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RMT London Overground Protest to take place on Monday 28 June
The socially distanced protest will take place on Monday 28th June between 15:30 – 18:00 outside the Arriva Rail London head office, Overground House, 125 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 6HY. The issues are: • Arriva Rail London and Carlisle Support Services'...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Overground, Arriva Rail London, Overground House, Travel Safe Officers, Cleaners,
Cross Country Franchise extension
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The Government, who are financially supporting the train operators, should have seized the opportunity to cut out the middleman and bring the Cross Country operation into direct public ownership. "RMT will be studying the details...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country, Arriva, Rail Franchise
RMT on Grand Central service suspension
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded full protection of jobs and wages after Arriva-owned Grand Central confirmed that they will be suspending all services from the last train tonight. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT is frankly appalled that Grand...
Region: National
Tagged with: grand central, arriva, Covid-19, service suspension,
RMT launch campaign to 'Keep Northern Public'
On 1st March, after years of mismanagement by successive private train operators, Northern Rail was taken into public control by the Department for Transport but a forthcoming Government review into how are railways are run could move it back into...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, Arriva rail north, keep northern public,
RMT warns Government set to re-privatise Northern Rail
After years of shameful performance and mismanagement the Government has been forced to take Arriva Rail North back into public ownership from 1st March as the franchise all but collapsed. Now within weeks the Government could pave the way for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on Northern being taken into public ownership
Mick Cash, General Secretary of Britain's largest rail union RMT, said; “Northern has become a signal for everything that is wrong on Britain's broken, privatised railways and the fact that the Government have now been forced to take this action...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, franchise, public ownership
RMT blasts latest Government fudge on Northern Rail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is just another fudge by the Tory Government on Northern but it still proves without a shadow of a doubt that their private franchise model for running our railways is finished. The whole...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on news that Arriva Rail London cutting ticket offices
Commenting on TfL’s announcement that it is pressing ahead with cuts to ticket office hours at London Overground stations, rail union RMT says these cuts are about profit not passengers. Last year the operator of London Overground, Arriva Rail London,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT responds to announcement on Northern franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Grant Shapps is big on talk about Northern Rail this morning but short on detail and this has all the hallmarks of a dead cat being ‎slung on the table to distract from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members vote to press ahead with guards dispute
RMT members on Northern Rail have voted by nearly 95% in a referendum ballot to press ahead with negotiations with the company aimed at reaching a long-term settlement to the guards' safety dispute that secures cast-iron guarantees on the safest method...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT to protest over planned Overground ticket office cuts
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to protest outside London’s City Hall next week
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT exposes the Northern Pacer scandal
The Pacer trains, welding a bus body to a chassis, were introduced as a temporary solution to a rolling stock crisis back in the early eighties but are still grinding their way around the Northern Rail network. They were condemned...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, pacer, eversholt, angel trains, porterbrook
RMT says cut the talking and terminate Northern franchise
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There can be no more warnings, no more second chances and no more special measures. The time has come to sweep the national embarrassment of the Arriva Rail North franchise off the railway for good...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, tory government
RMT to ballot on Overground ticket offices closures
RMT has been campaigning against the plans to axe the Overground ticket offices for the past two years and although the initial plans were pushed back the union has now accused ARL and TFL of trying to smuggle through the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT calls on members to reject pay offer on Northern
After dragging its heels the company has withdrawn a pay offer and additionally removed enhancements to paternity and maternity rights that were previously afforded to members on lower pay rates. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We are calling on...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern rail, pay
RMT exposes full scale of London ticket office closures
RAIL UNION RMT has released a full list today of London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury, White Hart Lane and West Hampstead. The revelations of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
London Overground ticket office campaign launches
RAIL UNION RMT is launching a new campaign this week to halt London Overground ticket office closures. The campaign will fight London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, arriva rail London, tfl, Sadiq khan, ticket office
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT today has announced that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking three days of strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
RMT launches campaign for pay justice for Northern’s staff
Rail Union RMT has launched a campaign for pay justice for members working for Carlisle Support Services on the contract for Arriva Rail North. These workers are being paid below the rate set by the Living Wage Foundation, which currently...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, gateline, revenue, pay justice,
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
Another Northern mayor joins calls for rail public ownership
Mr Driscoll said: “The number one priority for a transport system is reliability. Andy Burnham and Steve Rotherham have been drawing the Government’s attention to the problems with this franchise for years now. “Given that Northern cancelled more than 1,700 trains...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft,
RMT welcomes Mayor's call over Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the call today from Manchester and Merseyside Mayor’s Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram for Arriva to be stripped of their failing Northern Rail franchise and for the services to be brought back into the public...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, andy burnham, steve rotheram, chris grayling, dft
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT has confirmed that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking further strike action tomorrow over a pay freeze which would effectively mean a slide into poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Thursday 9th May outside Manchester Victoria station between 13:00 and 15:00. The protest is over the fact that hardship loans have not materialised that were...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, cleaners, iss,
RMT members on London Overground secure major victory
RAIL UNION RMT has secured a major victory in its ongoing campaign to staff our stations and retain ticket offices with the Mayor of London’s announcement this morning that 47 of the 51 ticket offices previously proposed for closure on London Overground...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT cleaners on Arriva Rail North to hold protest
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest on Wednesday 10th April outside Manchester Victoria station between 7am and 9am. The protest is over plans by private contractor ISS to unilaterally change...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, iss, cleaners,
Call for Arriva Rail UK assets to be publicly owned
Rail union RMT has called for Arriva Rail's UK franchises and contracts to be taken into public ownership as the outfits parent company, Deutsche Bahn, confirmed last night that sell-off plans are underway and are expected to be confirmed in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Rail
RMT suspends Northern strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said today that substantial progress in talks through the offices of ACAS has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on Northern Rail over the retention and the role of the guard...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to hold lobby and public meeting in Chester
Rail union RMT will be holding a lobby of Transport for the North in Chester on Thursday 7th February, 10.30 - 12.00 at the Council Chamber, Chester Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ. The union is also holding a major public meeting...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 47th day of strike action solid again on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely solid today in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the North in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
47th day of action on Northern to go ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has called for the basket case Arriva Rail outfit to be stripped of the Northern franchise with the routes returned to public ownership as passenger satisfaction statistics issued today showed that the operator has hit the relegation...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members stand firm on 46th day of strike action
