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RMT warns of “mass transport discrimination”
On the day of the third anniversary protest in the fight to keep the guard on the train, rail union RMT has revealed that at least 15,000 Southern Rail services have run without a second person on board since the introduction...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern GTR, southern, doo, doo, driver only operation, third anniversary, guards dispute, guards, conductors,
RMT demands Commons statement on the outcome of GTR Inquiry
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an urgent Commons statement on the outcome of Chris Grayling’s Inquiry into Govia Thameslink Railway in the wake of further rail cancellations and delays this week after yet another timetable change. Having claimed that their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT action "solid and united" this morning on Southern Rail
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members stand solid and united again today in the fight for passenger safety and access on Southern Rail in Britain's longest-running industrial dispute. "The sheer grit and determination of our members on Southern to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT strike action goes ahead Monday on Southern Rail
RMT strike action goes ahead Monday on Southern Rail in Britain's longest running industrial dispute RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and driver members on Southern Rail will take further strike action exactly as scheduled on Monday in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Southern Rail putting profits before safety
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Passengers subjected to the daily chaos on Southern Rail's notorious services will be rightly angry when they see that the operator, Go Ahead, is reporting a significant jump in revenues this morning despite moving...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT demands Southern end harassment of Brighton pickets
RAIL UNION RMT has today written to Southern/GTR demanding an end to the bullying, intimidation and harassment of pickets during the current dispute after a shocking incident in Brighton this morning. In the letter to Southern/GTR boss Peter Evans, RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Call for meeting with Transport Secretary over Southern
RAIL UNION RMT has written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again today asking for a further face to face meeting after Southern Rail contractor GTR snubbed union plans for round table talks involving all parties. In his letter, RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute, Grayling
RMT calls further Southern Rail strike action
RMT’s NEC has considered this matter again today and due to the failure of both the Government and GTR respond to the RMT call for round table talks to resolve the dispute has instructed Southern guards and driver members not...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT calls further Southern Rail strike action
RMT’s NEC has considered this matter again today and due to the failure of both the Government and GTR respond to the RMT call for round table talks to resolve the dispute has instructed Southern guards and driver members not...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT calls further Southern Rail strike action
RMT’s NEC has considered this matter again and has instructed Southern driver members not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- • 00:01 hours on Tuesday 1st August 2017 until 23:59 hours on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Tory losses on Southern Rail Routes due to company failures
RAIL UNION RMT said today that a bunch of significant Tory losses overnight are down to the long running dispute on Southern Railway over the axing of guards and the ‎impact on safe, accessible and reliable services. The Conservatives lost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute, Election
RMT looks to legal action over rights of disabled passengers
Rail union RMT confirmed today that is actively considering legal options over failure of Office of Rail Regulation to protect the rights of disabled passengers on Southern rail. The Office of Road and Rail Regulation (ORR) has key responsibilities for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT Southern action holding firm nearly a year on
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "In the teeth of a relentless campaign of spin and intimidation from Southern Rail the RMT guards' and drivers' action continues to hold firm in the fight for rail safety nearly a year on‎. "RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT calls for urgent talks on Southern
RAIL UNION RMT has called for urgent talks to clarify Southern (GTR)’s position on the future role of the Guard in an attempt to bring a resolution to the long-running dispute.   The union wrote to Charles Horton, Managing Director...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT Southern Guards standing firm this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT guards members on Southern Rail are standing firm in their action in defence of rail safety this morning despite a vicious campaign of bullying and intimidation by GTR bosses. Our members resilience for nearly...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
SOUTHERN RIP UP SAFETY RULE BOOK IN SCABBING DRIVE
RAIL UNION RMT revealed today that Southern GTR are looking to train up 40 scab strike breaking managers in 2 days of classroom talks to work as OBS on the next strike day of 22nd February. The union described the move as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Southern owners Go–Ahead set to pocket Christmas Bonus
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned the fact that Southern owners Go-Ahead – operators of the worst performing rail service in Britain – are set for a taxpayer-funded Christmas Bonus from Theresa May's recently announced rail replacement bus stunt.   Parliamentary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Southern strike solidly supported across all routes today
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Despite a vicious campaign of company bullying, threats and intimidation the strike action on Southern this morning remains absolutely rock solid. “Passengers know that Southern Rail under GTR is an unmitigated disaster that puts...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT responds to Southern deadline to withdraw £2000 bribe
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “This is just more threats and bullying from Southern Rail and does nothing at all to resolve the current safety dispute. It is also completely meaningless as the union has already rejected the £2000...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
National Demo this week in support of RMT Southern Guards
The protest will assemble at 12.30 – 13.30 opposite Parliament (Old Palace Yard). This will be followed by a rally inside Parliament from 14.00 – 15.30 in Committee Room 10. Rally speakers include: Mick Cash, General Secretary RMT; Manuel Cortes, General Secretary TSSA; Andy McDonald MP,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
"Nonsense of privatisation" as Network Rail shells out £48m
General Secretary Mick Cash said: "This multi-million compo payout from Network Rail to Southern/GTR exposes the economic nonsense of our privatised and fragmented railways. This is money that could have been spent on maintaining and upgrading our failing real infrastructure...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
National Demonstration called in support of Southern Guards
RAIL UNION RMT has called a national protest for 1st November in support of Southern Guards in its long running dispute with GTR/Southern.   The protest will assemble at 12.30 – 13.30 opposite Parliament (Old Palace Yard). This will be followed by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT Southern strike "absolutely solid"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that strike action by guards on Southern Rail in the dispute over safety and access remains absolutely solid this morning despite a vicious campaign of company lies and dirty tricks. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Southern attempt to bribe staff to sell-out passenger safety
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This latest letter from Charles Horton does not move this dispute on a single inch. There is no offer whatsoever to start engaging in serious talks about the safety and access issues at the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute
Core points at heart of Southern guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today began distributing information to the general public at stations across Southern rail setting out the three core issues at the heart of the strike action that starts at 11am tomorrow – 26 th April: •  Removal of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern, GTR, Guards Dispute