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Rail cleaners take their fight for justice to HQ
Outsourced cleaners employed by Churchill and cleaning trains and stations across London and the Southeast will take their fight for justice to their company headquarters on Monday morning as they fight for a better deal for the people who have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill, Cleaners, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern
RMT calls for Govia to be stripped of GTR franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has called on the government to strip Govia of its Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise and nationalise it after the union published research today raising further questions about the senior management of the company. Govia’s subsidiary,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Govia, Southern, Great Northern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink, DfT, Go-Ahead,
RMT renews demands for all rail services to be renationalised
RAIL UNION RMT today renewed its demands for all rail services to be taken into public ownership after the public owned Operator of Last Resort (OLR) was given a 5 year extension to its running of Northern. On the same day...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Trains, Northern, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, Rail Fares, Covid-19, DfT, Rail Nationalisation
RMT responds to Northern Infrastructure announcement
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Investment to upgrade public transport in the North of England from the government is long overdue and the government should be supporting a national strategy for mass investment in an expanded public transport...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Northern Railway, Northern Infrastructure Pipeline, Rail, North of England
RMT secures massive living wage victory for rail workers
After a long-running campaign rail union RMT announced this morning that it has finally reached agreement with Carlisle Support Services Ltd to pay the Living Wage Foundation rate of pay of £9.30 per hour from 1st April to all staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: living wage, northern, northern trains, Carlisle support services, gateline
RMT launch campaign to 'Keep Northern Public'
On 1st March, after years of mismanagement by successive private train operators, Northern Rail was taken into public control by the Department for Transport but a forthcoming Government review into how are railways are run could move it back into...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, Arriva rail north, keep northern public,
RMT warns Government set to re-privatise Northern Rail
After years of shameful performance and mismanagement the Government has been forced to take Arriva Rail North back into public ownership from 1st March as the franchise all but collapsed. Now within weeks the Government could pave the way for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT responds to latest efforts by Transport for the North
After Transport for the North announced today that it has set TPE a "public target" for its service recovery, Mick Cash RMT General Secetary said: "You would have thought by now that after the Northern Rail fiasco transport bosses would...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for the North, TPE, Northern
RMT on Northern being taken into public ownership
Mick Cash, General Secretary of Britain's largest rail union RMT, said; “Northern has become a signal for everything that is wrong on Britain's broken, privatised railways and the fact that the Government have now been forced to take this action...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, franchise, public ownership
Living Wage protest for Northern Gateline staff
Rail union RMT will be holding a demonstration outside contractor Carlisle Support Services’ offices as part of its campaign for a Living Wage for staff working on the Northern gateline. The protest will take place Friday 24th January, 12 noon, outside...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, gateline staff, living wage, carlisle support services
RMT blasts latest Government fudge on Northern Rail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is just another fudge by the Tory Government on Northern but it still proves without a shadow of a doubt that their private franchise model for running our railways is finished. The whole...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT responds to announcement on Northern franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Grant Shapps is big on talk about Northern Rail this morning but short on detail and this has all the hallmarks of a dead cat being ‎slung on the table to distract from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members vote to press ahead with guards dispute
RMT members on Northern Rail have voted by nearly 95% in a referendum ballot to press ahead with negotiations with the company aimed at reaching a long-term settlement to the guards' safety dispute that secures cast-iron guarantees on the safest method...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT exposes the Northern Pacer scandal
The Pacer trains, welding a bus body to a chassis, were introduced as a temporary solution to a rolling stock crisis back in the early eighties but are still grinding their way around the Northern Rail network. They were condemned...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, pacer, eversholt, angel trains, porterbrook
RMT says cut the talking and terminate Northern franchise
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There can be no more warnings, no more second chances and no more special measures. The time has come to sweep the national embarrassment of the Arriva Rail North franchise off the railway for good...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, tory government
RMT calls on members to reject pay offer on Northern
After dragging its heels the company has withdrawn a pay offer and additionally removed enhancements to paternity and maternity rights that were previously afforded to members on lower pay rates. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We are calling on...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern rail, pay
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay on Northern
merseyrail cleaners petition   RMT has been running a campaign for the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) rate to be paid to the revenue and gateline staff working on the Northern Rail contract for Carslisle Support Services for some time but...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, Carlisle support services, real living wage, cleaners
RMT reacts with fury SERCO awarded NorthLink contract
NORTHLINK union RMT today responded with fury to the news that the Scottish Government has awarded the specialists in failure Serco the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract for up to eight years from 31 October 2019. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, serco, northern isles ferry services, snp
RMT launches campaign for pay justice for Northern’s staff
Rail Union RMT has launched a campaign for pay justice for members working for Carlisle Support Services on the contract for Arriva Rail North. These workers are being paid below the rate set by the Living Wage Foundation, which currently...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, gateline, revenue, pay justice,
RMT condemns Scottish Govt’s relationship with Serco
TRANSPORT union RMT today condemned the Scottish Government’s unhealthy relationship with Serco following news that the outsourcing multinational will be forced to pay £22.9m in fines and costs following the Serious Fraud Office’s six-year investigation finding Serco guilty of fraud...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: serco, caledonian sleeper, northern isles ferry, snp
RMT calls for Southern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has repeated the call this morning for GTR to be stripped of their franchise with the services taken into public ownership after it emerged that train operator Southern scored the worst levels of public trust out of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, great northern, thameslink, transport focus, public trust
Another Northern mayor joins calls for rail public ownership
Mr Driscoll said: “The number one priority for a transport system is reliability. Andy Burnham and Steve Rotherham have been drawing the Government’s attention to the problems with this franchise for years now. “Given that Northern cancelled more than 1,700 trains...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft,
RMT welcomes Mayor's call over Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the call today from Manchester and Merseyside Mayor’s Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram for Arriva to be stripped of their failing Northern Rail franchise and for the services to be brought back into the public...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Thursday 9th May outside Manchester Victoria station between 13:00 and 15:00. The protest is over the fact that hardship loans have not materialised that were...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, cleaners, iss,
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Wednesday 10th April outside Manchester Victoria station between 7am and 9am. The protest is over plans by private contractor ISS to unilaterally change...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, iss, cleaners,
RMT suspends Northern strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said today that substantial progress in talks through the offices of ACAS has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on Northern Rail over the retention and the role of the guard...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to hold lobby and public meeting in Chester
Rail union RMT will be holding a lobby of Transport for the North in Chester on Thursday 7th February, 10.30 - 12.00 at the Council Chamber, Chester Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ. The union is also holding a major public meeting...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 47th day of strike action solid again on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely solid today in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the North in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
47th day of action on Northern to go ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has called for the basket case Arriva Rail outfit to be stripped of the Northern franchise with the routes returned to public ownership as passenger satisfaction statistics issued today showed that the operator has hit the relegation...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members stand firm on 46th day of strike action
As RMT members stand firm on a 46th day of strike action today the union has revealed that Northern’s Managing Director David Brown has told staff that because of the “franchise requirement” set by the Government there will be Northern...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 46th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 46th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as crime soars on the railway and the company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail members standing solid
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 45th day this morning as the company snubs all efforts to get talks going and ploughs on regardless with its  plans to throw...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 45th day of strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 45th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard. Tomorrow’s strike takes place as the company continues to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms next phase of strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a package of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail members standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 44th day this morning as the company snubs all efforts to get talks going and ploughs on regardless with its  plans to throw...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT says 44th day of strikes goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 44th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard. Tomorrow’s strike takes place as the company continues to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
Rock solid again on 43rd ‎day of Northern action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 43rd day this morning as the company milks the latest fare hike for every penny and ploughs on regardless with its New Year...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, dco, doo, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 42nd ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 42nd day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal New Year plans to throw guards off their trains and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Mick Cash New Year message
In a New Year's message in advance of the next phase of action on Northern and South West Railway RMT's Mick Cash says union will step up fight for publicly owned, safe and accessible transport services in 2019 General Secretary Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: mick cash, rmt, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, doo, dco,
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 41st ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 41st day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal plans to throw guards off their trains and rip up...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation,
RMT says 41st day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 41st day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the company blew apart "assurances" from the Government...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT CALLS ON NORTHERN RAIL TO CUT THE PUBLICITY STUNTS
 RAIL UNION RMT responds to call for an “inquiry” from Arriva Rail North into guards’ safety dispute.  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The call for an inquiry is nothing more than a PR stunt and we have not seen...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
40th day of action on Northern
As RMT members prepare for the 40th day of strike action on Arriva Rail North new research shows that the cost to the taxpayer to date of bailing out the company on strike days will be over £24 million by...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
