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Avanti West Coast caterers to strike over dire rosters and unjust working conditions
Catering staff at Avanti West Coast are incensed by sudden changes to shift schedules, cuts to jobs, and enforced overtime.    These conditions have severely disrupted RMT members' lives, making it impossible for them to plan family commitments or attend...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Strike, Caterers,
Avanti West Coast Caterers to strike over intolerable working conditions
Caterers at the company are deeply unhappy about short notice changes to shift patterns, job cuts and enforced overtime.    RMT members are unable to fulfil or plan family commitments, attend medical appointments and that is having a detrimental affect...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Strike
RMT welcomes Transport for the North’s call to terminate Avanti contract
With Avanti’s performance consistently poor and deteriorating since December, Transport for the North, which brings together Northern Metro Mayors and council leaders, called for Transport Secretary Mark Harper to put an end to First Group’s tenure on the West Coast...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Transport for the North
RMT slams rail performance while company profits remain high
Avanti West Coast which is owned by First Group has come in for particular criticism from Northern Transport leaders who have described the levels of service as "unacceptable" and "inadequate."   First Group has published its latest yearly profits to...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, First Group, Avanti West Coast
DHL catering staff on Avanti to take strike action
The workers who are employed by contractor DHL provide the catering stores for Avanti trains.   They have not been offered a pay rise despite the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation.   DHL has pleaded poverty claiming they cannot afford...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, DHL, Catering Staff, First Group
DHL contract staff vote for strike action on Avanti
The workers who are employed by contractor DHL provide the catering stores for Avanti trains.  They have not been offered a pay rise despite the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation. Members delivered a 97.5% 'yes' vote on a 66% turnout. RMT have...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Avanti, DHL, Caterers, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT condemns Avanti West Coast contract extension
RMT has already revealed that the vast majority of Avanti West Coast cancellations are down to staff shortages and called for the company to be stripped of its franchise. The disgraced train operator Avanti also plans to scrap at seat...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, First Group, Rail,
RMT slams rail companies ahead of strike
Ahead of another 24 hours of strike action on Saturday across 14 train operating companies in the national rail dispute, the union said First Group which owns TransPennine Express and Avanti were in "complete chaos."   TPE cancellation stats went up from...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express, RMT, Mick Lynch
Avanti to end at seat catering in another blow for passengers
The cost cutting move will mean standard class passengers will not have the option of an at seat service, serving sandwiches, snacks and drinks.   Instead, they will have to use online "click and collect" from the shop, penalising lone...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Avanti, At Seat catering, Rail Union
RMT survey of Avanti staff
As Avanti mark their third anniversary on the West Coast mainline, RMT has revealed that the troubled operators’s staff have no confidence that much lauded December improvements can be delivered and believe the company has lied to Parliament about the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, RMT, Mick Lynch,
Avanti have misled public over their mismanagement of trains
The discredited company have falsely claimed that staff have taken unofficial industrial and that they are improving the situation every week. However, data from the ORR shows that in September into October, they cancelled a higher proportion of a lower...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, RMT, Mick Lynch,
Avanti train managers to take strike action Sunday
The disgraced company claims that they are imposing rosters to prevent cancellations. However, bosses continue to cancel trains and those that do run are hugely overcrowded. Controversially Avanti has had its contract renewed on the West Coast mainline despite its...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Train Managers, Strike
Avanti West Coast train managers take strike action
Controversially Avanti has had its contract renewed on the West Coast mainline despite its appalling track record running the franchise.   RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Avanti continue to be totally unreasonable in negotiations and seem incapable of taking...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Avanti West Coast, Mick Lynch, Train Managers,
Avanti workers to take two days strike action
Avanti bosses claim that imposing rosters was to prevent cancellations. However, the company is in such dire straits that they have slashed services and left staff with poor morale and feeling neglected. Controversially the stricken company has had its contract...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, First Group, West Coast Mainline, Strike Action, RMT, Mick Lynch
Cleaners on Avanti West Coast to strike Friday
Atalian Servest runs the contract and is refusing the union's reasonable demands for a decent wage rise and sick pay for hard working cleaners. Currently cleaners on the contract receive as little as £9.90 an hour and no company sick...
