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SWR strike action suspended to allow for further talks
The action that has been suspended was due to take place between: • 10.00 hours on Monday 9th March 2020 until 09.59 hours on Tuesday 10th March 2020 • 10.00 hours on Thursday 12th March 2020 until 09.59 hours on Friday 13th March 2020 South Western Railway Guard,...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT warns Government set to re-privatise Northern Rail
After years of shameful performance and mismanagement the Government has been forced to take Arriva Rail North back into public ownership from 1st March as the franchise all but collapsed. Now within weeks the Government could pave the way for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands to know what’s going on with SWR franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded to know what is going on behind the scenes over the future of the South Western Railway franchise as the Government hold secret discussions and leave both passengers and staff in limbo as speculation grows...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT slams latest Government cop out on South Western Railway
The union was reacting to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’s statement this morning that SWR was not ‘not sustainable in the long term’ but that rather than taking the obvious step and bringing in the public sector operator he’d asked the...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT blasts latest Government fudge on Northern Rail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is just another fudge by the Tory Government on Northern but it still proves without a shadow of a doubt that their private franchise model for running our railways is finished. The whole...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands public sector takeover of South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded an urgent public sector takeover of South Western Railway as accounts filed today show that the current private operator is on course to go bust. Deloitte, the companies own auditors, said that South Western faces...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT responds to announcement on Northern franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Grant Shapps is big on talk about Northern Rail this morning but short on detail and this has all the hallmarks of a dead cat being ‎slung on the table to distract from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT pledges to continue to fight for safe operation on SWR
As the current month long phase of South Western Railway strike action draws to a close, rail union RMT has praised members resilience while condemning the company and the Government for blocking a solution and pledging to continue the fight...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT sets out six point road map to a settlement on SWR
As the guards' safety strike on South Western Railway enters it's second week in the latest phase of action rail union RMT has set out a six point road map to a settlement. The plan, which the union intended to...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT issues fresh call for talks with South Western Railway
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Our members are solidly supporting the second day of this phase of strike action and are standing firm the length and breadth of the franchise in defence of the role of the guard, accessibility...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
£86 million of taxpayer’s money to South Western Railway
Parliamentary answers and rail bosses’ reports to investors have revealed that South Western Railway are set to get a tax payer bailout of £86 million for strike action to date and over the coming weeks to cover lost passenger revenue...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
SWR strike action on as company wreck ACAS talks
RMT had set out proposals ensuring that the guard had an integral and guaranteed role in the despatch process which would have cost the company nothing but which would have guaranteed the safest method of operation. The company refused to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT accuses SWR of deceit over agreements on guard guarantee
 The union is set to take 27 days of strike action in December over the fact that management reneged on agreements that had been made in principle and in good faith.  The company are now trying to deny these agreements were...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT announces 27 days of strike action on SWR
The company’s unremitting failure to give assurances that their new operational model won't move to Driver Controlled Operation – with the role of the guard butchered completely – means the union has been left with no alternative but to call...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members standing firm on fourth day of SWR strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on South Western Railway are standing firm in the fight for safety on the fourth and final day of the current phase of industrial action and has demanded that the company gets round the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members united and determined to protect safety
  RAIL UNION ‎RMT said that members stand united and determined to protect passenger safety this morning on the second day of the latest phase of strike action on South Western Railway. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "On this second...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members rock solid again on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on South Western Railway are standing "rock solid and united" again this morning on the first day of the latest phase of industrial action ‎in the fight for the protection of the role of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
South Western set to receive at least £32m in strike bailout
On the eve of South Western guards taking four days of strike action to defend safety it has been revealed the company is set to receive at least a £32m strike bailout from the taxpayer for strike action taken to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms four days of strike action on SWR goes ahead
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further four days of strike action will go ahead from friday on South Western Railway as the company continues to drag its heels and delays talks over the safety critical role of the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT secures renewed mandate for action in ballot on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured yet another rock-solid vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the terms of the latest wave...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT action on SWR "solid and determined" on fourth day
‎RMT action "solid and determined" on fourth day in fight for safety on South Western Railway Rail union ‎RMT said that members stand "solid and determined" on the fourth of five days of strike action in the on-going fight for...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
SWR tweet confirms plans to downgrade guards
As strike action by RMT enters the second of its five days on South Western Railway this morning the union has seized on a tweet issued by the company which confirms the worst fears of members about secret plans to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members rock solid in strike action again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train company sends out the signal that...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT suspends South Western Railway strike
RAIL UNION RMT said today that substantial progress in talks with the company has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on South Western Railway over the retention and the role of the guard on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT launches direct challenge to South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a direct challenge to South Western Railway to give a “yes or no” answer to the question of whether or not they are prepared to give a cast-iron guarantee that every train will run with...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT secures renewed mandate in South Western guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured yet another rock-solid vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the terms of the latest wave...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT suspends Northern strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said today that substantial progress in talks through the offices of ACAS has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on Northern Rail over the retention and the role of the guard...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to hold lobby and public meeting in Chester
Rail union RMT will be holding a lobby of Transport for the North in Chester on Thursday 7th February, 10.30 - 12.00 at the Council Chamber, Chester Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ. The union is also holding a major public meeting...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 47th day of strike action solid again on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely solid today in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the North in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
47th day of action on Northern to go ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 47th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the union prepares to lobby‎ Transport for the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has called for the basket case Arriva Rail outfit to be stripped of the Northern franchise with the routes returned to public ownership as passenger satisfaction statistics issued today showed that the operator has hit the relegation...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members stand firm on 46th day of strike action
