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RMT welcomes resounding victory against ticket office closures
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that it was a resounding victory for the union’s campaign and a win for passengers, community groups and rail workers alike.  “We are now calling for an urgent summit with the government, train operating...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Offices, save Ticket Offices
Halt ticket office closures says RMT
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch called for an urgent summit with the government, Train Companies and Passenger Watchdogs to agree a different route that keeps ticket offices open and delivers a safe, secure and accessible service that puts passengers before...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Rail Union, Ticket Offices
RMT warns against betrayal of rail passengers
"Around 750,000 passengers have responded to the consultation, making it the biggest ever response to a public consultation with 98% of passengers who have responded opposing the closures.   "We know that watchdogs, rail companies and government have had behind closed doors...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Offices,
Trainline profiteering from passengers and ticket office closures
The popular train app which allows passengers to book tickets for railway journeys charges a booking fee and a 5% commission on single and return tickets sold. Trainline has admitted that its search criteria does not prioritise the cheapest ticket and...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Trainline, Ticket Offices,
Opposition to Ticket Office closures passed unanimously at TUC Congress
Following more than 680,000 responses to the public consultation - the largest ever of its kind - the passenger watchdogs have decided to extend the period to consider the public responses to 31 October. RMT is now seeking the following: - an urgent meeting before...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, consultation
RMT welcomes unprecedented response to ticket office closure consultation
The consultation on train operator proposals has raised huge concerns around accessibility, safety and security, issues with ticket machines and the wholesale de-staffing of stations. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that this unprecedented level of responses only reiterated the...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Offices, #SaveTicketOffices
Railway workers will march to Downing Street to save ticket offices
They will be joined by passenger groups and disability rights campaigners ahead of the consultation on the future of ticket, offices, closing on September 1.   There have been up to half a million responses with the overwhelming majority showing support...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Rail, Mick Lynch, Ticket Offices, #SaveTicketOffices
RMT to march on Parliament to save ticket offices
The mass rally will see RMT members, trades unionists and supporters from across the political landscape tell the government in no uncertain terms that ticket offices must be saved.   A consultation on the future of ticket offices which has...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Offices, Save Ticket Offices, #SaveTicketOffices,
Save our ticket offices RMT day of action tomorrow
The union has called two days of action this month for tomorrow and August 16 after the government extended the flawed consultation process to September due to the sheer scale of public support for RMT’s campaign. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: National
Tagged with: ticket offices, day of action
Tories face a ‘heavy price’ for plans to ‘dehumanise’ the rail network
Commenting on the announcement that more than 315,000 ticket office closure consultation responses had now been received by the passenger watchdogs, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that it revealed just how strongly the travelling public felt about plans to dehumanise...
Region: National
Tagged with: Save Ticket Offices, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT statement on ticket office consultation extension
Following mass campaigns by RMT, disabled and passenger groups, the train operators and their paymasters in government have been forced to extend ticket office closure consultations until September 1.  Over 1,000 ticket offices are due to be closed with the loss...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Office Consultations, Save Ticket Offices,
Station staff threatened with disciplinary action for ticket office campaign
The union is currently encouraging the public to sign petitions and take part in consultations to prevent 1000 ticket office closures.   RMT has warned that it will escalate its industrial response to any threat to dock pay or discipline staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, LNER, Save Ticket Offices
RMT writes to Transport Focus and London Travelwatch on ticket offices
Alongside the Equality Trust, End Violence Against Women, Disability Rights UK, DPAC, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, Inclusion London, National Pensioners Convention WinVisible and Transport for All, the letter states:     We are writing to you to object...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Focus, London Travelwatch, Ticket Offices
RMT launch National Day of Action against ticket office closures
In London, the union will hold a mass rally outside Kings Cross station at 6pm while local stations will be leafleted.   The union is encouraging everyone to take part in the consultation, so rail companies and the government understand...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Day of Action, Save Ticket Offices,
RMT condemns ticket office closures and slashing of station jobs
On the back of their announcement, they are issuing statutory redundancy notices for hundreds of railway workers, something RMT will fiercely oppose.   General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "The decision to close up to 1,000 ticket offices and to issue hundreds...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Office Closures, Ticket Offices, Mark Harper, Rail Delivery Group, DfT, National Rail Dispute
Save Ticket Offices
Ticket Office broadcast
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, John Leach, Ticket Offices
RMT statement on the future of ticket offices
"The train operating companies and the government must understand that we will vigorously oppose any moves to close ticket offices.   "We will not meekly sit by and allow thousands of jobs to be sacrificed or see disabled and vulnerable...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ticket Offices, Mark Harper
Call for investigation into government policy on railway ticket offices
The union believes the government and rail companies are deliberately preventing ticket offices from selling cheaper rail tickets as part of a strategy for running down and ultimately shutting all ticket offices.    Media reports have suggested that the only...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Transport Focus, Cheapest fares, Rail, RMT, Mick Lynch
