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RMT calls for employment protections after zero emissions shipping routes announced
If successful, the government claims the move will bring about zero emission shipping routes connecting the UK to the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, and Ireland. A pot of £1.5m funding for the fifth round of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition to...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Zero Emissions Shipping Routes, Seafarers, Maritime
RMT members accept RDG pay offer
"I want to congratulate them on their steadfastness in this long industrial campaign. “We will be negotiating further with the train operators over reforms they want to see. And we will never shy away from vigorously defending our members terms...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Strike
RMT update on national rail dispute with train operators
This will now be put to RMT members in each of the Train Operating Companies in a referendum vote.   If accepted, this MOU will terminate the national dispute mandate, creating a pause and respite from industrial action over the...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions,
RMT secures fresh strike mandate in national dispute
Around 20,000 members were balloted across 14 rail companies with all of them individually achieving over a 50 percent turnout and overwhelming 'yes' votes for further strike action. Overall 89.9%  of members voted 'yes' for more strike action on a 63.6 %  turnout. RMT general secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Rail, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
Defend Jobs, Pensions and Agreements
Watch as Regional Organiser Jared Wood sets out the issues. Defend Jobs, Pensions and Agreements video October 23
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, London Underground, Defend Jobs, Pensions and Agreements
RMT reacts to scrapping of HS2 Northern leg
 "High Speed rail together with a modern expanding public transport network is key to the future of linking every part of our country together, from north to south and East to West.   "Public transport investment is not an either-or...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, HS2, Rishi Sunak, Conservative Government
Opposition to Ticket Office closures passed unanimously at TUC Congress
Following more than 680,000 responses to the public consultation - the largest ever of its kind - the passenger watchdogs have decided to extend the period to consider the public responses to 31 October. RMT is now seeking the following: - an urgent meeting before...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, consultation
Taxpayers being used to fund rail dispute to the tune of £1bn
20,000 railway workers have walked out today in a long running dispute over working conditions, job security and pay.   Rail companies have had their losses from strike action covered by taxpayer funded indemnity which has meant there is no financial...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT statement on ticket office consultation extension
Following mass campaigns by RMT, disabled and passenger groups, the train operators and their paymasters in government have been forced to extend ticket office closure consultations until September 1.  Over 1,000 ticket offices are due to be closed with the loss...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Office Consultations, Save Ticket Offices,
Northern undermine ticket office consultation at stations
Posters have been ripped down and a public petition was removed from Workington station by rail bosses, despite the fact RMT members across the country are actively campaigning to save their jobs.    Over 2000 jobs are being cut, 1000 ticket offices...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Northern, Ticket Office Consultation
London Underground staff vote to extend strike mandate with huge YES vote
RMT members on London Underground are in dispute with TfL over jobs, cuts, and attacks on pensions and working conditions. The re-ballot which is a requirement of UK anti trade union legislation smashed all thresholds. 96%   of those that voted...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Jobs, Pensions, RMT, Mick Lynch
Railway workers in the national dispute to take strike action on June 2
The union found the RDG’s previous offer and associated conditions unacceptable and despite contact between the parties since the strike on 13   May, no new proposals have been formulated for the RMT to consider. The strike on June 2 will see...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT members at train operating companies to take strike action Saturday
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that while the rail companies were threatening passengers and rail workers with cuts, the companies made a fortune during the Covid-19 pandemic. “This strike takes place in the wake of a recent re-ballot of...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions,
RMT members overwhelmingly back further strike action
All the ballots passed the 50 per cent participation threshold imposed by the government’s anti-trade union laws and included massive votes for further strike action.  RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that the overwhelming backing for further strike action across 14 train...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Ballot, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT rejects proposals as employers torpedo negotiating process
Following further discussions between the union and RDG, the employer issued a clarification on the offer RMT has been considering.   The RDG is now saying they would only implement the first-year payment of 5% if the union terminated its industrial...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Strike
London Underground strike re-ballot begins
The tube union has been locked in a row with Transport for London and the Mayor for nearly a year, following plans to cut 600 jobs on stations with many more across train operations and maintenance to follow.    Pension plans...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, RMT, Mick Lynch, Jobs, Pensions,
RMT update on national dispute with 14 train operators
These meetings were to further discuss the issues of the dispute - in particular Year 2 of the proposal that led to the suspension of strikes and the process of workforce reform.   However, no new document has been produced by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, RDG, Rail Delivery Group, Rail
RMT Network Rail members overwhelmingly vote to accept improved offer
In a turnout of nearly 90 per cent members voted by 76 per cent to 24 per cent to accept the offer.  The RMT National Executive has announced that the vote means the end of the trade dispute with Network Rail. The new...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, RMT, Mick Lynch
Railway Fat Cat pay increases
On the day that rail workers take strike action in defence of their jobs, pay and conditions and railway services new RMT research (below) has revealed that bosses at seven rail companies have awarded themselves annual pay rises of between...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail, Strike
RMT announces further strikes and overtime ban in national rail dispute
The union which represents 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operators rejected offers from employers last week, as they did not meet the needs of members on pay, job security or working conditions. Rail workers will now launch a programme...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT rejects rail industry offers
Following a wide ranging and in-depth consultation with every level of the union involved in the national rail dispute, the NEC decided to reject both offers on the basis that they do not meet members expectations on pay, job security...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch
Grant Shapps played destructive role in rail dispute
Following  comments made by Network Rail boss Andrew Haines  suggesting former Transport Secretary Grant Shapps's "noisy political rhetoric" had "galvanised” rail workers to take strike action, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "We have said from the very beginning Grant...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Grant Shapps, Network Rail, Andrew Haines, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute,
ORR shares RMT safety concerns over Network Rail modernisation plans
During the meeting, representatives of the ORR indicated they shared some of the union's concerns. RMT has repeatedly warned that Network Rail's plans to meet £400m DFT mandated cost savings, are a serious threat to the safe running of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Modernising Maintenance, RMT, Mick Lynch
EHRC expresses concerns over DOO
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has expressed concerns over changes to rail services that could impact on the disabled and vulnerable.     Responding to a letter signed by dozens of MPs and peers, highlighting the impact of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Driver Only Operation, DOO, Ticket Offices, EHRC, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Disabled Passengers
RMT response to Network Rail revised offer
"We have received a revised offer from Network Rail and our NEC will consider its contents. “No decision has been made on the proposals nor any of the elements within them.  "We will now consult members through branch and regional...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Offer, Mick Lynch, RMT
RMT receives fresh offer from RDG
The union's NEC will now consider the detail within the offer and what next steps to take.   The proposals include detailed documentation covering a range of issues that affect all of our grade groups at these 14 companies and will...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch
Rail minister admits settling dispute cheaper than allowing strikes to continue
The rail minister was asked if it had cost more to the government and the economy to bankroll the dispute than it would have done to settle it earlier. Mr Merriman replied: “If you look at it in that particular...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Union, RMT, Mick Lynch, Huw Merriman
RMT exposes government’s control of rail dispute
In a briefing published ahead of a meeting with the Rail Minister Huw Merriman, RMT has exposed the fact that far from being a ‘facilitator’ of negotiations, it is the government that is in complete control of the dispute and...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Mick Lynch, Huw Merriman
Train company pandemic profits top £300 million
Private Train Operating Companies at the heart of the long-running rail dispute have made more than £300 million in profits since the government put them on new contracts when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, RMT research reveals.  While rail workers have...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Mick Lynch, Pandemic Profits
RMT calls out government
40,000 workers on Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will take action on 3,4,6 and 7 this week, shutting down most rail services across the country.   Despite the union's best efforts over the Christmas period, rail employers have not arranged any formal...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch
Ministers missing as rail strikes go ahead
Since meeting the minister last week there have been no further scheduled negotiations to try to prevent upcoming strikes on Network Rail. The union has done deals in every part of the railway network where the Department for Transport is...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions,
RMT agrees to all-industry talks
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that the minister requested further talks between RMT and the employers in order to find resolutions. “These meetings will be arranged but in the meantime all industrial action remains in place,” he said.