As RMT members stand firm on a 46th day of strike action today the union has revealed that Northern’s Managing Director David Brown has told staff that because of the “franchise requirement” set by the Government there will be Northern...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 46th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 46th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as crime soars on the railway and the company...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail members standing solid
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 45th day this morning as the company snubs all efforts to get talks going and ploughs on regardless with its  plans to throw...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 45th day of strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 45th day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard. Tomorrow’s strike takes place as the company continues to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms next phase of strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a package of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT forced to ballot for fourth time on SWR Guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting for the fourth time to secure a vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT Northern Rail members standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 44th day this morning as the company snubs all efforts to get talks going and ploughs on regardless with its  plans to throw...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Rock solid again on 43rd ‎day of Northern action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 43rd day this morning as the company milks the latest fare hike for every penny and ploughs on regardless with its New Year...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, dco, doo, driver only operation
RMT members united and determined in strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing united and determined again this morning on South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train company gambles with their passengers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 42nd ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 42nd day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal New Year plans to throw guards off their trains and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Mick Cash New Year message
In a New Year's message in advance of the next phase of action on Northern and South West Railway RMT's Mick Cash says union will step up fight for publicly owned, safe and accessible transport services in 2019 General Secretary Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: mick cash, rmt, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, doo, dco,
Government’s multi-million taxpayer bailout of South Western
As South Western Railway Guards again take strike action, in defence of safety and accessibility, the cost to the taxpayer to date of bailing out South Western on strike days has been revealed to be over £26 million by New...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, tory government,
RMT Northern Rail action rock solid again on 41st ‎day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remains absolutely rock solid on its 41st day this morning as the company ploughs on regardless with its lethal plans to throw guards off their trains and rip up...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation,
RMT members in continuing fight for safety on SWR
General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train company gambles with their passengers well-being....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT says 41st day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 41st day of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead as planned tomorrow in defence of rail safety and the role of the guard as the company blew apart "assurances" from the Government...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT CALLS ON NORTHERN RAIL TO CUT THE PUBLICITY STUNTS
 RAIL UNION RMT responds to call for an “inquiry” from Arriva Rail North into guards’ safety dispute.  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The call for an inquiry is nothing more than a PR stunt and we have not seen...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
40th day of action on Northern
As RMT members prepare for the 40th day of strike action on Arriva Rail North new research shows that the cost to the taxpayer to date of bailing out the company on strike days will be over £24 million by...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
40th day of RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 40th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the company continue to refuse all efforts to engage in serious talks. RMT...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms new block of strike action on South Western
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further block of strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the long running guards' safety...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Rock solid on 39th day
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 39th day this morning after the company wrecked crucial ACAS talks aimed at brokering a solution to the long –running dispute earlier this...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that a 39th day of strike action over the threat to guards on Northern Rail trains goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow after the company wrecked a golden opportunity to make progress in talks aimed at...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms new strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further date for strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the long running guards' safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco
RMT Calls for Transport for the North to intervene
In advance of a meeting of the Transport for the North Board meeting today (6th December) and further strike action in the run up to Christmas RMT General  Secretary Mick Cash has written an open letter to all Transport for...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail collapse ACAS talks
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it had been left “angry, frustrated and determined to fight on in the interests of passenger safety” after Arriva Rail North collapsed ACAS talks aimed at negotiating a settlement to the long-running dispute over...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, arn, northern, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Northern Rail action rock solid on day 38
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail remain absolutely rock solid on its 38th day this morning after the company failed to respond by noon yesterday to a request for urgent talks around the core principles...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Northern Rail action goes ahead this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead tomorrow exactly as planned after the company failed to respond by noon to a request for urgent talks around the core principles of the role and responsibilities...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT offers to suspend Northern Rail action
RAIL UNION RMT today offered to suspend industrial action on Northern Rail this weekend subject to the company agreeing to a series of crucial guarantees on the second person on their trains. RMT's executive has agreed the following position; ‎”This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT responds to Transport for the North statement
General Secretary Mick Cash said:  “ In light of the statement  from Transport for the North RMT awaits any new proposals from Northern Rail which maintain for the travelling public the same level of safety, security and access that they...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members rock solid in strike action again this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train companies gamble...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies have snubbed the latest attempt by the union to set up serious talks around the issue at the heart of...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members united and determined this morning
RMT members united and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway. General Secretary Mick Cash said; " RMT members are standing determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, swr, south west railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members strike again tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway will strike again tomorrow as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the issue at the heart of both disputes – the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arrival rail north, arn, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing solid on day 35 of Guards’ dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing strong again today on the 35th day of strike action on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
35th day of strike action in guards' dispute goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 35th day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail tomorrow in the fight for safety as the company continues to spin works of fiction over why they won’t sit down in serious...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT public meetings in support of Northern train guards
The meetings have been organised to put across the union’s case for the guard guarantee and to build public and political support for RMT members continuing the fight for safe, secure and accessible rail services for all.  The meetings will...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands that Arriva be stripped of Northern franchise
Rail union RMT today demanded that the Government take immediate action to strip Arriva/Deutsche Bahn of their Northern Rail franchise and return the routes to public ownership after the Telegraph revealed this morning that catastrophic mismanagement has seen the taxpayer...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT members standing firm again today
