RMT calls for robust enforcement of COVID rules on buses
The union is also contacting its parliamentary group about contract buses having different loading levels to service buses - surely science determines what’s safe rather than whether it’s a contract bus (like many school buses) or a service bus. Concerns are...
RMT on Government mixed messaging on lockdown
Rail union RMT said today that confused and conflicting messaging from Boris Johnson and his government has led to a huge surge in passengers and dangerous and predictable chaos on Cross Country services into Bournemouth today.
British Transport Police have...
RMT survey reveals violence against Transport Workers
A new survey by transport union RMT has found that a massive 72% of frontline transport workers have experienced workplace violence in the last year alone. Of those, nearly 90% had been subjected to violence on multiple occasions. The RMT survey comes...
RMT calls for action on racially aggravated offences
Rail union RMT today called for urgent Government action and increased resources after new figures released this morning showed that the British Transport Police failed to identify a suspect and make a prosecution in 37% of racially aggravated offences. The BTP,...
RMT calls for halt to staff cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called for a halt to staffing cuts on stations and platforms, including the removal of guards, as shocking new British Transport Police figures show that knife crime on Britain’s railways has more than tripled in the...
RMT warns of escalating violence on de-staffed railways
RAIL UNION RMT has warned of escalating violence on Britain’s railways this Christmas as staffing numbers are hacked to the bone and new figures from Network Rail reveal that the number of violent offences fuelled by alcohol at Britain’s railway...
RMT calls for immediate halt of plans to axe guards
RMT calls for immediate halt and reversal of plans to axe guards from trains as Government minister admits they are front line in the fight against crime
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an immediate halt and reversal of plans to...
RMT calls for immediate halt to de-staffing plans
Rail union RMT today called for an immediate halt to the axing of guards and de-staffing of stations as new figures just released by the BTP show a shocking 17% increase in violence on Britain's railways.
The figures, backed up by...
BTP have been conducting surveillance on LUL staff
TUBE UNION RMT today reacted with astonishment after revelations that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been carrying out covert spying operations on London Underground (LUL) front line staff.
Even more astonishing is the revelations that these BTP officers engaged...
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RMT again calls for resignation of Transport Secretary
RAIL UNION RMT is once again calling for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to step down as a new leaked Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) briefing on crime and security reveals the dangers to staff from rail chaos.
The document warns that...
RMT warns Scottish Parliament against abolition of BTP
Ahead of the final vote on the Railway Policing Bill in the Scottish Parliament today, 27th June, RMT has reiterated its opposition the Bill’s proposals to abolish the British Transport Police accusing the Scottish Government of putting “nationalist ideology before...
Scottish Government’s Transport Police proposals
The safety and security of rail workers and passengers will be put at greater risk if MSP's do not oppose the Scottish Government’s legislative plans to abolish the British Transport Police, the largest rail union has warned ahead of a...
'Enjoy yourself and stay safe'
British Transport Police (BTP), ScotRail and trade unions are urging anyone using the rail network during the Festive period to enjoy themselves, stay safe and to respect the rail staff working at this time. The number of BTP officers...
RMT slams "shocking complacency" of private rail companies
Responding to official figures released by BTP this morning, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These horrific statistics, showing that sexual assaults on our railways rose by nearly 25% over the year, expose the shocking complacency of the private train companies...
RMT demands end to staff cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an end to staffing cuts as new figures obtained by the Press Association reveal that the number of suspected race hate crimes taking place on the railways continues to rise with four reported to police...
RMT Responds to BTP figures on crime on rail and tube
“These are truly shocking figures which just illustrate the complacency over the safety of the travelling the public which is endemic amongst the train companies, the regulators and the politicians.
“The 20% increase in sexual offences on the railways should...