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Scottish Government paying fee to Dutch state railways
As thousands of RMT ScotRail workers are being balloted for strike action an internal memo sent by rail bosses to their staff has revealed the Scottish Government is blocking pay negotiations. The memo to staff dated 16th November sent by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay Claim, Ballot, Abellio, Scottish Government, SNP,
RMT to begin balloting for action in Scotrail pay fight
The union has been trying to secure a pay rise for 2020 for all Scotrail workers while the company have been pleading poverty and claims it is bound by the extension of Emergency Measures Agreements until January 2021. Meanwhile, the company has...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay Claim, Ballot,
RMT begins ballot on Heathrow Express
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has begun a ballot of members on Heathrow Express for industrial action after workers who are currently furloughed due to the Covid-19 crisis were threatened with unemployment by the company. The threat to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Heathrow Express, Industrial Action, Ballot, Redundancies
RMT Tube pay ballot opens today
RMT said it is angry and frustrated that over a year of talks has still resulted in a stalemate and has called on the Mayor and his TFL officials to lift the cap on pay and allow a deal to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT moves to ballot all tube staff over pay
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today this it is moving to an urgent ballot of 10,000 staff across London Underground for both strike action and action short of a strike after more than a year of negotiations have failed to produce an...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
Ninth round of Tube pay talks
Tube union RMT said today that it was angry and frustrated after the ninth round of pay talks with LU yesterday resulted in just a 0.1% increase on the original offer as the company stand accused of playing for time instead...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, pay, strike ballot
RMT accuses Tube bosses of stringing out pay talks
Tube union RMT today accused London Underground bosses of stringing staff along and playing fast and loose after an eighth day of pay talks yesterday failed to lever any king of meaningful offer out of the management side. The union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT moves to strike ballot as Tube pay talks collapse
Ballot preparations for 10,000 staff across all grades are now well advanced with the union saying it is angry and frustrated that a golden opportunity to come up with a positive offer has been blown by tube bosses today. RMT General...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
Ballot of Interserve Network Rail station staff under way
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is beginning preparations for an industrial action ballot of Interserve staff working on Network Rail station contracts. The ballot comes just weeks after the collapse of the out-sourcing outfit into administration. The list...
Region: National
Tagged with: Interserve, Strike ballot, Network Rail Staff
RMT ballot opens this week on Virgin East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that balloting of members for both strike action and action short of a strike on Virgin East Coast will begin this week after the company decided to impose a pay offer that had previously been...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, virgin east coast, vtec, stagecoach, strike ballot
Massive vote for strike action on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Virgin West Coast services have voted massively by over nine to one in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay justice. The ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtwc, stagecoach, virgin trains, virgin west coast, strike action ballot, pay justice
Ballot for action on Greater Anglia over threat to guards
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed it has served notice and is pressing ahead with the ballot of guards on Greater Anglia, for both strike action and action short of a strike, over the potential extension of DOO following the company's...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Ballot, Guards
RMT BALLOT FOR ACTION OPENS TODAY OVER "LONDON BRIDGE THREE
Tube union RMT has confirmed that balloting of station staff across the London Bridge and Waterloo group for both strike action and action short of a strike has opened today after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Bridge Three, Ballot, Tube
RMT TO BALLOT FOR ACTION OVER VICTIMISATION OF TUBE STAFF
Tube union RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting station staff across the London Bridge group for both strike action and action short of a strike after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for intervening to stop...