EHRC expresses concerns over DOO
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has expressed concerns over changes to rail services that could impact on the disabled and vulnerable.     Responding to a letter signed by dozens of MPs and peers, highlighting the impact of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Driver Only Operation, DOO, Ticket Offices, EHRC, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Disabled Passengers
RMT letter to EHRC
Baroness Falkner of Margravine Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission Windsor House 50 Victoria Street London SW1H 0TL By email to:  correspondence@equalityhumanrights.com Dear Lady Falkner, Railway staffing and accessibility 27.09.22 I am writing to your regarding the impact of transport policies on...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, EHRC, DOO, Ticket Offices, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute
Tories and rail bosses plan to close 1,000 ticket offices
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that the planned closure of nearly 1,000 ticket offices were clearly about protecting the profits of train companies by further de-staffing the rail network. “As well as thousands of job losses this will obviously create...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, We Own It, RMT, Day of Action,
RMT conducts massive rail staff survey
Rail workers have painted a chilling picture of the future awaiting passengers if the brutal cuts being proposed by the industry and the Tory government are implemented. RMT conducted a survey asking rail workers what they thought would be the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Staff Survey, How the rail industry’s cuts will affect passengers, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Ticket Offices, RMT
RMT launches bid to save Britain's railway ticket offices
Almost 1,000 ticket offices are set to close with the loss of thousands of jobs and creating accessibility problems for different types of travellers. These include the elderly, people with disabilities and foreign visitors who may not have English as their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Staff Our Stations, Petition, Save Ticket Offices, RMT, We Own It
RMT reveals rail industry’s plan for a cull of ticket offices
RMT understands that government has amended its guidance relating to changes to ticket office opening hours clearing the way for train operating companies to seek to cut or close the majority, if not all, ticket offices at rail stations across...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Closure, Staff Our Stations, Disabled Access
RMT calls on the Scottish Government to listen to passengers
Ahead of a meeting between the trade unions and the Scottish Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth MSP today, Thursday 3rd March, Rail Union RMT has written to the Minister to call for a commitment that her Government will halt the proposed...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Ticket Offices, SNP, Cuts,
Union's call on Nicola Sturgeon to scrap ScotRail cuts
On the day that the public consultation over proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours across the ScotRail network closes, a coalition of organisations representing ScotRail workers and passengers, disabled people, environmentalists, women, and pensioners in Scotland have written to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Offices, Cuts, Services, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister, SNP
RMT warns of climate cost of latest Scottish rail fare hike
Union also warns that rail service and ticket office cuts mean passengers will be paying “more for less” As rail passengers in Scotland face a fares hike of 3.8%, analysis by rail union RMT reveals that since the start of 2012, regulated...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Scottish Government, SNP, Rail Fares, Cuts, Ticket Offices, Services
Staff our Stations action across the North East
Rail Union RMT is stepping up its Staff our Stations campaign across the North East, with a number of demonstrations at key stations commencing on Monday 6th December at Berwick-upon-Tweed station, followed by Newcastle Central and Durham on the 13th...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Staff Our Stations, Station Staff, Ticket Offices
RMT on news that Arriva Rail London cutting ticket offices
Commenting on TfL’s announcement that it is pressing ahead with cuts to ticket office hours at London Overground stations, rail union RMT says these cuts are about profit not passengers. Last year the operator of London Overground, Arriva Rail London,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to protest over planned Overground ticket office cuts
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to protest outside London’s City Hall next week
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to ballot on Overground ticket offices closures
RMT has been campaigning against the plans to axe the Overground ticket offices for the past two years and although the initial plans were pushed back the union has now accused ARL and TFL of trying to smuggle through the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT exposes full scale of London ticket office closures
RAIL UNION RMT has released a full list today of London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury, White Hart Lane and West Hampstead. The revelations of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT members on London Overground secure major victory
RAIL UNION RMT has secured a major victory in its ongoing campaign to staff our stations and retain ticket offices with the Mayor of London’s announcement this morning that 47 of the 51 ticket offices previously proposed for closure on London Overground...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT racks up another important victory
RAIL UNION RMT today racked up another important victory in the campaign to halt the London Overground ticket office closure programme but warned that the battle is far from over. At a packed London Travelwatch board meeting today the independent...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
London TravelWatch forced to delay decision on ticket office
RAIL UNION RMT’s campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices has seen initial victory today after London Travelwatch was forced to postpone a post-consultation decision citing receipt over 7500 responses as “unprecedented and overwhelming”. While welcoming the news the union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices, london travelwatch
RMT to hand over campaign postcards to London TravelWatch
RAIL UNION RMT will be handing in postcards and a written submission tomorrow to London TravelWatch on the final day of the statutory consultation on the proposed closure of 51 London Overground ticket offices. Campaigners will also be handing in a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT calls on Mayor to halt ticket office closure plans
