rail infrastructure - 11 Items Tagged Within News

RMT welcomes committee's recovery plan call
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today welcomed a report from the Welsh Parliament’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee which called for the Welsh Government to publish a plan that can rebuild public transport. The report, which took both written and oral evidence...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Welsh Parliament, Economy Infrastructure and Skills Committee, Transport for Wales
RMT members to strike at rail infrastructure firm
RMT members working at Clarke Chapman Facilities Management will be taking strike action and action short of a strike following a ballot after the company refused to table a pay award. Clarke Chapman is infrastructure maintenance and renewals company that...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Clarke Chapman, Ontrack, Rail Infrastructure, Strike, Pay Award,
RMT responds to Northern Infrastructure announcement
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Investment to upgrade public transport in the North of England from the government is long overdue and the government should be supporting a national strategy for mass investment in an expanded public transport...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Northern Railway, Northern Infrastructure Pipeline, Rail, North of England
RMT on MP's reports into Carillion collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Today's bombshell reports from two separate Commons Committee's into the Carillion collapse ram another nail in the coffin of the racket of outsourcing and franchising.    "The Carillion business model didn't disappear with...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, amey, network rail, tfl, rail infrastructure
RMT on news that Amey is taking over bulk of Carillion works
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT's preferred option since the collapse of Carillion has been for their rail works to be taken directly in house but we recognise that today's announcement should guarantee up to 700 rail workers jobs and we...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, amey, network rail, tfl, rail infrastructure
RMT on House of Commons Transport Committee
‎Rail union RMT says that the House of Commons Transport Committee evidence session later today on rail infrastructure must tackle underfunding of maintenance, renewals and upgrades as well as addressing the issue of outsourcing and casualisation in the wake of...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, carillion, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, rail infrastructure
RMT responds to Government's Network Rail asset stripping
RAIL UNION RMT responds to a major asset sell-off plan announced by Network Rail today General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "This is the first step in a major asset stripping programme at the ‎publicly owned Network Rail by a...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, tory government, conservative, asset stripping, rail infrastructure
RMT launches charter for rail infrastructure workers
Infrastructure workers charter The charter was drawn up after consultation with infrastructure workers and RMT infrastructure reps working for companies across Britain. It claims that:  “simple fairness demands that two rail workers performing the same duties should be paid the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail infrastructure workers, pay and conditions, charter
RMT on another morning of signal failures and breakdowns
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "The intolerable pressure on transport services in and out of London is growing by the day and the toxic mix of massive overcrowding and infrastructure failures is leaving both rail and tube on a knife...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: overcrowding, infrastructure, breakdowns, signal failures
RMT responds to Public Accounts Committee report
General Secretary Mick Cash said   “The lack of strategic planning on rail infrastructure projects identified in this report from the Public Accounts Committee comes as no surprise to RMT and is yet more damning evidence of the consequences of...
Region: National
Tagged with: public accounts committee, rail infrastructure
RMT blames privatisation for transport funding crisis
Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said:   “The biggest block to the massive investment that our transport services are crying out for is the continuing impact of privatisation which not only drains billions of pounds away in shareholder profits...
Region: National
Tagged with: infrastructure spending,