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RMT responds to rail regulator report
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road’s annual report into Network Rail’s performance and safety. The report, which details Network Rail’s record over the last 12 months praises the rail industry for its response...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Covid-19, Rail Regulator, Office of Rail and Road, Health and Safety
RMT condemns unsafe extension to lorry drivers’ hours
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned the Government’s unsafe extension to road haulage driver’s permitted driving hours due to a significant labour shortage of lorry drivers. Lorry drivers will be permitted to legally extend their driving hours to previously illegal levels...
Region: National
Tagged with: Road Haulage, Drivers Hours, Driver Shortage, Road Transport
RMT calls on UK to learn lessons of Welsh Government
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today welcomed the news that the Welsh Government will be suspending all future road building plans and will instead be prioritising public transport and active travel to meet their statutory target of net zero emissions by 2050. This...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus, Rail, Road, COP26, Westminster, Tory Government
RMT responds to Freight statistics
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to The Office of Rail and Road’s quarterly rail freight statistics that show the rail freight sector making a slow recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis during the second quarter of 2020 (July to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Freight, Office of Rail and Road, ORR, Covid-19
RMT responds to rail freight statistics
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today responded to rail freight usage and performance statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road that show a record breaking fall in rail freight moved and lifted during the first quarter of the 2020 financial period...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Freight, Office of Rail and Road, ORR
RMT calls for rail to be taken into public ownership
Commenting on figures released today by the Office of Rail and Road, which show that passenger delay repay claims closed by train companies increased by 17% to 6.3 million last year, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This massive increase...
Region: National
Tagged with: ORR, Office of Rail and Road, Tory Government, Delay Repay,
RMT responds to new rail performance data
RAIL UNION RMT today called for root and branch reform and a new deal for our railways in response to new passenger rail performance data released by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) that showed the UK’s railways are...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, ORR, Office of Rail and Road, rail,
RMT responds to rail regulator finance figures issued today
New Office of Road and Rail figures published today reveal that train operators paid themselves another £300 million in dividends last year, money that could have instead been used to fund the retention and expansion of staffing levels on trains...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT warns of more fragmentation and profiteering
Rail union RMT warned today of even more fragmentation and profiteering on Britain's broken rail system as the Office of Road and Rail unveils plans to open the door to more "open-access" cherry-picking on lucrative routes by private companies looking...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, timetables, arriva, arriva rail north, gtr
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 slams ORR for whitewash rail report
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The ORR is funded by the private train companies and is politically controlled by the Government. He who pays the piper calls the tune and this report is just a whitewash that ignores the dire...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail review, rail privatisation, tory government, orr, office of rail and road
RMT challenges Grayling to meet staff
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The total chaos unleashed by Chris Grayling on our railways has left staff at the sharp end abandoned to their fate by his private train operators. I am ‎challenging the transport secretary to come...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, timetables, arriva, arriva rail north, gtr
RMT calls for halt to axing of guards
Rail union RMT today issued a fresh call for a halt to the axing of guards on Britain’s trains as the  Office of Rail and Road (ORR) announced that  it will create an advisory group to support work on potential...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, tory government, chris grayling, disabled accessibility, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT condemns Government driverless vehicle plans
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned the Government’s widely-trailed plans to step up the testing of driverless vehicles on Britain’s roads as a “lethal gimmick that puts safety, jobs and the economy at risk.”   RMT, which represents bus, haulage and...
Region: National
Tagged with: driverless vehicles, tory government, budget 2017, bus, taxi, road haulage
RMT slams latest rail industry whitewash
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said   “The Government-cheerleaders from the self-styled Rail Delivery Group’s own report into disabled access was supressed because rail bosses did not like its conclusions that there should be a guard on every train  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, orr, office of road and rail, disbaled access, 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
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Row between ORR and train operator over strike day safety
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that contingency plans put in place by Greater Anglia for RMT strike action over rail safety this week have collapsed into "dangerous chaos" after campaigning by the union opened up an extraordinary row between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, strike safety, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls for Greater Anglia to be stripped of its franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will call on the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling to strip Dutch state owned Greater Anglia of their franchise at a meeting in Norwich tonight - Friday 20th October - after the rail safety regulator...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of rail and road, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT demands urgent action from rail regulator
  RAIL UNION RMT has today written yet again to the rail safety regulator demanding action over serious safety failures by strike-breaking managers on Greater Anglia as the union raises concerns that the regulator is colluding with the company to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, orr, office of rail and road, ian prosser, guards, conductors
RMT warns of "scab army" threat to safety on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today warned of a severe threat to passenger safety on Greater Anglia, from a hastily cobbled together scab army of managers, drafted in by Abellio in a desperate bid to break strike action by RMT members in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation, strike action
Road freight union RMT warns over driverless lorries tests
"Jobs, pay and working conditions in Britain's road freight industry are already under attack and RMT sees the announcement today as yet another threat to our members‎ and their livelihoods. "The potential dangers of trying to introduce this technology on...