  RAIL UNION RMT said that members on both Northern and South Western Railway are standing firm again this morning in the on-going programme of strike action as both companies continue to refuse to engage in serious talks around the...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT withdraws planned SWR strike on 10th November
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action planned for the 10th November on South Western Railway has been withdrawn. All other action scheduled in the dispute remains on and the union remains fully committed to using all industrial, political...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT members standing solid
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT raises new safety warning over use of phoney guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend rail union RMT has raised new safety warnings with the regulator over the use of inexperienced, under-trained managers on fat bounty payments acting as guards to try and break...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, northern, arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls on SWR to break the deadlock and agree to talks
On the second of five days of action in the latest phase of strikes on South Western Railway over the threat to axe guards and roll out driver only operation rail union RMT said that members remain absolutely rock solid...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT action solid across all depots in SWR Guards strike
On the first of five days of action in the latest phase of strikes on South Western Railway over the threat to axe guards and roll out driver only operation rail union RMT said that members are solidly supporting the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms new phase of strike action on SWR goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further phase of strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) goes ahead from midnight as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT strike action solid on day 32 of Northern Guards dispute
  General Secretary Mick Cash said;   " RMT members are standing united and determined again this morning on Northern Rail on the 32nd day of action in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. Their resilience...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT says 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a 32nd day of strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail in the fight for safety as the company continues to ignore the surge in attacks and assaults on the North's violent railways. This...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms raft of new strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a raft of new strike dates on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. The announcement comes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a further phase of strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) through the autumn as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the long...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT launches new research that reveals vital role of guards
As Northern and South Western Railway guards strike again this weekend an RMT national survey of rail guards has revealed the vital role guards play in delivering a safe, secure and accessible railway. The crucial safety critical role of guards...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, south western railway, swr
48 hour strike action on South Western Railway goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further 48 hours of strike action goes ahead exactly as planned on South Western Railway on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT says new Northern trains long overdue
New Northern trains being unveiled in Liverpool tomorrow are long overdue – but they have to be run safely with properly trained guards, the industry’s biggest union says. As the new Class 195 and 331 units are run out for the first...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern staff strike again tomorrow for safety
In advance of tomorrow’s strike action over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains, rail union RMT says that new statistics released by the British Transport Police (BTP) show that guards are needed to stem a shocking surge in crime...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Strike action goes ahead again on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead as planned tomorrow.  The action is taking place in the wake of Arriva Rail North collapsing talks through ACAS...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT announces further strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North as the company continues to fail to give clear assurances on the guarantee of guards on their services. The action has been announced...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls 48 hours of strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further 48 hours of strike action will take place on South Western Railway (SWR) on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT blasts Northern Rail for collapsing latest talks
RAIL UNION RMT tonight blasted Northern Rail for collapsing talks through ACAS aimed at brokering an amicable resolution to the unions long-standing trade dispute over Arriva Rail North’s plans to introduce Driver Controlled Operations across the length and breadth of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT accuses SWR of playing with words in guards' dispute
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “There's a simple solution to ‎this dispute and it means SWR stop playing with words and negotiate the guard guarantee that reflects the best safety practice elsewhere in the industry. “SWR want to create...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the union calls for clear and detailed proposals from the company aimed at making...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT secures renewed mandate for action on South Western
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured a rock-solid vote to continue with action in the rail safety dispute on South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandate under the terms of the latest wave of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Rail strike companies in line for millions of pounds bailout
With guards striking again today on Northern and South Western Railways RMT has released parliamentary answers provided by the Rail Minister Jo Johnson which reveal that both German state owned Northern Rail and Hong Kong owned South Western Railway have...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, arriva rail north, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms action goes ahead on Northern tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits this Saturday goes ahead exactly as...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT South Western Railway Guards' safety action rock solid
Rail union RMT said today that members are standing rock solid and united across the South Western Railway network this morning at the start of a 72 hour strike in the fight to retain guards and protect safety, security and accessibility...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT demands urgent talks in SWR Guards dispute
On the eve of the next phase of industrial action on South Western Railway rail union RMT has demanded urgent talks after the safety regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), confirmed in a letter a number of serious...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms 72 hours of strike action on South Western Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that the next round of strike action on South Western Railway goes ahead from Friday as the company continue to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement.  As a...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT strike action on South Western Railway to go ahead
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that the next round of strike action on South Western Railway goes ahead from tomorrow after the company made a mockery of agreed talks this week and sabotaged a process that could have reached agreement. ...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms new strike dates on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a new round of strike action on South Western Railway after the company made a mockery of agreed talks and sabotaged a process that could have reached agreement. RMT has accused the company of sending...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms further strike dates on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits.  RMT has...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT suspends this Saturday's strike action on South Western
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has agreed to suspend the next 24 hours of strike action on South Western Railway scheduled for this Saturday to allow for further talks around the issue of the guard guarantee. The union decision...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms further strike action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the next phase of strike action will go ahead exactly as planned tomorrow in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway as the company walked away from...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT sets out catalogue of safety abuses during SWR strike
As talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the axing of safety-critical guards on South Western Railway get underway at ACAS today, rail union RMT has written to the safety regulator, the ORR, setting out a catalogue of fundamental and...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Govt advisors warned DOO trains are ‘toxic’ for disabled
As RMT guards on South Western Railway take strike action in defence of safety and accessibility again today the union has shone the spotlight on recently released government documents which show that the government’s own advisors warned of the adverse...