As RMT members stand firm on a 46th day of strike action today the union has revealed that Northern’s Managing Director David Brown has told staff that because of the “franchise requirement” set by the Government there will be Northern...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 46th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 46th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as crime soars on the railway and the company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 45th day of strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 45th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard. Tomorrow’s strike takes place as the company continues to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms next phase of strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a package of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail members standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 44th day this morning as the company snubs all efforts to get talks going and ploughs on regardless with its  plans to throw...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Rock solid again on 43rd ‎day of Northern action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 43rd day this morning as the company milks the latest fare hike for every penny and ploughs on regardless with its New Year...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, dco, doo, driver only operation
43rd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 43rd day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the company whacked up fares this week and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Rail North, Industrial Action
New Arriva Rail North Accounts reveal secret extra payments
Arriva Rail North’s latest report and accounts, smuggled out at the last possible moment today just after the latest fare rise disgrace, have revealed that the German State-owned company has been given secret extra taxpayer funded payments of £31 million...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva rail North, Accounts
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 42nd ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 42nd day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal New Year plans to throw guards off their trains and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Mick Cash New Year message
In a New Year's message in advance of the next phase of action on Northern and South West Railway RMT's Mick Cash says union will step up fight for publicly owned, safe and accessible transport services in 2019 General Secretary Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: mick cash, rmt, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, doo, dco,
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 41st ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 41st day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal plans to throw guards off their trains and rip up...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation,
RMT says 41st day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 41st day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the company blew apart "assurances" from the Government...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT CALLS ON NORTHERN RAIL TO CUT THE PUBLICITY STUNTS
 RAIL UNION RMT responds to call for an “inquiry” from Arriva Rail North into guards’ safety dispute.  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The call for an inquiry is nothing more than a PR stunt and we have not seen...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT warns of more fragmentation and profiteering
Rail union RMT warned today of even more fragmentation and profiteering on Britain's broken rail system as the Office of Road and Rail unveils plans to open the door to more "open-access" cherry-picking on lucrative routes by private companies looking...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, timetables, arriva, arriva rail north, gtr
40th day of action on Northern
As RMT members prepare for the 40th day of strike action on Arriva Rail North new research shows that the cost to the taxpayer to date of bailing out the company on strike days will be over £24 million by...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
40th day of RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 40th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the company continue to refuse all efforts to engage in serious talks. RMT...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rock solid on 39th day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 39th day this morning after the company wrecked crucial ACAS talks aimed at brokering a solution to the long –running dispute earlier this...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 39th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow after the company wrecked a golden opportunity to make progress in talks aimed at...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Calls for Transport for the North to intervene
In advance of a meeting of the Transport for the North Board meeting today (6th December) and further strike action in the run up to Christmas RMT General  Secretary Mick Cash has written an open letter to all Transport for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail collapse ACAS talks
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it had been left “angry, frustrated and determined to fight on in the interests of passenger safety” after Arriva Rail North collapsed ACAS talks aimed at negotiating a settlement to the long-running dispute over...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Northern Rail action rock solid on day 38
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 38th day this morning after the company failed to respond by noon yesterday to a request for urgent talks around the core principles...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead tomorrow exactly as planned after the company failed to respond by noon to a request for urgent talks around the core principles of the role and responsibilities...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT offers to suspend Northern Rail action
RAIL UNION RMT today offered to suspend industrial action on Northern Rail this weekend subject to the company agreeing to a series of crucial guarantees on the second person on their trains. RMT's executive has agreed the following position; ‎”This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT responds to Transport for the North statement
General Secretary Mick Cash said:  “ In light of the statement  from Transport for the North RMT awaits any new proposals from Northern Rail which maintain for the travelling public the same level of safety, security and access that they...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Rail privatisation to blame for current disruption in Wales
Years of abject failure of the private sector to invest in new trains is the root cause of the ongoing rail chaos in Wales currently wrecking services, transport union RMT said today. The union added there had been huge underinvestment...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, transport for wales, rail privatisation, arriva
RMT members rock solid in strike action again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train companies gamble...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies have snubbed the latest attempt by the union to set up serious talks around the issue at the heart of...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT racks up another important victory
RAIL UNION RMT today racked up another important victory in the campaign to halt the London Overground ticket office closure programme but warned that the battle is far from over. At a packed London Travelwatch board meeting today the independent...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Rail chaos deepens this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "With Waterloo closed and London and the South plunged into rail chaos this morning RMT is now picking up reports of wholesale cancellations on Northern Rail due to a shortage of fleet, reinforcing the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, arriva rail north, northern rail, cancellations
RMT members united and determined this morning
RMT members united and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway. General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, swr, south west railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the issue at the heart of both disputes – the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arrival rail north, arn, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing solid on day 35 of Guards’ dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing strong again today on the 35th day of strike action on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
35th day of strike action in guards' dispute goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 35th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail tomorrow in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit down in serious...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT public meetings in support of Northern train guards
The meetings have been organised to put across the union’s case for the guard guarantee and to build public and political support for RMT members continuing the fight for safe, secure and accessible rail services for all.  The meetings will...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands that Arriva be stripped of Northern franchise
Rail union RMT today demanded that the Government take immediate action to strip Arriva/Deutsche Bahn of their Northern Rail franchise and return the routes to public ownership after the Telegraph revealed this morning that catastrophic mismanagement has seen the taxpayer...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing firm again today
  RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway are standing firm again this morning in the on-going programme of strike action as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the issue at the heart of both disputes – the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards,
RMT members standing solid
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT raises new safety warning over use of phoney guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend rail union RMT has raised new safety warnings with the regulator over the use of inexperienced, under-trained managers on fat bounty payments acting as guards to try and break...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
London TravelWatch forced to delay decision on ticket office
