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RMT strikes on the Tube and Overground
RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay offer and negotiations with Tube employers have failed to make any progress on cuts imposed by the government.  RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Tube, Tube Strike, London Underground, London Overground, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT confirms national rail and tube strikes to go ahead
Over 50,000 workers across Network Rail, London Overground, London Underground and other 14 train operating companies will walkout this week following no breakthrough in any talks. RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
Strike action on Tube to go ahead
Transport workers on the London Underground and Overground network will take 24-hour strike action in separate disputes on August 19th. Tube workers have been locked in a dispute over attacks to pensions and jobs for over 6 months while Overground workers...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Tube Strike, London Underground, London Overground, Arriva Rail London, Tube, Strike, RMT, Tube Union
RMT will fiercely resist further attacks on trades unions announced by Truss
She will introduce minimum service levels on critical national infrastructure, introducing primary legislation in the first 30 days of Government, if she beats Rishi Sunak in the Tory leadership election. Other proposals include: Ensuring strike action has significant support from union...
Region: National
Tagged with: Liz Truss, Strike, Industrial Action, Tory Government, Transport Union, RMT
Statement on anonymous briefings by the Rail industry
The last offer we had from Network Rail was rejected by our National Executive Committee on 13 July. There has been no new offer since from Network Rail. Claims about the “sentiment” expressed by Eddie Dempsey and relayed by anonymous industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, rail strike, Rail Union, RMT
New Tube Strike announced
The latest call for action has been prompted by TfL's refusal to share the details of a draft government proposal they received regarding funding of the transport system in the capital, in secret and without any discussion with their recognised...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Strike, Jobs, Pensions, Tube Union, RMT
RMT confirms national rail strike to go ahead next Wednesday 
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Strike action will take place next Wednesday as planned and our members are more determined than ever to secure a decent pay rise, job security and good working conditions.  “Network Rail have not made...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strike, Network Rail
National rail strikes set for 18 and 20 August
The strikes on August 18 and 20, will bring out over 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operating companies. RMT is also taking 24 hours strike action on 27 July. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The rail industry and the government need to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT
RMT calls 24 hours strike action in national rail dispute
Railway workers will once again take strike action over job security, pay and working conditions on Wednesday July 27. The 24-hour stoppage comes after Network Rail made an offer of 4pc in the first year followed by a possible 4pc in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, RMT,
RMT responds to MPs passing agency worker bill to break strikes
"The use of agency labour to break strikes is not only unethical and morally reprehensible; it is totally impracticable. Agency workers will not have the skill, training, or relevant competences to drive a train to do complex maintenance work on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Tory Government,
Update on National Rail dispute
It amounts to a real terms pay cut over the next two years and will involve cutting a third of all frontline maintenance roles and 50pc of all scheduled maintenance work. There will also be an expectation of unsocial hours...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
GTR workers to join the national rail dispute
GTR members were originally balloted as part of the national rail dispute along with 13 other train operating companies in May.   However due to the anti-trade union laws, despite voting yes, there was insufficient numbers to allow them to legally...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink Railway, GTR, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Strike, Rail Strike, Rail Dispute
RMT refute strike day claims by rail industry and government
“The people who turned up for work were managers and contractors who were not balloted, in a vain attempt to break the strike. “Despite attempts to undermine our action, the rail network barely ran any services and many of those...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support our Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike,
Tories attack Welsh devolution law preventing agency workers from breaking strikes
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch “The latest attack on trade union rights is not just an attack on all trade unionists but an anti-democratic move to undermine Welsh devolution. “Using agency workers to break strike action is immoral and impractical...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Support Rail Workers, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike, Agency Workers, Strike Breakers
RMT on Opinium Poll
Independent polling released by the RMT today found strong support for rail workers to receive a fairer deal and for the government to intervene to address the rail workers concerns. A clear majority of the public also support the rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
RMT on Grant Shapps claims
Responding to claims made about working practices on the railway by Grant Shapps, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Grant Shapps is talking nonsense and is completely ignorant of how the railways work which is a major shortcoming for a...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
London Underground workers renew strike mandate
RMT members have delivered a decisive ballot result in their campaign to protect pensions, working agreements and prevent job losses on the London Underground. 91.1% voted yes in the ballot on a 53.1% turnout, meaning tube workers have the right to continue...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Strike, Defend Jobs, Pensions and Conditions,
Second strike day sees huge turnout on pickets
Over 40,000 members are on strike over a multiyear pay freeze and a lack of job security, with Network Rail and the train operating companies threatening thousands of compulsory redundancies. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Our members are leading the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
RMT strike action to go ahead on Thursday
Commenting on today's talks, Mick Lynch RMT general secretary said: "Grant Shapps has wrecked these negotiations by not allowing Network Rail to withdraw their letter threatening redundancy for 2,900 of our members. "Until the government unshackle Network Rail and the train...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Rail Strike
RMT General Secretary on rail dispute
“Today’s turnout at picket lines has been fantastic and exceeded expectations in our struggle for job security, defending conditions and a decent pay rise. “Our members will continue the campaign and have shown outstanding unity in pursuit of a settlement...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike,
National Rail & London Underground Strikes
Discussions with Network Rail and the Train Operators have continued today. The Train Operators have now made an offer and there is no further offer from Network Rail following the one which was rejected last Friday. The RMT National Executive...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike
RMT Statement
In the past few weeks, discussions have been taking place at senior level with Network Rail, Train Operators and London Underground. Despite the best efforts of our negotiators no viable settlements to the disputes have been created. It has to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Network Rail, Strike, Train Operating Companies
RMT calls for face to face meeting with Shapps
The railways will be shut down for 3 days on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, when workers from Network Rail and 13 train operating companies take to picket lines across the country in a row over pay and job losses. In a letter...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Dispute, Rail Strikes, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rishi Sunak, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions
RMT launch 3 days of national train strike action
Over 50,000 railway workers will walkout as part of 3 days of national strike action later this month, in the biggest dispute on the network since 1989. The union will shut down the country's railway network on 21st, 23rd and 25th June, due...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, TOC's, Strike, Pay, Jobs, Pensions, Conditions, Rail, Trains
Tube strike shuts London Underground
Trains have remained in depots across the network and RMT activists are reporting huge attendances at picket lines despite heavy rain across the capital. 600 station staff jobs will be lost if TfL (Transport for London) plans go through and RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, TfL, Strike, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
RMT demands talks with the Mayor of London
RMT met with ACAS this week but London Underground Limited (LUL) were not interested in trying to settle the dispute. LUL made it clear that not only were they not prepared to change tack and be prepared to compromise but...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Strike
48 hour TransPennine Express strike action goes ahead
The company continues to refuse TPE conductors' request to increase pay for staff coming in on their days off and Sundays.   However, this week it emerged, that TPE bosses have offered drivers an increase of 15% for working on their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transpennine Express, TPE, Conductors, Strike,
RMT declares overwhelming mandate for national strike action on railways
71% of those balloted took part in the vote with 89% voting in favour of strike action and only 11% voting against. The union will now be demanding urgent talks with Network Rail and the 15 train operating companies that were balloted to find...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Strike, Ballot, Rail, Dispute, Pay, Jobs, Conditions, Rail Union, RMT
RMT response to Shapps strike threat
The RMT today issued a stern warning that they will mount fierce resistance to any attempt by the government to reduce their   right to strike  on the railways.    RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Any attempt by Grant Shapps...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Union, RMT, Grant Shapps, Strike, Ballot, Rail Dispute
RMT will launch strike ballot on ScotRail over pay
RPI inflation is running at 11.1%, and transport workers have already been subject to repeated pay freezes and real terms cuts in living standards. The union will set out a timetable for the ballot and any potential action in due course....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Ballot, Pay, Strike
Tube strike action set for Queen's Jubilee
RMT members at both stations have suffered years of intimidation, bullying and unjustified sackings of colleagues by a manager who has created a toxic atmosphere in the workplace. Strike action is set for June 3 which coincides with the Queen's Jubilee...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Euston, Green Park, Bullying,
Grant Shapps is allowing rail dispute to continue
Scottish Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth accuses Mr Shapps and the Westminster government of "not doing more" to resolve the current dispute with the transport union. RMT is balloting over 40,000 members on Network Rail and the train operating companies over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay & Conditions, Ballot, Strike, Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps
Network Rail's "futile attempt" to undermine ballot exposed
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The comments are a desperate and futile attempt by Network Rail to dissuade our railway members from voting in this upcoming strike ballot. "Network Rail are trying to avoid the elephant in the room,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Network Rail, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Job Cuts, Strike, Ballot
RMT launch strike ballot over pay freeze & job losses
Over 40,000 railway workers on Network Rail and 15 train operating companies (TOCs) will be balloted for strike action in what RMT has called “potentially the biggest rail strike in modern history.” Network Rail intends to cut at least 2,500 safety critical maintenance...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Strike, Ballot
48 hour strike on TransPennine Express on Easter weekend
The company has point blank refused TPE conductors' request to increase pay for staff coming in on their days off and Sundays. This week TPE claimed there was no money in the budget to resolve the dispute but were then...
Region: National
Tagged with: TransPennine Express, TransPennine Express, Strike
Churchill cleaners to take 11 days strike action over pay
Currently cleaners working on Churchill contracts on GTR, Eurostar, SE trains, and HS1 can earn as little £8.91 an hour. RMT is also demanding company sick pay and free travel for cleaning staff across the network, in line every other...
Region: National
Tagged with: churchill, cleaners, strike
Action solid this morning in two RMT rail strikes
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "Our members on TPE and the West Coast routes are standing firm again this weekend in their separate fights for pay and workplace justice. "It's time for both employers to stop treating their staff with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transpennine Express, Conductors, Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Cleaners, Pay Justice, Strike,
Atalian Servest West Coast cleaners return to the picket lines
As Atalian Servest cleaners return to the picket lines this weekend for a 48-hour strike on 9 and 10 April, a new report has exposed the brutal reality of life for cleaners working to clean Avanti West Coast trains. In a report...
Region: National
Tagged with: Atalian Servest, Cleaners, Avanti West Coast, Strike, Pay, Justice For Cleaners
24 hour strike on TransPennine Express
Conductors will take 24 hours of strike action in row over pay and Sunday working. RMT said the company had refused TPE conductors' request to increase pay for staff coming in on their days off and Sundays. The union says there...
Region: National
Tagged with: TransPennine Express, TPE, Conductors, Strike
RMT on weekend of action
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that a wave of action across rail and tube services this weekend shows that members are prepared to make a stand for pay and workplace justice in the teeth of attacks stemming from the cost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Churchill, Atalian Servest, Night Tube, Tube, London Underground, LUL, Avanti West Coast, strike, Pay Justice, Justice for Cleaners, TransPeninne Express, TPE, Conductors, Cleaners
Railway cleaners take on greedy multinationals
RMT members working on the West Coast mainline and for major train operators will take strike action on Saturday in a fight for pay justice. Outsourced cleaners working for contractors Atalian Servest Limited, and Churchill are paid the bare minimum...
Region: National
Tagged with: Justice For Cleaners, Pay Justice, Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Churchill Group, HS1, Southeastern, Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern, Cleaners, Strike
Churchill cleaning staff to take 48-hour strike action
RMT members working for cleaning contractor Churchill across London and the South East, will take 2 days strike action from Saturday March 12 across trains and stations run by major railways companies. This will be the second bout of strike action in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Cleaners, Churchill Group, Strike, Pay Justice, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar, HS1
Transpennine Express Conductors strike again on Sunday for pay justice
Ahead of a fourth day of strike action on Sunday by Transpennine Express conductors who are battling against attacks on pay and enhancements which are eating away the value of their wages, rail union  RMT has revealed that TPE’s owners...