40th day of RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 40th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the company continue to refuse all efforts to engage in serious talks. RMT...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rock solid on 39th day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 39th day this morning after the company wrecked crucial ACAS talks aimed at brokering a solution to the long –running dispute earlier this...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 39th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow after the company wrecked a golden opportunity to make progress in talks aimed at...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Calls for Transport for the North to intervene
In advance of a meeting of the Transport for the North Board meeting today (6th December) and further strike action in the run up to Christmas RMT General  Secretary Mick Cash has written an open letter to all Transport for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail collapse ACAS talks
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it had been left “angry, frustrated and determined to fight on in the interests of passenger safety” after Arriva Rail North collapsed ACAS talks aimed at negotiating a settlement to the long-running dispute over...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Northern Rail action rock solid on day 38
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 38th day this morning after the company failed to respond by noon yesterday to a request for urgent talks around the core principles...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead tomorrow exactly as planned after the company failed to respond by noon to a request for urgent talks around the core principles of the role and responsibilities...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT offers to suspend Northern Rail action
RAIL UNION RMT today offered to suspend industrial action on Northern Rail this weekend subject to the company agreeing to a series of crucial guarantees on the second person on their trains. RMT's executive has agreed the following position; ‎”This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT responds to Transport for the North statement
General Secretary Mick Cash said:  “ In light of the statement  from Transport for the North RMT awaits any new proposals from Northern Rail which maintain for the travelling public the same level of safety, security and access that they...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members rock solid in strike action again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train companies gamble...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies have snubbed the latest attempt by the union to set up serious talks around the issue at the heart of...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rail chaos deepens this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "With Waterloo closed and London and the South plunged into rail chaos this morning RMT is now picking up reports of wholesale cancellations on Northern Rail due to a shortage of fleet, reinforcing the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, arriva rail north, northern rail, cancellations
RMT members united and determined this morning
RMT members united and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway. General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, swr, south west railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the issue at the heart of both disputes – the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arrival rail north, arn, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing solid on day 35 of Guards’ dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing strong again today on the 35th day of strike action on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
35th day of strike action in guards' dispute goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 35th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail tomorrow in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit down in serious...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT public meetings in support of Northern train guards
The meetings have been organised to put across the union’s case for the guard guarantee and to build public and political support for RMT members continuing the fight for safe, secure and accessible rail services for all.  The meetings will...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands that Arriva be stripped of Northern franchise
Rail union RMT today demanded that the Government take immediate action to strip Arriva/Deutsche Bahn of their Northern Rail franchise and return the routes to public ownership after the Telegraph revealed this morning that catastrophic mismanagement has seen the taxpayer...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing firm again today
  RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway are standing firm again this morning in the on-going programme of strike action as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the issue at the heart of both disputes – the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards,
RMT members standing solid
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT raises new safety warning over use of phoney guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend rail union RMT has raised new safety warnings with the regulator over the use of inexperienced, under-trained managers on fat bounty payments acting as guards to try and break...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action solid on day 32 of Northern Guards dispute
  General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing united and determined again this morning on Northern Rail on the 32nd day of action in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. Their resilience...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to ignore the surge in attacks and assaults on the North's violent railways. This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members on day 31 of strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on Northern Rail in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. "We are angry and frustrated that the company continue to refuse...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demonstration in support of guards on Monday
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration in support of guards and station staff at Liverpool Lime Street Station on Monday 15 October between 9am and11am to coincide with ministers and rail bosses turning up at for what they are...
Region: North West
Tagged with: liverpool lime street, guards, conductors, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north
RMT members standing solid and determined
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the train companies preside...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, south western railway, swr, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, doo, driver only operation,
RMT responds to ludicrous claims from Northern boss
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is total nonsense to suggest that RMT is blocking talks. Every effort we have made to get negotiations going with Northern has been kicked back in our faces. "The company are only prepared...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT launches new research that reveals vital role of guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend an RMT national survey of rail guards has revealed the vital role guards play in delivering a safe, secure and accessible railway. The crucial safety critical role of guards...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, south western railway, swr
RMT says new Northern trains long overdue
New Northern trains being unveiled in Liverpool tomorrow are long overdue – but they have to be run safely with properly trained guards, the industry’s biggest union says. As the new Class 195 and 331 units are run out for the first...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members rock solid again this morning
‎RMT members rock solid again this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern Rail as union exposes surge in violent crime on our de-staffed railways. General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
Northern staff strike again tomorrow for safety
In advance of tomorrow’s strike action over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains, rail union RMT says that new statistics released by the British Transport Police (BTP) show that guards are needed to stem a shocking surge in crime...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing solid on Northern
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on Northern Rail in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains and are angry and frustrated that the company collapsed...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Strike action goes ahead again on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead as planned tomorrow.  The action is taking place in the wake of Arriva Rail North collapsing talks through ACAS...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT announces further strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North as the company continues to fail to give clear assurances on the guarantee of guards on their services. The action has been announced...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT blasts Northern Rail for collapsing latest talks
RAIL UNION RMT tonight blasted Northern Rail for collapsing talks through ACAS aimed at brokering an amicable resolution to the unions long-standing trade dispute over Arriva Rail North’s plans to introduce Driver Controlled Operations across the length and breadth of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing solid
  RMT members solid and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway.   General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, swr, south western railway, arriva rail north, northern
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the union calls for clear and detailed proposals from the company aimed at making...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members rock solid this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. "It is scandalous that while other train...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT members standing united
RMT members standing united and determined this morning in fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway  General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The resilience and determination of RMT members on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Rail strike companies in line for millions of pounds bailout
With guards striking again today on Northern and South Western Railways RMT has released parliamentary answers provided by the Rail Minister Jo Johnson which reveal that both German state owned Northern Rail and Hong Kong owned South Western Railway have...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms action goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits this Saturday goes ahead exactly as...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms action goes ahead on Northern Rail tomorrow
  RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits from this Saturday goes ahead...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
Strike Saturday and further dates on Northern Rail announced
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The scheduled...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Yet again today services on Arriva Rail North have been reduced to chaos as this basket case franchise lurches from crisis to crisis. Northern have chosen to declare war on their passengers and staff...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, timetable chaos
RMT confirms further strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits.  RMT has...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT responds to cross-party call for £100 billion investment
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has called for action now and not jam tomorrow after senior Tories and other politicians, including former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, today urged Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to “transform” northern transport services. RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, transport for the north, tfn, chris grayling, dft, department for transport
RMT tables motion at TUC calling for Grayling to go
WITH NORTHERN RAIL back in the headlines again this morning rail union RMT has confirmed that it has tabled a motion at this year’s Trade Union Congress in Manchester in September calling for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, chris grayling, dft, tuc
RMT suspends Northern Rail action to allow for talks
“RMT’s negotiating team has been in talks with Arriva Rail North over the past week in an attempt to seek a resolution to the long-running dispute. “Reports from RMT representatives and correspondence from the company have set out a process...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT to take Guards campaign to Durham Miners Gala
RMT will have its customary stall at the Big Meeting where members, including Northern Rail guards, will be reinforcing the core message of putting public safety before the private profits of Arriva Rail North. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place two weeks Saturday on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North after reports that Grayling is to scrap Leeds to Manchester electrification. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Is is being widely reported today that Chris Grayling is to axe another key...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands that Government cut the rhetoric
Following reports this morning that the Government have warned the basket-case GTR franchise that they are drinking in the "last chance saloon" rail union RMT has demanded that Ministers cut out the hot air and rhetoric and strip both Govia...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, southern, northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT seeks agreement to address Transport For The North Board
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to Transport for the North seeking permission to address their full board meeting in Manchester tomorrow - 28th June - to present the union case for retaining safety-critical guards on Northern Rail services....
