RMT members vote for action on Stagecoach Buses
BUS UNION RMT today announced that members in three more Stagecoach areas have voted by around nine to one for action as part of a national campaign to secure professional pay rates for professional staff, joining RMT members in Mansfield...
RMT to hold demonstration in Southampton
BUS UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration over the victimisation of Southampton bus branch secretary Declan Clune who has been dismissed for reporting concerns to Network Rail around a bridge being struck by vehicles. The protest will take place...
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 responds to Government on Bus funding
Government cash for bus industry must lead to safety and service protections for bus workers and passengers say RMT
Responding to the Government’s announcement of financial support for the bus industry RMT said the aid must be linked to a...
RMT endorses TUC Bus report
Bus union RMT has endorsed a report published today by the TUC which exposes the fact that funding for local bus services has been cut by over half in some English regions since 2010. RMT says that the report will provide...
Industrial action on Bluestar Buses suspended
This is because an improved pay offer has been made, therefore the union is suspending the upcoming industrial action so that the affected members can be canvassed for their opinion on whether to accept it or not. The National Executive...
RMT announces seven days of action on Bluestar Buses
Having considered the matter and noting members’ rejection of the revised pay offer the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call further industrial action short of a strike. Therefore, members are instructed not to work any overtime over...
RMT announces 24-hour strike action on Bluestar Buses
BUS UNION RMT today announced a 24-Hour strike on Bluestar Buses (also known as Go South Buses) in Eastleigh, Totton and Poole, after drivers, cleaners and ticket office staff voted with an overwhelming 87% in favour of taking action over...
Buses must be taken into public ownership
The entire bus network must be taken into public ownership, transport union RMT has said in response to the Transport Select Committees report highlighting the continuing decline in the bus industry.
In a survey of RMT bus members 85% believed that...
RMT warns that privatised buses are failing the nation
Bus union RMT warned that the privatised bus system was still failing Britain’s communities as figures from the latest bus Passenger Survey and the Department for Transport highlighted the problems of Britain’s costly buses. Figures from the survey published today...
Bus companies earn billions amid savage route cuts
New research by the Labour Party has also revealed how bus fares are set to rise while private companies are making record profits. RMT general secretary Mick Cash backed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comments that private bus companies were running...
Bus companies putting profit before services
Bus companies are prioritising making bigger profits over providing decent services a new survey provided to MPs has found. The details of the survey contained in RMT evidence published by the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee Inquiry into the bus industry...
RMT on new report today exposing crisis in Britain's bus ser
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said;
"A toxic combination of fare increases, service cuts and privatisation has decimated Britain's bus network, condemning tens of thousands to lives of isolation and transport poverty.
"Entire communities have been cut adrift as lifeline...
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...