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT welcomes rock solid 48-hour strike across the railways
RMT is due to meet the rail minister and industry chiefs tomorrow in a bid to come to a negotiated settlement on job security, pay and working conditions on Network Rail and the Train Operating Companies General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Union, RMT, Mick Lynch
No to network Rail offer
RMT members from Network Rail have voted overwhelmingly to reject the latest offer from company bosses.   It means that all strike action this week, from 6pm Christmas Eve until 6am on December 27 and into the new year, remains on...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Pay Jobs and Conditions, Network Rail, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT request talks with Rishi Sunak
Rail union RMT request talks with PM to resolve rail strikes. Letter below. 10 Downing Street London ​ SW1A 2AA     9 th  December 2022       Dear Prime Minister ,   National  Rail strikes   I’m writing to you to ask you...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rishi Sunak, RMT, Mick Lynch
London Underground workers renew strike mandate
RMT members working on London Underground have voted to renew their strike mandate for another 6 months, in a dispute over jobs and pensions. The result was a 94% 'yes' vote on a 52% turnout. The union also breached the 40% 'yes' threshold of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Jobs, Pensions, Mick Lynch
RMT Rail Strike Update
RMT has just heard from the RDG and there will be no revised offer from them on the TOC-side of the dispute and they have been instructed by the Government instead to take on the strike action set out, rather...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch
DOO intervention scandal
Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper repeatedly refused to deny that Number 10 had intervened to scupper a deal in the rail dispute by inserting a precondition that the union accept Driver Only operation.    The Secretary of State was...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mark Harper, DfT, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT to put Network Rail offer to members
All strike action planned for December 13,14, 16 and 17 will go ahead as planned.  Furthermore, further strike action will take place and members will be instructed not to book on from between 18.00 hours on December 24 through to 05.59 hours December 27 2022. This strike coincides...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Delivery Group, network Rail,
RMT reject Rail Delivery Group offer
After months of no offer at all from the RDG, finally the DfT gave rail operators a mandate to make a proposal to the RMT. The RDG is offering 4% in 2022 and 2023 which is conditional on RMT members accepting vast changes to...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Delivery Group, network Rail,
Railway access for disabled will worsen under ticket office closure plan
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, RMT can reveal that 98% of ticket office staff who took part in our survey say government plans will mean accessing the network will be harder for the elderly and disabled.    A massive...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Office, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT accuses government of sitting on their hands in rail dispute
General Secretary Mick Lynch is due to meet the Rail Minister Huw Merriman and rail employer representatives this coming Friday. However, RMT have said the government's "lack of urgency" is "astonishing," given the strike action scheduled to start in two...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Strike
RMT announces 4 weeks of industrial action
Over 40,000 members across Network and 14 Train Operating Companies will take strike action on 13, 14, 16 and 17 December and on January 3,4,6 and 7.   There will also be an overtime ban across the railways from 18 December until 2 January, meaning RMT be taking industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions,
Train companies cancel negotiations and make no offer in national rail dispute
Similarly, Network Rail has also refused to make any proposals promised at the conclusion of intensive talks last week. RMT suspended strike action on the basis that they would make new proposals by November 17 and it has failed to table...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT renews national rail strike mandate for another 6 months
Across both Network Rail and 14 train operating companies, the average turnout was 70.2% with a 'yes' vote of 91.7%.   It means RMT members in these areas will be able to take strike action for potentially another 6-month period.   RMT general...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT suspends rail strikes
Rail union RMT has suspended planned strikes on Nov 5, 7 and 9 and will now enter into a period of intensive negotiations with Network Rail and the train operating companies.   Through a strong industrial campaign so far, RMT has secured unconditional...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT blames broken privatised rail model for train cancellations
The union put the blame for the recent spate of rail cancellations on relying on staff volunteering for overtime because they have not recruited enough railway workers. TransPennine Express (TPE) cancelled over 150 trains in 3 days and is currently in a...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, TPE, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Train Cancellations,
RMT adds new strike date in national rail dispute
Network Rail members are already scheduled to strike on 5, 7 and 9 November in the national rail dispute. In a separate set of strikes, TfL and London Overground (Arriva Rail London) will walkout on November 10. END The 14 train operating companies we are...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT responds to TfL pension proposals
RMT has accused TfL bosses of colluding in imposing a  £100m pension cut  that they know is wrong and will result in members being 30% worse off in retirement. As part of its funding deals with the government, TfL has agreed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, RMT, Mick Lynch, Pensions,
RMT response to Minimum Service Levels Bill
Legislation is being put forward by the government focused solely on the railways and legally preventing workers from having the right to withdraw their labour. Amongst the new raft of threats being levelled at RMT members includes: Unions will lose...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Minimum Service Levels Bill, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions
RMT launch strikes on train operating companies in national rail dispute
Strike action will coincide with RMT members on Network Rail, London Underground and Overground who are also walking out. Despite repeated negotiations, the Rail Delivery Group has failed to offer RMT members any offer on pay, jobs and conditions. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions,
RMT announces new Network Rail strike dates
Rail union RMT will take 3 days of coordinated strike action next month after Network Rail attempted to impose drastic changes in working practices on their staff.   Following intense negotiations with RMT, there was an agreement where the company would...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT writes to Transport Secretary ahead of Saturday strike
Over 40,000 railway workers will take an eighth day of strike action in an on-going national rail dispute with Network Rail and 14 train operating companies. In the letter, Mr Lynch acknowledged the comments made by the Transport Secretary at the Tory...