Region: National
Tagged with: TransPennine, Conductors, Strike
Tube members standing firm again
TUBE UNION RMT said that members are standing firm with pickets out in force at all key locations in todays strike action in the fight to defend jobs, pensions and working conditions on London Underground. General Secretary Mick Lynch said;...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
Hundreds of key rail cleaners to strike
Rail cleaners will continue their fight for pay justice next week with a 48-hour stoppage next week. RMT members who keep trains and stations clean across London and the Southeast are campaigning for £15 an hour and to be made...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Cleaners, Churchill Group, Strike, Pay Justice, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar, HS1
Tube strike goes ahead tomorrow
RMT accused Mayor Sadiq Khan of playing to the gallery, instead of pressuring ministers to deliver a long-term funding deal for TfL, ahead of another 24-hour stoppage on the tube network tomorrow which goes ahead as planned. Speaking to the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
RMT demands Sadiq Khan make good on his promises
10,000 tube workers are taking strike action today, (Tuesday) after London Underground bosses refused to rule out job cuts and detrimental changes to pensions. RMT said that pickets are out in force at all key locations and that the action ‎is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
RMT calls for urgent talks with Mayor
On the eve of strikes that will shut down the Underground, RMT called for talks with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan calling on him not to turn his back on tube workers by siding with a government he knows is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
Tube strike goes ahead next week
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed that members will be taking strike action next week as planned over LU’s continuing refusal to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions in the midst of an on-going financial crisis driven by central...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions
Biggest ever rail cleaners strike
Hundreds of rail cleaners are out in force on picket lines this morning in the biggest ever coordinated wave of strike action in the fight for pay justice. The cleaners, who are all employed by the outsourcing company Churchill and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Cleaners, Churchill Group, Strike, Pay Justice, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar, HS1,
Rail cleaners to rally outside Parliament tomorrow
The cleaners, who are all employed by the outsourcing company Churchill and have worked throughout the Covid-19 crisis to clean trains and stations on Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar and HS1 services, will walk out for a 24 hour...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cleaners, Churchill Group, Strike, Pay Justice, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar, HS1
Rail cleaners to strike this week
Hundreds of heroic rail cleaners employed by Churchill on four contracts in the South East will take strike action on Wednesday 23rd February as part of their fight for pay justice. As the cost of living crisis escalates, the cleaners,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Cleaners, Churchill Group, Strike, Pay Justice, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar, HS1,
Trans Pennine conductors absolutely solid
RAIL UNION RMT said today that support from conductor members for a second phase of strike action in a fight for pay justice is absolutely rock solid at all locations along the Trans Pennine Express routes today. General Secretary Mick...
Region: North West
Tagged with: TransPennine Express, TPE, Conductors, Pay Justice, Strike
Rail cleaners to strike next week and take their fight to Parliament
As the cost of living crisis escalates, the cleaners, who have put their lives on the line during the Covid-19 crisis to keep trains across London and the South East running, will walk out for a 24 hour strike that will...
Region: National
Tagged with: churchill, cleaners, strike, rally
RMT says strike action goes ahead this weekend on Rail and Tube
On TransPennine Express conductor members will be out for 24 hours on Sunday in the second phase of a fight for pay justice. Driver members will be striking on the Night Tube again from this evening to protect work/life balance and...
Region: National
Tagged with: TransPennine, Tube, Strike
Further action on CrossCountry trains this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT said today that further strike action on CrossCountry trains will go ahead from Saturday over an assault on the safety critical role of senior conductors and train managers after the company snubbed a possible settlement in talks...
Region: National
Tagged with: CrossCountry, Conductor, Senior Conductor, Train Manager, Strike
RMT members standing firm on TPE
RAIL UNION RMT has reported that conductor members fighting for pay justice on Trans Pennine Express are standing firm and united this morning in the first of a series of strikes. General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "Reports from the ground...
Region: National
Tagged with: TransPennine Express, TPE, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice,
TransPennine Express Conductors to begin strike action this Sunday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that Conductors employed by TransPennine Express will be taking the first in a series of weekly strike actions this Sunday 13th February over pay discrimination. After working right through the Covid pandemic and having a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: TransPennine Express, TPE, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice,
Rail cleaners call strike action
Hundreds of heroic rail cleaners employed by Churchill on four contracts in the South East will take strike action on Wednesday 23rd February as part of their fight for pay justice. As the cost of living crisis escalates, the cleaners,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill, Churchill Group, Cleaners, Pay Justice, Strike, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, HS1
London Transport union RMT announces strike action
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed that members will be taking strike action next month over LU’s continuing refusal to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions in the midst of an on-going financial crisis driven by central Government The...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Transport, Strike
Hundreds of rail cleaner heroes in historic vote for action
Hundreds of rail cleaners who have kept trains running throughout the pandemic have voted for industrial action across four separate contracts in the South East in a historic ballot. The cleaners are employed by private contractor Churchill and work to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill Group, Churchill, Cleaners, Strike, Pay, Pay Justice, Justice For Cleaners
RMT calls for LU to end their deafening silence
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT has called on London Underground to end it's deafening silence over continuing negotiations as the latest phase of Night Tube weekend strike action goes ahead this evening.    General Secretary Mick Lynch said;   "We are...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
Ahead of further strike action, RMT seeks urgent clarification on night shifts
TUBE UNION RMT has today written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan seeking urgent clarification of comments made by Deputy Mayor Seb Dance on Monday in which he clearly stated that “It is not the case that drivers will have to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Night Tube, Strike
Heroic West Coast train cleaners strike for pay justice
Heroic train cleaners working to keep Avanti West Coast trains clean and safe for passengers will begin strike action tomorrow in pursuit of fair pay. The cleaners, who have worked throughout the pandemic to keep essential transport services running, are...
Region: National
Tagged with: Atalian Servest Limited, Avanti West Coast, Cleaners, Strike, Pay Justice
Next phase of Night ‎Tube strike action goes ahead
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that the next phase of Night Tube strike action goes ahead from the evening through to the early hours of Sunday after LU bosses blocked an attempt by RMT negotiators to make progress in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Night Tube, Strike
RMT Members vote yes for Tube strike
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed that members voted yes for strike action and action short of a strike in a ballot of over ten thousand members across all grades of LU staff that closed today. 94% of members voted to strike....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions,
New wave of Tube strike action
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed a new wave of strike action by tube drivers over the outrageous imposition of rosters‎ by London Underground bosses. Following an overwhelming vote for action by drivers on the Metropolitan Line based at the Neasden...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Metropolitan Line, Strike, Drivers
Action solid over the weekend in night tube dispute
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that action by drivers in a fight to stop the imposition of working practices that would rip apart work life balance remained solidly supported across the weekend. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "Our members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
Further Night Tube strike action
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed strike action goes ahead every weekend on the Night Tube from tomorrow through to June in an on-going fight to prevent the ripping up of staffing arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike action
New Years Eve rail strike action solidly supported
Train managers and senior conductors on Cross Country are out in a fight to stop the company from watering down and undermining the role of the‎se safety critical grades and the Gate Gourmet staff in Edinburgh are striking again in...
Region: National
Tagged with: CrossCountry, Cross Country Trains, Gate Gourmet, Strike Action, New Years Eve
New Years Eve rail strike action goes ahead
The New Years Eve action on CrossCountry involves train managers and senior conductors ‎in a fight to stop the company watering down the safety critical role of the guard by using other staff ad-hoc to act up into the grade...
Region: National
Tagged with: CrossCountry, Cross Country Trains, Gate Gourmet, Strike Action, New Years Eve
RMT Edinburgh Gate Gourmet staff united and determined today as they take strike action in fight for workplace justice
Gate Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverly Members have been instructed not to book on for shifts as follows; • 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Friday 24th December 2021 • 0600 Hours on Friday 31st December 2021 and 0559 Hours on Monday 3rd January 2022 This latest...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Gate Gourmet, Strike, Edinburgh
RMT says strike action on Cross Country trains solidly supported in all depots‎ today
RMT train managers and senior conductors voted overwhelmingly for action as the company has sought to draft in other staff to carry out their roles. Gener‎al Secretary Mick Lynch said; “RMT action is being solidly supported in all depots today...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country, Strike, Guards
RMT DHL strike on the Avanti West Coast contract rock solid for a second day in fight for pay justice
This core group of staff are standing firm in their battle as analysis by RMT reveals that the companies’ parent Groups paid out nearly £2 billion in the last year to shareholders – fuelling anger at the hypocrisy from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DHL, Avanti West Coast, Strike
RMT confirms further strike action on Night Tube from New Year through to the summer
RMT members on the Central and Victoria Lines will be taking strike action as follows: From Friday 7/1/22 until further notice, not booking on for any duties commencing from 20:30 on any Friday until 08:00 the next day and not booking on for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Night Tube, Strike
RMT says strike action on Cross Country trains goes ahead from tomorrow after company snub settlement in last ditch talks
RMT train managers and senior conductors voted overwhelmingly for action as the company has sought to draft in other staff to carry out their roles. As a result they will be taking strike action as follows: 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country, Strike, Guards
RMT Edinburgh Gate Gourmet staff to take Christmas Eve and New Year strike action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that Gate Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley will be going ahead with a new phase of strike action this month, on Christmas Eve and then from New Year’s Eve, in an on-going fight for respect...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Gate Gourmet, Strike, Edinburgh
RMT calls strike action on Cross Country trains from Christmas eve over attack on the guards’ grade
RMT train managers and senior conductors voted overwhelmingly for action as the company has sought to draft in other staff to carry out their roles. As a result they will be taking strike action as follows: 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country, Strike, Guards
Strike Action on Night Tube Solid
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action in a fight for workplace justice and to stop the ripping up of Night Tube agreements and working arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of drivers is being solidly supported by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Night Tube, Strike
Night Tube action goes ahead again this evening
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch has today written to the Mayor of London calling on him to use his political leadership to resolve the bitter dispute over the Night Tube and reverse station staff job cuts that risk the future...
Region: National
Tagged with: Night Tube, Strike
RMT says the ball’s in London Underground’s court
Ahead of more ACAS talks taking place today, RMT has called on London Underground managers to abandon their intransigent stance after another night of strike action over the Night Tube dispute. Friday’s strike action, which the union described as rock...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, LUL, Night Tube, Strike
Night Tube action rock solid
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action in a fight to stop the ripping up of Night Tube agreements and working arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of drivers, is rock solid again tonight . RMT General Mick Lynch...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
RMT suspends East Midlands Railway strike
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended East Midlands Railway strike action by ‎Senior Conductors ‎ and Train Managers this weekend to allow for talks on new union proposals but has warned of further action later this month...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Train Managers, Class 360, Strike Action
Night Tube action goes ahead tomorrow
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action goes ahead again by tube drivers tomorrow over the ripping up of existing agreements and working arrangements in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
Serco Caledonian Sleeper bullying culture
As the Scottish Government was challenged in parliament today over crisis on the Caledonian Sleeper with a call for ministers to take action over bullying and harassment of staff at the Company, a new survey of RMT Caledonian Sleeper members...