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
"Chicken Grayling" located in Manchester
‎Having pulled out at the last minute from the opportunity to meet Northern rail workers and passengers in Manchester this morning rail union RMT has claimed that it has located the Transport Secretary "Chicken Grayling"  RMT was holding a protest...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, chris grayling, regional transport summit
RMT rail demonstrations in Manchester and Edinburgh tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding protests on Monday 25th June in Manchester and Edinburgh. In Manchester RMT will be demonstrating outside a Northern transport summit where Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was due to speak until he cancelled on Friday,...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast mainline, northern rail, chris grayling, tory government
RMT Northern Rail protest goes ahead Monday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed that a today that a protest over rail safety and the failing Northern Rail franchise goes ahead on Monday as planned after the DFT confirmed that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has chickened out of speaking at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Protest, Grayling
RMT calls on Northern to stop blocking talks
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members have been unflinching in their fight to defend safety and access to rail services across the North for well over a year and they stand united on the picket lines across the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on Andy Burnham/Steve Rotheram statement on Northern
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Clearly this is a significant intervention from Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram and shows that RMT’s campaign to keep a guard on Northern Rail trains is pulling in growing and powerful levels of political...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, andy burnham, steve rotheram
RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail stand rock solid and united once again this morning in this long running dispute which is ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways. "RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern taxpayers will be footing bill for strike action
‎RAIL UNION RMT has called for last ditch talks to resolve this week's strike action as it is revealed northern taxpayers and passengers, and not Northern Rail, are footing the bill for the cost of strike action. A clause in...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, chris grayling, dft, tory government, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco
One in five GTR and Northern Rail trains late or cancelled
RAIL UNION RMT today repeated the call for both Govia Thameslink and Arriva Rail North to be stripped of their franchises as this morning’s performance measures show that one in five trains are still being delayed or cancelled – despite...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, arriva rail northern, northern, northern rail, rail timetable,
RMT warns that Northern planning to shred safety culture
RAIL UNION RMT has warned that Northern Rail are planning to shred the safety culture in the same way that they have shredded the timetables as it was confirmed today that further strike action will be taking place over attacks...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands that Northern and GTR be stripped of franchises
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "From the feedback on the ground and the stream of comments on social media it is clear that the so-called emergency timetables on both Northern and GTR have just piled failure onto failure. Once again...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, GTR, Timetable, Franchise
RMT repeats call for GTR and Northern to lose franchises
RMT repeats call for GTR and Northern to be stripped of franchises as timetable chaos continues into second week With official performance figures this morning showing that around a third of services on GTR and Northern have either been delayed...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, GTR, Franchises
RMT demands action over timetable meltdown
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded urgent action as staff report that they are taking the full force of passenger anger for this week's timetable chaos, while train company bosses hide away in their luxury offices. The new timetables have led...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, northern northern rail, arriva, gtr,
RMT reaction to statement on Northern Isles Ferry contract
NORTHLINK FERRIES UNION RMT today reacted to the ministerial statement from Humza Yousaf MSP, announcing that the next public contract for the Northern Isles Ferry services from the mainland to Orkney and Shetland will be put out to tender. Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: humza yousaf, northlink, northlink ferries, northern isles ferry services, snp
RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail stand rock solid and united once again this morning in this long running dispute which is ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways. "We...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands publication of Northern contract documentation
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded full disclosure of all the contract documentation on the crisis-hit Northern Rail franchise as it becomes increasingly clear that the German-owned Arriva outfit still get paid by the British taxpayer whether they run services or...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, andy burnham, arriva, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will go ahead exactly as planned on Arriva Rail North this week over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco,
"Meltdown Monday"
RMT says that "Meltdown Monday" should spell the end of the privatised chaos on Britain's railways General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The union is picking up reports from both Northern and GTR of a hopeless lack of planning, combined with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, govia, govia thameslink railway, disabled passengers, timetable
Severe disruption from new timetable on basket-case GTR
Rail union RMT has confirmed that it is receiving widespread reports from the front line of severe disruption to services on the first day of the new GTR timetable. There are real fears that ‎routes will be on a knife...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, timetable
RMT slams new GTR timetable
Rail union RMT today called for Govia Thameslink Railway to be the next private train company to be stripped of their franchise as the union highlighted a disgusting insult to disabled people contained in the new timetable arrangements that come...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, govia, govia thameslink railway, disabled passengers, timetable
RMT welcomes Andy Burnham call for inquiry into Northern
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the fact that the Mayor of Manchester is supporting our call for an inquiry into the crisis in Northern Rail services.   “It is clear however that the Northern franchise is in...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, andy burnham, public ownership
RMT confirms further strike action on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will be taking place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. ‎...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT supports MPs call for inquiry into “crisis” on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a cross party motion tabled by MPs calling for an inquiry into the “crisis” on Northern Rail services and for consideration to be given to Arriva being stripped of the franchise and returned to public...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia stand rock solid and united once again this morning in separate disputes which are ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways....
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Strike action on Northern & Greater Anglia goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed further strike action in separate disputes over rail safety and the axing of guards on Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia goes ahead tomorrow as planned. RMT members on both franchises will strike for 24 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT confirms further strike action over guards and safety
RMT members on all three franchises will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 9th May. In addition, members on South Western Railway will also strike for 24 hours on 11th May, 14th May, 16th May and 18th May. The announcement of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, arriva rail north, northern rail, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT campaigning over axing of guards on Northern Rail
RMT members to hold week of protest at stations across the north over threats to safety, service and accessibility. This weekend marked the second anniverary of Arriva taking over the Northern Rail franchise. Instead of the much heralded promises of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail strike action strong and united
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Once again I want to pay tribute to RMT members on Northern Rail who have shown extraordinary resilience and determination for over a year now in the fight to put public safety before private profit....
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
RMT Northern Rail strikers standing firm again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are standing firm and united again this morning on picket lines across Arriva Rail North as the fight for rail safety the length and breadth of the franchise enters it's second year.  "It...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT strike action on Northern Rail next week
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits is well...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT strike action on Northern Rail well and truly on next week
RMT confirms two days of strike action on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits goes ahead...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Arriva Rail North protest at German Embassy today
RMT is demanding that the German state end their profiteering on UK railways through their rail operation Arriva, which runs the Northern Rail franchise, and is helping to drive the moves to axe guards on the service. RMT General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to lobby German Embassy over Guards on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a lobby outside the German Embassy in London tomorrow, on the first anniversary of Northern members striking to save the role of the safety critical role of a guard, before handing over a letter...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
RMT confirms further 48 hours of strikes on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further 48 hours of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits will go ahead...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT TO LOBBY GERMAN EMBASSY OVER GUARDS ON NORTHERN RAIL
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a lobby outside the German Embassy in London, on the first anniversary of Northern members striking to save the role of the safety critical role of a guard, before handing over a letter to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Protest, German Embassy, Guards
RMT to lobby German embassy
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a lobby outside the German Embassy in London, on the first anniversary of Northern members striking to save the role of the safety critical role of a guard, before handing over a letter to...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern and Merseyrail strike action "united & determined"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members on both Northern and Merseyrail stand united and determined this morning in these two separate disputes which are about putting public safety before private profit.   "The weather over the past week...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for Guards campaign
RMT has welcomed the backing of Jeremy Corbyn in the campaign to keep the guard on our trains.   The Labour leader today retweeted the RMT film “Unguarded”, which makes the case for a safe secure and accessible railway based...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, jeremy corbyn, labour, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail
Northern and Merseyrail strike action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that further strike action tomorrow, Saturday 3rd March, in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT condemns Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT today condemned Arriva Rail North for its total betrayal of the travelling public as the German-owned company refused point blank a union offer of talks ahead of Saturday’s strike action. In a circular to staff today Northern...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Further 24 hours of strike action on Northern and Merseyrail
RAIL UNION RMT today announced further strike action on Saturday 3rd March in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
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
Northern Rail train splits in two
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT awaits the findings from the investigation into this potentially horrific incident but once again it demonstrates the need to have a guard on Northern Rail trains to deal with these emergency situations.  ...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Chris Grayling: Specialist in failure
As Chris Grayling is called before Transport Committee to explain rail electrification fiasco today RMT sets out full charge sheet against "specialist in failure" Transport Secretary  As Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is hauled before the Transport Select Committee today, Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, ecml. east coast, virgin, stagecoach, northern powerhouse
RMT strike action solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT members remain rock solid in each of the separate disputes across the country over rail safety this morning, on the final day of this phase of action, as we continue to fight...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, merseyrail, arriva rail north, south western railway, greater anglia, doo, dco, guards, conductors
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned next week in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only...
