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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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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,
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,
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,
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,
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
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,
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,
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,
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,
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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,
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 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 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 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 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,
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 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 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
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 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 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 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,
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 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,
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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,
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 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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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,
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
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,
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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,
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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,
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
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,
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 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,
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 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,
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 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,
‎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 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
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,
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,
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 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 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
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink railway, chris grayling, tory government, btp, british transport police
RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation
‎RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation as public sector takes over East Coast again today General Secretary Mick Cash said; "If you want to see the failures of Britain's privatised railway system writ large look no further than the...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast main line, ecml, virgin, stagecoach, dor, directly operated railways, chris grayling, tory government, privatisation
RMT suspends strike action on South Western Railway
“RMT welcomes the fact that following joint talks with South Western Railway, under the auspices of conciliation service ACAS, and subsequent correspondence, adequate progress has been made regarding the dispute over the role of the Guard and the extension of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms further strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway. RMT has instructed members not to book on duty from 00:01 on Thursday 21st June 2018 until 23:59 on Saturday...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
"Meltdown Monday"
RMT says that "Meltdown Monday" should spell the end of the privatised chaos on Britain's railways General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The union is picking up reports from both Northern and GTR of a hopeless lack of planning, combined with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, govia, govia thameslink railway, disabled passengers, timetable
RMT slams new GTR timetable
Rail union RMT today called for Govia Thameslink Railway to be the next private train company to be stripped of their franchise as the union highlighted a disgusting insult to disabled people contained in the new timetable arrangements that come...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, govia, govia thameslink railway, disabled passengers, timetable
RMT responds to Grayling's "digital railway" stunt
"It's nothing but a smokescreen for Chris Grayling to suddenly start parading around as a great rail moderniser when he's the man who deliberately pulled the plug on a raft of key electrification and upgrade plans. No one is going...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, tory government, digital railway, rail privatisation
Internal review won't end Britain's great rail fare rip-off
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "No one trusts Britain's rip-off private rail companies to do the right thing by passengers when it come to fares and ticketing. "These are the same bunch of spivs who have hacked back on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fare, rail delivery group, rdg, ticketing, fares, privatised railway, tory government
Strike action suspended on South Western Railway
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “The union welcomes the fact that SWR has agreed to our offer of ACAS talks in the current safety dispute over the threat to guards and the extension of driver only operation. “As a...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, industrial action, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action over guards and safety
RMT members on all three franchises will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 9th May. In addition, members on South Western Railway will also strike for 24 hours on 11th May, 14th May, 16th May and 18th May. The announcement of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, arriva rail north, northern rail, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT ISSUES FRESH CALL FOR PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
Rail union RMT today renewed calls for public ownership of Britain's railways as the Sunday Times reports that five private operators are now teetering on the brink of collapse. The Sunday Times reports that four companies, in addition to Virgin...
Region: National
Tagged with: public ownership, railway, privatisation, chris grayling, tory government
RMT suspends strike action on Docklands Light Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that scheduled strike action on Keolis Amey Docklands, due to start tomorrow and stretch across the weekend, has been suspended after significant progress has been made in talks with the company hosted by ACAS. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis amey docklands, acas, industrial action
RMT WELCOMES DISABLED CAMPAIGNERS' ACTION IN LONDON TOMORROW
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a series of action’s taking place in London tomorrow – Wednesday 18th April – in support of the campaign to keep guards on South Western Railway trains.   Campaigners from the “Save Access at Brentford...
Region: National
Tagged with: disabled campaigners, save access at brentford station, guards, conductors, accessibility, south western railway, swr,
RMT on hostile takeover bid for First Group
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This looks like yet another bunch of speculators and asset strippers homing in on the British transport sector. "First have been propped up by the Government on the Great Western routes for many years...
