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RMT on award of Chiltern Railways contract to Arriva
"As rail workers face pay cuts and passengers face fare rises its business as usual for the privatised rail industry who are being handed out multi - year rail contracts with guaranteed profits. "This is also yet another rail contract dished...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Chiltern Railways, Arriva, German State, Tory Government, Rail Privatisation, Rail Union, RMT
RMT suspends East Midlands Railway strike
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended East Midlands Railway strike action by ‎Senior Conductors ‎ and Train Managers this weekend to allow for talks on new union proposals but has warned of further action later this month...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Train Managers, Class 360, Strike Action
Rail Gourmet staff announce new strike action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley will be going ahead with a new phase of strike action next month, starting on New Year’s Eve, in an on-going fight for respect and justice in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Gate Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Catering, Caterers, Workplace Justice
Government confirms the great Northern rail betrayal
RAIL UNION RMT today described the Government’s long-delayed ‘Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands’ as a “historic betrayal of the people of the North”. The 162-page document confirms that the Eastern leg of the HS2 Project will be...
Region: National
Tagged with: HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Grant Shapps, Tory Government
Great Northern Rail Betrayal
RAIL UNION RMT today described the Government’s anticipated U-turn on their promises to build the vital Eastern leg of the HS2 project and the cancelling of Northern Powerhouse Rail as an “great northern rail betrayal ” and one that tears...
Region: National
Tagged with: HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, U-turn, Tory Government,
East Midlands Railways staff to strike again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers and Senior Conductors on East Midlands Railway will be striking again in separate disputes. The action is taking place after the union suspended ongoing strike action and participated in weeks of negotiations which...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
Rail industry confidence returns
RAIL UNION RMT demanded an end to cuts as new polling by the Railway Industry Association released today has revealed that confidence in the rail industry has returned to pre-2019 levels, in a positive sign of growing optimism about the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Railway Industry Association, Cuts Agenda, COP26, Rail
After ScotRail deal RMT calls for Caledonian Sleeper parity
RAIL UNION RMT today called for pay parity and justice for SERCO Caledonian Sleeper staff after a deal was secured last night for Scotrail members - proving that a similar offer for the Sleeper is entirely reasonable and affordable. Sleeper staff...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, COP26, Pay Justice, Strike, Rail Union, RMT
RMT demands that SNP lift roadblock
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that the SNP lift the roadblock that they have imposed on fresh talks over the Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper disputes with the union stating again that they are ready to reopen negotiations immediately. The politicians...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail RMT pay deal
Following further discussion between ScotRail and RMT, the following agreement was reached: A one year pay deal comprising of a 2.5 per cent pay increase backdated to 01 April 2021. A payment of £300 to all staff ensuring COP26 is fully supported (separate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail strike action during COP26 goes ahead
Delegates at RMT's AGM in Leeds have voted to reject a “revised pay offer" ‎from Scotrail and to go ahead with strike action alongside Caledonian Sleeper members throughout COP26 in a fight for pay justice for Scotland's rail workers. Representatives...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for eight months making it Britain's longest running industrial...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for Nicola Sturgeon ScotRail intervention
Rail Union RMT has today written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP to call on her to urgently intervene in RMT ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper members’ ongoing fights for pay justice and fairness. With the prospect of industrial action...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
ScotRail COP26 strike action goes ahead
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "There was a golden opportunity for Scotrail to make serious progress in talks today but instead they offered nothing of any consequence and as a result our action throughout COP26 goes ahead as planned....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
RMT calls on London Mayor
Responding to the The London Mayors appointment as chair of C40 the network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said “Harmful emissions from car congested cities are accelerating climate change and pollution,...
Region: National
Tagged with: C40 Cities, Climate Change, Green Jobs, Bus, Rail, COP26
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle today as Scottish rail workers step up fight for pay justice during COP26
General Secretary Mick Lynch said "Our members are standing firm across Scotland again in this on-‎going fight for workplace justice. It comes at the end of a week when our members voted by a massive majority to strike throughout COP26...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Strike
As Southeastern fails RMT calls for end to privatisation
Ahead of the weekend 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...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Go-Ahead, Govia, Rail Privatisation
RMT confirms strike action on ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper
Rail union RMT today confirmed strike action on both Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper during COP26 in fights for pay justice for Scotland's rail workers - staff at the sharp end of providing green transport alternatives. Scotrail staff will take the following...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Abellio, SNP, Pay Justice,
RMT on rail track electrification progress
RAIL UNION RMT today issued a scathing assessment of the Government’s record on delivering a low carbon railway as statistics released today show the UK lagging far behind our European neighbours. The UK now has just 37.9% of route kilometres electrified,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Electrification, Network Rail, COP26, Tory Government
Massive yes vote in ScotRail pay dispute
SCOTLAND'S MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted overwhelmingly to strike in an industrial action ballot on Scotrail sparked by the on-going pay dispute. The ballot ‎recorded a yes vote for strike action of 84%. The union said...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT responds to rail industry job cuts plans announced today
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This proposed job loss scheme across the rail industry has not been agreed with the RMT and we would call for it to be withdrawn ‎before serious damage is done to industrial relations at...
Region: National
Tagged with: RIRG, Rail Industry Recovery Group, Job Loss, Voluntary Severance Scheme
Electricity price hike threatens rail freight
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a 200% increase from Network Rail on electricity charges to rail freight operators risks wrecking the industry while jacking up the use of diesel on both rail and road – making a nonsense of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Freight, Electricity Charges, Electricity Costs, Diesel,
Urgent questions for Govt over Southeastern
Britain’s biggest specialist transport union has written to the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps calling for urgent answers to questions raised by the DfT’s contracts with Southeastern railways and other train companies after the Department was forced to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Govia, Go-Ahead, Rail Franchise, OLR, Nationalisation,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for well over seven months General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands an immediate halt to rail service cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called upon the UK and Scottish Governments to immediately intervene to put a halt on planned cuts to rail services and jobs in the rail industry as new statistics show a massive increase in rail passengers...
Region: National
Tagged with: South Western Railway, ScotRail, Network Rail, Rail Cuts,
RMT on UK rail hub location
RAIL UNION RMT said today that ‎the location of strategic rail hubs shouldn't be subjected to some sort of lottery after Grant Shapps tweeted that the base for Great British Railways will be decided in a competition. The union has...
Region: National
Tagged with: UK Rail Hub, Grant Shapps, Great British Railways
RMT calls on the First Minister to intervene in ScotRail dispute
On the eve of crucial ScotRail pay talks tomorrow, designed to prevent a long-standing pay dispute disrupting COP26 in Glasgow, rail union RMT has called on the First Minister to intervene to shelve ticket office closure plans and pay rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
Campaign coalition calls on the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to block the proposed ScotRail service cuts
As the public consultation over Abellio ScotRail’s proposed timetable closes today, Friday 1st October, a coalition of unions and passenger, environmental, pensioner and campaign organisations have written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call on her to intervene and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Cuts
RMT calls for new ScotRail timetable plans to be scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling for proposals to reduce ScotRail services by around 300 a day, or around 100,000 a year, to be scrapped, as a survey of RMT ScotRail members revealed that an overwhelming majority of these frontline rail workers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Cuts, SNP, COP26
RMT announces strike ballot on Scotrail over pay dispute
The union said that the schedule for the ballot would enable action to take place during COP26 if, as expected, members vote yes. Over two thousand RMT members across all grades are involved. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Today's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today after ticket examiners joined with conductors again this week to vote overwhelmingly to continue a battle which has now been going on for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
East Midlands Railways staff united again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that East Midlands Railways staff are standing united and determined again today in their on-going fights for workplace justice and safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “The determination of our members in the fight for...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
ScotRail Ticket Examiners to take further action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be adding further strikes after a massive 90% vote to continue their action in a reballot. Following yesterday's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail Ticket Examiners vote by 90% to continue pay action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality have voted by a massive 90% to continue their action in a reballot. Under the recent additions to the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT slams “out of touch” Shapps
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP of gross insensitivity and insulting thousands of rail workers who are facing a cost-of-living crisis and job insecurity as the Conservative Government continues with their policy of a sector...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rail Cuts
Six months to save Scotland's Railways
RAIL UNIONS and their supporters will be holding a "Six months to save Scotland's railways" protest this lunchtime. RMT, jointly with Aslef, TSSA and Unite is holding the demonstration, outside the First Minister’s official residence, Bute House, Edinburgh, commencing at...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Cuts
Scotland falls at first hurdle over ScotRail cuts
As the SNP Scottish Government prepares to debate its plans for a ‘Net Zero Nation’ rail union RMT says that its recently announced power sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens will have fallen at the first hurdle if it allows...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Service Cuts
RMT demands “discredited” SWR cuts scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded answers from the Government, Network Rail and South Western Railway (SWR) after the research commissioned by SWR that shaped proposals to cut hundreds of services from South Western Railway’s timetable from December 2022 was cast into...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Cuts, Network Rail
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute as unions prepare to take fight to Bute House this week. RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
Action solidly supported again today on East Midlands Railways
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "I want to pay tribute to our members who are standing firm again today on East Midlands Railways in the two on-going disputes as the company gambles on passenger safety instead of getting round...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
RMT Swietelsky ballot opens today
RAIL UNION RMT‎ is launching an industrial action ballot at Network Rail track renewal subcontractor Swietelsky following a derisory pay and conditions offer that amounts to a de facto pay cut for a key group of essential rail staff. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Swietelsky, Network Rail, Pay Justice
RMT Edinburgh Rail Gourmet members solid
RAIL UNION RMT said that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley are soildly supporting a new phase of strike action today in an on-going fight for respect and justice in the workplace as the company escalate their abuse and bullying...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Catering, Workplace Justice
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 warns of sustained national industrial action
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch today warned of sustained industrial action across regional and national transport network as news of a half billion pay out to shareholders of rail and bus giant FirstGroup emerges. FirstGroup is the parent company of...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, SWR, South Western Railway, Covid-19, Industrial Action
RMT in talks over Scotrail pay dispute tomorrow
Scotland's main rail union RMT has confirmed that it will be attending pay talks with Scotrail tomorrow as the campaign continues and with the union warning again that it will have no hesitation in taking action during COP26 to secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
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 launches campaign against SWR cuts
RAIL Union RMT will launch a 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 Network...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Network Rail, Cuts
RMT demands meeting with MSPs
RMT has today written to the 5 SNP Glasgow MSPs who waded into the Scotrail dispute, slamming their letter as ‘inaccurate’, ‘inflammatory’ and ‘insulting’, and calls on them to meet the union and help resolve the dispute. The union has also...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Strike, COP26
COVID conspiracy posters on rail and Tube
RAIL,TUBE AND BUS UNION RMT today called for the strongest possible action against anti-vaxers and COVID conspiracy theorists found lacing their posters with razor blades ‎in order to injure anyone trying to remove them. The anti-vaxers are known to be...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail, Tube, Bus, Covid-19, Anti-vax, Posters, TfL, Transport for London
ScotRail staff rock solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged for over six months fight for pay justice and equality are standing rock solid again today in a week when the company chose to up their attacks on staff...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT hits back at bare-faced cheek of SNP
RAIL UNION RMT today hit back at the bare-faced cheek of the political elite in Scotland after the SNP issued a statement demanding that the union call off disputes that the SNP themselves have not lifted a finger to resolve...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice, Rail Union
Action solidly supported again today on East Midlands Railways
RAIL UNION RMT said that action by Senior Conductors and Train Managers on East Midlands Railways in two separate disputes remains solidly supported today as the union begins compiling a dossier of potentially lethal safety breaches as the company drafts...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
Merseyside politicians unite to slam Merseyrail’s treatment of heroic cleaners
The open letter, signed by 7 Labour MPs, Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson and 49 Labour, Green, Liberal Democrat and Conservative councillors from across Merseyside, condemns Merseyrail for ‘presiding over the appalling mistreatment of this heroic workforce’ after cleaners employed by Stadler were...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Cleaners
RMT Edinburgh Rail Gourmet staff to take further strike action in fight for workplace justice
As a result of the continued failure of the company to agree to meet with the union and negotiate a fair and just settlement members have been instructed not to book on for shifts as follows; • 06.00 hours on Friday...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Strike, Edinburgh
East Midlands Railways members united and determined
RAIL UNION‎ RMT said that it's senior conductor and train manager members remain united and determined in separate East Midlands Railways disputes this morning. Senior conductors have been engaged in a four month fight for pay and contract justice while...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Senior Conductor, Train Manager, Strike
Scotrail workers standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality are standing firm again today in a week when conductors voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
New ScotRail conductor strike dates
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be taking further industrial action after they voted by a massive 80% to continue their campaign in a reballot....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT campaign to stop wholesale post-COVID rail cuts
RAIL UNION RMT said today that is stepping up the campaign against a cynical and opportunist wave of post-COVID cuts to jobs and services on Britain's railways – warning that savage proposals being drawn up by both Scotrail and South...
