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RMT responds to reports of staff assaults statistics and testimonies
Responding to the assault statistics and testimonies of railway workers, following an investigation by  BBC South East , RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:    “The assault statistics and testimonies of railway workers are disturbing and underline what our members have...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail, Staff Assaults
DHL catering staff on Avanti to take strike action
The workers who are employed by contractor DHL provide the catering stores for Avanti trains.   They have not been offered a pay rise despite the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation.   DHL has pleaded poverty claiming they cannot afford...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, DHL, Catering Staff, First Group
RMT conducts massive rail staff survey
Rail workers have painted a chilling picture of the future awaiting passengers if the brutal cuts being proposed by the industry and the Tory government are implemented. RMT conducted a survey asking rail workers what they thought would be the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Staff Survey, How the rail industry’s cuts will affect passengers, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Ticket Offices, RMT
RMT launches bid to save Britain's railway ticket offices
Almost 1,000 ticket offices are set to close with the loss of thousands of jobs and creating accessibility problems for different types of travellers. These include the elderly, people with disabilities and foreign visitors who may not have English as their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Staff Our Stations, Petition, Save Ticket Offices, RMT, We Own It
4,000 station tube staff to walk out on June 6
General Secretary Mick Lynch said:"TfL is trying to bulldoze through 600 job losses on London Underground and our members are not prepared to accept that. "Station staff play a crucial role in serving the travelling public and were heroes during the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Job Cuts, Station Staff,
RMT reveals rail industry’s plan for a cull of ticket offices
RMT understands that government has amended its guidance relating to changes to ticket office opening hours clearing the way for train operating companies to seek to cut or close the majority, if not all, ticket offices at rail stations across...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Closure, Staff Our Stations, Disabled Access
RMT on COVID-linked rail reductions
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “No one should underestimate the impact that COVID is having on transport staff and there is a logic to adjusting services accordingly. However, any attempt to use this crisis to cynically bulldoze through permanent cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail, Transport Staff, Jobs, Cuts
RMT on COVID-linked rail reductions
"No one should underestimate the impact that COVID is having on transport staff and there is a logic to adjusting services accordingly. However, any attempt to use this crisis to cynically bulldoze through permanent cuts to services and staffing levels...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Reductions, Staff Shortages
LNER ticket office cuts demo at Kings Cross
Rail Union RMT is continuing its campaign against proposed cuts to LNER ticket office hours next week, with a demonstration outside London King’s Cross station on Tuesday 21stDecember, from 0800 – 0930am. This demo follows successful action at affected stations across...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: LNER, Ticket Office, Cuts, Stop The Cuts, Staff Our Stations
MPs and Metro Mayor to join RMT Staff our Stations action across the North East next week
RAIL UNION RMT is continuing its Staff our Stations campaign across the North East this week. Following a successful demonstration at Berwick-upon-Tweed station, further demonstrations are taking place at Newcastle Central and Durham stations on the 13th December and Darlington...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Staff our Stations, Demos
Staff our Stations action across the North East
Rail Union RMT is stepping up its Staff our Stations campaign across the North East, with a number of demonstrations at key stations commencing on Monday 6th December at Berwick-upon-Tweed station, followed by Newcastle Central and Durham on the 13th...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Staff Our Stations, Station Staff, Ticket Offices
ScotRail Gateline Staff to take industrial action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that ScotRail Gateline Staff are to take industrial action over pay justice for rest day working. They join with other Abellio ScotRail workers, including Conductors, Ticket Examiners and Cleaners, who are involved in separate long-running...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Gateline Staff, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
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....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Troon Station, Fire, Unstaffed, Chief Inspector of Railways, Ian Prosser,
Transport Workers are Essential Workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will be launching a fresh wave of campaigning under the banner TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS as threats of pay freezes and possible attacks on jobs and conditions emerged in Government briefings over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Workers are Essential Workers, Covid-19, Transport Staff, Job Cuts, Pay Freeze
RMT declares dispute on Cross Country trains
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today ‎that it has declared a dispute on Cross Country trains over the failure of the company to revise its procedures and risk assessments in light of the emergence of the new COVID variant. Cross Country’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country, Covid-19, Revenue Staff
RMT petition demands Transport Scotland takes action over worker fatigue on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper
For months, RMT has been seeking to reach a fair and reasonable resolution which addresses the main causes of staff fatigue, but Serco has continually refused to take action and rejected the union’s reasonable proposals. Since March, Serco Caledonian Sleeper...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Transport Scotland, Staff Fatigue
Coalition of Londoners calls for an end to ‘appalling attack’ on the Capital’s transport
The letter, signed by 13 organisations representing London’s transport workers, passenger groups, children, young people, students, pensioners, disabled people and anti-poverty campaigners, condemns the government for imposing what is in effect ‘a new round of austerity cuts that will throw more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing, Funding
RMT calls on government to rebuild London’s public transport
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the government and TfL to turn the page on a failed experiment and build a world-class public transport system around the needs of people by investing in more staff. In a submission to the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing,
Union fury at London Underground bosses
RMT has revealed that in a London Underground document entitled “Covid-19 Risk Assessment for BAME and clinically vulnerable employees Guidance for all line managers” dated 5th June tube bosses have said; “You can reassure them that we have assessed the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, LU, Tube, BAME staff,
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 warn of dangers of unstaffed stations
With the publication of the Government’s rail review imminent, research by the specialist transport Union RMT reveals that only 10% of rail stations are fully staffed, 45% are only staffed some of the time and a massive 45% of stations are totally unstaffed....
