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RMT welcomes committee's recovery plan call
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today welcomed a report from the Welsh Parliament’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee which called for the Welsh Government to publish a plan that can rebuild public transport. The report, which took both written and oral evidence...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Welsh Parliament, Economy Infrastructure and Skills Committee, Transport for Wales
RMT secures massive living wage victory for rail workers
After a long-running campaign rail union RMT announced this morning that it has finally reached agreement with Carlisle Support Services Ltd to pay the Living Wage Foundation rate of pay of £9.30 per hour from 1st April to all staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: living wage, northern, northern trains, Carlisle support services, gateline
RMT calls for action now on UK seafarer jobs
Following Hull East MP Karl Turner’s exchange with the Prime Minister in the Commons today, seafarers’ union RMT responded to demand immediate Government action on ferry company P&O jeopardising safety and undercutting jobs in the UK shipping industry by bringing...
Region: North East
Tagged with: P&O ferries, uk seafarers, pride of hull, karl turner mp,
Living Wage protest for Northern Gateline staff
Rail union RMT will be holding a demonstration outside contractor Carlisle Support Services’ offices as part of its campaign for a Living Wage for staff working on the Northern gateline. The protest will take place Friday 24th January, 12 noon, outside...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, gateline staff, living wage, carlisle support services
RMT steps up campaign to end poverty pay on Northern
merseyrail cleaners petition   RMT has been running a campaign for the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) rate to be paid to the revenue and gateline staff working on the Northern Rail contract for Carslisle Support Services for some time but...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, Carlisle support services, real living wage, cleaners
RMT to protest outside Scottish Parliament tomorrowā€ˇ
RAIL UNION RMT will be demonstrating outside the Scottish Parliament tomorrow in a call for the immediate termination of privateer Abellio ScotRail’s contract and for the essential public service to be brought immediately and permanently back into public ownership. Activists...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, snp, scottish parliament
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 calls for GTR to be stripped of franchise as Horton goes
"For well over two years now RMT members fighting to defend safety and access have been subjected to abuse and hostility under the regime led by Charles Horton. "Mr Horton may now have gone but the rotten franchise he was...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, charles horton, chris grayling, dft,
RMT warns Scottish Parliament against abolition of BTP
Ahead of the final vote on the Railway Policing Bill in the Scottish Parliament today‎, 27th June, RMT has reiterated its opposition the Bill’s proposals to abolish the British Transport Police accusing the Scottish Government of putting “nationalist ideology before...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, scottish parliament
RMT responds to total chaos at Brighton Station last night
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Brighton station was reduced to total chaos last night after the City marathon due to a wholesale management failure and the news today that there's a continuing pay bonanza in the Southern boardroom will unleash...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, brighton station, charles horton, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT challenges Southern over guards dispute talks
The union has agreed to meet with Southern at Acas on Tuesday 14th of February although the company had originally proposed earlier dates and then stalled for time.   In a letter today to Charles Horton, managing director of Southern,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, charles horton, tuc, guards, conductors
Southern strip key train crew of safety accreditation
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with fury after Southern Rail confirmed today that they are planning to strip On Board Supervisors on their services of their guard’s safety licence and certification. In a letter to Chief Executive Charles Horton, RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, charles horton, orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls for fresh direct talks with Southern Rail
Following comments by Southern Rail boss Charles Horton saying that he will “absolutely” guarantee a second safety-critical person on all trains that currently have a conductor RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has written calling for immediate face to face talks...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, govia, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, charles horton
Southern boss is key player on "independent" safety board
  A leaked briefing memo from the self-styled “independent” Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) shows that not only is Southern Rail boss Charles Horton a key player in the train-company funded organisation but that they also advocate the sacking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rssb, charles horton
Striking RMT and Unite members on the Brent Charlie Platform
Striking RMT and Unite members on the Brent Charlie Platform beginning a campaign of strike action this morning over attacks on pay, jobs, working conditions and safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are standing solid and determined...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: shell, wood group, brent charlie platform, offshore, north sea, strike action
Govia now declare war on Gatwick Express staff
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the failing Govia Thameslink Railway’s franchise has now shifted its attacks and abuse on staff from those working on the Southern Rail part of the operations to Gatwick Express in what the union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gatwick express, govia, gtr, southern, doo, driver only operation, conductors, charles horton
Undercover police officer Carlo Neri spied on the RMT union
Photographic evidence shows that in October 2004 the spy cop was present at the industrial dispute following the sacking of the prominent union militant Steve Hedley (now elected as Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT union) at the Kings Cross...
