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RMT slams Network Rail job cuts in track renewals
The union has warned that the latest cuts come on the back of massive government funding cuts for Control Period 7 which means a decline in renewals for the next five years. This is despite the fact that the Office for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, RMT, Mick Lynch, Job Losses, Track Renewal Service
Bring safety critical tube staff in-house
TUBE Union RMT is calling a protest tomorrow (June 8, 2023) outside London Town Hall in Newham to demand an end to the outsourcing of Safety Critical Track Protection Staff and bring Morson and Cleshar’s Framework workers in-house. The union has written...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, London Underground, TfL, Mayor of London, Cleshars, Morson, track workers, Tube, LUL
Track workers on London Underground ‘afraid to raise safety concerns’
Publishing the results of a new survey, workers who perform vital and safety-critical work on London Underground’s track, are engaged through two ‘employment agencies’, Morson and Cleshar, who put them on bogus self-employed contracts that deny them sick pay, holiday,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, LUL, Track Workers, RAIB, Morson, Cleshar, RMT, Mick Lynch
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 responds to new report on skills crisis facing the rail industry
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This report shows we are now seeing the consequences of a policy which in recent decades has seen railway engineering such as track and signal construction and train building and train maintenance being fragmented...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Industry, City & Guilds, National Skills Academy for Rail, Train Building, Maintenance, Engineering, Track, Signals, S&T
Broken promises over excrement on tracks
RAIL UNION RMT said today that revelations that train companies have reneged on a pledge to eliminate the dumping of excrement on the railway by the end of this year shows that profit is more important to them than the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Sewage, tracks
RMT calls for safe rail for all
TWENTY YEARS after 31 lives were lost in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, Britain’s biggest rail union says that Government policy is in danger of dragging the railways closer by the day back towards the same poisonous cocktail of conditions that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ladbroke Grove, rail track, network rail, casualisation,
RMT calls for an absolute ban on contracting out
Rail union RMT called today for an absolute ban on contracting out‎, an end to the cuts culture, and the replacement of the ORR with a genuinely independent safety regulator after a shocking RAIB report into a track worker death...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, raib, orr, zero hours, purley, track workers
RMT General Secretary to visit Bridgend Branch
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash and Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch will be attending the union's Bridgend Branch this evening to express solidarity and sympathy with the colleagues and families of those involved in the fatal tragedy in Port Talbot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: port talbot, network rail, track worker, orr, raib,
RMT statement on rail worker deaths in Wales this morning
"This is shocking news. RMT is attempting to establish the full facts but our immediate reaction is that this is an appalling tragedy and that no one working on the railway should be placed in the situation that has resulted...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: rail workers, wales, track safety
RMT progress on eliminating dumping of excrement
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has only been through long and hard campaigning that a pledge has now been secured to eliminate the dumping of excrement on the railway by the end of 2019 but the union has warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, tracks, railway
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
Impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections exposed
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections on our railways, and the dangers of running services on untested tracks, was exposed at the weekend after Arriva Trains Wales enforced blanked speed restrictions on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: network rail, arriva trains wales, maintenance, tracks
RMT warns of return to lethal days of Railtrack
Network Rail, a publicly owned body, was created after a wave of lethal incidents involving the privately owned Railtrack which were driven by the demand for profits at the expense of passenger and staff safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, railtrack,
Rail workers' protest in Glasgow over dumping of sewage
The action is part of RMT's on-going campaign to bring forward the date when the filthy and disgusting practice will be stopped on the Scotrail franchise from December 2017 to the union target date of April 2016 - one full year after Abellio...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, tracks, network rail
Govt admits it doesn't know how much sewage dumped on tracks
Last year, RMT learnt from a series of questions tabled by members of the union’s Parliamentary Group that Ministers and officials haven’t a clue as to how much excrement is sprayed around the rail network every year. As well as...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, human waste, railway tracks, inside out