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RMT on new ownership of West Coast franchise
The only long term solution to the great rail rip off is public ownership and it is frankly disgusting that the public route wasn't even considered by the Tories when Virgin were banned from the railway. "As ever on the...
Region: National
Tagged with: avanti west coast, virgin, west coast mainline, wcml, franchise,
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
Foreign grip tightens on UK rail operations
RAIL UNION RMT revealed today that the takeover of the West Coast Mainline by a joint operation of Italian state operator Trenitalia and First Group means that nearly 80% of the UK rail network will soon be in foreign hands. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast
RMT slams West Coast political fix
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The announcement this morning that First Trenitalia are being shunted on to the West Coast Mainline to replace Virgin/Stagecoach in the midst of the rail staff pension row is just anothe‎r political fix by a...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Coast, Virgin, First Trenitalia
RMT warns of total chaos as Virgin demands a free for all
Rail union RMT today warned of total chaos on the railways as Virgin Trains called for a new era of wholesale deregulation that would effectively allow private operators to bid route by route, slot by slot for the most lucrative...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, rail privatisation, rail review, tory government
Mick Cash to warn of co-ordinated action over pension threat
At a meeting this lunchtime at the Scottish TUC in Dundee RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn in stark terms of national, coordinated industrial action if there is any threat to staff pensions as a result of the collapse...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, stagecoach, virgin, scotrail, mick cash, tory government, rail privatisation, stuc
RMT's Mick Cash warns of national industrial action
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash warned today that any attempt to attack the pension rights of staff employed by train operating companies will result in industrial action ballots and co-ordinated action to defend the benefits accrued by the workforce. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, stagecoach, virgin, mick cash, tory government, rail privatisation,
RMT on news Stagecoach is banned from bidding for franchises
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded that immediate steps be taken to bring franchises involving Stagecoach into public ownership as it emerged that the company have been barred from bidding in the current round of franchise awards. RMT has warned that...
Region: National
Tagged with: stagecoach, virgin, rail privatisation, tory government, chris grayling
RMT secures pay victory for DHL staff on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it has secured a major pay victory for members working on the DHL Virgin West Coast Mainline contract which will see the entire workforce lifted on to a living wage. The new pay deal...
Region: National
Tagged with: dhl, virgin west coast mainline, wcml, pay, virgin trains
Virgin West Coast DHL contract strike action suspended
As a result of hard work by RMT reps, backed by solid support from members in the workplace, significant progress has been made in talks with DHL and an improved offer from the company has been tabled. The union’s National...
Region: National
Tagged with: dhl, virgin, west coast, catering
DHL Virgin West Coast contract staff to strike
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that DHL staff providing crucial logistics support on the Virgin West ‎Coast Main Line will strike at the end of this month in a fight for pay and workplace justice. In a ballot that concluded...
Region: National
Tagged with: dhl, virgin, west coast, catering
RMT on news that Virgin Trains are using body worn cameras
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There must be zero tolerance of assaults on rail staff and this is a victory for RMT's campaign to reduce attacks on our members. However, there is still much more to be done and...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, bodycams, guards, railway violence, arriva rail north, south western railway
RMT on Virgin East Coast collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This Transport Select Committee report is yet another damming indictment of both the failure of rail privatisation and the serial incompetence of the Secretary of State Chris Grayling. The collapse of the Virgin/Stagecoach operation...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin, east coast main line, chris grayling, failing grayling, dft, department for transport, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation
‎RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation as public sector takes over East Coast again today General Secretary Mick Cash said; "If you want to see the failures of Britain's privatised railway system writ large look no further than the...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast main line, ecml, virgin, stagecoach, dor, directly operated railways, chris grayling, tory government, privatisation
East Coast Mainline
General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "This is the second time that the Government have called upon the public sector to launch a rescue operation on the East Coast Main Line and instead of being a temporary arrangement Chris Grayling...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
East Coast RMT members reveal the failings of privatisation
RAIL UNION RMT has re-issued a report today which highlights the failings of the privatised East Coast mainline in the words of the staff who work for the service as rumours abound that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is about to...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Coast, Franchise, Privatisation, Virgin, Stagecoach
RMT calls for Grayling to resign
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “When the cross party Public Accounts Committee says the franchising model is broken, and that this government is to blame for both the Southern and East Coast fiascos that have cost the economy and...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, public accounts committee, southern rail, east coast mainline, gtr, virgin
RMT demands answers from Transport Secretary over ECML