Region: National
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, rssb, rdg, dptac, abc, association of british commuters
RMT confirms strike action on South Western Railway tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the next phase of strike action will go ahead exactly as planned tomorrow in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway as the company continue to refuse...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT tables motion at TUC calling for Grayling to go
WITH NORTHERN RAIL back in the headlines again this morning rail union RMT has confirmed that it has tabled a motion at this year’s Trade Union Congress in Manchester in September calling for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, chris grayling, dft, tuc
South Western could be paid to not run trains
Questions tabled by MPs have revealed that the taxpayer, via the government, is set to pay South Western trains not to run trains during current strike action by RMT.  The shocking revelation com‎es as RMT members prepare for the next...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT South Western Railway Guards' safety action rock solid
‎"RMT members are standing rock solid and united again this morning across South Western Railway in the latest phase of the campaign to put public safety, security and access before private profit.  “RMT is angry and frustrated that a request...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
South Western Railway fail to respond to RMT talks offer
Rail union RMT said today that it is angry and frustrated that South Western Railway have failed to respond seriously to a union call for talks around the guard guarantee on their trains with an eight day programme of industrial...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Eight days of strike action set to start Thursday
RAIL UNION RMT today warned that the South Western Railways franchise is teetering on the brink as it emerged that the franchise is having to be renegotiated just days before the workforce is due to begin a further programme of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms further strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action will take place in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway.  The action has been confirmed after the company effectively sabotaged the talks process by...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT to take Guards campaign to Durham Miners Gala
RMT will have its customary stall at the Big Meeting where members, including Northern Rail guards, will be reinforcing the core message of putting public safety before the private profits of Arriva Rail North. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: North East
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RMT confirms further strike action on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place two weeks Saturday on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North
RMT slams latest kick in the teeth for the North after reports that Grayling is to scrap Leeds to Manchester electrification. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Is is being widely reported today that Chris Grayling is to axe another key...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands that Government cut the rhetoric
Following reports this morning that the Government have warned the basket-case GTR franchise that they are drinking in the "last chance saloon" rail union RMT has demanded that Ministers cut out the hot air and rhetoric and strip both Govia...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, southern, northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT seeks agreement to address Transport For The North Board
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to Transport for the North seeking permission to address their full board meeting in Manchester tomorrow - 28th June - to present the union case for retaining safety-critical guards on Northern Rail services....
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls on Northern to stop blocking talks
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members have been unflinching in their fight to defend safety and access to rail services across the North for well over a year and they stand united on the picket lines across the...
Region: National
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RMT on Andy Burnham/Steve Rotheram statement on Northern
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Clearly this is a significant intervention from Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram and shows that RMT’s campaign to keep a guard on Northern Rail trains is pulling in growing and powerful levels of political...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, andy burnham, steve rotheram
RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail stand rock solid and united once again this morning in this long running dispute which is ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways. "RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT suspends strike action on South Western Railway
“RMT welcomes the fact that following joint talks with South Western Railway, under the auspices of conciliation service ACAS, and subsequent correspondence, adequate progress has been made regarding the dispute over the role of the Guard and the extension of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
Northern taxpayers will be footing bill for strike action
‎RAIL UNION RMT has called for last ditch talks to resolve this week's strike action as it is revealed northern taxpayers and passengers, and not Northern Rail, are footing the bill for the cost of strike action. A clause in...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, chris grayling, dft, tory government, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco
RMT suspends strike action on Greater Anglia
“RMT welcomes the fact that Greater Anglia have put forward an improved offer during a meeting between the management and the union. “In our view the offer is good enough to be put to the membership with a view to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms further strike action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway. RMT has instructed members not to book on duty from 00:01 on Thursday 21st June 2018 until 23:59 on Saturday...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT warns that Northern planning to shred safety culture
RAIL UNION RMT has warned that Northern Rail are planning to shred the safety culture in the same way that they have shredded the timetables as it was confirmed today that further strike action will be taking place over attacks...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail stand rock solid and united once again this morning in this long running dispute which is ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways. "We...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands publication of Northern contract documentation
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded full disclosure of all the contract documentation on the crisis-hit Northern Rail franchise as it becomes increasingly clear that the German-owned Arriva outfit still get paid by the British taxpayer whether they run services or...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, andy burnham, arriva, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will go ahead exactly as planned on Arriva Rail North this week over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco,
RMT supports MPs call for inquiry into “crisis” on Northern
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a cross party motion tabled by MPs calling for an inquiry into the “crisis” on Northern Rail services and for consideration to be given to Arriva being stripped of the franchise and returned to public...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further strike action on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will be taking place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits. ‎...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia stand rock solid and united once again this morning in separate disputes which are ‎about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways....
