RMT members accept RDG pay offer
"I want to congratulate them on their steadfastness in this long industrial campaign.
“We will be negotiating further with the train operators over reforms they want to see. And we will never shy away from vigorously defending our members terms...
RMT to strike for 3 days in July
RMT members working across 14 train operating companies will take strike action on 20, 22 and 29 July.
Despite repeated statements from the union that we are willing to enter further negotiations, neither the rail operators nor the government have asked us to any...
RMT demands government acts to end rail chaos
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch has written to the Secretary of State for Transport to call for an industry summit of unions, employers and government, with an independent chair if necessary, to end chaos on the railways and resolve the...
RMT update on national rail strike days
Network Rail members will be on strike on those days and members working for the train operating companies will take action on 5th of November.
In separate disputes, London Underground and Overground (Arriva Rail London) members will take strike...
Rail Dispute Update
Rail Dispute Update: 30 th September 2022
RMT will be taking further strike action on 1 st and 8 th October, following our suspension of action on the death of Her Majesty the Queen. This action has been called because of failure to make...
RMT announces new strike date in national rail dispute
Over 40,000 RMT members from Network Rail and 15 train operating companies will take to picket lines, effectively shutting down the railway network.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that it was encouraging that the new Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP had...
RMT confirms national rail and tube strikes to go ahead
Over 50,000 workers across Network Rail, London Overground, London Underground and other 14 train operating companies will walkout this week following no breakthrough in any talks.
RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay...
Statement on anonymous briefings by the Rail industry
The last offer we had from Network Rail was rejected by our National Executive Committee on 13 July. There has been no new offer since from Network Rail.
Claims about the “sentiment” expressed by Eddie Dempsey and relayed by anonymous industry...
National rail strikes set for 18 and 20 August
The strikes on August 18 and 20, will bring out over 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operating companies.
RMT is also taking 24 hours strike action on 27 July.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The rail industry and the government need to...
Update on National Rail dispute
It amounts to a real terms pay cut over the next two years and will involve cutting a third of all frontline maintenance roles and 50pc of all scheduled maintenance work.
There will also be an expectation of unsocial hours...
RMT on Grant Shapps claims
Responding to claims made about working practices on the railway by Grant Shapps, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Grant Shapps is talking nonsense and is completely ignorant of how the railways work which is a major shortcoming for a...
RMT on Opinium Poll
Independent polling released by the RMT today found strong support for rail workers to receive a fairer deal and for the government to intervene to address the rail workers concerns. A clear majority of the public also support the rail...
Second strike day sees huge turnout on pickets
Over 40,000 members are on strike over a multiyear pay freeze and a lack of job security, with Network Rail and the train operating companies threatening thousands of compulsory redundancies.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Our members are leading the...
RMT strike action to go ahead on Thursday
Commenting on today's talks, Mick Lynch RMT general secretary said: "Grant Shapps has wrecked these negotiations by not allowing Network Rail to withdraw their letter threatening redundancy for 2,900 of our members.
"Until the government unshackle Network Rail and the train...
RMT General Secretary on rail dispute
“Today’s turnout at picket lines has been fantastic and exceeded expectations in our struggle for job security, defending conditions and a decent pay rise.
“Our members will continue the campaign and have shown outstanding unity in pursuit of a settlement...
National Rail & London Underground Strikes
Discussions with Network Rail and the Train Operators have continued today. The Train Operators have now made an offer and there is no further offer from Network Rail following the one which was rejected last Friday.
The RMT National Executive...
RMT calls for face to face meeting with Shapps
The railways will be shut down for 3 days on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, when workers from Network Rail and 13 train operating companies take to picket lines across the country in a row over pay and job losses.
In a letter...
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...
RMT proposes rail summit over driver only disputes
In an attempt to break the deadlock of the driver only train disputes RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has written today to the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling proposing a summit with the Department for Transport, the train...
ACTION IN RAIL SAFETY DISPUTES ROCK SOLID THIS MORNING
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
"RMT members are standing absolutely rock solid and united this morning in these four separate disputes as they make the case for safe, secure and accessible rail service for all. The public and workplace...
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
Our Ref: BR6/0001/NR
21 May 2015
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL
After four days of talks at conciliation service Acas between your union and Network Rail management, the company...
Network Rail dispute is about staffing and safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said.
"RMT is continuing to push for a negotiated settlement through the ACAS talks and the union is available right the way through the weekend to keep that process going if necessary.
In the meantime...
Network Rail Ballot result - Strike Action
Our Ref: BR6/0001
12 th May 2015
TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT NETWORK RAIL
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL
I write to advise you that the ballot for industrial action...