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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 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 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
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
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