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RMT on rail track electrification progress
RAIL UNION RMT today issued a scathing assessment of the Government’s record on delivering a low carbon railway as statistics released today show the UK lagging far behind our European neighbours. The UK now has just 37.9% of route kilometres electrified,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Electrification, Network Rail, COP26, Tory Government
RMT demands an immediate halt to rail service cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called upon the UK and Scottish Governments to immediately intervene to put a halt on planned cuts to rail services and jobs in the rail industry as new statistics show a massive increase in rail passengers...
Region: National
Tagged with: South Western Railway, ScotRail, Network Rail, Rail Cuts,
RMT demands “discredited” SWR cuts scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded answers from the Government, Network Rail and South Western Railway (SWR) after the research commissioned by SWR that shaped proposals to cut hundreds of services from South Western Railway’s timetable from December 2022 was cast into...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Cuts, Network Rail
RMT Swietelsky ballot opens today
RAIL UNION RMT‎ is launching an industrial action ballot at Network Rail track renewal subcontractor Swietelsky following a derisory pay and conditions offer that amounts to a de facto pay cut for a key group of essential rail staff. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Swietelsky, Network Rail, Pay Justice
RMT protest at Waterloo tomorrow
RAIL Union RMT is stepping up the campaign on Monday against “swingeing cuts” on South Western Railway which will unleash an attack on rail services, jobs and pay unseen since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. South Western Railway and...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: SWR, South Western Railway, Network Rail, Consultation, Cuts, Waterloo
RMT launches campaign against SWR cuts
RAIL Union RMT will launch a campaign on Monday against “swingeing cuts” on South Western Railway which will unleash an attack on rail services, jobs and pay unseen since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. South Western Railway and Network...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Network Rail, Cuts
RMT calls for halt to planned cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has called for a reversal of planned cuts across Network Rail, TFL and the train operating companies after the rail minister said today that the Government are expecting passenger numbers to return to pre-COVID levels as the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Job Cuts, Network Rail, Transport for London, TfL, TOC's, Tory Government,
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 responds to rail regulator report
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road’s annual report into Network Rail’s performance and safety. The report, which details Network Rail’s record over the last 12 months praises the rail industry for its response...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Covid-19, Rail Regulator, Office of Rail and Road, Health and Safety
RMT warns of national fight against ‎cuts at Network Rail
RAIL UNION RMT warned today of a national industrial fight across the railway network if the Williams Review - widely expected to be published this week - sets it's sights on the workforce while handing the private train companies ‎gold-plated management contracts...
Region: National
Tagged with: Williams Review, Grant Shapps, Network Rail, Rail Privatisation,
RMT accuses the Government of deceiving the British public
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has accused the Government of deceiving the British public and transport workers with a Queen’s Speech that made no mention of their planned cuts agenda across rail and bus sectors. Network Rail are currently planning cuts that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Tory Government, Cuts Agenda, Rail, Bus
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 on Government cuts agenda
Responding to Network Rail’s final report on how the resilience of the UK’s rail network can be improved, in light of the Stonehaven tragedy last year RMT has warned that the Government cuts agenda will damage efforts to make the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Network Rail, Tory Government, Rail Enhancements
RMT adverse weather warning
As storm Christoph batters the county RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has today written an urgent letter to the Chief Executive of Network Rail, Andrew Haines, expressing concern that the railway does not have sufficient resilience to adverse weather conditions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Storm Christoph, Rail, Railway, Network Rail, Adverse Weather
RMT on confirmation of COVID rail route and capacity cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is vital that we keep services running to transport essential workers whilst maintaining the safest possible practices to protect both staff and passengers in light of the serious threat posed by the virulent new...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Delivery Group, Rail Routes, Network Rail
‎RMT response to RAIB report into tragedy at Margam
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Our first thoughts are with the families and friends of our members who lost their lives and our members who witnessed this tragic incident. "The RAIB report is comprehensive and raises many issues of concern...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Margam, RAIB, Network Rail
RMT responds to MSPs safety concerns
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed Members of the Scottish Parliament raising much needed awareness of safety concerns on Scotland’s railway following reports that Network Rail in Scotland has over 200 infrastructure vacancies whilst at the same time some of the biggest...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Network Rail, Scotland, Babcock Rail, SPL Powerlines, Story Plant, AMCO, Redundancies
RMT tribute to our member Donald Dinnie
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "On behalf of the union I want to send condolences, support and solidarity to Donald Dinnie's family‎, friends and colleagues. It is absolutely clear that he was much loved and highly respected by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT response to derailment near Stonehaven
“RMT is aware of the major incident at Stonehaven and our reps are liaising directly at senior level with both ScotRail and Network Rail. “Our priority at this time is to support our members, their colleagues and their families and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT further reaction to Stonehaven derailment and fatalities