Region: National
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Strike,
Tube strike action rock solid
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action, which began in the early hours of this morning in a fight to stop the ripping up of Night Tube agreements and working arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of drivers,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
RMT writes to Mayor about Night Tube statements
TUBE UNION RMT has written to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, today to express the union’s deep disappointment at ‘incorrect statements’ he made on Twitter this morning that are a total misrepresentation of the facts around the Night Tube dispute....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Night Tube, LUL, Strike
Night Tube strike goes ahead tomorrow
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action goes ahead by tube drivers tomorrow over the ripping up of existing agreements and working arrangements in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life balance...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
RMT Night Tube action goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that action goes ahead by members over what it describes as the imposition of unacceptable and intolerable demands on staff in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike,
East Midlands Railways staff to strike again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers and Senior Conductors on East Midlands Railway will be striking again in separate disputes. The action is taking place after the union suspended ongoing strike action and participated in weeks of negotiations which...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
Caledonian Sleeper staff strike again
RAIL UNION RMT ‎ said that pickets have been out in force at all key locations along the Caledonian Sleeper routes overnight as the workforce strikes again in their fight for pay and workplace justice. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, COP26, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT calls action over Night Tube reintroduction
TUBE UNION RMT has called action by members over what it describes as the imposition of unacceptable and intolerable demands on staff in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life balance by bulldozing...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Night Tube, Strike,
RMT calls for Caledonian Sleeper intervention
RAIL UNION RMT has called on Scotland's political leadership to take responsibility and intervene as strike action on Caledonian Sleeper during the closing days of COP26 goes ahead tomorrow in an on-going fight for pay and workplace justice for Scotland's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Strike, Pay Justice
After ScotRail deal RMT calls for Caledonian Sleeper parity
RAIL UNION RMT today called for pay parity and justice for SERCO Caledonian Sleeper staff after a deal was secured last night for Scotrail members - proving that a similar offer for the Sleeper is entirely reasonable and affordable. Sleeper staff...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, COP26, Pay Justice, Strike, Rail Union, RMT
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle today as Scottish rail workers step up fight for pay justice during COP26
General Secretary Mick Lynch said "Our members are standing firm across Scotland again in this on-‎going fight for workplace justice. It comes at the end of a week when our members voted by a massive majority to strike throughout COP26...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Strike
RMT confirms strikes on Stagecoach buses
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it is serving notice for strike action on Stagecoach buses in the South West, East Midlands and Derbyshire/Yorkshire as part of the national fight for pay justice for bus workers. The union has reacted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stagecoach South West, Stagecoach East Midlands, Stagecoach Yorkshire, Bus Drivers, Pay, Strike
East Midlands Railways staff united again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that East Midlands Railways staff are standing united and determined again today in their on-going fights for workplace justice and safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “The determination of our members in the fight for...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
Action solidly supported again today on East Midlands Railways
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "I want to pay tribute to our members who are standing firm again today on East Midlands Railways in the two on-going disputes as the company gambles on passenger safety instead of getting round...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
RMT demands meeting with MSPs
RMT has today written to the 5 SNP Glasgow MSPs who waded into the Scotrail dispute, slamming their letter as ‘inaccurate’, ‘inflammatory’ and ‘insulting’, and calls on them to meet the union and help resolve the dispute. The union has also...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Strike, COP26
Action solidly supported again today on East Midlands Railways
RAIL UNION RMT said that action by Senior Conductors and Train Managers on East Midlands Railways in two separate disputes remains solidly supported today as the union begins compiling a dossier of potentially lethal safety breaches as the company drafts...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
RMT Edinburgh Rail Gourmet staff to take further strike action in fight for workplace justice
As a result of the continued failure of the company to agree to meet with the union and negotiate a fair and just settlement members have been instructed not to book on for shifts as follows; • 06.00 hours on Friday...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Strike, Edinburgh
East Midlands Railways members united and determined
RAIL UNION‎ RMT said that it's senior conductor and train manager members remain united and determined in separate East Midlands Railways disputes this morning. Senior conductors have been engaged in a four month fight for pay and contract justice while...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Senior Conductor, Train Manager, Strike
New ScotRail conductor strike dates
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be taking further industrial action after they voted by a massive 80% to continue their campaign in a reballot....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
ScotRail Conductors vote by over 80% to continue action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality have voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in a reballot. Under the recent additions to the anti...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking again this Sunday and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands Railway has...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Train Managers, Strike, Safety,
RMT‎ suspends next week's Tube strike
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "Following further progress in ACAS talks today our Executive has decided that there are sufficient grounds to suspend next week's tube strike action. "We remain in dispute and will be engaging in further discussions with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Drivers, Night Tube, Strike
Rail Gourmet staff to take further action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley will be going ahead with a new phase of strike action from this weekend in an on-going fight for respect and justice in the workplace as the company...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Edinburgh Waverley, Strike, Caterers, Workplace Justice
RMT demands action from safety regulator
RAIL UNION RMT has written to the head of the safety regulatory body demanding they intervene ‎to stop East Midlands Railways using ill-trained and under-prepared bus coordinators as "contingency guards" on London services on Sunday when Train Managers strike again...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, EMR, Conductors, Contingency Guards, Strike, Train Managers,
Merseyrail Mitie cleaners strike again
RMT Mitie station and accommodation cleaners on the Merseyrail Contract will be striking and demonstrating again tomorrow - Friday 13th August - in their ongoing campaign in support of pay and workplace justice. ‎ The demonstration, involving the cleaners and their supporters,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Mitie, Merseyrail, Cleaners, Strike, Protest, Pay Justice
Train Managers strike on East Midlands Railway rock solid
RAIL UNION RMT said that strike action by Train Managers on East Midlands Railway is rock solid today kicking off a programme of action throughout August and September in an escalation of the ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Class 360, Train Managers, Senior Conductors, Strike
RMT announces new dates in East Midlands Railway dispute
RAIL UNION RMT has announced new East Midlands Railway strike dates as action continues on Sunday in the senior conductors’ dispute. Senior conductors have voted by a huge 74% in favour of taking further strike action in the long-running dispute over...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
Strike action goes ahead on Hull Trains on Sunday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Hull Trains goes ahead on Sunday 8th August in a fight to defend decent pension rights and to force the company to honour their long-standing obligations to staff. Despite talks at...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Pensions, Strike
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking on Sundays from this weekend and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Train Managers, Safety, Strike,
RMT suspends Tube strike action
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "Following extensive and wide ranging discussions through the ACAS machinery we have hammered out enough ground to allow those talks to continue. As a result this week's strike action is suspended although the rest...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Strike
RMT on ACAS Tube strike talks this morning
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “We believe that there is a deal to be done which recognises the work-life balance and job security of our members and we are entering the re-convened talks this morning ‎in a positive frame of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Strike
East Midlands Railway Conductors strike solid once more
RAIL UNION RMT said today that Senior Conductor members on East Midlands Railway are standing rock solid again this morning in what is their twelth consecutive weekend of action in a fight for workplace justice over pay, conditions and contract...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Conductors, Pay Justice, Strike,
Night Tube strike talks at ACAS tomorrow
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “The press release issued by London Underground today in advance of ACAS talks tomorrow goes much further than their negotiators have been prepared to move in earlier discussions. “We will be putting ‎their press...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Tube Strike, Driver
Industrial action restarts on Hull Trains
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today industrial action on Hull Trains will start again from Monday, with a wave of strike action kicking off on Sunday 8th August, in a fight to defend decent pension rights and to force the company...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Pension Justice, ACAS, Strike
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,
Night Tube strike goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action across the network over plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade will go ahead next month after the company refused ‎to make any serious progress in ACAS...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Night Tube, drivers, Strike, Tube Strike
RMT calls new Serco Caledonian Sleeper‎ strike dates
RAIL UNION RMT has called a new phase of industrial action in its ongoing dispute over pay justice for Serco Caledonian Sleeper workers. The action has been called after negotiations with Serco, under the auspices of ACAS, failed with the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Pay Justice, Strike
Edinburgh Rail Gourmet staff strike to go ahead tomorrow
The action follows a recent 100% vote by members in support of strike action. Rail Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverley are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between: • 06.00 hours on Wednesday 14th July 2021 until 05.59 hours on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Strike, Edinburgh Waverley, Bullying, Harassment
RMT guards to bring negotiating table to East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that in addition to strike action going ahead this Sunday it will be setting up a negotiating table outside East Midlands Railway offices in Nottingham in bid to get the company to sit down to...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Guards, Train Managers, Strike,
RMT says action going ahead in four separate disputes‎ on Scotland's railways
• This Sunday 13 June Abellio ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners will again take strike action in two separate disputes in their long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day working. • RMT members on the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Abellio, ScotRail, Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper goes ahead
RAIL‎ UNION RMT said today that strike action on SERCO Caledonian sleeper goes ahead for eleven days from next Tuesday 15th June to Saturday 26th June in the wake of the company being caught lying to passengers about engaging with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike, Pay Freeze
RMT confirms Serco Caledonian Sleeper strike dates
The ballot took place after the company attempted to impose a pay freeze on hardworking staff who have kept the service running throughout the Covid pandemic. The union’s National Executive Committee has now had the opportunity to consider the ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike, Pay, Dispute,
Massive vote for action over pay
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a ballot of members on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper returned a massive 85% vote in favour of strike action over pay. The ballot took place after the company attempted to impose a pay freeze on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Pay, Strike, Rail,
RMT to strike on polling day
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has called a strike on the Central Line on May 6th over the victimisation and sacking of long-standing activist Gary Carney. Members have already delivered a solid yes vote for strike action in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Central Line, Strike, Gary Carney,
RMT analysis reveals it's one rule for the bosses another for the frontline workers at Abellio Scotrail
The Company’s latest accounts, published this week, show that in the year to 31 March 2020, the company posted a loss of £56m, but the highest paid director received total remuneration of £216,000, an eyewatering increase of over 35% from the previous year....
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay, Strike Action
RMT set for nationwide rail dispute
RMT today declared it was moving to a “national dispute” footing with Network Rail after it revealed the Government controlled company is planning for thousands of job losses by this September and a wholescale dilution of safety standards, including a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Covid-19, Maintenance, Rail Strike, Grant Shapps, DfT,
RMT on Wightlink's reluctance to take up taxpayer support
WIGHTLINK UNION RMT expressed shock and disgust today over lifeline ferry company Wightlink’s dismissal of public funding which could help ease the financial pressure created by the pandemic. The union is currently in dispute with the company and has announced...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Wightlink, Ferries, Covid-19, Strike Action,
RMT members to strike at rail infrastructure firm
RMT members working at Clarke Chapman Facilities Management will be taking strike action and action short of a strike following a ballot after the company refused to table a pay award. Clarke Chapman is infrastructure maintenance and renewals company that...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Clarke Chapman, Ontrack, Rail Infrastructure, Strike, Pay Award,
RMT to begin balloting for action at Wightlink
WIGHTLINK UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting over 400 ferry workers for both strike action and action short of a strike after negotiations failed to produce an offer on pensions and terms and conditions that meets the very...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Wightlink, Pensions, Industrial Action, Strike, Ferry,
RMT suspends latest Alstom strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended the latest phase of strike action on Alstom West Coast and Chester engineering due to start tonight to allow for an escalation of the battle against a pay freeze and to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Alstom West Coast, Alstom Chester, Pay Justice, Strike
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
Second 48 hours of RMT strike action goes ahead on Caledonian Sleeper
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members on the Caledonian Sleeper will take a second 48 hours of strike action on Sunday against SERCO's lack of concern for staff and passenger safety as the company block any moves to get talks...
Region: National
Tagged with: SERCO, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike,
First 48 hour strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the first of two 48 hour strikes on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper is rock solid this evening with pickets out in force at key locations as RMT members fight for safe working conditions‎. The action started...
Region: National
Tagged with: SERCO, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike
RMT says SERCO had no intention of negotiating settlement this week as first of two 48 hour Sleeper strikes goes ahead on Sunday
While RMT entered talks on Wednesday in good faith the company had already pulled the plug on all services and had no intention whatsoever of addressing the serious issues of safety and fatigue at the heart of the dispute. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: SERCO, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike
RMT action goes ahead on Caledonian Sleeper
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members on the Caledonian Sleeper will take strike action and action short of a strike from Sunday against SERCO's lack of concern for member's safety and wellbeing after the company collapsed last ditch talks...
Region: National
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, SERCO, Strike Action, ACAS,
RMT in last ditch Caledonian Sleeper talks
RAIL UNION RMT will take part in last ditch talks with SERCO on Wednesday as members on the Caledonian Sleeper prepare to take strike action and action short of a strike on Sunday against SERCO's lack of concern for member's...