Region: National
Tagged with: tube, victimisation, ballot
Tube fleet maintenance workers back strike action
The ballot result will now be considered by RMT’s executive. RMT reps have listed these breaches as including:- •             Not consulting or negotiating with this Union over reduced staffing levels within Fleet •             Breaching our agreement on Night Tube and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet, maintenance, ballot, strike action
RMT to ballot Night Tube drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is to ballot Night Tube drivers for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground.   As a result...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, ballot, strike action
London Midland train conductors to vote on strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Midland conductor members for strike action and action short of a strike over a decision to place security contractors on trains within the London Midland network by imposition...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, security contractors, strike ballot
Exeter Stagecoach South West bus drivers ballot
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its Exeter Stagecoach South West bus driver members for strike action and action short of a strike over inadequate provisions following a move from their city centre depot. The ballot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, bus, bus drivers, exeter, ballot
RMT to ballot London Underground fleet staff
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Underground fleet staff members for strike action and action short of a strike over a breakdown in industrial relations and numerous breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet staff, every job matters, ballot
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
Balloting underway in two disputes on London Underground
The disputes are: • Tube station staffing and safety. Around 4000 station staff members balloted for action over the impact on safety from the axing of nearly 900 front-line workers alongside the closure of tube ticket offices. RMT says that the cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Disputes, Ballot
RMT to ballot Piccadilly Line drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting over 400 drivers on the Piccadilly Line for strike action in a dispute over breaching agreements, procedures and policies which amounts to a wholesale breakdown in industrial relations between the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, drivers, ballot, strike action
RMT to ballot Southern drivers
Rail union RMT confirmed this morning that it is balloting drivers on Southern Rail for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the extension of Driver Only Operation on Southern routes. The ballot will...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, govia, gtr, doo, driver only operation, ballot
BALLOT TO STOP CLEANING JOBS CARVE-UP ON VIRGIN WEST COAST
Rail union RMT has announced it is moving forwards with a ballot of cleaning staff on Virgin West Coast for industrial action following confirmation from cleaning sub-contractors Voith that they intend to press ahead with a mass jobs carve-up that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast, Voith, Cleaners, Ballot
RMT strike ballot at Freightliner Heavy Haul
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike will close on the 13th September at Freightliner Heavy Haul in a dispute over pay. Ballot papers were issued last week, with...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner heavy haul, strike ballot, freightliner
RMT confirms overwhelming “yes” vote in ballot on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and industrial action short of a strike over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail.   The vote was over 75% for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, strike ballot
RMT to Ballot Tube Lines Staff
Tube union RMT confirmed today that it making the final preparations for a ballot of Tube Lines staff for both strike action and action short of a strike after a meeting of reps overwhelmingly rejected the latest pay and Night...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, london underground, tube, night tube, ballot
RMT strike ballot of Southern Rail conductors begins
Balloting of nearly 400 conductors on Southern Rail for both strike action and action short of a strike begins this week over a range of issues which have led to a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations:   •    Failure to deal...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, ballot, conductors
RMT to ballot Southern Rail conductors for strike action
•    Failure to deal with rostering issues raised by the union despite prolonged negotiations •    Abuse of the Conductors Restructuring Agreement •    Insufficient establishment levels to cover work   Despite strenuous efforts by RMT officials to resolve these issues through...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, conductors, ballot
RMT ballot in dispute with Serco Caledonian Sleeper
Rail union RMT confirmed today that the process of balloting members on the Caledonian Sleeper in a dispute with new operator Serco will begin next week with the ballot closing on the 15th December. Ballot papers will be sent out...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: serco, caledonian sleeper, ballot
Engineers ballot on Southern Rail begins today
This dispute is about:   1.      Reducing the working week to 35 hours. 2.      Management Imposing rosters 3.      The Lean project 4.      PTR&R Agreement.   In the 2013 pay settlement, management agreed to have a working group of RMT reps and managers...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, engineers, ballot
Ballot opens in London Underground disputes
Ballot papers will be distributed today, with voting closing on the 30th June, in separate industrial action votes over the following:   •         Pay and night running – with RMT demanding a fair deal for all staff including an above...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ballot
Engineers on Southern Rail to be balloted for action
For some considerable time RMT Engineering Grade representatives at Southern have been raising concerns over a number of issues our members are experiencing difficulties with. Our local representatives at Selhurst depot had been involved in lengthy discussions with management to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, ballot, engineers
RMT declares dispute over tube night running & derisory pay
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has declared a formal dispute with London Underground over an outrageous attempt to drive a coach and horses through existing procedures by attempting to impose new rosters on staff in the run up...