Region: National
Tagged with: First group, south western railway, great western, apollo managment
RMT welcomes disabled campaigners' action
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed a series of action’s taking place in London next week – Wednesday 18th April – in support of the campaign to keep guards on South Western Railway trains.   Campaigners from the “Save Access at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, industrial action, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
DLR Strike Action
DLR union RMT confirmed today that it has served notice on Keolis Amey Docklands for the next phase of strike action in a dispute over outsourcing, abuse of procedures and workplace justice.   All KAD members have been instructed not...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, keolis amey docklands, strike, industrial action
RMT confirms industrial action goes ahead on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a further phase of industrial action involving members on South Western Railway will go ahead over Easter in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT secures renewed mandates for action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed today that it has secured overwhelming votes to continue with action in the rail safety disputes on Greater Anglia and South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandates with both employers under the...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco
RMT confirms industrial action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a further phase of industrial action involving members on South Western Railway will go ahead over Easter in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, industrial action, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT at ACAS today as industrial action looms on DLR
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that it will be attending ACAS talks today with Keolis Amey Docklands as industrial action looms on Docklands Light Railway.   The union has confirmed the following dates for action on KAD/DLR.   • 04:00 hours...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis amey docklands, acas, industrial action
RMT confirms industrial action on DLR
Following a magnificent ballot result returned by RMT members this week the union’s National Executive Committee has considered the matter and taken the decision to call on all staff to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, keolis amey docklands, industrial action
Strike action goes ahead on DLR this week
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations this week as the intransigent attitude of the management continues...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, iss, kad, keolis amey docklands
South Western Railway action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that industrial action involving members on South Western Railway goes ahead from tomorrow in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only Operation after management at the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT progress on eliminating dumping of excrement
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has only been through long and hard campaigning that a pledge has now been secured to eliminate the dumping of excrement on the railway by the end of 2019 but the union has warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, tracks, railway
South Western Railway Guards' safety dispute action resumes
RAIL UNION RMT said today that industrial action involving members on South Western Railway goes ahead from Friday 16th February in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only Operation after management...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
East Coast rail shambles deepens
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of an “act of mindless industrial vandalism” as it was confirmed that the public sector rail franchise failsafe option, Directly Operated Railways, was broken up and outsourced to a consortium of consultants and...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast mainlinee, dor, directly operated railways, national express, virgin, stagecoach, virgin east coast
RMT calls on South Western Railway to talk about Guards'
RAIL UNION RMT today called on South Western Railway to call off the bullying and start talking after the company sent threatening and intimidating letters to individual union members suggesting that they will be making illegal deductions to the wages...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, the union confirmed today, as the intransigent attitude of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, iss, keolis amey docklands
RMT confirms further industrial action on South Western
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that members on South Western Railway will be taking further action from Friday 16th February in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only Operation. Members will...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Strike action solid this morning on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway are standing rock solid this morning as they kick off the latest 48 hour phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations after talks failed this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, keolis amey docklands, iss, strike
48 hours of strike action goes ahead tomorrow on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further 48 hour phase of strike action from tomorrow over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations after talks failed this week due to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, iss, keolis amey docklands
RMT on today's Transport Focus survey
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Today’s Transport Focus survey shows that passengers are continuing to get a raw deal on Britain’s rip-off, privatised railways and once again the case for an end to profiteering, and a return to public...
Region: National
Tagged with: privatised railways, swr, south western railway, tory government, transport focus
RMT members take further strike action on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking further strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract.   The announcement comes...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
RMT strike action solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT members remain rock solid in each of the separate disputes across the country over rail safety this morning, on the final day of this phase of action, as we continue to fight...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, merseyrail, arriva rail north, south western railway, greater anglia, doo, dco, guards, conductors
RMT members standing firm this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members are standing firm this morning in the separate disputes across the country in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard.    "This week, in the midst of the Tory...
Region: National
Tagged with: driver only operation, doo, greater anglia, south western railway, merseyrail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors
South Western Railway hauled to account for their failure
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The news that South Western Railway are being hauled in by the passenger watchdog today to account for their abysmal performance should be a wake up call to this company and should force an immediate...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, mtr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned on Wednesday and Friday in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned next week in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only...