Region: National
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, SERCO, Strike Action, ACAS
RMT members to strike on Caledonian Sleeper
The action has been sparked after SERCO Caledonian Sleeper continued to provide insufficient berths for rest periods and the company's inability to address the fatigue experienced by RMT members as a result. RMT says that safety on the railway is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, SERCO, Industrial Action, Strike,
RMT Tube pay ballot opens today
RMT said it is angry and frustrated that over a year of talks has still resulted in a stalemate and has called on the Mayor and his TFL officials to lift the cap on pay and allow a deal to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT moves to ballot all tube staff over pay
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today this it is moving to an urgent ballot of 10,000 staff across London Underground for both strike action and action short of a strike after more than a year of negotiations have failed to produce an...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT announces further two days of strike action on SWR
Rail union RMT has confirmed a further two days of strike action will take place on South Western Railway after Guard members voted for industrial action for an historic sixth time. The company’s unremitting failure to give assurances that their...
Region: National
Tagged with: SWR, Strike
RMT Tube strike rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members remain rock solid and determined in their action this morning in a dispute which is simply about forcing LU bosses and the Mayor to wake up and take seriously the impact on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, bakerloo line, drivers, strike
RMT strike action on Bakerloo Line goes ahead from lunchtime
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on the Bakerloo line in a dispute over the impact on train drivers over unworkable timetable changes that place operators under intolerable levels of personal stress will go ahead as planned from...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bakerloo Line, Tube, Strike
RMT strike action on Bakerloo Line goes ahead Friday
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on the Bakerloo line in a dispute over the impact on train drivers over unworkable timetable changes that place operators under intolerable levels of personal stress will go ahead as planned from...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bakerloo Line, Tube, Strike
RMT calls strike action on Bakerloo Line
A ballot for action covering driver members produced a 95% vote for action. Members have been instructed as follows; Not to book on for any duty after 11:59 on Friday 21st February until 11:59 on Saturday 22nd February. Not to book on for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tube, bakerloo line, strike action, train drivers,
Protest tomorrow over threat to ban transport strike action
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has confirmed that it will be staging a protest tomorrow outside Parliament in response to the threat by the in-coming Tory government to ban workers across the sector from taking any kind of effective industrial action. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike ban
RMT pledges to fight Tory plan to ban transport strikes
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will fight tooth and nail plans from the incoming Tory Government to effectively outlaw strikes on the rail and tube networks. It has been reported this morning that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike ban
RMT calls strike on Virgin West Coast over victimised member
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has called a 24 hour strike on Virgin West Coast over the shocking treatment and dismissal of a colleague that the union says is a straightforward and vicious case of victimisation. RMT has congratulated...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast, Strike
RMT calls on SERCO to start talking
On the second day of the Caledonian Sleeper strike action in a fight for basic workplace justice, rail union RMT has renewed the call for the contractor, SERCO, to  get out of the trenches, start talking and stop treating their...
Region: National
Tagged with: caledonian sleeper, serco, strike
RMT strike action on Scottish Sleeper solid
 RAIL UNION RMT has said that 48 hours of strike action on the SERCO-operated Caledonian Sleeper services, which started at noon today, is solid as a rock with members united and determined from Inverness to London in a fight for basic...
Region: National
Tagged with: caledonian sleeper, serco, strike
RMT confirms action on Scottish Sleeper services goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a package of strike action and action short of a strike on the Caledonian Sleeper goes ahead from Sunday - with all services cancelled - after the operator, SERCO, snubbed any chance of a settlement in...
Region: National
Tagged with: serco, caledonian sleeper, strike
RMT confirms strike on Scottish Sleeper services goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a package of strike action and action short of a strike on the Caledonian Sleeper goes ahead from Sunday after the operator, SERCO, blocked progress in talks yesterday on a raft of serious concerns raised...
Region: National
Tagged with: caledonian sleeper, serco, strike,
RMT confirms strike action on Scottish Sleeper services
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a package of strike action and action short of a strike on the Caledonian Sleeper services after the operator, SERCO, reneged on pledges to address a raft of serious concerns raised by staff that have...
Region: National
Tagged with: caledonian sleeper, serco, strike
Industrial action at Wabtec suspended
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended industrial action that was due to start tomorrow at Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster). This is because an improved pay offer has been made, therefore the union is suspending the upcoming...
Region: North East
Tagged with: wabtec, wabtec faiveley uk, rolling stock, pay, strike
RMT announces strike action on Tyne & Wear Metro
Rail union RMT has confirmed members working as Skilled Maintainers for Nexus (Tyne & Wear Metro) will be taking strike action in September. The action has been announced following an overwhelming vote in a ballot in favour of industrial action...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tyne and wear metro, nexus, skilled maintainer, strike
RMT announces strike action at Wabtec Faiveley UK
RAIL UNION RMT has announced strike action at engineering firm Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster) in a dispute over pay. Wabtec build and maintain rolling stock for train and freight operating companies. Following a strong mandate for action in a...
Region: North East
Tagged with: wabtec, wabtec faiveley uk, rolling stock, pay, strike
RMT strike on East Midlands Trains rock solid this morning
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing "rock solid and united" again this morning on a fourth day of industrial action as Stagecoach continue to attack pay and working conditions right up to the point...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
RMT announces a further four days of strike action on SWR
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further four days of strike action will take place on South Western Railway as the company continues to drag its heels and delays talks over guaranteeing a guard on the train. RMT has...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise, Strike
Strike action goes ahead on East Midlands Trains tomorrow
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a fourth day of strike action will go ahead tomorrow on East Midlands Trains the day before new franchise holder Abellio takes over from Stagecoach. Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before being...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
RMT announces strike action on Central and Victoria Lines
TUBE UNION RMT has announced  strike action by Train Operators working on the Central and Victoria lines arising from a breakdown in industrial relations in two separate ongoing disputes. On the Central Line the issues at the heart of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Central Victoria Line Strike
RMT announces further strike action by rail renewals workers
Rail union RMT has announced further strike action by members employed by rail renewals contractor Clarke Chapman Facilities Management in their fight for pay justice. Clarke Chapman Facilities Management are a contractor carrying out work across the UK for Network...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Renewals, Clarke Chapman, Strike
RMT members standing firm again on East Midlands Trains
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm again this morning on a third day of industrial action as  Stagecoach  attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
Third day of strike action goes ahead on East Midlands
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a third day of strike action will go ahead tomorrow on East Midlands Trains as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
RMT announces additional East Midlands Trains strike
Rail union RMT has confirmed an additional day of strike action on East Midlands Trains as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a row with the government over...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
RMT members rock solid again this morning on EMT
RMT members are "rock solid, united and determined" again this morning in the second phase of strike action in the fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: eat midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach, strike
Ninth round of Tube pay talks
Tube union RMT said today that it was angry and frustrated after the ninth round of pay talks with LU yesterday resulted in just a 0.1% increase on the original offer as the company stand accused of playing for time instead...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, pay, strike ballot
Massive Vote for Action on Caledonian Scottish Sleeper
RMT members on the Caledonian Scottish Sleeper – run by SERCO – have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over intolerable pressure on staff following the introduction of new fleet. Since...
Region: National
Tagged with: caledonian scottish sleeper, serco, strike
RMT members standing firm this morning on EMT
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm this morning in a first phase of industrial action as Stagecoach attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the wake...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach, strike
RMT East Midlands train strike goes ahead tomorrow
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from tomorrow as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a row with the government...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike, stagecoach
RMT East Midlands train strike goes ahead Saturday
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from this Saturday as company bosses continue to snub talks aimed at reaching a solution. The dispute is over EMT’s management’s failure to bring a meaningful...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
RMT accuses Tube bosses of stringing out pay talks
Tube union RMT today accused London Underground bosses of stringing staff along and playing fast and loose after an eighth day of pay talks yesterday failed to lever any king of meaningful offer out of the management side. The union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT slams East Midlands Train bosses
Rail union RMT today slammed East Midlands Trains bosses for sabotaging planned talks over strike action by Senior Conductors, action which is due to start next week, as they are all apparently on holiday until after the action starts. RMT...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
Senior Conductors to strike on East Midlands Trains
The dispute is over EMT’s management’s failure to bring a meaningful resolution to our members’ concerns over Pay Discrimination and Contract issues. RMT believes the only way to get management to seriously address these concerns is to take industrial action....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: emt, east midlands trains, senior conductors, strike
SWR five days of strike action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that five days of strike action on South Western Railway are going ahead tomorrow. The company have continued to drag their heels in protracted talks over the guard guarantee after the union suspended action back...
Region: National
Tagged with: SWR, Strike
RMT 24-Hour Strike on Bluestar Buses Goes Ahead Tomorrow
As a result of Bluestar’s failure to make a decent pay offer RMT members will take action for 24 hours tomorrow - Tuesday 18th June. RMT is making it clear that the company should be putting more effort into resolving the dispute...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bluestar Buses, Strike
RMT moves to strike ballot as Tube pay talks collapse
Ballot preparations for 10,000 staff across all grades are now well advanced with the union saying it is angry and frustrated that a golden opportunity to come up with a positive offer has been blown by tube bosses today. RMT General...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT announces 24-hour strike action on Bluestar Buses
BUS UNION RMT today announced a 24-Hour strike on Bluestar Buses (also known as Go South Buses) in Eastleigh, Totton and Poole, after drivers, cleaners and ticket office staff voted with an overwhelming 87%  in favour of taking action over...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: bluestar buses, go south buses, strike, pay
RMT chalks up major Tube victory
TUBE UNION RMT has announced a stunning victory for militant trade unionism, and has suspended strike action involving over a thousand tube fleet staff due to start on Friday, after London Underground confirmed that it is withdrawing all proposed cuts...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, fleet, tfl, engineering, fa cup, tube strike
Tube strike action goes ahead next week
Talks at ACAS aimed at resolving the dispute over serious and damaging cuts to tube train preparation and inspection schedules have broken down after LU bosses refused to give a guarantee of no victimisation of RMT members. RMT General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Strike, Acas
London Underground staff to strike over safety-critical cuts
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff will strike for three days in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Cuts, Strike
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
London Overground Vinci Cleaners strike for 48 Hours
Rail union RMT today has announced that members working on the London Overground for Vinci as cleaners on the Arriva Rail Contract will take a further 48-hour strike action next month after voting overwhelmingly for strike action over pay and...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Vinci, Cleaners, Strike
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT today has announced that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members on the Arriva Rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Travel Safe Officers, Strike
Freightliner staff to strike on 15th March over pensions
Rail union RMT has confirmed members working for Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd will be taking strike action on Friday 15 th March.   Members have given an overwhelming mandate to support strike action in defence of their pension...