Region: National
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, ScotRail, Abellio, Cuts, Covid-19,
ScotRail Conductors vote by over 80% to continue action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality have voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in a reballot. Under the recent additions to the anti...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT on SWR plans to slash services
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT today wrote to Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris demanding he intervene to stop plans by train operator South Western Railway to make swingeing cuts to trains and services which could see the wholesale axing of jobs and...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Services, Cuts,
Rail Gourmet strike solid again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley are soildly supporting a new phase of strike action this weekend in an on-going fight for respect and justice in the workplace as the company escalate their abuse and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Caterers, Workplace Justice
RMT Scotrail strikes holding firm again today as savage cuts to services are lined up
General Secretary Mick Lynch said;   "Whilst RMT members are holding firm again today in their long-running fight for pay justice and equality the company and their political masters are lining up a fresh wave of cuts that would decimate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
East Midlands Railway dispute remains strong
RMT members rock solid in East Midlands Railways disputes as company admit strike breakers have only one days training and aren't "safety competent"    RAIL UNION‎ RMT said that it's senior conductor and train manager members remain rock solid in separate...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Conductors, Train Managers, Safety, Pay Justice,
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking again this Sunday and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands Railway has...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Train Managers, Strike, Safety,
Rail Gourmet staff to take further action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley will be going ahead with a new phase of strike action from this weekend in an on-going fight for respect and justice in the workplace as the company...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Strike, Caterers, Workplace Justice
RMT calls for halt to planned cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has called for a reversal of planned cuts across Network Rail, TFL and the train operating companies after the rail minister said today that the Government are expecting passenger numbers to return to pre-COVID levels as the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Job Cuts, Network Rail, Transport for London, TfL, TOC's, Tory Government,
RMT Scotrail members fighting on for justice
RMT Scotrail members are standing solid and united again today in their fight for workplace justice and equality as the company seek to punish their workforce for having the guts to stand up and be counted with a pay freeze....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice,
RMT to ballot cleaners on Stadler
RAIL Union RMT today began balloting cleaners employed by outsourcing company Stadler on Merseyrail services for strike action, following attempts to trample over member’s pay, terms and conditions. Cleaners on Merseyrail are being threatened with the sack unless they sign...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Stadler, Cleaners, Fire and Rehire, Steve Rotheram,
RMT demands action from safety regulator
RAIL UNION RMT has written to the head of the safety regulatory body demanding they intervene ‎to stop East Midlands Railways using ill-trained and under-prepared bus coordinators as "contingency guards" on London services on Sunday when Train Managers strike again...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, EMR, Conductors, Contingency Guards, Strike, Train Managers,
Merseyrail Mitie cleaners strike again
RMT Mitie station and accommodation cleaners on the Merseyrail Contract will be striking and demonstrating again tomorrow - Friday 13th August - in their ongoing campaign in support of pay and workplace justice. ‎ The demonstration, involving the cleaners and their supporters,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, Merseyrail, Cleaners, Strike, Protest, Pay Justice
RMT to fight rail industry job cuts
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that kicks off for some Network Rail managerial grades today with others set to follow. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Job Cuts, Rail Industry, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Covid-19, Train Operating Companies
Scotrail members in Britain's longest running dispute
RMT Scotrail members are standing firm and battling on again today for pay justice and equality in what their union believes is now Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For six months now our members...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
Train Managers strike on East Midlands Railway rock solid
RAIL UNION RMT said that strike action by Train Managers on East Midlands Railway is rock solid today kicking off a programme of action throughout August and September in an escalation of the ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Class 360, Train Managers, Senior Conductors, Strike
RMT announces new dates in East Midlands Railway dispute
RAIL UNION RMT has announced new East Midlands Railway strike dates as action continues on Sunday in the senior conductors’ dispute. Senior conductors have voted by a huge 74% in favour of taking further strike action in the long-running dispute over...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT to fight jobs cull across the rail industry
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that is expected to kick off next week. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign of opposition to proposals that it says...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Rail Workers
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking on Sundays from this weekend and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Train Managers, Safety, Strike,
RMT slams government hypocrisy over rail Covid Heroes
RAIL UNION RMT has slammed the rank hypocrisy of Boris Johnson and his government after they lauded Avanti West Coast staff as Covid Heroes at a Downing Street reception yesterday whilst at the same time driving a pay-freeze for those...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Workers, Covid-19, Pay Freeze
RMT Edinburgh Rail Gourmet staff to strike
RAIL UNION RMT has announced new strike dates for Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley after previous actions saw rock solid support in the fight for respect and justice in the workplace. Rail Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverley have been...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Workplace Justice, Caterers,
ScotRail strike solid once more
As RMT ScotRail members stand firm in their long running dispute for pay justice again today their union has exposed the bleak future of Scotland’s railway according to a new report circulated by Abellio ScotRail.   RMT can reveal that...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
East Midlands Railway Conductors strike solid once more
RAIL UNION RMT said today that Senior Conductor members on East Midlands Railway are standing rock solid again this morning in what is their twelth consecutive weekend of action in a fight for workplace justice over pay, conditions and contract...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Conductors, Pay Justice, Strike,
Pandemic profiteering has to stop
RAIL UNION RMT has called on the government to stop FirstGroup paying out a planned £500 million to shareholders this year, a sum it increased recently in part as a consequence of its franchise termination agreement with the government for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Pandemic Profiteering, National Rail Contracts, Tory Government, Rail Privatisation
£9.3m in fees handed to Scottish private rail operators
RAIL UNION RMT today condemned the Scottish Government’s continued refusal to fund a pay award for ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper workers, as the union published research which found that the fees, totalling over £9.3m, paid to operators Abellio and Serco...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Scottish Government, SNP
ScotRail Gateline Staff to take industrial action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that ScotRail Gateline Staff are to take industrial action over pay justice for rest day working. They join with other Abellio ScotRail workers, including Conductors, Ticket Examiners and Cleaners, who are involved in separate long-running...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Gateline Staff, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking on Sundays in August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands Railway has imposed new...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, EMR, Train Managers, Strike, Safety,
Scotrail members fight on for pay justice
RMT Scotrail members are standing strong and fighting on again today for pay justice and equality in one of Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For nearly four months now our members have stood strong...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands urgent investigation into Troon Station fire
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an urgent investigation from the rail health and safety regulator into the risks posed by unstaffed stations following revelations that Troon station was completely unstaffed at the time of a devastating fire at the weekend....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Troon Station, Fire, Unstaffed, Chief Inspector of Railways, Ian Prosser,
Merseyrail cleaners strike and protest tomorrow in fight for pay justice
The demonstration, involving the cleaners and their supporters, will be outside Mitie and Merseyrail’s Liverpool Headquarters at Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF at 8am on Friday 23rd July. The cleaners voted by a massive majority for action...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Mitie, Cleaners, Pay Justice
Merseyrail cleaners strike for pay justice
RMT Mitie station and accommodation cleaners on the Merseyrail Contract are taking strike action and demonstrating in support of pay justice this Friday - 23rd July. ‎ The demonstration, involving the cleaners and their supporters, will be outside Mitie and Merseyrail’s...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Mitie, Cleaners, Pay Justice
MPs and Peers backs ending the privatisation of cleaning
As lockdown restrictions ease, a cross-party coalition of more than 80 MPs and Peers has said that there is ‘a strong safety and efficiency case’ for ending the privatisation of cleaning on the National Rail network and London Underground bringing these...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cleaners are Essential, Rail, Tube, Cleaning, Outsourcing, Privatisation,
Strike action by Scotrail staff solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ action by Scotrail staff in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is being solidly supported again today‎ ‎across the network as the union accused Abellio and Transport...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice,
Edinburgh Rail Gourmet strike rock solid
RAIL UNION RMT said today that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley are solidly supporting the latest round of strike action this weekend in a fight to end a culture of workplace bullying and harassment. RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Bullying, Workplace Justice
RMT responds to Rail Delivery Group
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "The Government's botched handling of their so called "freedom day" on Monday will see hundreds of thousands of passengers unleashed on rail, tube and buses without masks or other basic COVID measures. " It's inevitable that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, App, Self Isolation, Rail Delivery group
Justice for Cleaners Demonstration
RMT has called a demonstration outside Parliament as part of the union’s campaign to end the privatisation of cleaning. The demonstration – Cleaners are Essential; Justice for Cleaners – will take place on 20 July at 12pm opposite Old Palace Yard,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Justice for Cleaners, Outsourcing, Rail,
RMT responds to rail regulator report
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road’s annual report into Network Rail’s performance and safety. The report, which details Network Rail’s record over the last 12 months praises the rail industry for its response...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Covid-19, Rail Regulator, Office of Rail and Road, Health and Safety
Edinburgh Rail Gourmet staff strike to go ahead tomorrow
The action follows a recent 100% vote by members in support of strike action. Rail Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverley are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between: • 06.00 hours on Wednesday 14th July 2021 until 05.59 hours on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Strike, Edinburgh Waverley, Bullying, Harassment
ScotRail staff standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail conductors and ticket examiners are standing firm again today in a long running battle for pay justice and equality as gate line staff vote for action this week and cleaners prepare to join the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Gateline, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
Public Accounts Committee report slams government rail policy
Britain’s specialist transport union RMT said today that the need for a government rethink on rail is now urgent after a powerful Parliamentary committee warned that the government has neither the necessary urgency nor appreciates the scale of the challenge...
Region: National
Tagged with: Public Accounts Committee, Rail Network, Great British Railways, Rail Privatisation
ScotRail action rock solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that action by conductors and ticket examiners in a long running battle for pay justice and equality remains rock solid again today as the company’s cleaners prepare to join the fight on the 13th July. ScotRail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Cleaners, Pay Justice
Edinburgh Rail Gourmet staff to strike after 100% vote for action
The action will take place as follows. Rail Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverley are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between: • 06.00 hours on Wednesday 14th July 2021 until 05.59 hours on Thursday 15th July 2021 • 06.00 hours on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Catering,
ScotRail Sunday action continues
As strike action by Scotrail conductors and ticket examiners is solidly supported again today, rail union ‎RMT is demanding an urgent summit with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after a meeting with the Transport Minister earlier this week failed to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT calls on UK to learn lessons of Welsh Government
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today welcomed the news that the Welsh Government will be suspending all future road building plans and will instead be prioritising public transport and active travel to meet their statutory target of net zero emissions by 2050. This...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus, Rail, Road, COP26, Westminster, Tory Government
RMT London Overground Protest to take place on Monday 28 June
The socially distanced protest will take place on Monday 28th June between 15:30 – 18:00 outside the Arriva Rail London head office, Overground House, 125 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 6HY. The issues are: • Arriva Rail London and Carlisle Support Services'...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Overground, Arriva Rail London, Overground House, Travel Safe Officers, Cleaners,
RMT condemns the Scottish Government’s veil of secrecy
RAIL UNION RMT is today demanding that the Scottish Government come clean over how much has been paid so far in performance and management fees to fund profits for the private rail operators of the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Scottish Government, SNP
Scotrail staff in fight for equality solidly supported
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ strike action by Scotrail staff in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is being solidly supported again today‎ after a week in which Abellio sunk to a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT guards to bring negotiating table to East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that in addition to strike action going ahead this Sunday it will be setting up a negotiating table outside East Midlands Railway offices in Nottingham in bid to get the company to sit down to...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Guards, Train Managers, Strike,
RMT welcomes cross-party ScotRail support
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed support from cross-party MSPs for a motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament calling for Pay Justice and Equality for ScotRail workers and for the Scottish Government to take action to resolve the longstanding dispute. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT launches bust the transport workers pay freeze campaign
SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT has launched a campaign today to bust through a Government-led pay freeze that is being imposed on transport staff – the same workers who have kept Britain moving throughout the COVID pandemic at well-documented personal risk....
Region: National
Tagged with: Pay freeze, Transport workers, rail, rail profits
Scotrail football stunt own-goal
A despicable and desperate attempt by Dutch-owned Abellio to try and turn Scottish football fans against hard working Scotrail staff fighting for pay justice, equality and fairness from their greedy private sector employers has backfired spectacularly. Late last night Abellio...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for urgent progress on new Merseyrail fleet
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent progress to be made over the introduction of the new fleet of Merseyrail trains warning that the expensive new units are being left to rust in the sidings at serious cost to the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Guards, Fleet, Merseytravel, Metro Mayor
RMT agrees to participate in Rail Industry Recovery Group processes
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will continue to participate in the processes set out in a statement by the joint-industry Rail Industry Recovery Group – the group convened in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. RMT's executive has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Industry Recovery Group, RIRG, Covid-19
RMT announces further strike dates on East Midlands Railway
The dispute is over the company issuing inferior contracts to some train guards. EMR Senior Conductor members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between: • 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Sunday 27th June 2021 • 0001 Hours and...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Train Guards, Contracts
RMT members standing firm again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing firm in strike action again today as the union called on the First Minister to end her silence and put pressure on Transport Scotland to demand that Abellio and Transport Scotland negotiate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT says action going ahead in four separate disputes‎ on Scotland's railways
• This Sunday 13 June Abellio ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners will again take strike action in two separate disputes in their long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day working. • RMT members on the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Abellio, ScotRail, Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike, Pay Justice
Action solid on Scotrail again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that the latest phase of action by conductors and ticket examiners on Scotrail is being solidly supported across Scotland again today in the long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
Next phase of strike action goes ahead on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the next phase of action by conductors and ticket examiners on Scotrail goes ahead as planned on Sunday in the long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day working....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT repeats call for urgent ScotRail summit
With RMT ScotRail Ticket Examiner and Conductor grades members standing firm again today in two separate disputes over pay, fairness, and equality the union has repeated the call for the Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP to hold an urgent...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT warns East Midlands Railway
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said "East Midlands Railway are once again demonstrating safety for its passengers and staff are of little concern as it repeats the mistakes this Bank Holiday weekend of the St Pancras overcrowding and lack of...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, St Pancras, Covid-19
RMT demands urgent summit with the Scottish Transport Secretary
In advance of further industrial action by RMT ScotRail Ticket Examiner and Conductor grades members in two separate disputes over pay fairness and equality, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch has written to the Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
Massive vote for action over pay
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a ballot of members on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper returned a massive 85% vote in favour of strike action over pay. The ballot took place after the company attempted to impose a pay freeze on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Pay, Strike, Rail,
ScotRail strike action in fight for pay equality goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that the next phase of strike action on ScotRail in disputes over pay justice for all grades goes ahead on Sunday as the union also announced the following dates for additional action for ticket examiners;...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
RMT slams Grant Shapps “insulting and ill-informed” comments
RAIL UNION RMT slammed the Secretary of State Grant Shapps today after he used an appearance at the Transport Select Committee to put his full backing behind the pandemic profiteers while dismissing concerns about the plight of rail staff with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Rail Workers, Transport Select Committee, Rail Union, RMT
RMT calls on First Minister to end her silence on ScotRail dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing firm in strike action again today as the union called on the First Minister to end her silence and put pressue on Transport Scotland to demand that Abellio negotite a settlement to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
ScotRail traincare workers to strike on Monday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that ScotRail traincare workers will be striking on Monday over the company’s blatant & deliberate abuse of their dignity & respect policy. The action comes about after more than 80% of union members voted in favour...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Traincare Workers, Dignity and Respect,
Privateers make £88 million in 6 months
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that private train operating companies are looking at a future of easy guaranteed profits at taxpayers’ expense while staff face pay and job cuts, after the union published research showing that rail privateers made £88...
Region: National
Tagged with: Great British Railways, Covid-19, DfT, Department for Transport, EMA
RMT calls on Scottish political leadership to end vow of silence
RAIL UNION RMT today called upon the Scottish political leadership and their operators at Transport Scotland to end their vow of silence over the long-running disputes involving conductors and ticket examiners in a fight for equality and justice across grades...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductor, Ticket Examiner, Pay Justice
Britain's main rail union RMT responds to Williams Report
“This is a missed opportunity by the Government to make a clean break from the failures of the past that have left Britain's railways in the slow lane. “The Government talk about ending a generation of fragmentation but then leave...
Region: National
Tagged with: Williams Report, Rail Privatisation, Tory Government,
RMT warns of national fight against ‎cuts at Network Rail
RAIL UNION RMT warned today of a national industrial fight across the railway network if the Williams Review - widely expected to be published this week - sets it's sights on the workforce while handing the private train companies ‎gold-plated management contracts...
Region: National
Tagged with: Williams Review, Grant Shapps, Network Rail, Rail Privatisation,
ScotRail strike action remains solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said today's conductors and examiners strike action remains solid again this morning as Abellio stand accused of treating loyal front line staff with complete contempt rather than meeting with the union to settle the long running disputes...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
ScotRail scab managers given packed lunches
RAIL UNION RMT today accused Abellio ScotRail of trying to turn safety-critical operations on their trains into a holiday camp for scab managers as it revealed that those hired in to break the ongoing action are being treated to high-end...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT to ballot for action in fight for pay justice
RAIL UNION RMT has declared a dispute with Balfour Beatty and is preparing to ballot members for industrial action over its refusal to offer a fair pay award for members working on the Central Rail Systems Alliance (CRSA). The CRSA...
