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RMT responds to latest developments on Hitachi fleet
“We understand that there is service recovery plan that has been developed between Hitachi, the Train Operators and the ORR and we want assurances that the regime will be robust enough, with appropriate maintenance and inspection cycles, to ensure that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hitachi, Azuma, ORR, Train Maintenance
RMT responds to Freight statistics
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to The Office of Rail and Road’s quarterly rail freight statistics that show the rail freight sector making a slow recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis during the second quarter of 2020 (July to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Freight, Office of Rail and Road, ORR, Covid-19
RMT responds to rail freight statistics
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today responded to rail freight usage and performance statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road that show a record breaking fall in rail freight moved and lifted during the first quarter of the 2020 financial period...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Freight, Office of Rail and Road, ORR
RMT calls for rail to be taken into public ownership
Commenting on figures released today by the Office of Rail and Road, which show that passenger delay repay claims closed by train companies increased by 17% to 6.3 million last year, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This massive increase...
Region: National
Tagged with: ORR, Office of Rail and Road, Tory Government, Delay Repay,
RMT calls for national plan for rail recovery
Responding to new ORR figures showing an expected fall in passenger ‎journeys RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “These figures confirm we will need a new national plan for rail recovery which encourages passengers to return to our railways when...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail, ORR
RMT responds to new rail performance data
RAIL UNION RMT today called for root and branch reform and a new deal for our railways in response to new passenger rail performance data released by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) that showed the UK’s railways are...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, ORR, Office of Rail and Road, rail,
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 calls for an absolute ban on contracting out
Rail union RMT called today for an absolute ban on contracting out‎, an end to the cuts culture, and the replacement of the ORR with a genuinely independent safety regulator after a shocking RAIB report into a track worker death...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, raib, orr, zero hours, purley, track workers
RMT General Secretary to visit Bridgend Branch
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash and Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch will be attending the union's Bridgend Branch this evening to express solidarity and sympathy with the colleagues and families of those involved in the fatal tragedy in Port Talbot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: port talbot, network rail, track worker, orr, raib,
RMT calls for end to private rail rip off
Rail union RMT has called for an end to the privatised rail rip off as new figures show rail company revenues are increasing at twice the rate of passenger growth. The new figures released today by the rail regulator the...
Region: National
Tagged with: nationalisation, ORR
RMT renews nationalisation call as ORR fine GTR
Responding to the ORR fine of GTR and Ministers telling MPs that the Government is reviewing the company’s future RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This fine is yet another meaningless slap on the risk for a company that has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, orr, franchise, rail privatisation
RMT responds to rail regulator finance figures issued today
New Office of Road and Rail figures published today reveal that train operators paid themselves another £300 million in dividends last year, money that could have instead been used to fund the retention and expansion of staffing levels on trains...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT warns of more fragmentation and profiteering
Rail union RMT warned today of even more fragmentation and profiteering on Britain's broken rail system as the Office of Road and Rail unveils plans to open the door to more "open-access" cherry-picking on lucrative routes by private companies looking...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, timetables, arriva, arriva rail north, gtr
RMT on shocking new figures about disabled access
Rail union RMT said that shocking new figures issued today on disabled access to Britain’s railways reinforce the case for station and train staff and are a shameful wake-up call for the whole industry More than 1,000 railway stations in Britain...
Region: National
Tagged with: disabled access, railway, station staff, guards, conductors, leonard cheshire, office of rail and road, orr,
RMT slams ORR for whitewash rail report
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The ORR is funded by the private train companies and is politically controlled by the Government. He who pays the piper calls the tune and this report is just a whitewash that ignores the dire...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, rail privatisation, tory government, orr, office of rail and road
RMT challenges Grayling to meet staff
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The total chaos unleashed by Chris Grayling on our railways has left staff at the sharp end abandoned to their fate by his private train operators. I am ‎challenging the transport secretary to come...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, timetables, arriva, arriva rail north, gtr
RMT calls for halt to axing of guards
Rail union RMT today issued a fresh call for a halt to the axing of guards on Britain’s trains as the  Office of Rail and Road (ORR) announced that  it will create an advisory group to support work on potential...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, tory government, chris grayling, disabled accessibility, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT responds to RSSB 2018-19 Business Plan
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “Once again the RSSB peddle the myth of their role as an  independent safety organisation. “The RSSB is financed by their members and associates from Network Rail,  the train operating companies and the freight...