Region: National
Tagged with: Atalian Servest, Avanti West Coast, Cleaners, Justice For Cleaners, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT seeks urgent meeting over Avanti crisis
Avanti West Coast have drastically reduced their timetable including temporarily suspending ticket sales and only running four trains an hour from London Euston, one to each of Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. The company has also made unsubstantiated allegations of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, rail union, RMT
RMT demands withdrawal of new see-through uniforms on Avanti West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded the withdrawal of new transparent shirts and blouses issued to staff on Avanti West Coast that have sparked a barrage of angry complaints from members. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “We have received a large...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast
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
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
West Coast train cleaners striking again
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that heroic train cleaners working to keep Avanti West Coast trains clean and safe for passengers will be taking a further 48 hour strike action from tomorrow evening and into the weekend in pursuit of their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast Trains, Atalian Servest, Cleaners, Pay Justice
West Coast train cleaners to strike again
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that heroic train cleaners working to keep Avanti West Coast trains clean and safe for passengers will be taking further strike action from this evening and into the weekend in pursuit of their campaign for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Cleaners,
Heroic West Coast train cleaners announce two 48 hour strikes in fight for pay justice
The cleaners, who have worked throughout the pandemic to keep essential transport services running, are employed by Atalian Servest Limited, a multi-national outsourcing company based in France. The outsourced cleaners are paid £9.68 per hour, less than the Real Living...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Cleaners
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
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 DHL members on the Avanti West Coast contract take industrial action tomorrow
As RMT members employed by DHL to provide vital catering services for the Avanti West Coast contract prepare to take industrial action tomorrow in their fight for pay justice, analysis by RMT reveals that the companies’ parent Groups paid out...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Coast, Shareholder
RMT condemns Government’s West Coast Main Line plans
RAIL UNION RMT responded to the DfT’s announcement that it intends to award a decade long contract to First Trenitalia to run the West Coast Main Line, by calling for an end to its obsession with privatisation, and for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Coast Mainline, Avanti, First, Trenitalia, DfT, Department for Transport
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
MPs support RMT’s Avanti West Coast demands
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed MPs’ support for a parliamentary motion, tabled by Birmingham MP Tahir Ali, which demands that Avanti West Coast withdraw its plans to remove its Customer Resolutions team from Birmingham, putting 60 jobs at risk of redundancy....
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Customer Resolutions Centre, Job Cuts, Covid-19
RMT condemns Avanti West Coast over proposals to axe key jobs in Birmingham
The union is demanding that the company halt its plans, which risks the loss of over 60 jobs and would be damaging to the local economy in Birmingham. RMT believes that the roles can continue to be carried out from Birmingham,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti, West Coast
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 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 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 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 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
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
No public sector option for West Coast Partnership franchise
Rail union RMT hit back at the Government as it was confirmed this morning that the cheaper, more efficient public sector option has been excluded from the new West Coast/HS2 and South Eastern franchises. Instead, the union says that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: west coast partnership, hs2, south eastern, dft, conservative government
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
RMT slams Government plan to merge HS2 and West Coast
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is a scandalous decision which will hand High Speed 2 over to the very private train operators who have failed so abysmally on the rest of our railway. "Tens of billions of tax payers...
Region: National
Tagged with: HS2. West Coast
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 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 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
Electric shock to train driver in Cheshire on West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a major incident on the railway in Cheshire in September, where a driver received a severe electric shock from a damaged overhead line and a potential tragedy was avoided through the swift actions of...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Coast Mainline
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
SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT – VOITH
Our ref: BR1/4/12   29 th May 2014     Dear Colleague   SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT – VOITH (VIRGIN WEST COAST CONTRACT)   Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the above matter, I write to advise...
Region: National
Tagged with: Voith, West Coast Contract, Suspension