Region: National
Tagged with: tube, night running, ballot
NETWORK RAIL - RMT BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Our Ref BR6/0001 6th May 2015 Dear Colleagues, RMT BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION – DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL There is now just under a week left until the ballot closes so...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay ballot
Heroic effort by staff delivers Network Rail weekend works
Although punishing targets had been set, with NR once again attempting to squeeze a quart into a pint pot, it was down to the staff currently being balloted for action for a fair pay award and job security, that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay ballot
Rail boss flights fuel anger as RMT begins balloting on pay
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The news of this culture of the NR top brass jetting around in the lap of luxury comes on the very day that RMT begins balloting 16,000 Network Rail staff for strike action over the threat...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, strike action, pay, ballot
RMT to ballot for action over pay and conditions on DLR
RMT Reps have been involved in extensive in talks with Keolis/Amey Docklands management regarding the 2015 pay review and other issues including the shifting of the pay anniversary date. Following a series of meetings, the Company had failed to table a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, docklands light railway, ballot
RMT confirms balloting timetable for Network Rail
Notice will be served on Network Rail today with the ballot papers going out next tuesday for return by the 12th May. Any action would require a further seven days notice. RMT has rejected the latest pay proposals as falling...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, nr, strike, ballot, pay
RMT to ballot for national action over Network Rail pay
The move to a ballot comes after an earlier offer was rejected by a massive 93% on a 56% turn out in a referendum vote. Since then, intensive talks through ACAS have failed to produce enough movement from Network Rail leaving the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, ballot, pay offer
RMT prepares to ballot offshore members
Ripping up current 2:3 and 2:2 shift patterns and replacing them with a 3:3 pattern Attacks on sick pay, pensions, travel allowances, stand-by payments and actual pay levels themselves Alterations to leave entitlements which will see staff losing out Reductions of up to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Ballot
RMT to begin balloting for strike action on East Coast
Crew leader Mark Doughty was dismissed by the company for telling angry passengers the truth about why they were being served sub-standard food on an early morning Edinburgh to London service. He made an on-train announcement explaining that due to...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, mark doughty, ballot
RMT ballot opens today on London Midland
A string of trumped-up charges against Steve, amounting to a sustained campaign of harassment in response to his questioning of safety issues and his level of influence with union colleagues, have been exposed as bogus and have been withdrawn but...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london midland, steve caldwell, ballot
Northern rail catering staff to be balloted on strike action
The union described the redundancy announcement as an “extremely disappointing development” as RMT has a proud history being involved in the campaign to save the line and of supporting the development of the line and initiatives to see it grow....
Region: North West
Tagged with: catering staff, northern, rail, carlisle and settle, strike action, ballot,
Tube cleaners balloted for strike action over fingerprinting
Tube Union RMT today confirmed that underground cleaners working for ISS are to be balloted for strike action and action short of a strike over outrageous attempts to force them to be subjected to finger-printing on a daily basis. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, cleaners, fingerprinting, strike, ballot
Ballot on Northern Rail over abuse of sickness procedure
RAIL UNION RMT begins balloting conductor’s on Northern Rail today for action over what the union says is one of the most grotesque abuses of sickness procedures that the organisation has ever encountered. The ballot for strike action amongst Northern’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Ballot, sickness procedures
RMT ballot First Capital Connect engineers for strike action
RMT to ballot First Capital Connect engineers for strike action over threat to jobs from Siemen’s fleet deal and new Thameslink franchise   RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is preparing to ballot engineers on First Capital Connect over...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Capital Connect, Engineers, Ballot, Strike
Massive vote for action on LU over attacks on jobs & safety
Tube Union RMT confirmed today that a ballot of members across London Underground in a dispute over jobs, services and safety has recorded a massive vote for both strike action and action short of a strike. In the “Every Job...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, ballot, Every Job Matters