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ScotRail Gateline Staff to take industrial action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that ScotRail Gateline Staff are to take industrial action over pay justice for rest day working. They join with other Abellio ScotRail workers, including Conductors, Ticket Examiners and Cleaners, who are involved in separate long-running...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Gateline Staff, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
ScotRail staff standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail conductors and ticket examiners are standing firm again today in a long running battle for pay justice and equality as gate line staff vote for action this week and cleaners prepare to join the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Gateline, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT statement on green energy report
OFFSHORE UNION RMT issued a statement on today’s report published by Robert Gordon University that predicts green energy in the North Sea will overtake oil and gas as the main source of offshore employment by 2030. The report predicts a fall...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Energy, Oil, Gas, Renewables, Wind, Just Transition
RMT to strike on polling day
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has called a strike on the Central Line on May 6th over the victimisation and sacking of long-standing activist Gary Carney. Members have already delivered a solid yes vote for strike action in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Central Line, Strike, Gary Carney,
RMT responds to the North Sea Transition Deal
It is also vital to local employment in the supply chain for offshore renewables and decommissioning, and in nascent net zero sectors such as hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “We need a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: North Sea Transition Deal, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Wind, OILC,
RMT responds to Go-Ahead Group profits
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It's beyond belief that despite the pandemic these private train companies are still extracting fat profits and dividends out of the rail‎ network while staff at the front line are confronted with threats of a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Go-Ahead Group, Southern, Southeastern, Gatwick Express, Covid-19,
COVID quarantine exemptions for offshore workers
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today responded to the Scottish Government’s amendment to quarantine legislation to exempt offshore oil and gas workers returning to Scotland from or via a non-acute country. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said; “This is a sensible move...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Offshore Worker, Quarantine, Oil, Gas
RMT raises serious safety concerns
FERRIES UNION RMT today responded to the publication of the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch’s report into the fire on the Lithuanian registered Finlandia Seaways in April 2018 which resulted in the withdrawal of the vessel from the Rosyth-Zeebrugge route by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DFDS, Finlandia Seaways, Maritime Accident Investigation Branch, MAIB, Ferry, Seafarers
North Sea collective bargaining
The establishment of a ground breaking new collective agreement for thousands of engineering and maintenance workers in the North Sea has gained the support of industry. A total of 13 major contractors from the offshore energy sector supply chain have confirmed...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Energy, North Sea, OILC, RMT, GMB, Unite, Collective Bargaining
RMT responds to Weatherford Aberdeen announcement
OFFSHORE WORKERS UNION RMT today responded to news that US oilfield and equipment firm Weatherford is to close its Aberdeen manufacturing facilities. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The Weatherford announcement is grim news for the offshore industry and is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Weatherford, Aberdeen, Offshore, Oil and Gas, OILC
RMT Margam call
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for the establishment of a new body to oversee the Rail Accident Investigation Branch's recommendations in the wake of publication of their report into the Margam Rail tragedy in which two union members were killed....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Margam, RAIB, Rail Accident Investigation Branch
RMT warns of on going offshore jobs massacre
OFFSHORE UNION RMT has warned of an ongoing jobs massacre on the UK Continental Shelf with 14,000 offshore oil and gas and seafarer jobs lost and worse to come if there isn't urgent and immediate action, while the Committee on Climate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Just Transition, Seafarer, Oil, Gas, OILC
RMT warns that the UK oil and gas industry is teetering on the brink
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The crisis offshore started with plummeting oil prices in January. After the pandemic took hold, RMT demanded that ministers deliver a package of measures to ensure that offshore oil and gas workers aren't dumped...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Energy, Just Transition
‎RMT response to RAIB report into tragedy at Margam
General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Our first thoughts are with the families and friends of our members who lost their lives and our members who witnessed this tragic incident. "The RAIB report is comprehensive and raises many issues of concern...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Margam, RAIB, Network Rail
RMT reaction to report on zero carbon economy:
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today welcomed a report from environmental campaign groups on the key role of offshore oil and gas workers in a 'Just Transition' to a zero carbon economy. Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Greenpeace surveyed over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition, Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Greenpeace, Oil, Gas, Offshore Workers
RMT accuses Government of Greenwashing
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today raised concerns over the Government’s ability to deliver a green economic recovery and cut emissions in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Prime Minister has today announced £350m for reducing emissions, including from...
Region: National
Tagged with: greenwashing, public transport, offshore, oil, gas
RMT secures massive living wage victory for rail workers
After a long-running campaign rail union RMT announced this morning that it has finally reached agreement with Carlisle Support Services Ltd to pay the Living Wage Foundation rate of pay of £9.30 per hour from 1st April to all staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: living wage, northern, northern trains, Carlisle support services, gateline
RMT demands urgent action as oil and gas workforce falls
OFFSHORE union RMT is demanding urgent and immediate action as operators rush to slash jobs and contracts in response to the Coronavirus emergency and the oil price war which has driven oil to below $25 per barrel.‎ There are reports today...
