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RMT on TfL cuts carnage
LONON TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the Mayor Sadiq Khan to stand up and fight for the Capital's transport services as the full scale of the cuts being demanded by the Government begins to emerge. The union has also...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Cuts, Jobs, Pensions
Rail industry confidence returns
RAIL UNION RMT demanded an end to cuts as new polling by the Railway Industry Association released today has revealed that confidence in the rail industry has returned to pre-2019 levels, in a positive sign of growing optimism about the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Railway Industry Association, Cuts Agenda, COP26, Rail
RMT demands an immediate halt to rail service cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called upon the UK and Scottish Governments to immediately intervene to put a halt on planned cuts to rail services and jobs in the rail industry as new statistics show a massive increase in rail passengers...
Region: National
Tagged with: South Western Railway, ScotRail, Network Rail, Rail Cuts,
Campaign coalition calls on the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to block the proposed ScotRail service cuts
As the public consultation over Abellio ScotRail’s proposed timetable closes today, Friday 1st October, a coalition of unions and passenger, environmental, pensioner and campaign organisations have written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call on her to intervene and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Cuts
RMT calls for new ScotRail timetable plans to be scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling for proposals to reduce ScotRail services by around 300 a day, or around 100,000 a year, to be scrapped, as a survey of RMT ScotRail members revealed that an overwhelming majority of these frontline rail workers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Cuts, SNP, COP26
Six months to save Scotland's Railways
RAIL UNIONS and their supporters will be holding a "Six months to save Scotland's railways" protest this lunchtime. RMT, jointly with Aslef, TSSA and Unite is holding the demonstration, outside the First Minister’s official residence, Bute House, Edinburgh, commencing at...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Cuts
RMT slams “out of touch” Shapps
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP of gross insensitivity and insulting thousands of rail workers who are facing a cost-of-living crisis and job insecurity as the Conservative Government continues with their policy of a sector...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rail Cuts
Scotland falls at first hurdle over ScotRail cuts
As the SNP Scottish Government prepares to debate its plans for a ‘Net Zero Nation’ rail union RMT says that its recently announced power sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens will have fallen at the first hurdle if it allows...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Service Cuts
RMT demands “discredited” SWR cuts scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded answers from the Government, Network Rail and South Western Railway (SWR) after the research commissioned by SWR that shaped proposals to cut hundreds of services from South Western Railway’s timetable from December 2022 was cast into...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Cuts, Network Rail
organisations join together to oppose cuts at LNER
A coalition of organisations have today joined together to oppose train operator LNER’s proposed cuts to ticket office opening hours at Berwick-upon-Tweed; Darlington; Doncaster; Durham; Edinburgh; Grantham; London King's Cross; Newark North Gate; Newcastle; Peterborough; Retford; Wakefield Westgate and York...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Ticket Office, Cuts,
RMT campaign against LNER ticket office cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has launched a campaign to stop LNER’s cuts to ticket office hours at 13 stations on its network. The proposed cuts affect Berwick-upon-Tweed, Darlington, Doncaster, Durham, Edinburgh, Grantham, London King's Cross, Newark North Gate, Newcastle, Peterborough, Retford, Wakefield...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Ticket Office, Cuts
RMT protest at Waterloo tomorrow
RAIL Union RMT is stepping up the campaign on Monday against “swingeing cuts” on South Western Railway which will unleash an attack on rail services, jobs and pay unseen since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. South Western Railway and...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: SWR, South Western Railway, Network Rail, Consultation, Cuts, Waterloo
RMT launches campaign against SWR cuts
RAIL Union RMT will launch a campaign on Monday against “swingeing cuts” on South Western Railway which will unleash an attack on rail services, jobs and pay unseen since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. South Western Railway and Network...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Network Rail, Cuts
RMT campaign to stop wholesale post-COVID rail cuts
RAIL UNION RMT said today that is stepping up the campaign against a cynical and opportunist wave of post-COVID cuts to jobs and services on Britain's railways – warning that savage proposals being drawn up by both Scotrail and South...
