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RMT calls for public ownership of buses after government criticised in transport report
£1bn made available to local authorities for their Bus Service Improvement Plans ‘is simply not enough money to produce real improvements in bus services across the whole country’ and that ‘allowing roughly half the country to miss out risks entrenching,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Buses, RMT, Mick Lynch, Bus Service Improvement Plan,
RMT's warning over Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant
With confirmation from the Government that the Covid-19 Bus Services Support grant will end in August 2021 and be replaced by a lower level of ‘recovery funding’ from September 2021 until April 2022, bus union RMT has warned that with passenger numbers still...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Service Support Grant, National Bus Strategy, Bus
RMT warns of an impending bus cuts crisis
A survey by Bus Union RMT of cross-party local councillors across the country has revealed that a cuts disaster looms for Britain’s bus network unless the Government takes far more radical action than is set out in its National Bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Bus Strategy, Bus Services, Councillor Survey
Bus union RMT on today's Govt bus strategy announcement
“This funding does not come close to restoring the millions cut from bus services across the UK since 2010 and despite these massive cuts the private bus companies have continued to pay out hundreds of millions in dividends to shareholders. “It’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: deregulation, bus industry, bus service,
RMT on Labour’s bus services announcement
RMT has today welcomed the announcement by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn that there will be new funding to reverse the cuts made to 3000 bus routes by the Tories since 2010 and to fund the expansion of new bus services. RMT also...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus services, labour, public ownership
RMT warns of growing epidemic of transport poverty
Bus union RMT warned today of a growing epidemic of transport poverty as new research released today by the Campaign for Better Transport reveals that funding for supported buses has almost halved in the past eight years. The research shows...
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, buses, bus service, public transport
Response to Transport Select Committee on Bus Services Bill
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT welcomes the Committees support for greater consultation with trade unions and opposing the governments ban on local authorities establishing municipal bus services.   “The fact is however that the Bus Services Bill is...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus services bill, transport select committee
RMT on Bus Services Bill
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today rejected moves by the Government to prevent local authorities from running their own services as it emerged that companies’ profits have received a massive boost from cheaper fuel prices. Their costs are nearing 30% below recent averages...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus, bus services bill,
RMT responds to Campaign for Better Transport report
"The poisonous cocktail of cuts and privatisation reinforces RMT's call for bus services to be taken back into public ownership with the resources required to run as a comprehensive public service. " Ends
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, bus services