RMT calls for Irish Ferries boycott
On the day that Irish Ferries began operating passenger and freight ferry services on the Cypriot-registered Isle of Inishmore between Dover and Calais, RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “Seafarer fatigue remains a threat to safety standards across the shipping...
Region: South East and Anglia
Mental Health Awareness Week – 10th to 16th May
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “RMT is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week, which is particularly important this year as recent research has shown that mental health cases across the UK are on the increase. “Many of these...
Mick Lynch elected as new RMT General Secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said;
“I am greatly honoured to have been elected by the RMT’s members as General Secretary.
"I will maximise the unity of our great organisation, bringing together every sector and grade to build our union’s...
North Sea collective bargaining
The establishment of a ground breaking new collective agreement for thousands of engineering and maintenance workers in the North Sea has gained the support of industry. A total of 13 major contractors from the offshore energy sector supply chain have confirmed...
RMT issues renewed COVID guidance to members
SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT today issued fresh guidance to members across all sectors reminding them of their right to a safe working environment as the new strain of COVID 19 ramps up the risks to staff and passengers alike. In the...
New year message to RMT members
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"No one could have predicted at the start of 2020 that we would experience a year like the one we are now closing the book on.
"Transport workers have found themselves right in the front...
Stonehaven tragedy appeal fund
Following the tragic events at Stonehaven, the rail unions ASLEF and RMT set up a joint fund for the families of those who died. The fund has raised an incredible £142,200 to date. Both RMT and ASLEF are overwhelmed by...
RMT to step up fight over jobs, pay and conditions
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today that the union will be stepping up campaigning on the threat to jobs, pay and conditions across the rail, maritime and transport sector as COVID-19 threatens to drive a cuts whirlwind through the...
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....
RMT warning over May 11 transport increase
Transport union RMT warned today that there was zero chance of agreement to increase transport services in the current climate. The announcement is in response to information provided by rail companies that Ministers want them to be ready to ramp...
RMT responds to press speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said
"No one has discussed any moves to begin restoring transport services with this trade union and the dates we have seen reported in the press look like pure speculation.
"Instead of secretive briefings to the...
Logistics unions blast DHL
Logistics unions in the UK have blasted DHL for ‘endangering thousands’ with ‘inadequate’ coronavirus social distancing and safety measures and by forcing self-isolating workers to survive on statutory sick pay (SSP). The Unite, GMB, USDAW, RMT and URTU trade unions...
RMT divers NHS message of support
With millions expected to once again join the clapping and mark of solidarity with Britain’s essential workers and NHS heroes at eight pm tonight members of offshore union RMT have sent their own message of support from over 100 meters below...
RMT survey reveals violence against Transport Workers
A new survey by transport union RMT has found that a massive 72% of frontline transport workers have experienced workplace violence in the last year alone. Of those, nearly 90% had been subjected to violence on multiple occasions. The RMT survey comes...
RMT action on West Midlands Trains rock solid
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT members are standing rock solid and determined this morning across the West Midlands Trains franchise as we fight to put the safety-critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface, and the safety...
Bob Crow Radical Hero
An exhibition of photographs at the People's History Museum in Manchester and a pamphlet, Bob Crow Radical Hero, was launched to coincide with the union's AGM in the city.
Bob Crow Radical Hero
Mick Cash, current RMT general secretary,...
RMT Railway Worker Survey
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Nine out of 10 railway workers believe their company is more interested in making a profit...
Mick Cash New Year message
In a New Year's message in advance of the next phase of action on Northern and South West Railway RMT's Mick Cash says union will step up fight for publicly owned, safe and accessible transport services in 2019
General Secretary Mick...
RMT protest at Parliament today
Rail union RMT will be holding a protest at Parliament today (Monday 5th November) demanding the repeal of the Act ushering in the privatisation of Britain’s railways exactly 25 years after it passed through the Commons.
With November 5th marking the...
RMT to warn TUC over second Brexit vote
In a debate on Brexit this afternoon at the TUC in Manchester RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn that a second vote on Brexit will let the Tories off the hook and ease the pressure on them for the...
RMT partners with Unionlearn and Wranx
From the 30th July, members will be able to access a brand new learning resource for free
Wranx is an online training tool that can be accessed on any device. It uses the scientific method of Spaced Repetition to provide...
RMT strike action on Northern Rail next week
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits is well...
RMT responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
RMT slams Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed a letter sent to MP’s by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over the on-going guard’s safety disputes as “a wholly misleading work of fiction that damages the prospects of reaching a negotiated with the train companies...
Region: South East and Anglia
RMT ON TUC GENERAL COUNCIL STATEMENT ON THE EU
"RMT campaigned for a leave vote and there should be no suggestion that there is some back door route by which Britain can remain in the EU despite a democratic decision in a national vote. It should not be forgotten...
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...
RMT reaction to Labour election manifesto
“Labour’s commitment to British state ownership of our rail, power and water, as opposed to the foreign state-backed exploitation of our essential services supported by the Tories, shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is clearly fighting to protect our national interests....
Joint statement on state spying on Trade Unions
Despite continued reassurances, the Pitchford Inquiry has failed to secure the documents that will be central to the investigation. Trade union core participants are beginning to question whether the Inquiry team has the ability to stop the police from obstructing...