Region: National
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, ScotRail, Abellio, Cuts, Covid-19,
RMT on SWR plans to slash services
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT today wrote to Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris demanding he intervene to stop plans by train operator South Western Railway to make swingeing cuts to trains and services which could see the wholesale axing of jobs and...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, Services, Cuts,
RMT calls for halt to planned cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has called for a reversal of planned cuts across Network Rail, TFL and the train operating companies after the rail minister said today that the Government are expecting passenger numbers to return to pre-COVID levels as the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Job Cuts, Network Rail, Transport for London, TfL, TOC's, Tory Government,
RMT to fight rail industry job cuts
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that kicks off for some Network Rail managerial grades today with others set to follow. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Job Cuts, Rail Industry, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Covid-19, Train Operating Companies
RMT accuses the Government of deceiving the British public
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has accused the Government of deceiving the British public and transport workers with a Queen’s Speech that made no mention of their planned cuts agenda across rail and bus sectors. Network Rail are currently planning cuts that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Tory Government, Cuts Agenda, Rail, Bus
Transport Workers are Essential Workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will be launching a fresh wave of campaigning under the banner TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS as threats of pay freezes and possible attacks on jobs and conditions emerged in Government briefings over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Workers are Essential Workers, Covid-19, Transport Staff, Job Cuts, Pay Freeze
RMT demands reversal of £1 billion rail budget cuts
RMT’s demand comes after an admission by the Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris that the new budget would be £1 billion less than the £10.4 billion previously pledged for the five year Control Period 6 from 2019 to 2024 following the Chancellor’s Spending Review...
Region: National
Tagged with: Spending Review, Rail Budget Cuts, Tory Government, Rail Network,
MPs support RMT’s Avanti West Coast demands
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed MPs’ support for a parliamentary motion, tabled by Birmingham MP Tahir Ali, which demands that Avanti West Coast withdraw its plans to remove its Customer Resolutions team from Birmingham, putting 60 jobs at risk of redundancy....
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Customer Resolutions Centre, Job Cuts, Covid-19
RMT on Trump Turnberry workforce
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT said today that‎ now that Donald Trump has lost his job as US President he should turn his attention to stopping the attacks on his Turnberry workforce who face a barrage of threats to jobs and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Trump Turnberry, Covid-19, Job Cuts
RMT to ballot over job cuts at LU depot canteens
The move will put an end to over 100 years of on site home-style cooked canteen food for transport workers which will be replaced with reheated frozen microwave meals. The proposals are part of a restructuring plan by Sodexo and will...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LU, Tube, Canteen, Depots, Job Cuts, Sodexo
Outrage as Trump Turnberry and presses on with job cuts
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT has condemned the continued all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship golf resort as the company ploughs ahead with job cuts. Despite strong representation from RMT and the fact that Trump...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Trump Turnberry, Job Cuts, Redundancies, Covid-19
RMT call to oppose job cuts at Trump Turnberry
The company is planning to bulldoze through over  80 redundancies alongside damaging cuts to sick, pay, working hours, pay enhancements, staff benefits and working conditions. Formal consultation on the plans is now over and despite strong RMT representations the Trump operation...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT steps up pressure to halt jobs carnage at Trump's Turnberry resort
RMT has launched an on-line petition as part of the fight to halt an all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship resort that are being bulldozed through under the cover of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT launches petition to halt jobs carnage at Trump Turnberry
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT has launched a global on-line petition today as part of the fight to halt an all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship resort that are being bulldozed through under the cover...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT steps up fight to halt jobs carnage at Trump's Turnberry resort
Consultation on a brutal package of measures ends on the 16th August and involves the axing of up to eighty jobs alongside other savage cuts to sick pay, working hours, pay enhancements, staff benefits and working conditions. RMT Senior Assistant...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Turnberry Resort, Donald Trump, Job Cuts
RMT to take fight over tube cuts to City Hall
TUBE UNION RMT will be taking the fight over tube cuts and privatisation direct to the front door of London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Hall in a protest next week. The protest - at 10am outside City Hall on Thursday...
Region: National
Tagged with: tube cuts, privatisation
London Underground staff to strike over safety-critical cuts
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff will strike for three days in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Cuts, Strike
RMT calls for halt to staff cuts as knife crime triples
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Crime, Staff cuts
RMT demands reversal of TFL and Network Rail cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The state of transport services right across London this morning serves as the clearest possible warning to this Government that their policy of hacking back the budgets of both Network Rail and Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: network rail, tfl, transport for london, maintenance cuts
RMT TO FIGHT SHOCKING CUTS TO SAFETY-CRITICAL RAIL JOBS
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is mobilising a full campaign of resistance after the shock announcement by Babcock Rail of its intention to cut 89 jobs, including the total closure of its Newport and Eastleigh depots RMT says that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Babcock, Job cuts
RMT demands minority Government reverse £3 billion TFL cuts
TUBE UNION RMT has ramped up pressure on the minority to Government to reverse over £3 billion of cuts across Transport for London as officials prepared for a meeting today with tube managers to discuss safety and security measures in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, tube, btp, cuts
Glasgow protest in support of disabled people’s access
RAIL UNION RMT and Disabled People Against Cuts Glasgow will be protesting on Monday for the rights of disabled people to have a fully accessible and safe rail service. There will be joint protests and leafleting on Monday 8th May...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: dpac, disabled people against cuts, protest, rail access
Glasgow protest in support of disabled people’s rail access
RAIL UNION RMT and Disabled People Against Cuts Glasgow will be protesting next week for the rights of disabled people to have a fully accessible and safe rail service. There will be joint protests and leafleting on Monday 8th May...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: dpac, disabled people against cuts, rail access, safe scottish trains
RMT responds to news of eighty job losses at Eurostar
“Coming on the same day as the DB Cargo announcement, the Eurostar job cuts are yet more bad news for the rail sector and show the relentless pressure that RMT members are under in the current economic environment. “RMT reps...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, job cuts
RMT responds to savage job cuts announced at DB Cargo
General Secretary Mick Cash said “This is devastating news brought on through a combination of cut-throat practices in the UK rail freight industry and a shocking lack of Government support for this key section of our transport infra-structure. “RMT’s executive...