Over two months after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT responds to Labour calls over ECML private scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The successive and expensive private failures on the East Coast shame the nation that gave the railways to the world. "RMT supports calls to build a public and political coalition that can end this scandal...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands clear answers over future of East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT today issued a direct challenge to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to give clear answers and to end the barrage of obfuscation over the future of the inter-city East Coast Main Line as a series of parliamentary answers...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
Stagecoach and Virgin being set up to continue running ECML
RAIL UNION RMT can today reveal that failing transport secretary Chris Grayling is gearing up to reward greedy privateers Stagecoach and Virgin with a new contract to run services on the East Coast Mainline in a massive reward for corporate...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands answers from transport secretary on East Coast
Over a month after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT warns of looming new East Coast crisis
Published on 21st December 2017 – three weeks after the latest failure on East Coast broke – it states clearly that the company is "in the process of winding down its remaining obligations and moving to dormant company status".   In...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT supports petition calling for ECML public ownership
A petition – supported by rail union RMT – calling for failing Virgin Trains East Coast to be brought into public ownership is being handed in today – 20 Feb – as a government decision on the future of the franchise...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT on Transport Committee probe into East Coast shambles
"The inquiry by the House of Commons Transport Committee is useful if it helps nail down those responsible for dragging the East Coast Main Line into this latest private failure on these key inter-city services.   "However, RMT is still...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast main line, virgin east coast, virgin, stagecoach, chris grayling
East Coast rail shambles deepens
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of an “act of mindless industrial vandalism” as it was confirmed that the public sector rail franchise failsafe option, Directly Operated Railways, was broken up and outsourced to a consortium of consultants and...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast mainlinee, dor, directly operated railways, national express, virgin, stagecoach, virgin east coast
RMT demands answers on behalf of East Coast workforce
RAIL UNION RMT today accused Chris Grayling and the Tory Government of leaving thousands of rail workers “dangling by a string” as key operational questions about what happens next with the collapsing East Coast rail franchise remain unanswered. RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, ecml, virgin east coast, virgin, stagecoach, chris Grayling, rail privatisation
RMT on Virgin franchise speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Rumours are rife this afternoon that Chris Grayling is setting up a major “market sensitive” announcement on the West Coast Mainline for six pm and that that announcement may mean a further cash-laden extension...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, chris grayling, rail franchise, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT calls for immediate renationalisation of East Coast line
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "This shameful fiasco on one of Britain's main rail routes needs to end and it needs to end now. RMT warned that taking the East Coast lines out of the hands of the successful...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast mainline, ecml, virgin east coast, stagecoach, nationalisation
Chris Grayling: Specialist in failure
As Chris Grayling is called before Transport Committee to explain rail electrification fiasco today RMT sets out full charge sheet against "specialist in failure" Transport Secretary  As Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is hauled before the Transport Select Committee today, Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, ecml. east coast, virgin, stagecoach, northern powerhouse
RMT supporting Big Branson Bail-out protest this morning
"The two billion pound East Coast bail out is just another scandal embroiling this rotten Government and adds to the growing charge sheet of waste and incompetence.    "There is no way the taxpayer should be picking up the tab...
Region: National
Tagged with: we own it, ecml, east coast, virgin, stagecoach, toty government, rail privatisation
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 VIRGIN WEST COAST STRIKE FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members the length and breadth of the Virgin West Coast operation are standing solid and determined this morning in their fight for workplace equality and justice. "Virgin is a wealthy outfit and there is...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, industrial action
RMT members prepare to strike on West Coast for pay justice
As RMT members prepare for the first of a series of strikes on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin West Coast tomorrow (Friday 15th December)  in a fight for workplace justice and equality, and with workers on Virgin Trains East Coast balloting...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin group, stagecoach, virgin west coast, vtec
RMT action goes ahead on Friday on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Virgin West Coast services will be taking strike action in a dispute over pay justice exactly as planned from this Friday as the company have refused point blank to make any serious...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, virgin group, virgin west coast, pay justice
RMT demands action over rodent infestation on VTEC
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded urgent action over rodent infestation on Virgin Trains East Coast  after pictures emerged clearly showing droppings in the food preparation and kitchen area on a VTEC unit. – pictures attached RMT has written to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, stagecoach, virgin, virgin trains, east coast, rodent droppings
Stagecoach profits jump 8%
Transport group Stagecoach has reported an eight per cent surge in statutory first-half profits in the same week that rail union RMT begins balloting for industrial action for a fair deal on pay and conditions on the East Coast service...
