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RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The protest in Edinburgh this morning, coinciding with our AGM in the City, is sending out the clearest possible message to Chris Grayling that the fight for public ownership of our railways is stepping up...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail privatisation, ecml, east coast main line, cgris grayling, tory government
RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation
‎RMT demands a permanent end to privatisation as public sector takes over East Coast again today General Secretary Mick Cash said; "If you want to see the failures of Britain's privatised railway system writ large look no further than the...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast main line, ecml, virgin, stagecoach, dor, directly operated railways, chris grayling, tory government, privatisation
RMT rail demonstrations in Manchester and Edinburgh tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding protests on Monday 25th June in Manchester and Edinburgh. In Manchester RMT will be demonstrating outside a Northern transport summit where Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was due to speak until he cancelled on Friday,...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast mainline, northern rail, chris grayling, tory government
East Coast Mainline
General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "This is the second time that the Government have called upon the public sector to launch a rescue operation on the East Coast Main Line and instead of being a temporary arrangement Chris Grayling...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands answers from Transport Secretary over ECML
Over two months after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT responds to Labour calls over ECML private scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The successive and expensive private failures on the East Coast shame the nation that gave the railways to the world. "RMT supports calls to build a public and political coalition that can end this scandal...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands clear answers over future of East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT today issued a direct challenge to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to give clear answers and to end the barrage of obfuscation over the future of the inter-city East Coast Main Line as a series of parliamentary answers...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
Stagecoach and Virgin being set up to continue running ECML
RAIL UNION RMT can today reveal that failing transport secretary Chris Grayling is gearing up to reward greedy privateers Stagecoach and Virgin with a new contract to run services on the East Coast Mainline in a massive reward for corporate...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands answers from transport secretary on East Coast
Over a month after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT warns of looming new East Coast crisis
Published on 21st December 2017 – three weeks after the latest failure on East Coast broke – it states clearly that the company is "in the process of winding down its remaining obligations and moving to dormant company status".   In...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT supports petition calling for ECML public ownership
A petition – supported by rail union RMT – calling for failing Virgin Trains East Coast to be brought into public ownership is being handed in today – 20 Feb – as a government decision on the future of the franchise...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT on Transport Committee probe into East Coast shambles
"The inquiry by the House of Commons Transport Committee is useful if it helps nail down those responsible for dragging the East Coast Main Line into this latest private failure on these key inter-city services.   "However, RMT is still...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast main line, virgin east coast, virgin, stagecoach, chris grayling
East Coast rail shambles deepens
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of an “act of mindless industrial vandalism” as it was confirmed that the public sector rail franchise failsafe option, Directly Operated Railways, was broken up and outsourced to a consortium of consultants and...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast mainlinee, dor, directly operated railways, national express, virgin, stagecoach, virgin east coast
RMT demands answers on behalf of East Coast workforce
RAIL UNION RMT today accused Chris Grayling and the Tory Government of leaving thousands of rail workers “dangling by a string” as key operational questions about what happens next with the collapsing East Coast rail franchise remain unanswered. RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, ecml, virgin east coast, virgin, stagecoach, chris Grayling, rail privatisation
RMT calls for immediate renationalisation of East Coast line
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "This shameful fiasco on one of Britain's main rail routes needs to end and it needs to end now. RMT warned that taking the East Coast lines out of the hands of the successful...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast mainline, ecml, virgin east coast, stagecoach, nationalisation
Chris Grayling: Specialist in failure
As Chris Grayling is called before Transport Committee to explain rail electrification fiasco today RMT sets out full charge sheet against "specialist in failure" Transport Secretary  As Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is hauled before the Transport Select Committee today, Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, ecml. east coast, virgin, stagecoach, northern powerhouse
RMT supporting Big Branson Bail-out protest this morning
"The two billion pound East Coast bail out is just another scandal embroiling this rotten Government and adds to the growing charge sheet of waste and incompetence.    "There is no way the taxpayer should be picking up the tab...
Region: National
Tagged with: we own it, ecml, east coast, virgin, stagecoach, toty government, rail privatisation
East Coast rail route franchise on brink of collapse
Rail union RMT has demanded that the Government return the East Coast rail routes to public ownership after it emerged this morning that Stagecoach are in talks with the Government over financial chaos on the franchise. The news came as...
Region: National
Tagged with: ecml, east coast rail route, virgin, stagecoach
Virgin Price Hike on East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT condemns the latest price rises on Virgin East Coast. Having already pulled many of its cheapest advance fares on popular routes, the company are now at it again with yet more misery for passengers through price hikes...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, east coast, ecml, vtec
RMT protests on last day of East Coast Main Line
The protests, tomorrow Saturday 28th February, will take place as follows: Kings Cross, London – 09.00 – 10.00hrs Edinburgh Waverley – 08.00 – 09.00hrs Doncaster – 09.00 – 10.00hrs · Since 2009, East Coast has returned over £1bn to the Treasury – paying cash...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: east coast mainline, ecml, day of protest
RMT protests on last day of East Coast Main Line
The protests, on Saturday 28 th February, will take place as follows:   Kings Cross, London – 09.00 – 10.00hrs Edinburgh Waverley – 08.00 – 09.00hrs Doncaster – 09.00 – 10.00hrs   Since 2009, East Coast has returned over £1bn to the Treasury – paying...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, ecml, virgin, stagecoach
ISS East Coast cleaner’s rock-solid in strike action
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as "simply disgraceful and based on nothing but...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, east coast, ecml, cleaners