Region: National
Tagged with: road freight, driverless lorries
RMT calls for Tube job cuts inquiry
Tube union RMT today called for an independent inquiry into London Undergrounds disastrous stations job cuts programs " Fit for the Future " after the ORR - the government regulator - issue London Underground with a legal "improvement notice " following the tragic death of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, lu, tube, canning town, fit for the future, orr, office of road and rail
Rail passengers lose fifty four million hours per year
Rail passengers suffer equivalent of fifty four million hours in wasted time a year due to train company and infrastructure failures New research by rail union RMT has found that approximately fifty four million hours, the equivalent to 6154 years, of...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, tocs, train operating companies, network rail
RMT protest this Wednesday at Hamilton Central Station
MEMBERS OF rail union RMT will be protesting at Hamilton Central Railway Station at 1700 hours on Wednesday the 21st of June over a surge in violence towards staff – a situation which the union says management are choosing to ignore...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, hamilton, orr, office of rail and road, btp
RMT demands inquiry over driver only trains
RAIL UNION RMT is demanding an inquiry and a halt to the introduction of Driver Only Services as rail regulator the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) admits there is a “significant knowledge gap” in whether rail companies are meeting...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors
RMT hits back at ORR politically motivated report on DOO/DCO
“This latest rehash of previous statements and principles, that have not been met, from the ORR on DOO/DCO was timed to coincide with what they thought would be an acceptance of the GTR Southern “deal” by drivers.  The current statement...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls for an end to social dumping in road transport
Road transport union RMT called for an end to social dumping in the sector following news reports that lorry drivers from Eastern Europe are moving goods around Western Europe, earning poverty wages that undercut minimum wage levels, while living out...
Region: National
Tagged with: road transport, road freight, eu, social dumping
Southern strip key train crew of safety accreditation
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with fury after Southern Rail confirmed today that they are planning to strip On Board Supervisors on their services of their guard’s safety licence and certification. In a letter to Chief Executive Charles Horton, RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, charles horton, orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT writes to safety regulator
RAIL UNION RMT wrote to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today highlighting how two serious incidents that occurred this week demonstrate that the role that guards play on Britain’s railways is essential for the protection of the travelling...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operations
RMT hits back at Government-appointed ORR
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "The Office of Road and Rail are claiming to be an independent safety body when in fact they are a department of the government made up of Tory appointees and funded by the transport industry....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, orr, office of road and rail, govia, gtr, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT slams Office of Road and Rail report into Southern Rail
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “The report into Driver Only Operation on Southern Rail issued by the ORR this morning is a complete whitewash that proves conclusively that the Office of Road and Rail is no longer fit for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, southern rail, doo, driver only operation
RMT demands action over "safety failures" on Southern
The catastrophic failures of Southern Rail are further exposed today as RMT shines a light on the incompetence of both the regulator (Office of Road and Rail, ORR) and the train operator Govia Thameslink. The new revelations from RMT fly...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation
RMT Demands Immediate Return of Axed Station Jobs
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, has slammed London Underground management for allowing London’s tube stations to descend into chaos as a result of unjustified job cuts.   “RMT warned tube bosses again and again that the job cuts they were...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, latimer road, station staff
Govt rail subsidy of £4.8 billion is double mid-1980s level
RAIL UNION RMT condemned the fact that official statistics released today showed that government subsidies to the rail industry totalled £4.8 billion, double what they were in the mid 1980s, while privateers continue to reap huge profits.   The Office...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, rail subsidy
RMT warns that ORR is not an independent voice on DOO
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the plan to bring the Office of Road and Rail into the Scotrail guards dispute is fraught with conflict as the ORR is funded by the train and rail companies directly through the Government...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, scotrail, abellio, guards, conductors
Ballot for action at main tube track depot
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike for all staff working out of the main track maintenance and renewals depot at Lillie Road in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, lillie road
RMT demands closure of Ealing Broadway station
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded the closure of Ealing Broadway station and urgent reassurances to staff after an asbestos alarm was raised by union reps. Over the weekend there was a major incident at Ealing Broadway station when roof tiles,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ealing broadway
RMT blasts lack of rolling stock investment
Rail union RMT today slammed the lack of investment, fragmentation and private profiteering that blights our railways as new figures were revealed this morning which show the age of trains on Britain's tracks has reached the oldest level in 14 years....
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road,
Edgware Road issues throws spotlight on looming chaos
TUBE UNION RMT today warned Londoners that the two days of major disruption arising from engineering issues at Edgware Road are a reminder of the serious challenges that face the aging and Victorian-designed infrastructure – challenges that are set to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Edgware Road, Engineering
Threat to xmas deliveries from shortage of lorry drivers
Mick Cash said "We are paying the price for years of attacks on jobs and working conditions which have casualised and undermined the status of workers in the road freight industry to the point that we now face the prospect...
Region: National
Tagged with: christmas deliveries, lorry drivers, road freight
Camden Road rail derailment issues all raised by RMT
The core issues in the report are: 1.    The high turnover and loss of experienced staff 2.    Poor and deteriorating condition of the track 3.    Slippage on key schedules and thresholds for taking corrective action 4.    Poor knowledge of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: camden road, derailment, raib