Region: National
Tagged with: Balfour Beatty, Central Rail Systems Alliance, CRSA, Pay Justice,
RMT accuses the Government of deceiving the British public
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has accused the Government of deceiving the British public and transport workers with a Queen’s Speech that made no mention of their planned cuts agenda across rail and bus sectors. Network Rail are currently planning cuts that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Tory Government, Cuts Agenda, Rail, Bus
RMT launches petition demanding pay justice and equality for ScotRail workers
Sign the RMT petition HERE The Company has extended an enhanced payment rest day working agreement for one grade of workers, drivers, until October 2021, but has refused to negotiate an equivalent payment for other grades. RMT ScotRail Conductor and Ticket...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT ScotRail strike action solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said today's conductors and examiners strike action remains rock solid again this morning as Abellio stand accused of playing fast and loose with safety on their trains rather than meeting with the union to settle the long...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT accuses Abellio of playing fast and loose with safety
RAIL UNION RMT today accused ‎Abellio of playing fast and loose with safety on their trains as conductors and examiners prepare for the next day of strike action on Sunday in a long running fight for equality and justice over...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Abellio, ScotRail, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT conductors to strike on East Midlands Railway over safety
East Midlands Railway have imposed different contracts that include a reduction of £5,500 in the first year of employment and are also rostering additional hours expected to be worked that are explicitly against the terms and conditions. The National Executive...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Safety
Ticket examiners join Conductors in ScotRail pay justice fight
RAIL UNION RMT said today that strike action involving ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners in two separate disputes over the same issue of equality between grades in payments for rest day working is being solidly supported right across the franchise....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Pay Justice, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors
Ticket examiners join ScotRail conductors in strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action involving ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners in two separate disputes over the same issue of equality between grades in payments for rest day working goes ahead on Sunday as planned. The union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners,
Government policy on green freight transport not fit for purpose
Following the publication of the new Government figures to boost freight support transport union RMT today said the Government policy to increase green freight transport in advance of COP26 was not fit for purpose. Official Government statistics show that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Freight, Green Freight, COP26, DfT, Tory Government
Merseyrail accused of ‘pandemic profiteering’ as shareholders get £3 million dividend
Merseyrail bosses paid the shareholders of Serco and Dutch state subsidiary Abellio a £3 million dividend in March 2020 while the heroic staff who kept services running are expected to endure a 2 year pay freeze and cleaners who have kept their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail
Fifth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ a fifth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is holding firm again today as Abellio bosses block talks and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Workplace Justice, Ticket Examiners,
RMT launches 'No Cuts at Network Rail' campaign
RMT today launched the next phase of the campaign to stop Network Rail plans that would result in thousands of job losses by this September and a wholescale dilution of safety standards, including a halving the frequency of safety critical...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Railway, Maintenance, Pay Freeze, Jobs, Safety
Fourth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ a fourth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is rock solid again today as cynical Abellio bosses line their...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
RMT analysis reveals it's one rule for the bosses another for the frontline workers at Abellio Scotrail
The Company’s latest accounts, published this week, show that in the year to 31 March 2020, the company posted a loss of £56m, but the highest paid director received total remuneration of £216,000, an eyewatering increase of over 35% from the previous year....
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay, Strike Action
RMT calls on National Rail Enquiries and Train Operating Companies to ensure accessibility for their website
RAIL UNION RMT issued a reminded to the rail industry today of their legal requirement to ensure their websites are accessible for all following their decisions to colour their websites grey during the period of national mourning for Price Philip....
Region: National
Tagged with: Disability Rail Websites
Third day of strike action by ScotRail conductors
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ a third day of strike action by ScotRail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is being solidly supported again today‎. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
Third day of RMT ScotRail action
RAIL UNION RMT ‎said today that a third day of strike action in a fight for pay justice for ScotRail conductors goes ahead on Sunday as the company continues to refuse point blank to engage in talks aimed at addressing...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
ScotRail ticket examiners vote yes for action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that ticket examiners on Abellio ScotRail have voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute around equality and justice ‎over enhanced payments for rest day working. The vote means that the ticket examiners now join their...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, conductors, Workplace Justice,
RMT backs Eurostar support calls
With the Government set to publish its plans for the return of international travel today (Monday) Eurostar union RMT has backed growing calls this morning from across for the industry for the Government to put in place a specific support...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Save Eurostar, Rail Jobs
Scotrail conductors standing firm and united
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail conductors are standing firm and united on a second day of strike action in a fight for workplace equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Rest Day Working
Second phase of RMT ScotRail action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a second phase of planned industrial action by ScotRail conductors will go ahead from this Sunday in a fight for equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. Union members have had...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Overtime, Rest Day Working
RMT says Scotrail strike action one hundred per cent rock solid
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a first phase of industrial action by ScotRail conductors is rock solid this morning in a fight for equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
RMT on reports today of crisis talks over future of Eurostar
"It is essential that the government steps up and plays its part in creating a bridge to saving the Eurostar service. "They need to work with their French and Belgian counterparts, along with the financiers, to save this essential link...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Save Eurostar, Rail,
Shocking rise in hate crimes toward disabled people on the rail network
The shocking rising level of hate crime toward disabled people travelling on Britain’s railways is a wake-up call to the industry to stop the cost-cutting that has emptied staff from trains and stations said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash today....
Region: National
Tagged with: Disabled Passengers, Hate Crime, Railway, Department for Transport, Access For All, DPAC, DfT
RMT ScotRail action goes ahead from Sunday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that planned industrial action by ScotRail conductors will go ahead from this Sunday in a fight for equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. The union is appalled that the company are...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Guards, Pay Justice
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 set for nationwide rail dispute
RMT today declared it was moving to a “national dispute” footing with Network Rail after it revealed the Government controlled company is planning for thousands of job losses by this September and a wholescale dilution of safety standards, including a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Covid-19, Maintenance, Rail Strike, Grant Shapps, DfT,
RMT welcomes Scottish Government’s ScotRail announcement
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that ScotRail services will be run in the public sector, via the Operator of Last Resort, from March 2022 when the current Abellio franchise expires. We have...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, SNP, Scottish Government, Abellio, Operator of Last Resort, Scotland, Rail
RMT on Government cuts agenda
Responding to Network Rail’s final report on how the resilience of the UK’s rail network can be improved, in light of the Stonehaven tragedy last year RMT has warned that the Government cuts agenda will damage efforts to make the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Network Rail, Tory Government, Rail Enhancements
RMT calls on the Scottish Government to stop the excuses
Ahead of a statement in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday at which the Scottish Government is expected to set out its plans for the ScotRail franchise when the Abellio contract ends in March 2022, Rail Union RMT is reiterating its calls...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, SNP, Scottish Government, Covid-19
RMT response to Merseyrail Kirby derailment this evening
"RMT is aware of this incident and we will ensure that we are fully engaged in the investigation currently underway by the relevant bodies.  "It is essential that the full facts are established and in the meantime the union will...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Kirby, Derailment
RMT set to declare dispute with Rail Gourmet
RAIL UNION RMT has today condemned catering firm Rail Gourmet for pursuing members at their Edinburgh depot who have tested positive for Covid-19 to attend disciplinary hearings for raising related health and safety concerns while they are in isolation and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Gourmet, Great Western Railway, Edinburgh, Justice for Caterers
RMT renews demands for all rail services to be renationalised
RAIL UNION RMT today renewed its demands for all rail services to be taken into public ownership after the public owned Operator of Last Resort (OLR) was given a 5 year extension to its running of Northern. On the same day...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Trains, Northern, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, Rail Fares, Covid-19, DfT, Rail Nationalisation
RMT on COVID-related assaults at Lewisham station
RAIL UNION RMT is demanding urgent action in defence of staff safety at Lewisham railway station in the wake of a surge of COVID-related assaults on staff. The demands have been issued following a meeting with station operator Southeastern yesterday....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Southeastern, Lewisham Railway Station, Assualts, Lone Working
RMT on Government's Williams Review
The government’s long delayed rail review, set to be highlighted by Keith Williams today, is all about saving rail privatisation rather than saving the railways RMT has warned. Media reports have indicated that Williams has submitted proposals to the Treasury...
Region: National
Tagged with: William Review, Rail Privatisation, Tory Government, Grant Shapps, Keith Williams
RMT says no more excuses – bring Scotrail into public ownership
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “There is no excuse at all for the SNP to drag their heels over bringing Scotland's railways into public ownership. Wasting time and money on consultations is just a smokescreen for their inaction. “Rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, ScotRail, SNP, Nationalisation
RMT demands that Government crack on with rail nationalisation
RAIL UNION ‎RMT today demanded that the Government take immediate action to return Britain's failing rail franchises to public ownership as it emerged that preparations have been ramped up in the past week to pave the way for the Operator...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Nationalisation, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, SWR, South Western Railway, C2C, Cross Country, GWR, Great Western Railway
RMT demands suspension of on-train ticketing duties
RAIL UNION RMT is today demanding that the Government immediately suspends on-train revenue protection and ticket inspection across all Train Operating Companies, after a survey of RMT on-board staff indicates that 7 out of 17 Train Operating Companies (TOCs) operating through national...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Train Operating Companies, TOCs, On-Train Ticketing, Rail
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Environmental Audit Committee, Growing Back Better, Public Transport, Bus, Rail, Taxi, Shipping, Ferry,
RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers
With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport workers, Covid vaccine, Rail, Bus, Taxi, Shipping, Transport,
Scottish Government set to reward ScotRail failure
RAIL UNION RMT today expressed its concern that the Scottish Government’s proposed revised ‘Franchising Policy Statement’ is laying the groundwork to give Dutch state-owned Abellio a direct award when the franchise ends next year, despite its well documented poor performance,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Scottish Government, SNP, Scotland, Railway
RMT welcomes Welsh Government rail decision
Commenting on the announcement that the Welsh government is taking the Wales and Borders rail franchise into public ownership, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is a welcome and timely development and RMT will continue to make sure that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, TfW, Welsh Government, Welsh Railway
RMT demands clarity over South African variant on TFL and Merseyrail
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, demanding action after the union revealed that both TfL and Merseyrail are instructing staff in the postcodes impacted by the South African variant of COVID-19...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, South African Variant, Grant Shapps, Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Merseyrail
RMT on rail improvement announcement for the North
Commenting on the announcement that rail improvement works will be carried out in the North of England this summer as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the announcement that rail improvement...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transpennine Route Upgrade, North of England, Transport for the North, TfN, Rail Improvement,
RMT warns of “complacent and callous” approach
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has today warned that a complacent and callous approach to the increased threat from COVID-19 is leading to a surge in deaths and illness of transport workers. The union says feedback it has received reveal the number...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Workers, Transport Workers, Grant Shapps
RMT pays tribute to army of workers
RAIL UNION RMT has paid tribute to the army of workers who have battled to keep services running overnight in appalling conditions and has repeated the call for the Government to ensure that the transport workforce are clearly identified as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Key Workers, Storm Christoph, Rail, Railway
RMT adverse weather warning
As storm Christoph batters the county RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has today written an urgent letter to the Chief Executive of Network Rail, Andrew Haines, expressing concern that the railway does not have sufficient resilience to adverse weather conditions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Storm Christoph, Rail, Railway, Network Rail, Adverse Weather
RMT calls for urgent action to prevent Eurostar collapse
It is reported today that insiders are warning that the operation could run out of cash as early as the spring as passenger numbers have plunged by 95% as as result of the pandemic with worse to come as Britain closes...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Covid-19, Open-Access Rail Operators, Collapse
RMT calls for lifetime bans for bandit capitalists
RAIL UNION RMT today called for lifetime bans for the bandit capitalists at the helm of one of Britain's biggest outsourcing outfits on the third anniversary of the Carillion collapse which cost the taxpayer £150 million and over three thousand...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carillion, Outsourcing, Public Sector, Railway
RMT pledges national fight for COVID-safe working on Britain's railways
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is kicking off a new fight for COVID-safe working practices on Britain's railways after being presented with proposals through the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum that the union says will place lives on the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, RICF, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Railway, Covid-safe working,
RMT calls for Grant Shapps to intervene in Hitachi dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP immediately intervenes to protect rail workers jobs and taxpayer’s money as Hitachi Rail UK Ltd plans to sack 64 rail workers working on the publicly owned London North Eastern Rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hitachi, LNER, Grant Shapps, London North Eastern Rail, Bounds Green, Craigentinny,
RMT members to strike at rail infrastructure firm
RMT members working at Clarke Chapman Facilities Management will be taking strike action and action short of a strike following a ballot after the company refused to table a pay award. Clarke Chapman is infrastructure maintenance and renewals company that...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Clarke Chapman, Ontrack, Rail Infrastructure, Strike, Pay Award,
RMT on confirmation of COVID rail route and capacity cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is vital that we keep services running to transport essential workers whilst maintaining the safest possible practices to protect both staff and passengers in light of the serious threat posed by the virulent new...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Delivery Group, Rail Routes, Network Rail
RMT slams company for failing to take new variant of COVID seriously
RAIL UNION RMT today wrote to management on East Midlands Railway demanding that they stop ignoring the science, start taking the threat to lives posed by the new variant of COVID-19 seriously and take immediate action to review and rewrite...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Covid-19, Safe-Stop, EMR, Abellio
RMT responds to speculation over rail capacity issues
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said; “There is a meeting of the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum on Thursday and I will be expecting a full report on capacity and staffing plans in light of the move back into lockdown. We...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Lockdown, Rail Capacity, Rail Industry
RMT ramps up campaign to protect catering services on SWR
SWR’s decision puts over 130 jobs at risk of redundancy in January 2021, and shows no regard for passengers who now risk losing the catering provision across SWR services. Thousands of passengers have already signed an online petition calling for catering services...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, On-Board Catering, Elior,
RMT calls for travel refunds on open-access services
RAIL UNION RMT is today seeking urgent confirmation that the Government will fund Christmas travel refunds on open-access operators’ Hull Trains and Grand Central services, following the recent change in Covid-19 regulations. The Government has said it will ‘provide cash...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Open-Access Rail, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Travel Refund, Covid-19
RMT Margam call
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for the establishment of a new body to oversee the Rail Accident Investigation Branch's recommendations in the wake of publication of their report into the Margam Rail tragedy in which two union members were killed....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Margam, RAIB, Rail Accident Investigation Branch
RMT on impact on transport of latest Government COVID-19 measures
"The scenes of overcrowding and chaos on rail services last night were a disgrace and must not be repeated. They reflect the shambolic approach of the Government that has been a hallmark of their management of the COVID pande‎mic. Our...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tier 4, Transport, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Tory Government
RMT demands urgent action over botched COVID deep-clean on GWR
GWR has already been hit by surging COVID rates amongst staff that had led to an amended timetable. The deep-clean was supposed to be part of the remedy to on-going issues but reports from the mess rooms by RMT members...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, GWR, Covid-19, Deep-Clean, Safe Stop Request
RMT welcomes MPs support for SWR campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomes support from cross-party MPs who have tabled a parliamentary Early Day Motion calling for the Government to urgently intervene and reverse South Western Railway’s reckless decision to axe its on-board catering provision. SWR’s decision puts...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Elior, On-Board Catering,
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
Coalition call for public ownership of Scotland’s railway
A coalition of organisations and MSPs have today joined together to write to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to call for the Scottish Government to take Scotland’s rail passenger services into public ownership from January 2021, when the Scotrail and Caledonian...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Abellio, SNP, Covid-19, Scotland
RMT on news that Scottish Government to consult on future of rail franchising
“It’s no coincidence that on the same day that a coalition of organisations and MSPs have called for the Scottish Government to take Scotland’s rail passenger services into public ownership, it has announced that it is reviewing its franchising policy....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Abellio, SNP, Covid-19, Scotland
RMT condemns South Western Railway's catering cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned rail operator South Western Railway’s plans to terminate its on-board catering contract with Elior, a plan which puts over 130 jobs at risk of redundancy, and demanded that the DfT intervene and reverse this reckless decision....
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Elior, On-Board Catering,
RMT demands reversal of £1 billion rail budget cuts
RMT’s demand comes after an admission by the Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris that the new budget would be £1 billion less than the £10.4 billion previously pledged for the five year Control Period 6 from 2019 to 2024 following the Chancellor’s Spending Review...
Region: National
Tagged with: Spending Review, Rail Budget Cuts, Tory Government, Rail Network,
RMT welcomes relaunch ‎of open-access rail operators
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the relaunch of Hull Trains and some Grand Central Services today and has called for the same level of support for open access providers that franchise companies have benefited from to provide stability and end...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grand Central, Hull Trains, Open-Access Rail Operators
RMT responds to Government loan to fund Crossrail
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to reports that the Government had loaned Transport for London £850 million to complete the Crossrail project, following negotiations, by calling for London’s Transport and its vital infrastructure projects to be put on a stable...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Grant Shapps
RMT calls for urgent meeting with Sir Peter Hendy
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent talks with Sir Peter Hendy who has been put in charge of Christmas transport arrangements to discuss a range of operational and safety issues which are critical to delivering services safe for passengers...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Christmas, Railway, Passenger Numbers
RMT responds to rail regulator’s report on financial impact of the pandemic
“These figures show that it is absolutely vital that the taxpayer and fare payer gets value for money from the railway. “Unfortunately, privatisation means that the profiteering from the private train and rolling stock alone is costing the industry at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Regulator, Financial Impact, Rail Privatisation
RMT responds to DfT statement on Beeching rail links and forgotten stations
“Supporting new railway lines is always welcome but suggesting this will somehow reverse Beeching cuts is pure spin. “There is no definite decision, funding or timetable to open new lines and instead of a national direction to begin railway reopenings...
