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RMT warns of growing bus worker crisis
BUS UNION RMT today revealed that new data published by the DfT confirms the stark recruitment and retention crisis facing the deregulated and privatised bus industry in England as low pay and poor conditions force a mass exodus of staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus, Driver, Worker
RMT to fight jobs cull across the rail industry
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that is expected to kick off next week. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign of opposition to proposals that it says...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Rail Workers
RMT slams government hypocrisy over rail Covid Heroes
RAIL UNION RMT has slammed the rank hypocrisy of Boris Johnson and his government after they lauded Avanti West Coast staff as Covid Heroes at a Downing Street reception yesterday whilst at the same time driving a pay-freeze for those...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Workers, Covid-19, Pay Freeze
RMT demands clarification on isolation scheme
TRANSPORT UNION RMT‎ has demanded urgent clarification and discussions on the reported expansion of isolation exemptions for some transport workers, warning that the failure to brief unions on the plans risks sewing more confusion and doing more damage. General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Isolation Exemption Scheme, Covid-19, Transport Workers, Self Isolation,
RMT slams "reckless and irresponsible gamble"
Responding to the Health Secretary’s latest announcement RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “This is a reckless and irresponsible gamble with the health of millions. “It is beyond belief that we today see a health minister and prime minister announcing...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Face Masks, Social Distancing, Transport Workers,
RMT launches bust the transport workers pay freeze campaign
SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT has launched a campaign today to bust through a Government-led pay freeze that is being imposed on transport staff – the same workers who have kept Britain moving throughout the COVID pandemic at well-documented personal risk....
Region: National
Tagged with: Pay freeze, Transport workers, rail, rail profits
RMT responds to creation of a single enforcement body for workers' rights
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch commented: “We need to see more details of the Government's proposals but we are undoubtedly seeing under payment and exploitation level down workers' rights. “Seafarers, in particular, need better enforcement to protect their jobs and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Workers Rights, Seafarers, Transport Workers, Offshore,
RMT slams Grant Shapps “insulting and ill-informed” comments
RAIL UNION RMT slammed the Secretary of State Grant Shapps today after he used an appearance at the Transport Select Committee to put his full backing behind the pandemic profiteers while dismissing concerns about the plight of rail staff with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Rail Workers, Transport Select Committee, Rail Union, RMT
ScotRail traincare workers to strike on Monday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that ScotRail traincare workers will be striking on Monday over the company’s blatant & deliberate abuse of their dignity & respect policy. The action comes about after more than 80% of union members voted in favour...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Traincare Workers, Dignity and Respect,
RMT marks Workers’ Memorial Day
On Workers’ Memorial Day RMT remembers the fifth anniversary tomorrow of the helicopter disaster over Norway that cost thirteen offshore workers their lives. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “As part of this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day, RMT remember...
Region: National
Tagged with: Super Puma, International Workers Memorial Day, IWMD, Helicopter, Offshore Energy
RMT move to ballot members over strike action at Stena Line
A company sick pay scheme, agreed with the recognised trade unions, was in place for seafarers and port workers in Stena Line until the start of the pandemic when the employer unilaterally scrapped it, forcing staff infected with or displaying...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stena Line, Sick Pay, Covid-19, Seafarers, Port Workers,
COVID quarantine exemptions for offshore workers
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today responded to the Scottish Government’s amendment to quarantine legislation to exempt offshore oil and gas workers returning to Scotland from or via a non-acute country. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said; “This is a sensible move...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Offshore Worker, Quarantine, Oil, Gas
RMT warns of jobs, pay and pensions carve up
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the Department for Transport is gearing up for an all-out assault on jobs, pay and pensions as it has emerged that it is advertising for a paid-up union buster to take on the workforce....
