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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
RMT slams train overcrowding scandal
September 9th 2015
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...
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...
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....
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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