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, abellio, greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Strike action on Northern & Greater Anglia goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed further strike action in separate disputes over rail safety and the axing of guards on Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia goes ahead tomorrow as planned. RMT members on both franchises will strike for 24 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes MPs call for Greater Anglia to settle dispute
On the day of the latest phase of industrial action on rail safety RMT has welcomed a call from a parliamentary motion parliament calling on Greater Anglia to settle the long running Guards’ dispute. The motion tabled by MPs, including...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action goes ahead on Greater Anglia tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that 24 hours of strike action on Greater Anglia tomorrow, Saturday 5th May, in a long running dispute over rail safety and the role of the guard, goes ahead exactly as planned. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action goes ahead on Greater Anglia this weekend
RAIL UNION RMT said today that 24 hours of strike action on Greater Anglia on Saturday 5th May in a long running dispute over rail safety and the role of the guard goes ahead exactly as planned. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Strike action suspended on South Western Railway
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “The union welcomes the fact that SWR has agreed to our offer of ACAS talks in the current safety dispute over the threat to guards and the extension of driver only operation. “As a...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, industrial action, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Messages of support for RMT
Unguarded small List of senders of messages of support International Transport Federation Executive Board Caroline Lucas – MP for Brighton Pavilion Prison officers Association Disability Rights UK National Association of Probation Officers University and Colleges Union (UCU) UNISON Bakers, Food...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms further action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members will strike for a further 24 hours on Saturday 5th May in a long running dispute over rail safety and the role of the guard.  In a message to members today RMT General Secretary...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation
RMT welcomes disabled campaigners' action
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed a series of action’s taking place in London next week – Wednesday 18th April – in support of the campaign to keep guards on South Western Railway trains.   Campaigners from the “Save Access at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, industrial action, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT campaigning over axing of guards on Northern Rail
RMT members to hold week of protest at stations across the north over threats to safety, service and accessibility. This weekend marked the second anniverary of Arriva taking over the Northern Rail franchise. Instead of the much heralded promises of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms ACAS talks in Merseyrail Guards' safety dispute
“Merseyrail wrote to RMT on the 19th of March stating for the first time in this dispute that  “We will enter into talks accepting that the outcome may be a second person on every train”.  Merseyrail’s previous refusal of this...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms industrial action goes ahead on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a further phase of industrial action involving members on South Western Railway will go ahead over Easter in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms two days of strike action on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits goes ahead...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT thrashes out terms for ACAS talks in Merseyrail dispute
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has hammered out proposed terms of reference for ACAS talks in the year-long Merseyrail dispute over the axing of guards after the company accepted, for the first time, ‎the possibility of having a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT secures renewed mandates for action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed today that it has secured overwhelming votes to continue with action in the rail safety disputes on Greater Anglia and South Western Railway after being forced to renew the mandates with both employers under the...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco
RMT confirms industrial action on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a further phase of industrial action involving members on South Western Railway will go ahead over Easter in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, industrial action, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
First anniversary of Merseyrail Guards' dispute
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “This dispute has needlessly dragged on for a year now due to the fact that it hasn’t cost the employer, Merseyrail, a single penny piece. Liverpool City Region council tax payers are having...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT Arriva Rail North protest at German Embassy today
RMT is demanding that the German state end their profiteering on UK railways through their rail operation Arriva, which runs the Northern Rail franchise, and is helping to drive the moves to axe guards on the service. RMT General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to lobby German embassy
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a lobby outside the German Embassy in London, on the first anniversary of Northern members striking to save the role of the safety critical role of a guard, before handing over a letter to...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern and Merseyrail strike action "united & determined"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members on both Northern and Merseyrail stand united and determined this morning in these two separate disputes which are about putting public safety before private profit.   "The weather over the past week...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern and Merseyrail strike action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that further strike action tomorrow, Saturday 3rd March, in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT condemns Arriva Rail North
Rail union RMT today condemned Arriva Rail North for its total betrayal of the travelling public as the German-owned company refused point blank a union offer of talks ahead of Saturday’s strike action. In a circular to staff today Northern...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls further strike action on Southern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and driver members on Southern Rail will take further strike action in the on-going dispute in defence of the role of the guard, the extension of DOO and the guarantee of a second ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South Western Railway action goes ahead tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT said today that industrial action involving members on South Western Railway goes ahead from tomorrow in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only Operation after management at the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Further 24 hours of strike action on Northern and Merseyrail
RAIL UNION RMT today announced further strike action on Saturday 3rd March in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, arriva rail north, northern rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South Western Railway Guards' safety dispute action resumes
RAIL UNION RMT said today that industrial action involving members on South Western Railway goes ahead from Friday 16th February in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only Operation after management...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT calls on South Western Railway to talk about Guards'
RAIL UNION RMT today called on South Western Railway to call off the bullying and start talking after the company sent threatening and intimidating letters to individual union members suggesting that they will be making illegal deductions to the wages...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
Northern Rail train splits in two
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT awaits the findings from the investigation into this potentially horrific incident but once again it demonstrates the need to have a guard on Northern Rail trains to deal with these emergency situations.  ...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms further industrial action on South Western
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that members on South Western Railway will be taking further action from Friday 16th February in the dispute over safety, the role of the guard and the rolling out of Driver Only Operation. Members will...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to lobby "Merseyrail stakeholders"
RAIL UNION RMT will be lobbying the Merseyrail stakeholders reception this Thursday – 25th January- as part of the on-going campaign in defence of guards on Merseyrail trains:   The lobby details are as follows:   MERSEYRAIL “STAKEHOLDERS RECEPTION”  ...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT members remain rock solid in each of the separate disputes across the country over rail safety this morning, on the final day of this phase of action, as we continue to fight...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, merseyrail, arriva rail north, south western railway, greater anglia, doo, dco, guards, conductors
Merseyrail blows Metro Mayor’s cover on guard talks
THE FALLACY that Merseyrail is prepared to enter talks without preconditions over the safety role of guards has been blown wide apart by the company’s own letter to staff.   In a round-robin to guards, operations director Zoe Hands makes...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, steve rotheram
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned on Wednesday and Friday in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South Western Railway hauled to account for their failure
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The news that South Western Railway are being hauled in by the passenger watchdog today to account for their abysmal performance should be a wake up call to this company and should force an immediate...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, mtr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation,
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned next week in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only...