ON THE day that rail union RMT holds a day of action across the Capital against plans to axe 51 London Overground ticket offices it has revealed that reported incidences of violence against the person have increased across the operation by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT welcomes Labour support for ticket office campaign
On the day that RMT held a day of action across the Capital the union’s General Secretary, Mick Cash, received an email from Len Duval, Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, confirming that yesterday the Group met...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Day of action this week to save 51 Overground ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a day of action on Wednesday as part of the campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, ticket offices, arriva rail london, tfl, transport for london, london travelwatch,
RMT launches campaign to save 51 Overground ticket offices
Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed closures which ends on 11th October. The union will be leafleting stations with campaign postcards on the 3rd October as part of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to fight Overground's proposed 88 Ticket Office closures
Rail union RMT said today it will fight with every tool at its disposal plans just announced that would axe ticket offices and station staffing across the capital with dire consequences for safety, services and accessibility Arriva Rail London have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT fights over ticket office closures on Greater Anglia
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is to step up a campaign to fight a planned programme of ticket offices closures the length and breadth of the Greater Anglia franchise and has given the company a deadline of Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Ticket Offices
RMT condemns rail profiteers plan for ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned a report by rail bosses which aims to see the abolishment of paper tickets, ticket machines and ticket offices by 2020.   In October, the Rail Delivery Group absorbed the rail employers association (Association of Train...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, ticket offices, transport focus
RMT to ballot London Underground staff for action over jobs
Station staff members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Unions (RMT) will be balloted for strike action and action short of strike action in an on-going battle over job numbers, the critical safety role of control rooms, forced displacement...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, ticket offices
RMT suspends station staff strike action on GTR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended strike action involving station staff on Govia Thameslink scheduled for next Wednesday after significant progress was made in talks held at ACAS yesterday. Strike action in the separate dispute on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, ticket offices, station hosts
RMT announces strike action by station staff across GTR
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action by station staff members on Govia Thameslink Railways  over a threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of the workforce. Members will...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, station staff, ticket offices
RMT to ballot station staff across GTR
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it to begin balloting station staff across Govia Thameslink Railways for industrial action over the threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of the workforce....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, station staff, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, ticket offices
RMT prepares to ballot Southern GTR station staff
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot of station staff across Southern GTR for industrial action in response to a direct threat to services, jobs and staff safety from the company’s plans to close...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, ticket offices
RMT secures victory in fight to stop "ticket office carnage"
Following on from a massive RMT-led campaign the Board of London Travel watch have today opposed all of the Govia Thameslink Railways proposals to shut or change opening hours at ticket offices in London. Keep ticket offices open campaign card...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Ticket Offices
Threatened ticket offices used over 190 million times
New RMT research has revealed the plain stupidity of proposals to axe and downgrade 84 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.   Keep ticket offices open campaign card Using official figures from the Office of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: thameslink, great northern, southern rail, ticket offices, govia
TfL ordered to keep ticket offices open after RMT campaign
RAIL UNION RMT can reveal today that after a careful review, London TravelWatch has ordered Transport for London to keep a number of former Silverlink ticket offices open - thereby throwing into question the credibility of TfL’s entire ticket office closure...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, ticket offices
Ticket office “carnage” plan across the South in disarray
RAIL UNION RMT said today that plans to axe and downgrade 81 rail station ticket office across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise are in disarray, with the public consultation delayed, as pressure from the union over the threat to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, South
RMT to fight "ticket office carnage"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to launch an immediate campaign to defend jobs and services as it emerged that 81 stations are being set up to lose their ticket offices in a formal public consultation across routes served...
Region: National
Tagged with: thameslink, southern rail, great northern, govia, ticket offices
Campaign against former "Silverlink" ticket office closures
As consultation gets underway, transport union RMT has confirmed today that it is stepping up the fight against the London Mayor’s proposals to close a number of ticket offices across north London that were once part of the “Silverlink” line....
Region: National
Tagged with: silverlink, london overground, london travel watch, transport for london, ticket offices
RMT Day of Action Friday Against Tube Ticket Office Closures
Transport for London has confirmed that it is pressing ahead with closing all London Underground ticket offices and is doing so without consulting passengers or adequately trialing the impact first. This is in order that closed ticket offices can be...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Underground, Tube