RAIL UNION RMT’s campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices has seen initial victory today after London Travelwatch was forced to postpone a post-consultation decision citing receipt over 7500 responses as “unprecedented and overwhelming”. While welcoming the news the union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices, london travelwatch
RMT strike action solid on day 32 of Northern Guards dispute
  General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing united and determined again this morning on Northern Rail on the 32nd day of action in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. Their resilience...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to ignore the surge in attacks and assaults on the North's violent railways. This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
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 members on day 31 of strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on Northern Rail in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. "We are angry and frustrated that the company continue to refuse...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT demonstration in support of guards on Monday
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration in support of guards and station staff at Liverpool Lime Street Station on Monday 15 October between 9am and11am to coincide with ministers and rail bosses turning up at for what they are...
Region: North West
Tagged with: liverpool lime street, guards, conductors, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to hand over campaign postcards to London TravelWatch
RAIL UNION RMT will be handing in postcards and a written submission tomorrow to London TravelWatch on the final day of the statutory consultation on the proposed closure of 51 London Overground ticket offices. Campaigners will also be handing in a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT says shocking incident backs call for guards
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) report into a potentially fatal incident at Peckham Rye last year – which has been released today - wholly reinforces and underpins the union case for a safety-critical guard...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, peckham rye, evacuation
RMT members standing solid and determined
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the train companies preside...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, south western railway, swr, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, doo, driver only operation,
RMT launches new research that reveals vital role of guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend an RMT national survey of rail guards has revealed the vital role guards play in delivering a safe, secure and accessible railway. The crucial safety critical role of guards...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, south western railway, swr
RMT responds to ludicrous claims from Northern boss
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is total nonsense to suggest that RMT is blocking talks. Every effort we have made to get negotiations going with Northern has been kicked back in our faces. "The company are only prepared...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
RMT welcomes Labour support for ticket office campaign
On the day that RMT held a day of action across the Capital the union’s General Secretary, Mick Cash, received an email from Len Duval, Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, confirming that yesterday the Group met...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT calls on Mayor to halt ticket office closure plans
ON THE day that rail union RMT holds a day of action across the Capital against plans to axe 51 London Overground ticket offices it has revealed that reported incidences of violence against the person have increased across the operation by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT says new Northern trains long overdue
New Northern trains being unveiled in Liverpool tomorrow are long overdue – but they have to be run safely with properly trained guards, the industry’s biggest union says. As the new Class 195 and 331 units are run out for the first...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Day of action this week to save 51 Overground ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a day of action on Wednesday as part of the campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, ticket offices, arriva rail london, tfl, transport for london, london travelwatch,
RMT members rock solid again this morning
‎RMT members rock solid again this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern Rail as union exposes surge in violent crime on our de-staffed railways. General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation,
Northern staff strike again tomorrow for safety
In advance of tomorrow’s strike action over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains, rail union RMT says that new statistics released by the British Transport Police (BTP) show that guards are needed to stem a shocking surge in crime...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT launches campaign to save 51 Overground ticket offices
Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed closures which ends on 11th October. The union will be leafleting stations with campaign postcards on the 3rd October as part of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT members standing solid on Northern
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on Northern Rail in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains and are angry and frustrated that the company collapsed...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Strike action goes ahead again on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead as planned tomorrow.  The action is taking place in the wake of Arriva Rail North collapsing talks through ACAS...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT announces further strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North as the company continues to fail to give clear assurances on the guarantee of guards on their services. The action has been announced...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT blasts Northern Rail for collapsing latest talks
RAIL UNION RMT tonight blasted Northern Rail for collapsing talks through ACAS aimed at brokering an amicable resolution to the unions long-standing trade dispute over Arriva Rail North’s plans to introduce Driver Controlled Operations across the length and breadth of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing solid
  RMT members solid and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway.   General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, swr, south western railway, arriva rail north, northern
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the union calls for clear and detailed proposals from the company aimed at making...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members rock solid this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;  " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. "It is scandalous that while other train...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT to fight Overground's proposed 88 Ticket Office closures
Rail union RMT said today it will fight with every tool at its disposal plans just announced that would axe ticket offices and station staffing across the capital with dire consequences for safety, services and accessibility Arriva Rail London have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Rail strike companies in line for millions of pounds bailout
With guards striking again today on Northern and South Western Railways RMT has released parliamentary answers provided by the Rail Minister Jo Johnson which reveal that both German state owned Northern Rail and Hong Kong owned South Western Railway have...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing united
RMT members standing united and determined this morning in fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway  General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The resilience and determination of RMT members on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms action goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits this Saturday goes ahead exactly as...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Yet again today services on Arriva Rail North have been reduced to chaos as this basket case franchise lurches from crisis to crisis. Northern have chosen to declare war on their passengers and staff...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, timetable chaos
RMT confirms further strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits.  RMT has...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT tables motion at TUC calling for Grayling to go
WITH NORTHERN RAIL back in the headlines again this morning rail union RMT has confirmed that it has tabled a motion at this year’s Trade Union Congress in Manchester in September calling for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, chris grayling, dft, tuc
RMT to take Guards campaign to Durham Miners Gala
RMT will have its customary stall at the Big Meeting where members, including Northern Rail guards, will be reinforcing the core message of putting public safety before the private profits of Arriva Rail North. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place two weeks Saturday on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North after reports that Grayling is to scrap Leeds to Manchester electrification. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Is is being widely reported today that Chris Grayling is to axe another key...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands that Government cut the rhetoric
Following reports this morning that the Government have warned the basket-case GTR franchise that they are drinking in the "last chance saloon" rail union RMT has demanded that Ministers cut out the hot air and rhetoric and strip both Govia...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, southern, northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT seeks agreement to address Transport For The North Board
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to Transport for the North seeking permission to address their full board meeting in Manchester tomorrow - 28th June - to present the union case for retaining safety-critical guards on Northern Rail services....