Region: National
Tagged with: DfT, Department for Transport, Beeching, Railway Reopening, Better Transport,
RMT pledges co-ordinated campaign to defend pay
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will mount a co-ordinated campaign to defend wages and to protect the low paid as it was reported that the Government is planning to renege on commitments on the living wage. General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Living Wage, Covid-19, Transport, Rail, Industrial Action, TUC
RMT on expected transport surge in Christmas window
"RMT supports the railway in playing its role in ensuring that people can see their loved ones this Christmas and I will be seeking urgent discussions with all the train companies and Government to ensure that this is carefully and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Railway, Transport, Christmas, Covid-19
RMT responds to new report on skills crisis facing the rail industry
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This report shows we are now seeing the consequences of a policy which in recent decades has seen railway engineering such as track and signal construction and train building and train maintenance being fragmented...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Industry, City & Guilds, National Skills Academy for Rail, Train Building, Maintenance, Engineering, Track, Signals, S&T
RMT on Crossrail speculation
Responding to reports that the Capital's Crossrail line could be mothballed without immediate funding transport union RMT today called on the Government to stop using TFL as a political football. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "What's happening between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Covid-19, Funding
Scottish Government paying fee to Dutch state railways
As thousands of RMT ScotRail workers are being balloted for strike action an internal memo sent by rail bosses to their staff has revealed the Scottish Government is blocking pay negotiations. The memo to staff dated 16th November sent by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay Claim, Ballot, Abellio, Scottish Government, SNP,
RMT response to PM's ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Public transport and offshore workers, who are key to a just transition to net zero carbon, need more detail on how they fit into an economy where endless promises of industrial electricity and hydrogen...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Wind, Energy, Rail Freight, Public Transport, Covid-19
RMT demands withdrawal of patronising GWR Hi Vis cleaning vests
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded the withdrawal of Hi Vis vests issued to Great Western Railway cleaners employed by Servest emblazoned with the words "GWR Cleaning Heroes" which the union says are both patronising and hypocritical as they imply that...
Region: National
Tagged with: GWR, Great Western Railway, Hi Vis Vests, PPE, Cleaners
RMT to begin balloting for action in Scotrail pay fight
The union has been trying to secure a pay rise for 2020 for all Scotrail workers while the company have been pleading poverty and claims it is bound by the extension of Emergency Measures Agreements until January 2021. Meanwhile, the company has...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay Claim, Ballot,
RMT Scotrail guards to strike at Glasgow Central
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that Scotrail guards are to strike at Glasgow Central in a series of actions from the end of this month over the abuse of disciplinary procedures Following a ballot RMT's Lead Officer and local Union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, guards, conductors, Glasgow Central,
‎RMT response to RAIB report into tragedy at Margam
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Our first thoughts are with the families and friends of our members who lost their lives and our members who witnessed this tragic incident. "The RAIB report is comprehensive and raises many issues of concern...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Margam, RAIB, Network Rail
RMT research reveals extent of Scottish rail companies Covid profiteering
RAIL UNION RMT has released new research that shows private Train Operating Companies and Rolling Stock Companies in Scotland are set to be handed in the region of £28 million in profit, under the ongoing Emergency Measures Agreements, which is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Abellio, SNP, Scottish government, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco,
RMT demands Government take action to protect jobs
RAIL UNION RMT is calling on the Government to step up and protect jobs and services at Hull Trains and Grand Central after more than 5000 people signed a petition in support of these vital services, which provide important rail links...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Save Open-Access Rail Jobs, Hull Trains, Grand Central, Covid-19
No more excuses for Scottish Government
RAIL UNION RMT says that the announcement by the Welsh Labour government today that it is to take rail passenger services into public ownership means that there should now be no more excuses for the Scottish Government not to take...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, SNP, Scottish government, Caledonian Sleeper, SERCO
Cross Country Franchise extension
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The Government, who are financially supporting the train operators, should have seized the opportunity to cut out the middleman and bring the Cross Country operation into direct public ownership. "RMT will be studying the details...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country, Arriva, Rail Franchise
RMT responds as rail journeys fall to lowest levels since mid-nineteenth century
“While rail passenger numbers have plummeted the use of the private car is returning to pre-covid levels and to stop the coronavirus crisis accelerating the climate crisis we need new action to support public transport “There has been welcome government...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Public Transport, Rail Industry, Open-Access Rail Operators, Rail Union, RMT
MPs support RMT Campaign to Save Open-Access Rail Jobs and Services
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the fact that a motion tabled in the Westminster parliament, calling on the Government to take action to protect all jobs and services in the open-access rail sector, has received widespread support from MPs. Unlike...
Region: National
Tagged with: Open-Access Operators, Hull Trains, Grand Central, Rail Jobs, Covid-19
Minister confirms that the public pay for railway profiteering
RAIL UNION RMT has renewed the call to end the great rail rip-off after it revealed that the government has confirmed that the taxpayer will continue to ‘pick up the tab’ for profiteering on the ownership of trains on Britain’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: ROSCO, Rail Nationalisation, Profiteering, PFI
RMT names and shames Siemens
RAIL UNION RMT today named and shamed the multinational giant Siemens as one of the bad bosses continuing to operate on Britain's railways, as the company continues to deny recognition despite the majority of staff on the Govia Thameslink Railway’s...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Siemens, Siemens Mobility, Govia Thameslink Railway, GTR,
RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators
Unlike the franchised train companies, the open-access operators have received no Government support during the pandemic. Both companies are now in an unsustainable position, and are proposing job cuts. RMT is demanding urgent Government intervention to support the open-access sector...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Open-Access Rail Operators, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Emergency Funding,
RMT responds to MSPs safety concerns
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed Members of the Scottish Parliament raising much needed awareness of safety concerns on Scotland’s railway following reports that Network Rail in Scotland has over 200 infrastructure vacancies whilst at the same time some of the biggest...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Network Rail, Scotland, Babcock Rail, SPL Powerlines, Story Plant, AMCO, Redundancies
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 responds to Government’s extension of Emergency Measures
Responding to an announcement that the Government is extending Emergency Measures Agreements on UK rail franchises with new ERMA’s contracts transport union RMT today called on the Government to cut out the middleman and bring all UK rail franchises into...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Emergency Measures Agreements, ERMA, Rail Franchises, Rail
RMT steps up fight for rail jobs as Grand Central confirms savage cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT has received notification from Grand Central that they are intending to make 51 posts redundant, including half of their catering staff on top of the termination of their Blackpool to London Operation. "Make no mistake,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Grand Central, Covid-19, Catering, Blackpool, Rail,
RMT responds to reports of a 10% cut to autumn timetable services across Britain's railways
"Plans to slash the autumn timetable by ten per cent across the board would be a retrograde and damaging step that flies in the face of the Government plans to get Britain back to work. "RMT is demanding full restoration...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail, timetable, cut
RMT responds to Govt extension of emergency measures on GWR
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "It's vital that the Government continue to finance our railways as the broken privatised system has shown it simply cannot withstand a crisis. With Ministers pushing their back to work drive we need...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, GWR, Emergency Measures, Tory Government, Privatisation,
Rail union RMT responds to planned fare hike
“The fact that this Government appears to be pushing ahead with yet another extortionate fare rise in January shows just how out of touch they are. "This regressive fare increase hits the low paid hardest and will only serve to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Flexible Season Tickets, Ticketing, Rail Fares
New RMT analysis shows on rail fare savings
RMT has called on the Government to slash fares rather than raise them as expected today simply by using £500 million that would otherwise be paid to private rail companies during the Covid-19 crisis. Recent research by RMT found that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Flexible Season Tickets, Ticketing, Rail Fares
RMT report supports introduction of flexible season tickets
RMT today called on the Government to implement a simple National scheme for flexible ticketing on our railways with immediate effect to give passengers more flexibility in their travel options as the railway union has today published a report called...
Region: National
Tagged with: Flexible Season Tickets, Ticketing, Rail Fares
RMT marks anniversary of the breaking of the colour bar at Euston station
On August 15 1966 the colour bar at Euston station was finally defeated when West Indian guard Asquith Xavier was allowed to start work after initially being refused a job. British Railways had announced, after negotiations with local leaders of the National...
Region: National
Tagged with: Asquith Xavier, Colour Bar, Euston Station, National Union of Railwaymen, NUR
RMT tribute to our member Donald Dinnie
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "On behalf of the union I want to send condolences, support and solidarity to Donald Dinnie's family‎, friends and colleagues. It is absolutely clear that he was much loved and highly respected by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT further reaction to Stonehaven derailment and fatalities
"The confirmation that there have been three fatalities in the Stonehaven derailment, including the driver and one of our conductor members, is the most dreadful news and this trade union's thoughts are with the families, colleagues and friends of those...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT response to derailment near Stonehaven
“RMT is aware of the major incident at Stonehaven and our reps are liaising directly at senior level with both ScotRail and Network Rail. “Our priority at this time is to support our members, their colleagues and their families and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT responds to Northern Infrastructure announcement
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Investment to upgrade public transport in the North of England from the government is long overdue and the government should be supporting a national strategy for mass investment in an expanded public transport...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Northern Railway, Northern Infrastructure Pipeline, Rail, North of England
RMT warning over back to work Monday
Transport union RMT has warned that confused and conflicted Government messaging could lead to widespread breaches of public health measures on masks and social distancing as Boris Johnson urges people to "get back to work" today whilst at the same...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, social distancing, rail, tube, bus,
RMT demands that Rail Gourmet and its parent company call off redundancy threat
RAIL ‎UNION RMT today demanded that Rail Gourmet and its parent company SSP call off the redundancy threat to unspecified numbers of catering contract staff under the guise of the COVID-19 pandemic as the union reveals that the company is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Caterers, Redundancies
RMT responds to Northern railway upgrade announcement
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Investment to upgrade the railways in the North of England is welcome but long overdue. “This investment should also not be a one off but part of a National strategy for a mass...
Region: National
Tagged with: north of England, upgrade, railway
RMT to fight proposed closure of Wolverton Works
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it will use every tool at its disposal to oppose plans to close the wheel depot at the famous Wolverton Works in Milton Keynes by Gemini Rail with the potential loss of up to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Gemini Rail, Wolverton Works Depot,
RMT calls for an end to the charade of rail privatisation
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that the government end the charade of privatisation and the grotesque waste of franchising after it was confirmed that the Office for National Statistics have reclassified the debts of the private train operators as part...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Tory Government, Rail Privatisation
RMT says future government support for rail services must not be tied to cuts
According to reports, the Government is planning an additional 18 months of financial support for the private rail operators, until March 2022, and this funding could be linked to cost-saving cuts. This follows a recent statement from Boris Johnson that emergency funding...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tory Government, Rail Nationalisation, Private Rail Operators,
RMT on announcement that LNER will remain in public ownership
RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “The Government has finally woken up, smelt the coffee and realised that rail privatisation doesn’t work after all. It’s better late than never but this decades long farcical experiment with our railways...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, London North East Railway, East Coast Mainline
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,
Unions warn of increased risks in reducing social distancing
In a joint statement ASLEF, RMT and TSSA have warned of the “increased risks” of reducing social distancing on public transport at the current time. ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch and TSSA General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Social Distancing, Transport, Rail,
RMT reacts to High Court decision on Stagecoach
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to a decision by the High Court ruling against Train Operating Company Stagecoach Group Plc following attempts to sue the Secretary of State for Transport regarding decisions to disqualify the Group from three rail franchise...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stagecoach Group, Rail Franchising, Railways Pension Scheme,
Ministers confirm £3.5 billion rail bail out
RAIL UNION RMT said that despite parliamentary answers confirming today that Train Operating Companies are to be bailed out by the Government to the tune of £3.5 Billion it is still totally unclear whether new contracts will be agreed by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Train Operating Companies, TOCS, Rail Privatisation, Tory Government,
International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards
RMT today called on the government to use its power to promote an in-sourcing revolution on the railways as the union joined in International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards. As a new report from the TUC shows, while...
Region: National
Tagged with: International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards, Justice for Cleaners, outsourcing, railway
RMT calls for halt to ticket office cuts
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for a stop to proposed cuts at Glasgow Queen Street’s ticket offices in the station’s travel shop. Glasgow Queen Street station, which is Scotland's third busiest railway station, has been in redevelopment for some time....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, abellio, snp, Scottish government, ticket office, queen street
RMT urges recommencement of railway enhancement works
RAIL UNION RMT today called on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to protect vital jobs on the railway in a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Since Scotland went into lockdown railway enhancement works have fallen under the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Scotland, SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, railway enhancement,
RMT responds to Government on face masks
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “There is a real danger that the Government and the Rail Delivery Group are sending out a signal that as long as you cover your face you are safe to ‎head back onto the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tory Government, Rail Delivery Group, RDG, face masks
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 latest rail freight statistics
RMT responds to latest rail freight statistics that show a worrying downward trend and calls for Government to fully support the sector Responding to the latest rail freight usage statistics that show a worrying downward trend and the lowest total...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail freight, Covid-19, rail sector
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 calls for new compulsory Covid-19 protections for passengers and rail workers
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for new compulsory protections for passengers and rail workers on trains as the increased rail service timetable comes into place today – Monday 18th May. The protections are: • Compulsory 2 metre social distancing – the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, social distancing, face masks, transport, rail, bus, tube,
RMT warns of chaos on transport services tomorrow
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today; "The Governments "return to work" policy from Wednesday morning risks unleashing total chaos on a transport network which has not been told to prepare for a rise in numbers until next Monday. This...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, return to work, transport, bus, rail,
RMT warns of high risk transport mobilisation strategy
RAIL UNION RMT has revealed today that the Government has brought forward the start of the mass transport mobilisation and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to Monday May 11th. RMT is aware that the Government has requested the industry to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport mobilisation, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, RICF
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 secures major pay victory on behalf of cleaners
Mitie had pulled a pay increase to a minimum of £9 an hour for its Merseyrail staff but a high profile RMT campaign has forced them to honour the backdated award in a victory that the union says is an...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, Merseyrail, cleaners, pay,
RMT slams Merseyrail contractors Mitie
RAIL UNION RMT today blasted Merseyrail station cleaning and facilities’ contractor Mitie for using the cover of the Covid-19 crisis to withdraw a pay award dated back to July last year. The union says it is a profiteering move that...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, Merseyrail, cleaners, living wage, Covid-19
RMT issues advice to rail and bus members
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has issued advice to tens of thousands of workers in the rail and bus sector throughout the UK today saying its members should stop work on safety grounds if employers do not provide protection from COVID-19. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail, bus, Covid-19,
RMT welcomes Labour Party's plans for publicly owned railway
The plans include proposals to create a publicly owned railway company, ‘GB Rail’ that runs both the rail infrastructure and train services as part of a single unified company. This vertically integrated company would be the guiding mind for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Labour Party, gb rail, public railway,
RMT slams damaging approach from South Western Railway
Rail union RMT today slammed rail operator South Western Railway for adopting a deliberately provocative, damaging and divisive approach aimed at pitting worker against worker when maximum unity at a time of national emergency in the midst of the coronavirus...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum
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Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, rail industry coronavirus forum, Ricf,
RMT demands urgent support for rail caterers
RAIL UNION RMT is demanding that immediate action is taken to support the industry’s outsourced caterers, who work across the railway in station outlets such as Ritazza and Upper Crust, who have been left high and dry by their employer,...
