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RMT calls for urgent progress on new Merseyrail fleet
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent progress to be made over the introduction of the new fleet of Merseyrail trains warning that the expensive new units are being left to rust in the sidings at serious cost to the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Guards, Fleet, Merseytravel, Metro Mayor
RMT pays tribute to merchant seafarers
SEAFARER UNION RMT today paid tribute to the humanitarian principles that its members continue to uphold on seas across the world. Responding to news that the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tanker Wave Knight has delivered 75 tonnes of humanitarian aid to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RFA, Wave Knight,
RMT on contract for three new Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships
“Fort Austin and Fort Rosalie are over forty years old, and my members working for the RFA will be relieved that the process for awarding the contract to build three new Fleet Solid Support Ships has finally begun in earnest....
Region: National
Tagged with: Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RFA, MoD
RMT on cancelled services on LNER and Great Western today
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "RMT is fully aware of the issues that have led to the cancellation of services on LNER today and that similar problems with cracks appearing in the fleet on Great Western are also emerging. "Hitachi...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Great Western, Hitachi, Train Fleet, Safety, Maintenance,
Government security, defence, development and foreign policy review
ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY UNION RMT today responded to the Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “With all the sabre rattling, the Government has again overlooked the importance of civilian seafarers...
Region: National
Tagged with: Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RFA, Royal Navy, Seafarers, Maritime
RMT demand Government action to stop shipowner exploitation of seafarers
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said; “The shipping industry says it is seeking a level commercial playing field but today’s figures again show that UK seafarers continue to face unfair competition from low cost labour. We must end shipowners’ use...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Shipping, P&O Ferries, DFDS, Stena Line, Condor Ferries, RFA, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Ratings
On Armistice Day RMT remembers RFA sacrifice
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Today we remember all those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the globe and as a maritime trade union we particularly remember the brave men and women of the Merchant Navy and...
Region: National
Tagged with: merchant navy, royal fleet auxiliary, rfa, armistice day,
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
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 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
Workers vote for action in fight for "Fair Pay For RFA"
Despite repeated efforts by the union to reach a negotiated solution the employers have instead opted to impose a 1.5% increase, undermining the living standards of a crucial group of workers who have seen service in major trouble spots, including the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, royal navy, pay justice,
RMT chalks up major Tube victory
TUBE UNION RMT has announced a stunning victory for militant trade unionism, and has suspended strike action involving over a thousand tube fleet staff due to start on Friday, after London Underground confirmed that it is withdrawing all proposed cuts...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, fleet, tfl, engineering, fa cup, tube strike
Key London Underground maintenance staff vote to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, maintenance, engineering, fleet train preparation
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
Unions step up fight to scrap the pay cap at the RFA
Maritime union RMT today welcomed the joint letter from trade unions representing Royal Fleet Auxiliary workers which calls on the Government to scrap the pay cap which has systematically undermined pay for the last seven years.   In a letter...
Region: National
Tagged with: royal fleet auxiliary, rfa, pay cap, gavin williamson mp
RMT on Government announcement on HS2 fleet procurement
“RMT hears what the minister has said this morning about creating skilled, engineering jobs as a result of this major new fleet contract and the union intends to hold the Government to that pledge and we will be seeking cast-iron...
Region: National
Tagged with: hs2, procurement, fleet, rolling stock, rail
RMT on Government announcement on public sector pay
"Divide and rule will not deflect from the campaign to scrap the pay cap for all and that includes our members on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary down in the Caribbean dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. "With inflation now...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, public sector pay cap
RMT demands lifting of public sector pay cap for RFA staff
Speaking at the TUC Congress in Brighton, where the public sector pay cap will be debated today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT has nearly a thousand RFA members providing lifeline supply services to the navy and who have...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, pay cap, hurricane irma
RMT demands an end to the public sector pay cap
RMT organises workers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Tyne & Wear Metro and Orkney Ferries who have all seen their pay drop well behind inflation and consequent increases in the cost of living since the Tory-Lib Dem coalition embarked on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxilliary, tyne and wear metro, orkney ferries, public sector pay cap
Tube fleet maintenance action begins today
RMT London Underground Fleet members will begin a campaign of  industrial action from today following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management.   RMT’s executive has instructed all Fleet Grades members to undertake the following industrial...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet maintenance, industrial action
Tube fleet maintenance workers back strike action
The ballot result will now be considered by RMT’s executive. RMT reps have listed these breaches as including:- •             Not consulting or negotiating with this Union over reduced staffing levels within Fleet •             Breaching our agreement on Night Tube and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet, maintenance, ballot, strike action
RMT to ballot London Underground fleet staff
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Underground fleet staff members for strike action and action short of a strike over a breakdown in industrial relations and numerous breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet staff, every job matters, ballot
RFA union RMT prepares for action over pay and conditions
RFA UNION RMT confirmed today that its preparing for industrial action involving hundreds of staff across the Royal Fleet Auxiliary over an attack on pay and working conditions. Any campaign of action will involve all RFA members including those on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, mounts bay
RMT calls on Government to clarify RFA position
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Throughout the morning Ministers and the media have reported that the Mount's Bay, the ship being deployed to assist in the migrant crisis, is a Royal Navy vessel when it is in fact part of...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, mount bay
Defence review raises prospect of over 600 jobs losses
Royal Fleet Auxiliary union RMT warned today that the Royal Navy’s supply line, the RFA, faces job reductions of over 600 as part of a 20,000 jobs cull at the MOD – along with the possibility of wholesale or part-privatisation.   RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: royal fleet auxiliary, rfa, job losses
RMT warns over threatened cuts to Royal Fleet Auxiliary
With speculation growing that civilian defence faces the prospect of the loss of up to 12,000 jobs from this afternoon’s Defence Review announcement, alongside a programme of privatisation, maritime union RMT, which represents staff across the Royal Navy supply lifeline, the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary,
INTRODUCTION OF AGENCY TRAINERS – FLEET – LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/13/2   23 rd July 2015   TO ALL LUL FLEET MEMBERS   Dear Colleagues   All industrial action in this dispute suspended!   INTRODUCTION OF AGENCY TRAINERS – FLEET – LONDON UNDERGROUND   I write to advise members that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, fleet
Introduction of Agency Trainers, Fleet – London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/13/2 2nd July 2015 Dear Colleague, Introduction of Agency Trainers, Fleet – London Underground Following the massive ‘YES’ ballot result from you and your colleagues in respect of the above, LUL continue to refuse to accept that the use...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, fleet
Industrial Action at Royal Fleet Auxiliary
•    No cargo was unloaded by RMT members on-board Fort Austin and Gold Rover •    Social functions on-board RFA Argus have been cancelled as members refused to serve and prepare food for a high profile visit •    Fire exercises are...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, industrial action,
Massive Vote for Industrial Action at Royal Fleet Auxiliary
The background to the current dispute is rooted in the managements attempt to bulldoze through major changes that would hit staff across the board. Following lengthy discussions between RMT and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the supply arm of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: royal fleet auxiliary, rfa, industrial action
DISCIPLINARY ACTION – A MCKOY – TRAIN MAINTENANCE
Our Ref LUL/4/4 5th June 2014 TO ALL LUL FLEET MEMBERS Dear Colleagues, DISCIPLINARY ACTION – A MCKOY – TRAIN MAINTENANCE – STONEBRIDGE PARK – LONDON UNDERGROUND London Underground were today notified that we are in dispute and all LUL Fleet...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lu, lul, london underground, fleet, stonebridge park