Region: National
Tagged with: strike, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, northern rail, southern rail, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway
RMT challenges SWR for urgent clarification over Guards
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "We have seen the press statement from SWR guaranteeing to roster a second member of staff on their trains which is at odds with what they have been telling us directly. "I have written to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to meet South Western Railway and Northern Rail today
Rail union RMT will be meeting with senior managers from South Western Railway and Northern Rail today – 3rd January - in last ditch talks aimed at brokering a solution to the guards’ safety dispute with the next phase of three...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, greater anglia, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
25th anniversary of railway privatisation study
On the 25th anniversary of The Railway Act of 1993 – that led to the privatisation of the railways – and the day before rail season tickets are due to rise in price by 3.6% and fares on average by 3.4% a new...
Region: National
Tagged with: railway privatisation, fare rises, protest
RMT identifies 141 station “crime hot spot and no-go areas”
TO COINCIDE with today’s strike action on South Western Railway in defence of rail safety, rail union RMT has revealed the 141 unstaffed stations which it fears will become crime hot spots and no-go areas for vulnerable and disabled passengers if...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT launches new film in support of Keep the Guard campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today launches a new film and social media drive in support of both the “Keep The Guard” campaign and the workers involved in disputes across the country in defence of rail safety. A short film “Unguarded”, weaving...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, unguarded, southern rail, southern railways, merseyrail, arriva rail, north, greater anglia, abellio, arriva, guards, conductors,
A million more trains a year to run without guards
RAIL UNION RMT has predicted that over a million more trains a year will run without guards on the five companies RMT is currently in dispute with, Greater Anglia Railway, Merseyrail, Northern Rail, Southern Rail and South Western Railway. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, southern, southern rail, south western railway, greater anglia, merseyrail, arriva rail north
RMT announces DOO strike action in New Year
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in January in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK 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: southern rail, southern railways, southern, swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, island line, greater anglia, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members to strike on DLR on New Year’s Eve
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking strike action on New Year’s Eve over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, iss, iss cleaners, strike,
New dates on SWR and Greater Anglia Guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today announced strike action on Greater Anglia and South Western Railway later this month in separate disputes over the threat to guards and the safety of the travelling public.   On Greater Anglia members will take strike...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, south western railway, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Fare increases announced today
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These fare increases are another kick in the teeth for British passengers who will still be left paying the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out, unreliable trains where private profit comes before...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare increases, privatisation, railways, rail fares
RMT challenges Government over "cuts today and jam tomorrow"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Rather than Chris Grayling's bogus promises of jam tomorrow serious questions now need to be asked about the state of rail infrastructure in Britain in the here and now on his Governments watch. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, privatisation, railway, tory governmrent
RMT launches direct challenge to rail safety body
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a direct challenge to the rail safety body, the RSSB, to fundamentally review it’s conflicted position on Driver Only Operation and the danger to passengers at the Platform Train Interface after the organisation was forced...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, platform train interface, pti, guards, conductors, southern rail, gtr, northern rail, arriva, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, first group
RMT exposes Grayling first class fiasco
Rail union RMT today exposed yet another Chris Grayling fiasco as his pledge to phase out First Class travel on London commuter routes just four months ago turned to dust as it emerged that new rolling stock on South Western...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, first group, chris grayling, first class
RMT calls for an end to the attack on guards
RAIL UNION RMT today called for an immediate halt and reversal of plans to axe guards from Britain's trains after the rail safety body, the RSSB, produced new research warning of a growing danger at the platform train interface and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, rssb, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT raises serious SWR safety breaches
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has written to the rail safety regular, the Office of Road and Rail, setting out a series of serious safety breaches during last week’s strike action on South Western Railway. The incidents, which...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, first group, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, safety breach, strike, orr, office of road and rail
Second day of latest phase of action in rail safety disputes
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members involved in this second day in the latest phase of action on Greater Anglia, Southern and South Western Railway remain solid and united this morning  in separate disputes which are about putting...