Region: National
Tagged with: select service partner, ssp, rail gourmet, Covid-19, caterers,
RMT calls on Freightliner to halt redundancies
In the midst of the Covid 19 coronavirus crisis, rail union RMT was served with a redundancy notice on March 12th that removes 15 key worker jobs at Freightliners's Coatbridge Terminal followed shortly after by a further redundancy notice at their Leeds...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner, railfreight, network rail, redundancies
RMT on Government announcement on rail services
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is absolutely essential that the rail workforce get the same sort of guarantees and assurances that the Government are offering the train operators. "RMT has been inundated with calls from members fearful that they...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, coronavirus, rail services
Joint Press Release from RMT, Merseyrail & Liverpool City
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Merseyrail and RMT have reached agreement on the release of back-dated pay awards to guards, withheld since the dispute over their roles on the city region’s new trains commenced in April 2017. The agreement was reached...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, Liverpool city region combined authority, Steve Rotheram, Covid-19
A message from railway workers
As railway workers, we cannot work at home. But we plead with the traveling public, if you can work from home, please do. We want to do all we can to make sure that key workers and essential goods get...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, joint statement, rail workers
RMT on rail service reductions
"RMT, along with our trade union colleagues, remains in ‎close contact with the DfT at this critical time for the transport industry. Our priority is to ensure that all action is taken to protect jobs, livelihoods and the health and...
Region: National
Tagged with: covid-19, dft, rail reduction,
Coronavirus Update
The RICF recognises that the Coronavirus crisis represents the biggest challenge to the UK and the rail industry in the last 50 years. The rail industry has a proud history of delivering in times of crisis and will once again need...
Region: National
Tagged with: ricjf, rail industry Coronavirus joint forum, Covid-19
SWR strike action suspended to allow for further talks
The action that has been suspended was due to take place between: • 10.00 hours on Monday 9th March 2020 until 09.59 hours on Tuesday 10th March 2020 • 10.00 hours on Thursday 12th March 2020 until 09.59 hours on Friday 13th March 2020 South Western Railway Guard,...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT secures massive low pay victory
In a ground-breaking deal, the union has struck an agreement that means that all staff employed in the cleaners supply chain on Network Rail contracts will be paid the real living wage from the 1st of April. The deal will...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, cleaners, low pay, living wage,
RMT launch campaign to 'Keep Northern Public'
On 1st March, after years of mismanagement by successive private train operators, Northern Rail was taken into public control by the Department for Transport but a forthcoming Government review into how are railways are run could move it back into...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, Arriva rail north, keep northern public,
RMT warns Government set to re-privatise Northern Rail
After years of shameful performance and mismanagement the Government has been forced to take Arriva Rail North back into public ownership from 1st March as the franchise all but collapsed. Now within weeks the Government could pave the way for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rail Gourmet workers at Paddington to take further action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet workers at Paddington depot will be striking again next month in an on-going fight for workplace justice and safety. RMT Rail Gourmet members at Paddington have been instructed to take further strike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: rail gourmet, paddington, workplace justice
RMT report warns of plans to resuscitate rail privatisation
RAIL UNION RMT has released a new report which reveals the government and Keith Williams expected announcement of their intention to overhaul the privatised railway – badged as the ‘end of franchising’ – is likely to lead to more profiteering...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail, Privatisation, report
Justice for Mitie Merseyrail Cleaners demo on Thursday
The protest will take place on Thursday 27th February from 13.00-15.00, outside Merseytravel’s Headquarters at No 1 Mann Island, Pierhead, Liverpool RMT activists and supporters will make the case against poverty pay outside the combined Passenger Transport Authority and Executive for Merseyside’s...
Region: North West
Tagged with: mite, merseyrail, cleaners, living wage
RMT accuses Trenitalia of trying to force bail out
RAIL UNION RMT today accused Italian state operator Trenitalia of trying to force the British people into a £20 million taxpayer bail out of their failing C2C franchise in the latest scandal to rock Britain's collapsing private rail industry. It...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: c2c, trenitalia, bail out, rail privatisation, tory government,
RMT demands to know what’s going on with SWR franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded to know what is going on behind the scenes over the future of the South Western Railway franchise as the Government hold secret discussions and leave both passengers and staff in limbo as speculation grows...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
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 responds to Government spin on £500 million investment
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The idea that this is a reversal of the Beeching Cuts is PR spin way out of control. This is a bare-faced attempt to distract attention from the daily chaos on Northern, South Western, Trans...
Region: National
Tagged with: railway investment, tory government, beeching, rail franchising
RMT demands public ownership of railway
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded full public ownership of Britain's failing private railways as the twice yearly rail passengers satisfaction survey today laid bare the state of the franchise chaos. The survey found that the lowest ratings for overall satisfaction...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchise, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT slams latest Government cop out on South Western Railway
The union was reacting to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’s statement this morning that SWR was not ‘not sustainable in the long term’ but that rather than taking the obvious step and bringing in the public sector operator he’d asked the...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Rail Gourmet workers at Paddington depot to strike
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet workers at Paddington depot will be striking again this month in an on-going fight for workplace justice and safety. RMT Rail Gourmet members at Paddington have been instructed to take further strike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: rail gourmet, paddington, workplace justice,
Living Wage protest for Northern Gateline staff
Rail union RMT will be holding a demonstration outside contractor Carlisle Support Services’ offices as part of its campaign for a Living Wage for staff working on the Northern gateline. The protest will take place Friday 24th January, 12 noon, outside...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, gateline staff, living wage, carlisle support services
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 welcomes Liverpool Councillors’ support
Merseyrail has contracted out its station cleaning work to the outsourcing giant Mitie, who pay their cleaning staff at below the level of the Real Living Wage. Rail union RMT has been fighting to end this scandal as part of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, mitie, cleaners, real living wage
RMT blasts latest Government fudge on Northern Rail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is just another fudge by the Tory Government on Northern but it still proves without a shadow of a doubt that their private franchise model for running our railways is finished. The whole...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rail Gourmet workers at Paddington depot to strike again
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet workers at Paddington depot will be striking again on Friday in an on-going fight for workplace justice and safety. RMT Rail Gourmet members at Paddington have been instructed to take further strike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: rail gourmet, paddington, workplace justice
RMT on news that Arriva Rail London cutting ticket offices
Commenting on TfL’s announcement that it is pressing ahead with cuts to ticket office hours at London Overground stations, rail union RMT says these cuts are about profit not passengers. Last year the operator of London Overground, Arriva Rail London,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT demands public sector takeover of South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded an urgent public sector takeover of South Western Railway as accounts filed today show that the current private operator is on course to go bust. Deloitte, the companies own auditors, said that South Western faces...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT reveals full extent of shareholders’ bonanza
As fares rise on our railways yet again today, rail union RMT has revealed that private companies have siphoned off £4.4 billion in dividends to shareholders in the last ten years. The union analysed the company accounts of every train...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, tory government, rail privatisation,
RMT responds to announcement on Northern franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Grant Shapps is big on talk about Northern Rail this morning but short on detail and this has all the hallmarks of a dead cat being ‎slung on the table to distract from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT pledges to continue to fight for safe operation on SWR
As the current month long phase of South Western Railway strike action draws to a close, rail union RMT has praised members resilience while condemning the company and the Government for blocking a solution and pledging to continue the fight...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT slams Tory Government
General secretary Mick Cash said "The UK rail network is being used as a cash-cow by speculative foreign outfits who see us as a money making opportunity with little or no risk involved. Far from taking back control, under Boris...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail privatisation, tory government, press association
RMT on news Abellio Scotrail Franchise won't be extended
Commenting on the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will not extend the Abellio Scotrail Franchise Contract past 2022, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that it will not extend the Abellio Scotrail franchise past 2022 is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Abellio, Franchise
South Western Railway strike action recommences
The content of this circular is for RMT members only and should not be copied, reproduced or distributed on notice-boards, online or on social media. As South Western Railway strike action recommences today after a 24 hour break with rock solid...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT sets out six point road map to a settlement on SWR
As the guards' safety strike on South Western Railway enters it's second week in the latest phase of action rail union RMT has set out a six point road map to a settlement. The plan, which the union intended to...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT writes to SWR with framework for renewed talks
In the letter to the company, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: “I am writing to you today to ask for your agreement to reopen talks around an operational framework that would allow for the action called for December to...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT issues fresh call for talks with South Western Railway
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Our members are solidly supporting the second day of this phase of strike action and are standing firm the length and breadth of the franchise in defence of the role of the guard, accessibility...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT action in defence of safety on SWR rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "‎RMT members are standing rock solid and united on South Western Railway this morning as we begin a full month of strike action in support of the safest method of train operation and despatch....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
£86 million of taxpayer’s money to South Western Railway
Parliamentary answers and rail bosses’ reports to investors have revealed that South Western Railway are set to get a tax payer bailout of £86 million for strike action to date and over the coming weeks to cover lost passenger revenue...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
SWR strike action on as company wreck ACAS talks
RMT had set out proposals ensuring that the guard had an integral and guaranteed role in the despatch process which would have cost the company nothing but which would have guaranteed the safest method of operation. The company refused to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members vote to press ahead with guards dispute
RMT members on Northern Rail have voted by nearly 95% in a referendum ballot to press ahead with negotiations with the company aimed at reaching a long-term settlement to the guards' safety dispute that secures cast-iron guarantees on the safest method...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT and SWR agree to ACAS talks
An RMT Spokesperson said;   "Following a further exchange of correspondence both RMT and SWR have agreed to talks through ACAS tomorrow.    "The RMT team will be led by General Secretary Mick Cash and we believe that there is...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
West Midlands strikes set to go ahead
The union, which is taking action over the company’s refusal to pull back from their threat to bulldoze through Driver Only Operation and their attack on the safety critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface, will be taking...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands railways, west midlands trains, abellio, guards, conductors, driver only operation, doo
RMT action on South Western Railway goes ahead
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT has attended discussions under the auspices of ACAS for the past two days to discuss the issues in dispute. No proposals that would enable the development of a resolution to the dispute have...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, driver only operation, doo, guards, conductors,
RMT to protest over planned Overground ticket office cuts
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Midlands trains, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rail union, rmt
RMT to strike on Eurostar over London Living Wage
RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT) WORKERS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO BOOK ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:- • 00:01 HOURS ON THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2019 AND 23:59 HOURS ON FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2019. Rail Gourmet workers are the last group of workers on Eurostar...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, rail gourmet, caterers, london living wage,
RMT accuses SWR of deceit over agreements on guard guarantee
 The union is set to take 27 days of strike action in December over the fact that management reneged on agreements that had been made in principle and in good faith.  The company are now trying to deny these agreements were...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT to protest outside London’s City Hall next week
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT strike action goes ahead on West Midlands Trains
West Midlands Trains Senior Conductor, Senior Conductor Instructor and Train Driver members are instructed to not to book on for any shifts between: • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 16th November • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 23rd November •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Justice for Mitie Merseyrail Cleaners demonstration
The protest will take place on Thursday 7th November at 16.45 – 18.00 outside Merseyrail, Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF. RMT activists and supporters will make the case against poverty pay for a group of crucial staff who do...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, mitie, cleaners, real living wage, pay justice,
RMT announces 27 days of strike action on SWR
The company’s unremitting failure to give assurances that their new operational model won't move to Driver Controlled Operation – with the role of the guard butchered completely – means the union has been left with no alternative but to call...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT calls strike action on West Midlands Trains over DOO
West Midlands Trains Senior Conductor, Senior Conductor Instructor and Train Driver members are instructed to not to book on for any shifts between: • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 16th November • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 23rd November •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, wmt, guards, doo, driver only operation
RMT exposes the Northern Pacer scandal
The Pacer trains, welding a bus body to a chassis, were introduced as a temporary solution to a rolling stock crisis back in the early eighties but are still grinding their way around the Northern Rail network. They were condemned...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, pacer, eversholt, angel trains, porterbrook
RMT says cut the talking and terminate Northern franchise
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There can be no more warnings, no more second chances and no more special measures. The time has come to sweep the national embarrassment of the Arriva Rail North franchise off the railway for good...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, tory government
RMT to ballot on Overground ticket offices closures
RMT has been campaigning against the plans to axe the Overground ticket offices for the past two years and although the initial plans were pushed back the union has now accused ARL and TFL of trying to smuggle through the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT secures major breakthrough on Merseyrail Guards dispute
Rail union RMT today suspended all action in the long-running dispute on Merseyrail after the company tabled an offer that guarantees both a guard on the train and the safety-critical role of that guard in the despatch process and ensures...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT on Queen's Speech
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "As we suspected all we are getting is the current failed rail franchising model re-packaged and re-branded. It's the same old "commercial model" and the Tory principle that profits and privatisation come first remains locked...
Region: National
Tagged with: queens speech, franchising, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT on trailed Govt Queens Speech announcement
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "From what we've seen trailed by the Government on rail franchising this is nothing new and the old Tory principle that profits and privatisation come first remains locked in. Nobody will be fooled by...
Region: National
Tagged with: tory government, rail privatisation, queens speech,
RMT calls on members to reject pay offer on Northern
After dragging its heels the company has withdrawn a pay offer and additionally removed enhancements to paternity and maternity rights that were previously afforded to members on lower pay rates. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We are calling on...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern rail, pay
RMT secures massive victory as Mitie agree to Living Wage
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This is a massive victory in the fight to eliminate the evil of low pay on the railway and I want to congratulate the RMT members and organisers whose hard work and relentless campaigning has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mitie, network rail, cleaners, real living wage, poverty pay,
RMT exposes full scale of London ticket office closures
RAIL UNION RMT has released a full list today of London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury, White Hart Lane and West Hampstead. The revelations of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay on Northern
merseyrail cleaners petition   RMT has been running a campaign for the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) rate to be paid to the revenue and gateline staff working on the Northern Rail contract for Carslisle Support Services for some time but...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, Carlisle support services, real living wage, cleaners
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay for Mitie cleaners
The cleaners are employed by outsourcing giant Mitie Group to maintain Network Rail’s stations at Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Birmingham New Street, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly. Mitie Group plc paid its shareholders more than £170 million in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mitie, network rail, cleaners, real living wage,
RMT demonstration for Justice for Mitie Merseyrail Cleaners
The protest will take place on Monday 14th October 16.45 – 18.00 outside Merseyrail, Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF. RMT activists and supporters will make the case against poverty pay for a group of crucial staff who do some...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, merseyrail, real living wage, cleaners, justice for cleaners,
RMT demands public ownership of ScotRail
On the fifth anniversary of Dutch State owned Abellio being awarded the Scotrail Franchise, rail union RMT has revealed that nearly 12,000 more trains have been cancelled in the last year alone beyond the level specified in the franchise agreement. In...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, snp, Scottish government,
London Overground ticket office campaign launches
RAIL UNION RMT is launching a new campaign this week to halt London Overground ticket office closures. The campaign will fight London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, arriva rail London, tfl, Sadiq khan, ticket office
RMT calls for safe rail for all
TWENTY YEARS after 31 lives were lost in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, Britain’s biggest rail union says that Government policy is in danger of dragging the railways closer by the day back towards the same poisonous cocktail of conditions that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ladbroke Grove, rail track, network rail, casualisation,
RMT to protest outside Scottish Parliament tomorrow‎
RAIL UNION RMT will be demonstrating outside the Scottish Parliament tomorrow in a call for the immediate termination of privateer Abellio ScotRail’s contract and for the essential public service to be brought immediately and permanently back into public ownership. Activists...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, snp, scottish parliament
RMT to protest outside Scottish Parliament
RAIL UNION RMT will be demonstrating outside the Scottish Parliament next week in a call for the immediate termination of privateer Abellio ScotRail’s contract and for the essential public service to be brought immediately and permanently back into public ownership....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, franchise, snp
RMT declares dispute on West Midlands Trains over DOO
Rail union RMT today confirmed that it has declared a dispute on West Midlands Trains over plans by the company to bulldoze through Driver Only Operation and rip apart the safety critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, london northwestern railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT's Mick Cash response to Grant Shapps
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash responding to Grant Shapps’ admission on Sky this morning that train companies put profits over people, said; "When even hard line Tories start openly admitting that private train companies are putting profits top of their...
