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Bosses on Southeastern Trains exposed as getting free travel
RAIL UNION RMT today accused bosses at the publicly owned Southeastern Trains of ‘rank hypocrisy’ after it was revealed that they get free rail travel while denying it to the cleaning staff who work to ensure that Southeastern trains are...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill Group, Cleaners, Atalian Servest, Southeastern, Pay, Fight For Fifteen, Travel,
RMT on COVID and industrial disruption to rail services
"Travel disruption over the break could have been avoided if the rail companies we are involved in disputes with valued their staff and took their genuine grievances seriously. Any impact on services is down to private greed overriding the workforce...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Industrial Action, Travel Disruption,
RMT responds to latest Government Covid confusion
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Yet again there's a real danger of the government making up policy on the hoof on critical issues and that is reflected in the comments of ministers this morning. “Back in the real world...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Travel Industry, Guidance
RMT London Overground Protest to take place on Monday 28 June
The socially distanced protest will take place on Monday 28th June between 15:30 – 18:00 outside the Arriva Rail London head office, Overground House, 125 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 6HY. The issues are: • Arriva Rail London and Carlisle Support Services'...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Overground, Arriva Rail London, Overground House, Travel Safe Officers, Cleaners,
RMT calls for urgent progress on new Merseyrail fleet
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent progress to be made over the introduction of the new fleet of Merseyrail trains warning that the expensive new units are being left to rust in the sidings at serious cost to the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Guards, Fleet, Merseytravel, Metro Mayor
RMT welcomes London Travelwatch report
TRANSPORT UNION RMT welcomed the publication of London Travelwatch’s report into the future of public transport in the capital but warned that without a change of approach from Government toward TfL it will go nowhere. The union pointed to recommendations...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Travelwatch, Transport for London, TfL,
RMT calls for travel refunds on open-access services
RAIL UNION RMT is today seeking urgent confirmation that the Government will fund Christmas travel refunds on open-access operators’ Hull Trains and Grand Central services, following the recent change in Covid-19 regulations. The Government has said it will ‘provide cash...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Open-Access Rail, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Travel Refund, Covid-19
RMT calls for an end to cuts at Glasgow Queen Street Travel Shop
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that Abellio Scotrail’s damaging proposals for Glasgow Queen Street travel shop are withdrawn. Glasgow Queen Street is Scotland’s third busiest station, yet under Abellio Scotrail’s plans for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Glasgow Queen Street Travel Shop
RMT demands that C2C drop ticket office plans
The crucial points that must be taken into account in the consultation are: · C2C is consulting on proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours at 25 stations across the network. · Many stations are facing cuts in excess of 10 hours...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: c2c, ticket office, consultation, London travelwatch, trenitalia, transport focus,
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT today has announced that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking three days of strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
RMT secures renewed mandate for Travel Safe Officers
Rail union RMT announced today that it has secured another rock solid vote to continue with industrial action on London Overground in its fight over poverty-pay for Travel Safe Officers employed by contractor the STM Group (Arriva Rail Contract) after...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: arriva rail london, arl, london overground, travel safe officers, pay
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT has confirmed that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking further strike action tomorrow over a pay freeze which would effectively mean a slide into poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
RMT reacts with disgust to DFT app suggestion
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with disgust to DFT suggestions that travel apps can replace staff in delivering accessible transport after the Department called today for the “development of travel apps to focus on boosting accessibility.” The union has warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, department for transport, travel app, disabled access, chris grayling
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
RMT warns of Greater Anglia threat to cheap tickets
Rail union RMT warned today that train operator Greater Anglia is threatening to cut off access to cheap Advance Purchase and Super Off Peak tickets as they set out plans that would restrict sales to on-line only as part of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, tickets, london travelwatch, dft, department for transport
ScotRail bosses to end free travel for kids
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Scotrail bosses for declaring war on passengers and staff alike as Scrooge bosses confirmed plans to end free rail travel for children. The popular ‘Kids Go Free’ scheme, which enables an adult able to take...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, kids go free, free travel, children, scotland
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
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,
Former Merseytravel boss calls for rethink on Guards
Former Merseytravel boss Mark Dowd OBE has called for a rethink of the plan to remove guards from Merseyrail. In a letter to the union journal RMT News Mr Dowd highlighted concerns about a doubling of sexual assaults on the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseytravel, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT seeks urgent meeting with Liverpool leaders
AN URGENT meeting with Liverpool City Region leaders is being sought today by rail union RMT following revelation of “a shocking litany of misinformation, distortion and blatant lie” in a Merseytravel report on the Merseyrail guards dispute.   A five-page...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, liverpool city region, raib, rail accident investigation branch, steve rotheram, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors, james street
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 ballot for industrial action opens today on Merseyrail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a ballot for industrial action is underway after Merseyrail’s continued  failure to provide cast iron assurances around the future of the safety critical role of the guard. Ballot papers to both Merseyrail drivers and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT moves into dispute with Merseyrail