Region: National
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members standing rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members stand solid, united and determined again this morning in the latest phase of strike action in a raft of separate disputes which are about putting safety, security and access to transport services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, southern rail, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, doo, driver only operation
RMT responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, rail union, rmt
RMT hits back at Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation. Those are...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, evening standard, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr
RMT warns of danger to passengers from strike breaking plans
RAIL UNION RMT has today issued a warning that rail operator’s strike breaking plans this week will put passengers at serious risk. RMT is aware that rail companies are training up rail staff who have previously had no rail operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strikes, industrial action, greater anglia, southern, southern rail, gtr, abellio, swr, south western railway, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail,
South Western Railway will discriminate against disabled pax
RAIL UNION RMT warns that Chris Grayling’s plans for driver only trains on South Western Railway will discriminate against older and disabled passengers. The warning comes as an analysis of South Western Railway’s existing policy for protecting older and disabled...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, disabled passengers, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
South Western Railway derailment reinforces need for guards
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT awaits the facts behind the derailment this morning and our local reps are monitoring the situation on the ground. "Yet again this incident shows the importance of having guards on our trains to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, derailment, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
Shocking smashed window incident on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that South Western Railway reverse their plans to axe guards on their services after it emerged that the guard on board a train thought to have been hit by a brick yesterday was instrumental in...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, swt, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT announces further DOO strike action
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in November in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK 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: southern, southern rail, gtr, swr, south western railway, abellio, greater anglia, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors,
RMT members vote overwhelmingly for action on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on South Western Railway have voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over rail safety. Over 80% of members on SWR have voted to strike on a turnout of over 76% with even higher numbers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, south west trains, swt, mtr, first, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South Western Railway boss promises to abide by ballot
Rail union RMT today seized on a statement from the top boss at South Western Railways that he will respect and abide by the ballot ‎result of RMT members over the role of guards and extension of DOO - interpreted by...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, first, mtr, andy mellors, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes TUC backing in Merseyrail guards' dispute
RMT today welcomed a unanimous vote at the TUC this morning for the campaign against driver only operation on Merseyrail and other franchises ‎where the union is engaged in disputes over safety. The TUC has passed a motion promising to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, tuc, tuc17, southern, northern, merseyrail, greater anglia, south western railway, doo, dco, guards, conductors
RMT in dispute with South Western Railway over Guards
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a failure by South Western Railway  franchise holder First MTR to give clear, cast-iron assurances over the future of guards on their trains has now triggered a formal dispute with the company. The union...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swt, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, south west trains
RMT on Waterloo this morning
"RMT's engineering members have worked flat out against the clock in an effort to hit punishing schedules to deliver the wholesale re-modelling of Waterloo on time. It was always going to be a massive challenge and the men and women...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: waterloo, swt, south west trains, south western railway, first mtr, guards, conductors
Union calls on South Western Railway to maintain Guards
As Chinese State owned MTR takes over the South West Trains contract RMT has called on SWT Chinese owner’s operator to honour previous commitments made to South West Trains passengers to keep a guard on every train. A SWT poster...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swt, south west trains, south western railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on Southern Rail ASLEF ballot
"This ballot was entirely a matter for ASLEF and its members. However, the result reflects the continuing and deep seated concern amongst drivers and the wider workforce over the extension of DOO and the safety impact on passenger services.   ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Plans revealed to strip Southern/GTR of contract
Respected industry insiders Rail Business Intelligence (RBI) have today published detailed claims that the end of the track is nigh for failing Southern Railways and  plans are now advanced for the Government to take direct control of this flawed contract....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Southern forced to admit that they are cancelling services
On first day of RMT drivers strike Southern forced to admit that they are cancelling services due to "driver shortage" despite promise to run full service from today. https://twitter.com/southernrailuk/status/823800911239774209 ‎ Southern Tweet 240117 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “RMT is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