Region: National
Tagged with: Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Transport Secretary, RMT, Mick Lynch, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT accuse government of supporting "railway rich" bosses
Railway bosses stand to gain up to £61,000 per annum from the Chancellor’s tax giveaway for the better off. They stand to get more from the government’s tax cut than most RMT members will earn in a year and in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail,
Rail Dispute Update
Rail Dispute Update: 30 th  September 2022 RMT will be taking further strike action on 1 st  and 8 th  October, following our suspension of action on the death of Her Majesty the Queen. This action has been called because of failure to make...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
RMT letter to EHRC
Baroness Falkner of Margravine Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission Windsor House 50 Victoria Street London SW1H 0TL By email to:  correspondence@equalityhumanrights.com Dear Lady Falkner, Railway staffing and accessibility 27.09.22 I am writing to your regarding the impact of transport policies on...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, EHRC, DOO, Ticket Offices, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
RMT announces new strike date in national rail dispute
Over 40,000 RMT members from Network Rail and 15 train operating companies will take to picket lines, effectively shutting down the railway network. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that it was encouraging that the new Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP had...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Strike, Rail Strike, Mick Lynch
RMT to strike across the rail network on October 1st
The 24-hour action which will bring the railway to an effective standstill, comes after the union received no further offers from the rail industry to help come to a negotiated settlement.   In separate disputes, Arriva Rail London members, Hull...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, national rail dispute, Mick Lynch, defend rail jobs pay and conditions,
RMT announce new strike dates in national rail dispute
Over 40,000 RMT members from Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will take to picket lines, effectively shutting down the railway network. In separate disputes, Hull Trains and Arriva Rail London will also be taking one day of strike action on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, grant Shapps, rail dispute, national rail dispute, defend rail jobs, pay and conditions,
Shapps threatens to impose fire and re-hire
The Tory minister told Sky News that if the dispute cannot be settled “we will have to move to what’s called a Section 188, it’s a process of actually requiring these changes to go into place”.  RMT general secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT demands government stops blocking settlement
The union insisted that by refusing to meet with RMT while dictating how the train companies conduct the negotiations through a ‘shameful and irresponsible use of taxpayers’ money’. “Your government has made the decision to use taxpayer’s money to bailout...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT confirms national rail and tube strikes to go ahead
Over 50,000 workers across Network Rail, London Overground, London Underground and other 14 train operating companies will walkout this week following no breakthrough in any talks. RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
Picket Line details 18 - 20 August
South East and Anglia Brighton Station 09:00 – 15:00 Brighton (Lovers Walk) & Brighton (New England Road) 07:00 – 12:00 Dover Priory (Southeastern) Thursday 06:00 – 14:00 Saturday 06:00 – 12:00 Dover Yard (Network Rail) Thursday & Saturday 06:00 – 12:00 Canterbury East (Southeastern) 09:00 – 12:00 Tonbridge Traincrew depot, Preston Road,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Picket
RMT responds to Grant Shapps
Responding to a national newspaper interview with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch: "Grant Shapps is a dreadful minister who is continuing his dereliction of duty by issuing idol threats, against railway workers, all for the sake...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT
RMT conducts massive rail staff survey
Rail workers have painted a chilling picture of the future awaiting passengers if the brutal cuts being proposed by the industry and the Tory government are implemented. RMT conducted a survey asking rail workers what they thought would be the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Staff Survey, How the rail industry’s cuts will affect passengers, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Ticket Offices, RMT
RMT response to Network Rail's latest statement
“Network Rail has issued a statement to staff today that there is an unconditional pay offer available. This is a deception on the staff and is entirely untrue. The offer they have made is entirely conditional on mass redundancies and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Dispute, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, RMT, RMT response RMT
New Tube Strike announced
The latest call for action has been prompted by TfL's refusal to share the details of a draft government proposal they received regarding funding of the transport system in the capital, in secret and without any discussion with their recognised...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Strike, Jobs, Pensions, Tube Union, RMT
Statement on anonymous briefings by the Rail industry
The last offer we had from Network Rail was rejected by our National Executive Committee on 13 July. There has been no new offer since from Network Rail. Claims about the “sentiment” expressed by Eddie Dempsey and relayed by anonymous industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, rail strike, Rail Union, RMT
RMT launches bid to save Britain's railway ticket offices
Almost 1,000 ticket offices are set to close with the loss of thousands of jobs and creating accessibility problems for different types of travellers. These include the elderly, people with disabilities and foreign visitors who may not have English as their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Staff Our Stations, Petition, Save Ticket Offices, RMT, We Own It
National rail strikes set for 18 and 20 August
The strikes on August 18 and 20, will bring out over 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operating companies. RMT is also taking 24 hours strike action on 27 July. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The rail industry and the government need to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT
RMT calls 24 hours strike action in national rail dispute
Railway workers will once again take strike action over job security, pay and working conditions on Wednesday July 27. The 24-hour stoppage comes after Network Rail made an offer of 4pc in the first year followed by a possible 4pc in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, RMT,
RMT responds to MPs passing agency worker bill to break strikes
"The use of agency labour to break strikes is not only unethical and morally reprehensible; it is totally impracticable. Agency workers will not have the skill, training, or relevant competences to drive a train to do complex maintenance work on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Tory Government,
Update on National Rail dispute
It amounts to a real terms pay cut over the next two years and will involve cutting a third of all frontline maintenance roles and 50pc of all scheduled maintenance work. There will also be an expectation of unsocial hours...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
RMT welcomes Aslef mandate for strike action
"It goes to show that railway workers across every grade from cleaners, catering staff guards, maintenance staff and drivers are fed up with real terms pay cuts, attacks on job security and working conditions. "When railway unions and others unite,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Aslef, Rail Union, Rail Dispute, National Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
GTR workers to join the national rail dispute
GTR members were originally balloted as part of the national rail dispute along with 13 other train operating companies in May.   However due to the anti-trade union laws, despite voting yes, there was insufficient numbers to allow them to legally...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink Railway, GTR, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Strike, Rail Strike, Rail Dispute
Mick Lynch pledges fight of a lifetime
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said the national rail dispute was “the fight of our lifetime” at the union’s annual general meeting in Birmingham. Mr Lynch who has become a media sensation since a string of successful broadcast interviews, said...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT AGM, AGM 2022, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Support Rail Workers, Rail Dispute,
RMT refute strike day claims by rail industry and government