"The confirmation that there have been three fatalities in the Stonehaven derailment, including the driver and one of our conductor members, is the most dreadful news and this trade union's thoughts are with the families, colleagues and friends of those...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT calls on Freightliner to halt redundancies
In the midst of the Covid 19 coronavirus crisis, rail union RMT was served with a redundancy notice on March 12th that removes 15 key worker jobs at Freightliners's Coatbridge Terminal followed shortly after by a further redundancy notice at their Leeds...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner, railfreight, network rail, redundancies
RMT secures massive low pay victory
In a ground-breaking deal, the union has struck an agreement that means that all staff employed in the cleaners supply chain on Network Rail contracts will be paid the real living wage from the 1st of April. The deal will...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, cleaners, low pay, living wage,
RMT secures massive victory as Mitie agree to Living Wage
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This is a massive victory in the fight to eliminate the evil of low pay on the railway and I want to congratulate the RMT members and organisers whose hard work and relentless campaigning has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mitie, network rail, cleaners, real living wage, poverty pay,
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay for Mitie cleaners
The cleaners are employed by outsourcing giant Mitie Group to maintain Network Rail’s stations at Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Birmingham New Street, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly. Mitie Group plc paid its shareholders more than £170 million in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mitie, network rail, cleaners, real living wage,
RMT calls for safe rail for all
TWENTY YEARS after 31 lives were lost in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, Britain’s biggest rail union says that Government policy is in danger of dragging the railways closer by the day back towards the same poisonous cocktail of conditions that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ladbroke Grove, rail track, network rail, casualisation,
Westminster MPs support cleaners fight for Living Wage
The campaign to ensure that Mitie pay their cleaners working on Network Rail stations a Real Living Wage received a big boost today as MPs tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the company to meet their demands. This follows...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT welcomes cross-party support for Mitie motion
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the news that MSPs from across Scotland’s political parties are supporting a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on outsourcing firm Mitie to pay the Real Living Wage to cleaners who work at Edinburgh Waverley...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT justice for Mitie cleaners campaign events this week
Rail Union RMT’s campaign for Justice for Mitie Cleaners has been gaining tremendous support, in just three weeks over 60,000 people have signed RMT's petition calling for a Real Living Wage for a group of crucial staff who do some of...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
Justice for cleaners event to be held at Liverpool Lime St.
Rail Union RMT will be carrying out a leafleting event at Liverpool Lime Street Station tomorrow demanding Justice for Mitie cleaners on Network Rail Managed Stations ‎and urging the public to sign the petition supporting a Real Living Wage for...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT kicks off justice for Mitie cleaners events in Glasgow
Rail Union RMT will kick off a series of campaigning events, starting in Glasgow tomorrow, demanding Justice for Mitie cleaners on Network Rail Managed Stations ‎and urging the public to sign the petition supporting a living wage for a group...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, cleaners, living wage, network rail
RMT calls for an absolute ban on contracting out
Rail union RMT called today for an absolute ban on contracting out‎, an end to the cuts culture, and the replacement of the ORR with a genuinely independent safety regulator after a shocking RAIB report into a track worker death...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, raib, orr, zero hours, purley, track workers
RMT General Secretary to visit Bridgend Branch
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash and Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch will be attending the union's Bridgend Branch this evening to express solidarity and sympathy with the colleagues and families of those involved in the fatal tragedy in Port Talbot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: port talbot, network rail, track worker, orr, raib,
RMT smashes Grayling pay gap
Back in August 2018 Grayling announced to a huge fanfare that he was going to try and impose a pay norm on rail workers that would restrict pay increases to the lesser Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in a break from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, chris grayling, failing grayling, pay cap, cpi, rpi, tory government
RMT calls for nationalisation of British steel
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT is deeply concerned that the collapse of British Steel without the government lifting a finger to support the company will jeopardise UK rail projects both now and into the future. “British Steel’s product is...
Region: National
Tagged with: british steel, network rail, hs2, cp6
RMT wins inflation busting two year Network Rail pay deal
RAIL UNION RMT has secured an inflation busting two year pay deal and job security on Network Rail. The union is writing to the company to formally accept the deal. Last year Transport Minister Chris Grayling, suggested pay increases for...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay rise, rpi, cpi
RMT on Which? survey on passenger compensation
"No one who uses our privatised railways will be surprised that the greedy train companies are still abusing the compensation system to rip-off the travelling public. "Even worse, the private operators are claiming a fortune from the taxpayer in compo...
Region: National
Tagged with: which?, network rail, tory government, privatised railway
Ballot of Interserve Network Rail station staff under way
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is beginning preparations for an industrial action ballot of Interserve staff working on Network Rail station contracts. The ballot comes just weeks after the collapse of the out-sourcing outfit into administration. The list...