RAIL UNION RMT has informed Merseyrail that the union is now in formal dispute and will begin immediate preparations for a ballot for industrial action after the company failed to provide cast iron assurances around the future of the safety...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT slams bid to spin tragedy as case for DOO
RAIL UNION RMT condemned highly misleading references to a Merseyside fatal rail-accident report as an effort to justify driver-only trains on Merseyrail. The union expressed disappointment that the report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) on the tragic 2011 James...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, doo, driver only operation, raib, james street
RMT sets Jan 26 deadline ‎for assurance on Merseyrail guards
The union has written to Merseyrail following the recent announcement that new rolling stock to be procured for the network would be configured for driver-only operation, and that guards would be removed from all Merseyrail services. As well as grave...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, guards, doo, driver only operation
RMT says Merseytravel "ramming DOO down our throats"
"RMT has made it clear that we will do whatever is necessary to defend the safety of our members and the travelling public. "If Scotrail can introduce new trains and retain guards, then so can Merseyrail "We will now be...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Merseyrail guard faces down sex-attacker
THE CALM and decisive action of a safety-trained Merseyrail guard in facing down a sex-attacker and protecting the woman passenger he had assaulted and tried to rob underlines the “sheer, reckless stupidity” of plans to scrap guards, the network’s biggest...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT extremely disappointed at London TravelWatch report
TUBE UNION RMT is extremely disappointed at London TravelWatch’s report on London Underground ticket offices which it sees as a missed opportunity for failing to recommend their reopening. The union believes that the statutory watchdog has failed to represent the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket office, Underground, TravelWatch
Merseytravel silence on Guards is deafening, says RMT
MERSEYTRAVEL’S complete failure for more than six months to answer key safety questions over plans to remove guards from Merseyrail trains “tells us everything we need to know”, the network’s biggest union says today. Three attempts to get urgent answers...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, doo, driver only operation, guards
RMT urges public to engage in London Travel Watch survey
TUBE UNION RMT today urged the public to respond to the London Travel Watch review of ticket office closures with a message that this is an opportunity to press for a reversal of the cuts and closures programme. Ignoring evidence...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, london travelwatch, tfl, lul, tube, ticket office
RMT hits back at Goldsmith's attack on TfL workers
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “At a time when the multi-billion pound tax-dodging racket of the super-rich is all over the media it is disgusting that Tory multi-millionaire Zac Goldsmith is threatening the long-established travel concessions for hard-working London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: zac goldsmith, tfl, travel concessions
RMT puts safety case at the heart of Merseyrail discussions
In a letter to the Chair of Merseytravel, released by RMT today, the union reiterates its key safety demands of the Combined Authority over the introduction of the new Merseyrail fleet and the threat to the guards.   With the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, doo, driver only operation
RMT to lobby Merseytravel tomorrow over threat to guards
RMT recently launched a public campaign to protect the jobs of Guards on Merseyrail and the union has written to nearly 400 Councillors and MPs across the whole of Merseyside to also raise our concerns over the threat to the Guards....
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, guards, abellio
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 draws line in sand over Merseyrail safety
A NEW generation of Merseyrail trains will be welcomed by all – but they must have guards on board to maintain safety and security, the network’s biggest union says today. Passengers and rail workers alike will be horrified at the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel
RMT on massive disruption across rail and tube this morning
"All the Government hot air about building rail resilience has been exposed again as just that. Passengers and staff alike are caught in the poisonous cocktail of cuts and privatisation and the only answer is public ownership. "   Ends 
Region: National
Tagged with: travel disruption, bad weather
RMT welcomes u-turn on Merseyrail service cuts
Merseyrail signalled a retreat from the cuts at talks yesterday after the union revealed proposals to slash nine rush-hour trains a day under a plan to ‘standardise’ weekday and Saturday timetables. RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said: “Merseyrail yesterday...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel,
RMT slams First Great Western hypocrisy
Today (Weds 3 September) FGW has provided a Travelling Chef and an additional 1st class carriage on their regular 13.15 intercity service from London Paddington to Cardiff.  Although this train does not normally have a Travelling Chef provided, it appears that FGW...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, travelling chef
RMT condemns secret plan to axe peak-hour Merseyrail trains
Secret proposals to slash as many as nine rush-hour Merseyrail trains a day fly in the face of Merseytravel’s long-term rail plan, launched only days ago with a huge media fanfare, the union says. Cuts pencilled in to the new...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel
RMT slams First Great Western over “total pack of lies”
In fact, in their own press release on the subject, buried away in the small print, FGW’s real intentions are laid bare: “Longer term, we are also considering the re-introduction of a retail trolley in Standard class coaches, and an-seat...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, travelling chef,
Campaign on First Great Western to defend Travelling Chef
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a campaign to defend Travelling Chef services on First Great Western after the company announced it was to scrap the service, and the jobs it supports, in a move that the union says is just...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Great Western, Travelling Chef
RMT supports campaign to reinstate pensioners' free travel
On Saturday May 17th the Barnsley Retirees Action Group (BRAG) is organising a demonstration through Barnsley to demand the reinstatement of the right to free train travel for older and disabled people in South Yorkshire which have been lost as...
Region: North East
Tagged with: free pensioners travel