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RMT brings Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay fight to TUC
RFA staff have been excluded from the inflation-proofing of wages that has been offered to other forces personnel and instead have been confronted by an imposed award that would mean a real terms cut in standards of living for brave...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
Industrial action at Wabtec suspended
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended industrial action that was due to start tomorrow at Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster). This is because an improved pay offer has been made, therefore the union is suspending the upcoming...
Region: North East
Tagged with: wabtec, wabtec faiveley uk, rolling stock, pay, strike
RMT announces strike action at Wabtec Faiveley UK
RAIL UNION RMT has announced strike action at engineering firm Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster) in a dispute over pay. Wabtec build and maintain rolling stock for train and freight operating companies. Following a strong mandate for action in a...
Region: North East
Tagged with: wabtec, wabtec faiveley uk, rolling stock, pay, strike
RMT writes to Government to demand urgent meeting over RFA
Maritime union RMT today wrote to Government minister Tobias Ellwood demanding an urgent meeting over the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay dispute after it was confirmed that additional resources from the navy supplies lifeline are to be deployed in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay for rfa, royal navy, pay
RMT calls on Government to settle RFA dispute
Maritime union RMT today called on the Government to ensure a speedy resolution to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay dispute after it confirmed that additional resources from the navy supplies lifeline are to be deployed in the Gulf in...
Region: National
Tagged with: royal fleet auxiliary, rfa, royal navy, fair pay for rfa
RMT demands urgent action on Fair Pay for RFA
Maritime union RMT today demanded action from the Government in an on-going pay dispute involving workers at the Royal Navy supplies lifeline - the Royal Fleet Auxiliary - after it was reported this morning that they are planning to raise rates for...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, pay, fair pay for rfa, royal navy
RMT confirms RFA protest at Parliament next week
Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it will be holding a parliamentary demonstration next week in support of a programme of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT on Grayling blowing £85 million on Brexit ferries
MARITIME UNION RMT repeats demand this morning for Grayling's resignation as Public Accounts Committee reveals he blew £85 million on the Brexit ferries shambles. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is nothing short of shameful that while RMT members on...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, brexit, ferry
RMT blasts Government over Royal Navy Lifeline workers
Maritime union RMT confirmed today that a programme of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a fight for pay justice goes ahead tomorrow. RMT today accused the Tory...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay
RMT steps up demand for pay justice for RFA workers
On the Day of The Seafarer maritime union RMT has stepped up the demand for pay justice for nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – who begin a campaign of industrial action next...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT confirms action in fight for "fair pay for RFA"
Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it will be embarking upon a programme of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a fight for pay justice. Despite repeated efforts...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT smashes Grayling pay gap
Back in August 2018 Grayling announced to a huge fanfare that he was going to try and impose a pay norm on rail workers that would restrict pay increases to the lesser Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in a break from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, chris grayling, failing grayling, pay cap, cpi, rpi, tory government
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go as scale of probation service scandal emerges RAIL UNION General Secretary Mick Cash this morning repeated the call for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go as the scale of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: failing grayling, transport secretary, dft
RMT to ballot RFA workers
Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it has served notice and has begun the balloting process for industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a fight for pay justice....
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT calls for Chris Grayling to resign
Rail union RMT today called for the resignation of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and for swift action to begin bringing the railways back into public ownership as MP’s on the Transport Select Committee laid into the timetable chaos across the...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, transport select committee,
RMT on Grayling "punishment" of Govia Thameslink
Grayling has also ruled out stripping GTR of the franchise and bringing it into public ownership despite a history of total and utter failure.  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Chris Grayling's half-hearted slap on the wrists for GTR is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink, chris grayling, failing grayling, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT on Grayling's Tory Conference speech
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the speech from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to the Tory Party Conference today was “just another stream for verbal garbage from a politician who has made a speciality out of failure on an industrial...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, conservative conference
Eurostar staff to take further strike action
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras and Eurostar Train Managers will take strike for 48 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. RMT members...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
TUC backs RMT national fight over Grayling's rail pay cap
An emergency motion lining the TUC up behind the pay battle was passed at the Congress in Manchester today. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "We warmly welcome the show of support and solidarity from across the trade union movement in...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, tuc, pay cap
RMT on Virgin East Coast collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This Transport Select Committee report is yet another damming indictment of both the failure of rail privatisation and the serial incompetence of the Secretary of State Chris Grayling. The collapse of the Virgin/Stagecoach operation...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin, east coast main line, chris grayling, failing grayling, dft, department for transport, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT welcomes TUC support
In a debate on transport policy in Manchester today the TUC has voted to throw it's weight behind rail union RMT's campaign to force the resignation Transport Secretary Chr‎is Grayling as he presides over a Department in a permanent state...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, tuc
Eurostar strike over service meltdown goes ahead Saturday
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours on Saturday in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. The strike goes ahead after...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
Eurostar staff to strike over service meltdown
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. Following a massive vote for action RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
RMT on "rail fares overhaul"
"This is an open admission by Britain's private train companies and the Government that they have been ripping off the travelling public for over two decades. "If we want a fair deal on fares then that means keeping ticket offices...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, privatisation, fair fares
RMT on North Sea safety failures
NEWS RELEASE   December 22nd 2015 IMMEDIATE RMT says "slap on the wrist" £1.1million Total fine over North Sea safety failures "wholly inadequate" Offshore union RMT branded a £1.1 million fine handed out today to oil giant Total for North Sea...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: total, north sea, safety failures
RMT on another morning of signal failures and breakdowns
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "The intolerable pressure on transport services in and out of London is growing by the day and the toxic mix of massive overcrowding and infrastructure failures is leaving both rail and tube on a knife...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: overcrowding, infrastructure, breakdowns, signal failures
Train Failures Throws Spotlight on Looming Chaos
TUBE UNION RMT today warned Londoners that this mornings disruption arising from signalling breakdowns and train failures on the Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines are a reminder of the serious challenges that face the overstretched tube infrastructure and fleet –...
Region: National
Tagged with: Train Failures
Major signal failure unleashes Monday tube chaos.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "It is a nightmare Monday for hundreds of thousands of commuters this morning due to yet another signal breakdown with our members reporting total chaos and severe overcrowding on the lines still running. ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, signal failure, tfl, london undeground, lul
RMT response to proposals for the deregulation of rail fares
Mick Cash, General Secretary of the biggest rail union RMT, said:   “The idea that complete deregulation of fares would solve the crisis on Britain’s railways is pure and utter nonsense and would simply allow the greedy train companies to...
Region: National
Tagged with: institute of economic affairs, deregulation of rail fares
BIS to take evidence on City Link collapse today
“It remains the case that nearly 3000 workers were dumped out into the cold over the festive period in a shocking example of how bandit capitalism operates unfettered in this country.   “The fight for justice for the City Link workforce,...
Region: National
Tagged with: scottish affairs select committee, bis, city link
RMT welcomes Select Committee probe into City Link scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "Anyone who thought that RMT had given up the fight for justice for City Link workers should think again and that includes Vince Cable and his Government and Jon Moulton and his Better Capital mob....
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital, scottish affairs select committee
Offshore union RMT reissues call for full public inquiry
General Secretary Bob Crow said: “While the Fatal Accident Investigation has a role to play it cannot enforce justice or hold anyone to account and is no alternative to the full public inquiry into helicopter safety that RMT has been...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: helicopter safety, fai, fatal accident investigation,