Region: National
Tagged with: grant shapps, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT protests tomorrow for termination of ScotRail contract
RAIL UNION RMT will be demonstrating tomorrow and calling for the immediate termination of privateer Abellio ScotRail’s contract and for the essential public service to be brought permanently back into public ownership. RMT members and supporters will congregate on Friday...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, franchise, snp
RMT on failing Scotrail franchise
As the Scottish Government confirms today that it has an operator of last resort in place to take over the failing Scotrail franchise RMT tells them to "stop wasting time and get on with it." General secretary Mick Cash said;...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, franchise, snp
No ScotRail cuts! demonstration
Abellio, the current ScotRail franchise holder, is planning on providing just two ticket desks offering the full range of tickets. This is a reduction from four desks in the current temporary location on Dundas Street, and six desks in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, glasgow, queen street, ticket office
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT today has announced that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking three days of strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
RMT reveals top ten least trusted train companies
On the day that rail union RMT will be moving a motion at the TUC in Brighton exposing the catastrophic impact on rail worker safety of decades of fragmentation, casualisation and private exploitation the union has revealed new data throwing...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, transport focus, rail privatisation, tory government
Westminster MPs support cleaners fight for Living Wage
The campaign to ensure that Mitie pay their cleaners working on Network Rail stations a Real Living Wage received a big boost today as MPs tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the company to meet their demands. This follows...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
Scotrail set to default on rail franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‘The Scotrail franchise has been in disarray for years and passengers have rightly had enough. Recent news that passenger numbers have dropped by more than 1 million proves that the travelling public are shunning Scotrail....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, passenger satisfaction, snp, scottish government,
RMT welcomes cross-party support for Mitie motion
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the news that MSPs from across Scotland’s political parties are supporting a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on outsourcing firm Mitie to pay the Real Living Wage to cleaners who work at Edinburgh Waverley...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT members standing firm on fourth day of SWR strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on South Western Railway are standing firm in the fight for safety on the fourth and final day of the current phase of industrial action and has demanded that the company gets round the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT justice for Mitie cleaners campaign events this week
Rail Union RMT’s campaign for Justice for Mitie Cleaners has been gaining tremendous support, in just three weeks over 60,000 people have signed RMT's petition calling for a Real Living Wage for a group of crucial staff who do some of...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
RMT members united and determined to protect safety
  RAIL UNION ‎RMT said that members stand united and determined to protect passenger safety this morning on the second day of the latest phase of strike action on South Western Railway. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "On this second...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members rock solid again on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on South Western Railway are standing "rock solid and united" again this morning on the first day of the latest phase of industrial action ‎in the fight for the protection of the role of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT launches campaign for pay justice for Northern’s staff
Rail Union RMT has launched a campaign for pay justice for members working for Carlisle Support Services on the contract for Arriva Rail North. These workers are being paid below the rate set by the Living Wage Foundation, which currently...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, gateline, revenue, pay justice,
Justice for cleaners event to be held at Liverpool Lime St.
Rail Union RMT will be carrying out a leafleting event at Liverpool Lime Street Station tomorrow demanding Justice for Mitie cleaners on Network Rail Managed Stations ‎and urging the public to sign the petition supporting a Real Living Wage for...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, justice for cleaners, real living wage, network rail
South Western set to receive at least £32m in strike bailout
On the eve of South Western guards taking four days of strike action to defend safety it has been revealed the company is set to receive at least a £32m strike bailout from the taxpayer for strike action taken to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms four days of strike action on SWR goes ahead
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further four days of strike action will go ahead from friday on South Western Railway as the company continues to drag its heels and delays talks over the safety critical role of the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms Merseyrail Guards strike action goes ahead
Saturday’s action is the first of a further six days of strike action that have been announced by the union in the long-running guards’ and safety dispute on Merseyrail. The union’s executive have instructed our Merseyrail members not to book...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT suspends first three days of strike action on Merseyrail
Following a positive meeting with Steve Rotheram Metro Mayor, MerseyTravel and the RMT fresh proposals have been made which represent significant progress in regards to addressing RMT’s concerns. In order to allow for further detailed discussion the RMT has agreed...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT kicks off justice for Mitie cleaners events in Glasgow
Rail Union RMT will kick off a series of campaigning events, starting in Glasgow tomorrow, demanding Justice for Mitie cleaners on Network Rail Managed Stations ‎and urging the public to sign the petition supporting a living wage for a group...
Region: National
Tagged with: mitie, cleaners, living wage, network rail
RMT poll reveals negative impact of rail fares rise
Rail union RMT can reveal on the eve of the announcement of the next rail fare increase, that a new poll of rail users from across the UK shows that 7 in 10 passengers have been negatively affected, in various ways, by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Fares Poll
RMT announces further strike action by rail renewals workers
Rail union RMT has announced further strike action by members employed by rail renewals contractor Clarke Chapman Facilities Management in their fight for pay justice. Clarke Chapman Facilities Management are a contractor carrying out work across the UK for Network...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Renewals, Clarke Chapman, Strike
RMT to hold protests on day rail fares increases announced
Rail union RMT will holding a series of protests on Wednesday 14th August, the day that the increase in rail  fares on Britain’s railways is announced. In London a demonstration will take place at Kings Cross Station; other locations include...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT warns rail franchise chaos set to deepen
Rail union RMT warned today that the franchise chaos on Britain's railways is set to deepen with key player First Group under increasing pressure from ‘activist investors’ Coast Capital to exit its UK rail operations. The warning comes the day...
Region: National
Tagged with: first group, southeastern, go ahead, stagecoach, rail review, williams review,
RMT slams franchise chaos on Britain's railways
General Secretary Mick Cash said‎; "The cancellation of the competition for the Southeastern franchise shows yet again that the whole privatised rail system is broken and coming apart at the seams. The chaos of short-term extensions to get the Government...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, williams review, rail review, privatised railway, tory government
RMT warns of private sector stitch-up from Rail Review
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the long-awaited Government Rail Review – set up on the watch of serial failure Chris Grayling – is set to be a wholesale sell-out to the private operators, tightening their grip on the rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, williams review, keith williams, private sector, privatisation, tory government, dft
RMT confirms new strike dates in Merseyrail Guards' dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a new batch of strike dates in the long-running guards’ and safety dispute on Merseyrail as the company has failed to deliver on the crucial issue of a safe method of train dispatch. As a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT secures renewed mandate for Travel Safe Officers
Rail union RMT announced today that it has secured another rock solid vote to continue with industrial action on London Overground in its fight over poverty-pay for Travel Safe Officers employed by contractor the STM Group (Arriva Rail Contract) after...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: arriva rail london, arl, london overground, travel safe officers, pay
RMT mobilising for protest tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public support for a protest tomorrow marking the closure of the Springburn Rail Depot – The Caley – and the political and corporate betrayal of 160 years...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT secures renewed mandate for action in ballot on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured yet another rock-solid vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the terms of the latest wave...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT mobilising for protest on Friday
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public support for a protest on Friday marking the closure of the Springburn Rail Depot – The Caley - and the political and corporate betrayal of 160 years...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
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
Great Western Railway cleaners' strike "rock solid"
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members are rock solid in support for the strike action at the North Pole Depot in West London and are sending out the clearest signal that they will not be kicked from pillar to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
Outsourced ISS workers to strike tomorrow
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action from tomorrow evening in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
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 statement on rail worker deaths in Wales this morning
"This is shocking news. RMT is attempting to establish the full facts but our immediate reaction is that this is an appalling tragedy and that no one working on the railway should be placed in the situation that has resulted...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: rail workers, wales, track safety
RMT on Freightliner sale
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT is concerned that an important freight provider is being traded between foreign owners whose priority will not be the UK economy, UK jobs and providing a rail freight infrastructure that can meet...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner, rail freight,
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
Outsourced ISS workers to strike
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to the Hitachi rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: iss, hitachi, great western railway, gwr, cleaners
RMT repeats call for rail nationalisation
Rail union RMT has repeated its call for rail nationalisation as a new poll today reveals a complete breakdown in trust between passengers and privatised rail companies. A poll of passengers who regularly use privatised rail services found that 73% think...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail privatisation, passenger satisfaction, value for money
RMT action on SWR "solid and determined" on fourth day
‎RMT action "solid and determined" on fourth day in fight for safety on South Western Railway Rail union ‎RMT said that members stand "solid and determined" on the fourth of five days of strike action in the on-going fight for...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
SWR tweet confirms plans to downgrade guards
As strike action by RMT enters the second of its five days on South Western Railway this morning the union has seized on a tweet issued by the company which confirms the worst fears of members about secret plans to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members rock solid in strike action again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train company sends out the signal that...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on train smoke alert at Glasgow Queen Street
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT would like to thank our colleagues from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for their prompt response to the incident this morning. “However, it raises serious questions about the current state of Scotland’s...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, glasgow, queen street
RMT Railway Worker Survey
The content of this circular is for RMT members only and should not be copied, reproduced or distributed on notice-boards, online or on social media. Nine out of 10 railway workers believe their company is more interested in making a profit...
Region: National
Tagged with: government rail review, rmt survey, railway workers, williams review, chris grayling
Another Northern mayor joins calls for rail public ownership
Mr Driscoll said: “The number one priority for a transport system is reliability. Andy Burnham and Steve Rotherham have been drawing the Government’s attention to the problems with this franchise for years now. “Given that Northern cancelled more than 1,700 trains...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft,
RMT announces five days of strike action on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT today announced five days of strike action on South Western Railway – accusing the company of dragging their heels in protracted talks over the guard guarantee after the union suspended action back in February in good faith...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT welcomes Mayor's call over Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the call today from Manchester and Merseyside Mayor’s Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram for Arriva to be stripped of their failing Northern Rail franchise and for the services to be brought back into the public...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft
RMT smashes Grayling pay gap
Back in August 2018 Grayling announced to a huge fanfare that he was going to try and impose a pay norm on rail workers that would restrict pay increases to the lesser Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in a break from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, chris grayling, failing grayling, pay cap, cpi, rpi, tory government
RMT calls for nationalisation of British steel
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT is deeply concerned that the collapse of British Steel without the government lifting a finger to support the company will jeopardise UK rail projects both now and into the future. “British Steel’s product is...
Region: National
Tagged with: british steel, network rail, hs2, cp6
RMT wins inflation busting two year Network Rail pay deal
RAIL UNION RMT has secured an inflation busting two year pay deal and job security on Network Rail. The union is writing to the company to formally accept the deal. Last year Transport Minister Chris Grayling, suggested pay increases for...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay rise, rpi, cpi
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT has confirmed that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking further strike action tomorrow over a pay freeze which would effectively mean a slide into poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
RMT day of action to #BringBackTheBuffet on GWR
On the morning that rail union RMT is holding #BringBackTheBuffet events in Swansea, Plymouth and London the union has released research citing examples of how the axing of the buffet service has impacted on GWR services and showing the 95% of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, buffet, #bringbackthebuffet
RMT on Which? survey on passenger compensation
"No one who uses our privatised railways will be surprised that the greedy train companies are still abusing the compensation system to rip-off the travelling public. "Even worse, the private operators are claiming a fortune from the taxpayer in compo...
Region: National
Tagged with: which?, network rail, tory government, privatised railway
RMT to hold #BringBackTheBuffet events
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that it will be holding events at Swansea, Plymouth and London Paddington stations at 7am on Monday the 13th of May in support of a union campaign to Bring Back The Buffet on Great Western...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, buffet car, #bringbackthebuffet
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Thursday 9th May outside Manchester Victoria station between 13:00 and 15:00. The protest is over the fact that hardship loans have not materialised that were...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, cleaners, iss,
RMT warns of total chaos over rail franchises
Rail union RMT today warned of total chaos on the railways as it emerged that the private rail contractors club – the Rail Delivery Group - is calling for a new era of wholesale deregulation on the tracks that would effectively...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rail franchise, rail privatisation, tory government, chris grayling
RMT to protest at SNP conference
RMT activists will once again be demonstrating outside the SNP conference this Saturday to raise awareness amongst the SNP delegates and the wider public of the Scottish Governments failure to put their warm words on fair work for all into...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: snp, conference, abellio, scotrail, northlink ferries, scotland
RMT warns of total chaos as Virgin demands a free for all
Rail union RMT today warned of total chaos on the railways as Virgin Trains called for a new era of wholesale deregulation that would effectively allow private operators to bid route by route, slot by slot for the most lucrative...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, rail privatisation, rail review, tory government
RMT members on London Overground secure major victory
RAIL UNION RMT has secured a major victory in its ongoing campaign to staff our stations and retain ticket offices with the Mayor of London’s announcement this morning that 47 of the 51 ticket offices previously proposed for closure on London Overground...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
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 on news Stagecoach is banned from bidding for franchises
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded that immediate steps be taken to bring franchises involving Stagecoach into public ownership as it emerged that the company have been barred from bidding in the current round of franchise awards. RMT has warned that...
Region: National
Tagged with: stagecoach, virgin, rail privatisation, tory government, chris grayling
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Wednesday 10th April outside Manchester Victoria station between 7am and 9am. The protest is over plans by private contractor ISS to unilaterally change...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, iss, cleaners,
RMT to hold protest on 3rd annniversary of Southern dispute
Rail union RMT will be holding a national protest on Friday 26th April from 12:00 outside Keolis UK, Evergreen Building North, 160 Euston Road, London NW1 2DX. The event coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the start of RMT strike action on...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, keolis, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Call for Arriva Rail UK assets to be publicly owned
Rail union RMT has called for Arriva Rail's UK franchises and contracts to be taken into public ownership as the outfits parent company, Deutsche Bahn, confirmed last night that sell-off plans are underway and are expected to be confirmed in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Rail
Ballot of Interserve Network Rail station staff under way
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is beginning preparations for an industrial action ballot of Interserve staff working on Network Rail station contracts. The ballot comes just weeks after the collapse of the out-sourcing outfit into administration. The list...
Region: National
Tagged with: Interserve, Strike ballot, Network Rail Staff
RMT calls for action on racially aggravated offences
Rail union RMT today called for urgent Government action and increased resources after new figures released this morning showed that the British Transport Police failed to identify a suspect and make a prosecution in 37% of racially aggravated offences. The BTP,...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
RMT slams national rail review fix
RAIL UNION RMT has branded the Government’s national rail review “a fix from top to bottom” after it was reported today that the business chief leading it has ruled out the option of public ownership before it’s even got out...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, keith williams, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT call to transfer Interserve rail contracts in-house
RAIL UNION RMT today called for all transport contracts held by out-sourcing giant Interserve to be brought in house as the company faces a knife-edge vote of shareholders today that could see them forced into administration in a repeat of...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
RMT on confirmation Interserve has collapsed
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "The collapse of Interserve today was entirely predictable and is the direct result of the speculative and high-risk outsourcing model for public services. Nothing has been learnt by the Government from the failure of Carillion....
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
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 calls for immediate action on Interserve
RAIL UNION RMT today called for all transport contracts held by out-sourcing giant Interserve to be brought in house as the company faces a knife-edge vote of shareholders on Friday that could see them forced into administration in a repeat...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
RMT on rail timetable plans for May
"There is a serious danger of the chaos of last May being repeated on Britain's railways if the train companies don't stop their corner-cutting. You cannot run a railway on a wing and a prayer without adequate provision for both...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, rail privatisation, rail timetable
RMT on Springburn depot closure
Rail union RMT tonight slammed the betrayal of the Scottish rail industry after Gemini confirmed that they are ending operations at the Springburn depot. The union has pledged to carry on the fight and to step up the campaign for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT's Mick Cash on prediction of further rail chaos
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The only way that you can improve the strategic management of Britain's broken and fragmented railways is through the return of the whole system to one integrated and publicly owned operation free from profiteering...