Region: National
Tagged with: rssb, rail safety and standards board, train operating companies, network rail, rail privatisation, orr
RMT slams latest rail industry whitewash
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said   “The Government-cheerleaders from the self-styled Rail Delivery Group’s own report into disabled access was supressed because rail bosses did not like its conclusions that there should be a guard on every train  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, orr, office of road and rail, disbaled access, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT raises serious SWR safety breaches
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has written to the rail safety regular, the Office of Road and Rail, setting out a series of serious safety breaches during last week’s strike action on South Western Railway. The incidents, which...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, first group, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, safety breach, strike, orr, office of road and rail
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Row between ORR and train operator over strike day safety
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that contingency plans put in place by Greater Anglia for RMT strike action over rail safety this week have collapsed into "dangerous chaos" after campaigning by the union opened up an extraordinary row between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, strike safety, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls for Greater Anglia to be stripped of its franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will call on the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling to strip Dutch state owned Greater Anglia of their franchise at a meeting in Norwich tonight - Friday 20th October - after the rail safety regulator...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of rail and road, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT demands urgent action from rail regulator
  RAIL UNION RMT has today written yet again to the rail safety regulator demanding action over serious safety failures by strike-breaking managers on Greater Anglia as the union raises concerns that the regulator is colluding with the company to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, orr, office of rail and road, ian prosser, guards, conductors
RMT warns of "scab army" threat to safety on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today warned of a severe threat to passenger safety on Greater Anglia, from a hastily cobbled together scab army of managers, drafted in by Abellio in a desperate bid to break strike action by RMT members in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation, strike action
Road freight union RMT warns over driverless lorries tests
"Jobs, pay and working conditions in Britain's road freight industry are already under attack and RMT sees the announcement today as yet another threat to our members‎ and their livelihoods. "The potential dangers of trying to introduce this technology on...
Region: National
Tagged with: road freight, driverless lorries
RMT calls for urgent action on tube station staffing
Tube union RMT reacted with disbelief this morning at the news that, despite clear warnings by the rail safety regulator, the ORR, after the tragic death at Canning Town, London Underground continue to run stations unstaffed.   RMT is clear...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, station staffing, orr, canning town
RMT calls for Tube job cuts inquiry
Tube union RMT today called for an independent inquiry into London Undergrounds disastrous stations job cuts programs " Fit for the Future " after the ORR - the government regulator - issue London Underground with a legal "improvement notice " following the tragic death of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, lu, tube, canning town, fit for the future, orr, office of road and rail
Rail passengers lose fifty four million hours per year
Rail passengers suffer equivalent of fifty four million hours in wasted time a year due to train company and infrastructure failures New research by rail union RMT has found that approximately fifty four million hours, the equivalent to 6154 years, of...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, tocs, train operating companies, network rail
RMT protest this Wednesday at Hamilton Central Station
MEMBERS OF rail union RMT will be protesting at Hamilton Central Railway Station at 1700 hours on Wednesday the 21st of June over a surge in violence towards staff – a situation which the union says management are choosing to ignore...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, hamilton, orr, office of rail and road, btp
RMT demands inquiry over driver only trains
RAIL UNION RMT is demanding an inquiry and a halt to the introduction of Driver Only Services as rail regulator the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) admits there is a “significant knowledge gap” in whether rail companies are meeting...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors
RMT hits back at ORR politically motivated report on DOO/DCO
“This latest rehash of previous statements and principles, that have not been met, from the ORR on DOO/DCO was timed to coincide with what they thought would be an acceptance of the GTR Southern “deal” by drivers.  The current statement...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Southern strip key train crew of safety accreditation
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with fury after Southern Rail confirmed today that they are planning to strip On Board Supervisors on their services of their guard’s safety licence and certification. In a letter to Chief Executive Charles Horton, RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, charles horton, orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
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 hits back at Government-appointed ORR