Region: National
Tagged with: Interserve, Strike ballot, Network Rail Staff
RMT calls for action on racially aggravated offences
Rail union RMT today called for urgent Government action and increased resources after new figures released this morning showed that the British Transport Police failed to identify a suspect and make a prosecution in 37% of racially aggravated offences. The BTP,...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
RMT on confirmation Interserve has collapsed
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "The collapse of Interserve today was entirely predictable and is the direct result of the speculative and high-risk outsourcing model for public services. Nothing has been learnt by the Government from the failure of Carillion....
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
RMT call to transfer Interserve rail contracts in-house
RAIL UNION RMT today called for all transport contracts held by out-sourcing giant Interserve to be brought in house as the company faces a knife-edge vote of shareholders today that could see them forced into administration in a repeat of...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
RMT calls for immediate action on Interserve
RAIL UNION RMT today called for all transport contracts held by out-sourcing giant Interserve to be brought in house as the company faces a knife-edge vote of shareholders on Friday that could see them forced into administration in a repeat...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
RMT calls for halt to staff cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called for a halt to staffing cuts on stations and platforms, including the removal of guards, as shocking new British Transport Police figures show that knife crime on Britain’s railways has more than tripled in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
Bring Interserve rail contracts in-house
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Interserve hold a number of contracts in our industry, including major station facilities management work on Network Rail in the south, and both passengers and staff alike are left guessing this morning as the company...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
RMT warns of escalating violence on de-staffed railways
RAIL UNION RMT has warned of escalating violence on Britain’s railways this Christmas as staffing numbers are hacked to the bone and new figures from Network Rail reveal that the number of violent offences fuelled by alcohol at Britain’s railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
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 on "fire sale" of Network Rail assets
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The confirmation today that Network Rail is to embark on a fire sale of long-term, income producing assets, including thousands of railway arches, is a desperate one-off measure that has the dabs of the dead...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, commercial property, assets, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
Guards strike again on Northern and South Western Railways
With guards striking again tomorrow on Northern and South Western Railways in the fight for safety, security and access RMT has repeated it's call for urgent talks with both companies in an effort to break the deadlock over the guard...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action, South Western
RMT on MP's reports into Carillion collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Today's bombshell reports from two separate Commons Committee's into the Carillion collapse ram another nail in the coffin of the racket of outsourcing and franchising.    "The Carillion business model didn't disappear with...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, amey, network rail, tfl, rail infrastructure
RMT responds to Network Rail statements on 24 hour services
“Introducing  24 hour services does not sit well with a government strategy of de-staffing trains and stations and removing the very workers who would be essential to safeguarding night time operations.   “There would be huge staffing and logistical challenges ‎required...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, 24 hour services
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
Call for meet with German Transport Minister over Northern
On the eve of the next 24 hour phase of strike action on Northern Rail in the dispute over guards and rail safety, RMT has confirmed that it has written to the German transport minister seeking an urgent meeting aimed at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action, German
RMT on rail company profiteering during cold weather
Rail union RMT today demanded to know how much Britain's private rail operators have extracted from the taxpayer during the adverse weather over the past week as they continue to milk Britain's rigged rail franchising system at public expense. Under...
Region: National
Tagged with: privatisation, private rail operators, network rail, adverse weather, tory government
Transport union RMT on disruption this morning
“RMT has always supported action that puts the safety of both the travelling public and the transport workforce first. The union pays tribute to the rail staff out there at the sharp end working round the clock to keep passengers...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, adverse weather, redhill, southern,
RMT on news that Amey is taking over bulk of Carillion works
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT's preferred option since the collapse of Carillion has been for their rail works to be taken directly in house but we recognise that today's announcement should guarantee up to 700 rail workers jobs and we...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, amey, network rail, tfl, rail infrastructure
RMT survey of Carillion members
RMT members employed by Carillion face uncertainty in the wake of the privateer’s collapse – due to government inaction – according to a recent survey carried out by the union.   The union surveyed its Carillion membership electronically on Friday...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, network rail, rail privatisation, chris grayling,
RMT on PWC announcement on Network Rail Carillion employees
“This is at least some respite for our members at the end of a traumatic week.  However, there is‎ no commitment on sub-contractors wages and no commitment as to whether directly employed staff or sub-contractors who worked throughout Christmas and...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, carillion, rmt, pwc, tory government
RMT makes Government demands over Carillion
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "We have been told this morning that only Carillion workers on what the Government defines as "public sector" contracts will be guaranteed their wages.   "Clearly, anyone working in the rail sector is providing...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, network rail, tory government
RMT on Network Rail Carillion attack
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "It is simply outrageous for Network Rail to claim in a press statement this morning that the Carillion workforce are not important when it comes to the day to day running of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, network rail, tory governmrnt
RMT on Carillion collapse
‎RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "This is disastrous news for the workforce and disastrous news for transport and public services in Britain and RMT has been warning since Thursday night that we thought the collapse of the company...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, network rail, tory government
RMT calls on Government to give assurances over Carillion
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "The Government should be giving clear-cut assurances to the workers who are watching the Carillion crisis play out on their TV screens this weekend. They are caught in the crossfire of a financial crisis...