Region: National
Tagged with: strike, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, northern rail, southern rail, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway
Northern Rail strike action goes ahead
Rail union RMT has confirmed that three days of strike action on Northern Rail goes ahead next week exactly as planned after the company refused point blank to enter into serious and genuine negotiations that could have brokered a way...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT challenges SWR for urgent clarification over Guards
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "We have seen the press statement from SWR guaranteeing to roster a second member of staff on their trains which is at odds with what they have been telling us directly. "I have written to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT to meet South Western Railway and Northern Rail today
Rail union RMT will be meeting with senior managers from South Western Railway and Northern Rail today – 3rd January - in last ditch talks aimed at brokering a solution to the guards’ safety dispute with the next phase of three...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, greater anglia, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT identifies 141 station “crime hot spot and no-go areas”
TO COINCIDE with today’s strike action on South Western Railway in defence of rail safety, rail union RMT has revealed the 141 unstaffed stations which it fears will become crime hot spots and no-go areas for vulnerable and disabled passengers if...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT launches new film in support of Keep the Guard campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today launches a new film and social media drive in support of both the “Keep The Guard” campaign and the workers involved in disputes across the country in defence of rail safety. A short film “Unguarded”, weaving...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, unguarded, southern rail, southern railways, merseyrail, arriva rail, north, greater anglia, abellio, arriva, guards, conductors,
Greater Anglia rail staff fighting for passenger safety
Greater Anglia rail staff fighting for passenger safety this morning‎. (Picture attached from Ipswich Picket Line.). General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Our members on Greater Anglia are standing firm and united again in their strike action for ‎rail safety today....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, guards, conductors, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation
A million more trains a year to run without guards
RAIL UNION RMT has predicted that over a million more trains a year will run without guards on the five companies RMT is currently in dispute with, Greater Anglia Railway, Merseyrail, Northern Rail, Southern Rail and South Western Railway. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, southern, southern rail, south western railway, greater anglia, merseyrail, arriva rail north
RMT announces DOO strike action in New Year
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in January in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern rail, southern railways, southern, swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, island line, greater anglia, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
New dates on SWR and Greater Anglia Guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today announced strike action on Greater Anglia and South Western Railway later this month in separate disputes over the threat to guards and the safety of the travelling public.   On Greater Anglia members will take strike...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, south western railway, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT welcomes Rail North representatives’ opposition to DOO
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed support from West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which covers Leeds Council, York Council, Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council and Wakefield Council for RMT’s campaign to keep the Guard on Northern rail services.   The support...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, rail north, doo, dco, arriva, rail north, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT confirms 24 hours of strike action on Merseyrail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Merseyrail will take a further 24 hours of strike action on December 22nd, in the dispute over guards and rail safety, that the union says could be easily resolved if senior Merseyside Labour...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, steve rotheram
RMT welcomes Labour MP Dan Carden’s backing
Rail union RMT has welcomed Labour MP Dan Cardens support for their fight to keep the guard on our trains. The Liverpool Walton Labour MPs has been a solid supporter of the guards and this week  Mr Carden secured a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, dan carden mp, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT seeks meeting with Liverpool’s Metro Mayor
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it will be seeking a meeting with Liverpool’s Metro Mayor to secure a positive and constructive response to proposals put forward by MPs to resolve the Merseyrail dispute.  ‎ Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, steve rotheram, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT slams latest effort by train company-funded safety body
RMT responds to report on Driver Only Operation issued today by George Bearfield, Director of System Safety at RSSB. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “This  report has been written by someone who is employed  by the same rail  bosses ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, george bearfield, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT sets out road map to resolve Merseyrail dispute
As MPs prepare to debate the Merseyrail guards’ industrial action at Westminster this evening RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has written to the Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and other political leaders in the Liverpool City...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, joe anderson, steve rotheram
RMT slams latest rail industry whitewash
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said   “The Government-cheerleaders from the self-styled Rail Delivery Group’s own report into disabled access was supressed because rail bosses did not like its conclusions that there should be a guard on every train  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, orr, office of road and rail, disbaled access, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT raises serious SWR safety breaches
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has written to the rail safety regular, the Office of Road and Rail, setting out a series of serious safety breaches during last week’s strike action on South Western Railway. The incidents, which...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, first group, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, safety breach, strike, orr, office of road and rail
RMT calls for an end to the attack on guards
RAIL UNION RMT today called for an immediate halt and reversal of plans to axe guards from Britain's trains after the rail safety body, the RSSB, produced new research warning of a growing danger at the platform train interface and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, rssb, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Second day of latest phase of action in rail safety disputes
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members involved in this second day in the latest phase of action on Greater Anglia, Southern and South Western Railway remain solid and united this morning  in separate disputes which are about putting...
