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INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)
Our Ref: HC/14/2 11th November 2015 TO ALL FIRST GREAT WESTERN MEMBERS Dear Colleague INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP) Further to my letter dated the 28th September 2015 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you that the RMT was...
Region: National
Tagged with: iep, intercity express programme, first great western
First Great Western compensation improvement calls
17th September 2015 IMMEDIATE   RMT calls for First Great Western compensation millions to be used to improve new Intercity Express Trains     RAIL UNION RMT today called for the £ 18,813,455 million windfall handed to First Great Western (FGW) by...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, network rail, compensation
Plymouth FGW dispute picket and supporters
Pickets and supporters out in force today in Plymouth as FGW action continues. Credit: RMT Ends
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep
FGW Dispute. Bristol today with Brunel supporting the RMT s
FGW Dispute. Bristol today with Brunel supporting the RMT strike action. Ends Credit: RMT
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep
RMT pickets at Reading Station over FGW strike
Pickets at Reading station as 72 hours of rock solid action on FGW continues. Credit: RMT Ends
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep
Press picture hand out
Action rock solid in all areas.   Credit: RMT   Ends
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep
Intercity Express Programme (IEP)
To: ALL FGW RMT MEMBERS Our Ref: HC/14/2 27 August 2015 Dear colleague Intercity Express Programme (IEP) I would like to reiterate my message to you yesterday and congratulate you on such a magnificent display of solidarity with your colleagues and rock...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, iep
Strike action to go ahead on First Great Western
RAIL UNION RMT said today that strike action in the dispute with First Great Western will go ahead as planned this weekend as the company continues to fail to offer clear-cut assurances on the core issues impacting on staff and...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, iep
INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)
Our Ref: HC/14/2 26th August 2015 Dear Colleague INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP) INDUSTRIAL ACTION REMAINS IN PLACE First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our members on the successful strike action taken last weekend over the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep
Pickets out this morning as FGW strike solid in all areas
Mick Cash RMT general secretary said;   "The action today is being solidly supported across First Great Western and the union salutes the unity and determination of our members in this long-running dispute.   Although we have held many hours...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw
INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)
Our Ref: HC/14/2 20 August 2015 To: First Great Western RMT Members Dear colleague INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP) Further to previous correspondence, you will know doubt be aware that talks with the company have taken place over the last two days. While...
Region: National
Tagged with: first great western, iep
RMT names new strike dates on First Great Western
The action is as follows: All Grades (Excluding Fleet Maintenance Members) All members excluding Fleet Maintenance grades will be instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Sunday 23rd August 2015 •  ...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, strike, industrial action
INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)
Our Ref: HC/14/2 3rd August 2015 Dear Colleague INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP) RMT calls additional strike action and industrial action short of strike Following the 48 hours strike action solidly supported by our members over the threat to jobs, services and safety...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, strike, industrial action
RMT remains in dispute with First Great Western
First Great Western released a statement to the media yesterday claiming that “We have moved significantly in every area, giving the RMT clear assurances on job security and safety”.  The reality is, however, that media claims from the company are...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep,
RMT on confirmation that TSSA are balloting for FGW action
"With this latest development, and following on from RMT's rock solid 48 hours of action last week, now is the time for FGW to get back round the table and offer the very basic set of assurances we have been calling...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, iep, hitachi, tssa
Second full day of First Great Western strike "rock solid"
Second full day of First Great Western strike "rock solid" with pickets out in force Pickets are out in force again this morning as a strike over jobs, services and safety on First Great Western ‎enters it's second full day....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
Plymouth Station Picket Line
© RMT FGW - July 15 - dispute leaflet
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: FGW, first great western, strike action
RMT rebuts FGW claims
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These figures are pure fiction. The company have been forced into wholesale shutdowns , with a manager-run skeleton service in some areas , due to the strike action as passengers will confirm. It does no one any...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: FGW, first great western, strike action
Solid action by RMT on First Great Western
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members across First Great Western are solidly supporting the 48 hours of strike action over the threat to jobs, services and safety. Pickets are out in force and the mood is united and determined as...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
Intercity Express Programme - Talks Breakdown – Strike Is On
Our Ref: HC/14/2 8th July 2015 Dear Colleagues INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME - TALKS BREAKDOWN – STRIKE IS ON   This morning I attended talks with First Great Western in an effort to resolve the current dispute. Unfortunately, at the present time, the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, strike action, iep
RMT Photo
© Guy Smallman
Region: National
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First Great Western action remains on
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, who met with the company earlier today, said: “At the present time, the company still feel that the configuration of the new Super Express Trains is out of their control and that it would be...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, strike action, iep
MP’S express dismay at actions of First Great Western
In a motion tabled in parliament today Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens and other MPs have expressed “dismay” at the actions of First Great Western and called on company to “think again” about staffing cuts. The motion expresses concern that...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, strike action
Talks Collapse – Strike Action & O/T Ban Still On!