Region: National
Tagged with: Department for Transport, DfT, Covid-19, Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Transport workers are Essential workers
RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers
With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport workers, Covid vaccine, Rail, Bus, Taxi, Shipping, Transport,
RMT on Labour call for Transport worker Covid safety forum
Commenting on Labour’s call for the Government to convene a transport worker Covid-19 safety forum with unions and operators, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes Labour’s demands for the Government to convene a transport industry forum with unions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Worker, Safety Forum, Labour,
Transport Workers are Essential Workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will be launching a fresh wave of campaigning under the banner TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS as threats of pay freezes and possible attacks on jobs and conditions emerged in Government briefings over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Workers are Essential Workers, Covid-19, Transport Staff, Job Cuts, Pay Freeze
RMT bus worker survey reveals “wild west approach”
Days after the ONS published figures which showed that male bus workers are at an increased risk of dying from Covid-19 a new RMT survey of bus workers reveals a “wild west approach” to enforcing Covid-19 safety regulations and measures...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Workers, ONS, Office of National Statistics
RMT warns of “complacent and callous” approach
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has today warned that a complacent and callous approach to the increased threat from COVID-19 is leading to a surge in deaths and illness of transport workers. The union says feedback it has received reveal the number...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Workers, Transport Workers, Grant Shapps
RMT pays tribute to army of workers
RAIL UNION RMT has paid tribute to the army of workers who have battled to keep services running overnight in appalling conditions and has repeated the call for the Government to ensure that the transport workforce are clearly identified as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Key Workers, Storm Christoph, Rail, Railway
RMT responds to Chancellor's economic statement
“It is shameful that the government is employing a policy of divide and rule of private and public key workers, all of who have risked their lives during the pandemic. "RMT will have no hesitation in taking strike action to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Chancellor's economic statement, public workers, key workers, transport union
RMT reaction to report on zero carbon economy:
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today welcomed a report from environmental campaign groups on the key role of offshore oil and gas workers in a 'Just Transition' to a zero carbon economy. Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Greenpeace surveyed over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition, Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Greenpeace, Oil, Gas, Offshore Workers
RMT Demands Pension Justice for Maritime Workers
In the week when we acknowledge the courageous work of our seafarers, who continue to provide a service to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, seafarers' union RMT has produced evidence that shipping employers are providing maritime workers with inadequate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Seafarers Awareness Week, Pensions, Maritime Workers,
OFFSHORE Union RMT remembers Piper Alpha
Take a moment today which is also the launch of Maritime Safety week to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect on their families and communities. The loss back then is why we strive to ensure improvements in safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: piper alpha, offshore workers, north sea
RMT calls for transport workers to be treated with respect
Transport union RMT has called for workers to be treated with respect as the new requirement for passengers to wear face masks on public transport in England comes into force today. The union also said that it had received assurances...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, face masks, transport workers,
RMT seeks answers regarding the impact of Covid-19 on BAME workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has written to industry bosses and safety regulators seeking answers and protections regarding the impact of Covid-19 on are Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers in the transport sector. RMT has reminded employers that there is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, BAME, transport workers
International Workers' Memorial Day
TRANSPORT UNION RMT is advising workers against supporting any unsafe easing of lock down measures and calls for new powers for trade union safety representatives on International Workers ’ Memorial Day. The 28th April, is commemorated by the global trade...
Region: National
Tagged with: International Workers Memorial Day, iwmd2020, minutes silence, key workers,
RMT warning over May 11 transport increase
Transport union RMT warned today that there was zero chance of agreement to increase transport services in the current climate. The announcement is in response to information provided by rail companies that Ministers want them to be ready to ramp...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
RMT responds to press speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said "No one has discussed any moves to begin restoring transport services with this trade union and the dates we have seen reported in the press look like pure speculation. "Instead of secretive briefings to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
Bus union RMT writes to companies over COVID-19
Bus union RMT is writing to the managing directors of all bus operating companies requesting that they adopt the following practices during the COVID-19 crisis: · a transition to cashless travel during the emergency · enhanced cleaning and sanitisation regimes...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, bus workers
A message from railway workers
As railway workers, we cannot work at home. But we plead with the traveling public, if you can work from home, please do. We want to do all we can to make sure that key workers and essential goods get...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, joint statement, rail workers
RMT survey reveals violence against Transport Workers
A new survey by transport union RMT has found that a massive 72% of frontline transport workers have experienced workplace violence in the last year alone. Of those, nearly 90% had been subjected to violence on multiple occasions. The RMT survey comes...
