halt an all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship resort that are being bulldozed through under the cover of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT launches petition to halt jobs carnage at Trump Turnberry
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT has launched a global on-line petition today as part of the fight to halt an all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship resort that are being bulldozed through under the cover...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT steps up fight to halt jobs carnage at Trump's Turnberry resort
Consultation on a brutal package of measures ends on the 16th August and involves the axing of up to eighty jobs alongside other savage cuts to sick pay, working hours, pay enhancements, staff benefits and working conditions. RMT Senior Assistant...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT responds to confirmation that Government has nationalised Train Company debt
This follows rumours that some train operating companies are on the verge of being fully renationalised and would join Government run and publicly owned London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Northern Trains.‎ RMT says that the move must now pave...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, train company debt, renationalisation
Ministers confirm £3.5 billion rail bail out
RAIL UNION RMT said that despite parliamentary answers confirming today that Train Operating Companies are to be bailed out by the Government to the tune of £3.5 Billion it is still totally unclear whether new contracts will be agreed by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Train Operating Companies, TOCS, Rail Privatisation, Tory Government,
RMT on news Government has provided £35m to Ferry companies
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “No freight moves without seafarers. The Government needs to remember this when dishing out public money to private ferry companies during the pandemic. “We are extremely concerned that this money is not available on...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, ferry companies, Tory government,
RMT calls for action now on UK seafarer jobs
Following Hull East MP Karl Turner’s exchange with the Prime Minister in the Commons today, seafarers’ union RMT responded to demand immediate Government action on ferry company P&O jeopardising safety and undercutting jobs in the UK shipping industry by bringing...
Region: North East
Tagged with: P&O ferries, uk seafarers, pride of hull, karl turner mp,
The ROSCO racket
New RMT research has revealed that the private companies responsible for supplying trains to the railways have been paying massive dividends to their shareholders – money that could have funded hundreds of new vehicles – while shuffling money away into...
Region: National
Tagged with: rosco, rosco racket, rolling stock companies,
RMT exposes new £1.2 billion privatised rail rip-off
These three companies paid £1.2 billion in dividends to their shareholders between 2012 and 2018, enough to fund 700 new vehicles, while figures on inter-company lending suggest that this is just the tip of the iceberg. ‘The ROSCO Racket’ shines a light on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rosco, rolling stock companies, transport secretary, grant shapps, tory governmrnt,
Buses must be taken into public ownership
The entire bus network must be taken into public ownership, transport union RMT has said in response to the Transport Select Committees report highlighting the continuing decline in the bus industry. In a survey of RMT bus members 85% believed that...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
RMT warns that privatised buses are failing the nation
Bus union RMT warned that the privatised bus system was still failing Britain’s communities as figures from the latest bus Passenger Survey and the Department for Transport highlighted the problems of Britain’s costly buses. Figures from the survey published today...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, dft, department for transport, passenger survey, buses
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
Bus companies putting profit before services
Bus companies are prioritising making bigger profits over providing decent services a new survey provided to MPs has found. The details of the survey contained in RMT evidence published by the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee Inquiry into the bus industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
RMT on new report today exposing crisis in Britain's bus ser
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said; "A toxic combination of fare increases, service cuts and privatisation has decimated Britain's bus network, condemning tens of thousands to lives of isolation and ‎transport poverty. "Entire communities have been cut adrift as‎ lifeline...
Region: National
Tagged with: Buses, Campaign for Better Transport
RMT reveals shortfall in compensation paid to passengers
New figures revealed today by rail union RMT show a £500m gap in the taxpayer-funded compensation pot paid to private train companies’ passengers for failings in the rail infrastructure compared to what the companies have actually paid out to passengers....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, rail privatisation, compensation,
RMT responds to Chris Grayling attack on rail workers pay
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "If Chris Grayling seriously thinks that front line rail workers are going to pay the price for his gross incompetence and the greed of the private train companies he's got another thing coming. "This...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, train operating companies
RMT warns of growing epidemic of transport poverty
Bus union RMT warned today of a growing epidemic of transport poverty as new research released today by the Campaign for Better Transport reveals that funding for supported buses has almost halved in the past eight years. The research shows...
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, buses, bus service, public transport
Major employment tribunal loss for London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT today called on London Underground to end the culture of picking on staff and misusing procedures after the company lost an important employment tribunal case, costing the taxpayer a six figure sum in the process. The driver...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, lul, tube, employment tribunal, tube driver
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a series of action’s taking place in London tomorrow – Wednesday 18th April – in support of the campaign to keep guards on South Western Railway trains.   Campaigners from the “Save Access at Brentford...
