public ownership - 17 Items Tagged Within News

RMT writes to Scottish Transport minister over CalMac
The Scottish ferries union is campaigning for CalMac to be taken into public ownership on a permanent basis.  In the letter, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch writes:  “I write to welcome you to your post as Transport Minister in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Calmac, Public Ownership
CalMac Ferries must be taken into public ownership permanently - RMT
The Scottish Ferries union made the demand after it was revealed the deadline for re-tendering the contract had now passed. It takes at least 18 months to draw up specifications in the contract and to launch a tendering process for Clyde...
Region: National
Tagged with: Calmac, Public Ownership
As Southeastern passes into public ownership today, RMT reveals true cost of private sector failure
On the day on which the Southeastern franchise passes into public ownership, following the latest catastrophic private sector failure, RMT has revealed the true cost of the government’s slavish devotion to subsidising private profit. In a new report titled ‘The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southeastern, Public Ownership
RMT on Bus Industry appeal for £1 billion rescue package
Commenting on news that the UK’s Bus Industry has today called for a £1bn state funded rescue package to protect ‘tens of thousands of jobs’, bus union RMT reiterates the urgent need for the Government to commit emergency funding to...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus industry, rescue package, public ownership, Covid-19
RMT on Northern being taken into public ownership
Mick Cash, General Secretary of Britain's largest rail union RMT, said; “Northern has become a signal for everything that is wrong on Britain's broken, privatised railways and the fact that the Government have now been forced to take this action...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, franchise, public ownership
RMT on "We Own It" poll
Rail union RMT comments on new “We Own It” poll showing clear majority for public ownership of rail with less than one in five saying that privatisation has been a success. General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This poll is just...
Region: National
Tagged with: we own it, public ownership, tory government, privatisation
RMT on Labour’s bus services announcement
RMT has today welcomed the announcement by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn that there will be new funding to reverse the cuts made to 3000 bus routes by the Tories since 2010 and to fund the expansion of new bus services. RMT also...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus services, labour, public ownership
RMT on fare fiddling private train companies
Rail union RMT said today that news that train companies are pocketing 80% of the compensation they suck up from the publicly-owned Network Rail for disrupted and delayed services, rather than passing it on to passengers, should be yet another nail...
Region: National
Tagged with: Fares, Public ownership
RMT welcomes Andy Burnham call for inquiry into Northern
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the fact that the Mayor of Manchester is supporting our call for an inquiry into the crisis in Northern Rail services.   “It is clear however that the Northern franchise is in...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, andy burnham, public ownership
RMT welcomes key public ownership victory on Steam Packet
Isle of Man Steam Packet union RMT today welcomed the decision by the Isle of Man Government to take the lifeline Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IoMSP) into public ownership. The IoMSP is currently owned by Portuguese financiers Banco...
Region: National
Tagged with: steam packet, isle of man, public ownership, ferries
Rail union RMT today renewed calls for public ownership of Britain's railways as the Sunday Times reports that five private operators are now teetering on the brink of collapse. The Sunday Times reports that four companies, in addition to Virgin...
Region: National
Tagged with: public ownership, railway, privatisation, chris grayling, tory government
RMT demands public ownership as Government lines up bail-out
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded public ownership of the railways as it emerged that rail franchises are haemorrhaging money at extraordinary rates with the figures confirmed in the recently published Department for Transport’s (DfT) Supplementary Estimate for its 2017-18 budget. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: public ownership, bail-out
RMT on scrapped plans to axe Cross Country rail services
RAIL UNION RMT today reissued the call for public ownership of the railway after it emerged that cash-led plans to reduce Cross Country train services to and from the north-east of Scotland have been scrapped but only after a campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail uk, cross country, arriva, public ownership, renationalisation
Confirmation by the Government this morning that a long-overdue revaluation of Network Rail's assets will put an extra £100 billion on the UK balance sheet has proved conclusively the RMT case for keeping NR in public ownership.    The revaluation...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Public Ownership
Another morning of misery for rail users
After yet another morning of breakdowns and delays on rail services  RMT has repeated it's calls for public ownership. General Secretary Mick Cash said "After another morning of delays and chaos it is time the Government got a grip and...
Region: National
Tagged with: public ownership, trenitalia
1.7 million tweets complaining about rail companies
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These extraordinary figures, which show massive volumes of tweeted complaints over delays, cancellations and overcrowding, show that the travelling public are sick to the back teeth of being robbed blind by the private train companies....
Region: National
Tagged with: train operating companies, tweets, complaints, public ownership
Polling for RMT throws down challenge to Labour
On behalf of the RMT, between 17th-19th June Survation polled 1011 constituents by telephone in 4 key marginal Conservative/Labour “battleground” seats essential for Labour to win in the pursuit of an overall 2015 majority. Seats selected were Crawley (CON), Stevenage (CON), Reading West...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, labour, general election, public ownership