bus services - 29 Items Tagged Within News

Contracted out gate line staff to strike on Northern Rail
RMT members who are employed by Carlisle Support Services work at Northern Rail gate lines but are paid less than directly employed staff and cannot enter the company pension scheme or receive sick pay from their employer.   The contractor...
Region: North West
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Northern, Carlisle Support Services, Gateline, Strike
RMT condemn "cowardly" Carlisle Support Services bosses threats to workers
Following the successful industrial action ballot earlier this week, where workers voted overwhelmingly for strike action over pay and holiday allowance, the company has been accused of threatening RMT members.   Reports have come in of the company demanding to...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Northern Trains, Carlisle Support Services
RMT urges Scottish government to award Clyde and Hebrides Ferry contract to Calmac
Ahead of a decision due tomorrow on whether the ferry service will be put out to competitive tender or awarded to Calmac, RMT called on the Scottish government to make sure the ferry service stays in public hands for the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services
RMT warns that Tory ‘minimum service’ laws will ‘poison’ industrial relations
The union was responding to a new Transport Committee report released today challenging the government’s ‘minimum service levels’ regulations for railway strikes.  While the new draconian anti-union legislation became law earlier this year details of those regulations and how they...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Minimum Services Level
Stork offshore workers take strike action
RMT members working for Stork Technical Services are taking action to get a decent pay offer, changes to rotas and other outstanding conditions of work.   The strike started at 06:30 hours on Thursday 1 June and will last until 06:29 on Saturday...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stork Technical Services, Offshore, Strike, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT calls for mass mobilisation against anti-worker bill
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The government has decided to bring in this anti-worker law because it wants to make effective strike action illegal in Britain.   "Trades unionists and democrats from across the political spectrum must come together...
Region: National
Tagged with: Right To Strike, Minimum Services Level Bill, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT warns of significant threat to railway safety
Britain’s largest rail union has warned of a significant threat to rail safety and services cause by plans to axe thousands of rail jobs. The warning came as tomorrow, 9th March, rail workers will gather at stations in London, Bristol,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Paying More For Less, Rail Safety, Rail Fares, Cuts, Protests, Services
One third of Bus services in England could be cut in weeks
Following a warning from bus operators that nearly a third of services in England could be cut in weeks if emergency Government funding runs out, bus Union RMT has called on the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus, Services, Grant Shapps, National Bus Strategy
Union's call on Nicola Sturgeon to scrap ScotRail cuts
On the day that the public consultation over proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours across the ScotRail network closes, a coalition of organisations representing ScotRail workers and passengers, disabled people, environmentalists, women, and pensioners in Scotland have written to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Offices, Cuts, Services, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister, SNP
RMT warns of climate cost of latest Scottish rail fare hike
Union also warns that rail service and ticket office cuts mean passengers will be paying “more for less” As rail passengers in Scotland face a fares hike of 3.8%, analysis by rail union RMT reveals that since the start of 2012, regulated...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Scottish Government, SNP, Rail Fares, Cuts, Ticket Offices, Services
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,
RMT warns of an impending bus cuts crisis
A survey by Bus Union RMT of cross-party local councillors across the country has revealed that a cuts disaster looms for Britain’s bus network unless the Government takes far more radical action than is set out in its National Bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Bus Strategy, Bus Services, Councillor Survey
RMT calls for an end for modern slavery in the offshore supply sector
The vessel, owned by Global Offshore Services (GOS), was released from the port of Aberdeen on 30 October having been detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for breaches of the Maritime Labour Convention, including non-payment of crew wages. The Dutch...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Supply Vessel, Ben Nevis, Global Offshore Services,
RMT sounds warning over dash to jack up transport services
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There is a headlong dash to lift the lockdown on our transport services for the 18th May and it is fraught with danger for both passengers and staff alike. "To maintain the Governments own social...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, lockdown, transport services
RMT secures massive living wage victory for rail workers
After a long-running campaign rail union RMT announced this morning that it has finally reached agreement with Carlisle Support Services Ltd to pay the Living Wage Foundation rate of pay of £9.30 per hour from 1st April to all staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: living wage, northern, northern trains, Carlisle support services, gateline
