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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...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Strike
Strike action goes ahead after RDG fails to give any response to RMT initiative
RMT wrote to the Rail Delivery Group laying out a series of principles that could pave the way for a negotiated settlement to this long-running dispute.   However, rail bosses refused to even acknowledge receipt of the letter and briefed...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Strike, National Rail Dispute, Rail Delivery Group
Rail workers to take further strike action on 14 train operating companies in national dispute
All members involved in the dispute are to take strike action and NOT BOOK ON for any shifts between:   0001 and 2359 hrs on Saturday 26 th  August 2023 0001 and 2359 hrs on Saturday 2 nd  September 2023   The union has been left with little...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strike
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail strike, RMT, Mick Lynch
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strike
RMT rejects proposals as employers torpedo negotiating process
Following further discussions between the union and RDG, the employer issued a clarification on the offer RMT has been considering.   The RDG is now saying they would only implement the first-year payment of 5% if the union terminated its industrial...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Strike
RMT suspends national rail strikes on March 30 and April 1
The NEC has therefore suspended strike action scheduled for March 30 and April 1. RMT will have further talks with the RDG with a view to securing a new offer on pay, job security and working conditions. The dispute remains on and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strike, suspended
RMT suspends Network Rail industrial action
Further updates will be given on aspects of the national rail dispute in the coming days. END Notes: There will be a referendum on the new offer held with further details to be announced.
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strike, Network Rail
RMT accuses government of sitting on their hands in rail dispute
General Secretary Mick Lynch is due to meet the Rail Minister Huw Merriman and rail employer representatives this coming Friday. However, RMT have said the government's "lack of urgency" is "astonishing," given the strike action scheduled to start in two...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Strike
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail strike, RMT, Mick Lynch
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT, Strike, Rail Strike, Mick Lynch
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, rail strike, Rail Union, RMT
RMT confirms national rail strike to go ahead next Wednesday 
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Strike action will take place next Wednesday as planned and our members are more determined than ever to secure a decent pay rise, job security and good working conditions.  “Network Rail have not made...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strike, Network Rail
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT
RMT calls 24 hours strike action in national rail dispute
Railway workers will once again take strike action over job security, pay and working conditions on Wednesday July 27. The 24-hour stoppage comes after Network Rail made an offer of 4pc in the first year followed by a possible 4pc in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, RMT,
RMT responds to MPs passing agency worker bill to break strikes
"The use of agency labour to break strikes is not only unethical and morally reprehensible; it is totally impracticable. Agency workers will not have the skill, training, or relevant competences to drive a train to do complex maintenance work on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Tory Government,
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
GTR workers to join the national rail dispute
GTR members were originally balloted as part of the national rail dispute along with 13 other train operating companies in May.   However due to the anti-trade union laws, despite voting yes, there was insufficient numbers to allow them to legally...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink Railway, GTR, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Strike, Rail Strike, Rail Dispute
Tories attack Welsh devolution law preventing agency workers from breaking strikes
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch “The latest attack on trade union rights is not just an attack on all trade unionists but an anti-democratic move to undermine Welsh devolution. “Using agency workers to break strike action is immoral and impractical...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Strike Breakers
RMT refute strike day claims by rail industry and government
“The people who turned up for work were managers and contractors who were not balloted, in a vain attempt to break the strike. “Despite attempts to undermine our action, the rail network barely ran any services and many of those...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support our Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike,
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike,
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail Strikes, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rishi Sunak, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT declares overwhelming mandate for national strike action on railways
71% of those balloted took part in the vote with 89% voting in favour of strike action and only 11% voting against. The union will now be demanding urgent talks with Network Rail and the 15 train operating companies that were balloted to find...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Strike, Ballot, Rail, Dispute, Pay, Jobs, Conditions, Rail Union, RMT
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,
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
Call for meet with German Transport Minister over Northern
On the eve of the next 24 hour phase of strike action on Northern Rail in the dispute over guards and rail safety, RMT has confirmed that it has written to the German transport minister seeking an urgent meeting aimed at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action, German
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strikes, Disputes, driver only
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail strike, guards
RMT CALLS ON PM TO END THE SABOTAGE OF RAIL STRIKE TALKS
In a letter to the Prime Minister today RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: I am now becoming increasingly alarmed that you are sabotaging deals with the RMT on Southern, Northern and Anglia Trains and also South Western Railway. I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strikes, Disputes
RMT warns Government of biggest rail strike in a generation
Moving the key motion on transport at the TUC in Brighton today General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members fighting attacks on jobs, safety and services deserve to be applauded and deserve the full support of the entire trade union...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, rail strike,
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
Our Ref: BR6/0001/NR 21 May 2015 INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED Dear colleague 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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT responds to NR threat of legal action over TSSA ballot
"It is highly damaging that instead of focusing on the talks process Network Rail have opted instead to threaten a dash to the courts to challenge the democratic decision of rail worker members of one of our sister unions.  RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT on NR attack on its workforce in today's Mail on Sunday
"It is rank hypocrisy for Network Rail executives to be attacking the pay and conditions of the front line workforce when they themselves are soaking up telephone number salaries and jetting round the world business class at public expense.   ...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT confirms strike dates and overtime ban on Network Rail
The largest rail union, RMT, today confirmed that members will be taking strike action and action short of a strike from Monday 25th May in the current dispute over pay and jobs at Network Rail. The impact of the action...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
Network Rail Ballot result - Strike Action
Our Ref: BR6/0001   12 th May 2015   TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT NETWORK RAIL   Dear Colleagues   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL   I write to advise you that the ballot for industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action