Region: National
Tagged with: Freightliner, strike, pensions
RMT suspends strike action on Bakerloo Line
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is suspending 24 hours of strike action planned to start Sunday evening on the Bakerloo Line after significant progress was made in negotiations. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “I want to pay tribute...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, bakerloo line, bakerloo, tube, lul, tfl, strike
Rail Gourmet workers in Edinburgh striking today
RMT  Rail Gourmet members based at the Edinburgh Depot are taking  strike action today - Monday 24th December - in a fight for workplace justice following a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The staff work on the inter-city LNER contract. The dispute...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: rail gourmet, edinburgh depot, lner, strike
RMT suspends Boxing Day strike action on Bakerloo Line
Other action still remains on and all CSA, CSS and CSM members in Charing Cross, Elephant & Castle, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Areas are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, bakerloo line, bakerloo, tube, lul, tfl, strike, boxing day
RMT announces Boxing Day strike on Bakerloo line
RMT’s National Executive Committee has now considered this matter and taken the decision to instruct all CSA, CSS and CSM members in Charing Cross, Elephant & Castle, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Areas to take strike action by not booking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: bakerloo, bakerloo line, tube, london underground, lul, strike, strike action
Rail Gourmet members to strike again in Edinburgh tomorrow
Rail union RMT has confirmed that Rail Gourmet members based at the Edinburgh Depot will be taking further strike action tomorrow - Tuesday 4th December - in a fight for workplace justice following a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The staff work...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, LNER, Strike
RMT to take further strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT today announced further strike action on London Underground’s Central Line on Friday 21st December and Saturday 22nd December 2018. The action is over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, tube, london underground, lul, strike, industrial relations breakdown
Guards strike again on Northern and South Western Railways
With guards striking again tomorrow on Northern and South Western Railways in the fight for safety, security and access RMT has repeated it's call for urgent talks with both companies in an effort to break the deadlock over the guard...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action, South Western
Further strike action tomorrow at LU's Ruislip Depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from tomorrow with two forty eight hour strikes starting Wednesday 22nd August and through the...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Transplant, Strike, Ruislip
RMT South Western Railway Guards' safety action rock solid
  Rail union RMT said today that members are standing rock solid and united across the South Western Railway network this morning in the fight to retain guards and protect safety, security and accessibility on the companies services. RMT General...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, driver only operation, doo, strike
RMT confirms further phase of strike action at Ruislip
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot with two forty eight hour strikes from the 22nd August and through the following Bank Holiday weekend...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, transplant, strike, ruislip depot
‎Strike action solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members in the two separate disputes on Eurostar and South Western Railw‎ay are standing rock solid this morning as they put the issue of public safety right at the top of the agenda....
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, eurostar, guards, conductors, strike
Strike action to go ahead next week on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action will go ahead exactly as planned next week in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway. The confirmation comes as the union has struck the...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise, Strike
RMT secures important Guard breakthrough on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has secured an important breakthrough in the long-running campaign over rail safety, security and access after members on Greater Anglia voted by nine to one on a turnout of 80% to accept a new...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Strike, Guards
RMT Unipart rail members on strike today
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT Unipart rail members are standing firm this morning in rock solid action over pay and conditions. "The company should wake up and take note of the anger on the shop floor over the attacks...
Region: North West
Tagged with: unipart, pay, strike, rail union
RMT CONFIRMS TWO 24 HOURS STRIKES ON JUBILEE LINE
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Jubilee Line will be taking two days of strike action as planned from this week over the imposition of new timetables that ride roughshod over current rostering agreements.   RMT officials...
Region: National
Tagged with: Jubilee Line, Timetable, Strike
RMT confirms further strike action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on Greater Anglia. RMT members will strike for 24 hours on Saturday 16th June and Saturday 23rd June ‎RMT General Secretary, Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Strike, Guards
RMT confirms further strike action on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, the union confirmed today, as the intransigent attitude of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike, ISS
RMT suspends strike action on ScotRail
The company agreed that present working practices at Paisley and Dunfermline will remain the same until a joint review is completed scrutinising the volume of work and staffing levels at both locations in order to work towards a permanent resolution...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, cctv, pailey and dunfermline, strike action
DLR Strike Action
DLR union RMT confirmed today that it has served notice on Keolis Amey Docklands for the next phase of strike action in a dispute over outsourcing, abuse of procedures and workplace justice.   All KAD members have been instructed not...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, keolis amey docklands, strike, industrial action
RMT demands London Mayor take responsibility on DLR
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT DLR members are rock solid again this morning in their fight to stop outsourcing and contracting undercutting their jobs and conditions and in their battle for workplace justice. The union stands shoulder to shoulder...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike, Mayor
Call for meet with German Transport Minister over Northern
On the eve of the next 24 hour phase of strike action on Northern Rail in the dispute over guards and rail safety, RMT has confirmed that it has written to the German transport minister seeking an urgent meeting aimed at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action, German
RMT action on DLR united and determined this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "‎Our members are standing united and determined on DLR this morning in a dispute that is about ending the undercutting of jobs and conditions through outsourcing, ending the abuse of procedures and defending the basic...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike
RMT strike action goes ahead on DLR this week
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that scheduled strike action on Docklands Light Railway goes ahead as planned this week after the operator, KAD, collapsed the talks process at ACAS by failing wholesale to address the range of issues at the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike
RMT at ACAS for further talks today over DLR dispute
AIL UNION RMT today confirmed that it will be attending further ACAS talks today with Keolis Amey Docklands as industrial action looms on Docklands Light Railway this week. The latest talks follow extensive efforts by the union to resolve through...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike
RMT strike action on Northern Rail next week
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits is well...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT strike action on Northern Rail well and truly on next week
RMT DLR strike action rock solid again this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members on DLR are standing rock solid again this morning in their fight for workplace justice. They are standing up for their own rights as well as sending out a fighting message...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike
Strike action solid this morning on DLR
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway are standing rock solid this morning as they kick off the latest 48 hour phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations after talks failed this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, kad, keolis amey docklands, iss, strike
RMT proposes rail summit over driver only disputes
In an attempt to break the deadlock of the driver only train disputes RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has written today to the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling proposing a summit with the Department for Transport, the train...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strikes, Disputes, driver only
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned next week in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only...
Region: National
Tagged with: strike, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, northern rail, southern rail, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway
RMT slams Virgin West Coast for snubbing talks
As RMT prepares for next 24 hour strike on Virgin West Coast on Friday union slams company for snubbing talks. RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Virgin West Coast for snubbing efforts to get talks underway in the dispute over pay equality...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, virgin group, virgin west coast, pay justice, strike
RMT members to strike on DLR on New Year’s Eve
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking strike action on New Year’s Eve over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, iss, iss cleaners, strike,
48 hours strike action goes ahead on Arriva Cross Country
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that 48 hours of strike action by train managers and senior conductors on Arriva Cross Country in a dispute over abuse of rostering  and Sunday working goes ahead as planned on this weekend after management again...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva cross country, arriva rail, strike action
RMT ballot opens this week on Virgin East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that balloting of members for both strike action and action short of a strike on Virgin East Coast will begin this week after the company decided to impose a pay offer that had previously been...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, virgin east coast, vtec, stagecoach, strike ballot
RMT announces strike action on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that members on Virgin West Coast services will be taking strike action in a dispute over pay justice. At the heart of the dispute is the RMT demand for a suitable equal offer for its...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, virgin, pay justice, strike action
Strike action goes ahead on Arriva Cross Country
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed this morning that strike action by train managers and senior conductors on Arriva Cross Country in a dispute over abuse of rostering  and Sunday working goes ahead as planned on Sunday after management wrecked talks this...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva, arriva cross country, conductors, train managers, strike
Massive vote for strike action on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Virgin West Coast services have voted massively by over nine to one in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay justice. The ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtwc, stagecoach, virgin trains, virgin west coast, strike action ballot, pay justice
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 responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, rail union, rmt
RMT hits back at Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation. Those are...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, evening standard, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr
RMT warns of danger to passengers from strike breaking plans
RAIL UNION RMT has today issued a warning that rail operator’s strike breaking plans this week will put passengers at serious risk. RMT is aware that rail companies are training up rail staff who have previously had no rail operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strikes, industrial action, greater anglia, southern, southern rail, gtr, abellio, swr, south western railway, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail,
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
RMT CALLS ON PM TO END THE SABOTAGE OF RAIL STRIKE TALKS
In a letter to the Prime Minister today RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: I am now becoming increasingly alarmed that you are sabotaging deals with the RMT on Southern, Northern and Anglia Trains and also South Western Railway. I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Strikes, Disputes
ACTION IN RAIL SAFETY DISPUTES ROCK SOLID THIS MORNING
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT members are standing absolutely rock solid and united this morning in these four separate disputes as they make the case for safe, secure and accessible rail service for all. The public and workplace...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail strike, guards
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,
RMT confirms strike action on Stagecoach South West Buses
BUS WORKERS UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Stagecoach South West buses will be mounting a major programme of strike action in a fight for pay and workplace justice. RMT’s executive has taken the decision to call on all...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, strike action, buses, exeter, torquay, barnstaple
RMT confirms escalation of action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Greater Anglia will take further action over the potential extension of Driver Only Operation, and the clear threat to passenger safety, following the company's continuing refusal to give a guarantee on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
RMT strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail in the guards safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned next week after the company wrecked talks yesterday that could have mapped out a solution.   Arriva stand accused...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
RMT responds to Greater Anglia claims
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is aware of plans Greater Anglia are putting in place to minimise the effect of RMT industrial action during our current dispute. This includes providing a rushed and compressed training to non-safety critical staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
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
RMT members vote for action on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted by more than nine to one for industrial action over the proposed redundancy of 22 CCTV staff at Paisley and Dunfermline. The mandate for action will now be considered by the union’s...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, cctv, pailey, dunfermline, strike action
RMT confirms vote for action on Stagecoach South West Buses
Over 78% of RMT members’ voted for strike action whilst nearly 90% voted for action short of a strike.   RMT members are angry that the company has tabled a pay and conditions package that doesn’t even keep pace with the Retail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, pay dispute, strike action, bus
‎RMT members solid, resilient and determined
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The resilience and determination of our members in the three separate disputes over passenger safety on Northern, Southern and Merseyrail is right at the forefront again this morning. "Support remains absolutely solid in all areas...
Region: National
Tagged with: strikes, guards
Second day of latest phase of rock-solid Merseyrail strike
‎On second day of latest phase of rock-solid Merseyrail strike action over safety-critical guards RMT repeats demand to Labour politicians "Which side are you on?"   General Secretary Mick Cash said;     "Politicians on Merseyside have no mandate for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, strike
Strike action on Southern‎, Northern and Merseyrail "solid"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Support from our members in all three disputes over public safety on our railways is absolutely solid as a rock this morning. "These strikes are about putting passenger safety before private profit and those...
Region: National
Tagged with: strikes, guards
RMT announce further strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare will be taking further strike action over the company’s latest refusal to improve on their abysmal pay offer. Members are instructed to take 24 hours of strike action by NOT...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, strike action
Rail worker action for safe railways rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Once again this morning safety-critical staff on Southern Rail are being forced by this rogue rail operator to take action in defence of safe and accessible services. It is a disgrace that Southern have...
