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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 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 remembers Piper ‎Alpha 33 years ago today
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “We ask that offshore employers allow all workers to take a moment today to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect that this disaster had on their families and communities, especially in north...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Piper Alpha, Offshore, Maritime Safety Week
RMT on cancelled services on LNER and Great Western today
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "RMT is fully aware of the issues that have led to the cancellation of services on LNER today and that similar problems with cracks appearing in the fleet on Great Western are also emerging. "Hitachi...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Great Western, Hitachi, Train Fleet, Safety, Maintenance,
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
As pubs reopen RMT calls for respect for safety and staff on the transport network
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “We all welcome the fact that we are starting to take the first steps out of the lockdown but it's important that we maintain the current safety measures on the transport network and that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid 19, Safety
RMT on Labour call for Transport worker Covid safety forum
Commenting on Labour’s call for the Government to convene a transport worker Covid-19 safety forum with unions and operators, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes Labour’s demands for the Government to convene a transport industry forum with unions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Worker, Safety Forum, Labour,
RMT set to declare dispute on East Midlands Railway over safety
RAIL UNION RMT’s national executive will be meeting today with a recommendation to declare a dispute on East Midlands Railway over the company’s refusal to implement the most basic safety measures. The union has been inundated with complaints by furious...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands, Safety, Dispute
RMT to Ballot Stagecoach East Midlands Bus drivers
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun sending out ballot papers for strike action to RMT Stagecoach East Midlands Bus driver members in Mansfield and Worksop over safety concerns. Following negotiations between RMT representatives and Stagecoach East Midlands...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: Stagecoach East Midlands, Bus, Driver, Safety, Covid-19
Second 48 hour strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper rock solid
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the second of two scheduled 48 hour strikes on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper is rock solid again this evening with pickets out in force at key locations as RMT members fight for safe working conditions‎. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: SERCO, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike, Safety
RMT calls for action to ensure safety of transport staff as pubs reopen in England tomorrow
“RMT is seriously concerned that the reopening of the pubs may well run alongside a loosening of the safety and social distancing regulations that we have agreed across the transport network and that must not be allowed to happen. “There...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Pubs, Safety
RMT issues fresh COVID-19 advice to members
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today issued fresh guidance to members across rail and tube to refuse to work where safety is compromised due to the potentially lethal consequences of the Governments confused and contradictory messaging over the COVID-19 lockdown. The union...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tory Government, safety, social distancing
RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit
As Prime Minister considers easing lockdown RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit to oversee a national plan to protect bus drivers and passengers as new survey reveals alarming COVID – 19 safety failings As the Prime Minister considers easing...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, national bus coronavirus safety summit, PPE, bus
RMT on oil and gas industry report
Trade association body Oil and Gas UK’s annual health and safety report shows increases in injuries and reportable safety incidents, including hydrocarbon releases, as well as a rising backlog of safety critical maintenance work on installations. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas uk, safety, offshore, thistle, hse, oilc
District line staff to take action over safety at work
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that members will be taking industrial action from tomorrow after the situation over violent assaults on workers and a culture of violence in the workplace deteriorated with the most recent serious incidents being the shocking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, district line, tfl, safety at work, violence
RMT steps up pressure for ‎inquiry into helicopter safety
OFFSHORE union RMT said today that it will be stepping up pressure on Government and regulators this week for a public inquiry as it raised fresh concern over helicopter safety standards in the North Sea following an Air Accident Investigation...
Region: National
Tagged with: Helicopter, Safety
RMT statement on rail worker deaths in Wales this morning
"This is shocking news. RMT is attempting to establish the full facts but our immediate reaction is that this is an appalling tragedy and that no one working on the railway should be placed in the situation that has resulted...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: rail workers, wales, track safety
RMT repeats call for public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT today repeated the call for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety in the North Sea as workers from across the industry mark the anniversary of the Super Puma tragedy that alerted the nation to the dangerous...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
RMT on public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT said today that it shares the growing anger over the refusal of the Scottish Government to reconsider its opposition to a public inquiry into helicopter safety. In a statement issued today North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
RMT statement on the anniversary of the Herald disaster
On the anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster of 6th March 1987, seafarers’ union RMT today paid respect to the memories of the 193 crew and passengers who lost their lives in that tragic incident. RMT general secretary, Mick Cash...