Region: National
Tagged with: unstaffed stations, williams review, rail privatisation, orr,
RMT highlights lack of facilities on World Toilet Day
In the on-line survey RMT found that: • 77% of women members do not have access to sanitary products in their workplace • 13% of workers do not have access to a toilet at work • 45% of workers are not given adequate...
Region: National
Tagged with: world toilet day, toilet facilities, staff survey
RMT calls for safe staffing on trains and stations
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent action from Britain's profit-driven train operators to halt and reverse the de-staffing of the railway as shocking new figures from the British Transport Police today reveal a further 12% increase in crime including a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Safe Staffing, Trains
Ballot of Interserve Network Rail station staff under way
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is beginning preparations for an industrial action ballot of Interserve staff working on Network Rail station contracts. The ballot comes just weeks after the collapse of the out-sourcing outfit into administration. The list...
Region: National
Tagged with: Interserve, Strike ballot, Network Rail Staff
RMT calls for halt to staff cuts as knife crime triples
RAIL UNION RMT today called for a halt to staffing cuts on stations and platforms, including the removal of guards, as shocking new British Transport Police figures show that knife crime on Britain’s railways has more than tripled in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Crime, Staff cuts
RMT says axing staff is an act of gross negligence
As a new report issued today by the Labour Party exposes the growing scandal of severe overcrowding on Britain's railways, specialist transport union RMT says that the axing of safety-critical staff by private rail operators is an act of gross...
Region: National
Tagged with: Overcrowding, Staff
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 calls for immediate halt to de-staffing plans
Rail union RMT today called for an immediate halt to the axing of guards and de-staffing of stations as new figures just released by the BTP show a shocking 17% increase in violence on Britain's railways. The figures, backed up by...
Region: National
Tagged with: de-staffing, guards, conductors, btp, british transport police, violence, crime
Piccadilly Line strike suspended
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed today that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line due to start at 2100 hours this evening has been suspended following significant progress in extensive talks through ACAS. The dispute remains on as the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, piccadilly line, tube, drivers, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
RMT demands urgent Underground recruitment drive
TUBE UNION RMT this morning revealed shock new figures from an internal LUL document that expose a crisis in staffing and safety on the tube with dozens of stations now left unstaffed on a weekly basis. The figures give more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
Grayling and train company bosses should come out of hiding
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "‎It is absolutely disgusting that those responsible for the carnage on out railways over the past twelve days - Chris Grayling and his private train company bosses - have dived for cover rather than face the passengers...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grayling, timetables, staff shortages
RMT ramps up calls for Grayling to go
Rail union RMT today ramped up the call for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to resign, warning that if the current crisis engulfing huge swathes of Britain's railways isn't tackled as a matter of urgency it will leave a trail of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grayling, timetables, staff shortages
RMT response to Victoria station staff incident yesterday
Tube union RMT has reacted with shock and horror to yesterday's incident at Victoria station where a member of staff was pushed onto the track. The union says that tube staff play a vital role in moving London around and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, lul, tube, victoria, tube staff
Overwhelming support from passengers for RMT protests
Overwhelming support from passengers for RMT protests this morning over privatised rail fares rip off. General Secretary Mick Cash said; “While the British passenger is being bled dry, the same private companies who are coining it in are axing safety-critical...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, rail fares, cut fares not staff, rail privatisation
Today's 3.4% fare increase will fund train company profit
As rail fares protests organised by RMT take place at forty stations around the country today a new study by the union has found that every penny of this year’s inflation busting fare increase is going straight into the ‘profit’...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, rail privatisation, cut fares not staff, rail fares
RMT responds to new evidence of unstaffed tube stations
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‎ “This is shocking new information which confirms RMT's warnings about the tube network becoming an increasingly faceless and dangerous place . “London Underground need to get an urgent grip on this lethal gamble with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, fit for the future, unstaffed stations
RMT responds to serious “near miss” incident
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded the immediate staffing  of ALL London Underground stations – or the closure of stations when they are unstaffed – after  another dangerous incident at an unstaffed station. At Ruislip station last Friday (20 Oct) as a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future, unstaffed station
RMT identifies 330 station “crime hot spot and no-go areas”
IN ADVANCE OF TODAY’S STRIKE ACTION over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains RMT has named 330 unstaffed stations which it fears will become crime hot spots and no-go areas for vulnerable and disabled passengers if rail bosses get away...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, unstaffed stations, doo, driver only operation
RMT demands equal offer for all grades on Virgin West Coast
Virgin have agreed a deal for drivers to buy out their claim for a one hour reduction in the base working week without loss of pay by giving an additional £500.00 on their basic salary, which is pensionable, whilst asking...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, pay talks, train managers, on board catering, station staff, clerical, retail