Region: National
Tagged with: disabled campaigners, save access at brentford station, guards, conductors, accessibility, south western railway, swr,
RMT responds to RSSB 2018-19 Business Plan
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “Once again the RSSB peddle the myth of their role as an  independent safety organisation. “The RSSB is financed by their members and associates from Network Rail,  the train operating companies and the freight...
Region: National
Tagged with: rssb, rail safety and standards board, train operating companies, network rail, rail privatisation, orr
East Coast RMT members reveal failings of privatisation
RAIL UNION RMT has released a new pamphlet today which highlights the failings of the privatised East Coast mainline in the words of the staff who work for the service as rumours abound that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling may be...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Coast, Guards, Pamphlet
RMT responds to Transport Focus Bus Report
Bus union RMT warned today that a toxic combination of private profiteering, localised cuts and the uncontrolled growth of services like Uber is killing off bus services. A passenger watchdog “Transport Focus” report today shows that the proportion of bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport focus, bus report, private bus companies, uber
Unions step up fight to scrap the pay cap at the RFA
Maritime union RMT today welcomed the joint letter from trade unions representing Royal Fleet Auxiliary workers which calls on the Government to scrap the pay cap which has systematically undermined pay for the last seven years.   In a letter...
Region: National
Tagged with: royal fleet auxiliary, rfa, pay cap, gavin williamson mp
RMT welcomes Labour MP Dan Carden’s backing
Rail union RMT has welcomed Labour MP Dan Cardens support for their fight to keep the guard on our trains. The Liverpool Walton Labour MPs has been a solid supporter of the guards and this week  Mr Carden secured a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, dan carden mp, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT salutes UNISON "victory for the entire working class"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is a brilliant and ground breaking victory for every worker in Britain and RMT salutes UNISON for its determined efforts in this case on behalf of the entire British working class. “The result...
Region: National
Tagged with: employment tribunals, unison,
RMT launches formal Gulfmark complaints
SEAFARER UNION RMT today launched complaints to UK Government regulators to take action against UK-Flagged offshore supply vessels owned by Gulfmark where UK Ratings have been replaced by non-EEA seafarers on basic rates of pay as low as $3.41 per hour,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime, Gulfmark, Complaints
Rail passengers lose fifty four million hours per year
Rail passengers suffer equivalent of fifty four million hours in wasted time a year due to train company and infrastructure failures New research by rail union RMT has found that approximately fifty four million hours, the equivalent to 6154 years, of...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, tocs, train operating companies, network rail
RMT's Mick Cash welcomes Labour's rail campaign day
“The Labour commitment to British state ownership of our railways will end the debacle of three quarters of our railways being foreign-owned and UK passengers being ripped off with the profits shipped abroad to support other country’s railways. “Fair fares,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Labour, general election, rail campaign
Staff cuts set to wreck rail access disability target
A devastating report from 2015 commissioned by the Association of Train Operating Companies - now the Rail Delivery Group - considers how accessible Britain’s railway network will be to older and disabled people by 1st January 2020, the date by which all rolling stock...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail access, association of train operating companies, atoc, rail delivery group, disabled access,
RMT calls for an end to social dumping in road transport
Road transport union RMT called for an end to social dumping in the sector following news reports that lorry drivers from Eastern Europe are moving goods around Western Europe, earning poverty wages that undercut minimum wage levels, while living out...
Region: National
Tagged with: road transport, road freight, eu, social dumping
Scotrail profits would pay for proposed £3m compensation
Following recent Scotrail claims that they don’t know how they will be able to pay for the £3 million scheme of a free week for passengers with monthly and annual passes proposed by the Scottish government, new research by rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, profits, compensation
Compensation bill sky rockets on railways
New Department of Transport figures show that the private sector railway industry is shelling out record amounts of compensation for increasingly failing services. With companies now being forced to tell customers how to claim for the appalling service they endure,...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, dft, department for transport, compensation
RMT slams ludicrous Competition and Markets Authority Report
RAIL UNION RMT today branded the Competition and Markets Authority “ludicrous” after the organisation launched a new report calling for rail franchising to be “overhauled” and replaced by multiple private operators running services on the same lines. RMT general secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: competition and markets authority
First Great Western compensation improvement calls
17th September 2015 IMMEDIATE   RMT calls for First Great Western compensation millions to be used to improve new Intercity Express Trains     RAIL UNION RMT today called for the £ 18,813,455 million windfall handed to First Great Western (FGW) by...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, network rail, compensation
RMT slams train overcrowding scandal
September 9th 2015 IMMEDIATE   RMT SLAMS TRAIN OVERCROWDING SCANDAL WHILE ROLLING STOCK COMPANIES MAKE A FORTUNE   Rail union RMT today blasted the “gross profiteering at public expense” on Britain’s railways as the official  overcrowding report was published today: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/459330/rail-passengers-crowding-2014.pdf...