Region: National
Tagged with: db cargo, job cuts, deutsche bahn, cargo, rail freight,
Virgin East Coast slammed for "blatant provocation"
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed VTEC for “deliberate and outrageous” provocation as it emerged that the company are secretly training up a scab army recruited from across the country to breach the rules and take on the jobs of current...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin East Coast, Cuts
RMT on transport cuts announcement expected today
"With soaring passenger demand it is ludicrous to be hammering down on transport budgets while services are already struggling to cope and ‎are running right on the knife edge of public safety. "If this rotten Government was serious about efficiency...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport cuts
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: cuts, btp, race hate crimes
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 repeats call for a reversal of cuts to staffing
Mick Cash, General Secretary, said "This grim week has ended with another spate of breakdowns and failures on rail and tube which have exposed the fact that our transport services are being starved of investment and are suffering from  years...
Region: National
Tagged with: staffing, maintenance, cuts
RMT “Fighting Tube Cuts - Listen to London Conference”
As well as taking report backs and speakers on the on-going campaign to stop the attacks on tube jobs, services and safety the conference will also take a report on radical plans for a new Land Value Tax and how...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: fighting tube cuts - listen to london conference, land value tax, london underground, tube, #tubeconsult
Spending cuts threaten safety of passengers and rail workers
The research carried out on behalf of the four unions behind the campaign – ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite – by the Working Lives Institute at London Metropolitan University is based on the findings of focus groups conducted with railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: action for rail, network rail, spending cuts
RMT slams Government cuts
The report, Passenger Transport In Isolated Communities, said: "Policy makers sometimes equate 'isolated communities' with 'rural communities', but we found that isolated communities also exist in urban and suburban areas.” The report went on: "We recognise the importance of community...
Region: National
Tagged with: Commons Transport Committee, government cuts, Passenger Transport In Isolated Communities
RMT to demand end to cuts in meeting with Government
RMT will be part of joint TUC delegation that will meet with Patrick McLoughlin on Monday. RMT Acting General Secretary Mick Cash said; “We will be taking the opportunity at Monday’s meeting to raise a number of key issues which...
Region: National
Tagged with: mcnulty, cuts, patrick mcloughlin,
RMT steps up fight against job cuts on London Midland
RAIL UNION RMT today stepped up the fight to halt savage job cuts at London Midland which would axe 150 key posts and decimate gateline staffing numbers, warning that unless talks this week reach a solution the union will look to...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Midland, public subsidies, job cuts
RMT to fight massive job cuts on London Midland
In a cynical attempt to mislead the public London Midland have claimed in recent statements that the changes will not affect “frontline” staff – a claim that RMT has today demolished as a total pack of lies as the cuts...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, job cuts
RMT anti-rail cuts campaign targets Clapham Junction
Speakers at the public meeting include,   PETER PINKNEY (RMT NATIONAL PRESIDENT)   JOHN MCDONNELL MP (CONVENOR RMT PARLIAMENTARY GROUP)   BOB BARRON (BWTUC)   LEONI COOPER (GLA LABOUR GROUP)   Supporters from the travelling public and other anti-cuts campaigns...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: anti-rail cuts, mcnulty, clapham junction
RMT calls for end of rail infrastructure cuts after floods
"However, RMT will not tolerate a situation where those same crucial rail staff are hailed as heroes today and threatened with the dole queue tomorrow.  "The government must be forced to recognise that the magnificent effort across our railways this...
Region: National
Tagged with: floods, rail staff, rail infrastructure, cuts, mcnulty
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Dear Colleague,   EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND   In my recent letters I advised you of the instructions to carry out industrial action in defence of jobs on London Underground. Part of this action is...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Cuts, Every Job Matters
RMT exposes mayoral lies on cuts and closures
In a recent Survation survey of a 1000 passengers 71% of all travellers and 78% of regular commuters expressed the view that current fares on the London Underground were “too high”. RMT says that it was pressure on the Mayor from the results...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, london mayor, tfl, fare increases, job cuts, ticket office closures