“The people who turned up for work were managers and contractors who were not balloted, in a vain attempt to break the strike. “Despite attempts to undermine our action, the rail network barely ran any services and many of those...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support our Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike,
Tories attack Welsh devolution law preventing agency workers from breaking strikes
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch “The latest attack on trade union rights is not just an attack on all trade unionists but an anti-democratic move to undermine Welsh devolution. “Using agency workers to break strike action is immoral and impractical...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Strike Breakers
Tory contracts boosted rail fat cats’ profits
Train operating companies are only back in profit thanks to transport secretary Grant Shapps’s pandemic bailouts and new rail contracts, according to a new RMT report published today. Bailing out the TOC's   The report Bailing out the TOCs, based...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT on Grant Shapps claims
Responding to claims made about working practices on the railway by Grant Shapps, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Grant Shapps is talking nonsense and is completely ignorant of how the railways work which is a major shortcoming for a...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
RMT on Opinium Poll
Independent polling released by the RMT today found strong support for rail workers to receive a fairer deal and for the government to intervene to address the rail workers concerns. A clear majority of the public also support the rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
London Underground workers renew strike mandate
RMT members have delivered a decisive ballot result in their campaign to protect pensions, working agreements and prevent job losses on the London Underground. 91.1% voted yes in the ballot on a 53.1% turnout, meaning tube workers have the right to continue...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Strike, Defend Jobs, Pensions and Conditions,
Second strike day sees huge turnout on pickets
Over 40,000 members are on strike over a multiyear pay freeze and a lack of job security, with Network Rail and the train operating companies threatening thousands of compulsory redundancies. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Our members are leading the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
RMT strike action to go ahead on Thursday
Commenting on today's talks, Mick Lynch RMT general secretary said: "Grant Shapps has wrecked these negotiations by not allowing Network Rail to withdraw their letter threatening redundancy for 2,900 of our members. "Until the government unshackle Network Rail and the train...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
RMT General Secretary on rail dispute
“Today’s turnout at picket lines has been fantastic and exceeded expectations in our struggle for job security, defending conditions and a decent pay rise. “Our members will continue the campaign and have shown outstanding unity in pursuit of a settlement...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike,
National Rail & London Underground Strikes
Discussions with Network Rail and the Train Operators have continued today. The Train Operators have now made an offer and there is no further offer from Network Rail following the one which was rejected last Friday. The RMT National Executive...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
RMT Statement
In the past few weeks, discussions have been taking place at senior level with Network Rail, Train Operators and London Underground. Despite the best efforts of our negotiators no viable settlements to the disputes have been created. It has to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Strike, Train Operating Companies
RMT calls for face to face meeting with Shapps
The railways will be shut down for 3 days on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, when workers from Network Rail and 13 train operating companies take to picket lines across the country in a row over pay and job losses. In a letter...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail Strikes, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rishi Sunak, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT response Grant Shapps' comments on the national rail dispute
“Grant Shapps needs to stop smearing the RMT and unshackle the rail operating companies so they can come to a negotiated settlement that can end this dispute. "Railway workers voted overwhelmingly for strike action in defence of their jobs and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps
RMT launch 3 days of national train strike action
Over 50,000 railway workers will walkout as part of 3 days of national strike action later this month, in the biggest dispute on the network since 1989. The union will shut down the country's railway network on 21st, 23rd and 25th June, due...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, TOC's, Strike, Pay, Jobs, Pensions, Conditions, Rail, Trains
Update on national rail dispute
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Since the ballot results on 24th May, discussions have been taking place at industry-wide level under the auspices of the Rail Industry Recovery Group (RIRG) to create a framework and structure for negotiations on...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Network Rail
RMT declares overwhelming mandate for national strike action on railways
71% of those balloted took part in the vote with 89% voting in favour of strike action and only 11% voting against. The union will now be demanding urgent talks with Network Rail and the 15 train operating companies that were balloted to find...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Strike, Ballot, Rail, Dispute, Pay, Jobs, Conditions, Rail Union, RMT
RMT reveals rail industry’s plan for a cull of ticket offices
RMT understands that government has amended its guidance relating to changes to ticket office opening hours clearing the way for train operating companies to seek to cut or close the majority, if not all, ticket offices at rail stations across...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Closure, Staff Our Stations, Disabled Access
Grant Shapps is allowing rail dispute to continue
Scottish Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth accuses Mr Shapps and the Westminster government of "not doing more" to resolve the current dispute with the transport union. RMT is balloting over 40,000 members on Network Rail and the train operating companies over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay & Conditions, Ballot, Strike, Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps
Network Rail's "futile attempt" to undermine ballot exposed
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The comments are a desperate and futile attempt by Network Rail to dissuade our railway members from voting in this upcoming strike ballot. "Network Rail are trying to avoid the elephant in the room,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Network Rail, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Job Cuts, Strike, Ballot
RMT launch strike ballot over pay freeze & job losses
Over 40,000 railway workers on Network Rail and 15 train operating companies (TOCs) will be balloted for strike action in what RMT has called “potentially the biggest rail strike in modern history.” Network Rail intends to cut at least 2,500 safety critical maintenance...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Strike, Ballot
Fight for justice continues for P&O workers with further protests next week
MARITIME UNION RMT will be keeping up the pressure on P&O with further protests next week over the mass sacking of 800 of the company’s seafarers. Demonstrations are taking place: • Organised by RMT in Dover on Tuesday 19th April at...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O, Demonstration
Fight for justice continues for P&O workers
MARITIME UNION RMT will be keeping up the pressure on P&O with further protests this month over the mass sacking of 800 of the company’s seafarers. Demonstrations are taking place: • Organised by RMT in Dover on Tuesday 19th April at...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O, Demonstration
RMT calls for decisive and serious government action ahead of expected Commons' announcement on seafarers
“It is almost two weeks since our members were sacked by P&O’s military style attack and a week since the Prime Minister repeatedly said to Parliament that they would be taking legal action to save these jobs but this has...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O, Commons
RMT calls demonstration at Clyde Marine Recruitment as union targets P&O supply chain
The union will be demonstrating outside the offices of Clyde Marine Recruitment on Monday 28thMarch at 11am. Clyde Marine Recruitment are responsible for recruiting the scab labour to replace some of the union members on P&O’s routes. The demonstration will...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O, Clyde, Demonstration