Region: National
Tagged with: cariliion, network rail, chris grayling
Rail union RMT on growing crisis at Carillion
"The union's absolute priority at this stage is our members jobs and their pension rights. The workers caught in the middle of this financial meltdown at Carillion are not responsible for the crisis and they should have protection and guarantees...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, network rail
RMT challenges Government over "cuts today and jam tomorrow"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Rather than Chris Grayling's bogus promises of jam tomorrow serious questions now need to be asked about the state of rail infrastructure in Britain in the here and now on his Governments watch. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, privatisation, railway, tory governmrent
RMT responds to latest government rail plans
“It’s more than a bit rich for Chris Grayling to talk about expanding rail capacity in the distant future when the reality is that today he is cutting back on rail electrification and staffing.   This is jam tomorrow and cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, dft, department of transport, network rail, privatisation, tory government
RMT pledges to fight break up of Network Rail
General Secretary Mick Cash said "The government's answer to the fragmented, privatised chaos on rail services is another dose of fragmentation and privatisation, this time targeting Network Rail and the tracks and infra structure the trains run on. "Once the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, privatisation, chris grayling, tory government,
RMT responds to Chris Grayling on BBC this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "We have seen no details of this so-called rail plan but it appears that Chris Graylings answer to the disaster of rail privatisation is yet more privatisation with the creation of a series of...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, network rail, gtr, great western, privatisation
RMT responds to Government's Network Rail asset stripping
RAIL UNION RMT responds to a major asset sell-off plan announced by Network Rail today General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "This is the first step in a major asset stripping programme at the ‎publicly owned Network Rail by a...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, tory government, conservative, asset stripping, rail infrastructure
RMT demands assurances about ending the dumping of sewage
RAIL UNION RMT has today written to the Chief Executive of Network Rail demanding clear assurances that the filthy and disgusting practice of dumping raw sewage on Britain’s railway tracks will end by a clearly defined cut-off point with no...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, mark carne, sewage, rmt
RMT responds to Network Rail grant settlement
“In the last financial year almost £3.7 billion was sucked out of Network Rail by its top 20 suppliers – predominately labour suppliers. Any additional funding should be considered in that context - if the leakages occur at the current rates some...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Grant
RMT fights to save Newport Babcock Rail Depot
The news comes after a recent tri-partite meeting with RMT and Network Rail and pressure from Welsh Assembly Members.   Under the original proposals Babcock intends to move work out of Wales to England to facilitate the Newport depot closure....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: babcock rail, newport depot, network rail
RMT on £5 billion Welsh rail privatisation plan
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has written to Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones demanding that he call an immediate halt to plans that would unleash a ‎£5 billion privatisation of Welsh railways. In a letter to Mr Jones,...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: transport for wales, tfw, south wales metro, south wales valley, wales and border franchise, network rail, carwyn jones, first minister
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
RMT on cancellation of rail upgrade work
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "All this Government's talk of rail investment is just jam tomorrow when in reality important upgrade and renewal work across the UK is being shelved and scrapped due to on-going austerity. "If overseas rail companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, rail investment
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 calls for urgent meeting with transport secretary
Transport union RMT today called for urgent talks with re-appointed transport secretary Chris Grayling over the axing of guards by train companies, the impact of budget cuts at Transport for London and the threat to safety of major cuts at...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, tfl, network rail
RMT pledges to fight cuts to safety-critical renewals work
RAIL UNION RMT today pledged to fight planned cuts to renewals work for Network Rail by contractor Carillion which the union says present a direct threat to both jobs and safety. RMT has been presented with a consultation document from...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, network rail
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
RMT warns of impact as Network Rail plans to axe 1000 jobs
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that Britain’s railways risk sinking into further chaos as Network Rail – at the behest of Government-controlled Office of Road and Rail – threatened to axe 1000 safety-critical track renewal jobs. If the cuts go ahead...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, jobs, rail renewal
RMT secures two year pay deal for Network Rail staff
RAIL UNION RMT today secured a two year pay deal for 25,000 Network Rail staff which will protect members from future inflation, guarantee no compulsory redundancies and hike London Allowances by 29%. The deal has been agreed today by RMT’s Executive. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay deal