6 x more Southern services are travelling without a OBS
Information provided to RMT by passengers and rail workers has revealed that at least six times as many rail services on Southern where Driver Only Trains have been introduced have been travelling without an On Board Service Supervisor (OBS) than...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Southern Guards action "solid and absolutely determined"
"RMT guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning. Their resilience is a credit to the entire trade union movement. "These are local people fighting for safe...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Southern Rail drivers action begins at midnight
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has still not had a positive responsive from the TUC as to involvement in the talks process over the Southern Rail disputes. As a result action planned to start  00.01  Tuesday 24th January...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT Southern drivers and guards action remains on
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT demands again today that this union be given access to exactly the same talks process in our Southern Rail disputes as has been brokered for our sister union by the TUC.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railway, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
GWR Servest cleaners striking for pay
Great Western Railway Servest cleaners striking for pay and workplace justice at Paddington this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT’s cleaner members on GWR will not stand by while they are mercilessly exploited by privateers and while rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners, pay
RMT prepared to suspend strike action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it will suspend this week’s strike action by cleaners on Great Western Railway (GWR) if an upcoming meeting today, Monday 16th January 2017, between GWR and Servest UK results in a commitment to making changes...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike rock solid on Great Western Railway
The dispute involves cleaners working on GWR and is over a number of issues including: pay; parity with GWR Staff; annual leave; provision of safety clothing and an agreement for a permanent workforce and an end to the use of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 0559 on Friday 23rd December and 0558 on Saturday 24th. Cleaners will be picketing at Paddington Station from 06:00 tomorrow - Friday 23rd December.   GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
A delegation of cleaners and their supporters will also travel to GWR’s Swindon head office to deliver a petition. GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to avoid proper responsibilities to the workers who clean their trains. The dispute involves cleaners...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT confirms strike action by cleaners on GWR
Following last week’s ballot result overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action, RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all Servest UK members working on the GWR Contract to take the following strike action:   Not...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
Transport Committee report on "Digital Railway"
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT has serious concerns that the trendy-sounding “Digital Railway” project could be just another wrapper used to try and smuggle through a fresh package of cuts.   “RMT has made it clear that the union...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, digital railway
RMT calls for an end to Welsh railways "nonsense"
RAIL UNION RMT called for an end to private profiteering on Welsh Railways as four bidders are announced today to progress to the next stage in the procurement process to operate rail services in Wales and the Borders from October...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: welsh railways, arriva trains wales, abellio rail cymru, keolis amey
RMT slams latest outrageous assault on Southern rail staff
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is complete garbage from the transport secretary and an outrageous assault on the Southern Rail workforce.  He has personally chosen to give Southern/GTR a free pass to cancel and wreck services without penalty. "Instead...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, directly operated railways, doo, driver only operation, chris grayling
TOC funded report exposes DOO dangers
A report funded by the Train Operating Companies own safety body has warned that introducing Driver Only Operation, and sacking guards on train services, will increase risks to  passengers,  RMT can reveal today. ‎Incredibly, despite that admission, the report dismisses...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, RSSB, railway safety standards board
Deutsche Bahn approves UK asset sell-off
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, arriva trains wales, chiltern railways, cross country, grand central, london overground, northern rail
CHANGES TO CLEANING OPERATIONS
Our Ref: DLR/15/4 19th April 2016 Dear Colleagues, CHANGES TO CLEANING OPERATIONS – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT) Further to previous correspondence, you and your colleagues are congratulated for an overwhelming ‘YES’ vote for taking strike action and action short...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey,
Great Western advertising con exposed.
"The truth is that the private rail companies know that they are deeply unpopular for good reason and the fact that they have been pulled up by the Advertising Standards Authority for this outrageous stunt is good news. RMT will...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, asa, advertising standards agency
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS
Our Ref: DLR/14/2 3rd March 2016 Dear Colleagues, BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION CANCELLED – DISPUTE IS RESOLVED As you will recall, the strike action due to take place in February was suspended following progress...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: docklands light railway, keolis, amey, dlr
INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT)