Region: National
Tagged with: herald of free enterprise, maritime safety, maritime
RMT welcomes new report into offshore working practices
Offshore union RMT today welcomed a report by Robert Gordon University on the impact on the contractor workforce of the imposition of the 3-weeks on 3-weeks off shift pattern by employers in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, hse, health and safety executive, robert gordon university, oil and gas authority, oilc
RMT confirms Scotrail CCTV strike action
Rail union RMT confirmed today that members will be taking strike action at Paisley and Dunfermline in a dispute over staff reductions and an attack on working patterns that the union says would seriously compromise public safety. Scotrail have been...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, cctv, paisley, dunfermline, safety
RMT responds to RSSB 2018-19 Business Plan
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “Once again the RSSB peddle the myth of their role as an  independent safety organisation. “The RSSB is financed by their members and associates from Network Rail,  the train operating companies and the freight...
Region: National
Tagged with: rssb, rail safety and standards board, train operating companies, network rail, rail privatisation, orr
RMT slams latest effort by train company-funded safety body
RMT responds to report on Driver Only Operation issued today by George Bearfield, Director of System Safety at RSSB. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “This  report has been written by someone who is employed  by the same rail  bosses ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, george bearfield, 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
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 MEMBERS "SOLID, UNITED AND DETERMINED"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members stand solid, united and determined this morning in the latest phase of strike action in four separate disputes which are qabout putting safety, security and access to services before the profiteering of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, Guards, Safety
Wales to retain Safety Critical Guards
Rail union RMT today welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government's First Minister Carwyn Jones that it has committed for the next franchise to keep a safety critical conductor or guard on all of the Wales & Borders trains and...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: guards, conductors, safety critical, welsh first minister, wales and borders, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to issue new guidance to members over Tube safety
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is to issue new guidance to members in dealing with suspect devices as the union pledged again to resist attempts by London Underground to water down safety and security procedures. Proposals by LU...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Security, Safety
RMT exposes rail bodies collusion in drive to axe guards
RAIL UNION RMT today releases e-mail proof of collusion and complicity in the whole Driver Only Operation saga between the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)  and the Department for Transport (DfT). Michael Woods Head...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, department for transport, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, gtr, arriva, merseyrail
RMT warns of co-ordinated Government plans to axe rail staff
Rail union RMT warned today of a co-ordinated Government plan to axe thousands of rail jobs including all drivers from Britain's trains. The Rail Capability Plan, just issued with Government and RSSB support, sets out proposals to further compromise and...
Region: National
Tagged with: department for transport, dft, rail safety and standards board, rssb
RMT confirms new phase of industrial action on Tube
                www.rmt.org.uk     12th January 2017 Immediate RMT confirms new phase of industrial action in Tube station staffing and safety dispute Following the rock-solid strike action taken by RMT tube station members on the 8th and 9th of January the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, every job matters, station staff, safety
RMT repeats call for talks in Tube safety dispute
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The 24 hour strike that ended yesterday evening was absolutely rock solid right across the combine and was the clearest possible reflection of the anger of tube workers at the potentially-lethal impact that the 838 job cuts...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, safety, jobs, every job matters
RSSB admits DOO Trains disadvantage disabled passengers
The employer funded Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has admitted that disabled passengers who require assistance are disadvantaged by Driver Only (DOO) Trains and that extending DOO will further disadvantage passengers.   The report admits:   “Assistance for disabled...