Tube members standing firm again
TUBE UNION RMT said that members are standing firm with pickets out in force at all key locations in todays strike action in the fight to defend jobs, pensions and working conditions on London Underground. General Secretary Mick Lynch said;...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
Tube strike goes ahead tomorrow
RMT accused Mayor Sadiq Khan of playing to the gallery, instead of pressuring ministers to deliver a long-term funding deal for TfL, ahead of another 24-hour stoppage on the tube network tomorrow which goes ahead as planned. Speaking to the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
RMT demands Sadiq Khan make good on his promises
10,000 tube workers are taking strike action today, (Tuesday) after London Underground bosses refused to rule out job cuts and detrimental changes to pensions. RMT said that pickets are out in force at all key locations and that the action ‎is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
RMT calls for urgent talks with Mayor
On the eve of strikes that will shut down the Underground, RMT called for talks with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan calling on him not to turn his back on tube workers by siding with a government he knows is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
Tube strike goes ahead next week
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed that members will be taking strike action next week as planned over LU’s continuing refusal to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions in the midst of an on-going financial crisis driven by central...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
Transport and energy workers to protest on 31 January in Edinburgh
Marking the three-month anniversary of the beginning of the COP26 Climate Conference – on 31st January – transport and energy workers are to march to the office of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to protest at the betrayal by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carbon Emissions, Edinburgh Demo
RMT Members vote yes for Tube strike
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed that members voted yes for strike action and action short of a strike in a ballot of over ten thousand members across all grades of LU staff that closed today. 94% of members voted to strike....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions,
RMT on COVID-linked rail reductions
"No one should underestimate the impact that COVID is having on transport staff and there is a logic to adjusting services accordingly. However, any attempt to use this crisis to cynically bulldoze through permanent cuts to services and staffing levels...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Reductions, Staff Shortages
LNER ticket office cuts demo at Kings Cross
Rail Union RMT is continuing its campaign against proposed cuts to LNER ticket office hours next week, with a demonstration outside London King’s Cross station on Tuesday 21stDecember, from 0800 – 0930am. This demo follows successful action at affected stations across...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: LNER, Ticket Office, Cuts, Stop The Cuts, Staff Our Stations
RMT welcomes inquiry into the integrated rail plan
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “For all its rhetoric on rail the fact is that the government, driven by the treasury, is now preparing for widespread cuts. “That means axing services and staff in the short term and shelving...
Region: National
Tagged with: Integrated Rail Plan, Transport Select Committee, Cuts, Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Defend Rail
MPs and Metro Mayor to join RMT Staff our Stations action across the North East next week
RAIL UNION RMT is continuing its Staff our Stations campaign across the North East this week. Following a successful demonstration at Berwick-upon-Tweed station, further demonstrations are taking place at Newcastle Central and Durham stations on the 13th December and Darlington...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Staff our Stations, Demos
Staff our Stations action across the North East
Rail Union RMT is stepping up its Staff our Stations campaign across the North East, with a number of demonstrations at key stations commencing on Monday 6th December at Berwick-upon-Tweed station, followed by Newcastle Central and Durham on the 13th...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Staff Our Stations, Station Staff, Ticket Offices
Save London's Transport demonstration on Wednesday
Transport Union RMT will be protesting outside Parliament on Wednesday alongside other trade unions in a ‘Save London’s Transport’ demonstration opposing attack on pensions, the imposition of pay freezes and threats to services and jobs, imposed as part of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Save London's Transport, Demonstration, ITF, Transport for London, TfL
RMT on TfL cuts carnage
LONON TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the Mayor Sadiq Khan to stand up and fight for the Capital's transport services as the full scale of the cuts being demanded by the Government begins to emerge. The union has also...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Cuts, Jobs, Pensions
RMT calls to scrap TfL cash for cuts scheme
TUBE UNION RMT has written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling on him to scrap Transport for London’s £12 million executive bonus scheme which will see senior staff rewarded for their success in delivering the government’s attack on heroic keyworkers’...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Pensions, Pay, Jobs
RMT to hold cut protest outside DfT
TRANSPORT UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration tomorrow demanding that the government cut carbon emissions, not public transport jobs. The protest will take place on Thursday 4th November 2021 at 10am at the Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: DfT, Department for Transport, COP26, Protest, Cut Carbon Emissions Not Public Transport Jobs
RMT on Johnson speech
RMT says Johnson speech on high skill, high wage workforce a million miles from the reality of pay freezes, exploitation and skills shortages that threaten transport services General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Its hypocrisy in the extreme for the prime...
Region: National
Tagged with: Boris Johnson, Conservative Conference, Tory Government,
Boris Johnson’s bluster
RMT, the union for UK seafarers, today released figures showing that Boris Johnson’s bluster on Tories supporting UK employment and wage growth is blown away by statistics revealing a massive decline in UK seafarer employment, compounded by poverty wages in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Ratings, Boris Johnson, Conservative conference, Tory Government, UK
Merseyrail cleaners demonstration
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that Merseyrail cleaners will be demonstrating this Saturday 18th September at Liverpool Central Station from 10.30 to 12.30. The demonstration is calling for cleaning to be taken out of the hands of contractors and brought in-house. Outsourced...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Mitie, Cleaners, Pay Justice, Outsourcing, Demonstration
RMT protest at Waterloo tomorrow
RAIL Union RMT is stepping up the campaign on Monday against “swingeing cuts” on South Western Railway which will unleash an attack on rail services, jobs and pay unseen since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. South Western Railway and...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: SWR, South Western Railway, Network Rail, Consultation, Cuts, Waterloo
RMT to ballot TfW cleaners
RAIL UNION RMT has announced it will balloting Transport for Wales cleaners for action from next week over the company reneging on their commitments to bring harmonisation of workplace terms and conditions to all cleaners within the company. The ballot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Cleaners, TfW, Terms and Conditions, Welsh Labour,
Strike action goes ahead on Hull Trains on Sunday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Hull Trains goes ahead on Sunday 8th August in a fight to defend decent pension rights and to force the company to honour their long-standing obligations to staff. Despite talks at...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Pensions, Strike
RMT warns Government won’t cut carbon emissions by cutting public transport services
Transport emissions account for 20% of the UK’s total emissions and the union highlighted the Government’s hypocrisy with its current plans for railway austerity and potential cuts to rail services and rail jobs. RMT also renewed called for the Government to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carbon Emissions
Shrewsbury pickets’ victory
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has welcomed today's victory for the Shrewsbury 24 as a victory for working people the length and breadth of Britain which has only been achieved by the sheer resilience and determination of the pickets who refused to stop...
