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RMT comment on PM resignation
“We are now facing the prospect of months of chaos at the heart of government which could seriously undermine the prospect of a settlement in the national rail dispute. "RMT is calling for today’s announcement to signal a change of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Mick Lynch
RMT on Johnson speech
RMT says Johnson speech on high skill, high wage workforce a million miles from the reality of pay freezes, exploitation and skills shortages that threaten transport services General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Its hypocrisy in the extreme for the prime...
Region: National
Tagged with: Boris Johnson, Conservative Conference, Tory Government,
Boris Johnson’s bluster
RMT, the union for UK seafarers, today released figures showing that Boris Johnson’s bluster on Tories supporting UK employment and wage growth is blown away by statistics revealing a massive decline in UK seafarer employment, compounded by poverty wages in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Ratings, Boris Johnson, Conservative conference, Tory Government, UK
RMT reaction to PM's comments on offshore wind power
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Boris Johnson's hot air might power five minutes of Tory back slapping but won't create the tens of thousands of new jobs we need to see across the offshore wind industry supply chain. “On...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Wind Power, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister,
RMT on Boris Johnson making driverless trains a condition of TFL Covid funding
"It is outrageous for Boris Johnson to wheel out the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains as a condition of the emergency Covid-19 funding of Transport for London. This is the sort of cheap political stunt that was a hallmark of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Boris Johnson, Transport for London, TfL, driverless trains
Central Line falling concrete incident
Central Line Hole in Roof General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This incident of falling concrete from development works above the Central Line is not the first of its kind and with whole swathes of London now a building site it...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, london underground, tfl, boris johnson, zac goldsmith
RMT on breakdowns hitting four tube lines this morning
"The tube network has never been under such pressure and RMT is receiving regular reports now of dangerous overcrowding, a problem that is deepened by any ‎attempt to casualise, cut and undermine safety-critical jobs across the combine. The cuts, and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, boris johnson
Surge in complaints in wake of ticket office closures
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These figures confirm all RMT's warnings about the dire impact on passenger services f‎rom the cuts-led ticket office closure programme. Every job matters card "With over 800 tube station jobs due to be axed early next...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ticket office, boris johnson, tfl, every job matters
RMT pledges to fight Boris Johnson's austerity cuts budget
"No matter how Mayor Boris Johnson tries to dress this up his budget plans have at their core massive cuts to Transport services that can only be met through hammering down on jobs and safety and hiking up fares for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, budget, tfl,
RMT slam absentee mayor as London descends into travel chaos
Transport union RMT slammed London’s “absentee mayor” Boris Johnson as rush hour services were gripped by a fresh round of chaos last night and this morning due to a spate of infrastructure failures and breakdowns. The union pushed again for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, london underground, metropolitan line, district line hammersmith and city line, thameslink, london overground
London Mayor admits illegal taxi trade is rife
RMT London taxi driver branch secretary Lewis Norton rang into the Mayor’s regular 'AskBoris' phone in on LBC.   When asked if the Mayor acknowledged previous comments he had made that traffic congestion in the capital can be attributed to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxis, boris johnson, london mayor, plying for trade, uber
RMT slams Mayor for ignoring sex attack warnings
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "RMT warned right from the off that cash led cuts to station staffing would turn London Underground into a criminals paradise and those who ignored those warnings, and in particular Mayor Boris Johnson, should be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, sex offences, boris johnson
RMT slams AWOL London Mayor
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "As the week of train and infrastructure breakdowns continues today, with the Circle and District Lines hit hard, Londoners will b‎e rightly asking why the Mayor, who is responsible for the cuts across the tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, mayor, boris johnson,
RMT continues fight for safety as first ticket office closes
"The recent stabbing at Lancaster Gate of a member of staff has shown once again the vulnerability of both our members and the travelling public when numbers are sacrificed in the drive for cuts. "RMT will continue to work with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, ticket office closures, london underground, lul, tube, boris johnson
Tube lines hit by signal failures and train breakdowns
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "This mornings latest spate of signal failures and train breakdowns on the tube should force the mayor and his officials to back off from their programme of cuts to staffing and maintenance schedules. "Maintenance programmes...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, cuts, boris johnson
RMT responds to Boris Johnson's night tube plans
Instead, this proposal is now being bulldozed through without any proper risk assessment or agreement on core issues.  To make this plan work we need more tube staff not less if we are not going to be risking disaster at ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: night tube, london underground, lu, lul, boris johnson
RMT research exposes Boris Johnson's tube fares scandal
The research also showed that the real terms increase in Tube fares of 24%, means that for example the cost a Zone 1 – 4 annual Travel card will rise to £2238. The fare hikes are taking place despite frontline station staff being...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube fares, boris johnson, every job matters, london underground, lu, lul
RMT on District Line collision
However the incident once again shines the spotlight on the cuts to track inspections and maintenance at London Underground and also draws attention to the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains, advocated by Boris Johnson, when there is such an obvious...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube crash, district line, london underground, lu, boris johnson