Region: National
Tagged with: covid-19, oil, gas, offshore, North Sea
RMT calls for government action to save oil and gas sector
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We have written to the Chancellor because our members in the offshore oil and gas sector are being ignored by government in this time of national crisis. “The offshore trade unions have a central...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, oil, gas, offshore,
Living Wage protest for Northern Gateline staff
Rail union RMT will be holding a demonstration outside contractor Carlisle Support Services’ offices as part of its campaign for a Living Wage for staff working on the Northern gateline. The protest will take place Friday 24th January, 12 noon, outside...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, gateline staff, living wage, carlisle support services
RMT survey reveals shocking levels of violence against women
A new RMT survey reveals shocking levels of violence against women transport workers (those employed in rail, London Underground, on buses and ferries) with 72% of female workers reporting that they have experienced violence at work in the last year. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: international day for the elimination of violence against women, transport workers, violence, assault,
RMT on latest mechanical failure of a helicopter
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It’s a huge relief that no one was hurt as a result of this latest emergency landing. The effect of commercial pressure on helicopter safety remains a serious concern to my members, including those drilling...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: s92, offshore, energy, helicopter, oil and gas
RMT on oil and gas industry report
Trade association body Oil and Gas UK’s annual health and safety report shows increases in injuries and reportable safety incidents, including hydrocarbon releases, as well as a rising backlog of safety critical maintenance work on installations. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas uk, safety, offshore, thistle, hse, oilc
RMT launches campaign for pay justice for Northern’s staff
Rail Union RMT has launched a campaign for pay justice for members working for Carlisle Support Services on the contract for Arriva Rail North. These workers are being paid below the rate set by the Living Wage Foundation, which currently...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, northern rail, arriva, arriva rail north, gateline, revenue, pay justice,
NAO report on oil and gas in the UK offshore decommissioning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is the only growth area of spending in the offshore oil and gas sector. "Over the next decade UKCS decommissioning must benefit UK employment to reduce job losses from declining oil and gas resources,...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, ukcs, oil and gas,
RMT protest at Ramsgate Port tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Ramgate Port tomorrow as Government chaos over arrangements deepens and fears grow of a stitch up that will...
Region: National
Tagged with: SOS2020, Ramsgate
Tube union RMT on Southgate explosion
The union understands that members of the public were hospitalised and we wish them a speedy recovery. Station staff were once again fantastic in dealing with the initial incident and getting people to safety whilst undertaking a full speedy evacuation...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southgate, tube, explosion, london underground, lu, lul
RMT welcomes new report into offshore working practices
Offshore union RMT today welcomed a report by Robert Gordon University on the impact on the contractor workforce of the imposition of the 3-weeks on 3-weeks off shift pattern by employers in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, hse, health and safety executive, robert gordon university, oil and gas authority, oilc
Offshore union RMT on HSE intervention today on gas releases
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "We welcome this intervention by HSE as it comes at a time when the pressure on the off shore workforce is immense in terms of cuts, increased workload and increased working hours.   "We...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore, north sea, gas release, oilc
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 calls for tougher action on helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT is today pressing the Scottish and UK Government’s to take stronger action on the safety of offshore helicopters, ahead of a Holyrood debate on workers’ concerns over the safety of Super Puma helicopter models. RMT General Secretary...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, helicoptor, civil aviation authority, oil and gas authority, offshore
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 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 highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Seafarers in every department of a ship, across every sector are a vital part of the national economy in any country. For a major economy like the UK, an island with a developed and...
Region: National
Tagged with: international maritime organisation, imo, day of the seafarer, sos2020
Glasgow protest in support of disabled people’s access
RAIL UNION RMT and Disabled People Against Cuts Glasgow will be protesting on Monday for the rights of disabled people to have a fully accessible and safe rail service. There will be joint protests and leafleting on Monday 8th May...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: dpac, disabled people against cuts, protest, rail access
Glasgow protest in support of disabled people’s rail access
RAIL UNION RMT and Disabled People Against Cuts Glasgow will be protesting next week for the rights of disabled people to have a fully accessible and safe rail service. There will be joint protests and leafleting on Monday 8th May...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: dpac, disabled people against cuts, rail access, safe scottish trains
Total chaos on Southern Rail and Gatwick Express last night
"It's all very well Southern trying to blame Network Rail for the chaos that hit services last night but the fact remains that if the company wasn't hoarding £100 million in profits that cash could be invested in renewals and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern Rail, Gatwick Express, Chaos
RAIB Watford derailment investigation to look at staffing
The Rail Accident Investigation Board (RAIB) has confirmed that its investigation into the collision and derailment at Watford on the 16th September will look at staffing issues with rail union RMT maintaining that the incident reinforced the safety-critical role played...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail accident investigation board, raib, watford, derailment
MP exposes shameful pay and employment practices
Chair of the RMT Parliamentary Group, Ian Mearns MP has tabled EDM 231 to highlight the Government’s failure to prevent job losses amongst UK seafarers on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) or the replacement of UK crew on OSVs with low cost...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: seafarers, oil, gas, EDM 231