Region: National
Tagged with: Keep the guard, strike, dispute
Freightliner workers to strike over bullying and harassment
RMT’s National Executive Committee has considered the matter and believes that industrial action is necessary to force management to resolve the issues as a matter of urgency.   Therefore, the Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: freightliner, strike action, coatbridge
RMT Arriva Train Care strike action "solidly supported"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members at Arriva Train Care are solidly  supporting the strike action this morning, with pickets out in force, as we fight for a fair deal on pay. "This is a wealthy company that can...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva train care, arriva, strike action, pay justice
RMT members to take strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare will be taking strike action over the company’s latest pay offer. Members will not book on for any shifts between 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 19th May 2017   The...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, pay. strike action,
RMT on London Bridge strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are solid in their support of the three members at London Bridge who have been subjected to the most appalling miscarriage of justice after a violent incident involving a fare-dodger at the station...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Bridge Three, Strike
RMT members to take action over "London Bridge Three"
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed today that station staff across the London Bridge groups will take both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for intervening to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, london bridge three, strike action,
RMT confirms strike action on Virgin East Coast
Rail union RMT today confirmed 48 hours of strike action on Virgin Trains East Coast as the union executive registered it’s disgust at the ever-increasing contempt being displayed to our members on board trains, on stations and in travel centres by...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains east coast, vtec, strike action, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT hits back over Merseyrail dispute claims
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said;   “This dispute is not and never has been about who opens and closes the doors. The dispute is about whether we have a second safety trained person on ALL of Merseyrail’s fleet or...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, strike, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Merseyside taxpayers to foot bill for Merseyrail strike loss
RAIL UNION RMT today exposes documents which reveal that Merseyside tax payers and passengers are to foot the bill for revenue loss as a result of strike action on Merseyrail over plans to remove Guards from trains. Dutch state owned...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, strike, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT announces Night Tube drivers’ victory
TUBE UNION RMT has called off strike action and heralded a victory for justice for Night Tube drivers as LUL agreed to end the practice of preventing them from moving into vacant full-time positions for a period of at least...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, strike action
RMT announces action on Night Tube
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers will strike on the 8/9th and 29/30th of April  after they voted overwhelmingly for action over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground. Members voted this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, strike action
RMT NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS VOTE BY OVER 96% FOR STRIKE ACTION
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground. Members voted by over 96% for...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube Drivers, Strike
Tube drivers’ strike on Central Line East rock solid
TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action on the Central Line East is "rock solid" as expected this morning with the union repeating the call for management to start taking the issues at the heart of the dispute seriously...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Central Line, Strike
Tube fleet maintenance workers back strike action
The ballot result will now be considered by RMT’s executive. RMT reps have listed these breaches as including:- •             Not consulting or negotiating with this Union over reduced staffing levels within Fleet •             Breaching our agreement on Night Tube and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet, maintenance, ballot, strike action
Tube drivers' strike on Central Line East goes ahead tonight
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on the Central Line East goes ahead as planned tonight after LU management failed to take the talks process seriously yesterday and showed a total disregard for the core issues at the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, central line, strike
RMT to ballot Night Tube drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is to ballot Night Tube drivers for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground.   As a result...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, ballot, strike action
Tube drivers to strike again on Central Line East
Following last month’s rock solid strike action against the forced displacement of Central Line Train Operators, and having consulted with local reps , RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all affected members at Hainault, Leytonstone and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, central line, tube, strike
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
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
Tube drivers action on Central, Waterloo and City solid
 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Pickets are out in force this morning, picket lines are being respected and the support for the action is absolutely solid in all depots. This action has been provoked by a pointless and aggressive...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, drivers, strike, central line, waterloo and city line
Tube drivers to strike on Central Line
Following a ballot result strongly in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike against the forced displacement of Central Line Train Operators, and the failure of ACAS talks to resolve the dispute, RMT’s National Executive Committee...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, tube, london underground, lul, drivers, strike
RMT response to latest Tory attempt to ban strikes
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “These Tories would ban trade unions full stop if they could get away with it. Their objective is to turn the railways into a money-raking racket for their mates in the private train companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport strikes, conservatives, tory, rail union, rmt
London Midland train conductors to vote on strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Midland conductor members for strike action and action short of a strike over a decision to place security contractors on trains within the London Midland network by imposition...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, security contractors, strike ballot
RMT Southern drivers and guards action remains on
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT demands again today that this union be given access to exactly the same talks process in our Southern Rail disputes as has been brokered for our sister union by the TUC.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railway, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
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,
London Underground action to go ahead
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “RMT is bitterly disappointed that LUL brought nothing new to the negotiating table today despite assurances that fresh proposals to tackle the growing safety and staffing crisis would be forthcoming. “As a result of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, strike action
Drivers on Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City Lines to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines are to strike for 24 hours on the 6th  and 7th December in two separate disputes over a breakdown in industrial relations, breaches of procedures and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, piccadilly, hammersmith and city, drivers, strike
RMT to ballot Piccadilly Line drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting over 400 drivers on the Piccadilly Line for strike action in a dispute over breaching agreements, procedures and policies which amounts to a wholesale breakdown in industrial relations between the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, drivers, ballot, strike action
Virgin East Coast strike solid this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are solid and united in support of the action in defence of jobs and safety on Virgin East Coast this morning and the trade union movement salutes them. Pickets are out at all...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin, east coast, strike
FREIGHTLINER HEAVY HAUL
Our Ref: BR3/0001/FHH 21st September 2016 Dear Colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – FREIGHTLINER HEAVY HAUL STRIKE SUSPENDED - WORK AS NORMAL After careful consideration, the union’s National Executive Committee has decided to suspend the industrial action to allow...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner heavy haul, strike
Hammersmith & City and Circle Line strike rock solid
Strike action on Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines over heavy handed and aggressive management, including putting staff toilet breaks on a stop watch, and a flagrant disregard for agreed policies and procedures is rock solid this morning. RMT General...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: hammersmith and city, circle, strike, london underground, lul, tube
RMT strike dates at Freightliner Heavy Haul
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that 24-hour strike action will take place on September 22/23 at Freightliner Heavy Haul in a dispute over pay. Over 75 per cent of members voting backed the action in a dispute at one of the largest...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner heavy haul, strike
RMT strike ballot at Freightliner Heavy Haul
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike will close on the 13th September at Freightliner Heavy Haul in a dispute over pay. Ballot papers were issued last week, with...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner heavy haul, strike ballot, freightliner
RMT suspends Eurostar strike action from midnight
Rail union RMT has confirmed that the current strike action on Eurostar has been suspended from midnight tonight to allow for further, detailed negotiations after some progress in talks this morning. The dispute remains live at this time.
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Strike, Suspended
Photo from DfT SOUTHERN PROTEST THIS MORNING
FROM DFT SOUTHERN PROTEST THIS MORNING Full size photo can be downloaded here
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Strike, Guards
Southern slams the door on offer to suspend strike
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Southern Rail are taking their passengers and staff for a bunch of mugs by slamming the door on an offer of talks without any pre conditions which would have led to a suspension of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Strike, Guards
RMT repeats offer to suspend Southern strike action
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "I have written to Charles Horton today ( attached ) calling for talks to get back underway immediately in the Southern guards dispute. "The union believes that there is a deal to be done based around...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Strike, Guards
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
Second day of RMT Southern Rail strike remains rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Southern stand solid, determined and united again this morning on the second day of this phase of strike action. Our message that rail safety has to be put before the profits...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Strike, Guards
Protest at DfT over sabotage of Southern talks
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be protesting at the Department for Transport tomorrow demanding that the Government lift their blockade on a peace deal in the Southern guards dispute that mirrors the offer on Scotrail – an...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Strike, Guards
RMT slams "lies and smears" over Southern Rail ballot
The facts are that 393 members were balloted. 321 voted. (81%) 306 voted yes (77% of the total members) These numbers easily outstrip the hurdles proposed for union ballots by the Tory right in terms of both turnout and the majority in favour of action....
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Strike, Guards
RMT and Unite members in second day of strike action
From RMT press office. RMT members on the Wood Group Shell assets continue with second day of strike action in a fight over cuts of up to 30% to pay. Press picture hand out of staff on the Brent Charlie Platform...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: wood group, shell, offshore, strike action,
Striking RMT and Unite members on the Brent Charlie Platform
Striking RMT and Unite members on the Brent Charlie Platform beginning a campaign of strike action this morning over attacks on pay, jobs, working conditions and safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are standing solid and determined...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: shell, wood group, brent charlie platform, offshore, north sea, strike action
Strike action on Wood Group
Following a failure by the Wood Group to come up with any solutions in talks over pay reductions, proposed cuts and changes to working conditions on Shell’s North Sea oil and gas platforms action scheduled to start in the morning...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: wood group, shell, north sea, strike action
RMT confirms overwhelming “yes” vote in ballot on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and industrial action short of a strike over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail.   The vote was over 75% for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, strike ballot
RMT Southern Guards Strike "Solid and Determined"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that industrial action involved hundreds of guards on Southern Rail is “solid and determined” this morning as staff fight to put safety before profits on the routes across the franchise. The union said today that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern Guards Strike, GTR
RMT launches new booklet
Shipping union RMT will be officially launching a new booklet – “TURNING THE TIDE” - marking the fiftieth anniversary of the 1966 seamen’s strike at the union’s biennial shipping general meeting in Dover today – Thursday 12th May. There will be a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: turning the tide, nus, seamans strike, 1966
LU Track Patrol Staff to Strike Friday
Tube union RMT confirmed today that nearly 500 London Underground track patrol staff are to strike for 24 hours from 0630hrs on Friday morning – 12 th February – in a dispute over the use of private contractors to casualise and undermine their...
Region: National
Tagged with: LU, Strike, Track Patrol
RMT ANNOUNCES SEVEN BLOCKS OF STRIKE ACTION ON TUBE
Tube union RMT confirmed today that nearly 1500 maintenance and renewals staff on London Underground and Tube Lines will be involved in seven separate blocks of strike action from next Friday, 12 th February, in a fight over basic safety issues relating...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube Strike, Maintenance
RMT suspends tomorrow's tube strike
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT's executive has agreed to suspend tomorrow's action over pay and night tube to allow for further consideration and consultation on the current offer. The union makes it clear that we remain in dispute and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING - LUL
Our Ref: LUL/0001 25th January 2016 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING LONDON UNDERGROUND STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED – WORK AS NORMAL TUES 26TH & WED 27TH JANUARY Further to my letter dated 21st January, all...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tubestrike
Strike vote on Virgin East Coast over unfair sacking
RMT is no doubt that the whole disciplinary process was deeply compromised for a number of key reasons:   The original investigation into the missing item was flawed as not every member of staff on duty was interviewed. The CCTV...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin East Coast, Sacking, Strike
Tube Staff to Strike over Regrading Dispute
    21:00 hours on Monday 28 th September 2015 until 23:00 hours on Wednesday 30 th September 2015.   The action has been forced on the union as a result of a total and abject failure by LU management to address fundamental issues around re-grading...
Region: National
Tagged with: london underground, strike, Waterloo & City
RMT warns Government of biggest rail strike in a generation
Moving the key motion on transport at the TUC in Brighton today General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members fighting attacks on jobs, safety and services deserve to be applauded and deserve the full support of the entire trade union...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, rail strike,
RMT to strike over sacked member at Blackpool North
Chad was dismissed by a management with little regard for due process, evidence or natural justice. Additionally, while the matter was referred to the police, they could find no evidence at all of the charges laid against Chad.   This...