Region: National
Tagged with: Shrewsbury 24, Shrewsbury Pickets, Labour Movement, Trade Unions
RMT members to take industrial action at Unipart Rail Doncaster
Unipart Rail’s Doncaster warehouse supplies parts to the rail industry. With effect from 00:01 hours on Friday 2nd April 2021, until further notice, RMT members working at Unipart Rail Doncaster are instructed:- Not to work any non-contractual overtime Not to work on...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Unipart Rail, Pay, Conditions, Rail
RMT warning over new Government proposals
Carilllion union RMT warned today that proposed measures to tighten up the audit, dividend and bonus culture after the devastating collapse of a number of household names, with dire consequences for the workforce, may not be enough to reign in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carillion, Covid-19, Bandit Capitalism, Jobs, Pay, Pensions
RMT warns of jobs, pay and pensions carve up
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the Department for Transport is gearing up for an all-out assault on jobs, pay and pensions as it has emerged that it is advertising for a paid-up union buster to take on the workforce....
Region: National
Tagged with: Department for Transport, DfT, Covid-19, Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Transport workers are Essential workers
RMT bus worker survey reveals “wild west approach”
Days after the ONS published figures which showed that male bus workers are at an increased risk of dying from Covid-19 a new RMT survey of bus workers reveals a “wild west approach” to enforcing Covid-19 safety regulations and measures...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Workers, ONS, Office of National Statistics
RMT to begin balloting for action at Wightlink
WIGHTLINK UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting over 400 ferry workers for both strike action and action short of a strike after negotiations failed to produce an offer on pensions and terms and conditions that meets the very...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Wightlink, Pensions, Industrial Action, Strike, Ferry,
MPs support RMT’s Avanti West Coast demands
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed MPs’ support for a parliamentary motion, tabled by Birmingham MP Tahir Ali, which demands that Avanti West Coast withdraw its plans to remove its Customer Resolutions team from Birmingham, putting 60 jobs at risk of redundancy....
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Customer Resolutions Centre, Job Cuts, Covid-19
RMT Demands Pension Justice for Maritime Workers
In the week when we acknowledge the courageous work of our seafarers, who continue to provide a service to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, seafarers' union RMT has produced evidence that shipping employers are providing maritime workers with inadequate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Seafarers Awareness Week, Pensions, Maritime Workers,
RMT on today’s ONS figures on Covid-19
TRANSPORT UNION RMT is demanding that the Government take urgent action in the wake of figures published today by the ONS which show that male bus and taxi drivers were amongst the occupations with a raised rate of death involving...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, bus, taxi, ONS
Rail Unions: This is not the time to run more trains
The joint letter - signed by Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF; Mick Cash, general secretary of RMT; and Manuel Cortes, general secretary of TSSA - says it is 'completely unacceptable' to put the lives of passengers and rail staff at risk....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail unions, Covid-19, letter, rmt
RMT warn of dangers of unstaffed stations
With the publication of the Government’s rail review imminent, research by the specialist transport Union RMT reveals that only 10% of rail stations are fully staffed, 45% are only staffed some of the time and a massive 45% of stations are totally unstaffed....
Region: National
Tagged with: unstaffed stations, williams review, rail privatisation, orr,
RMT demands that C2C drop ticket office plans
The crucial points that must be taken into account in the consultation are: · C2C is consulting on proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours at 25 stations across the network. · Many stations are facing cuts in excess of 10 hours...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: c2c, ticket office, consultation, London travelwatch, trenitalia, transport focus,
RMT prepares to ballot for national rail strike
RAIL UNION RMT said today that is preparing to ballot for the first national rail strike since privatisation over twenty years ago after the Government and the train companies failed to respond to requests from the union for cast iron...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, rail delivery group, dft, chris grayling, rail
RMT taxi driver protests to continue in Birmingham
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting again in Birmingham today and for the foreseeable future after the Council scrapped planned talks aimed at reaching a solution to the long going row over the bulldozing through of policies that would decimate...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
Mick Cash to warn of co-ordinated action over pension threat
At a meeting this lunchtime at the Scottish TUC in Dundee RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn in stark terms of national, coordinated industrial action if there is any threat to staff pensions as a result of the collapse...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, stagecoach, virgin, scotrail, mick cash, tory government, rail privatisation, stuc
RMT's Mick Cash warns of national industrial action
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash warned today that any attempt to attack the pension rights of staff employed by train operating companies will result in industrial action ballots and co-ordinated action to defend the benefits accrued by the workforce. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, stagecoach, virgin, mick cash, tory government, rail privatisation,
RMT taxi drivers to protest in Birmingham tomorrow
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting tomorrow outside the Birmingham Council House, Waterloo St, Birmingham B1 1BB, 9.15 - 10am on Wednesday 10th April 2010 Last month Birmingham City Council Licensing bosses withdrew a report to the council’s licensing committee on the clean...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
Taxi union RMT postpones Birmingham protests tomorrow
Taxi union RMT said today that it welcomes the decision by Birmingham City Council to withdraw their emissions policy proposals impacting on the taxi trade to allow for further consideration and detailed negotiations around the RMT position. As a result...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
Freightliner staff to strike on 15th March over pensions
Rail union RMT has confirmed members working for Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd will be taking strike action on Friday 15 th March.   Members have given an overwhelming mandate to support strike action in defence of their pension...
Region: National
Tagged with: Freightliner, strike, pensions
CANCELLED: Tube Cleaners Demonstration 29th January
Therefore, the event on 29th January has been cancelled, We will keep you further advised of the next steps as soon as possible in this respect of our Tube cleaners’ campaign.