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
"Chicken Grayling" located in Manchester
‎Having pulled out at the last minute from the opportunity to meet Northern rail workers and passengers in Manchester this morning rail union RMT has claimed that it has located the Transport Secretary "Chicken Grayling"  RMT was holding a protest...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, chris grayling, regional transport summit
RMT calls on Northern to stop blocking talks
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members have been unflinching in their fight to defend safety and access to rail services across the North for well over a year and they stand united on the picket lines across the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT on Andy Burnham/Steve Rotheram statement on Northern
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Clearly this is a significant intervention from Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram and shows that RMT’s campaign to keep a guard on Northern Rail trains is pulling in growing and powerful levels of political...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, andy burnham, steve rotheram
RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail stand rock solid and united once again this morning in this long running dispute which is ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways. "RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern taxpayers will be footing bill for strike action
‎RAIL UNION RMT has called for last ditch talks to resolve this week's strike action as it is revealed northern taxpayers and passengers, and not Northern Rail, are footing the bill for the cost of strike action. A clause in...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, chris grayling, dft, tory government, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco
One in five GTR and Northern Rail trains late or cancelled
RAIL UNION RMT today repeated the call for both Govia Thameslink and Arriva Rail North to be stripped of their franchises as this morning’s performance measures show that one in five trains are still being delayed or cancelled – despite...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, arriva rail northern, northern, northern rail, rail timetable,
RMT challenges Grayling to meet staff
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The total chaos unleashed by Chris Grayling on our railways has left staff at the sharp end abandoned to their fate by his private train operators. I am ‎challenging the transport secretary to come...
Region: National
Tagged with: office of rail and road, orr, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, timetables, arriva, arriva rail north, gtr
RMT warns that Northern planning to shred safety culture
RAIL UNION RMT has warned that Northern Rail are planning to shred the safety culture in the same way that they have shredded the timetables as it was confirmed today that further strike action will be taking place over attacks...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands action over timetable meltdown
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded urgent action as staff report that they are taking the full force of passenger anger for this week's timetable chaos, while train company bosses hide away in their luxury offices. The new timetables have led...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, northern northern rail, arriva, gtr,
RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail stand rock solid and united once again this morning in this long running dispute which is ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways. "We...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands publication of Northern contract documentation
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded full disclosure of all the contract documentation on the crisis-hit Northern Rail franchise as it becomes increasingly clear that the German-owned Arriva outfit still get paid by the British taxpayer whether they run services or...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, andy burnham, arriva, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will go ahead exactly as planned on Arriva Rail North this week over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco,
RMT welcomes Andy Burnham call for inquiry into Northern
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the fact that the Mayor of Manchester is supporting our call for an inquiry into the crisis in Northern Rail services.   “It is clear however that the Northern franchise is in...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, andy burnham, public ownership
RMT confirms further strike action on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will be taking place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. ‎...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT supports MPs call for inquiry into “crisis” on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a cross party motion tabled by MPs calling for an inquiry into the “crisis” on Northern Rail services and for consideration to be given to Arriva being stripped of the franchise and returned to public...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia stand rock solid and united once again this morning in separate disputes which are ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways....