Region: National
Tagged with: strike, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, northern rail, southern rail, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway
Northern Rail strike action goes ahead
Rail union RMT has confirmed that three days of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead next week exactly as planned after the company refused point blank to enter into serious and genuine negotiations that could have brokered a way...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT to meet South Western Railway and Northern Rail today
Rail union RMT will be meeting with senior managers from South Western Railway and Northern Rail today – 3rd January - in last ditch talks aimed at brokering a solution to the guards’ safety dispute with the next phase of three...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, greater anglia, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT announces DOO strike action in New Year
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in January in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern rail, southern railways, southern, swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, island line, greater anglia, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes Rail North representatives’ opposition to DOO
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed support from West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which covers Leeds Council, York Council, Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council and Wakefield Council for RMT’s campaign to keep the Guard on Northern rail services.   The support...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, rail north, doo, dco, arriva, rail north, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
Scottish Parliament debates inter-island ferry services
With the Lib Dems tabling a motion in the Scottish Parliament on Scotland's inter-island ferries, shipping union RMT has set out three key demands to protect the future of the life-line services; * RMT supports the inclusion of inter-island ferry services...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northern isles ferry services, northlink, orkney, shetland
RMT launches direct challenge to rail safety body
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a direct challenge to the rail safety body, the RSSB, to fundamentally review it’s conflicted position on Driver Only Operation and the danger to passengers at the Platform Train Interface after the organisation was forced...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, platform train interface, pti, guards, conductors, southern rail, gtr, northern rail, arriva, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, first group
RMT calls for an end to the attack on guards
RAIL UNION RMT today called for an immediate halt and reversal of plans to axe guards from Britain's trains after the rail safety body, the RSSB, produced new research warning of a growing danger at the platform train interface and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, rssb, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Second day of latest phase of action in rail safety disputes
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members involved in this second day in the latest phase of action on Greater Anglia, Southern and South Western Railway remain solid and united this morning  in separate disputes which are about putting...
Region: National
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members standing rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members stand solid, united and determined again this morning in the latest phase of strike action in a raft of separate disputes which are about putting safety, security and access to transport services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, southern rail, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, doo, driver only operation
RMT responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, rail union, rmt
RMT warns of danger to passengers from strike breaking plans
RAIL UNION RMT has today issued a warning that rail operator’s strike breaking plans this week will put passengers at serious risk. RMT is aware that rail companies are training up rail staff who have previously had no rail operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strikes, industrial action, greater anglia, southern, southern rail, gtr, abellio, swr, south western railway, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail,
RMT hits back at Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation. Those are...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, evening standard, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr
RMT calls for clarification from Government and ARN
RMT is calling clarification from the Government and Arriva Northern as a Tory MPs says “we will not have guard less trains” as political opposition to driver only trains increases in the North. In a letter to a constituent seen...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, northern, northern rail, arriva, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail strike action on next week
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   "The abject failure of Arriva Rail North bosses to take today's talks seriously means that the action next week goes ahead and the disruption that will be unleashed will be entirely down to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms talks on Friday in Northern Rail dispute
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT has made it clear that if we are given the opportunity we can negotiate arrangements that protect the role and position of the guard and the safety of the travelling public on...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT announces further DOO strike action
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in November in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, swr, south western railway, abellio, greater anglia, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors,
RMT launches campaign to nationalise Northlink Ferry service
The lifeline ferry route services the people, staff and business of Orkney, Shetland and the mainland. In 2016, the fleet of 5 vessels carried over 300,000 passengers and over 60,000 vehicles on three routes. Serco NorthLink received around a 10% increase in subsidy and no...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink ferry, northern isles ferry service, serco, nationalise northlink, maritime
RMT identifies 330 station “crime hot spot and no-go areas”
IN ADVANCE OF TODAY’S STRIKE ACTION over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains RMT has named 330 unstaffed stations which it fears will become crime hot spots and no-go areas for vulnerable and disabled passengers if rail bosses get away...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, unstaffed stations, doo, driver only operation
RMT strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail in the guards safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned next week after the company wrecked talks yesterday that could have mapped out a solution.   Arriva stand accused...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
Preparations well under way for strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said that preparations are well under way for strike action in four separate disputes over the threat to guards and safety as private train operators press ‎ahead with plans to extend Driver Only Operation - putting private profits...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to "hypocrisy and hot air" of Chris Grayling
Responding to Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling at  the IPPR this morning RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "No amount of spin and re-hashed commitments can hide the fact that this Secretary of State is both anti-rail...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, chris grayling, ippr
RMT confirms two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT welcomes TUC backing in Merseyrail guards' dispute
RMT today welcomed a unanimous vote at the TUC this morning for the campaign against driver only operation on Merseyrail and other franchises ‎where the union is engaged in disputes over safety. The TUC has passed a motion promising to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, tuc, tuc17, southern, northern, merseyrail, greater anglia, south western railway, doo, dco, guards, conductors
RMT attacks company message sent to Northern Rail Guards
RAIL UNION RMT has today attacked a message sent by Northern Rail management to Guards and other Arriva Rail North staff on the eve of the current strike action. The message said, "Following recent terror attacks, which we have witnessed...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
RMT warning over Northern staffing plans
RAIL UNION RMT warns today that a Northern Rail bulletin issued to staff ahead of tomorrow’s  strike action breaches existing legal commitments to protect older and disabled passengers.   Northern Rail have said that in future they only want:  ...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT slams Grayling over Northern transport shambles
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The Tory Northern transport shambles continues today with Chris Grayling now wading in to local civic leaders just 24 hours after his former colleague George Osborne targeted his fire on his own side. This is a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, northern rail, merseyrail, george osborne, chris grayling, conservative, tories, tory party
RMT slams Osborne hypocrisy over rail "Northern Powerhouse"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The hypocrisy of former Tory Chancellor George Osborne as he tours the newsrooms fuelling the civil war inside the Tory Party is extraordinary. "This is a man who was the key player in Government's which...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, george osborne, conservatives, tories, tory party
RMT writes to train companies seeking talks on Guards
The current disputes are on Northern, Southern and Merseyrail. A dispute has been declared on Greater Anglia and ballot preparations are underway and the union has also set clear deadlines for assurances on the future role of the guard on...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, southern, northern, southern rail, northern rail, abellio, gtr, merseyrail, south west trains, greater anglia
RMT strike action over safety and access solidly supported
 RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;  "Once again RMT members are standing firm in the fight for safe and accessible rail services this morning. The action in the two separate disputes on Northern and Merseyrail is being solidly supported across...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
MPs warning on Northern Rail driver only operation plans
In advance of strike action over proposals to remove Guards on Northern Rail, MPs from across the North of England have put their name to a parliamentary motion warning that Northern Rail’s plans for driver only trains will reduce access...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
Further three days of strike action on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further three days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Saturday 8th July, Sunday 9th July and Monday 10th July as the company continues to resist all efforts to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT exposes rail bodies collusion in drive to axe guards
RAIL UNION RMT today releases e-mail proof of collusion and complicity in the whole Driver Only Operation saga between the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)  and the Department for Transport (DfT). Michael Woods Head...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, department for transport, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, gtr, arriva, merseyrail
RMT demands immediate halt to axing of rail guards
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This election has sent out the clearest possible message that the British people have rejected the Tory programme of cuts, austerity, privatisation and division. "Despite Theresa May and her allies throwing the full weight...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, doo, driver only operation, northern, southern, merseyrail
RMT suspends strike action
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, merseyrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Northern fare rise to kick in this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT today condemned the shocking fact that while Northern Rail continue to knock back moves to resolve the current guards' safety dispute, the German state-owned operation will be pressing ahead with plans to increase fares substantially from this...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, arriva, northern, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms a further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a  further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 30th May as the company jams the brakes on all efforts to make progress in the long-running dispute over rail safety...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arriva, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Operator confirms rip-off for Northern Rail passengers
RAIL UNION RMT today condemned the news that, just over a year into the franchise, German state-owned Northern Rail has announced that they will be increasing fares substantially from 21 May. The increase follows a pervious hike less than nine months...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Franchise
RMT Northern Rail strike action "solid as a rock"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   "The RMT strike action this morning is solid as a rock from coast to coast and right the way across the Arriva Rail North franchise as our members continue the fight to put...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns that axing guards will lead to "surge in crime"
On the day before the latest 24 hour strike, transport union RMT has warned that plans by Northern Rail to end the guarantee of guards on half of all passenger services will increase rail crime and anti-social behaviour and will result...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Arriva Rail North Guards safety dispute goes ahead
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North this Friday, 28th April, goes ahead after the company failed to offer any progress at all in further talks this week over the guards and drivers safety...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
National RMT demo in London next week
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a national protest outside Parliament (Opposite Old Palace Yard) at noon next Wednesday, 26th April, to mark the one year anniversary of RMT industrial action against the extension of Driver Only Operation on Southern...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, merseyrail, guards, conductors
RMT confirms a new 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed a further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North on Friday 28th April after the company failed to offer any progress at all in talks last week over the guards and drivers safety dispute. As well...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT strike action in three separate disputes "rock solid"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT can report that support for all three strikes today is rock solid with pickets out in force and morale high as our members on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail continue the fight for rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on Northern Rail talks
 "It is total nonsense for Northern Rail to claim that RMT walked away from the talks and we expect them to issue an immediate correction.  "It does neither staff nor the public any favours when the company dashes to the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT reveals growing opposition to Northern Rail plans
 RAIL UNION RMT today released a survey which reveals growing political opposition to Northern Rail plans to end the guard guarantee. A passenger petition also condemns cuts which will “maximise profit” of German state railways at expense of Northern jobs....