Region: National
Tagged with: Blackpool, strike, Chad Vickers
LONDON UNDERGROUND DISPUTES UPDATE
Dear Colleague, LONDON UNDERGROUND DISPUTES UPDATE Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service and Night Running – London Underground Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground Further to my previous letter dated 24th August, all industrial action in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike,
INDUSTRIAL ACTION – LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/0001 24th August 2015 Dear Colleague, INDUSTRIAL ACTION – LONDON UNDERGROUND ALL ACTION IS SUSPENDED – ALL MEMBERS TO WORK AS NORMAL As members will be aware, your Union has been in intensive discussions with LUL at ACAS in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
RMT suspends this week’s tube strike
TUBE UNION RMT said this afternoon that the strike dates on London Underground this week have been suspended, with new dates announced in September, as talks over pay, jobs and Night Tube have made significant progress at ACAS. The union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, night tube
City Cruises Thames river workers to strike
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that staff working for City Cruises, one of the major players in transportation on the River Thames, will strike next week on Thursday 27th August between 07:00 hours and 20:00 hours in a fight for pay and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city cruises, strike
RMT's Steve Hedley On LBC
Steve Hedley LBC_August 2015
Region: National
Tagged with: steve hedley, tube strike, rmt, lbc
Chaos on District Line
The District line has lost more than a third of its trains this morning due to the union work to rule in the depots which has been ongoing as part of the Night Tube dispute. Tube bosses have attempted to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube strike, night tube, every job matters, london underground, lul, district line
RMT on latest statements from Mayor and LU
General Secretary Mick Cash said “London Underground and the Mayor are sending out conflicting messages to the public over the start up for Night Tube and rather than ducking and diving around the 12th September date that is plastered all...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
RMT tables response to LU at ACAS Tube dispute talks
RMT’s position covers the following ground: •    Suspension of two fleet trainers at Ealing Common without pay for carrying out lawful industrial action. RMT’s sees this as provocative, aggressive and an escalation by LU and demands an assurance by the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
RMT demands an end to posturing by the London Mayor
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is time for Boris Johnson to stop the posturing and start talking. This latest stunt of writing to all tube staff just confirms that he is calling the shots on Night Tube from top...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
Rock solid tube action
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "The action is absolutely solid on London Underground ‎across all unions, all grades and all lines and depots. That sends out the clearest possible message to Boris Johnson and his tube bosses that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, night tube
RMT Responds to Latest Statements from LU's Nick Brown
"This dispute is not about money, it's about being able to plan for and enjoy some downtime with friends and family away from work. The current plans wreck that and the unilateral issuing of the new rosters has simply inflamed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night tube, tube strike
RMT calls for indefinite suspension of Night Tube plans
RMT says that is an open secret across the job that senior managers do not believe that the Night Tube is deliverable on the 12th September without unleashing repeated chaos. As a result of the project being dumped on tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, every job matters, tube strike
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service and Night Running
Our Ref: LUL/0001 4th August 2015 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service and Night Running London Underground All RMT members working for London Underground are reminded of the upcoming strike action starting tomorrow, which will be the second...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night tube, tube strike
RMT rejects latest Night Tube offer strike action goes ahead
RMT reps were furious when they examined the details of the current proposals earlier today only to find that they are a re-hash of previous plans and would continue along the course of smashing up long-standing agreements and destroying work/life...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night tube, strike, tubestrike
INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)
Our Ref: HC/14/2 3rd August 2015 Dear Colleague INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP) RMT calls additional strike action and industrial action short of strike Following the 48 hours strike action solidly supported by our members over the threat to jobs, services and safety...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, strike, industrial action
RMT names new strike dates on First Great Western
The action is as follows: All Grades (Excluding Fleet Maintenance Members) All members excluding Fleet Maintenance grades will be instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Sunday 23rd August 2015 •  ...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, strike, industrial action
RMT on night tube talks
Our London Underground reps will meet on Monday to look at the detail and we will take a response into the ACAS talks ‎following that meeting. RMT reiterates that next week's action remains on. ". Ends.
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, every job matters
RMT confirms tube strike dates
The strike times for driver members will run slightly later, between 21.00 on 5th August to 20.59 on 6th August. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The unity and determination of staff across London Underground in the dispute ‎over night tube, the imposition...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lul, london underground, tube strike, every job matters
Southern Rail strike action on
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The strike action on Southern Rail this weekend and running through next week is on as the latest offer from the company was wholly inadequate. "We expect rock solid support from the fleet engineers following...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, strike action, engineers
RMT rebuts FGW claims
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These figures are pure fiction. The company have been forced into wholesale shutdowns , with a manager-run skeleton service in some areas , due to the strike action as passengers will confirm. It does no one any...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: FGW, first great western, strike action
RMT salutes tube workforce
  RMT salutes tube workforce for solid, united and determined action and demands that LU return to serious negotiations. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT congratulates the 20,000 members of all four tube unions who have stood united, solid and determined...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, tube strike
RMT demand for tube chiefs
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The strike action on London Underground is rock solid across all lines, all grades and all depots and the unity and solidarity of the entire workforce, which has now brought London to a standstill, must...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, lul, every job matters, tube strike
Plymouth Station Picket Line
© RMT FGW - July 15 - dispute leaflet
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: FGW, first great western, strike action
First Great Western action remains on
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, who met with the company earlier today, said: “At the present time, the company still feel that the configuration of the new Super Express Trains is out of their control and that it would be...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, strike action, iep
Intercity Express Programme - Talks Breakdown – Strike Is On
Our Ref: HC/14/2 8th July 2015 Dear Colleagues INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME - TALKS BREAKDOWN – STRIKE IS ON   This morning I attended talks with First Great Western in an effort to resolve the current dispute. Unfortunately, at the present time, the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, strike action, iep
MP’S express dismay at actions of First Great Western
In a motion tabled in parliament today Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens and other MPs have expressed “dismay” at the actions of First Great Western and called on company to “think again” about staffing cuts. The motion expresses concern that...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, strike action
RMT on tube talks
"That of course means that the detailed offer submitted by LU yesterday must remain on the table as a key part of the talks framework and the union issues on a coherent package that addresses work\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\life balance, equality and safety...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, strike, every job matters
Tube strike on
General Secretary Mick Cash said   "Despite strenuous efforts by union negotiators to press London Underground to address the issues of fairness, safety, work\\\\\\\\life balance and equality at the heart of this dispute they have come up with nothing in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike
Abrogation of Competence Development Procedure, Train Driver
STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED     Our Ref: BR2/4/1 7th July 2015     Dear Colleagues   ABROGATION OF COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURE, TRAIN DRIVERS - TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS   Further to my letter to you dated 2nd July 2015 in which I advised you...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, strike action
Talks Collapse – Strike Action & O/T Ban Still On!
Our Ref HC/14/2 6th July 2015 TO ALL FIRST GREAT WESTERN MEMBERS Dear Colleagues, Talks Collapse – Strike Action & O/T Ban Still On! Intercity Express Programme Crisis talks were held this morning with First Great Western in our dispute over...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, strike
Talks collapse and action goes ahead on First Great Western
There will also be a rally in support of RMT’s members on FGW in their dispute at 17.00 hours Wednesday 8th July at Paddington station. RMT said that First Great Western were simply playing for time in the talks and were...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, strike
Engineers vote nine to one for action on Southern Rail
RMT has now considered the ballot result and has now announced that all affected members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   •    16:59 on Sunday 12th July 2015 and 16:59 on Friday 17th July 2015.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, engineers, strike action
Ballot records overwhelming vote for action on Northern Rail
Strike action – 80% yes vote   Action short of a strike – 90% yes vote   The issues behind the dispute relate to the removal of permanent posts and the creation of zero hour jobs via the contract with security company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, strike action
RMT confirms new strike dates on CalMac and Argyll Ferries
Not to book on for shifts commencing between the hours of 00.01 and 23.59  on Friday 10th July. The dispute is similar to the one on CalMac’s ferry operations with the union setting out the following demands: Job Security – a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, argyll ferries, strike action
RMT sends out a message to the public over CalMac dispute
"INDUSTRIAL action on CalMac ferries began a minute after midnight when an overtime ban commenced and will be followed by 24 hours of strike action on Friday. Let me be clear from the outset: our dispute is not with the users...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: cal mac, caledonian macbrayne, strike, industrial action
Train bosses plan for national dispute
A report by a leading rail industry body funded by the train operating companies is advising rail bosses to plan for 10 days of industrial action to get rid of train guards and introduce driver only operation (DOO). The report comes...
Region: National
Tagged with: national strike, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms strike dates on Trans Pennine Express
RMT had identified a perfectly valid vacancy that the member could have been redeployed to but despite a strenuous effort to reach a solution from the trade union side those efforts were thrown back in our faces by a management...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, industrial action, strike
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
Our Ref: BR6/0001/NR 21 May 2015 INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED Dear colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL After four days of talks at conciliation service Acas between your union and Network Rail management, the company...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
Strike dates on Trans Pennine Express over staff dismissal
Prior to the despatch incident that led to the dismissal a gang of youths had been acting in an anti-social manner at the station. When our dismissed members train arrived at the station and during the despatch process one of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Trans Pennine, Strike, Dismissal
Network Rail dispute is about staffing and safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said.  "RMT is continuing to push for a negotiated settlement through the ACAS talks ‎and the union is available right the way through the weekend to keep that process going if necessary.    In the meantime...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT responds to NR threat of legal action over TSSA ballot
"It is highly damaging that instead of focusing on the talks process Network Rail have opted instead to threaten a dash to the courts to challenge the democratic decision of rail worker members of one of our sister unions.  RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT on NR attack on its workforce in today's Mail on Sunday
"It is rank hypocrisy for Network Rail executives to be attacking the pay and conditions of the front line workforce when they themselves are soaking up telephone number salaries and jetting round the world business class at public expense.   ...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
RMT confirms strike dates and overtime ban on Network Rail
The largest rail union, RMT, today confirmed that members will be taking strike action and action short of a strike from Monday 25th May in the current dispute over pay and jobs at Network Rail. The impact of the action...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
Network Rail Ballot result - Strike Action
Our Ref: BR6/0001   12 th May 2015   TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT NETWORK RAIL   Dear Colleagues   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL   I write to advise you that the ballot for industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail Strike Action
EDINBURGH WAVERLEY – EAST COAST TRAINS
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 30 April 2015 TO ALL VIRGIN EAST COAST TRAINS MEMBERS All ACTION SUSPENDED Dear Colleague DISMISSAL, M DOUGHTY, CREW LEADER, EDINBURGH WAVERLEY – EAST COAST TRAINS Earlier this week all On-Train members at Edinburgh Waverley were instructed to take...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: edinburgh waverley, east coast, strike action, mark doughty
RMT Calls May Day Bank Holiday Strike Action on East Coast
The RMT member, Mark Doughty, was sacked for telling angry passengers the truth that they couldn't access hot food on their long early morning journey to London due to a broken boiler and staff shortages. That honesty was trumped up...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: east coast, strike action, edinburgh waverely, mark doughty
Rail boss flights fuel anger as RMT begins balloting on pay
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The news of this culture of the NR top brass jetting around in the lap of luxury comes on the very day that RMT begins balloting 16,000 Network Rail staff for strike action over the threat...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, strike action, pay, ballot
RMT solidarity with anti-austerity strikes across Belgium
Mick C‎ash, RMT General Secretary, said; "RMT pledges it's support and solidarity with the workers  in Belgium who are striking against austerity and cuts in a wide range of industries and services, including the railways, today. "The EU-wide assault on...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, belgium, strike
RMT confirms balloting timetable for Network Rail
Notice will be served on Network Rail today with the ballot papers going out next tuesday for return by the 12th May. Any action would require a further seven days notice. RMT has rejected the latest pay proposals as falling...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, nr, strike, ballot, pay
Second phase of strike action on First Great Western
In the dispute, which involved a member of train crew fitted up and victimised by the company, a ballot has already been held and delivered an overwhelming mandate for action and a first phase of rock-solid strike action had an...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: FGW, first great western, strike action
Strike in victimisation dispute on First Great Western
In the dispute, which involved a member of train crew fitted up and victimised by the company, a ballot has already been held and delivered an overwhelming mandate for action.   As a result, the union’s Executive Committee has had...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, First Great Western, Victimisation
Dismissal, M. Doughty, Crew Leader, Edinburgh East Coast
Our Ref: BR2/4/1   24 th March 2015     Dear Colleague   DISMISSAL, M DOUGHTY, CREW LEADER, EDINBURGH – EAST COAST TRAINS RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION   Further to my letter dated the 10 th March 2015 where I informed you of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, East Coast Trains
Important Information: All Strike Action Cancelled
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 19 th March 2015   IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL STRIKE ACTION CANCELLED   Dear Colleagues   REDUNDANCY, D. JOHANNESSEN – HULL TRAINS   Further to my letter dated 12 th March 2015, I am pleased to report that further discussions have been...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike Action, Hull Trains
DISMISSAL, P. CASPALL, TRAIN MANAGER, PENZANCE – FGW
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 19 th March 2015   Dear Colleague   DISMISSAL, P. CASPALL, TRAIN MANAGER, PENZANCE – FIRST GREAT WESTERN RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE   Further to my letter dated the 12 th March 2015 where I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike Action. First Great Western
Strike this weekend on Hull Trains in redundancy dispute
All staff affected have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   12:00 (midday) hours on Sunday 22 nd March 2015 and 11:59 hours on Monday 23 rd March 2015.   The dispute hinges on entirely bogus company claims that they...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, Hull Trains, Redundancy
Nine to one vote for strike action on London Midland
The ballot result and the mandate for action will now be considered by the union’s executive. A string of trumped-up charges against Steve, amounting to a sustained campaign of harassment in response to his questioning of safety issues and his...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, steve caldwell, strike action
Dispute With Keolis/Amey Docklands (K.A.D.)