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Strike action on Northern & Greater Anglia goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed further strike action in separate disputes over rail safety and the axing of guards on Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia goes ahead tomorrow as planned. RMT members on both franchises will strike for 24 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT confirms further strike action over guards and safety
RMT members on all three franchises will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 9th May. In addition, members on South Western Railway will also strike for 24 hours on 11th May, 14th May, 16th May and 18th May. The announcement of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, arriva rail north, northern rail, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT campaigning over axing of guards on Northern Rail
RMT members to hold week of protest at stations across the north over threats to safety, service and accessibility. This weekend marked the second anniverary of Arriva taking over the Northern Rail franchise. Instead of the much heralded promises of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms two days of strike action on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits goes ahead...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Arriva Rail North protest at German Embassy today
RMT is demanding that the German state end their profiteering on UK railways through their rail operation Arriva, which runs the Northern Rail franchise, and is helping to drive the moves to axe guards on the service. RMT General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to lobby German embassy
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a lobby outside the German Embassy in London, on the first anniversary of Northern members striking to save the role of the safety critical role of a guard, before handing over a letter to...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern and Merseyrail strike action "united & determined"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members on both Northern and Merseyrail stand united and determined this morning in these two separate disputes which are about putting public safety before private profit.   "The weather over the past week...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern and Merseyrail strike action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that further strike action tomorrow, Saturday 3rd March, in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for Guards campaign
RMT has welcomed the backing of Jeremy Corbyn in the campaign to keep the guard on our trains.   The Labour leader today retweeted the RMT film “Unguarded”, which makes the case for a safe secure and accessible railway based...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, jeremy corbyn, labour, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail
RMT condemns Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT today condemned Arriva Rail North for its total betrayal of the travelling public as the German-owned company refused point blank a union offer of talks ahead of Saturday’s strike action. In a circular to staff today Northern...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Further 24 hours of strike action on Northern and Merseyrail
RAIL UNION RMT today announced further strike action on Saturday 3rd March in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Low cost train maintenance provider under the spotlight
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the decoupling of a Northern Rail train at Leeds station last week raises serious issues about the priorities and cost-cutting of train maintenance outfit, Arriva Traincare.   The internal incident report – extract below...
Region: North West
Tagged with: train maintenance, arriva traincare, arriva rail north, northern rail
Northern Rail train splits in two
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT awaits the findings from the investigation into this potentially horrific incident but once again it demonstrates the need to have a guard on Northern Rail trains to deal with these emergency situations.  ...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT members remain rock solid in each of the separate disputes across the country over rail safety this morning, on the final day of this phase of action, as we continue to fight...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, merseyrail, arriva rail north, south western railway, greater anglia, doo, dco, guards, conductors
Arriva Cross Country industrial action suspended
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that all industrial action in the long running dispute with Arriva Cross Country over rostering has been suspended following significant progress in talks with the company. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The union is...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva cross country, industrial action, rostering
RMT members standing firm this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members are standing firm this morning in the separate disputes across the country in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard.    "This week, in the midst of the Tory...
Region: National
Tagged with: driver only operation, doo, greater anglia, south western railway, merseyrail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned on Wednesday and Friday in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Northern Rail strike action goes ahead
Rail union RMT has confirmed that three days of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead next week exactly as planned after the company refused point blank to enter into serious and genuine negotiations that could have brokered a way...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT to meet South Western Railway and Northern Rail today
Rail union RMT will be meeting with senior managers from South Western Railway and Northern Rail today – 3rd January - in last ditch talks aimed at brokering a solution to the guards’ safety dispute with the next phase of three...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, greater anglia, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Arriva Cross Country strike action rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Our members are standing up this morning against rostering abuses and their action is rock solid across the franchise from Penzance to Aberdeen and the disruption to services is solely down to Arriva management's...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva cross country, arriva, sunday rostering
RMT launches new film in support of Keep the Guard campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today launches a new film and social media drive in support of both the “Keep The Guard” campaign and the workers involved in disputes across the country in defence of rail safety. A short film “Unguarded”, weaving...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, unguarded, southern rail, southern railways, merseyrail, arriva rail, north, greater anglia, abellio, arriva, guards, conductors,
RMT latest 48 hour strike action this weekend
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “It is disgraceful that the management at Arriva continue to refuse to take the issues at the heart of this dispute seriously. It is the companies ineptitude and arrogance that has forced us...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva cross country, arriva, sunday rosters
A million more trains a year to run without guards
RAIL UNION RMT has predicted that over a million more trains a year will run without guards on the five companies RMT is currently in dispute with, Greater Anglia Railway, Merseyrail, Northern Rail, Southern Rail and South Western Railway. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, southern, southern rail, south western railway, greater anglia, merseyrail, arriva rail north
RMT announces DOO strike action in New Year
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in January in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern rail, southern railways, southern, swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, island line, greater anglia, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes Rail North representatives’ opposition to DOO
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed support from West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which covers Leeds Council, York Council, Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council and Wakefield Council for RMT’s campaign to keep the Guard on Northern rail services.   The support...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, rail north, doo, dco, arriva, rail north, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT 48 hour strike action on Arriva Cross Country rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “It is disgraceful that the management at Arriva effectively sabotaged talks this week that were making progress towards a settlement to this dispute. It is the companies ineptitude and arrogance that has forced...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva cross country, arriva, sunday working, rostering
48 hours strike action goes ahead on Arriva Cross Country
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that 48 hours of strike action by train managers and senior conductors on Arriva Cross Country in a dispute over abuse of rostering  and Sunday working goes ahead as planned on this weekend after management again...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva cross country, arriva rail, strike action
RMT launches direct challenge to rail safety body
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a direct challenge to the rail safety body, the RSSB, to fundamentally review it’s conflicted position on Driver Only Operation and the danger to passengers at the Platform Train Interface after the organisation was forced...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, platform train interface, pti, guards, conductors, southern rail, gtr, northern rail, arriva, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, first group
Strike action goes ahead on Arriva Cross Country
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed this morning that strike action by train managers and senior conductors on Arriva Cross Country in a dispute over abuse of rostering  and Sunday working goes ahead as planned on Sunday after management wrecked talks this...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva, arriva cross country, conductors, train managers, strike
RMT calls for an end to the attack on guards
RAIL UNION RMT today called for an immediate halt and reversal of plans to axe guards from Britain's trains after the rail safety body, the RSSB, produced new research warning of a growing danger at the platform train interface and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, rssb, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Second day of latest phase of action in rail safety disputes
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members involved in this second day in the latest phase of action on Greater Anglia, Southern and South Western Railway remain solid and united this morning  in separate disputes which are about putting...