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT announces further strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed further strike action by  guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North as the company continues to fail to give clear guarantees on the future safety-critical role of their guards.   RMT has today confirmed further...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT calls for urgent talks in Arriva Rail North dispute
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “Arriva Rail North have been telling the world through the media that they are up for a meeting with RMT over the current dispute and today we have tried to put the building blocks...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes MPs support for Northern Guard guarantee
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in parliament by MPs from across the North of England which supports the campaign for passengers to be able to keep their guarantee of a guard on every Northern train. The MPs...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, guard guarantee
RMT Northern Rail action "absolutely rock solid"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT's action on Arriva Rail North this morning is absolutely rock solid and determined as our members ‎fight for passenger safety and the retention of the guard on the Northern Rail services. Our pickets are...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, guards, dispute
Northern Rail bending the safety rules with "scab timetable"
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the strike day "scab timetable" just released by Arriva Rail North for next Monday comes at the price of passenger safety with the union confirming that it will be monitoring and reporting breaches of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT slams Arriva Rail North "dirty tricks"
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed an "outrageous campaign of dirty tricks" by Arriva Rail North after the company was caught red handed circulating fake posters claiming that strike action on the 13th March in the dispute over retaining guards has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Dispute
RMT prepares to announce Northern Rail strike ballot result
As RMT prepares to announce the Northern Rail ballot result for strike action later today, the union can reveal outgoing Northern Rail boss Alex Hynes previously went on record to oppose driver only operation and said that it was “far...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT members vote for action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that  guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North have voted for both strike action and action short of a strike after the company failed to give assurances on the future role of the guard...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT hits back at Arriva Rail boss
Rail union RMT today hit back after the union was tipped off that Chris Burchell, chairman of bosses club the Rail Delivery Group and Managing Director of UK Trains at Arriva, will launch a thinly veiled threat to axe more...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT strike ballot opens today on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed that balloting is underway of guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North for both strike action and action short of a strike after the company failed to give assurances on the future role of the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT declares dispute on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT has informed Arriva Rail North that the union is now in formal dispute and will begin immediate preparations for a ballot for industrial action. This comes after the company failed to provide any assurances around the future...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes Arriva Northern offer to agree train despatch
RAIL UNION RMT welcomed correspondence received from Arriva Northern which offers to work out an agreement with the union on the best method of train dispatch and staff safety competencies.    The union particularly welcomes the fact  that the company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo driver only operation, guards, conductors
Union campaign secures pay offer on Arriva Trains North
Rail union RMT said today that, along with sister unions, it has secured a revised pay offer on Arriva Trains North which protects the standards of living of all grades of staff over a two year period and which gives...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, pay offer
Deutsche Bahn approves UK asset sell-off
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, arriva trains wales, chiltern railways, cross country, grand central, london overground, northern rail
RMT fights on as Northern Rail is given to Deustche Bahn
TODAY -  Friday 1st April 2016 – rail union RMT will mark the first day of the Arriva (Deutsche Bahn) Northern Rail franchise with the widespread distribution of special leaflets highlighting the real impact of the rail privatisation fiasco and the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, northern rail
Corbyn pledges full support for Northern Rail campaign
On the day that Deustche Bahn take over the Northern Rail franchise, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has sent a message pledging full support for the rail unions campaign to defend jobs, services and safety and for a publicly owned railway....
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva, deutsche bahn
RMT rally on eve of Northern Rail hand over to Deustche Bahn
TRANSPORT UNION RMT will be holding a rally to “Defend Rail Services, Safety and Jobs”  at the Mechanics Institute, 103, Princess Street, Manchester on Thursday 31st March 2016 - the eve of the Northern franchise handover to German-state operator Deutsche Bahn. The rally,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, deustche bahn
RMT calls on Govt to scrap Govia ticket office plans
In light of the fact that London Travelwatch has now clearly told Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) that it “was not able to support” the ticket office change proposals, rail union RMT today called on Claire Perry, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, thameslink, great northern, southern rail
RMT secures victory in fight to stop "ticket office carnage"
Following on from a massive RMT-led campaign the Board of London Travel watch have today opposed all of the Govia Thameslink Railways proposals to shut or change opening hours at ticket offices in London. Keep ticket offices open campaign card...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Ticket Offices
Threatened ticket offices used over 190 million times
New RMT research has revealed the plain stupidity of proposals to axe and downgrade 84 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.   Keep ticket offices open campaign card Using official figures from the Office of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: thameslink, great northern, southern rail, ticket offices, govia
Deadline looms for ticket office closure consultation
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a concerted push to urge passengers to respond to the public consultation over plans to axe and downgrade 84 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise. Keep ticket offices open campaign...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, gtr, thameslink, great northern, southern ticket office
Urgent Action GTR ticket offices
Full details of the proposals and an e-mail facility to complain can be found on the RMT website. http://www.rmt.org.uk/campaigns/rail/keep-ticket-offices-open-govia/ Keep ticket offices open campaign card With e-mails and if you are organising petitions or postcard responses please note we only...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia, thameslink, great northern, southern, ticket office
Next phase of fight over rail ticket office closures
This Thursday’s morning rush hour (3rd March) - from  7.30 am at  South London’s Balham train station - will see RMT members and Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley out in force to encourage passengers to protest and complain about Govia’s outrageous plans to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, southern, great northern, thameslink, ticket office
Mass rail ticket office closure plan across the South
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the public consultation over plans to axe and downgrade 81 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise appears to have finally kicked off today in total and utter chaos as...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, thameslink, southern rail, great northern
RMT to fight "ticket office carnage"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to launch an immediate campaign to defend jobs and services as it emerged that 81 stations are being set up to lose their ticket offices in a formal public consultation across routes served...
Region: National
Tagged with: thameslink, southern rail, great northern, govia, ticket offices
RMT says Deutcshe Bahn should be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has repeated calls for wholesale public ownership of transport services after poor Metro performance led to a Council leader calling for the network’s operator to be stripped of its contract following a catalogue of errors. Last year...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tyne and wear metro, deutsche bahn, northern rail
RMT blasts Northern Rail trains scandal
Unions have branded a decision to hand a £490 million train building contract to Spain a "kick in the teeth". Bombardier's Derby operation was reportedly bidding for the deal to provide 281 vehicles to Arriva Rail North but has lost out...