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Cleaners, Demonstration
ISS rail contract staff to strike in Edinburgh
Rail union RMT has confirmed ISS contract workers based at Edinburgh Waverley will be taking strike action after the company reneged on promises to improve staff accommodation facilities and install air conditioning. RMT has described the working facilities‎ inflicted on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: iss, edinburgh waverley, rail contractors, workplace conditions
RMT to take further strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT today announced further strike action on London Underground’s Central Line on Friday 21st December and Saturday 22nd December 2018. The action is over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, tube, london underground, lul, strike, industrial relations breakdown
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 rock solid in strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT confirmed that members are standing rock solid this morning at the start of 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line  over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, central line, industrial relations, drivers
RMT on Grayling's Tory Conference speech
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the speech from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to the Tory Party Conference today was “just another stream for verbal garbage from a politician who has made a speciality out of failure on an industrial...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, conservative conference
Eurostar staff to take further strike action
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras and Eurostar Train Managers will take strike for 48 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. RMT members...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
Eurostar strike over service meltdown goes ahead Saturday
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours on Saturday in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. The strike goes ahead after...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
Eurostar staff to strike over service meltdown
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. Following a massive vote for action RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
Piccadilly Line strike suspended
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed today that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line due to start at 2100 hours this evening has been suspended following significant progress in extensive talks through ACAS. The dispute remains on as the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, piccadilly line, tube, drivers, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
RMT demands urgent Underground recruitment drive
TUBE UNION RMT this morning revealed shock new figures from an internal LUL document that expose a crisis in staffing and safety on the tube with dozens of stations now left unstaffed on a weekly basis. The figures give more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
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 responds to new evidence of unstaffed tube stations
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‎ “This is shocking new information which confirms RMT's warnings about the tube network becoming an increasingly faceless and dangerous place . “London Underground need to get an urgent grip on this lethal gamble with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, fit for the future, unstaffed stations
RMT responds to Government's Network Rail asset stripping
RAIL UNION RMT responds to a major asset sell-off plan announced by Network Rail today General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "This is the first step in a major asset stripping programme at the ‎publicly owned Network Rail by a...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, tory government, conservative, asset stripping, rail infrastructure
Tube cleaners demonstration outside City Hall
London Underground has recently consolidated its major cleaning contracts into a single contract, sold to the lowest bidder, American firm ABM. As with previous cleaning contracts, the main contractor, ABM, will outsource a significant proportion of the work to labour...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, cleaners, demonstration, outsourcing
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 Tube cleaners to demonstrate
TUBE CLEANERS UNION RMT is organising a demonstration outside City Hall to protest against poor pay and conditions as a result of outsourcing.   The demonstration will take place on Thursday 12 October at  09:00, Thursday 12 October at City Hall, The Queen's...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, cleaners, demonstration, abm, ags people, tfl, transport for london, sadiq khan,
RMT cleaners to strike on Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT today announced strike action by cleaners on Southeastern as part of their fight for workplace justice over pay and working conditions. Members are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, wettons, cleaners, pay and conditions, strike action,
RMT hits back at London City Hall Tories
Tube union RMT responds to attacks on transport workers pay and conditions by London City Hall Tories this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Unlike the London City Hall Tories, London's transport workers are in the front line ‎when...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city hall, tories, tory party, pay and conditions, lul, london underground, tube, tfl, dlr
RMT on Parsons Green
"RMT is aware of the incident at Parsons Green this morning and the unions safety reps are awaiting further facts from London Underground. The union is supporting our members at this time.   "The incident shows once again that tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, parsons green
cleaners’ ballots underway on Southern/GTR and Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that balloting is underway for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern as the union steps up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, souther, southern rail, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners
RMT to ballot cleaners for action on Southern & Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT signalled today that it is stepping up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways as it announced ballots for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, southern, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners, pay, conditions
RMT blasts government over disabled access "sham"
Five years after the last government ‘Action plan to improve accessibility for all’ Rail Minister Paul Maynard today launched a new consultation on yet another "plan" - at the same time as the Government are demanding that train companies axe the...
Region: National
Tagged with: accessibility action plan, consultation, disabled access, dft, department for transport, paul maynard, dpac, 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 on Government fuel emissions "hypocrisy"
“Today's announcement on emissions from the Government exposes the rank hypocrisy of their decision to shelve long-planned rail electrification works. “Puffed up news announcements about plans that are a generation away will not mask the reality of scrapped modernisation programmes...
Region: National
Tagged with: fuel emissions, rail electrification
RMT on Greater Anglia ticket office closures
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is to step up a campaign to fight the planned programme of ticket offices closures the length and breadth of the Greater Anglia franchise after the company refused yet again to give a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, ticket office, save our stations
No public sector option for West Coast Partnership franchise
Rail union RMT hit back at the Government as it was confirmed this morning that the cheaper, more efficient public sector option has been excluded from the new West Coast/HS2 and South Eastern franchises. Instead, the union says that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: west coast partnership, hs2, south eastern, dft, conservative government
RMT responds to Queen’s Speech
“This is a flimsy piece of work from a minority Government with no mandate and no ideas. “The Government have nothing to say about the crisis blighting our privatised and fragmented railways which is there for all to see in...