Region: National
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, rail union, rmt
RMT warns of danger to passengers from strike breaking plans
RAIL UNION RMT has today issued a warning that rail operator’s strike breaking plans this week will put passengers at serious risk. RMT is aware that rail companies are training up rail staff who have previously had no rail operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strikes, industrial action, greater anglia, southern, southern rail, gtr, abellio, swr, south western railway, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail,
RMT calls for clarification from Government and ARN
RMT is calling clarification from the Government and Arriva Northern as a Tory MPs says “we will not have guard less trains” as political opposition to driver only trains increases in the North. In a letter to a constituent seen...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arn, northern, northern rail, arriva, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
South Western Railway will discriminate against disabled pax
RAIL UNION RMT warns that Chris Grayling’s plans for driver only trains on South Western Railway will discriminate against older and disabled passengers. The warning comes as an analysis of South Western Railway’s existing policy for protecting older and disabled...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, disabled passengers, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT hits back at Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation. Those are...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, evening standard, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr
Former Merseytravel boss calls for rethink on Guards
Former Merseytravel boss Mark Dowd OBE has called for a rethink of the plan to remove guards from Merseyrail. In a letter to the union journal RMT News Mr Dowd highlighted concerns about a doubling of sexual assaults on the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseytravel, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South Western Railway derailment reinforces need for guards
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT awaits the facts behind the derailment this morning and our local reps are monitoring the situation on the ground. "Yet again this incident shows the importance of having guards on our trains to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, derailment, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
Row between ORR and train operator over strike day safety
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that contingency plans put in place by Greater Anglia for RMT strike action over rail safety this week have collapsed into "dangerous chaos" after campaigning by the union opened up an extraordinary row between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, orr, office of road and rail, strike safety, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Northern Rail strike action on next week
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   "The abject failure of Arriva Rail North bosses to take today's talks seriously means that the action next week goes ahead and the disruption that will be unleashed will be entirely down to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, arn, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns that Greater Anglia are risking public safety
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “The only way that Greater Anglia can be running these services is through taking serious risks with public safety just as they did during the last phase of strike action. Passengers need to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls for safety regulator to intervene on Southern Rail
Rail union RMT today called for an urgent intervention from the safety regulator as yet another serious incident exposes the need for guards on Southern Rail trains – just a week before the next phase of RMT strike action. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, southern, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, pti
RMT confirms talks on Friday in Northern Rail dispute
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT has made it clear that if we are given the opportunity we can negotiate arrangements that protect the role and position of the guard and the safety of the travelling public on...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls on rail regulator to intervene over Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT has today written to the rail safety regulator, the Office of Road and Rail, demanding that they take urgent action to prevent a replay of the serious safety breaches that the union uncovered, and which were backed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Shocking smashed window incident on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that South Western Railway reverse their plans to axe guards on their services after it emerged that the guard on board a train thought to have been hit by a brick yesterday was instrumental in...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swr, swt, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT calls on Southern Rail staff to reject company plan
Rail union RMT today called on Southern Rail staff to continue to stand united and reject the latest company and government proposals to extend Driver Only Operation which would destroy the principles of safe operation and access to services for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors, drivers, aslef
RMT announces further DOO strike action
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in November in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, swr, south western railway, abellio, greater anglia, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors,
RMT calls for Greater Anglia to be stripped of its franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will call on the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling to strip Dutch state owned Greater Anglia of their franchise at a meeting in Norwich tonight - Friday 20th October - after the rail safety regulator...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of rail and road, orr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT response to proposed drivers' "deal" on Southern/GTR
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Once again RMT has been excluded from these negotiations and from what we have seen so far this is exactly the sort of deal that Southern and Chris Grayling have been hoping for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, drivers, aslef
RMT demands urgent action from rail regulator
  RAIL UNION RMT has today written yet again to the rail safety regulator demanding action over serious safety failures by strike-breaking managers on Greater Anglia as the union raises concerns that the regulator is colluding with the company to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, orr, office of rail and road, ian prosser, guards, conductors
RMT calls for full disclosure of G. Anglia safety breaches
RMT has called for full disclosure of all Greater Anglia’s Safety breaches after it emerged that strike breaking members of staff had opened the train doors on the wrong side resulting in passengers going onto the tracks. The potentially disastrous...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, ga, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT slams latest bullying tactics by Southern Rail
