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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,
RMT set to declare dispute with Rail Gourmet
RAIL UNION RMT has today condemned catering firm Rail Gourmet for pursuing members at their Edinburgh depot who have tested positive for Covid-19 to attend disciplinary hearings for raising related health and safety concerns while they are in isolation and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Gourmet, Great Western Railway, Edinburgh, Justice for Caterers
RMT demands that Government crack on with rail nationalisation
RAIL UNION ‎RMT today demanded that the Government take immediate action to return Britain's failing rail franchises to public ownership as it emerged that preparations have been ramped up in the past week to pave the way for the Operator...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Nationalisation, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, SWR, South Western Railway, C2C, Cross Country, GWR, Great Western Railway
RMT demands urgent action over botched COVID deep-clean on GWR
GWR has already been hit by surging COVID rates amongst staff that had led to an amended timetable. The deep-clean was supposed to be part of the remedy to on-going issues but reports from the mess rooms by RMT members...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, GWR, Covid-19, Deep-Clean, Safe Stop Request
RMT demands withdrawal of patronising GWR Hi Vis cleaning vests
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded the withdrawal of Hi Vis vests issued to Great Western Railway cleaners employed by Servest emblazoned with the words "GWR Cleaning Heroes" which the union says are both patronising and hypocritical as they imply that...
Region: National
Tagged with: GWR, Great Western Railway, Hi Vis Vests, PPE, Cleaners
RMT responds to Govt extension of emergency measures on GWR
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "It's vital that the Government continue to finance our railways as the broken privatised system has shown it simply cannot withstand a crisis. With Ministers pushing their back to work drive we need...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, GWR, Emergency Measures, Tory Government, Privatisation,
Great Western Railway cleaners' strike "rock solid"
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members are rock solid in support for the strike action at the North Pole Depot in West London and are sending out the clearest signal that they will not be kicked from pillar to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
Outsourced ISS workers to strike tomorrow
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action from tomorrow evening in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, hitachi, iss, cleaners
Outsourced ISS workers to strike
RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year. The cleaners are sub-contracted to the Hitachi rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: iss, hitachi, great western railway, gwr, cleaners
RMT day of action to #BringBackTheBuffet on GWR
On the morning that rail union RMT is holding #BringBackTheBuffet events in Swansea, Plymouth and London the union has released research citing examples of how the axing of the buffet service has impacted on GWR services and showing the 95% of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, buffet, #bringbackthebuffet
RMT to hold #BringBackTheBuffet events
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that it will be holding events at Swansea, Plymouth and London Paddington stations at 7am on Monday the 13th of May in support of a union campaign to Bring Back The Buffet on Great Western...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, buffet car, #bringbackthebuffet
RMT to go ahead with ballot of Paddington depot members
RAIL UNION RMT will ballot all guards and drivers at Paddington Depot for strike action and action short of a strike over the victimisation and decision to sack Great Western Railway (GWR) rail guard and union activist Ben Frederick. Frederick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, ben frederick, guard
RMT to ballot Paddington depot members over victimised Guard
Frederick has been suspended from duty after he was assaulted at Evesham Station by a member of the public while working his train as a guard (train manager) on Saturday 11 August 2018. He reported the attack to his employer (GWR Duty...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, paddington depot, guard, train manager
RMT on hostile takeover bid for First Group
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This looks like yet another bunch of speculators and asset strippers homing in on the British transport sector. "First have been propped up by the Government on the Great Western routes for many years...
Region: National
Tagged with: First group, south western railway, great western, apollo managment
RMT responds to Chris Grayling on BBC this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "We have seen no details of this so-called rail plan but it appears that Chris Graylings answer to the disaster of rail privatisation is yet more privatisation with the creation of a series of...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, network rail, gtr, great western, privatisation
GWR Servest cleaners striking for pay
Great Western Railway Servest cleaners striking for pay and workplace justice at Paddington this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT’s cleaner members on GWR will not stand by while they are mercilessly exploited by privateers and while rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners, pay
RMT prepared to suspend strike action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it will suspend this week’s strike action by cleaners on Great Western Railway (GWR) if an upcoming meeting today, Monday 16th January 2017, between GWR and Servest UK results in a commitment to making changes...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike rock solid on Great Western Railway
The dispute involves cleaners working on GWR and is over a number of issues including: pay; parity with GWR Staff; annual leave; provision of safety clothing and an agreement for a permanent workforce and an end to the use of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 0559 on Friday 23rd December and 0558 on Saturday 24th. Cleaners will be picketing at Paddington Station from 06:00 tomorrow - Friday 23rd December.   GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
A delegation of cleaners and their supporters will also travel to GWR’s Swindon head office to deliver a petition. GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to avoid proper responsibilities to the workers who clean their trains. The dispute involves cleaners...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT confirms strike action by cleaners on GWR
Following last week’s ballot result overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action, RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all Servest UK members working on the GWR Contract to take the following strike action:   Not...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
RMT responds to Great Western “modernisation” fiasco
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:                                                                                                                                                                         “This National Audit Office report is a shocking indictment of the mismanagement of our railways. Huge sums that are desperately needed to upgrade and modernise the rail infrastructure down to Wales and the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western, national audit office, nao, department for transport, dft
Great Western advertising con exposed.
"The truth is that the private rail companies know that they are deeply unpopular for good reason and the fact that they have been pulled up by the Advertising Standards Authority for this outrageous stunt is good news. RMT will...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, asa, advertising standards agency
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
Taxpayer to foot £3 million a week bill for trains
RAIL UNION RMT demanded urgent action this morning after it emerged at the weekend that the taxpayer is set to be lumped with a bill of nearly £3 million a week to pay Japanese fleet supplier Hitachi for trains that...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western, iep, hitachi
RMT says “no excuse” for not modifying new GWR trains
RAIL UNION RMT said today that there is no excuse whatsoever for not modifying the new Hitachi Inter-City trains on Great Western Railways to accommodate guards door operation and catering facilities as it emerged that the same trains will have...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railways, hitachi, inter-city trains
Great Western Trains slower journey times than 40 years ago
New £4.5bn Intercity Express Trains for Great Western Railway will deliver slower journey times than those provided by publicly owned British Rail (BR) nearly forty years ago the UK’s biggest rail union RMT reveals today.   The recently launched Great...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, first,
RMT ramps up campaign for buffet cars on GWR
RAIL UNION RMT today vowed to step up its campaign to save the buffet car on the new Great Western Railway (GWR) Intercity Express Trains.   This comes in the wake of a recent meeting between RMT and the Department...
Region: National
Tagged with: Great Western Railway, Buffet Cars
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tagged with: london underground, lul, fgw, first great western
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
Tagged with: first great western, fgw,
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 day of action tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT will fold a further day of action tomorrow,  Saturday 14 th  February, as the union set out a list of key points that it is seeking urgent assurances over from First Group on their Great Western route over...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first, great western, inter-city
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
Tagged with: first great western,
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
Tagged with: first great western
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
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, travelling chef
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