Region: National
Tagged with: bombardier, northern rail
Leeds Northern Rail Customer Relations Strike Rock Solid
RMT PRESS PHOTO HAND OUT Leeds Northern Rail customer services strike picket line this morning as RMT members fight down-grading and attacks on working conditions. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT salutes the latest rock-solid strike action by our customer...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, leeds, customers services department
Leeds Northern Rail staff strike again tomorrow
RMT members in Northern Rail’s Leeds  customer services department are striking again tomorrow – 15th Jan - in a fight over the down grading of pay and an attack on terms and conditions. Despite strenuous efforts by union negotiators Northern Rail...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, customer relations department, leeds
Northern Rail boss hired by new German-state operators
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it will be stepping up the fight for jobs, services and safety across the region as it emerged that the current boss of Northern Rail has been hired by the new German-state operators to...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, serco, abellio, deutsche bahn, doo, arriva
REORGANISATION OF CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
Our Ref: BR2/15/4 7th January 2016 Dear colleague REORGANISATION OF CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT – NORTHERN RAIL RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our affected members for the on-going determination...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail
Northern Rail - Leeds Customer Relations Department strike
Picket Line outside Leeds City Station - picture attached. Solid support from RMT members as they continue to strike against Northern Rail's intention to reclassify and downgrade their established positions. General Secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT pledges full solidarity with our...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, leeds, customer relations department
Northern line breakdown ends week of chaos for Londoners
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The impact of cuts to maintenance and staffing on rail and tube is the root cause of the chaos for passengers that has been reported every ‎single day this week. Services are constantly running...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Northern Line Underground, breakdown
Northern / TPE franchise award
General Secretary Mick Cash said "This widely-trailed announcement is no surprise but will still come as a bitter blow to rail users and rail staff across the North. "Rather than all the garbage about the Northern Powerhouse this mornings announcement...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, first group
Reorganisation of Customer Relations Department
Our Ref: BR2/15/4 30 November 2015 Dear colleague Reorganisation of Customer Relations Department – Northern Rail Further to previous correspondence on the above, I would again like to thank you and your colleagues for your steadfast resolve in the face of Northern...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail
RMT says people don't belive in Northern Powerhouse
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This BBC survey of Northerners comes as no surprise to RMT. People aren't daft. They don't believe in George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse fantasy for the same reason they don't believe in fairy stories - it is...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, northern rail, transpennine express
RMT Northern and Transpennine campaign
Members of the RMT Workington, Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle City Branches were joined by members from Blackpool and Lancaster - Pictured with Councillor Stewart Young - (Labour) Leader of Cumbria County Council © RMT
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express
Northern Rail Customer Relations Staff to take strike action
Customer Relations members at Leeds have been in dispute with Northern Rail since August over a job evaluation  of jobs in their department which led to an unacceptable downgrading from a CO4 to a CO2 grade. Our members were totally...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, customer relations
Picket Line - Northern Rail Customer Service Department
RMT Press Photo hand out © RMT
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, leeds
Reorganisation of Customer Relations Department
Our Ref: BR2/15/4 1st October 2015 Dear Colleague REORGANISATION OF CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT – NORTHERN RAIL Further to my letter dated the 29th September 2015 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you of the magnificent results in the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail
Rates Of Pay And Conditions Of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/GTR/(CSRPO) 1 October 2015 Dear colleague Rates Of Pay And Conditions Of Service 2015 – Govia Thameslink Railway (Thameslink And Great Northern) (Customer Services And Revenue Protection Officers) Your union held a meeting with the company on 17th July 2015 over a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink Railway, Thameslink, Great Northern
RMT on rail electrification "U-turn"
“This announcement does nothing to tackle the immediate threat to jobs, safety and services wrapped up in the new Northern and TPE franchises which RMT will continue to kick up the political agenda while George Osborne rattles on about his...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express,
"Rail North" cuts protestors to join demo at Tory Conference
The union fight will be building support for the campaign to shine a light on the shadowy “Rail North” and will be exposing the lies and hype around George Osbornes “Northern Powerhouse” claims.   Britain’s largest rail union has said...
Region: North West
Tagged with: rail north, tory conference, northern rail, transpennine express
RMT launches new phase of Northern Rail fight
The event will take the union fight right to the heart of the shadowy “Rail North” operation and will kick off a round of protests around the Tory Conference in Manchester, exposing the lies and hype around George Osbornes “Northern...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Trans Pennine Express
Strike vote over Northern Rail Leeds re-organisation
The company have told the union that they intend to reduce the CO4 grades to CO2 whilst expecting the same if not more work from these staff. Similarly, CO5 grades whilst not being downgraded are expected to take on extra...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail
RMT slams "Northern Powerhouse" fraud
"This Government are taking the travelling public for a bunch of fools with their fraudulent claims of a "Northern Powerhouse" while key rail electrification plans are booted deep into ‎the long grass, safety-critical staff are threatened with the sack and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Powerhouse
Dismissal – Chad Vickers – Blackpool North – Northern
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 7th August 2015 TO ALL CONDUCTOR STATION AND RETAIL GRADES AT BLACKPOOL NORTH     Dear Colleagues, Dismissal – Chad Vickers – Blackpool North – Northern Your union will shortly be conducting a ballot of Conductor, Station and Retail...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail,
Breakdown in Industrial Relations – Northern Rail
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 8th July 2015 Dear Colleague Breakdown in Industrial Relations – Northern Rail Further to my letter or email of 2nd July 2015 in which I advised you of the ballot result. I regret to have to inform you that...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail,
Ballot records overwhelming vote for action on Northern Rail
Strike action – 80% yes vote   Action short of a strike – 90% yes vote   The issues behind the dispute relate to the removal of permanent posts and the creation of zero hour jobs via the contract with security company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, strike action
RMT demands public inquiry into Abellio
RMT has written to the UK and Scottish Governments calling for a full inquiry into the involvement of the Dutch state railways subsidiary, Abellio, in rail contracts on the Anglia and Northern rail franchises and the Scottish Government’s Scotrail franchise. ...
Region: National
Tagged with: abellio, anglia, northern, scotrail
RMT election protests continue across the North
Events across the Northern and TPE franchises will continue this morning at 8am at Buxton railway station as rail union RMT presses ahead with a new phase of campaigning over the threat to fares, jobs, services and safety from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, northern, transpennine express,
RMT kicks off latest phase of Northern/TPE campaign
  RMT members and supporters kicking off the latest phase of the campaign against the great rail franchise rip-off on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express in Carlisle. ENDS
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, carlisle, doo,
RMT election protests in the North kick off today
The first of a sequence of a events across the Northern and TPE franchises will kick off this morning at 8am at Carlisle Citadel Station as rail union RMT ratchets up a new phase of campaigning over the threat to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Protest
Union Day of Action on Rail on Tuesday
In a letter to MPs and Councillors in the North the RMT union will warn that the three shortlisted bidders for the Northern Rail franchise are owned by Dutch, French and German state railways which means rail passengers in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, day of action
RMT rail protest in Newcastle this morning
RMT rail protest in Newcastle this morning supported by Dave Anderson MP for Blaydon.   Credit. RMT
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, action for rail
RMT rail protest in Edinburgh this morning
RMT press photo hand out    RMT activists with Neil Findlay MSP at Waverley this morning as part of the Action for Rail protests.    Credit. RMT
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe. transpennine express,
Carlisle Citadel Station this morning with Lee Sherriff
From RMT press office   Press photo handout.   RMT Northern and Transpennine Express Franchise Campaign postcard handout - Carlisle Citadel Station this morning with Lee Sherriff Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Carlisle.   Credit. RMT
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, action for rail
Leeds protest this Friday against Northern and TPE Tender
RMT will hold protests outside a meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in Wellington Street, Leeds at 10am on Friday March 27 against Northern and Transpennine Express  tender documents which includes the introduction of Driver Only Operation and other dangerous...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern & Transpennine, Franchise, Protest
Union warnings of lethal overcrowding ignored
Tube union RMT revealed today that it formally warned underground bosses of lethal overcrowding at Clapham South station in a specially convened safety meeting last week, warnings that were ignored. That most recent warning followed previous alerts flagged up by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, northern line
NORTHERN RAIL FRANCHISE
Negotiations are currently on-going to ensure that the transition to the new franchise is as smooth as possible. Also in the run up to the change of franchise your union will step up our campaigns, especially against Driver Only Operated...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern
Plan to jam passengers into clapped-out tube trains
RAIL UNION RMT today called on the Government to stop lying as detailed information in the Northern Rail franchise documents confirmed that 30 year old tube trains withdrawn from service on London Underground, currently undergoing refitting to diesel operation, could be...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, london underground, dft, d78, d-stock
RMT slams spin and lies over new N-TPE franchises
Mick Cash RMT general secretary said;   "These plans are being spun by Nick Clegg and the Tories in a pre-election stunt that they claim will modernise rail services in the North when in reality they will condemn passengers to...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, n-tpe
RMT calls into question validity of "Rail North" membership
In a letter to local authorities, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: “It has been brought to my attention that in the past week a number of local authorities across the north of England have been requested to, and subsequently...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail north, northern, transpennine express, tpe,