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "The Office of Road and Rail are claiming to be an independent safety body when in fact they are a department of the government made up of Tory appointees and funded by the transport industry....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, orr, office of road and rail, govia, gtr, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT slams Office of Road and Rail report into Southern Rail
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “The report into Driver Only Operation on Southern Rail issued by the ORR this morning is a complete whitewash that proves conclusively that the Office of Road and Rail is no longer fit for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, southern rail, doo, driver only operation
RMT demands action over "safety failures" on Southern
The catastrophic failures of Southern Rail are further exposed today as RMT shines a light on the incompetence of both the regulator (Office of Road and Rail, ORR) and the train operator Govia Thameslink. The new revelations from RMT fly...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation
RMT releases text of letter to ORR over Southern sabotage
Dear Ian   SOUTHERN GTR DISPUTE   You will be aware of press reports over the weekend with allegations made by RMT and ASLEF over train crew sitting around in mess rooms, available for work while services were cancelled by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, orr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Govt rail subsidy of £4.8 billion is double mid-1980s level
RAIL UNION RMT condemned the fact that official statistics released today showed that government subsidies to the rail industry totalled £4.8 billion, double what they were in the mid 1980s, while privateers continue to reap huge profits.   The Office...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, rail subsidy
RMT warns that ORR is not an independent voice on DOO
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the plan to bring the Office of Road and Rail into the Scotrail guards dispute is fraught with conflict as the ORR is funded by the train and rail companies directly through the Government...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, scotrail, abellio, guards, conductors
RMT demands end to staff cuts and profiteering
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an end to staff cuts and “rampant profiteering” across the rail network as a new Which? report, published this morning, revealed a further collapse in passenger satisfaction with services in the South East once again...
Region: National
Tagged with: which? orr,
RMT blasts lack of rolling stock investment
Rail union RMT today slammed the lack of investment, fragmentation and private profiteering that blights our railways as new figures were revealed this morning which show the age of trains on Britain's tracks has reached the oldest level in 14 years....
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road,
RMT on two million pound Network Rail fine by ORR
"There are deep-seated issues around fragmentation and a proliferation of contractors and agencies on our tracks ‎, alongside a national skills shortage and budget pressures, which are compromising infra-structure projects and which will not be dealt with by handing out...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, orr, fine
RMT on expected multi-million pound Network Rail fine by ORR
The fines will have to be paid for by axing works ‎or cutting staff , creating a vicious cycle of decline that is self-defeating and will just mean more fines and more cuts in the future which is a nonsense. "There...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, orr, fine
Union warnings ignored as rotten rail signal collapses
Cantley The semaphore signal which came down at Cantley had rusted right through at its base – an issue that the union had warned of along that section of line only to be told that the signalling is to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: signal, maintenance, cantley, network rail, orr
RMT responds to damning report on Network Rail Xmas failures
"The problems on Britain's railways are compounded by yet another slab of cuts being demanded from Network Rail by the government through their agents the Office of Rail Regulation. Pile on the ludicrous proliferation of casualised contractors and agencies looking...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, christmas, orr, office of rail regulation
RMT on Scotrail shutdown
"These weather conditions once again shine the spotlight on just how important it is that we have the staffing levels needed to carry out the safety critical work on our railways that is underway right now. The cuts being demanded...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, orr, office of rail regulation
RMT slams rail regulator over Network Rail cuts
ORR have been briefing selected journalists in advance of the publication of a formal letter attacking Network Rail performance, however, although there are serious issues facing NR they are compounded by the fact that the ORR itself, working to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, orr, office of rail regulation,
Threat to xmas deliveries from shortage of lorry drivers
Mick Cash said "We are paying the price for years of attacks on jobs and working conditions which have casualised and undermined the status of workers in the road freight industry to the point that we now face the prospect...
Region: National
Tagged with: christmas deliveries, lorry drivers, road freight
Rail Safety Report Exposes Increase in Deaths
The report shows that: “The trend in track workers being injured increased to its highest-level in seven years, with 79 workers suffering major injuries and 1,641 reported minor injuries. There were also three rail worker fatalities during the past year, subject to...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail regulation, health and safety report
RMT demands Heathrow Express investigation
RMT has also demanded that the entire HEX senior management team be suspended from duty while the ORR investigation takes place. The company have openly admitted to the union that the incident took place. In a letter to the ORR,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: heathrow express, hex, orr, doo, driver only operation, heathrow connect, caa