Region: National
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, rail union, rmt
RMT warns of danger to passengers from strike breaking plans
RAIL UNION RMT has today issued a warning that rail operator’s strike breaking plans this week will put passengers at serious risk. RMT is aware that rail companies are training up rail staff who have previously had no rail operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strikes, industrial action, greater anglia, southern, southern rail, gtr, abellio, swr, south western railway, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail,
RMT calls for clarification from Government and ARN
RMT is calling clarification from the Government and Arriva Northern as a Tory MPs says “we will not have guard less trains” as political opposition to driver only trains increases in the North. In a letter to a constituent seen...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, northern, northern rail, arriva, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT hits back at Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation. Those are...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, evening standard, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr
Northern Rail strike action on next week
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   "The abject failure of Arriva Rail North bosses to take today's talks seriously means that the action next week goes ahead and the disruption that will be unleashed will be entirely down to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms talks on Friday in Northern Rail dispute
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT has made it clear that if we are given the opportunity we can negotiate arrangements that protect the role and position of the guard and the safety of the travelling public on...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on Arriva pulling out of Wales & Borders rail franchise
"This news presents a golden opportunity for the Welsh to take back control of their railways through public ownership and that opportunity should be seized with both hands."   Ends
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, arriva, wales and borders franchise
RMT announces further DOO strike action
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in November in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, swr, south western railway, abellio, greater anglia, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors,
RMT identifies 330 station “crime hot spot and no-go areas”
IN ADVANCE OF TODAY’S STRIKE ACTION over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains RMT has named 330 unstaffed stations which it fears will become crime hot spots and no-go areas for vulnerable and disabled passengers if rail bosses get away...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, unstaffed stations, doo, driver only operation
RMT strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail in the guards safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned next week after the company wrecked talks yesterday that could have mapped out a solution.   Arriva stand accused...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
Preparations well under way for strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said that preparations are well under way for strike action in four separate disputes over the threat to guards and safety as private train operators press ‎ahead with plans to extend Driver Only Operation - putting private profits...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to "hypocrisy and hot air" of Chris Grayling
Responding to Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling at  the IPPR this morning RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "No amount of spin and re-hashed commitments can hide the fact that this Secretary of State is both anti-rail...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, chris grayling, ippr
RMT confirms two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday 1st September and Monday 4th September as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Rail North, Guards, Dispute
RMT announce further strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare will be taking further strike action over the company’s latest refusal to improve on their abysmal pay offer. Members are instructed to take 24 hours of strike action by NOT...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, strike action
RMT strike action over safety and access solidly supported
 RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;  "Once again RMT members are standing firm in the fight for safe and accessible rail services this morning. The action in the two separate disputes on Northern and Merseyrail is being solidly supported across...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Further three days of strike action on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further three days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Saturday 8th July, Sunday 9th July and Monday 10th July as the company continues to resist all efforts to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT exposes rail bodies collusion in drive to axe guards
RAIL UNION RMT today releases e-mail proof of collusion and complicity in the whole Driver Only Operation saga between the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)  and the Department for Transport (DfT). Michael Woods Head...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, department for transport, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, gtr, arriva, merseyrail
RMT suspends strike action
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, merseyrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Arriva Train Care strike action "solidly supported"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members at Arriva Train Care are solidly  supporting the strike action this morning, with pickets out in force, as we fight for a fair deal on pay. "This is a wealthy company that can...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva train care, arriva, strike action, pay justice
Northern fare rise to kick in this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT today condemned the shocking fact that while Northern Rail continue to knock back moves to resolve the current guards' safety dispute, the German state-owned operation will be pressing ahead with plans to increase fares substantially from this...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, arriva, northern, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms a further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a  further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 30th May as the company jams the brakes on all efforts to make progress in the long-running dispute over rail safety...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arriva, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members to take strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare will be taking strike action over the company’s latest pay offer. Members will not book on for any shifts between 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 19th May 2017   The...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, pay. strike action,
96% vote for strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare have voted by 96% for strike action and action short of a strike over the company’s latest pay offer. The result will now be considered by RMT’s Executive. The union...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, train maintenance
RMT Northern Rail strike action "solid as a rock"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   "The RMT strike action this morning is solid as a rock from coast to coast and right the way across the Arriva Rail North franchise as our members continue the fight to put...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns that axing guards will lead to "surge in crime"
On the day before the latest 24 hour strike, transport union RMT has warned that plans by Northern Rail to end the guarantee of guards on half of all passenger services will increase rail crime and anti-social behaviour and will result...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Arriva Rail North Guards safety dispute goes ahead
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North this Friday, 28th April, goes ahead after the company failed to offer any progress at all in further talks this week over the guards and drivers safety...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms a new 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT has confirmed a further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North on Friday 28th April after the company failed to offer any progress at all in talks last week over the guards and drivers safety dispute. As well...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT ballots Arriva Traincare workers over pay
The union had met with bosses at train maintenance company Arriva Traincare with a view to attaining a decent pay award for members. However, during the meeting it was made clear to the union’s negotiating team that the company was...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, train maintenance,
RMT on scrapped plans to axe Cross Country rail services
RAIL UNION RMT today reissued the call for public ownership of the railway after it emerged that cash-led plans to reduce Cross Country train services to and from the north-east of Scotland have been scrapped but only after a campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail uk, cross country, arriva, public ownership, renationalisation
RMT strike action in three separate disputes "rock solid"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT can report that support for all three strikes today is rock solid with pickets out in force and morale high as our members on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail continue the fight for rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on Northern Rail talks
 "It is total nonsense for Northern Rail to claim that RMT walked away from the talks and we expect them to issue an immediate correction.  "It does neither staff nor the public any favours when the company dashes to the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT reveals growing opposition to Northern Rail plans
 RAIL UNION RMT today released a survey which reveals growing political opposition to Northern Rail plans to end the guard guarantee. A passenger petition also condemns cuts which will “maximise profit” of German state railways at expense of Northern jobs....