RMT Save our Railways postcarding event Wigan Wallgate
RMT protesters over attacks on jobs and services from new Northern and TPE franchises at Wigan Wallgate this morning as part of RMT Day of Action across the North   Picture credit – RMT   ENDS  
Region: North West
Tagged with: n-tpe, northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT gears up for day of action in the North tomorrow
The result of a poll of passengers on Northern Rail and TPE by the respected and independent polling organisation Survation, released by RMT today, has found that less than one in five passengers support government and Rail North proposals for...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, n-tpe, rail north
Row rumbles on over Pacer's and old tube trains
The first of the D78 London Underground D-Stock train to be pulled from service has arrived at Vivarail’s Long Marston base and is undergoing conversion to diesel operation. RMT warned before Christmas that the 30 year old tube stock could be...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, ntpe, rail north, doo
Vintage tube trains being refitted for the North's railways
The first of the D78 London Underground D-Stock train to be pulled from service has arrived at Vivarail’s Long Marston base and is undergoing conversion to diesel operation. RMT warned before Christmas that the 30 year old tube stock could be...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
REDUCTION IN THE WORKING WEEK
Our Ref: BR2/0004 12th January 2014 Dear Colleague REDUCTION IN THE WORKING WEEK – NORTHERN RAIL TRAIN PRESENTATION Further to my letter dated the 10th November 2014 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you of the efforts of...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, train presentation
REVENUE PROTECTION CONTRACTORS
Our Ref: BR2/2/2 12th January 2015 Dear Colleagues REVENUE PROTECTION CONTRACTORS – NORTHERN RAIL Further to my letter dated 3rd September 2014, in which I advised you that I was seeking urgent talks with Northern Rail to discuss the introduction of STM...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, revenue protection contractors
RMT responds to Government "new trains for the North" spin
Ministers are terrified about the fact that the new May railways timetable will come in days before the general election and today's move is a thinly disguised attempt to deflect from the truth that when that new timetable comes in,...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express
RMT hits the ground running in fight over N-TPE franchises
The RMT campaign is taking five key messages out to the travelling public:   *SAY NO to Driver Only Operated Trains *Keep OUR Ticket Offices Open *Keep OUR Stations Staffed and Safe *STOP CUTS to the Transpennine Express Network *OPPOSE...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT to hit the ground running in New Year in N-TPE fight
The RMT campaign is taking five key messages out to the travelling public: *SAY NO to Driver Only Operated Trains *Keep OUR Ticket Offices Open *Keep OUR Stations Staffed and Safe *STOP CUTS to the Transpennine Express Network *OPPOSE Massive...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, trans-pennine express, rail north
RMT blames cuts as rail services hit by staff shortages
"In the new year train companies , including Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern,  are threatening more staffing cuts which would make a dire service even worse. With passengers stumping up thousands of pounds a year to travel these routes they will...
Region: National
Tagged with: thameslink, southern, great northern
Northern and TPE franchise chaos continues
The government has now been forced to confirm in writing last week’s Autumn Statement that the Invitations to Tender (ITTs) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises will be delayed into February at the earliest but there are now growing...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
Northern and TPE franchise chaos continues
Not only has the government confirmed via last week’s Autumn Statement that the Invitations to Tender (ITTs) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises will be delayed into next year but there are now growing uncertainties at the DfT about...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, rail north
RMT steps up Christmas fight for Northern/TPE services
As a result of RMT’s long running battle, the union has now heard from the Transport Department that they intend to maintain the Transpennine Express Services between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport and that these services will be in the Transpennine...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike
The strike will run from 00.01 hours on Saturday 13th December until 23.59 hours on Saturday 13th December 2014   The union described the redundancy announcement as a “kick in the teeth for hard-working and loyal staff” as RMT has a proud history...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, northern rail, strike action
RMT launches "12 Days of Christmas" events
The schedule of events is set out as follows, with RMT promising lively demonstrations and post-card distribution as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services and safety bound up in the Government and Rail North’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north, 12 days of christmas
Northern Line action rock solid
Once again the TFL advice to the public is contradictory and dangerous. On their website they are advising people to replan their journeys and yet media outlets like the BBC are recycling the propaganda that there is a normal service....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, northern line, tfl
Northern Line drivers to take strike action
The decision to move to a strike comes after massive “Yes” vote amongst the members concerned. RMT’s executive has today instructed affected members at Morden Traincrew Depot NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:- •    04:44 hours on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: northern line, london underground, lul, morden, strike action
Rail minister pulls out of York event as RMT protest goes on
Rail minister Claire Perry has pulled out of an event at the national rail museum in York this afternoon but transport union RMT says that it's protest over the threat to jobs, services and safety from the new Northern and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, ntpe, rail north, transpennine express, tpe, claire perry
RMT to lobby Minister and rail boss tomorrow over N-TPE
The event at the National Rail Museum is scheduled to start at 6pm tomorrow Wednesday (19th November) with RMT promising a lively demonstration outside, assembling from 5.30pm, as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north, claire perry
Northern Rail plays Yes Minister
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that there was clearly a two-tier service which meant that fare-paying passengers suffered cancellations while ministers were treated to staff being driven across the country to ensure services were maintained.   “This shows that...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014
Our Ref: BR2/0001/NR(D) 17th November 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates Of Pay & Conditions Of Service 2014 – Northern Rail Drivers Further to previous correspondence, I write to provide clarification for members during this balloting period. I am aware that the ASLEF ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail Drivers
RMT to lobby Minister and rail boss over Northern rail cuts
The event at the National Rail Museum is scheduled to start at 6pm next Wednesday (19th November) with RMT promising a lively demonstration outside, assembling from 5.30pm, as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north,
Northern rail catering staff to be balloted on strike action
The union described the redundancy announcement as an “extremely disappointing development” as RMT has a proud history being involved in the campaign to save the line and of supporting the development of the line and initiatives to see it grow....
Region: North West
Tagged with: catering staff, northern, rail, carlisle and settle, strike action, ballot,
RMT steps up the fight against rail cuts on Northern and TPE
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of a wide range of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, rail north
RMT Northern Line drivers balloted for strike action
The ballot will open today, 30th October, and will close on Tuesday 18th November.   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT has been pointing out for some time now that a new culture of harassment and misuse of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, northern line, drivers
RMT on Northern HS3 Proposal
"RMT will not tolerate this rank hypocrisy and instead of jam tomorrow, light years off in the future, we are demanding an expansion of services and capacity now , rather than the proposed cuts, and that is the message we will...
Region: National
Tagged with: hs3, rail north, northern, tpe, transpennine express
Over 50 MP’s sign motion against rail cuts
The union is continuing to hold a series of events across the area served by Northern and TPE aimed at persuading more MP’s to sign up to the EDM as the campaign of opposition gathers pace.   Last month RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, tpe
Further RMT action this week in Northern - TPE campaign
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of a wide range of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, tpe
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – Northern Rail
Our Ref: BR2/0001/NR 15th October 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – Northern Rail Further to my previous correspondence dated 22nd September 2014, you will recall that I advised you that the Executive Committee had certain reservations about...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern
Overcrowding exposes lethal consequences of axing guards
In an interview with the Financial Times, Alistair Gordon, boss of Keolis which runs TPE, admitted that passengers simply cannot get on to trains and that he recently saw a passenger faint due to the consequences of overcrowding, The boss...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, keolis, chiltern, guards, overcrowding, rolling stock
RMT announces latest phase in Northern and TPE campaign
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014
Our Ref: BR2/0001/NR 22nd September 2014 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – Northern Rail In line with Union Policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions has been submitted. Negotiations have...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail
RMT welcomes Liverpool City Council stand on train guards
A cross-party motion (wording below) adopted by the authority last night (September 17) expressed concern that the government is requiring bidders for the franchises to introduce driver-only operation, and committed the council to working to retain guards and their full safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, rail north
RMT welcomes Liverpool City Council debate on threat to jobs
The motion, which will go before the Liverpool City Council on Wednesday 17th September, is clear evidence that RMT’s fight against the carve-up of rail jobs and services across the north is picking up significant support from MP’s, Councillors and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, liverpool city council
Massive public support for RMT rail protests
RMT launched a new post card campaign as part of this mornings protests, pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north,
RMT launches new wave of rail protests across the North
RMT is pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the Government and Northern Rail for secretly colluding to axe...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT launches new wave of rail protests across the North
RMT is pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the Government and Northern Rail for secretly colluding to axe...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
Northern & Transpennine Express franchises
The response to the campaign has exceeded all expectations. RMT nationally have responded to the Department for Transport consultation, in addition to the 10,000+ postcards objecting to their proposals which we delivered to the DfT on 18th August. These postcards were...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
New combined TSGN franchise
START OF ROLLING CAMPAIGN – 0800,  Monday 15 September RMT together with our sister unions is holding a protest at Blackfriars Station on the morning of Monday 15 September against the new merged Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise - which commences...