Region: National
Tagged with: queen's speech, tory party, conservative
RMT response to Conservative manifesto
“The Conservative manifesto contains a string of empty and vague promises to improve rail services. Anyone who relies on the UK train network knows that the Tory promise of a rail ombudsman to sort all this mess out, is the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, conservative manifesto, general election
RMT launches charter for rail infrastructure workers
Infrastructure workers charter The charter was drawn up after consultation with infrastructure workers and RMT infrastructure reps working for companies across Britain. It claims that:  “simple fairness demands that two rail workers performing the same duties should be paid the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail infrastructure workers, pay and conditions, charter
SOS2020 campaign at Scottish Conservative Party conference
MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Conservative Party conference tomorrow (Sat 4th March) in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, scottish conservative party, maritime union, rmt
RMT writes to safety regulator
RAIL UNION RMT wrote to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today highlighting how two serious incidents that occurred this week demonstrate that the role that guards play on Britain’s railways is essential for the protection of the travelling...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operations
RMT response to latest Tory attempt to ban strikes
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “These Tories would ban trade unions full stop if they could get away with it. Their objective is to turn the railways into a money-raking racket for their mates in the private train companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport strikes, conservatives, tory, rail union, rmt
Maritime union RMT responds to important new report
MARITIME UNION RMT responded to the report published today on UK Seafarer Projections, carried out for the Department for Transport by Oxford Economics, in line with the recommendations of the Maritime Growth Study. The report forecasts significant increases in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk seafarer projections, department for transport, dft, maritime growth study
RMT secures massive victory on Tube Lines
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured a massive victory for Tube Lines maintenance staff on London Underground on pensions, pay and Night Tube: 1.    Pensions: Access to the TfL Pension Fund for all current employees and new...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, london underground, lul, tube, tfl, pensions, pay, night tube
RMT receives offer from ScotRail in guards safety dispute
In a circular to members issued today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash sets out the details of the company offer; “ScotRail has confirmed that we are considering a way forward whereby Conductors will be retained on EMUs in the Network...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT slams latest rail rip-off
Rail union RMT today slammed the Government after it emerged that the latest great rail rip-off is set to lose the taxpayer £10 billion. Research published this morning by We Own It shows that the Tory slash-and-burn sell off of...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, stations,
TFL top managers celebrate the axing of 800 jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today slammed the “disgusting and obscene spectacle” of nearly 50 senior TFL managers decked out in black-tie regalia at Mayfair’s luxury RAF Club as they celebrated the completion of a massive cuts programme that axes 800 safety-critical station staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport forlondon, fit for the future stations
RMT hits back at Goldsmith's attack on TfL workers
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “At a time when the multi-billion pound tax-dodging racket of the super-rich is all over the media it is disgusting that Tory multi-millionaire Zac Goldsmith is threatening the long-established travel concessions for hard-working London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: zac goldsmith, tfl, travel concessions
RMT on ONS figures
Transport union RMT responds to new ONS figures showing there was an increase last year in days lost through industrial action in transport, storage, information and communications - to 61,700 compared with 24,900 in the previous 12 months. ‎ Mick Cash, General Secretary of...
Region: National
Tagged with: ons
Crunch tube talks today
TUBE UNION RMT said today that if crunch talks at Director level over this weekend’s 48 hour station staffing strike fail this morning then the matter will be referred immediately to ACAS as the clock ticks down towards Saturdays action. RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future stations, every job matters
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 - 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
RMT demands moratorium on station job cuts
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded that London Underground halt its station job cuts programme as the union revealed that Leytonstone station, scene of Saturdays horrific knife attack, will lose half its rush hour staff from February under proposed new rosters....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, leytonstone, tfl
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
RMT on Tory manifesto attack on unions
"The manifesto launched this morning shows that the Tories are hell-bent on ratcheting up their anti-union laws. That is nothing new and any such plans would meet the fiercest possible resistance. This is the clearest possible case of one law...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT on Tory manifesto attack on unions
RMT vote opens today over pay and conditions on Network Rail
The union is recommending that members vote NO to reject the proposals which are summarised as follows. •    2015 - A 0%  increase in pay. •    2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would be applied for each year....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, london underground, lul, pay and conditions
RMT kicks off fight across Network Rail
The union is recommending that members vote NO to reject the proposals which are summarised as follows. •    2015 - A 0%  increase in pay. •    2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would be applied for each year....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, terms and conditions
Cameron Plays Fagin – Pickpocketing Railway Staff Pensions
‘The government, once again, is raiding workers’ pensions to fund tax cuts for the rich,’ said union leaders after the meeting. ‘It’s not fair, and it’s not right, that ordinary working men and women will end up footing the bill.’...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, david cameron
RMT slams Transport Secretary attack on workers rights
"Let's not forget that the Tories took a huge wedge of cash from Jon Moulton, the guy who folded City Link on Christmas Day leaving thousands of workers facing ruin. It's no surprise that they are demanding new legislation which...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport secretary, conservatives, anti union laws
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail
Our Ref BR4/0001 & BR5/0001   Circular No IR/336/14   18 th December 2014   TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL OFFICES   Dear Colleagues   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL (Maintenance, Operations, Customer Services and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Pay, Conditions of Service
TfL staff to lobby board meeting at City Hall
For the best part of a year, TFL have point-blank refused to engage in serious negotiations over their plans for what amount to a performance-related pay freeze and savage cuts to pension rights. The savage attacks that TFL are looking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensions
RMT on key RAIB safety recommendations not being implemented
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said   "It is wholly unacceptable that key safety recommendations are taking so long to be implemented despite the explicit instructions of the main body that investigates accidents on Britain’s railways.   "RMT has repeatedly...
Region: National
Tagged with: raib, safety recommendations
Event to Mark Nationalisation of Network Rail
EVENT TO MARK NATIONALISATION OF NETWORK RAIL   MONDAY 1st SEPTEMBER, 09:00   Network Rail Head Office, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG   Instead of being a “Not for Dividend” company in the private sector,  the government have stated...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, ons
RMT “Fighting Tube Cuts - Listen to London Conference”
As well as taking report backs and speakers on the on-going campaign to stop the attacks on tube jobs, services and safety the conference will also take a report on radical plans for a new Land Value Tax and how...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: fighting tube cuts - listen to london conference, land value tax, london underground, tube, #tubeconsult
26th July Fighting Tube Cuts RMT Listen to London Conference
With your tremendous support your union is continuing to fight the planned cuts to London Underground.   The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, proposes: -cuts to station staff -closure of all ticket offices -driverless trains -slashing safety critical maintenance  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: #tubeconsult
RMT slams Government cuts
The report, Passenger Transport In Isolated Communities, said: "Policy makers sometimes equate 'isolated communities' with 'rural communities', but we found that isolated communities also exist in urban and suburban areas.” The report went on: "We recognise the importance of community...
Region: National
Tagged with: Commons Transport Committee, government cuts, Passenger Transport In Isolated Communities
Portsmouth demos tomorrow against shipping exploitation
SHIPPING UNION RMT’s latest wave of protests on the south coast to raise awareness of the impact on shipping jobs of social dumping and the exploitation of overseas workers by the shipping companies kick off tomorrow. The protest , against social...
Region: National
Tagged with: Portsmouth, Shipping, Demonstration
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS RAIL GOURMET (EAST MIDS)
Our Ref: HC/14/2   21 st May 2014   Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS)   Further to my letter dated the 8 th May 2014 with regards to the above matter, first and foremost I would...
Region: National
Tagged with: Industrial Relations, Rail Gourmet, East Midlands Trains
TfL staff to strike on Friday over attack on pay and pension
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    0600 hours Friday 9th May 2014 and 0559 hours Saturday 10th May 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, pensions, pay