RMT calls for urgent action on tube station staffing
Tube union RMT reacted with disbelief this morning at the news that, despite clear warnings by the rail safety regulator, the ORR, after the tragic death at Canning Town, London Underground continue to run stations unstaffed.   RMT is clear...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, station staffing, orr, canning town
Tube strike action suspended
TUBE UNION RMT today suspended tube stations strike action scheduled to start on Sunday following talks which mean that nearly 60% of the original job cuts planned by LU have now been reversed after three years of solid campaigning. LU, under...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, strike, station staff
Tube stations staffing dispute
"Our reps have met this afternoon and have agreed unanimously that all planned action remains on. RMT has been available for further talks throughout the weekend and we can confirm that those talks‎ will now convene at ACAS on Tuesday...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, station staff, every job matters,
RMT confirms further strike dates in Tube dispute
Following a failure to make significant progress at intensive ACAS talks in the London Underground stations staffing disputes  RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call further action and instructs ALL LUL STATION & REVENUE members:  Not to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, every job matters, station staff, strike
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 to ballot London Underground fleet staff
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Underground fleet staff members for strike action and action short of a strike over a breakdown in industrial relations and numerous breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet staff, every job matters, ballot
RMT warns TFL to stop peddling "dangerous lies"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "It does no one any favours for TFL to openly lie about how many Tube services are running. It just piles more people into stations that are already dangerously over crowded and ramps up...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, station staff, jobs, every job matters
Tube staff out in force across the network
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members are out in force across London Underground this morning in the fight for jobs and safety. The strike action is ‎being solidly supported on every line, at every station and on picket...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, station staff, jobs, every job matters
London Underground talks at ACAS
Mick Cash said "Despite huge efforts by the union negotiating team London Underground have failed to come up with any serious plans to tackle the staffing and safety crisis caused by the axing of nearly 900 safety-critical station jobs. "Instead of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, acas, strike, station staff,
RMT confirms strike dates in Tube station staffing dispute
Not to book on for any shifts between 1800 on Sunday 8th Jan and 1759 on Monday 9th.   The dispute is over Tube station staffing and safety. Over 3000 RMT station staff members were balloted for action over the impact on safety...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, station and revenue staff, tube
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
Big votes for action in two separate disputes on LUL
Tube union RMT confirmed today that balloting has concluded in two separate disputes on London Underground with massive votes for action being recorded in both. Both disputes, tube station staff and Piccadilly Line drivers, have safety of passengers and staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, station staff
RMT announces strike action by station staff across GTR
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action by station staff members on Govia Thameslink Railways  over a threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of the workforce. Members will...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, station staff, ticket offices
GTR Station Staff vote to strike
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a 70% vote in favour of strike action in its ballot of members on Govia Thameslink Railways  over a threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink, govia, station staff
RMT to ballot station staff across GTR
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it to begin balloting station staff across Govia Thameslink Railways for industrial action over the threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of the workforce....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, station staff, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, ticket offices
PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF STATION HOSTS – GTR
Our Ref BR2/2/2 26th July 2016 TO ALL GTR STATION STAFF Dear Colleagues STATION STAFF TO BE BALLOTED! PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF STATION HOSTS – GOVIA THAMESLINK RAILWAY I write concerning GTR’s proposed reorganisation of stations which will see the creation of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia, southern, station staff
Overwhelming RMT votes for action in LUL disputes
Ballots of RMT members concluded today in a series of disputes on London Underground, including the dispute over pay and night running, as the union warned again that working conditions, pay, jobs and safety are facing an almost unprecedented assault...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night running, pay, staffing, agency staff
RMT repeats call for a reversal of cuts to staffing
Mick Cash, General Secretary, said "This grim week has ended with another spate of breakdowns and failures on rail and tube which have exposed the fact that our transport services are being starved of investment and are suffering from  years...
Region: National
Tagged with: staffing, maintenance, cuts
Northern rail catering staff to be balloted on strike action
The union described the redundancy announcement as an “extremely disappointing development” as RMT has a proud history being involved in the campaign to save the line and of supporting the development of the line and initiatives to see it grow....
Region: North West
Tagged with: catering staff, northern, rail, carlisle and settle, strike action, ballot,
RMT slams London Underground for "winging it on safety"
Mick Cash RMT acting general secretary said   "This dispute is over an all-out attack on the power control grade that would hit pensions, length of service and working conditions and damage the futures of this key group of tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: power control staff, london underground, lu, lul