RMT on Government announcement on rail services
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is absolutely essential that the rail workforce get the same sort of guarantees and assurances that the Government are offering the train operators. "RMT has been inundated with calls from members fearful that they...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, coronavirus, rail services
Living Wage protest for Northern Gateline staff
Rail union RMT will be holding a demonstration outside contractor Carlisle Support Services’ offices as part of its campaign for a Living Wage for staff working on the Northern gateline. The protest will take place Friday 24th January, 12 noon, outside...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, gateline staff, living wage, carlisle support services
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay on Northern
merseyrail cleaners petition   RMT has been running a campaign for the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) rate to be paid to the revenue and gateline staff working on the Northern Rail contract for Carslisle Support Services for some time but...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, Carlisle support services, real living wage, cleaners
RMT reacts with fury SERCO awarded NorthLink contract
NORTHLINK union RMT today responded with fury to the news that the Scottish Government has awarded the specialists in failure Serco the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract for up to eight years from 31 October 2019. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, serco, northern isles ferry services, snp
RMT on Labour’s bus services announcement
RMT has today welcomed the announcement by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn that there will be new funding to reverse the cuts made to 3000 bus routes by the Tories since 2010 and to fund the expansion of new bus services. RMT also...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus services, labour, public ownership
RMT reaction to statement on Northern Isles Ferry contract
NORTHLINK FERRIES UNION RMT today reacted to the ministerial statement from Humza Yousaf MSP, announcing that the next public contract for the Northern Isles Ferry services from the mainland to Orkney and Shetland will be put out to tender. Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: humza yousaf, northlink, northlink ferries, northern isles ferry services, snp
RMT responds to Network Rail statements on 24 hour services
“Introducing  24 hour services does not sit well with a government strategy of de-staffing trains and stations and removing the very workers who would be essential to safeguarding night time operations.   “There would be huge staffing and logistical challenges ‎required...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, 24 hour services
RMT demands assurances on jobs on Stagecoach in Norfolk
BUS UNION RMT is demanding assurances on jobs and services after Stagecoach announced today that it is “reviewing” services and flagging up the possible closure of the King’s Lynn depot and the axing of lifeline Norfolk bus routes. More than...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: stagecoach in norfolk, stagecoach, bus, jobs, services
Scottish Parliament debates inter-island ferry services
With the Lib Dems tabling a motion in the Scottish Parliament on Scotland's inter-island ferries, shipping union RMT has set out three key demands to protect the future of the life-line services; * RMT supports the inclusion of inter-island ferry services...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northern isles ferry services, northlink, orkney, shetland
Response to Transport Select Committee on Bus Services Bill
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT welcomes the Committees support for greater consultation with trade unions and opposing the governments ban on local authorities establishing municipal bus services.   “The fact is however that the Bus Services Bill is...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus services bill, transport select committee
RMT on Bus Services Bill
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today rejected moves by the Government to prevent local authorities from running their own services as it emerged that companies’ profits have received a massive boost from cheaper fuel prices. Their costs are nearing 30% below recent averages...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus, bus services bill,
Leeds Northern Rail Customer Relations Strike Rock Solid
RMT PRESS PHOTO HAND OUT Leeds Northern Rail customer services strike picket line this morning as RMT members fight down-grading and attacks on working conditions. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT salutes the latest rock-solid strike action by our customer...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, leeds, customers services department
RMT responds to Campaign for Better Transport report
"The poisonous cocktail of cuts and privatisation reinforces RMT's call for bus services to be taken back into public ownership with the resources required to run as a comprehensive public service. " Ends
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, bus services
RMT to fight plans to axe catering on Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales have sought to blame the cut to the catering facilities on the Welsh Assembly with RMT deeply concerned that staff livelihoods are being caught in the middle of a row as the company seek to lump the...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, catering services