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As Southeastern passes into public ownership today, RMT reveals true cost of private sector failure
On the day on which the Southeastern franchise passes into public ownership, following the latest catastrophic private sector failure, RMT has revealed the true cost of the government’s slavish devotion to subsidising private profit. In a new report titled ‘The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southeastern, Public Ownership
As Southeastern fails RMT calls for end to privatisation
Ahead of the weekend on which the Southeastern franchise passes into public ownership, following the latest catastrophic private sector failure, RMT has revealed the true cost of the government’s slavish devotion to subsidising private profit. In a new report titled...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Go-Ahead, Govia, Rail Privatisation
Urgent questions for Govt over Southeastern
Britain’s biggest specialist transport union has written to the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps calling for urgent answers to questions raised by the DfT’s contracts with Southeastern railways and other train companies after the Department was forced to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Govia, Go-Ahead, Rail Franchise, OLR, Nationalisation,
RMT calls for Govia to be stripped of GTR franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has called on the government to strip Govia of its Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise and nationalise it after the union published research today raising further questions about the senior management of the company. Govia’s subsidiary,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Govia, Southern, Great Northern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink, DfT, Go-Ahead,
RMT calls for Fraud Office investigation
Britain's main rail union today called for a Fraud Office investigation into Bri‎tain's privatised railways after it emerged today that Govia SouthEastern had misused taxpayer money to the tune of £25 million - leading to them being kicked off the railway...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Govia, Fraud Office,
RMT demands full rail nationalisation
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded that the Government make urgent moves to bring the entire rail network into public ownership after it was announced this morning that the vital SouthEastern commuter service has effectively collapsed and is being ta‎ken over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: SouthEastern, Operator of Last Resort, Nationalisation, OLR, Govia, Thameslink
RMT on Bromley South stabbing
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that rail bosses take full responsibility for the stabbing of a member at Bromley South today after they ignored union warnings that violence on Southeastern was out of control and a serious incident of this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Bromley South, Stabbing, Southeastern
Government must use powers to prevent Go-Ahead paying dividend
As rail giant GO-AHEAD has announced its intention to pay a dividend, RMT is writing to the government to say it should use its powers to prevent such pandemic profiteering. In a statement today the company said, “The Board continues...
Region: National
Tagged with: Go-Ahead Group, GTR, Govia, Southern, Southeastern, Thameslink, Covid-19
RMT responds to Go-Ahead Group profits
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It's beyond belief that despite the pandemic these private train companies are still extracting fat profits and dividends out of the rail‎ network while staff at the front line are confronted with threats of a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Go-Ahead Group, Southern, Southeastern, Gatwick Express, Covid-19,
RMT protest at Lewisham rail station this morning
RAIL UNION RMT is holding a protest outside Lewisham rail station this morning demanding urgent action in the wake of a surge of COVID-related assaults on staff. Lewisham March 2, 2021 In one incident alone last month a member of staff was...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Lewisham, Assaults, Southeastern, BTP
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 warns rail franchise chaos set to deepen
Rail union RMT warned today that the franchise chaos on Britain's railways is set to deepen with key player First Group under increasing pressure from ‘activist investors’ Coast Capital to exit its UK rail operations. The warning comes the day...
Region: National
Tagged with: first group, southeastern, go ahead, stagecoach, rail review, williams review,
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 cleaners to strike on Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT today announced strike action by cleaners on Southeastern as part of their fight for workplace justice over pay and working conditions. Members are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, wettons, cleaners, pay and conditions, strike action,
cleaners’ ballots underway on Southern/GTR and Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that balloting is underway for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern as the union steps up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, souther, southern rail, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners
RMT to ballot cleaners for action on Southern & Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT signalled today that it is stepping up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways as it announced ballots for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, southern, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners, pay, conditions
RMT demands action over assaults on staff at London Bridge
RMT has also revealed that concerns from signalling staff about the operational plans, well before they were put in place, were ignored and that staff and union input into the process was woeful. In the letter to NR and the...
Region: National
Tagged with: london bridge, thameslink, southern, southeastern
RMT on continuing chaos at London Bridge this morning
“This morning’s latest delays and pressures are now the norm at one of London’s busiest stations and it affects all operators through London Bridge – Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink. It doesn’t help that the Mayor and Transport for London seem...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london bridge, southern, southeastern, thameslink
RMT condemns "reward for failure" as Go-Ahead win extension
The Government has announced this morning that the Southeastern train company, operated by transport group Go-Ahead, will continue running services between London, Kent and parts of East Sussex until June 2018. Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said “This is a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: go-ahead, southeastern,