RMT exposes GTR "Five Big Lies"
In a desperate attempt to further obscure the truth GTR are today holding an ‘information session’ between 12.30pm and 3pm in Dining Room B, a private bolt hole for corporate lobbying in the House of Commons, to brief MPs about...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gatwick express, gtr, southern, govia, doo, driver only operation, conductors
Govia now declare war on Gatwick Express staff
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the failing Govia Thameslink Railway’s franchise has now shifted its attacks and abuse on staff from those working on the Southern Rail part of the operations to Gatwick Express in what the union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gatwick express, govia, gtr, southern, doo, driver only operation, conductors, charles horton
IMPOSITION OF 12-CAR DOO, DRIVERS, SOUTHERN/GATWICK EXPRESS
Our Ref: BR2/0146 14th April 2016 Dear Colleague IMPOSITION OF 12-CAR DOO, DRIVERS, SOUTHERN/GATWICK EXPRESS SERVICES – GOVIA THAMESLINK RAILWAY I write with regards to the above matter and to inform you that the RMT are in dispute with GTR over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gatwick express, govia
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/SGX(E) 7th January 2016 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Southern/Gatwick Express Engineering Grades Further to previous correspondence, the referendum of you and your colleagues has concluded with the following result:- Are you prepared to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gatwick express
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/SR 7th January 2016 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Southern/Gatwick Express (Excl. Engineering Grades) Further to previous correspondence, the referendum of you and your colleagues has concluded with the following result:- Are you prepared...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gatwick express
Southern/Gatwick Express & Govia Thameslink Railway
Our Ref: BR2/0001 30th November 2015 Dear Colleague, Southern/Gatwick Express & Govia Thameslink Railway 2015 Pay Dispute Referring to our previous correspondence, I write to advise you of the latest developments in the matter of your pay. Your negotiating team had another...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gatwick express, govia thameslink
RMT slams "systematic attack" on Gatwick Express services
Timetables and routes on the service have been changed without consultation using a pack of autumn conditions excuses to mount what is in fact an attack on the quality of the current service driven by staff shortages and profiteering –...
Region: National
Tagged with: Gatwick Express
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/SR 1 October 2015 Dear colleague RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – SOUTHERN/GATWICK EXPRESS Meetings have been held between your union and Southern/Gatwick Express with regards to this year’s pay increase. While no written offer has yet been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gatwick express
Safer offshore operations calls from the RMT
Offshore union RMT has today issued a direct challenge to the industry to prove that safety remains an absolute priority and that the safety regime can be delivered against a backdrop of cuts to jobs and attacks on shift patterns...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gas, oil, offshore, mah, safety
Dismissal – A. Mcguigan – Train Operator – Morden LU
Our Ref: LUL/4/1   27 th February 2015   Dear Colleague,   DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN LONDON UNDERGROUND   Further to my previous correspondence advising you of the result of the ballot, members are congratulated for returning...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Dismissal, McGuigan
DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN
Our Ref: LUL/4/1 20th January 2015 Dear Colleagues, DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my letter dated 12th January regarding the above, members are aware that your Union’s Executive Committee has taken the decision...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london undeground, lul, a. mcguigan
Offshore Unions Meeting Oil and Gas UK in Aberdeen
RMT will be setting out three core points which it believes form a solid basis for weathering the current storm:   •         The sector is in chaos as companies rush to slash costs in the face of a dramatic fall...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas UK, north sea, uk energy
RMT slams “alarmist” shipping industry statements
Shipping union RMT today slammed what it describes as “blatantly alarmist” noises coming out of the shipping industry which threaten to destabilise the already damaged sector and which pose a renewed threat to seafarers jobs and training. The Amec report...
Region: National
Tagged with: sulphur content, international maritime organisation, chamber of shipping
Support for demonstrations to stop the massacre in Gaza
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today issued a renewed call for the biggest possible turn-out in support of the next round of protests organised up and down the country by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign for an end to the massacre in Gaza....
Region: National
Tagged with: Palestine, Gaza, PSC
Recognition and Reward Commonwealth Games 2014
Circular No IR/160/14 To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils Our Ref: BR1/22/2 12th June 2014 Dear Colleagues RECOGNITION AND REWARD COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014 Further to my previous circular on the above matter dated 11th April 2014 (IR/109/14), in which I advised...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: First Scotrail, Commonwealth Games
RMT secures Commonwealth Games reward on First Scotrail
RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said: “After long and detailed discussions between RMT negotiators and First Scotrail we are pleased to be able to confirm that we have secured an agreement which will properly reward all staff involved in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: first scotrail, commonwealth games
Reminder of Some Forthcoming Events
The Durham Miners' Gala, Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Burston Strike School Rally are chances to celebrate RMT and other unions' history and recommit to preserving and extending our legacy:   Durham Miners' Gala - from 8:30am on Saturday 12th July Marching...
Region: National
Tagged with: burston strike school rally, tolpuddle martyrs festival, durham miners gala
Re-Organisation & Redundancies - Heathrow Express
25th March 2014   Dear Colleague,   RE-ORGANISATION & REDUNDANCIES - HEATHROW EXPRESS   Further to the union's letter dated 7th March 2014 in relation to the above matter. You will recall that Heathrow Express had written to RMT informing the union of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Heathrow Express, redundancies and re-organisation
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,