Region: National
Tagged with: stagecoach, virgin trains, vtec, east coast, profits, privatisation,
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 slams latest corporate welfare racket on East Coast line
Rail union RMT today slammed the Tory Government’s announcement that the East Coast rail franchise will be terminated three years early to be replaced with a new partnership model.   The move will allow the train operator’s, Virgin Group and...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin east coast, virgin group, stagecoach, east coast mainline,
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
RMT ballots for action on Virgin East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT will be balloting members on Virgin East Coast after the company decided to impose a pay offer that had previously been rejected by the workforce. The offer sought to impose inferior conditions under further productivity and efficiency...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, vtec, virgin trains east coast, two-tier workforce
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 demands equal offer for all grades on Virgin West Coast
Virgin have agreed a deal for drivers to buy out their claim for a one hour reduction in the base working week without loss of pay by giving an additional £500.00 on their basic salary, which is pensionable, whilst asking...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, pay talks, train managers, on board catering, station staff, clerical, retail
East Coast rail route franchise on brink of collapse
Rail union RMT has demanded that the Government return the East Coast rail routes to public ownership after it emerged this morning that Stagecoach are in talks with the Government over financial chaos on the franchise. The news came as...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast rail route, virgin, stagecoach
Virgin and Stagecoach hook up with French state over HS2
General Secretary Mick Cash said ;   "This is yet another land grab on Britain's railways by the French state with SNCF and Richard Branson both realising that this new franchise will be a one way ticket to the bank for...
Region: National
Tagged with: hs2, virgin, stagecoach, sncf
RMT Suspends Strike Action on Virgin East Coast
RMT’s executive has sent the following communication out to members relaying the decision: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED FOLLOWING PROGRESS AT TALKS Dear Colleague, Delivery Plan – Intercity East Coast Last Friday I advised you that further proposals had been put...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin trans east coast, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
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
Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends
 New research by transport union RMT has found that as passenger brace themselves for yet another fare increase in the New Year the four big transport groups that own many of Britain’s Train Companies are so profitable that they are...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rmt, transport union, transport workers union, virgin, go ahead, stagecoach, national express
RMT announce strike dates on Virgin West Coast Catering
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today strike dates in a pay dispute on Virgin West Coast’s catering supplies service which it says could reduce pay of members to poverty levels at a time when the political debate is focussed on lifting...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, dhl, catering, poverty pay
Victory for cleaners on Virgin West Coast
In the complex world of contractors and sub-contractors on Britain’s privatised railways the cleaning services are contracted out by Virgin to Alstom as part of a facilities contract and Alstom have then, in turn, subbed out the cleaning to Voith...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, virgin, alstom, voith, cleaners, victory
BALLOT TO STOP CLEANING JOBS CARVE-UP ON VIRGIN WEST COAST
Rail union RMT has announced it is moving forwards with a ballot of cleaning staff on Virgin West Coast for industrial action following confirmation from cleaning sub-contractors Voith that they intend to press ahead with a mass jobs carve-up that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast, Voith, Cleaners, Ballot
RMT demands investigation into safety breaches
RAIL UNION RMT revealed this afternoon that Southern/GTR are refusing to have any kind of talks that might resolve the current guards safety dispute by slapping an impossible pre-condition down that “any discussions now can only relate to the detail...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, east coast, vtec, safety
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
RMT to fight cleaning jobs carve-up on Virgin West Coast
The job cuts come alongside attacks on pay and working conditions. The announcement by the union comes the day after it announced a ballot for action by catering supply staff on the West Coast Route in a separate dispute over...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, west coast, cleaners
RMT to ballot over poverty pay threat on Virgin West Coast
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has declared a dispute and will begin balloting shortly in a pay dispute on Virgin West Coast’s catering service which it says could undermine pay of members to poverty levels at a time...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, west coast, catering, poverty pay
RMT Confirms Strike Action on Virgin East Coast
Trains East Coast over a threat to jobs, working conditions and safety. The announcement comes after talks aimed at resolving a series of long-running issues at the heart of the dispute failed despite strenuous efforts by the union negotiating team....