Southern strike action remains rock solid
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning. "The union repeats it's demand for Chris Grayling and his rail minister to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, grayling, network rail, privatisation
RMT to lobby Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT is to lobby a major speech on rail policy by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Central London tomorrow evening – 6th December – bang smack in the middle of the latest phase of action by guards on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, transport secretary, chris grayling, network rail, privatisation, policy exchange
RMT to fight Grayling's plans to privatise Network Rail
Responding to the press release issued today by the DfT – below -  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is the Tory Government dragging the railways back to the failed and lethal Railtrack model of the private sector running...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, chris grayling, privatisation
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 latest rail rip-off
Rail union RMT today slammed the Government after it emerged that the latest great rail rip-off is set to lose the taxpayer £10 billion. Research published this morning by We Own It shows that the Tory slash-and-burn sell off of...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, stations,
NETWORK RAIL REVALUATION PROVES CASE FOR KEEPING IT PUBLIC
Confirmation by the Government this morning that a long-overdue revaluation of Network Rail's assets will put an extra £100 billion on the UK balance sheet has proved conclusively the RMT case for keeping NR in public ownership.    The revaluation...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Public Ownership
RMT calls to speed up rail renewals work
RAIL UNION RMT today called on the Government and Network Rail to work up an urgent plan to bring forward rail renewals work to help ease the pressure on the UK steel industry.   Rail infrastructure projects are an area...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, rail renewals, tata steel
Shaw Report opens door to new rail sell-off
Rail union RMT warned that today's Shaw Report on the future of Network Rail leaves the door open to  Chancellor George Osborne to set up a "smash and grab" raid on some of Britain's last remaining publicly-owned rail assets as...
Region: National
Tagged with: shaw report, network rail
“Shaw Report” expected this week
With the Government’s “Shaw Report” expected to be published this week, rail union RMT has warned that privatising Network Rail could result in a year on year 15% fare rises for passengers or an increased annual cost to the taxpayer of...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail
RMT warns of new Government rail sell-off
RMT warns of new Government rail sell off to finance budget tax cuts for the rich ‎Rail union RMT warned today that Chancellor George Osborne is lining up a "smash and grab" raid on Britain's last remaining publicly-owned rail assets...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail
RMT Slams Network Rail Plans to Sell Off Power Assets
The latest move, part of what RMT describes as the “thin end of a long wedge to drag the public Network Rail back to the lethal days of the privatised Railtrack” comes hot on the heels of plans to begin...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail,
RMT slams "pathetic" fine handed out to contractor
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed as “pathetic” and “wholly inadequate” a fine handed out to a major rail construction company for a series of failures that led to the avoidable death of one of their workers. Carillion Construction Ltd has...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, network rail,
Privatising Network Rail could put passenger safety at risk
Privatising Network Rail could be bad for passenger safety and lead to higher fares, according to a new report published today (Thursday).   The report –  Staying On The Right Track  by Dr John Stittle (Senior Lecturer in Accounting at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Privatisation, Network Rail, Safety
RMT sends out warning to Abellio Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT today warned that plans by Abellio Scotrail to axe over eighty engineering and cleaners jobs could lead to a formal industrial dispute.   Union representatives have been in talks with Scotrail management where the company’s proposals to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio, scotrail, network rail,
RMT response to Leytonstone stabbing incident
" That summit should involve the unions, TFL, the BTP, the train companies and Network Rail. There can be no excuse for any further delays in bringing all parties together to address the security, staffing and safety issues currently confronting our...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, btp, network rail
RMT on interim Shaw Report into future of Network Rail
"With surging demand for rail services what is really required to face the challenges ahead is an end to the profiteering of the private train companies with the huge sums they are bleeding from the system reinvested in infrastructure, fleet...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail,
Dismissal – T. Rayner – Signaller – Network Rail
Our Ref: BR5/4/1 31st October 2015 STRIKE SUSPENDED – PLEASE WORK AS NORMAL FROM MONDAY Dear Colleagues Dismissal – T. Rayner – Signaller – Network Rail I can confirm that on Friday, Brother Rayner’s case was heard at an employment tribunal....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, t. rayner
DISMISSAL - T RAYNER – SIGNALLER – NETWORK RAIL
Our Ref BR5/4/1 19th October 2015 TO ALL RMT SIGNALLING MEMBERS AT THAMES VALLEY SIGNALLING CENTRE AND SWINDON A Dear Colleagues DISMISSAL - T RAYNER – SIGNALLER – NETWORK RAIL I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues...
