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RMT raises rail safety concerns over cost-cutting
Rail workers are already reporting an increasing number of broken rails and recent high-profile faults which affected The Elizabeth Line and Eurostar services have highlighted the state of ageing infrastructure yet Network Rail are cutting costs in its latest spending...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, Rail, Maintenance
Scotland's railway less safe than two years ago - RMT survey
92% of those surveyed said that a major rail safety incident occurring on the railway within the next two years was "likely" with 45% saying it was "very likely."   66% of Network Rail members surveyed said railways were less safe than 2 years...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, Maintenance,
Major railway incidents more likely due to Network Rail cuts
Network Rail plans to cut £1.2bn of its budget between 2024 and 2029, leading to an overwhelming majority of its staff fearing future accidents and serious safety-related incidents on the railway.  These cuts include abandoning track renewals for at least the next...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, Maintenance,
RMT marks 21 years since Potters Bar tragedy
On 10 May 2002, a northbound train to Norfolk, derailed at high speed, killing seven and injuring 76 at Potters Bar station leaving part of the train wedged between the station platforms and building structures.  Six of the victims were travelling in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Potters Bar, Rail Disaster, Network Rail, Jarvis, Modernising Maintenance,
ORR shares RMT safety concerns over Network Rail modernisation plans
During the meeting, representatives of the ORR indicated they shared some of the union's concerns. RMT has repeatedly warned that Network Rail's plans to meet £400m DFT mandated cost savings, are a serious threat to the safe running of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Modernising Maintenance, RMT, Mick Lynch
Elizabeth Line maintenance workers to take 24 hours strike action
Workers taking part in the action are currently being paid significantly less than similar positions across the network.   Rail for London Infrastructure which employs the workers, has offered four per cent but workers at MTR – the outsourced part...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Elizabeth Line, MTR, Rail for London, Maintenance, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Union
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 launches 'No Cuts at Network Rail' campaign
RMT today launched the next phase of the campaign to stop Network Rail plans that would result in thousands of job losses by this September and a wholescale dilution of safety standards, including a halving the frequency of safety critical...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Railway, Maintenance, Pay Freeze, Jobs, Safety
RMT set for nationwide rail dispute
RMT today declared it was moving to a “national dispute” footing with Network Rail after it revealed the Government controlled company is planning for thousands of job losses by this September and a wholescale dilution of safety standards, including a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Covid-19, Maintenance, Rail Strike, Grant Shapps, DfT,
RMT responds to new report on skills crisis facing the rail industry
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This report shows we are now seeing the consequences of a policy which in recent decades has seen railway engineering such as track and signal construction and train building and train maintenance being fragmented...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Industry, City & Guilds, National Skills Academy for Rail, Train Building, Maintenance, Engineering, Track, Signals, S&T
RMT to lobby Mayor over Tube safety cuts
ON THE EVE of the three day strike by over a thousand safety-critical London Underground fleet staff over lethal cuts to train preparation and inspection frequencies, tube union RMT will be taking a protest to London Mayor Sadiq Khan at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, tfl, train preparation, train maintenance
Key London Underground maintenance staff vote to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, maintenance, engineering, fleet train preparation
RMT announces strike action of train maintenance staff
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action will take place by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot. The strike action is over a dispute about pay parity and payments associated with Train Preparation based...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transplant, stores, ruislip depot, london underground, maintenance, lul, tube
Low cost train maintenance provider under the spotlight
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the decoupling of a Northern Rail train at Leeds station last week raises serious issues about the priorities and cost-cutting of train maintenance outfit, Arriva Traincare.   The internal incident report – extract below...
Region: North West
Tagged with: train maintenance, arriva traincare, arriva rail north, northern rail
RMT demands reversal of TFL and Network Rail cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The state of transport services right across London this morning serves as the clearest possible warning to this Government that their policy of hacking back the budgets of both Network Rail and Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: network rail, tfl, transport for london, maintenance cuts
96% vote for strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare have voted by 96% for strike action and action short of a strike over the company’s latest pay offer. The result will now be considered by RMT’s Executive. The union...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, train maintenance
RMT ballots Arriva Traincare workers over pay
The union had met with bosses at train maintenance company Arriva Traincare with a view to attaining a decent pay award for members. However, during the meeting it was made clear to the union’s negotiating team that the company was...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, train maintenance,
Tube fleet maintenance action begins today
RMT London Underground Fleet members will begin a campaign of  industrial action from today following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management.   RMT’s executive has instructed all Fleet Grades members to undertake the following industrial...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet maintenance, industrial action
Tube fleet maintenance to take industrial action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that London Underground Fleet members will be taking industrial action from next Tuesday following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management. In a recent ballot 67% of members voted for strike action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, maintenance, industrial action
Tube fleet maintenance workers back strike action
The ballot result will now be considered by RMT’s executive. RMT reps have listed these breaches as including:- •             Not consulting or negotiating with this Union over reduced staffing levels within Fleet •             Breaching our agreement on Night Tube and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet, maintenance, ballot, strike action
RMT campaign brings Tube contract back in-house
A long-running campaign by tube union RMT has scored a significant victory with the final confirmation from the London Mayor today that a major slice of tube maintenance work is to be brought back in house next year. The TfL...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube lines, amey, ppp, maintenance
RMT ANNOUNCES SEVEN BLOCKS OF STRIKE ACTION ON TUBE
Tube union RMT confirmed today that nearly 1500 maintenance and renewals staff on London Underground and Tube Lines will be involved in seven separate blocks of strike action from next Friday, 12 th February, in a fight over basic safety issues relating...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube Strike, Maintenance
Impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections exposed
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections on our railways, and the dangers of running services on untested tracks, was exposed at the weekend after Arriva Trains Wales enforced blanked speed restrictions on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: network rail, arriva trains wales, maintenance, tracks
Lorne Stewart staff on Merseyrail to strike
RMT CLEANERS and maintenance staff working on Merseyrail stations for contractor Lorne Stewart are to strike on Friday (June 12) in support of two long-standing colleagues and union activists sacked on trumped-up charges.   The two, with some 70 years’ service between...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, lorne stewart, cleaners, maintenance, industrial action
Union warnings ignored as rotten rail signal collapses
Cantley The semaphore signal which came down at Cantley had rusted right through at its base – an issue that the union had warned of along that section of line only to be told that the signalling is to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: signal, maintenance, cantley, network rail, orr
RMT repeats call for a reversal of cuts to staffing
Mick Cash, General Secretary, said "This grim week has ended with another spate of breakdowns and failures on rail and tube which have exposed the fact that our transport services are being starved of investment and are suffering from  years...
Region: National
Tagged with: staffing, maintenance, cuts