Our Ref: DLR/0001/I(KAD) 25th February 2016 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT) Further to my letter dated 23rd December, members will be recall that the industrial action was suspended and the offer...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
RMT steps up pressure on Southern
RAIL UNION RMT today called for “an end to the warnings and a move to real action” from the Government to take the failing Southern Rail franchise into direct public ownership as staff launched a new fight for safety over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, govia thameslink railways
Breakdown in Industrial Relations
Our Ref: DLR/14/2 23rd December 2015 Dear Colleague, Breakdown in Industrial Relations – Keolis Amey Docklands Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, your RMT negotiating team has held further discussions and negotiations with the Company and these have resulted in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
Massive victory for RMT
Transport union RMT today confirmed that it has secured a massive pre-Christmas pay victory for key groups of staff working for outsourcing company Interserve on London’s Docklands Light Railway. After RMT put on a package of strike action and action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, interserve
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: DLR/0001/I(KAD) 23rd December 2015 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 Interserve Facilities (Keolis Amey Docklands Contract) ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, your RMT negotiating team met the Company on Tuesday...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
RMT confirms series of New Year strikes on DLR
RAIL UNION RMT said today that staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway will strike on four occasions next year in a dispute over a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations. The action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: docklands light railway, dlr, keolis amey docklands
Second day of RMT DLR strike remains rock solid
"RMT members have made it crystal clear that they will not be bullied into accepting changes that undermine both their jobs and operational safety. "There is no excuse for Keolis Amey to dig their heads in the sand in the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
RMT strike on DLR rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members on DLR are rock solid in their action this morning and I want to pay tribute to their unity and determination as they fight to defend safe operational practices and the basic...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
RMT DLR POPLAR PICKET
Picket line at Poplar this morning as RMT 48 hour strike closes DLR in dispute over workplace justice and safety of services. Credit: RMT
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
RMT confirms 48 hour DLR strike from tomorrow morning
RAIL UNION RMT said today that staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway will strike for 48 hours from early tomorrow after last ditch talks failed to make any progress this morning. The dispute is over a range...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
RMT confirms 48 hours strike on DLR
RAIL UNION RMT said today that staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway will strike for 48 hours next week  in a dispute over a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations.   The announcement...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: docklands light railway, dlr, keolis, amey
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Our Ref: DLR/14/2 27th October 2015 Dear Colleague, BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS Following the magnificent ballot result in favour of taking industrial action, your General Grades Committee has considered this matter and having consulted with your Branch...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, keolis, amey
Massive RMT vote for strike action on DLR
Over 92% voted to strike with an even larger majority for action short of a strike.   The key issues at the heart of the dispute are:   •         The use of agency staff on P-Way operations •         Further abuses of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: docklands light railway, dlr, keolis, amey
RMT says “no excuse” for not modifying new GWR trains
RAIL UNION RMT said today that there is no excuse whatsoever for not modifying the new Hitachi Inter-City trains on Great Western Railways to accommodate guards door operation and catering facilities as it emerged that the same trains will have...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railways, hitachi, inter-city trains
Docklands Light Railway staff to strike over pay
There has recently been a change of management on the Interserve DLR contract and RMT officials have met with the new management to discuss the issues in this long-running dispute. RMT was promised a response from the Company but to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, interserve facilities, security, cleaners
Great Western Trains slower journey times than 40 years ago
New £4.5bn Intercity Express Trains for Great Western Railway will deliver slower journey times than those provided by publicly owned British Rail (BR) nearly forty years ago the UK’s biggest rail union RMT reveals today.   The recently launched Great...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, first,
RMT to begin ballot for action on Docklands Light Railway
The ballot will open later this week and will close on the 22nd October. The key issues at the heart of the dispute are: •         The use of agency staff on P-Way operations •         Further abuses of the use of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: docklands light railway, dlr, keolis, amey
Rates Of Pay And Conditions Of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/GTR/(CSRPO) 1 October 2015 Dear colleague Rates Of Pay And Conditions Of Service 2015 – Govia Thameslink Railway (Thameslink And Great Northern) (Customer Services And Revenue Protection Officers) Your union held a meeting with the company on 17th July 2015 over a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink Railway, Thameslink, Great Northern
RMT ramps up campaign for buffet cars on GWR
RAIL UNION RMT today vowed to step up its campaign to save the buffet car on the new Great Western Railway (GWR) Intercity Express Trains.   This comes in the wake of a recent meeting between RMT and the Department...