Region: National
Tagged with: t. rayner, network rail
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
RMT hits back at renewed Network Rail privatisation threat
"RMT warned before the election that the Tory Party were hell-bent on selling off Network Rail and dragging us back to the lethal days of the privatised  Railtrack and the disasters at Hatfield and Potters Bar.  "Any threat to bust...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Privatisation
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
Dismissal - T Rayner – Signaller – Network Rail
Our Ref BR5/4/1 18th August 2015 To All RMT Signalling Members at Thames Valley Signalling Centre and Swindon A INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED FOR 23RD AUGUST 2015 SUSPENDED ALL MEMBERS INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY Dear Colleagues, Dismissal - T Rayner – Signaller – Network...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, industrial action
RMT to fight threat to the future of Millerhill rail depot
Network Rail have served notice of their plans to remove their track engineering and maintenance functions from the depot and move them south of the border. The move would wreck the viability of the depot, which is also used  by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: millerhill depot, network rail
RMT on two million pound Network Rail fine by ORR
"There are deep-seated issues around fragmentation and a proliferation of contractors and agencies on our tracks ‎, alongside a national skills shortage and budget pressures, which are compromising infra-structure projects and which will not be dealt with by handing out...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, orr, fine
RMT on expected multi-million pound Network Rail fine by ORR
The fines will have to be paid for by axing works ‎or cutting staff , creating a vicious cycle of decline that is self-defeating and will just mean more fines and more cuts in the future which is a nonsense. "There...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, orr, fine
RMT warns of "creeping privatisation"
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the Government has fired the starting gun on the creeping re-privatisation of Network Rail as it was confirmed that six key sections of the organisations business are to be tendered out.   The “big...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Sell off, Privatisation
Redundancies - Abellio Scotrail / Network Rail
Our Ref: BR2/15/4 3rd July 2015 Dear Colleague REDUNDANCIES – ABELLIO SCOTRAIL / NETWORK RAIL I write with regards to the above matter and to inform you that your Senior Union Representatives have been in urgent talks with Scotrail management to discuss...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio scotrail, network rail
RMT responds to Transport Secretary on Network Rail
"To argue that delays to electrification in the‎ North and on the Midland Main Line is consistent with George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" rhetoric is ridiculous. Britain's railways will be jammed in the slow lane all the time they are nothing...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, transport secretary, patrick mcloughlin
RMT members vote by over 80% to accept Network Rail offer
NETWORK RAIL PAY OFFER ACCEPTED     RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the referendum on the Network Rails latest offer on pay and conditions has now concluded and the result is as follows: -   Are you prepared to accept...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay offer
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 - Network Rail
Our Ref BR6/0001 24th June 2015 Dear Colleagues PAY OFFER ACCEPTED RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 -  NETWORK RAIL I write to advise members that the referendum on the company’s latest offer has now concluded and the result is...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay offer
RMT PAY REFERENDUM – DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!
Our Ref BR6/0001 17th June 2015 Dear Colleagues, RMT PAY REFERENDUM – DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL There is now just a week left until the referendum closes so if you haven’t...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay referendum
After Extensive ACAS Talks RMT Suspends Network Rail Action
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Following extensive ACAS talks throughout the weekend RMT has now received a revised offer that enables us to suspend the planned industrial action while we consult in full on the details of the revised package...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, industrial action
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail
Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED Following intensive discussions under the auspices of ACAS over the weekend a new offer has been put to the unions. Pay For 2015 a 2% increase...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, industrial action
Network Rail Dispute: RMT message to members
Discussions have commenced and our full team will be in London on Saturday morning to take the negotiations forward. RMT is fully committed to achieving a negotiated settlement and and will be available in London for discussions for the whole...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, industrial action
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015
Our Ref BR6/0001 29th May 2015 Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL Yesterday the union called Network Rail members to take industrial action over the next two weeks and we have received a number of...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, industrial action
RMT confirms new strike dates in Network Rail dispute
The RMT executive decision is: We note that a meeting with our Area Council Representatives has been held and as part of a rolling campaign we instruct our members to take Industrial action as follows: •    Not to book on...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, industrial action
INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED!