Our Ref HC/14/2 6th July 2015 TO ALL FIRST GREAT WESTERN MEMBERS Dear Colleagues, Talks Collapse – Strike Action & O/T Ban Still On! Intercity Express Programme Crisis talks were held this morning with First Great Western in our dispute over...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, strike
Talks collapse and action goes ahead on First Great Western
There will also be a rally in support of RMT’s members on FGW in their dispute at 17.00 hours Wednesday 8th July at Paddington station. RMT said that First Great Western were simply playing for time in the talks and were...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, strike
Intercity Express Programme
Our Ref: HC/14/2 1st July 2015 Dear Colleagues Intercity Express Programme First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent result and you should be commended for standing together in solidarity. Over 80% voted...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep
Ballot records overwhelming vote for action on FGW
RAIL UNION RMT’s  ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike of all First Great Western members over the threat to jobs and safety from the introduction of the new Hitachi Inter-City trains has recorded overwhelming votes...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep
RMT confirms strike action on First Great Western
Following the massive vote for action earlier today rail union RMT has confirmed that members across First Great Western will take 48 hours of strike action by not booking on for any shifts between 18.30 hours on 8th July 2015 and 18.29 hours on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western industrial action
Top boss threatening to axe guards sees his own pay rocket
In recent years, Tim O’Toole’s pay has alternated between little change, then huge increases (5.6%, 55.375%, -2.85%, 93.75%). This has taken the pay received by Tim O’Toole from First Group plc from £643,000 (in the year to 31 March 2010), to £679,000 (in the year to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, tim o'toole
Ballot for action underway on First Great Western
At the end of May the union confirmed that it had entered into dispute with First Great Western over the introduction of Super Express Trains on their franchise. We made it clear that RMT were seeking the following assurances from...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first group, first great western, iep, doo, hitachi, fgw
RMT confirms timetable for ballot for action on FGW
At the end of May the union confirmed that it had entered into dispute with First Great Western over the introduction of Super Express Trains on their franchise. We made it clear that RMT were seeking the following assurances from...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, super express trains, doo
RMT demands action from First Great Western
The Virgin East Coast assurances meet the union calls on all of the following key points:   •    No compulsory redundancies. •    No changes to job roles. •    No introduction of Driver Only Operation. •    No change to the Guards...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, virgin, east coast, iep, buffet,
FIRST GREAT WESTERN OVERTIME BAN SUSPENDED
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 9th April 2015 Dear Colleagues DISMISSAL, P. CASPALL, TRAIN MANAGER, PENZANCE – FIRST GREAT WESTERN Further to my letter to you dated 19th March 2015 in which I instructed you to take industrial action short of a strike in...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
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RMT declares dispute and prepares to ballot on FGW
The letter, which confirms everything that RMT has been warning of since the union first saw the plans for the new trains, makes it clear that FGW are seeking to impose the following conditions for the operation of Super Express...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, catering, inter city express, iep, hitachi
Second phase of strike action on First Great Western
In the dispute, which involved a member of train crew fitted up and victimised by the company, a ballot has already been held and delivered an overwhelming mandate for action and a first phase of rock-solid strike action had an...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: FGW, first great western, strike action
Strike in victimisation dispute on First Great Western
In the dispute, which involved a member of train crew fitted up and victimised by the company, a ballot has already been held and delivered an overwhelming mandate for action.   As a result, the union’s Executive Committee has had...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, First Great Western, Victimisation
DISMISSAL, P. CASPALL, TRAIN MANAGER, PENZANCE – FGW
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 19 th March 2015   Dear Colleague   DISMISSAL, P. CASPALL, TRAIN MANAGER, PENZANCE – FIRST GREAT WESTERN RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE   Further to my letter dated the 12 th March 2015 where I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike Action. First Great Western
RMT sets out demands for clear assurances from First Group
The latest circular issued by the First Great Western Managing Director, in direct response to the RMT campaign in relation to the Inter-City Express Programme (IEP), makes the following claims in response to the union’s campaign: “The new trains design...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, iep, inter-city express, doo, dft
Hitachi tweet confirms axing of buffet cars on new IEP train
The tweet has been sent as Hitachi load up the first of the trains prior to shipping from Japan, the units will be shipped over and will then be bolted back together flat-pack style on arrival in Britain, nailing the...