Region: National
Tagged with: of further rail chaos
Protest today in campaign to halt closure of Springburn
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed rock-solid public support for a protest in Edinburgh this afternoon aimed at halting the proposed closure of the Springburn Rail Depot and the lifting of the threat to nearly 200 jobs and 160 years of train building,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT warning over plans to streamline rail fares
Rail union RMT has warned today that any plans to streamline and simplify Britain's rail fare structure will be undermined by the fragmentation of over two decades of privatisation. The warning comes as the Rail Delivery Group releases a report...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rail fares, privatisation, dft, tory government
RMT suspends South Western Railway strike
RAIL UNION RMT said today that substantial progress in talks with the company has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on South Western Railway over the retention and the role of the guard on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT mobilising for Springburn protest on Tuesday
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public support for a protest on Tuesday aimed at halting the proposed closure of the Springburn Rail Depot and the lifting of the threat to nearly...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT launches direct challenge to South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a direct challenge to South Western Railway to give a “yes or no” answer to the question of whether or not they are prepared to give a cast-iron guarantee that every train will run with...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT secures renewed mandate in South Western guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured yet another rock-solid vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the terms of the latest wave...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT suspends Northern strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said today that substantial progress in talks through the offices of ACAS has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on Northern Rail over the retention and the role of the guard...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for campaign to halt closure of Springburn depot
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public campaign to halt the proposed closure of the Springburn Rail Depot and the lifting of the threat to nearly 200 jobs and 160 years of train building,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT to hold lobby and public meeting in Chester
Rail union RMT will be holding a lobby of Transport for the North in Chester on Thursday 7th February, 10.30 - 12.00 at the Council Chamber, Chester Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ. The union is also holding a major public meeting...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT suspends next phase of Rail Gourmet strike action
During recent discussions Rail Gourmet accepted that there was an issue of bullying and harassment at the Edinburgh depot and has fully investigated the points raised by the union. RMT representatives have acknowledged that there is now a significant improvement...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: rail gourmet, edinburgh, workplace justice
RMT says 47th day of strike action solid again on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely solid today in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the North in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
47th day of action on Northern to go ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
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 calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has called for the basket case Arriva Rail outfit to be stripped of the Northern franchise with the routes returned to public ownership as passenger satisfaction statistics issued today showed that the operator has hit the relegation...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for halt to staff cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called for a halt to staffing cuts on stations and platforms, including the removal of guards, as shocking new British Transport Police figures show that knife crime on Britain’s railways has more than tripled in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
RMT members stand firm on 46th day of strike action
As RMT members stand firm on a 46th day of strike action today the union has revealed that Northern’s Managing Director David Brown has told staff that because of the “franchise requirement” set by the Government there will be Northern...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 46th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 46th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as crime soars on the railway and the company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail members standing solid
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 45th day this morning as the company snubs all efforts to get talks going and ploughs on regardless with its  plans to throw...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 45th day of strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 45th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard. Tomorrow’s strike takes place as the company continues to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms next phase of strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a package of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT forced to ballot for fourth time on SWR Guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting for the fourth time to secure a vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
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 Northern Rail members standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 44th day this morning as the company snubs all efforts to get talks going and ploughs on regardless with its  plans to throw...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT says 44th day of strikes goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 44th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard. Tomorrow’s strike takes place as the company continues to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
Rail Gourmet members to strike again
Rail union RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet members based at the Edinburgh Depot will be taking further strike action in a fight for workplace justice following a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The staff work on the inter-city LNER...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: rail gourmet, edinburgh, workplace justice
Rock solid again on 43rd ‎day of Northern action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 43rd day this morning as the company milks the latest fare hike for every penny and ploughs on regardless with its New Year...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, dco, doo, driver only operation
43rd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 43rd day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the company whacked up fares this week and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Rail North, Industrial Action
RMT renews rail nationalisation call
As Scotrail passengers face another New Year’s Fare hike, new research by RMT has found that the decision by the Scottish Government to delay returning the Scotrail Franchise to public ownership by three years will cost £37million, the equivalent of...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, rail fares, rail privatisation,
New Arriva Rail North Accounts reveal secret extra payments
Arriva Rail North’s latest report and accounts, smuggled out at the last possible moment today just after the latest fare rise disgrace, have revealed that the German State-owned company has been given secret extra taxpayer funded payments of £31 million...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva rail North, Accounts
RMT research on rail fares
As passengers return to work with news of yet another fare hike new RMT research has found that rail fares have risen almost 50% faster than inflation since privatisation. The report also showed that of open access operators and franchises total...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, chris grayling, privatisation, tory government
RMT's Mick Cash responds to Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has responded to statements by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on the rail fares increase this morning blasting the "toxic combination of gross mismanagement and profiteering on Britain's rip-off railways" and repeating the call for Grayling's...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government, chris grayling
RMT members united and determined in strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing united and determined again this morning on South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train company gambles with their passengers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 42nd ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 42nd day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal New Year plans to throw guards off their trains and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: mick cash, rmt, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, doo, dco,
Government’s multi-million taxpayer bailout of South Western
As South Western Railway Guards again take strike action, in defence of safety and accessibility, the cost to the taxpayer to date of bailing out South Western on strike days has been revealed to be over £26 million by New...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, tory government,
Rail Gourmet workers in Edinburgh striking today
RMT  Rail Gourmet members based at the Edinburgh Depot are taking  strike action today - Monday 24th December - in a fight for workplace justice following a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The staff work on the inter-city LNER contract. The dispute...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: rail gourmet, edinburgh depot, lner, strike
RMT members in continuing fight for safety on SWR
General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train company gambles with their passengers well-being....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 41st ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 41st day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal plans to throw guards off their trains and rip up...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation,
RMT says 41st day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 41st day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the company blew apart "assurances" from the Government...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT CALLS ON NORTHERN RAIL TO CUT THE PUBLICITY STUNTS
 RAIL UNION RMT responds to call for an “inquiry” from Arriva Rail North into guards’ safety dispute.  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The call for an inquiry is nothing more than a PR stunt and we have not seen...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
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
40th day of action on Northern
As RMT members prepare for the 40th day of strike action on Arriva Rail North new research shows that the cost to the taxpayer to date of bailing out the company on strike days will be over £24 million by...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
40th day of RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 40th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the company continue to refuse all efforts to engage in serious talks. RMT...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms new block of strike action on South Western
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further block of strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the long running guards' safety...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT calls for Clapham lessons to be learnt
RAIL UNION RMT will today mark the 30th anniversary of the terrible carnage of the Clapham rail disaster, which left 35 dead and injured hundreds more, with a call to ensure such accidents never happen again. On December 12 1988 a crowded train...
Region: National
Tagged with: clapham rail disaster, clapham, crash,
Bring Interserve rail contracts in-house
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Interserve hold a number of contracts in our industry, including major station facilities management work on Network Rail in the south, and both passengers and staff alike are left guessing this morning as the company...
Region: National
Tagged with: interserve, network rail, carillion, privatisation
Rock solid on 39th day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 39th day this morning after the company wrecked crucial ACAS talks aimed at brokering a solution to the long –running dispute earlier this...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms new strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further date for strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the long running guards' safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 39th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow after the company wrecked a golden opportunity to make progress in talks aimed at...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Calls for Transport for the North to intervene
In advance of a meeting of the Transport for the North Board meeting today (6th December) and further strike action in the run up to Christmas RMT General  Secretary Mick Cash has written an open letter to all Transport for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT warns of escalating violence on de-staffed railways
RAIL UNION RMT has warned of escalating violence on Britain’s railways this Christmas as staffing numbers are hacked to the bone and new figures from Network Rail reveal that the number of violent offences fuelled by alcohol at Britain’s railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
Northern Rail collapse ACAS talks
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it had been left “angry, frustrated and determined to fight on in the interests of passenger safety” after Arriva Rail North collapsed ACAS talks aimed at negotiating a settlement to the long-running dispute over...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls for Chris Grayling to resign
Rail union RMT today called for the resignation of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and for swift action to begin bringing the railways back into public ownership as MP’s on the Transport Select Committee laid into the timetable chaos across the...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, transport select committee,
RMT on Grayling "punishment" of Govia Thameslink
Grayling has also ruled out stripping GTR of the franchise and bringing it into public ownership despite a history of total and utter failure.  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Chris Grayling's half-hearted slap on the wrists for GTR is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink, chris grayling, failing grayling, tory government, rail privatisation
ScotRail bosses to end free travel for kids
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Scotrail bosses for declaring war on passengers and staff alike as Scrooge bosses confirmed plans to end free rail travel for children. The popular ‘Kids Go Free’ scheme, which enables an adult able to take...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, kids go free, free travel, children, scotland
Rail Gourmet members to strike again in Edinburgh tomorrow
Rail union RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet members based at the Edinburgh Depot will be taking further strike action tomorrow - Tuesday 4th December - in a fight for workplace justice following a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The staff work...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, LNER, Strike
Northern Rail action rock solid on day 38
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 38th day this morning after the company failed to respond by noon yesterday to a request for urgent talks around the core principles...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT slams January fare increase
‎Rail union RMT slams January fare increase as another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain's rip-off railways General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Whatever way Chris Grayling tries to dress this up this latest fare hike is another kick...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fare, fare rise, dft, rail privatisation
RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead tomorrow exactly as planned after the company failed to respond by noon to a request for urgent talks around the core principles of the role and responsibilities...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
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 offers to suspend Northern Rail action
RAIL UNION RMT today offered to suspend industrial action on Northern Rail this weekend subject to the company agreeing to a series of crucial guarantees on the second person on their trains. RMT's executive has agreed the following position; ‎”This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT responds to Transport for the North statement
General Secretary Mick Cash said:  “ In light of the statement  from Transport for the North RMT awaits any new proposals from Northern Rail which maintain for the travelling public the same level of safety, security and access that they...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rail privatisation to blame for current disruption in Wales
Years of abject failure of the private sector to invest in new trains is the root cause of the ongoing rail chaos in Wales currently wrecking services, transport union RMT said today. The union added there had been huge underinvestment...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, transport for wales, rail privatisation, arriva
RMT members rock solid in strike action again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train companies gamble...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies have snubbed the latest attempt by the union to set up serious talks around the issue at the heart of...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT racks up another important victory
RAIL UNION RMT today racked up another important victory in the campaign to halt the London Overground ticket office closure programme but warned that the battle is far from over. At a packed London Travelwatch board meeting today the independent...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
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 calls for Chris Grayling's resignation
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The chaos into Waterloo this morning is just another example of the fragmentation and division on Britain's privatised railways where‎ maintenance schedules and budgets are hacked to the bare bones while private operators like...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, chris grayling, transport secretary, waterloo
RMT members united and determined this morning
RMT members united and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway. General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, swr, south west railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the issue at the heart of both disputes – the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arrival rail north, arn, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rail Gourmet members to strike again
Rail union RMT said that Rail Gourmet members based at the Edinburgh Depot will be taking further strike action in a fight for workplace justice following a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The staff work on the inter-city LNER contract....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: rail gourmet, edinburgh, workplace justice
Public and passengers pay 8% on Scotrail bailout loans
Scotrail is owned is by Dutch State Rail, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and in an article in the Dutch Press reporting NS support for its subsidiaries, including Scotrail, the NS financial director Bert Groenenwegen says: “The additional payments consist of loans...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, ns, snp, rail privatisation
RMT on new research today from the TUC
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Britain's commuters, robbed blind by greedy private train companies, are being forced to travel greater distances as they are priced out of our towns and cities. They are a captive market being exploited for...
Region: National
Tagged with: privatised railway, tory government, tuc, commute times
RMT members standing solid on day 35 of Guards’ dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing strong again today on the 35th day of strike action on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
35th day of strike action in guards' dispute goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 35th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail tomorrow in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit down in serious...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT public meetings in support of Northern train guards
The meetings have been organised to put across the union’s case for the guard guarantee and to build public and political support for RMT members continuing the fight for safe, secure and accessible rail services for all.  The meetings will...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT protest at Parliament today
Rail union RMT is 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 twenty...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail privatisation, tory government, 25 years, great rail rip off
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail privatisation, rmt, tory government, railways act
RMT demands that Arriva be stripped of Northern franchise
Rail union RMT today demanded that the Government take immediate action to strip Arriva/Deutsche Bahn of their Northern Rail franchise and return the routes to public ownership after the Telegraph revealed this morning that catastrophic mismanagement has seen the taxpayer...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing firm again today
  RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway are standing firm again this morning in the on-going programme of strike action as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the issue at the heart of both disputes – the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT to go ahead with ballot of Paddington depot members
RAIL UNION RMT will ballot all guards and drivers at Paddington Depot for strike action and action short of a strike over the victimisation and decision to sack Great Western Railway (GWR) rail guard and union activist Ben Frederick. Frederick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, ben frederick, guard
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards,
RMT Rail Gourmet members strike in Edinburgh
Rail union RMT said that Rail Gourmet members based at the Edinburgh Depot are taking strike action today in a fight for workplace justice following a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The staff work on the inter-city LNER contract. A...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: rail gourmet, edinburgh, workplace justice
RMT demands immediate action on ScotRail
Rail union RMT today wrote to both Scotrail and the Scottish Government demanding urgent action after it emerged that the company are in flagrant breach of a clear agreement with the union to halt once and for all the dumping...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, effluent, controlled emission tanks
RMT withdraws planned SWR strike on 10th November
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action planned for the 10th November on South Western Railway has been withdrawn. All other action scheduled in the dispute remains on and the union remains fully committed to using all industrial, political...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members standing solid
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to ballot Paddington depot members over victimised Guard
Frederick has been suspended from duty after he was assaulted at Evesham Station by a member of the public while working his train as a guard (train manager) on Saturday 11 August 2018. He reported the attack to his employer (GWR Duty...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, paddington depot, guard, train manager
RMT raises new safety warning over use of phoney guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend rail union RMT has raised new safety warnings with the regulator over the use of inexperienced, under-trained managers on fat bounty payments acting as guards to try and break...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls on SWR to break the deadlock and agree to talks
On the second of five days of action in the latest phase of strikes on South Western Railway over the threat to axe guards and roll out driver only operation rail union RMT said that members remain absolutely rock solid...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT action solid across all depots in SWR Guards strike
On the first of five days of action in the latest phase of strikes on South Western Railway over the threat to axe guards and roll out driver only operation rail union RMT said that members are solidly supporting the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
London TravelWatch forced to delay decision on ticket office
RAIL UNION RMT’s campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices has seen initial victory today after London Travelwatch was forced to postpone a post-consultation decision citing receipt over 7500 responses as “unprecedented and overwhelming”. While welcoming the news the union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices, london travelwatch
RMT confirms new phase of strike action on SWR goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further phase of strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) goes ahead from midnight as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT strike action solid on day 32 of Northern Guards dispute
  General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing united and determined again this morning on Northern Rail on the 32nd day of action in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. Their resilience...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to ignore the surge in attacks and assaults on the North's violent railways. This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on news that Virgin Trains are using body worn cameras
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There must be zero tolerance of assaults on rail staff and this is a victory for RMT's campaign to reduce attacks on our members. However, there is still much more to be done and...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, bodycams, guards, railway violence, arriva rail north, south western railway
RMT members on day 31 of strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on Northern Rail in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. "We are angry and frustrated that the company continue to refuse...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demonstration in support of guards on Monday
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration in support of guards and station staff at Liverpool Lime Street Station on Monday 15 October between 9am and11am to coincide with ministers and rail bosses turning up at for what they are...