Region: National
Tagged with: rssb, rail safety and standards board, doo, driver only operation, disabled passengers
RMT demands investigation into safety breaches
RAIL UNION RMT revealed this afternoon that Southern/GTR are refusing to have any kind of talks that might resolve the current guards safety dispute by slapping an impossible pre-condition down that “any discussions now can only relate to the detail...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, east coast, vtec, safety
RMT BALLOT ON VIRGIN EAST COAST SEES 84% VOTE TO STRIKE
In addition nearly 90% voted in favour of industrial action short of a strike. The result will now be considered by the union executive. The ongoing dispute came to a head as the company chose to ignore the agreed negotiating machinery...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin East Coast, Strike, Safety
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
Privatising Network Rail could put passenger safety at risk
Privatising Network Rail could be bad for passenger safety and lead to higher fares, according to a new report published today (Thursday).   The report –  Staying On The Right Track  by Dr John Stittle (Senior Lecturer in Accounting at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Privatisation, Network Rail, Safety
RMT on North Sea safety failures
NEWS RELEASE   December 22nd 2015 IMMEDIATE RMT says "slap on the wrist" £1.1million Total fine over North Sea safety failures "wholly inadequate" Offshore union RMT branded a £1.1 million fine handed out today to oil giant Total for North Sea...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: total, north sea, safety failures
RMT on safety and security across the transport network
We are aware that the transport providers will be re-evaluating their security arrangements and the unions will expect to be centrally involved in that process. "We know only too well that the transport network is a prime target for terrorist...
Region: National
Tagged with: safety, security, transport network
RMT on 6% rise in rail assaults
"These are truly shocking figures that are a wake up call for the politicians and train companies pressing ahead with cash-led plans to axe staff from trains and stations. "RMT has warned repeatedly that sacking guards and destaffing the platforms...
Region: National
Tagged with: safety, rail, assaults. rssb
ACAS tube talks halted for emergency meeting
Talks aimed at settling the dispute over night running on London Underground have been halted this morning after tube union RMT was called in for an emergency meeting with the safety regulator following a series of serious breaches of safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: tube, safety, dispute
Safer offshore operations calls from the RMT
Offshore union RMT has today issued a direct challenge to the industry to prove that safety remains an absolute priority and that the safety regime can be delivered against a backdrop of cuts to jobs and attacks on shift patterns...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gas, oil, offshore, mah, safety
RMT to step up independent monitoring of crowding and safety
RMT to step up independent monitoring of crowding and safety as child falls between train and platform in latest shocking incident. Transport union RMT said today that it is step up the independent monitoring of crowding and safety on both...
Region: National
Tagged with: Baler Street, Safety
Abusive and Racist Behaviour on London To Manchester Train
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT is aware of reports of abusive and racist behaviour on a London to Manchester train last night, thought to involve football supporters returning from London, which resulted in a number of passengers being...
Region: National
Tagged with: Racism, Safety
RMT on key RAIB safety recommendations not being implemented
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said   "It is wholly unacceptable that key safety recommendations are taking so long to be implemented despite the explicit instructions of the main body that investigates accidents on Britain’s railways.   "RMT has repeatedly...
Region: National
Tagged with: raib, safety recommendations
RMT slams Government over offshore helicopter safety inquiry
“The failure to agree to a public inquiry leads to the obvious question, “just what have you got to hide?” This response from the government to the Transport Committee represents a complete failure to get to grips with the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, helicopter, safety
Rail Safety Report Exposes Increase in Deaths
The report shows that: “The trend in track workers being injured increased to its highest-level in seven years, with 79 workers suffering major injuries and 1,641 reported minor injuries. There were also three rail worker fatalities during the past year, subject to...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail regulation, health and safety report
Transport Committee - Offshore helicopter safety
In evidence to the committee RMT called for this and said that only an open, transparent, public inquiry can fully address offshore workers’ legitimate concerns which have grown out of successive near misses and tragic incidents in the North Sea...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transcom, offshore helicopter safety,
RMT repeats calls for action on maritime safety
May 20th 2014 Immediate   RMT repeats calls for action on maritime safety as inquest opens into the tragic sinking of the Swanland off the Welsh coast in 2011 As the inquest opens into the deaths of six Russians sailors who died...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime safety, Swanland, Inquest
Offshore union RMT on CAA review of helicopter safety
"The CAA's review is a step toward the improvements that RMT has supported for years through the existing helicopter safety forums we sit on with other unions, helicopter operators and the oil and gas companies. "We support the recommendations as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Helicopter Safety, CAA Review
Offshore union RMT reissues call for full public inquiry
General Secretary Bob Crow said: “While the Fatal Accident Investigation has a role to play it cannot enforce justice or hold anyone to account and is no alternative to the full public inquiry into helicopter safety that RMT has been...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: helicopter safety, fai, fatal accident investigation,