Region: National
Tagged with: steve hedley, carlo neri, blacklist support group
Southern caught red-handed lying about staff sickness impact
  In a letter to Southern MD Charles Horton – attached – the union pulls out two recent examples of how the company is attempting to shift the scandal of short-staffing and managerial incompetence onto the front-line workforce – leaving...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, charles horton, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT warns Southern
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a persistent campaign of abuse and denigration of its front-line workforce by Southern/GTR is leaving staff open to attacks and assaults by members of the public who may have bought into the company lies....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, doo, gtr, govia, charles horton, conductors, driver only operation
RMT Action for Rail - outside Carlisle Citadel station
From RMT press office Press photo hand out Fares protest at Carlisle Citadel this morning Credit: RMT Ends RMT Other News storify feed
Region: National
Tagged with: action for rail, carlisle citadel
"KEEP CALMAC PUBLIC!" - lobby and debate
RMT members and supporters will be holding a lobby of the Scottish Parliament next Wednesday – 25th of November – to demand that the lifeline Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services be retained in public ownership. The lobby coincides with a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: caledonian macbrayne, cal mac, scottish parliament
RMT calls on Scottish Government over Cal Mac
CALMAC UNION RMT today launched an official call for the Scottish Government to tighten up the tendering timetable for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Contract to allow for the winning bid to be declared in advance of polling day in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: cal mac, caledonian macbrayne, scottish parliament
Fallen glass exposes Government's Northern powerhouse myth
A picture taken today (attached) has exposed once again the myth of the Government’s rhetoric about a “Northern Powerhouse”, laying bare the reality of rail services that are crumbling and dangerous after years of profiteering by private rail companies and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: carlisle, roof
Scottish Parliament motion backs RMT CalMac fight
A motion tabled today by John Finnie in the Scottish Parliament on the threat to jobs and services at CalMac has attracted cross party support, including from SNP:   Motion S4M-13620: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 24/06/2015 Supporting...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: cal mac, caledonian macbrayne, scottish parliament
RMT on predictions of chaos at London Bridge tonight
General Secretary Mick Cash said “RMT awaits the investigation report into this derailment but it is clear that we can expect absolute chaos again at London Bridge this evening and the company appear to be confirming that on their website....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london bridge, derailment, charlton
RMT kicks off latest phase of Northern/TPE campaign
  RMT members and supporters kicking off the latest phase of the campaign against the great rail franchise rip-off on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express in Carlisle. ENDS
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, carlisle, doo,
Company tries to gag union at Edinburgh Waverley
In a letter, which is a measure of just how rattled the company are as the truth of their brutal treatment of Mr Letham comes under public scrutiny, they threaten to use the Railway Byelaws and to bring in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: cross country, charlie letham, edinburgh waverley
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike again
All affected members have now been instructed to take a fourth and fifth phase of action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-   •    00.01 hours and 23:59 hours on Saturday 14th February 2015 •    00.01 hours and...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, settle and carlisle development company
Ballot opens at Edinburgh Waverley over sacked RMT member
Charlie Letham has been dismissed by Cross Country for allegedly missing his revenue targets despite the fact that the company procedure quite clearly stipulates that any underlying issues shall be taken into account when the “CRISP” assessment is applied. This...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: cross country, edinburgh waverley, charlie letham
RMT Official Picket - Appleby in Westmorland
RMT has also ascertained that over 80 Northern trains - that usually have a catering trolley service - since October 30th 2014 have gone out with NO catering facilities due to the company failing to cover the jobs on non strike days - rosters being...
Region: National
Tagged with: appleby, settle and carlisle
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike again
All affected members have now been instructed to take a third phase of action on Thursday 29th January 29th with staff instructed not to book on for any turns of duty between 00.01 AND 23.59 on that date.  RMT’s  grievance is with...
Region: North West
Tagged with: settle and carlisle, strike action,
Redundancy strike on historic Settle/Carlisle line
Strikers fighting redundancy on the historic Settle/Carlisle line out on the picket line at Appleby in Westmorland this morning.   Credit: RMT  
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, strike action
Staff on Settle/Carlisle line to strike again on Wednesday
All affected members have now been instructed to take a second phase of action and not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 14th January 2015.   RMT’s  grievance is with the Settle...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle and carlisle railway development company, settle/carlisle, strike action
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike again
All affected members have now been instructed to take a second phase of action and not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 14 th  January 2015.   RMT’s  grievance is with the Settle...
Region: National
Tagged with: Settle/Carlisle, Strike
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle railway to strike tomorrow
The strike will run from 00.01 hours on Saturday 13th December until 23.59 hours on Saturday 13th December 2014. RMT members and their supporters will be at Appleby in Westmorland from 8.45 - 10am and Settle from 11am - 3pm Pickets will hand out coffee and...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, strike
RMT campaign against introduction of new Inter-City trains
As part of the on-going RMT campaign to defend jobs, services and safety on the new East Coast and First Great Western franchises there will be two important public demonstrations on the morning of next Monday, the 15th December, at...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, first great western, fgw, inter-city, edm 584, early day motion 584
Staff on historic Settle/Carlisle rail line to strike
The strike will run from 00.01 hours on Saturday 13th December until 23.59 hours on Saturday 13th December 2014   The union described the redundancy announcement as a “kick in the teeth for hard-working and loyal staff” as RMT has a proud history...
Region: National
Tagged with: settle, carlisle, northern rail, strike action
Rail workers to join lobby of Parliament
The day will include a demonstration in  Old Palace Yard  opposite Parliament starting at  10.45 – 12.00 noon after which workers will go into the Houses of Parliament for a lobby and rally at  12.45pm – 2.00pm in Committee Room 14   Speakers...
Region: National
Tagged with: lobby, parliament, rmt
Northern rail catering staff to be balloted on strike action
The union described the redundancy announcement as an “extremely disappointing development” as RMT has a proud history being involved in the campaign to save the line and of supporting the development of the line and initiatives to see it grow....
Region: North West
Tagged with: catering staff, northern, rail, carlisle and settle, strike action, ballot,
RMT to hold summit talks with MP's
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding summit talks with Northern MP’s on July 15th as the union pushes for support for an Early Day Motion ( http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/174 ) as part of the drive to protect rail services across the region from a...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, doo, driver only operation, early day motion
DLR Strike Action Called Off
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said   “Following the receipt of improved offers on pay and across range of other issues, RMT’s executive has now been able to consider the details of the proposals from Serco and Carlisle and as...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, carlisle, serco, industrial action
DLR - Amended Industrial Action
Our Ref DLR/10/1 24th January 2014 ! Important Information for Members – Changes made to dates of Industrial Action ! Dear Colleagues, IMPROVING PAY AND CONDITIONS – CARLISLE CLEANING AND SECURITY (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY) Further to my letter of 21st January I am...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, carlisle cleaning and security