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT announces further strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed further strike action by  guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North as the company continues to fail to give clear guarantees on the future safety-critical role of their guards.   RMT has today confirmed further...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
RMT calls for urgent talks in Arriva Rail North dispute
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “Arriva Rail North have been telling the world through the media that they are up for a meeting with RMT over the current dispute and today we have tried to put the building blocks...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Northern Rail bending the safety rules with "scab timetable"
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the strike day "scab timetable" just released by Arriva Rail North for next Monday comes at the price of passenger safety with the union confirming that it will be monitoring and reporting breaches of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT slams Govt list of approved bidders for East Midlands
RAIL UNION RMT has today slammed the Government list of approved bidders for the East Midlands rail franchise as "same old bunch of failures, chancers and overseas rip-off merchants with the UK public ownership option ignored once again". The approved,...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, arriva, trenitalia, first group, stagecoach
RMT prepares to announce Northern Rail strike ballot result
As RMT prepares to announce the Northern Rail ballot result for strike action later today, the union can reveal outgoing Northern Rail boss Alex Hynes previously went on record to oppose driver only operation and said that it was “far...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT members vote for action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that  guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North have voted for both strike action and action short of a strike after the company failed to give assurances on the future role of the guard...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT hits back at Arriva Rail boss
Rail union RMT today hit back after the union was tipped off that Chris Burchell, chairman of bosses club the Rail Delivery Group and Managing Director of UK Trains at Arriva, will launch a thinly veiled threat to axe more...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT strike ballot opens today on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed that balloting is underway of guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North for both strike action and action short of a strike after the company failed to give assurances on the future role of the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT declares dispute on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT has informed Arriva Rail North that the union is now in formal dispute and will begin immediate preparations for a ballot for industrial action. This comes after the company failed to provide any assurances around the future...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes Arriva Northern offer to agree train despatch
RAIL UNION RMT welcomed correspondence received from Arriva Northern which offers to work out an agreement with the union on the best method of train dispatch and staff safety competencies.    The union particularly welcomes the fact  that the company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, doo driver only operation, guards, conductors
Union campaign secures pay offer on Arriva Trains North
Rail union RMT said today that, along with sister unions, it has secured a revised pay offer on Arriva Trains North which protects the standards of living of all grades of staff over a two year period and which gives...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, pay offer
RMT seeks Arriva Rail North Guard assurances
RAIL UNION RMT has informed Arriva Rail North that it will be in dispute with the company if it fails by January 26 to provide cast-iron assurances around the future of the safety critical role of the Guard. RMT General Secretary...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Arriva Rail North workers to vote on action over pay
The ballot will open on 10 January and conclude on 25 January.   The dispute is over a pay offer that does not match the benchmarks for pay deals that RMT has set elsewhere in the industry.   Mick Cash RMT General...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, deutsche bahn, pay, ballot
London Overground services subsidising German fares
New research by Britain’s largest rail union RMT has found that profits made by London Overground services could be used to cut fares for passengers by 5% a year but will instead be used to subsidise rail services in Germany.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, lorol, arriva, tfl, transport for london
RMT calls for an end to Welsh railways "nonsense"
RAIL UNION RMT called for an end to private profiteering on Welsh Railways as four bidders are announced today to progress to the next stage in the procurement process to operate rail services in Wales and the Borders from October...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: welsh railways, arriva trains wales, abellio rail cymru, keolis amey
ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD
Our Ref: BR2/5/1 15th June 2016 Dear Colleague, ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to my letter dated 3rd June 2016, I informed you of the appalling treatment our Brother Anthony Esposito received from the company to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD
Our Ref: BR2/5/1 3rd June 2016 Dear Colleagues ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES It has come to my attention that our Brother Anthony Esposito, a Guard working for Arriva Trains Wales, has been subject to appalling...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales
Deutsche Bahn approves UK asset sell-off
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, arriva trains wales, chiltern railways, cross country, grand central, london overground, northern rail
RMT warns of new threat to UK rail jobs
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, db schenker
RMT calls for assurances on Deutsche Bahn Arriva North
The company’s managing director, Alex Hynes, was guest speaker at a meeting of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line in Carlisle when he reportedly told the local News & Star that passengers would see the new trains operating at higher...
Region: North East
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva north, driver only operation, doo
Corbyn pledges full support for Northern Rail campaign
On the day that Deustche Bahn take over the Northern Rail franchise, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has sent a message pledging full support for the rail unions campaign to defend jobs, services and safety and for a publicly owned railway....