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, east coast, vtec
Intercity East Coast RMT Suspends All Industrial Action
TO ALL RMT VTEC MEMBERS   Our Ref: BR2/0025 16th August 2016     Dear Colleague, DELIVERY PLAN - INTERCITY EAST COAST RMT SUSPENDS ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION   Further to my letter dated the 12th August 2016 with regards to the above matter...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin east coast, delivery plan
RMT CONFIRMS STRIKES ON VIRGIN EAST COAST AFTER 84% VOTE FOR
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a programme of strike action on Virgin Trains East Coast over a threat to jobs, working conditions and safety after an 84% strike vote was announced earlier this week. The union has instructed members at Virgin...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin east coast, industrial action
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
Virgin Price Hike on East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT condemns the latest price rises on Virgin East Coast. Having already pulled many of its cheapest advance fares on popular routes, the company are now at it again with yet more misery for passengers through price hikes...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, east coast, ecml, vtec
DELIVERY PLAN – INTERCITY EAST COAST
Our Ref: BR2/0025 22nd July 2016 Dear Colleague, DELIVERY PLAN – INTERCITY EAST COAST The RMT want you to know the truth about the current dispute situation within VTEC. Your union is aware that VTEC management are putting out regular propaganda...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, vtec, east coast, intercity
RMT to ballot on Virgin East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that it has declared a dispute with Virgin East Coast and will open a strike ballot next week over a threat to jobs, working conditions and safety. The dispute has been brewing for some months...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, vtec, intercity, east coast
Virgin East Coast slammed for "blatant provocation"
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed VTEC for “deliberate and outrageous” provocation as it emerged that the company are secretly training up a scab army recruited from across the country to breach the rules and take on the jobs of current...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin East Coast, Cuts
RMT RESPONDS TO VIRGIN EAST COAST REPORTS
General Secretary Mick Cash  said “RMT is deeply concerned at the financial position of the Virgin East Coast franchise and the service is awash with rumours of serious losses mounting up. That position appears to be confirmed in the company’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin east coast
Newcastle taxi drivers fight over rip-off permit charges
RMT taxi drivers in Newcastle have launched a major fight with one of the UK’s biggest train operators, Virgin East Coast, over rip-off permit charges that the union says could force members out of their jobs. RMT drivers held an...
Region: National
Tagged with: Newcastle, Taxi, Virgin East Coast
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 14th April 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAIN MEMBERS AT KINGS CROSS Dear Colleague, IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED MEMBERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS CROSS) Further...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, virgin east coast,
RMT strikes again at Kings Cross
RAIL UNION RMT today accused global facilities giant ISS of a failing to take staff concerns seriously and has confirmed that a further 24 hour strike will kick off on the Virgin East Coast contract at Kings Cross on Thursday. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, virgin east coast, kings cross
RMT to ballot Virgin Glasgow Train Managers
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is to ballot Virgin Train Managers at Glasgow Central for both strike action and action short of a strike over leave arrangements which have had a severe negative impact on this particular group...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: virgin, glasgow central, train managers
Breakdown in Industrial Relations – ISS (Virgin Trains East
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 9th March 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAINS EAST COAST MEMBERS Dear Colleague, Breakdown in Industrial Relations – ISS (Virgin Trains East Coast) An alarming report has been received from our Leeds City Branch informing us that our...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, virgin
ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS CROSS)
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 9th March 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAIN MEMBERS AT KINGS CROSS Dear Colleague, IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED MEMBERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS CROSS) Further...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, virgin, kings cross
RMT accuses global facilities giant ISS of bullying
RAIL UNION RMT today accused global facilities giant ISS of a campaign of bullying, harassment and intimidation as they try to force staff from outside of London to scab on a strike that will kick off on the Virgin East...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, virgin, kings cross,
RMT challenges Virgin to end Kings Cross pay scandal