Region: National
Tagged with: violence, transport workers, British Transport Police, BTP, rmt survey,
RMT survey reveals shocking levels of violence against women
A new RMT survey reveals shocking levels of violence against women transport workers (those employed in rail, London Underground, on buses and ferries) with 72% of female workers reporting that they have experienced violence at work in the last year. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: international day for the elimination of violence against women, transport workers, violence, assault,
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 Railway Worker Survey
The content of this circular is for RMT members only and should not be copied, reproduced or distributed on notice-boards, online or on social media. Nine out of 10 railway workers believe their company is more interested in making a profit...
Region: National
Tagged with: government rail review, rmt survey, railway workers, williams review, chris grayling
RMT repeats call for public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT today repeated the call for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety in the North Sea as workers from across the industry mark the anniversary of the Super Puma tragedy that alerted the nation to the dangerous...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
RMT concerns over offshore wind energy strategy
Offshore energy union RMT today raised concerns over the impact on workers from the Government’s Offshore Wind Energy Industrial Strategy which was published this morning. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “RMT is concerned that the offshore wind industry has...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, wind energy industrial strategy, opito
RMT on public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT said today that it shares the growing anger over the refusal of the Scottish Government to reconsider its opposition to a public inquiry into helicopter safety. In a statement issued today North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
Britain's transport workers - out in all weathers
Britain's transport workers - out in all weathers battling to keep services moving With the current blast of cold weather forecast to worsen as we head towards the end of the week transport workers will be out in all sectors battling...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport workers, snow, winter, weather
RMT Port workers to strike in fight for fair pay
Not booking on for any shifts that commence between:- • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 9th November 2018 • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Monday 12th November 2018 Additionally, with effect from 00:01 hours on Saturday 10th November 2018 until 23:59 hours on Sunday 11th November...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: macgregors, port workers, shipping, logistics, maritime
RMT statement on Piper Alpha 30th Anniversary
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "In remembering the lives of the 167 workers who died in the Piper Alpha disaster, the union offers condolences and support to the families, loved ones and work mates affected by this deeply traumatic incident. "Respecting...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: piper alpha, offshore workers, north sea,
RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay
The workers are employed by global shipping logistics and maintenance outfit MacGregors at a number of key locations including Aberdeen, Newcastle and Portsmouth. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “This dispute is about a key group of port-based staff fighting...
Region: National
Tagged with: macgregors, port workers, shipping, logistics, maritime
RMT welcomes new report into offshore working practices
Offshore union RMT today welcomed a report by Robert Gordon University on the impact on the contractor workforce of the imposition of the 3-weeks on 3-weeks off shift pattern by employers in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, hse, health and safety executive, robert gordon university, oil and gas authority, oilc
RMT pledges "total solidarity" with striking French workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today pledged “total solidarity” with striking rail workers in France in their fight to defend jobs, workers’ rights and the principle of a publicly-owned railway. Members at the union’s train crew conference, meeting in Aberystwyth, have confirmed...
Region: National
Tagged with: cgt, france, rail workers, rail privatisation
RMT protests in Aberdeen today for SOS2020 campaign
RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen today, Monday 26 February.   In a two-stage demonstration, the union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, offshore workers, national minimum wage, seafarers
RMT protests in Aberdeen for SOS 2020 campaign
RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen on Monday 26 February.   In a two-stage demonstration, the union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, offshore workers, national minimum wage, seafarers
RMT launches charter for rail infrastructure workers
Infrastructure workers charter The charter was drawn up after consultation with infrastructure workers and RMT infrastructure reps working for companies across Britain. It claims that:  “simple fairness demands that two rail workers performing the same duties should be paid the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail infrastructure workers, pay and conditions, charter
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
Workers' Memorial Day
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Region: National
Tagged with: workers memorial day