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva, deutsche bahn
RMT fights on as Northern Rail is given to Deustche Bahn
TODAY -  Friday 1st April 2016 – rail union RMT will mark the first day of the Arriva (Deutsche Bahn) Northern Rail franchise with the widespread distribution of special leaflets highlighting the real impact of the rail privatisation fiasco and the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, northern rail
RMT condemns London Overground sell-off to Deutsche Bahn
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that it was ludicrous to hand LOROL services over to the German state as Arriva have just had their contract for the Tyne and Wear Metro ripped up with that service being taken into...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, lorol, deutsche bahn, arriva
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 27th January 2016 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that significant progress has...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
Northern Rail boss hired by new German-state operators
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it will be stepping up the fight for jobs, services and safety across the region as it emerged that the current boss of Northern Rail has been hired by the new German-state operators to...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, serco, abellio, deutsche bahn, doo, arriva
RMT salutes rock solid strike action on Arriva Trains Wales
"This strike is about basic workplace justice and decent working conditions and it is down to the company to recognise the anger amongst the workforce shown this morning and to meet with the unions for genuine and meaningful talks on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, drivers
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 23 December 2015 Dear colleague Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Arriva Trains Wales (Drivers) Further to my earlier letter to you on the above matter, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for once...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: atw, arriva trains wales, drivers, industrial action
Govt invites Italian state to plunder Britain's railways
In a written statement today the Government have confirmed the list of bidders given a “fast track” passport to soak up lucrative franchises on Britain’s rip-off railways. As well as the usual list of chancers, failures, spivs and foreign state...
Region: National
Tagged with: trenitalia, arriva, db schenker
Pickets out in force at Alstom Chester
FROM RMT PRESS OFFICE Press photo handout. Pickets out in force at Alstom Chester in Arriva Trains Wales fleet engineers dispute this morning. RMT News Storify Credit: RMT   Ends RMT Other News storify feed
Region: North West
Tagged with: alstom, chester, arriva trains wales
Rail Workers to Strike in Chester
Additionally, from 07:00 hours on Friday 11th December 2015 until further notice, members will not work any overtime and will not work any rest days.   Throughout a sequence of meetings with the company rail union RMT has sought to negotiate an...
Region: North West
Tagged with: alstom, chester, arriva trains wales
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WA
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 11th November 2015 Dear Colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES STRIKE SUSPENDED - WORK AS NORMAL After careful consideration, the union’s Executive committee has decided to suspend the industrial action to allow further...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
Arriva Trains Wales Strike Suspended
An RMT spokesperson said:   “After important progress in last minute talks with RMT and ASLEF, and after careful consideration by the union’s executive, we have agreed to suspend the strike action due to start on Arriva Trains Wales at...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
Talks fail and 48 hour Arriva Trains Wales strike goes ahead
The key issue at the heart of the dispute has been the unwillingness of Arriva Trains Wales to table an adequate pay offer despite unions postponing previous strike action to allow for further meaningful discussions to take place.  RMT drivers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw,
RMT confirms 48 hour strike on Arriva Trains Wales
The key issue is the unwillingness of Arriva Trains Wales to table an adequate pay offer despite RMT postponing previous strike action to allow for further meaningful discussions to take place.   RMT drivers on Arriva Trains Wales have been...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales,
RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 4th November 2015 Dear Colleagues RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to my letter dated 20th October with regards to the above matter, in which I advised...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES (DRIVERS)
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 20th October 2015 STRIKE SUSPENDED – PLEASE WORK AS NORMAL ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES (DRIVERS) I can confirm your union has been in further talks...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 15th October 2015 Dear Colleagues RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw,
RMT Calls 48 Hour Strike Action on Arriva Trains Wales
At a meeting with the company RMT was verbally advised that should the union agree to new productivity negotiations around PNB parameters and movement times, then the company would consider revising the first year element of their original pay offer....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
Impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections exposed
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections on our railways, and the dangers of running services on untested tracks, was exposed at the weekend after Arriva Trains Wales enforced blanked speed restrictions on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: network rail, arriva trains wales, maintenance, tracks
RMT in fight for Wrexham, Brum and Shrewsbury rail services
A campaign is now under way to protect the train services which are believed to be under threat. RMT and the Shrewsbury to Chester Rail Users Association (SCRUA), which has represented the travelling public using the line since 1986 understands that...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, scrua
Breakdown in IR, Conductors, N Wales – Arriva Trains Wales
Our Ref: BR2/14/2   18 th  December 2014     Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   Further to my letter dated the 2 nd  December 2014 with regards to the above matter and where I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Conductors, Arriva Trains Wales
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS N WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2   27 th November 2014   Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   AND NOW THE TRUTH   You will have received a missive from Gareth Thomas, HR Director, Arriva Trains Wales...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Trains Wales, Industrial Action
RMT to fight plans to axe catering on Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales have sought to blame the cut to the catering facilities on the Welsh Assembly with RMT deeply concerned that staff livelihoods are being caught in the middle of a row as the company seek to lump the...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, catering services
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike again
In a further escalation, RMT is also bringing in a ban on rest day working through into next month along with a withdrawal of goodwill and a refusal to work outside of boundaries and terms and conditions.   The full...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, conductors, strike action
Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Conductors, N. Wales ATW
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 16th October 2014 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the above matter, I can...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, industrial action, conductors
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike
Following the massive vote in favour of taking strike action, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to call on all our ATW Conductor members at Holyhead, Chester and Llandudno Junction Depots to take the following industrial action:   •    Not...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, conductors, strike action
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 1st October 2014 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES - RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our affected members for returning a...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, strike action
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 23rd September 2014 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to my letter dated 19th September 2014, I am happy to report that significant progress has...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales
MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 19th September 2014 Dear Colleagues MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to previous correspondence in respect of the above matter, first and foremost I would like to congratulate you all for returning a magnificent...
Region: National
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Breakdown in Industrial Relations
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 4th September 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   I am writing to you regarding the treatment of your colleagues Brothers William Coulter and Barry Roberts who have been dismissed...
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