coronavirus - 20 Items Tagged Within News

RMT pledges national fight for COVID-safe working on Britain's railways
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is kicking off a new fight for COVID-safe working practices on Britain's railways after being presented with proposals through the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum that the union says will place lives on the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, RICF, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Railway, Covid-safe working,
RMT responds to speculation over rail capacity issues
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said; “There is a meeting of the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum on Thursday and I will be expecting a full report on capacity and staffing plans in light of the move back into lockdown. We...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Lockdown, Rail Capacity, Rail Industry
RMT on impact on transport of latest Government COVID-19 measures
"The scenes of overcrowding and chaos on rail services last night were a disgrace and must not be repeated. They reflect the shambolic approach of the Government that has been a hallmark of their management of the COVID pande‎mic. Our...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tier 4, Transport, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Tory Government
RMT warns of high risk transport mobilisation strategy
RAIL UNION RMT has revealed today that the Government has brought forward the start of the mass transport mobilisation and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to Monday May 11th. RMT is aware that the Government has requested the industry to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport mobilisation, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, RICF
RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit
As Prime Minister considers easing lockdown RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit to oversee a national plan to protect bus drivers and passengers as new survey reveals alarming COVID – 19 safety failings As the Prime Minister considers easing...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, national bus coronavirus safety summit, PPE, bus
Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum
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Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, rail industry coronavirus forum, Ricf,
RMT slams grossly irresponsible Tube position
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "At a time when we are trying to encourage people to stay away from the tube so we can concentrate on moving essential workers the government call ‎to reinstate a full service is grossly...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, coronavirus, London Underground, lul, tube, tory government,
RMT on Government announcement on rail services
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is absolutely essential that the rail workforce get the same sort of guarantees and assurances that the Government are offering the train operators. "RMT has been inundated with calls from members fearful that they...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, coronavirus, rail services
COVID-19 and UK Seafarers
As organisations representing the interests of seafarers and employers in the shipping industry, we are united in our determination to protect the national interest from the economic impact of the COVID-19 emergency. Our members must be empowered by Government, urgently,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Coronavirus, shipping, seafarers,
Coronavirus Update
The RICF recognises that the Coronavirus crisis represents the biggest challenge to the UK and the rail industry in the last 50 years. The rail industry has a proud history of delivering in times of crisis and will once again need...
Region: National
Tagged with: ricjf, rail industry Coronavirus joint forum, Covid-19
RMT slams Stena on Coronavirus sick pay
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: "With no attempt to discuss this with trade unions, Stena Line has launched an outrageous attack on seafarers' right to a decent sick pay scheme which will mean Stena Line employees in the UK...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stena, Coronavirus, Sick Pay
RMT demands to protect shipping from Coronavirus impact
SEAFARERS’ union RMT today called for specific measures to preserve Ratings’ jobs, skills and livelihoods in light of COVID-19's devastating impact on shipping activity to and from UK ports. RMT propose the following reforms to protect seafarers and to help...
Region: National
Tagged with: Shipping, Coronavirusa
RMT calls for urgent Government action to protect Eurostar
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that unless the Government takes urgent and decisive action the Eurostar operation faces collapse in the wake of the 30 day European travel ban and the total lockdown in France and Belgium. Domestic rail operations face...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Coronavirus
Joint statement from the DfT and transport trade unions
“On the call, the Government and unions reiterated the importance of working together at this crucial time for the country to ensure that all areas of the industry and all the people working within it have the appropriate support needed...
Region: National
Tagged with: coronavirus, statement
RMT calls on TfL to come clean about coronavirus
TUBE UNION RMT today called on Transport for London to urgently clarify its approach to cleaning the Tube during the coronavirus pandemic after correspondence emerged showing that keeping the Tube clean should not be viewed as an essential or “core”...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, coronavirus
RMT responds to Grant Shapps’ statement on coronavirus
Responding to the statement this morning by Grant Shapps that rail passenger numbers were down by 20% last week and the train companies are in line for a coronavirus bailout RMT general secretary Mick Cash said, “As it considers bailing out...
Region: National
Tagged with: Shapps, coronavirus
RMT joins other tube unions in call over coronavirus fears
TUBE UNION RMT today joined with other LU unions in a call for urgent talks at top level as members raise fears across the job about a lack of leadership and a sense of inertia at both national and regional...
Region: National
Tagged with: Coronavirus London, Tube
London Mayor’s coronavirus announcement inadequate
TUBE UNION RMT says that the London Mayor’s coronavirus transport cleaning announcement today is completely inadequate and calls into question the decision to privatise tube cleaning. Responding to Mayor Sadiq Khan’s statement, RMT General Mick Cash said: “The New York...
Region: National
Tagged with: Coronavirus London, Tube
RMT sets out list of demands to employers over Coronavirus
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has today written to employers across the industry setting out a list of core demands designed to protect the safety of both staff and the public as well as the rights and livelihoods of the transport workforce....
Region: National
Tagged with: coronavirus, pay, sickness, tory government
RMT raises Coronavirus concerns with Transport Secretary
In the letter, RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “I write with concern that I have not yet received a reply to my letter of 17th February 2020 requesting urgent advice regarding the coronavirus. “As you may know there was an...
Region: National
Tagged with: Coronavirus