Region: National
Tagged with: tsgn, thameslink, southern, great northern, doo
Northern Rail’s own posters expose risks of axing conductors
The poster is being displayed on trains across the Northern Rail routes and says: “Our priority is to keep you safe, so if you have any concerns please speak to the conductor. The conductor on this train will be happy...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT slams Government over Northern and TPE bidders
The new franchises are to be let on the clear basis of axing guards and other safety-critical staff, closing routes and stations, hiking fares, closing ticket offices and cancelling first and last trains. Yesterday, RMT delivered 10,000 cards to the DfT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north,
RMT delivers thousands of protest cards to DfT
RMT’s campaign has mobilised public opinion against the Government and Rail North proposals through nearly 50 public events compared to a pitiful five organised through the official DfT public consultation which closed today. Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said: “Today...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, trans pennine express, rail north, dft
Northern Rail & Trans Pennine Express Campaign at DfT
RMT campaigners from across the North joined a protest this morning at the Department for Transport in London where the union handed in 10,000 cards opposing the consultation plans for the Northern and TPE franchises which would axe jobs, raise fares,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Transpennine Express, Rail North, DfT
Ten thousand cards to be delivered to Transport Department
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, northern, transpennine express, rail north
Service cuts and higher fares at heart of Northern rail plan
RMT has obtained one copy of what it believes was supposed originally to be a public information leaflet on the future of the Northern and Trans-Pennine Express as part of the consultation that closes on Monday. The leaflet confirms that...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft, rail north
RMT to deliver thousands of protest cards to DfT
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft
Government and Northern Rail collude to axe off peak fares
Under the new plans, which have only just been confirmed to unions and staff, from the 8th September off-peak tickets can no longer be used during key times on weekday evenings. The abolition of the off-peak evening fares will apply...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, off peak fares
"Fightback Friday" as RMT continues campaign against cuts
The consultation, which is due to end on the 18th of August, has sparked off a massive and widespread campaign of opposition by RMT which has engaged tens of thousands of people across the area affected compared to an almost...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, fightback friday, department of transport
RMT Responds to Today's Northern Transport Plans
“While RMT welcomes any moves to invest in transport infra-structure in the North it should be remembered that these plans are totally at odds with those outlined in the Government’s current consultation on Northern Rail and Trans Pennine Express which...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Trans Pennine Express
Threat to jobs on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express
RAIL UNION RMT has continued its campaign today over the threat to jobs, services and safety arising out of the bogus and rushed consultation on the future of the Northern and Trans Pennine, being conducted by the Department of Transport,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Trans Pennine Express
RMT steps up Northern & TransPennine Express campaign
RMT’s campaign against the plans has activated a much broader and wider consultation on the damaging proposals than the Government’s and the shadowy “Rail North” with major campaigning events already held at Manchester (Piccadilly), Preston, York, Leeds, Cleethorpes, Liverpool Lime...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, department of transport
RMT slams “bogus consultation”
RMT has raised deep concerns that the entire consultation is not only flawed but is wholly bogus as it emerged in written answers to parliamentary questions that “Rail North”, a group of local authorities supposed to be conducting the consultation...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, trans-pennine express,
Government refusal - another kick in the teeth for the north
A bid to create the first Sunday rail service between on the West Cumbria coast for more than 30 years has now been officially kicked back the Department for Transport. The bid would have led to a trial service linking up...
Region: North West
Tagged with: west cumbria coast, northern rail, transpennine express
Ballot on Northern Rail over abuse of sickness procedure
RAIL UNION RMT begins balloting conductor’s on Northern Rail today for action over what the union says is one of the most grotesque abuses of sickness procedures that the organisation has ever encountered. The ballot for strike action amongst Northern’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Ballot, sickness procedures
RMT to hold summit talks with MP's tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding summit talks with Northern MP’s tomorrow - July 15th - as the union continues the drive to protect rail services across the region from a co-ordinated attack unleashed by the Government from its offices in London....
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Trans Pennine Express
Northern Rail - Strike Action Suspended
Our Ref: BR2/2/2 1st July 2014 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL STRIKE ACTION IS SUSPENDED RE-GRADING, MAINTENANCE DEPOT DRIVERS, HEATON & NEVILLE HILL TRAINCARE DEPOTS – NORTHERN RAIL Further to previous correspondence in relation to the above matter, I can report...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, heaton, neville hill,
RMT to hold summit talks with MP's
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding summit talks with Northern MP’s on July 15th as the union pushes for support for an Early Day Motion ( http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/174 ) as part of the drive to protect rail services across the region from a...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, doo, driver only operation, early day motion
Northern Rail franchise in chaos as partners split
RMT Acting General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Clearly the announcement on the stock exchange this morning is deeply worrying for staff who find themselves caught up in the middle of the latest episode of the rail franchising shambles. RMT officials...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, serco, abellio
Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern protest on Tuesday
The RMT backed Action for Rail campaign will hold a day of action on Tuesday (17 June) to protest the proposed new single merged Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise. The government intends that the company Govia Thameslink operate a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: action for rail, thameslink, southern, great northern
RMT launches Northern Rail and Transpennine Express campaign
RMT today listed a catalogue of issues that it will be mobilising an industrial, political and public campaign around; •    Driver Only Operation to be introduced on the Northern franchise •    Driver Only Operation to be left at the discretion...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express
RMT slams Northern Rail
The  email originated from the office of Northern Rail’s Engineering Director Stuart Draper and is dated the 10th April 2014. RMT says that the leak proves that staff have been coerced into cutting corners to try and cover up the impact...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, heaton, neville hill
RMT looks at escalating action on Northern Rail
A week of strike action due to commence on the 10th April was suspended by the union in good faith following assurances from Northern management that they would enter serious and meaningful negotiations aimed at reaching a solution. However, once...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, heaton, neville hill, strike action
Thameslink fleet shambles hits Northern electrification
Rail chiefs have confirmed today that passengers will have to wait until next year for the remaining 12 Class 319 electric train units from First Capital Connect’s Thameslink operation to be brought out onto Northern Rail services as a direct result of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: thameslink, northern rail, bombardier, siemens,
Northern Rail - Industrial Action Suspended
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED Our ref: BR2/2/2 10TH April 2014 Dear Colleague RE-GRADING, MAINTENANCE DEPOT DRIVERS, HEATON & NEVILLE HILL TRAINCARE DEPOTS – NORTHERN RAIL Further to my letter dated the 3rd April 2014 with regards to the above matter...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, heaton, neville hill, industrial action
Key Northern Rail staff to strike again
Despite a rock-solid 48 hour strike in February, management continue to refuse to take serious steps to satisfactorily resolve this matter and as a result all Maintenance Depot Driver members at Heaton and Neville Hill Traincare Depots have been instructed  by...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, heaton, neville hill, maintenance depot drivers, industrial action
HEATON & NEVILLE HILL TRAINCARE DEPOTS – NORTHERN RAIL
Our Ref: BR2/2/2 3rd April 2014 Dear Colleagues RE-GRADING, MAINTENANCE DEPOT DRIVERS, HEATON & NEVILLE HILL TRAINCARE DEPOTS – NORTHERN RAIL With reference to the above may I congratulate you on the magnificent way you all supported the strike action in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, heaton, neville hill, re-grading
Northern Rail staff in solid 48 hour strike over regrading
Picket lines have been out in force at both depots and the workers have pulled in support from across the trade union and labour movement in both areas as they draw attention to the fact that the re-grading has also...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Strike, Maintenance
Key Northern Rail staff to strike tomorrow
The re-grading has also completely missed the fact that the staff involved are actually handling a wider and more diverse range of vehicles as a result of changes in the industry which should have been a major factor in any...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail,
Key Northern Rail staff to strike in re-grading dispute
The re-grading has also completely missed the fact that the staff involved are actually handling a wider and more diverse range of vehicles as a result of changes in the industry which should have been a major factor in any...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail