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rail freight - 8 Items Tagged Within News

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,
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
RMT responds to Freight statistics
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to The Office of Rail and Road’s quarterly rail freight statistics that show the rail freight sector making a slow recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis during the second quarter of 2020 (July to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Freight, Office of Rail and Road, ORR, Covid-19
RMT 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 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 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 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 responds to savage job cuts announced at DB Cargo
General Secretary Mick Cash said “This is devastating news brought on through a combination of cut-throat practices in the UK rail freight industry and a shocking lack of Government support for this key section of our transport infra-structure. “RMT’s executive...
Region: National
Tagged with: db cargo, job cuts, deutsche bahn, cargo, rail freight,