RMT has set out a catalogue of grievances at the heart of the dispute that ISS refuse point-blank to address:     1.       Workers being forced to use heavy backpacks that cause injuries under the threat of discipline and agency...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: virgin, iss, kings cross
ISS (Virgin Trains Kings Cross)
Our Ref: BR1/14/2 4th March 2016 TO ALL ISS VIRGIN TRAIN MEMBERS AT KINGS CROSS Dear Colleague, Breakdown in Industrial Relations – ISS (Virgin Trains Kings Cross) Following the strong ballot result in favour of taking industrial action, your union’s National...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: virgin, kings cross, iss
DISPUTE SETTLED – RMT CANCELS BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 27th October 2015 Dear Colleague DISPUTE SETTLED – RMT CANCELS BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION DISMISSAL, J FARRELL, CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT VIRGIN TRAINS EAST COAST Further to my letter dated the 14th October 2015 with regards to the above matter...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, j farrell
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
RMT responds to collapse in East Coast performance
Ends Note; As well as an immediate decline in punctuality in the first month of private operation, in the last year of operation in the public sector, East Coast recorded period punctuality figures that were on average, just under 4% better...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin west coast
RMT demands action from First Great Western
The Virgin East Coast assurances meet the union calls on all of the following key points:   •    No compulsory redundancies. •    No changes to job roles. •    No introduction of Driver Only Operation. •    No change to the Guards...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, virgin, east coast, iep, buffet,
"Fantasy figures" at heart of new East Coast franchise
In an extraordinary piece of creative accounting this sees the money Virgin  East Coast will pay the Government rise from £210 million this year to £623 million just seven years later.   RMT has warned that that the “fantasy figures”...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, east coast, national express
RMT protests on last day of East Coast Main Line
The protests, on Saturday 28 th February, will take place as follows:   Kings Cross, London – 09.00 – 10.00hrs Edinburgh Waverley – 08.00 – 09.00hrs Doncaster – 09.00 – 10.00hrs   Since 2009, East Coast has returned over £1bn to the Treasury – paying...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, ecml, virgin, stagecoach
RMT Slams Re-Privatisation of the East Coast Mainline
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:   "It is a national disgrace and an act of utter betrayal that the government has confirmed that it is bulldozing ahead with the re-privatisation of the East Coast Main Line despite all the...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Coast, Franchise, Privatisation, Virgin, Stagecoach
RMT on news of Virgin West Coast extension
Rail franchising is a one way ticket to the bank for greedy shareholders as these companies promise the earth and deliver just the bare bones in the interest of profit while fares surge and jobs are threatened .  As the...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, west coast, contract extension
VOITH (VIRGIN WEST COAST CONTRACT)
Our Ref: BR1/4/12 12th June 2014 Dear Colleague IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL STRIKE ACTION IS SUSPENDED SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT – VOITH (VIRGIN WEST COAST CONTRACT) Further to my letter dated 5th June 2014, I am happy to report that...
Region: North West
Tagged with: voith, virgin west coast
Virgin West Coast Mainline cleaners to strike
The dispute is over the disgraceful treatment of RMT member Simon Upton. RMT is in no doubt that the reason for his dismissal is because of his trade union activities. As a result of the false accusations made against Simon...
Region: North West
Tagged with: virgin west coast, cleaners, voith
SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT
Our Ref: BR1/4/12 5th June 2014 Dear Colleague SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT – VOITH (VIRGIN WEST COAST CONTRACT) Further to my letter dated the 29th May 2014 with regards to the above matter, first and foremost I would like...
Region: National
Tagged with: voith, virgin, west coast
Rail Gourmet staff at Euston balloted for action
RMT has identified a number of issues which the union believes must be resolved as a matter of urgency: •    abuse of the disciplinary and grievance procedures •    the general aggressive and bullying style of the company’s management team •   ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail gourmet, euston, virgin west coast
West Coast Mainline cleaners to strike over victimisation
A member of the cleaning team , working for contractors Voith,  had been charged with the theft of a chocolate bar. Following the conclusion of the disciplinary procedure it was found that there was no evidence to back the charges and...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, west coast mainline, voith, alstom
RMT demands end to Penrith ticket office closures
The union has even won the backing of local Tory MP Rory Stewart over the closures which RMT believes is down to a lack of cover due to job losses in particular at Carlisle where staff also cover Penrith. Virgin...
Region: North West
Tagged with: virgin trains, penrith,