Our Ref BR6/0001 28 th May 2015   Dear Colleagues,   INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED!   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL   A meeting was held today with your Area Council reps and the union’s Executive to discuss...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, industrial action
RMT responds to reports in the Independent today
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "This is the first stage of what RMT believes is a secret Government plan to break up and sell off Network Rail with profiteering private companies handed lucrative public assets on a plate with a...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, independent
RMT hits back at Sunday Times speculation on Network Rail
General Secretary Mick Cash said today. "We see once again renewed speculation this morning that there are plans under discussion to break up and hive off Network Rail into a series of regional bodies which would fragment, destabilise and cause...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, sunday times
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
Our Ref: BR6/0001/NR 21 May 2015 INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED Dear colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL After four days of talks at conciliation service Acas between your union and Network Rail management, the company...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
Network Rail dispute is about staffing and safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said.  "RMT is continuing to push for a negotiated settlement through the ACAS talks ‎and the union is available right the way through the weekend to keep that process going if necessary.    In the meantime...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT responds to NR threat of legal action over TSSA ballot
"It is highly damaging that instead of focusing on the talks process Network Rail have opted instead to threaten a dash to the courts to challenge the democratic decision of rail worker members of one of our sister unions.  RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT on NR attack on its workforce in today's Mail on Sunday
"It is rank hypocrisy for Network Rail executives to be attacking the pay and conditions of the front line workforce when they themselves are soaking up telephone number salaries and jetting round the world business class at public expense.   ...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT confirms strike dates and overtime ban on Network Rail
The largest rail union, RMT, today confirmed that members will be taking strike action and action short of a strike from Monday 25th May in the current dispute over pay and jobs at Network Rail. The impact of the action...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
Network Rail Ballot result - Strike Action
Our Ref: BR6/0001   12 th May 2015   TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT NETWORK RAIL   Dear Colleagues   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL   I write to advise you that the ballot for industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
Overwhelming vote for industrial action on Network Rail pay
The largest rail union, RMT, today confirmed that members have voted YES by massive majorities in a ballot of Network Rail members for both strike action and action short of a strike in the current dispute over pay.  NR members...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Pay, Industrial Action
NETWORK RAIL - RMT BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Our Ref BR6/0001 6th May 2015 Dear Colleagues, RMT BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION – DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL There is now just under a week left until the ballot closes so...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay ballot
Heroic effort by staff delivers Network Rail weekend works
Although punishing targets had been set, with NR once again attempting to squeeze a quart into a pint pot, it was down to the staff currently being balloted for action for a fair pay award and job security, that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay ballot
Top rail bosses "pay hypocrisy"
Those very same rail industry bosses who say they cannot award rail workers decent pay rise this year are at the same time awarding themselves bumper pay rises and lapping up eye-watering remuneration packages.   A snapshot of what some...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, bosses pay
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail
Our Ref BR6/0001 1st May 2015 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT NETWORK RAIL Dear Colleagues Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail By now members will have started to receive their ballot papers in the most significant industrial...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail,
RMT on continuing London Rail chaos today
"It is about time Network Rail properly valued those staff who are battling to keep services moving that are routinely running right on the edge. " The hundreds of millions of pounds bled from our railways by privatisation would have gone...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: network rail, rail chaos
Rail boss flights fuel anger as RMT begins balloting on pay
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The news of this culture of the NR top brass jetting around in the lap of luxury comes on the very day that RMT begins balloting 16,000 Network Rail staff for strike action over the threat...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, strike action, pay, ballot
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 - Network Rail
Our Ref BR6/0001 23rd April 2015 Dear Colleagues BALLOT TIMETABLE ANNOUNCED Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 - Network Rail As you know, RMT is now in dispute with Network Rail over the 2015 pay discussions and members are being balloted for...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay
RMT confirms balloting timetable for Network Rail
Notice will be served on Network Rail today with the ballot papers going out next tuesday for return by the 12th May. Any action would require a further seven days notice. RMT has rejected the latest pay proposals as falling...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, nr, strike, ballot, pay
RMT to ballot for national action over Network Rail pay
The move to a ballot comes after an earlier offer was rejected by a massive 93% on a 56% turn out in a referendum vote. Since then, intensive talks through ACAS have failed to produce enough movement from Network Rail leaving the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, ballot, pay offer
Important Update for all Network Rail Members
Our Ref BR6/0001 8th April 2015 Important Update for all Network Rail Members Dear Colleagues Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail   Members will be aware that your union has been in negotiations with Network Rail since...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay offer, 2015
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
Network Rail
Our Ref BR6/0001 1st April 2015 TO ALL NETWORK RAIL OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, CUSTOMER SERVICES AND BANDS 5 TO 8 STAFF Dear Colleagues, PAY TALKS UPDATE RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL Our negotiating team including myself, the National President...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay talks
RMT warns of return to lethal days of Railtrack
Network Rail, a publicly owned body, was created after a wave of lethal incidents involving the privately owned Railtrack which were driven by the demand for profits at the expense of passenger and staff safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, railtrack,
RMT Members Vote to Reject Network Rail Pay Offer
The offer has been rejected by a massive 93% on a 56% turn out.  The pay package proposals which have been overwhelmingly rejected are summarised as follows.   2015 - A 0%   increase in pay. 2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Pay
Pay Offer Rejected
Our Ref BR6/0001   24 th March 2015   Dear Colleagues PAY OFFER REJECTED!   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL   The referendum of Network Rail members on the Network Rail pay proposals has now concluded and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Pay Offer, Network Rail
RMT Pay Referendum – Have Your Say!