Region: North West
Tagged with: liverpool lime street, guards, conductors, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north
RMT reveals shortfall in compensation paid to passengers
New figures revealed today by rail union RMT show a £500m gap in the taxpayer-funded compensation pot paid to private train companies’ passengers for failings in the rail infrastructure compared to what the companies have actually paid out to passengers....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, rail privatisation, compensation,
RMT to hand over campaign postcards to London TravelWatch
RAIL UNION RMT will be handing in postcards and a written submission tomorrow to London TravelWatch on the final day of the statutory consultation on the proposed closure of 51 London Overground ticket offices. Campaigners will also be handing in a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT says shocking incident backs call for guards
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) report into a potentially fatal incident at Peckham Rye last year – which has been released today - wholly reinforces and underpins the union case for a safety-critical guard...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, peckham rye, evacuation
RMT confirms strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further phase of strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) through the autumn as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the long...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms industrial action goes ahead on Scotrail
Rail union RMT has confirmed that an indefinite ban on overtime and rest day working will come into force on Abellio Scotrail from midnight tonight after members voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over equality and justice for all...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, overtime ban, rest day working
RMT members standing solid and determined
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the train companies preside...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, south western railway, swr, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, doo, driver only operation,
RMT responds to ludicrous claims from Northern boss
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is total nonsense to suggest that RMT is blocking talks. Every effort we have made to get negotiations going with Northern has been kicked back in our faces. "The company are only prepared...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT launches new research that reveals vital role of guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend an RMT national survey of rail guards has revealed the vital role guards play in delivering a safe, secure and accessible railway. The crucial safety critical role of guards...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, south western railway, swr
48 hour strike action on South Western Railway goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further 48 hours of strike action goes ahead exactly as planned on South Western Railway on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT welcomes Labour support for ticket office campaign
On the day that RMT held a day of action across the Capital the union’s General Secretary, Mick Cash, received an email from Len Duval, Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, confirming that yesterday the Group met...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT says new Northern trains long overdue
New Northern trains being unveiled in Liverpool tomorrow are long overdue – but they have to be run safely with properly trained guards, the industry’s biggest union says. As the new Class 195 and 331 units are run out for the first...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls on Mayor to halt ticket office closure plans
ON THE day that rail union RMT holds a day of action across the Capital against plans to axe 51 London Overground ticket offices it has revealed that reported incidences of violence against the person have increased across the operation by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
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
Day of action this week to save 51 Overground ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a day of action on Wednesday as part of the campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, ticket offices, arriva rail london, tfl, transport for london, london travelwatch,
RMT members rock solid again this morning
‎RMT members rock solid again this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern Rail as union exposes surge in violent crime on our de-staffed railways. General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
Northern staff strike again tomorrow for safety
In advance of tomorrow’s strike action over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains, rail union RMT says that new statistics released by the British Transport Police (BTP) show that guards are needed to stem a shocking surge in crime...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms industrial action on Scotrail
Rail union RMT has confirmed that an indefinite ban on overtime and rest day working will come into force on Abellio Scotrail from the‎ 10th October after members voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over equality and justice for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, overtime ban
RMT launches campaign to save 51 Overground ticket offices
Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed closures which ends on 11th October. The union will be leafleting stations with campaign postcards on the 3rd October as part of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT members standing solid on Northern
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on Northern Rail in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains and are angry and frustrated that the company collapsed...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Strike action goes ahead again on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead as planned tomorrow.  The action is taking place in the wake of Arriva Rail North collapsing talks through ACAS...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT announces further strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North as the company continues to fail to give clear assurances on the guarantee of guards on their services. The action has been announced...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls 48 hours of strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further 48 hours of strike action will take place on South Western Railway (SWR) on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
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 on Government's "independent" rail review
In the wake of the much heralded Government rail "review" announcement today RMT is calling for an end to the £50 billion privatised rail rip off and says that twenty five years of privatisation doesn’t need another so-called ‘independent’ review,...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT blasts Northern Rail for collapsing latest talks
RAIL UNION RMT tonight blasted Northern Rail for collapsing talks through ACAS aimed at brokering an amicable resolution to the unions long-standing trade dispute over Arriva Rail North’s plans to introduce Driver Controlled Operations across the length and breadth of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for end to £50 billion privatised rail rip off
Ahead of tomorrow’s much heralded Government railway announcement RMT is calling for an end to the £50 billion privatised rail rip off and says that twenty five years of privatisation doesn’t need another so-called ‘independent’ review, it needs abolishing. University...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT members standing solid
  RMT members solid and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway.   General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, swr, south western railway, arriva rail north, northern
RMT warnings over planned Government rail review
Rail union RMT has warned that reports this morning that the Prime Minister and the Transport Secretary‎ are to commission an "independent" review into rail franchising is just a blatant and desperate effort to kick the continuing chaos on Britain's...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, chris grayling, tory government, privatisation, franchise,
RMT accuses SWR of playing with words in guards' dispute
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “There's a simple solution to ‎this dispute and it means SWR stop playing with words and negotiate the guard guarantee that reflects the best safety practice elsewhere in the industry. “SWR want to create...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the union calls for clear and detailed proposals from the company aimed at making...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on Virgin East Coast collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This Transport Select Committee report is yet another damming indictment of both the failure of rail privatisation and the serial incompetence of the Secretary of State Chris Grayling. The collapse of the Virgin/Stagecoach operation...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin, east coast main line, chris grayling, failing grayling, dft, department for transport, tory government, rail privatisation
TUC backs RMT national fight over Grayling's rail pay cap
An emergency motion lining the TUC up behind the pay battle was passed at the Congress in Manchester today. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "We warmly welcome the show of support and solidarity from across the trade union movement in...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, tuc, pay cap
RMT welcomes TUC support
In a debate on transport policy in Manchester today the TUC has voted to throw it's weight behind rail union RMT's campaign to force the resignation Transport Secretary Chr‎is Grayling as he presides over a Department in a permanent state...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, tuc
RMT on "fire sale" of Network Rail assets
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The confirmation today that Network Rail is to embark on a fire sale of long-term, income producing assets, including thousands of railway arches, is a desperate one-off measure that has the dabs of the dead...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, commercial property, assets, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
Mick Cash moving composite 17 at TUC
Mick Cash moving composite 17 supporting motion 11 And Calling for the complete nationalisation of our railways "Congress the private railway is not just rail franchises It’s the army of outsourced workers exploited to feed the rail gravy train Like the maintenance...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, mick cash, renationalisation, railways,
RMT members rock solid this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. "It is scandalous that while other train...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Guards strike again on Northern and South Western Railways
With guards striking again tomorrow on Northern and South Western Railways in the fight for safety, security and access RMT has repeated it's call for urgent talks with both companies in an effort to break the deadlock over the guard...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action, South Western
RMT secures renewed mandate for action on South Western
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured a rock-solid vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the terms of the latest wave of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT to fight Overground's proposed 88 Ticket Office closures
Rail union RMT said today it will fight with every tool at its disposal plans just announced that would axe ticket offices and station staffing across the capital with dire consequences for safety, services and accessibility Arriva Rail London have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT warning over May/Grayling rail review
Rail union RMT has warned that reports this afternoon  that the Prime Minister and the Transport Secretary‎ are to commission an "independent" review into rail franchising - while ruling out public ownership - is just a blatant and desperate effort to kick...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation,
Rail strike companies in line for millions of pounds bailout
With guards striking again today on Northern and South Western Railways RMT has released parliamentary answers provided by the Rail Minister Jo Johnson which reveal that both German state owned Northern Rail and Hong Kong owned South Western Railway have...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing united
RMT members standing united and determined this morning in fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway  General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The resilience and determination of RMT members on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms action goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits this Saturday goes ahead exactly as...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Merseyrail joint statement
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Merseyrail and the RMT Union have today agreed in principle that, subject to the provision and approval of an appropriate, affordable and sustainable funding package, the new fleet of Merseyrail trains, will have a...
Region: National
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT South Western Railway Guards' safety action rock solid
Rail union RMT said today that members are standing rock solid and united across the South Western Railway network this morning at the start of a 72 hour strike in the fight to retain guards and protect safety, security and accessibility...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT demands urgent talks in SWR Guards dispute
On the eve of the next phase of industrial action on South Western Railway rail union RMT has demanded urgent talks after the safety regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), confirmed in a letter a number of serious...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms 72 hours of strike action on South Western Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that the next round of strike action on South Western Railway goes ahead from Friday as the company continue to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement.  As a...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Strike Saturday and further dates on Northern Rail announced
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The scheduled...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT South Western Railway Guards' safety action rock solid
  Rail union RMT said today that members are standing rock solid and united across the South Western Railway network this morning in the fight to retain guards and protect safety, security and accessibility on the companies services. RMT General...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, driver only operation, doo, strike
RMT strike action on South Western Railway to go ahead
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that the next round of strike action on South Western Railway goes ahead from tomorrow after the company made a mockery of agreed talks this week and sabotaged a process that could have reached agreement. ...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT on today's Government rail fare hike
Responding to the confirmation of the rail fare increases this morning, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “With passengers already furious at the shocking level of service on Britain’s rip-off privatised railways today’s news is just another kick in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT confirms new strike dates on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a new round of strike action on South Western Railway after the company made a mockery of agreed talks and sabotaged a process that could have reached agreement. RMT has accused the company of sending...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Fare increase announcement
On the eve of the rail fare rise announcement rail union RMT has revealed that despite timetable chaos and service and staff cuts rail fares are massively more as expensive compared to Europe and rising twice as fast as UK...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT responds to Chris Grayling attack on rail workers pay
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "If Chris Grayling seriously thinks that front line rail workers are going to pay the price for his gross incompetence and the greed of the private train companies he's got another thing coming. "This...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, train operating companies
RMT calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Yet again today services on Arriva Rail North have been reduced to chaos as this basket case franchise lurches from crisis to crisis. Northern have chosen to declare war on their passengers and staff...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, timetable chaos
RMT suspends this Saturday's strike action on South Western
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has agreed to suspend the next 24 hours of strike action on South Western Railway scheduled for this Saturday to allow for further talks around the issue of the guard guarantee. The union decision...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms further strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits.  RMT has...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the next phase of strike action will go ahead exactly as planned tomorrow in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway as the company walked away from...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT sets out catalogue of safety abuses during SWR strike
As talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the axing of safety-critical guards on South Western Railway get underway at ACAS today, rail union RMT has written to the safety regulator, the ORR, setting out a catalogue of fundamental and...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT on South Western Railway strike talks
"The statement from SWR does not represent what we were told when talks broke up this afternoon. As far as RMT is concerned the talks process remains live and the company were going back to their bosses in Aberdeen and...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo
Govt advisors warned DOO trains are ‘toxic’ for disabled
As RMT guards on South Western Railway take strike action in defence of safety and accessibility again today the union has shone the spotlight on recently released government documents which show that the government’s own advisors warned of the adverse...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, rssb, rdg, dptac, abc, association of british commuters
RMT confirms strike action on South Western Railway tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the next phase of strike action will go ahead exactly as planned tomorrow in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway as the company continue to refuse...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT tables motion at TUC calling for Grayling to go
WITH NORTHERN RAIL back in the headlines again this morning rail union RMT has confirmed that it has tabled a motion at this year’s Trade Union Congress in Manchester in September calling for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, chris grayling, dft, tuc
JOINT STATEMENT ON MERSEYRAIL GUARDS' DISPUTE
“The meeting was scheduled to enable an update on the ACAS process to date from the RMT’s perspective and we discussed the next phase of the negotiations. Today’s discussions have been positive and constructive and we have made good progress...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, acas, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
‎Strike action solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members in the two separate disputes on Eurostar and South Western Railw‎ay are standing rock solid this morning as they put the issue of public safety right at the top of the agenda....
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, eurostar, guards, conductors, strike
South Western could be paid to not run trains
Questions tabled by MPs have revealed that the taxpayer, via the government, is set to pay South Western trains not to run trains during current strike action by RMT.  The shocking revelation com‎es as RMT members prepare for the next...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT South Western Railway Guards' safety action rock solid
‎"RMT members are standing rock solid and united again this morning across South Western Railway in the latest phase of the campaign to put public safety, security and access before private profit.  “RMT is angry and frustrated that a request...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT slams Government for withholding key franchise data
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of operating a great rail cover up as it emerged that key financial data on Britain’s rail franchises, data that was available in the past, is now being deliberately withheld by the DFT....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchise, rail franchising, privatisation, dft, department for transport, tory government
RMT on rail overcrowding in the current heatwave
“The combination of overcrowding on our trains and the current on-going heatwave is putting huge pressure on services and the rail workers across the network striving to keep Britain moving. “Hot and overcrowded trains increase the risk of passengers being...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail, railways, train, overcrowding, guards, conductors
South Western Railway fail to respond to RMT talks offer
Rail union RMT said today that it is angry and frustrated that South Western Railway have failed to respond seriously to a union call for talks around the guard guarantee on their trains with an eight day programme of industrial...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Eight days of strike action set to start Thursday
RAIL UNION RMT today warned that the South Western Railways franchise is teetering on the brink as it emerged that the franchise is having to be renegotiated just days before the workforce is due to begin a further programme of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT suspends Northern Rail action to allow for talks
“RMT’s negotiating team has been in talks with Arriva Rail North over the past week in an attempt to seek a resolution to the long-running dispute. “Reports from RMT representatives and correspondence from the company have set out a process...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, DOO, Dispute
RMT confirms further strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action will take place in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway.  The action has been confirmed after the company effectively sabotaged the talks process by...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT to take Guards campaign to Durham Miners Gala
RMT will have its customary stall at the Big Meeting where members, including Northern Rail guards, will be reinforcing the core message of putting public safety before the private profits of Arriva Rail North. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands full disclosure of all GTR contract documents
With yet another new timetable due to be brought in in six days time rail union RMT has demanded that the full contract documentation - including the current interim arrangements - relating to the failed GTR operation be released for public ‎scrutiny...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, contract documentation, franchise, rail privatisation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms industrial action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a ban on overtime and rest day working by Commercial Guards at Bournemouth and Weymouth depots in response to the victimisation of members during the recent industrial action by guards in defence of rail safety....
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, overtime ban, industrial action
RMT confirms further strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place two weeks Saturday on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT accuses GTR of playing for time over timetable chaos
RAIL UNION RMT has accused basket-case private rail operator GTR of "playing for time and treating passengers and staff like a bunch of mugs" as the company produced a well-resourced barrage of propaganda and excuses yesterday evening and this morning...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, rail delivery group, rdg, dda, disabled access, guards, conductors, timetable chaos
RMT demands that Government cut the rhetoric
Following reports this morning that the Government have warned the basket-case GTR franchise that they are drinking in the "last chance saloon" rail union RMT has demanded that Ministers cut out the hot air and rhetoric and strip both Govia...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, southern, northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North after reports that Grayling is to scrap Leeds to Manchester electrification. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Is is being widely reported today that Chris Grayling is to axe another key...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT seeks agreement to address Transport For The North Board
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to Transport for the North seeking permission to address their full board meeting in Manchester tomorrow - 28th June - to present the union case for retaining safety-critical guards on Northern Rail services....
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on chaos on South Western Railway
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "There have been two days of chaos on South Western Railway services out of Waterloo on the hottest days of the year with RMT members left to take the heat at the sharp end....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, waterloo
RMT again calls for resignation of Transport Secretary
‎RAIL UNION RMT is once again calling for Transport  Secretary Chris Grayling to step down as a new leaked Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) briefing on crime and security reveals the dangers to staff from rail chaos. The document warns that...
Region: National