Our Ref: DLR/15/10 27th January 2015 Dear Colleagues, Dispute With Keolis/Amey Docklands (K.A.D.) All Strike Action Is Called Off – Dispute Resolved Further to previous correspondence advising members to take strike action commencing tomorrow (Wednesday 28th January), talks have taken place...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, keolis / amey, strike action
DLR strike action called off as union secures agreement
The issues that forced RMT to call the strike were: •    The threat to outsource job and activities •    Introduction of new HR policies that would have undermined working conditions •    The undermining of the role of RMT Health and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, strike action, keolis / amey
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike again
All affected members have now been instructed to take a third phase of action on Thursday 29th January 29th with staff instructed not to book on for any turns of duty between 00.01 AND 23.59 on that date.  RMT’s  grievance is with...
Region: North West
Tagged with: settle and carlisle, strike action,
48 hour strike on DLR over assault on terms and conditions
‎NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-   •    04:00 hours on Wednesday 28th January 2015 until 03:59 hours on Friday 30thJanuary 2015.   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Following the feedback from well-attended Branch meetings and the ballot result,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, keolis/amey, docklands light railway, strike action
Redundancy strike on historic Settle/Carlisle line
Strikers fighting redundancy on the historic Settle/Carlisle line out on the picket line at Appleby in Westmorland this morning.   Credit: RMT  
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, strike action
Staff on Settle/Carlisle line to strike again on Wednesday
All affected members have now been instructed to take a second phase of action and not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 14th January 2015.   RMT’s  grievance is with the Settle...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle and carlisle railway development company, settle/carlisle, strike action
Staff at Waterloo Station to strike again in New Year
Following three earlier phases of rock solid action over the past two months, cleaners employed by Interserve, looking after the busy and internationally famous Waterloo Station in London, are to strike again in the New Year over a comprehensive breakdown...
Region: National
Tagged with: Waterloo, Strike, Interserve
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike again
All affected members have now been instructed to take a second phase of action and not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 14 th  January 2015.   RMT’s  grievance is with the Settle...
Region: National
Tagged with: Settle/Carlisle, Strike
RMT pledges full support for general strike in Belgium
The general strike has already had an impact on Eurostar services in and out of London.   The Belgian unions are fighting  government plans to bulldoze through measures  which include raising the pension age, freezing wages and imposing massive public...
Region: National
Tagged with: general strike, belgium
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle railway to strike tomorrow
The strike will run from 00.01 hours on Saturday 13th December until 23.59 hours on Saturday 13th December 2014. RMT members and their supporters will be at Appleby in Westmorland from 8.45 - 10am and Settle from 11am - 3pm Pickets will hand out coffee and...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, strike
Doncaster rail engineering workers to strike for a week
Following a massive “yes” vote for action the union’s Executive Committee has instructed members to take the following strike action by not booking on for any shifts commencing between:-   •    00:01 hours on Monday 15th December 2014 and 23:59 hours on...
Region: North East
Tagged with: wabtec, strike action
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – Wabtec Doncaster
Our Ref: BR4/0001/W 8th December 2014 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – Wabtec Doncaster STRIKE ACTION First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent result and you should...
Region: National
Tagged with: wabtec, doncaster, strike action
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike
The strike will run from 00.01 hours on Saturday 13th December until 23.59 hours on Saturday 13th December 2014   The union described the redundancy announcement as a “kick in the teeth for hard-working and loyal staff” as RMT has a proud history...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, northern rail, strike action
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
Northern Line action rock solid
Once again the TFL advice to the public is contradictory and dangerous. On their website they are advising people to replan their journeys and yet media outlets like the BBC are recycling the propaganda that there is a normal service....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, northern line, tfl
Monday's tube strike on as LU management wreck ACAS talks
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "The ACAS talks, which RMT had been calling for with the objective of reaching a fair and just settlement in this case,  have broken down due to a total refusal of the management side...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Strike Action
Dismissal – A. McGuigan – Train Operator – Morden LUL
Our Ref: LUL/4/1 24th November 2014 Dear Colleagues, Dismissal – A. McGuigan – Train Operator – Morden London Underground Further to my letter dated 18th November advising you of the result of the ballot, members are commended for returning a strong...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, morden, strike action
Northern Line drivers to take strike action
The decision to move to a strike comes after massive “Yes” vote amongst the members concerned. RMT’s executive has today instructed affected members at Morden Traincrew Depot NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:- •    04:44 hours on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: northern line, london underground, lul, morden, strike action
Staff at Waterloo Station to strike over victimisation
•         the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members   •          ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures   •          underpayment of wages   •         bullying and harassment of staff          RMT has also...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: interserve, london waterloo, cleaners, strike action
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,
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike again
In a further escalation, RMT is also bringing in a ban on rest day working through into next month along with a withdrawal of goodwill and a refusal to work outside of boundaries and terms and conditions.   The full...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, conductors, strike action
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 9th October 2014 Dear Colleague, Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED – ALL MEMBERS TO WORK AS NORMAL Following the talks at ACAS yesterday attended by your Lead Officer, Stations negotiating...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, tube, lu, lul, strike action
RMT suspends tube action after substantial progress in ACAS
The talks have secured substantial movement in three key areas, enabling both the scheduled strike action and the on-going overtime ban to be suspended:   •         The company has confirmed that the assertion that the consultation over the planned measures...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, tube, lu, lul, strike action
RMT confirms 48 hours of strike action on London Underground
The vast majority of RMT tube members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 2100 hrs on 14th October through to 2059 hrs on the 16th October. Fleet members have been instructed not to book on for any...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, every job matters, lu, lul, tube, strike action
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike
Following the massive vote in favour of taking strike action, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to call on all our ATW Conductor members at Holyhead, Chester and Llandudno Junction Depots to take the following industrial action:   •    Not...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, conductors, strike action
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 1st October 2014 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES - RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our affected members for returning a...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, strike action
Tube cleaners balloted for strike action over fingerprinting
Tube Union RMT today confirmed that underground cleaners working for ISS are to be balloted for strike action and action short of a strike over outrageous attempts to force them to be subjected to finger-printing on a daily basis. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, cleaners, fingerprinting, strike, ballot
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – ISS (East Coast)
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(EC) 1st August 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – ISS (East Coast) It has been bought to my attention that the Company are refusing to take the matter of your pay increase and improvements...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast, strike action
POWER CONTROL OPERATORS LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 2nd July 2014 Dear Colleague, FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my recent letter, you will be well aware that talks have failed to reach agreement with the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, lul, power control operators, strike action
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON-FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED
Our Ref: TFL/0001 2nd July 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Firstly I wish to thank you for your solid support for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensionable pay, strike action
Tube Power Control Strike Action remains ON
The dispute is over attacks on pensions, length of service, working conditions and the futures of the staff who supply the power to the entire tube network from their base in Blackfriars. Action by the workers, set to run for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, lul, power control, acas, strike action
Heathrow transport staff strike again this weekend
Strike action in a dispute on Heathrow Express over jobs and safety this morning led to the closure of the prestige transport hub at Terminal Five as the company management sank to new lows in their bullying and attacks on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Heathrow Express, Strike Action
Reorganisation & Redundancies – Heathrow Express
Our Ref: BR2/15/4   20 th June 2014     Dear Colleague   REORGANISATION & REDUNDANCIES – HEATHROW EXPRESS   As you may now be aware, since the RMT notified Heathrow Express of the additional dates for industrial action, the company has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Heathrow Express, Strike Action
Heathrow transport staff threatened with the sack
RMT laid the blame for the action and the associated disruption firmly at the door of Heathrow Express after the company sabotaged ACAS talks and resorted to issuing blanket threats to sack hundreds of staff if they don’t call off...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: heathrow express, hex, caa, heathrow connect, strike action
RMT declares new wave of Heathrow Express action
Two days of talks at ACAS were effectively sabotaged by the company who refused to consider any proposals put forward by RMT negotiators, walked away before the talks had concluded and treated the entire negotiating process with nothing but contempt....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: heathrow express, hex, strike action
RE-ORGANISATION & REDUNDANCIES – HEATHROW EXPRESS
Our Ref: BR2/14/1 13th June 2014 Dear Colleagues RE-ORGANISATION & REDUNDANCIES – HEATHROW EXPRESS Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that talks between your union and Heathrow Express management have taken place under the auspices of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: heathrow express, hex, strike action
Reminder of Some Forthcoming Events
The Durham Miners' Gala, Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Burston Strike School Rally are chances to celebrate RMT and other unions' history and recommit to preserving and extending our legacy:   Durham Miners' Gala - from 8:30am on Saturday 12th July Marching...
Region: National
Tagged with: burston strike school rally, tolpuddle martyrs festival, durham miners gala
Pay for Performance - TfL - Further Strike Action Called
Our Ref: TFL/0001 6th June 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Further to my last letter I regret to advise you that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pay for performance, pensionable pay, strike action
Heathrow strike action rock solid as new terminal opens
Mick Cash, RMT acting general secretary, said , "Despite an outrageous campaign of intimidation by Heathrow Express managers, RMT members are solidly supporting the action again this morning in a fight over cuts that would halve staffing numbers and decimate the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: heathrow express, heathrow connect, strike action, hex
Third wave of strikes on Heathrow Express and Connect
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a third wave of strike action across Heathrow Express as a dispute over a package of multi-million pound cuts which amount to an all-out assault on pay, jobs and safety continues with the company refusing...
Region: National
Tagged with: Heathrow Express, Strike Action
RE-ORGANISATION AND REDUNDANCIES – HEATHROW EXPRESS
TO ALL HEX MEMBERS Our Ref: BR2/15/4 28th May 2014 Dear Colleague RE-ORGANISATION AND REDUNDANCIES – HEATHROW EXPRESS RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION Once again, I would like to thank all our Heathrow Express members for your steadfast determination to defend...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: heathrow express, hex, strike action
Rail Gourmet staff to strike on East Midlands trains
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that following a massive vote for action and a total failure by the company to make any progress in talks members working for Rail Gourmet on the East Midlands Trains contract will take 24 hours of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, East Midlands Trains, Strike
RMT ballot First Capital Connect engineers for strike action
RMT to ballot First Capital Connect engineers for strike action over threat to jobs from Siemen’s fleet deal and new Thameslink franchise   RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is preparing to ballot engineers on First Capital Connect over...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Capital Connect, Engineers, Ballot, Strike
RMT slams Heathrow Express over strike service “lies”
May 20th 2014 Immediate   RMT slams Heathrow Express over strike service “lies”   RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Heathrow Express for “concocting a pack of lies” over claims that they will run a “normal” service during strike action starting on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Heathrow Express, Strike Action
RMT declares strike dates on Heathrow Express and Connect
RMT declares further strike dates on Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect over the key bank-holiday weekend   RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a further wave of strike action across Heathrow Express this weekend in response to a package of multi-million...
Region: National
Tagged with: Heathrow Express, Strike Action
HEATHROW EXPRESS RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/15/4 15th May 2014 Dear Colleague RE-ORGANISATION AND REDUNDANCIES – HEATHROW EXPRESS RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the recent industrial action undertaken...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: heathrow express, hex, strike action
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/14/5 7th May 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND I write further to my letter on Bank Holiday Monday where you were informed that we had...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tubestrike
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/14/5 7th May 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND I write further to my letter on Bank Holiday Monday where you were informed that we had...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tubestrike