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...
Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends
New research by transport union RMT has found that as passenger brace themselves for yet another fare increase in the New Year the four big transport groups that own many of Britain’s Train Companies are so profitable that they are...
RMT and ASLEF drivers shoulder to shoulder
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT drivers on Southern Rail are standing shoulder to shoulder with their ASLEF colleagues this morning in a fight for safe train operation. This strike action is wholly the responsibility of a Government and a...
Region: South East and Anglia
RMT on demands from Rail Delivery Group
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is the same bunch of chancers who have wrecked our railways under two decades of privatisation and they are basically demanding more of the same. "When they talk of modernisation and new technology...
RMT campaigners at SNP TU Group conference
From RMT Press Office. RMT campaigners at the SNP Trade Union Group Conference this morning. Demanding that Scotrail be taken into public ownership and an end to the Seatruck poverty pay scandal on Northern Isles Ferries. Press picture hand out....
Wood Group: Joint Statement
“Wood Group and the Unite and RMT unions have held two full days of constructive discussions which will continue next week. “These talks, which are allowing all parties to bring ideas to the table, involved union officials, offshore shop stewards...
RMT statement of support for John McDonnell
“When John was Chair of the RMT Parliamentary Group he was at the forefront of championing the rights of RMT members. And John has been a stalwart for the wider Trade Union and Labour Movement as well. In 2008 he...
RSSB report backs RMT warnings on platform danger
The annual report on rail safety, issued today by the RSSB, confirms RMT’s warnings about the growing threat to life and limb at the Platform/Train interface – exposing the nonsense of Government and train company plans to axe guards and...
Mick Cash warns union AGM of "massive fights ahead"
At the annual general meeting of the powerful transport union RMT in Cardiff today, General Secretary Mick Cash warned that the political and economic turmoil currently raging leaves the entire trade movement facing "massive fights ahead that we can only...
RMT statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn
Responding to the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "By peddling the ludicrous notion that Jeremy is some how responsible for the EU referendum result, Jeremy's critics are in fact insulting the intelligence of voters and...
RMT reiterates "Vote Leave" message
One of Britain's most powerful unions today urged its members and trade unionists to vote for "hope not fear" in the EU referendum and support a leave vote. In an email to union members, RMT leader Mick Cash voted urged...
Unions slam latest fare hike rip-off
Today’s (Saturday) rail fare increases are a consequence of rail privatisation, says Action for Rail – a campaign by rail unions and the TUC.
The one per cent increase today to season tickets and other regulated fares will mean...
'Enjoy yourself and stay safe'
British Transport Police (BTP), ScotRail and trade unions are urging anyone using the rail network during the Festive period to enjoy themselves, stay safe and to respect the rail staff working at this time. The number of BTP officers...
RMT AND ASLEF EXECUTIVES SIGN JOINT STATEMENT
At a meeting at the International Transport Federation yesterday the joint executives of rail unions RMT and ASLEF signed up to the following joint statement:
Joint ASLEF / RMT Statement opposing Driver Only Operation / Driver Controlled Operation
RMT motion on anti-union laws carried overwhelmingly
A key motion from transport union RMT setting out a strategy for fighting the Tory Trade Union Bill has been overwhelmingly carried at the TUC this morning. Moved by RMT president Peter Pinkney the motion calls for mass mobilisations and...
RMT dismisses speculation on Labour reaffiliation
"The speculation over RMT reaffiliation is however miles wide of the mark. That issue is not under discussion and the earliest that the matter could be raised is at our next AGM in June 2016. "Our focus is on the fight...
RMT General Secretary warns of major battles ahead
The General Secretary of the transport union RMT will warn delegates at the first full day of the union's AGM in Newcastle today that the entire Labour Movement will need to stand united in the face of massive threats to...
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...
Rail workers to join lobby of Parliament
The day will include a demonstration in Old Palace Yard opposite Parliament starting at 10.45 – 12.00 noon after which workers will go into the Houses of Parliament for a lobby and rally at 12.45pm – 2.00pm in Committee Room 14
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Mick Cash wins election for RMT General Secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “I want to thank the membership of RMT for giving me an overwhelming mandate as the newly elected General Secretary. I am proud and honoured to have been given the enormous responsibility of now...
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...
Rail unions seek Judicial Review over InterCity East Coast
The unions have agreed a united approach because they believe that their members’ jobs and conditions, as well as the interests of passengers and taxpayers, are threatened by the Government’s failure to adequately consult over the future of East Coast. ...
RMT appoints acting general secretary
Acting general secretary Mick Cash said that Bob Crow’s vision for the union would continue along with its industrial and political agenda as decided by RMT’s democratic structures.
“It has been a difficult time for the union but we are...
Many of you will have noticed the recent difficulties in trying to access your RMT Mail accounts. The problems have been caused because accounts have been hacked and then used to launch spam email attacks which, in turn, have caused...
UNIONS STAGE FARES AND PRIVATISATION PROTESTS
As many people prepare for their first day back to work after the Christmas break, rail campaigners are today (Thursday) warning that British commuters could be spending over three times more of their salary on rail travel than passengers on...