Region: National
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, Buffet Cars
RMT slams "shocking complacency" of private rail companies
Responding to official figures released by BTP this morning, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These horrific statistics, showing that sexual assaults on our railways rose by nearly 25% over the year, expose the shocking complacency of the private train companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: sexual assaults, railways, btp
Docklands Light Railway Interserve staff to strike Monday
After a vote of over 80% for action, and a 48 hours rock solid strike at the end of May, transport union RMT has confirmed that staff working for notorious anti-union facilities company Interserve on Docklands Light Railway will strike from Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: Docklands Light Railway, DLR, Action
DLR Interserve staff to strike for 48 hours from tomorrow
RMT reps have been in talks with Interserve management regarding a whole series of issues that remained unresolved and the union took the decision to conduct a ballot for strike action to protest against management’s failure to resolve in particular...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, interserve
Massive vote for action on Docklands Light Railway
Rail union RMT confirmed today that members have voted overwhelmingly YES in ballots for strike action over pay and working conditions on Docklands Light Railway in two separate disputes. In both disputes members have voted by well over 80% for action...
Region: National
Tagged with: Docklands Light Railway, DLR, Action
RMT to ballot for action over pay and conditions on DLR
RMT Reps have been involved in extensive in talks with Keolis/Amey Docklands management regarding the 2015 pay review and other issues including the shifting of the pay anniversary date. Following a series of meetings, the Company had failed to table a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, ballot
DISPUTE WITH KEOLIS/AMEY DOCKLANDS (K.A.D.)
Our Ref: DLR/15/10 21st January 2015 Dear Colleagues, DISPUTE WITH KEOLIS/AMEY DOCKLANDS (K.A.D.) Following the magnificent ballot result in favour of taking industrial action, your General Grades Committee has considered this matter and having consulted with your Branch and Lead Officer,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, keolis/amey, docklands light railway
48 hour strike on DLR over assault on terms and conditions
‎NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-   •    04:00 hours on Wednesday 28th January 2015 until 03:59 hours on Friday 30thJanuary 2015.   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Following the feedback from well-attended Branch meetings and the ballot result,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, keolis/amey, docklands light railway, strike action
Staff on Settle/Carlisle line to strike again on Wednesday
All affected members have now been instructed to take a second phase of action and not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 14th January 2015.   RMT’s  grievance is with the Settle...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle and carlisle railway development company, settle/carlisle, strike action
Govt admits it doesn't know how much sewage dumped on tracks
Last year, RMT learnt from a series of questions tabled by members of the union’s Parliamentary Group that Ministers and officials haven’t a clue as to how much excrement is sprayed around the rail network every year. As well as...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, human waste, railway tracks, inside out
Transfer of Docklands Light Railway Contract from Serco
Our Ref: DLR/15/10 12th November 2014 Dear Colleagues, Transfer of Docklands Light Railway Contract from Serco to Keolis/Amey Docklands (K.A.D.) As you and your colleagues will be aware, it was the intention of your Union in line with members’ wishes, to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, serco, keolis, amey
RMT slams scandal of northern rail rolling stock
It has emerged that nine trains currently used by Trans Pennine Express will be moved to Chiltern Railways. The trains, currently used between Manchester and Hull, will move from April 2015 in a lease agreement despite the fact that the stock...
Region: National
Tagged with: first trans pennine express, chiltern railways, rolling stock
Serco Docklands - Amended Industrial Action
Our Ref DLR/10/1 24th January 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS SERCO DOCKLANDS Dear Colleagues, BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SERCO DOCKLANDS Further to my letter of 21st January I am writing to advise you that the General Grades Committee, following consultation with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, serco
DLR - Amended Industrial Action
Our Ref DLR/10/1 24th January 2014 ! Important Information for Members – Changes made to dates of Industrial Action ! Dear Colleagues, IMPROVING PAY AND CONDITIONS – CARLISLE CLEANING AND SECURITY (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY) Further to my letter of 21st January I am...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, carlisle cleaning and security
RMT confirms action on Docklands Light Railway
 Serco Docklands members are instructed NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-   04:30 hours on Wednesday 29th January 2014 until 04:29 hours on Friday 31st January 2014.   12:00 hours on Tuesday 4th February 2014 until 11:59 hours on Thursday 6th February 2014.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: serco, docklands light railway, dlr, tfl, industrial action
Docklands Light Railway vote by massive majority for strike
Transport union RMT confirmed today that members on the SERCO Docklands Light Railway have voted by massive majorities of more than nine to one  for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over a wide...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: serco, dlr, docklands light railway, tfl, strike