RMT on Railways Bill in today's Queen’s speech
Rail union RMT has warned that the Queen’s Speech to be delivered today to set up Great British Railways, the new state holding company for the UK’s rail infrastructure, will only deliver for private railway companies.
RMT general secretary Michael...
RMT attacks cleaning cost cutting
The railway union condemned the move which puts vital cleaning jobs at risk on Essex Thameside services. This despite all the evidence that clean trains are essential to restoring public confidence post the height of the Covid pandemic. Bidvest Noonan...
East Midlands Railways staff to strike again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers and Senior Conductors on East Midlands Railway will be striking again in separate disputes. The action is taking place after the union suspended ongoing strike action and participated in weeks of negotiations which...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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...