RMT welcomes public transport and climate report
Responding to the TUC Public Transport for the Climate Emergency report, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This is a welcome report that shows investing in public transport is not only vital for fighting climate change but that...
RMT on face masks on public transport
"We support the wearing of masks but there are major issues about enforcement and its our members left in the front line with angry passengers who refuse to comply.
"The Government must make the resources available to properly police...
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
RMT statement on accessibility measures
Commenting on the announcement of new public transport accessibility measures as part of the Government’s new National Disability Strategy, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “It is absolutely vital that the UK’s public transport networks are fully accessible for disabled...
RMT warns of threat of violence to staff
Transport union RMT warned today that staff on services will be placed at danger of abuse and assault due to the botched, confused and inconsistent messaging over face coverings.
General Secretary Mick Lynch said;
“Whilst we welcome the approach from...
RMT on Environmental Audit Committee’s report
Commenting on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Growing Back Better’, published today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Committee has rightly recognised the vital role that the UK’s public transport network has in our economic recovery from Covid-19 and...
RMT accuses Government of Greenwashing
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today raised concerns over the Government’s ability to deliver a green economic recovery and cut emissions in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Prime Minister has today announced £350m for reducing emissions, including from...
RMT calls on government to mobilise Taxis
Taxi drivers’ union RMT is calling on the government to use Taxis to create a fifth emergency service during the Coronavirus crisis, to mitigate the isolation of families facing increasing levels of lockdown. As the government closes schools and imposes...
RMT warns of growing epidemic of transport poverty
Bus union RMT warned today of a growing epidemic of transport poverty as new research released today by the Campaign for Better Transport reveals that funding for supported buses has almost halved in the past eight years.
The research shows...