Our Ref BR6/0001 13 th March 2015   Dear Colleagues   RMT Pay Referendum – Have Your Say!   Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail   Referendum papers have been sent to Network Rail members over the current...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail
RMT vote opens today over pay and conditions on Network Rail
The union is recommending that members vote NO to reject the proposals which are summarised as follows. •    2015 - A 0%  increase in pay. •    2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would be applied for each year....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, london underground, lul, pay and conditions
RMT kicks off fight across Network Rail
The union is recommending that members vote NO to reject the proposals which are summarised as follows. •    2015 - A 0%  increase in pay. •    2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would be applied for each year....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, terms and conditions
Rates of Pay - Network Rail
Our Ref BR6/0001 27 th  February 2015 TO ALL NETWORK RAIL MEMBERS   Dear Colleagues,   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL (MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS, CUSTOMER SERVICES AND BANDS 5 TO 8)   RMT has been in talks with Network Rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail
NR chief Mark Carne admits 10x more injuries on railways
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT has warned repeatedly that the safety culture on Network Rail has been diluted by savage cuts to staffing and the proliferation of agencies and contractors which has led to casualisation of safety critical work...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, mark carne, injuries,
Rail workers' protest in Glasgow over dumping of sewage
The action is part of RMT's on-going campaign to bring forward the date when the filthy and disgusting practice will be stopped on the Scotrail franchise from December 2017 to the union target date of April 2016 - one full year after Abellio...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, tracks, network rail
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref BR6/0001 Circular No IR/23/15 22nd January 2015 TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS AND REGIONAL OFFICES Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL (MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS, CUSTOMER SERVICES AND ROLE CLARITY BANDS 5 TO 8) I write to...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail,
RMT responds to another spate of rail breakdowns
"Meanwhile staff at the front line are taking the brunt of the wrath from angry passengers while company chiefs and senior bosses are tucked up nice and warm in their plush offices. It's a disgrace and the blame lies with...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains, network rail
RMT responds to damning report on Network Rail Xmas failures
"The problems on Britain's railways are compounded by yet another slab of cuts being demanded from Network Rail by the government through their agents the Office of Rail Regulation. Pile on the ludicrous proliferation of casualised contractors and agencies looking...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, christmas, orr, office of rail regulation
RMT to fight Government betrayal on SW rail investment
Rail union RMT has pledged an all-out fight over rail investment in the South West after the Transport Secretary cast doubt on the scale of investment in the Plymouth region’s railways by admitting this week that just £40million has been...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West, Investment, Network Rail
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail
Our Ref BR4/0001 & BR5/0001   Circular No IR/336/14   18 th December 2014   TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL OFFICES   Dear Colleagues   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL (Maintenance, Operations, Customer Services and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Pay, Conditions of Service
RMT slams rail regulator over Network Rail cuts
ORR have been briefing selected journalists in advance of the publication of a formal letter attacking Network Rail performance, however, although there are serious issues facing NR they are compounded by the fact that the ORR itself, working to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, orr, office of rail regulation,
RMT calls for identification of rail sewage dumping hotspots
In discussions with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail in recent weeks, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transport scotland, network rail, sewage
RMT to call for end to dumping sewage on Scotland's railways
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail last week, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, transport scotland, network rail
RMT steps up pressure to end dumping of sewage
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail last week, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transport scotland, network rail, sewage
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
Event to Mark Nationalisation of Network Rail
EVENT TO MARK NATIONALISATION OF NETWORK RAIL   MONDAY 1st SEPTEMBER, 09:00   Network Rail Head Office, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG   Instead of being a “Not for Dividend” company in the private sector,  the government have stated...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, ons
Spending cuts threaten safety of passengers and rail workers
The research carried out on behalf of the four unions behind the campaign – ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite – by the Working Lives Institute at London Metropolitan University is based on the findings of focus groups conducted with railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: action for rail, network rail, spending cuts
Rail union RMT on rail WIFI scam
"Safety and reliability on the tracks will be compromised with the rip-off train companies once again getting a free ride.  This is a total con trick instigated by the Government that will come back to haunt the travelling public  . " Ends
Region: National
Tagged with: wifi, network rail
Tube Strike Volunteers – Network Rail Wessex
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 28 th April 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT NETWORK RAIL IN THE WESSEX AREA Dear Colleague, TUBE STRIKE VOLUNTEERS – NETWORK RAIL WESSEX As you will be aware RMT members on London Underground are taking industrial action to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube Strike Volunteers, Network Rail Wessex