Region: National
Tagged with: intercity, iep, first great western, fgw, east coast
RMT steps up New Year First Great Western campaign
RMT has been battling against proposals for driver only operation and the removal of buffet cars and their replacement by a trolley service only catering facility, the sacking and reducing of the safety critical operational role of train guards /conductors...
Region: National
Tagged with: first great western, fgw
RMT steps up New Year campaign on First Great Western
RAIL UNION RMT will be stepping up the campaign to fight plans that would lead to the axing of buffet cars, on-board staff and maintenance workers on First Great Western with a series of events on the 5th of January...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Great Western, Campaign
RMT Inter-City Protests
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash with protesters at Kings Cross this morning fighting the threat to jobs, services and safety from the new Inter-City trains on the East Coast and Great Western routes. RMT campaigners in Cardiff protesting plans for...
Region: National
Tagged with: first great western, east coast, inter-city
Major RMT events in Cardiff and London tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT will be stepping up the campaign to fight plans that would lead to the axing of buffet cars, on-board staff and maintenance workers on First Great Western and East Coast Inter-City services. The union, backed by MP’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: inter-city, first great western, east coast
RMT campaign against introduction of new Inter-City trains
As part of the on-going RMT campaign to defend jobs, services and safety on the new East Coast and First Great Western franchises there will be two important public demonstrations on the morning of next Monday, the 15th December, at...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, first great western, fgw, inter-city, edm 584, early day motion 584
RMT kicks off new phase of fight
As part of the RMT campaign to defend jobs, services and safety on the new East Coast and First Great Western franchises there will be two important public demonstrations on the morning of the 15th December at Cardiff Central Station,...
Region: National
Tagged with: first great western, inter-city, east coast,
RMT exposes secret plan to axe buffet cars
RMT negotiators have uncovered this shock move buried in the detail of the plans for new fleet of Inter-City rolling stock for both FGW and the East Coast Mainline. Under the proposals for the new trains there will be no...
Region: National
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, east coast, inter-city, catering, buffet, first group
RMT blasts First Great Western franchise stitch-up
The First Great Western franchise is an object lesson in the abject and costly failure of privatisation which has allowed incumbent franchise holders to bully themselves into a monopoly provider position and then hold the British people to ransom. Back...
Region: National
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Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – FGW
Our Ref: BR2/0001/FGW 16th September 2014 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – First Great Western Referring to my previous correspondence dated 8th September 2014, I advised you that the union’s Executive Committee was waiting to receive feedback from...
Region: National
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RMT slams First Great Western hypocrisy
Today (Weds 3 September) FGW has provided a Travelling Chef and an additional 1st class carriage on their regular 13.15 intercity service from London Paddington to Cardiff.  Although this train does not normally have a Travelling Chef provided, it appears that FGW...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
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Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – First Great West
Our Ref: BR2/0001/FGW 19th August 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – First Great Western Following our pay submission to the Company, I write to update members on the progress of negotiations and the current position. During...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, dft
RMT slams First Great Western over “total pack of lies”
In fact, in their own press release on the subject, buried away in the small print, FGW’s real intentions are laid bare: “Longer term, we are also considering the re-introduction of a retail trolley in Standard class coaches, and an-seat...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, travelling chef,
Campaign on First Great Western to defend Travelling Chef
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a campaign to defend Travelling Chef services on First Great Western after the company announced it was to scrap the service, and the jobs it supports, in a move that the union says is just...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Great Western, Travelling Chef
RMT warns of dispute on First Great Western and East Coast
Under the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) signed off by the Government, the new fleet, built in Japan and reassembled in the North East by Hitachi, has the capacity to run on Driver Only Operation – removing the guards – would...
Region: National
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, east coast, hitachi, driver only operation, doo
RMT BEGINS BALLOTING FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON FGW
The issues are: •    A Draconian dismissals and disciplinary procedure •    Agency & contract working •    Zero hour contracts RMT is extremely concerned over the company’s harsh dismissals and disciplinary procedures which have led to the unjust dismissal of two...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, industrial action
FGW Mitie cleaners strike solid in fight for Living Wage
Mitie is a wealthy company that can easily afford to lift its staff out of poverty pay and the appalling working conditions that they are being told to put up with.  The most recent company accounts show that Mitie Group...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, mitie, london living wage, paddington
First Great Western Mitie cleaners strike again
Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts between:-   •    06:00 hours on Sunday 19th January and 05:59 hours on Wednesday 22nd January 2014.   RMT Mitie FGW members took another round of rock solid strike action over the weekend...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Mitie, first great western, cleaners, paddington, old oak common