Region: National
Tagged with: overcrowding, rolling stock companies
RMT success on Scotrail sewage dumping campaign
Following a meeting late last week between RMT reps and Transport Minister, Derek MacKay, Scotrail management and Transport Scotland officials in Parliament the union is pleased to announce that it has secured a major victory in bringing forward the date...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, sewage, dumping
MPs & Unions call for bus companies profiteering inquiry
The call for an inquiry came as an official parliamentary answer has seen the government forced to admit that…     “the Chief Secretary to the Treasury recently wrote to the the five largest UK bus operators    [ Arriva, First Group,...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus company, profiteering, inquiry,
1.7 million tweets complaining about rail companies
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These extraordinary figures, which show massive volumes of tweeted complaints over delays, cancellations and overcrowding, show that the travelling public are sick to the back teeth of being robbed blind by the private train companies....
Region: National
Tagged with: train operating companies, tweets, complaints, public ownership
RMT calls for sacking of failing rail companies
"The scandal is compounded by the fact that these same train companies are planning to axe guards and other staff in the drive for even fatter profits. There's no point just moaning about the great private rail rip off. It...
Region: National
Tagged with: which, train operating companies
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike again
All affected members have now been instructed to take a fourth and fifth phase of action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-   •    00.01 hours and 23:59 hours on Saturday 14th February 2015 •    00.01 hours and...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, settle and carlisle development company
Oil giant BP served with maintenance improvement notice
As unions enter into  crisis talks with oil and gas chiefs in Aberdeen today, offshore union RMT has released an improvement notice served on BP which exposes the inherent dangers of axing staff when a backlog of essential works is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: bp, improvement notice, hse,
Staff on Settle/Carlisle line to strike again on Wednesday
All affected members have now been instructed to take a second phase of action and not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 14th January 2015.   RMT’s  grievance is with the Settle...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle and carlisle railway development company, settle/carlisle, strike action
RMT responds to Campaign for Better Transport report
"The poisonous cocktail of cuts and privatisation reinforces RMT's call for bus services to be taken back into public ownership with the resources required to run as a comprehensive public service. " Ends
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, bus services
RMT steps up New Year campaign on First Great Western
RAIL UNION RMT will be stepping up the campaign to fight plans that would lead to the axing of buffet cars, on-board staff and maintenance workers on First Great Western with a series of events on the 5th of January...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Great Western, Campaign
Major march and rally in Southampton
RMT is shining the spotlight on the full impact of the McNulty proposals which would see as many as 20,000 jobs slashed from the railways leading to more ghost stations with the closure of ticket offices and removal of platform staff....
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: mcnulty, southampton, network rail
RMT to hit Portsmouth "Port of Shame" this weekend
The next day of protest against social dumping and exploitation by Condor Ferries will be at Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port, Wharf Road PO2 8RU on Saturday 26th July at 7am. The latest protest comes as Condor issued a statement this...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: social dumping, condor ferries, port of shame
Social dumping in European shipping industry escalates
NSB, which manages more ships under German flag than any other ship management firm and currently employs around 500 German and European seafarers, has threatened to flag-out from 2015 saying that the continued employment of German and European seafarers is "no longer...
Region: National
Tagged with: social dumping, condor, nsb,
Portsmouth demos called against shipping exploitation
The next days of protest against social dumping and exploitation by Condor Ferries will be at Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port, Wharf Road PO2 8RU on the following dates: Tuesday 15th July, Midday Saturday 26th July, 7am Condor continue to recruit...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, social dumping, shipping exploitation
RMT steps up fight to stop train companies dumping sewage
The BBC report can be found here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-26444107 Late last year, the transport minister Baroness Kramer was forced to admit in the House of Lords that the practice is “utterly disgusting” although her Government continue to refuse point blank to...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, train companies,
RMT campaign over social dumping scandal
The protest, supported by both RMT and the International Transport Federation, will take place at 16.00 on Tuesday 18th February at Portsmouth Commercial Freight Gate, Prospect Road, Portsmouth, PO1. The RMT campaign to expose the scandal on Condor Ferries is specifically...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: condor, social dumping, portsmouth