Rail union RMT today slammed the latest bullying tactics deployed by the basket-case Southern Rail outfit as company bosses attempt to intimidate staff fighting for rail safety back to work with a set of threats to pensions and warnings of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, bullying, angie doll
RMT seeks urgent meeting with Liverpool leaders
AN URGENT meeting with Liverpool City Region leaders is being sought today by rail union RMT following revelation of “a shocking litany of misinformation, distortion and blatant lie” in a Merseytravel report on the Merseyrail guards dispute.   A five-page...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, liverpool city region, raib, rail accident investigation branch, steve rotheram, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors, james street
RMT members vote overwhelmingly for action on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on South Western Railway have voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over rail safety. Over 80% of members on SWR have voted to strike on a turnout of over 76% with even higher numbers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, south west trains, swt, mtr, first, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT alerts MPs and Safety Regulator over Greater Anglia
RMT has written to MP’s and the rail safety regulator alerting them to two incidents this morning where Greater Anglia’s decision to put strike breaking before safety could have had potentially catastrophic consequences. The first was the 0510 Norwich to Sheringham...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT writes to Merseyrail owners with “fair” proposal
RAIL UNION RMT has written to Merseyrail’s joint owners – in advance of two days of strike action next week – with what the union called a “realistic and fair” proposal to resolve the Guards’ dispute. The union has also...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, serco, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation
Wales to retain Safety Critical Guards
Rail union RMT today welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government's First Minister Carwyn Jones that it has committed for the next franchise to keep a safety critical conductor or guard on all of the Wales & Borders trains and...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: guards, conductors, safety critical, welsh first minister, wales and borders, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT strike action goes ahead on Northern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail in the guards safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned next week after the company wrecked talks yesterday that could have mapped out a solution.   Arriva stand accused...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
RMT confirms escalation of action on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Greater Anglia will take further action over the potential extension of Driver Only Operation, and the clear threat to passenger safety, following the company's continuing refusal to give a guarantee on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
RMT responds to Greater Anglia claims
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is aware of plans Greater Anglia are putting in place to minimise the effect of RMT industrial action during our current dispute. This includes providing a rushed and compressed training to non-safety critical staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
Preparations well under way for strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said that preparations are well under way for strike action in four separate disputes over the threat to guards and safety as private train operators press ‎ahead with plans to extend Driver Only Operation - putting private profits...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South Western Railway boss promises to abide by ballot
Rail union RMT today seized on a statement from the top boss at South Western Railways that he will respect and abide by the ballot ‎result of RMT members over the role of guards and extension of DOO - interpreted by...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, first, mtr, andy mellors, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT warns of "scab army" threat to safety on Greater Anglia
RAIL UNION RMT today warned of a severe threat to passenger safety on Greater Anglia, from a hastily cobbled together scab army of managers, drafted in by Abellio in a desperate bid to break strike action by RMT members in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, office of road and rail, orr, doo, dco, guards, conductors, driver only operation, strike action
RMT calls further strike action on Southern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and driver members on Southern Rail will take further strike action in the on-going dispute in defence of the role of the guard, the extension of DOO and the guarantee of a second ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms action on Greater Anglia over threat to Guards
Members will strike between 0001 hours and 2359 hours on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October.   ‎RMT has balloted both drivers and guards members and over 200 Greater Anglia guards, on a whopping 90% turn out, have voted by a massive nine...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms new phase of strike action on Merseyrail
A FURTHER PHASE OF STRIKE ACTION BY MEMBERS OF RAIL UNION RMT will go ahead on Merseyrail early next month following the continued point-blank refusal by the company to make any progress whatsoever over the crucial issue at the heart...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT confirms two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern rail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT welcomes TUC backing in Merseyrail guards' dispute
RMT today welcomed a unanimous vote at the TUC this morning for the campaign against driver only operation on Merseyrail and other franchises ‎where the union is engaged in disputes over safety. The TUC has passed a motion promising to...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, tuc, tuc17, southern, northern, merseyrail, greater anglia, south western railway, doo, dco, guards, conductors
RMT confirms vote for action on Greater Anglia over Guards
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Greater Anglia have voted overwhelmingly ‎for both strike action and action short of a strike  over the potential extension of Driver Only Operation, and the clear threat to passenger safety, following the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT demands inquiry over driver only trains
RAIL UNION RMT is demanding an inquiry and a halt to the introduction of Driver Only Services as rail regulator the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) admits there is a “significant knowledge gap” in whether rail companies are meeting...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors
RMT hits back over Merseyrail dispute claims
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said;   “This dispute is not and never has been about who opens and closes the doors. The dispute is about whether we have a second safety trained person on ALL of Merseyrail’s fleet or...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, merseytravel, strike, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT hits back at ORR politically motivated report on DOO/DCO
“This latest rehash of previous statements and principles, that have not been met, from the ORR on DOO/DCO was timed to coincide with what they thought would be an acceptance of the GTR Southern “deal” by drivers.  The current statement...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors