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RMT pays tribute to transport workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT payed tribute this morning to workers battling in appalling conditions to keep Britain moving during Storm Barra overnight and has called on the Government and employers to halt plans for mass cuts‎ that threaten the livelihoods of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Storm Barra, Rail, Ports, Ferries, Transport,
Staff our Stations action across the North East
Rail Union RMT is stepping up its Staff our Stations campaign across the North East, with a number of demonstrations at key stations commencing on Monday 6th December at Berwick-upon-Tweed station, followed by Newcastle Central and Durham on the 13th...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Staff Our Stations, Station Staff, Ticket Offices
Save London's Transport demonstration on Wednesday
Transport Union RMT will be protesting outside Parliament on Wednesday alongside other trade unions in a ‘Save London’s Transport’ demonstration opposing attack on pensions, the imposition of pay freezes and threats to services and jobs, imposed as part of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Save London's Transport, Demonstration, ITF, Transport for London, TfL
RMT on face masks on public transport
"We support the wearing of masks but there are major issues about enforcement and its our members left in the front line with angry passengers who refuse to comply.    "The Government must make the resources available to properly police...
Region: National
Tagged with: Face Masks, Public Transport, Covid-19,
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new survey of women public transport workers by their union RMT reveals a growing epidemic of sexual harassment against passengers and workers on public transport. Sexual harassment is a...
Region: National
Tagged with: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sexual Harassment, Public Transport
Cleaners continue fight for pay justice
Low paid rail cleaners who work for Churchill Group will protest outside the offices of their employers and the train operating companies that contract them will protest tomorrow, Friday 26th November, as part of their fight for pay justice. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill, Cleaners, Southeastern Trains, Govia, Pay Justice
Save London's Transport demonstration
Transport Union RMT will be protesting outside Parliament alongside other trade unions in a ‘ Save London’s Transport ’ demonstration opposing attacks on pensions, the imposition of pay freezes and threats to services and jobs, imposed as part of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Save London's Transport, TfL, Transport for London
RMT on TfL cuts carnage
LONON TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the Mayor Sadiq Khan to stand up and fight for the Capital's transport services as the full scale of the cuts being demanded by the Government begins to emerge. The union has also...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Cuts, Jobs, Pensions
RMT calls to scrap TfL cash for cuts scheme
TUBE UNION RMT has written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling on him to scrap Transport for London’s £12 million executive bonus scheme which will see senior staff rewarded for their success in delivering the government’s attack on heroic keyworkers’...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Pensions, Pay, Jobs
RMT responds to UK Government's Just Transition Declaration at COP26
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Workers in oil and gas, transport and the supply chain need confidence in the COP process. A refreshed Just Transition declaration from the UK Presidency of COP26 is welcome, effectively mandating practical measures such...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Plan, COP26, Just Transition Declaration, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Wind, Offshore Energy Passport
Southeastern investigation fatally compromised
RMT, the UK’s leading specialist transport union, has slammed the Department for Transport’s ‘independent’ review into financial ‘bad faith’ on Southeastern railways, describing it as a ‘fatally compromised farce’ in which the public could have no confidence. The union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Go-Ahead, Govia, DfT, Department for Transport,
RMT to hold cut protest outside DfT
TRANSPORT UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration tomorrow demanding that the government cut carbon emissions, not public transport jobs. The protest will take place on Thursday 4th November 2021 at 10am at the Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: DfT, Department for Transport, COP26, Protest, Cut Carbon Emissions Not Public Transport Jobs
RMT criticises the Chancellor for failing British seafarers
SEAFARER Union RMT today criticised the Chancellor’s proposals for Tonnage Tax reform announced in the Budget which made no reference at all to jobs or training for UK Ratings: RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Tonnage Tax was already a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, UK Ratings, Tonnage Tax, Red Ensign, Tory Government, Rishi Sunak,
ScotRail RMT pay deal
Following further discussion between ScotRail and RMT, the following agreement was reached: A one year pay deal comprising of a 2.5 per cent pay increase backdated to 01 April 2021. A payment of £300 to all staff ensuring COP26 is fully supported (separate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands that SNP lift roadblock
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that the SNP lift the roadblock that they have imposed on fresh talks over the Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper disputes with the union stating again that they are ready to reopen negotiations immediately. The politicians...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT on cross-party on green jobs
From the unions AGM in Leeds Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary said: “We welcome the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, which identifies the need for labour market regulation and investment in public transport to support the hundreds and thousands of good,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Green Jobs, Net Zero, Just Transition,
ScotRail strike action during COP26 goes ahead
Delegates at RMT's AGM in Leeds have voted to reject a “revised pay offer" ‎from Scotrail and to go ahead with strike action alongside Caledonian Sleeper members throughout COP26 in a fight for pay justice for Scotland's rail workers. Representatives...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for eight months making it Britain's longest running industrial...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for Nicola Sturgeon ScotRail intervention
Rail Union RMT has today written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP to call on her to urgently intervene in RMT ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper members’ ongoing fights for pay justice and fairness. With the prospect of industrial action...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
ScotRail COP26 strike action goes ahead
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "There was a golden opportunity for Scotrail to make serious progress in talks today but instead they offered nothing of any consequence and as a result our action throughout COP26 goes ahead as planned....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
Taxpayers’ money to fund thousands of rail redundancies
RAIL UNION RMT has today demanded that the Government intervene and withdraw a massive job cuts scheme proposed by the rail industry as it is revealed taxpayer will be funding the redundancy payments. The union has also said in a...
Region: National
Tagged with: RIRG, Voluntary Severance, Transport Focus, Redundancies, Tory Government
Massive yes vote in ScotRail pay dispute
SCOTLAND'S MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted overwhelmingly to strike in an industrial action ballot on Scotrail sparked by the on-going pay dispute. The ballot ‎recorded a yes vote for strike action of 84%. The union said...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for well over seven months General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT on Johnson speech
RMT says Johnson speech on high skill, high wage workforce a million miles from the reality of pay freezes, exploitation and skills shortages that threaten transport services General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Its hypocrisy in the extreme for the prime...
Region: National
Tagged with: Boris Johnson, Conservative Conference, Tory Government,
Boris Johnson’s bluster
RMT, the union for UK seafarers, today released figures showing that Boris Johnson’s bluster on Tories supporting UK employment and wage growth is blown away by statistics revealing a massive decline in UK seafarer employment, compounded by poverty wages in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Ratings, Boris Johnson, Conservative conference, Tory Government, UK
RMT calls on the First Minister to intervene in ScotRail dispute
On the eve of crucial ScotRail pay talks tomorrow, designed to prevent a long-standing pay dispute disrupting COP26 in Glasgow, rail union RMT has called on the First Minister to intervene to shelve ticket office closure plans and pay rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for new ScotRail timetable plans to be scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling for proposals to reduce ScotRail services by around 300 a day, or around 100,000 a year, to be scrapped, as a survey of RMT ScotRail members revealed that an overwhelming majority of these frontline rail workers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Cuts, SNP, COP26
RMT announces strike ballot on Scotrail over pay dispute
The union said that the schedule for the ballot would enable action to take place during COP26 if, as expected, members vote yes. Over two thousand RMT members across all grades are involved. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Today's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT warns of action over driverless trains
TUBE UNION RMT warned today of a campaign of action as it emerged that the Government has placed adverts for a consultancy contract to explore the introduction of driverless trains on London Underground. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "The news...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, TfL, Transport for London, Tube, Driverless Trains
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today after ticket examiners joined with conductors again this week to vote overwhelmingly to continue a battle which has now been going on for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail Ticket Examiners to take further action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be adding further strikes after a massive 90% vote to continue their action in a reballot. Following yesterday's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail Ticket Examiners vote by 90% to continue pay action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality have voted by a massive 90% to continue their action in a reballot. Under the recent additions to the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT slams “out of touch” Shapps
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP of gross insensitivity and insulting thousands of rail workers who are facing a cost-of-living crisis and job insecurity as the Conservative Government continues with their policy of a sector...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rail Cuts
Six months to save Scotland's Railways
RAIL UNIONS and their supporters will be holding a "Six months to save Scotland's railways" protest this lunchtime. RMT, jointly with Aslef, TSSA and Unite is holding the demonstration, outside the First Minister’s official residence, Bute House, Edinburgh, commencing at...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Cuts
Scotland falls at first hurdle over ScotRail cuts
As the SNP Scottish Government prepares to debate its plans for a ‘Net Zero Nation’ rail union RMT says that its recently announced power sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens will have fallen at the first hurdle if it allows...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Service Cuts
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute as unions prepare to take fight to Bute House this week. RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for action from Transport For Wales
RAIL UNION RMT has called for urgent action over a lack of toilets on the new Stadler City Link Trains due to be introduced on TFW Core Valley Lines next year. The union has raised serious concerns about the impact...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stadler Flirt, Transport for Wales, Toilets, Core Valley Lines
Merseyrail cleaners demonstration
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that Merseyrail cleaners will be demonstrating this Saturday 18th September at Liverpool Central Station from 10.30 to 12.30. The demonstration is calling for cleaning to be taken out of the hands of contractors and brought in-house. Outsourced...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Mitie, Cleaners, Pay Justice, Outsourcing, Demonstration
RMT in talks over Scotrail pay dispute tomorrow
Scotland's main rail union RMT has confirmed that it will be attending pay talks with Scotrail tomorrow as the campaign continues and with the union warning again that it will have no hesitation in taking action during COP26 to secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT protest at Waterloo tomorrow
RAIL Union RMT is stepping up the campaign on Monday against “swingeing cuts” on South Western Railway which will unleash an attack on rail services, jobs and pay unseen since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. South Western Railway and...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: SWR, South Western Railway, Network Rail, Consultation, Cuts, Waterloo
COVID conspiracy posters on rail and Tube
RAIL,TUBE AND BUS UNION RMT today called for the strongest possible action against anti-vaxers and COVID conspiracy theorists found lacing their posters with razor blades ‎in order to injure anyone trying to remove them. The anti-vaxers are known to be...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail, Tube, Bus, Covid-19, Anti-vax, Posters, TfL, Transport for London
ScotRail staff rock solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged for over six months fight for pay justice and equality are standing rock solid again today in a week when the company chose to up their attacks on staff...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT hits back at bare-faced cheek of SNP
RAIL UNION RMT today hit back at the bare-faced cheek of the political elite in Scotland after the SNP issued a statement demanding that the union call off disputes that the SNP themselves have not lifted a finger to resolve...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice, Rail Union
Scotrail workers standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality are standing firm again today in a week when conductors voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
New ScotRail conductor strike dates
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be taking further industrial action after they voted by a massive 80% to continue their campaign in a reballot....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT declares dispute over Legionella outbreak
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has declared a dispute over a potentially lethal Legionella outbreak on Thameslink trains and is prepared to ballot for strike action if GTR and Siemens don't take urgent action to resolve the crisis....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Legionella, Thameslink, GTR, Siemens
RMT calls for halt to planned cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has called for a reversal of planned cuts across Network Rail, TFL and the train operating companies after the rail minister said today that the Government are expecting passenger numbers to return to pre-COVID levels as the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Job Cuts, Network Rail, Transport for London, TfL, TOC's, Tory Government,
Scotrail members in Britain's longest running dispute
RMT Scotrail members are standing firm and battling on again today for pay justice and equality in what their union believes is now Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For six months now our members...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT to ballot TfW cleaners
RAIL UNION RMT has announced it will balloting Transport for Wales cleaners for action from next week over the company reneging on their commitments to bring harmonisation of workplace terms and conditions to all cleaners within the company. The ballot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Cleaners, TfW, Terms and Conditions, Welsh Labour,
Strike action goes ahead on Hull Trains on Sunday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Hull Trains goes ahead on Sunday 8th August in a fight to defend decent pension rights and to force the company to honour their long-standing obligations to staff. Despite talks at...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Pensions, Strike
RMT launches campaign to defend TfL pension scheme
Transport for London union RMT announced today that it is launching a campaign to defend the TfL pension scheme in the wake of revelations of how the company intend to process and conduct their pension fund review. Instead of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground Limited, Pension, Review,
Industrial action restarts on Hull Trains
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today industrial action on Hull Trains will start again from Monday, with a wave of strike action kicking off on Sunday 8th August, in a fight to defend decent pension rights and to force the company...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Pension Justice, ACAS, Strike
RMT statement on accessibility measures
Commenting on the announcement of new public transport accessibility measures as part of the Government’s new National Disability Strategy, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “It is absolutely vital that the UK’s public transport networks are fully accessible for disabled...
Region: National
Tagged with: Public Transport Accessibility, Disabled Passengers, National Disability Strategy,
Scotrail members fight on for pay justice
RMT Scotrail members are standing strong and fighting on again today for pay justice and equality in one of Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For nearly four months now our members have stood strong...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands clarification on isolation scheme
TRANSPORT UNION RMT‎ has demanded urgent clarification and discussions on the reported expansion of isolation exemptions for some transport workers, warning that the failure to brief unions on the plans risks sewing more confusion and doing more damage. General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Isolation Exemption Scheme, Covid-19, Transport Workers, Self Isolation,
RMT responds to Government review
RAIL UNION RMT has responded to an announcement by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP to review the National Policy Statement for National Networks. The review would include all long-term plans for major rail and road schemes but the union...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, National Policy Statement for National Networks, COP26
RMT demands urgent investigation into Troon Station fire
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an urgent investigation from the rail health and safety regulator into the risks posed by unstaffed stations following revelations that Troon station was completely unstaffed at the time of a devastating fire at the weekend....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Troon Station, Fire, Unstaffed, Chief Inspector of Railways, Ian Prosser,
Transport for Wales rail services become dangerously overcrowded
RMT has written to the Welsh Government Minister responsible for Transport for Wales, Julie James, demanding urgent action to prevent further passenger abuse and mistreatment of rail staff because of a shortage of train carriages covering holiday/ daytrip destinations. The...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Welsh Government, Covid-19, Overcrowding
RMT warns of threat of violence to staff
Transport union RMT warned today that staff on services will be placed at danger of abuse and assault due to the botched, confused and inconsistent messaging over face coverings. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Whilst we welcome the approach from...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Face Coverings, Social Distancing, Public Transport
RMT warns of “fatal folly” of removing transport Covid protections
In a letter to Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford RMT has today warned of the fatal folly of removing Covid transport protections. The warning comes as governments are finalising changes to Covid-19 protections. In the letter (below) to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Public Transport, Cleaning, Face Masks, Social Distancing,
RMT slams "reckless and irresponsible gamble"
Responding to the Health Secretary’s latest announcement RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “This is a reckless and irresponsible gamble with the health of millions. “It is beyond belief that we today see a health minister and prime minister announcing...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Face Masks, Social Distancing, Transport Workers,
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 demands summit to resolve the crises on Scotland's Ferries
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “I am writing to repeat RMT’s demand that the Scottish Government call an urgent summit meeting to discuss the crisis engulfing lifeline ferry services in the west of Scotland. “Although there is understandable frustration...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Ferries, Graeme Dey,
RMT calls for emergency support for iconic Black Cabs
TRANSPORT UNION RMT, which organises among London’s iconic black cabs, has called for a package of emergency support from government, the Mayor and Council leaders as Department for Transport statistics showed a catastrophic 29% drop in the number of Licensed vehicles...
Region: National
Tagged with: Black Cabs, Transport for London, TfL, DfT, Department for Transport, Taxi,
RMT condemns unsafe extension to lorry drivers’ hours
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned the Government’s unsafe extension to road haulage driver’s permitted driving hours due to a significant labour shortage of lorry drivers. Lorry drivers will be permitted to legally extend their driving hours to previously illegal levels...
Region: National
Tagged with: Road Haulage, Drivers Hours, Driver Shortage, Road Transport
RMT exposes scandal at Pentland Ferries
SCOTTISH Ferries Union RMT today commented on the results of the safety inspection carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at the RMT’s request, on the catamaran MV Pentalina which Transport Scotland is seeking to charter from anti-trade union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, Pentland Ferries, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland
RMT calls on UK to learn lessons of Welsh Government
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today welcomed the news that the Welsh Government will be suspending all future road building plans and will instead be prioritising public transport and active travel to meet their statutory target of net zero emissions by 2050. This...
Region: National
Tagged with: Bus, Rail, Road, COP26, Westminster, Tory Government
RMT welcomes cross-party ScotRail support
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed support from cross-party MSPs for a motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament calling for Pay Justice and Equality for ScotRail workers and for the Scottish Government to take action to resolve the longstanding dispute. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT launches bust the transport workers pay freeze campaign
SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT has launched a campaign today to bust through a Government-led pay freeze that is being imposed on transport staff – the same workers who have kept Britain moving throughout the COVID pandemic at well-documented personal risk....
Region: National
Tagged with: Pay freeze, Transport workers, rail, rail profits
RMT members standing firm again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing firm in strike action again today as the union called on the First Minister to end her silence and put pressure on Transport Scotland to demand that Abellio and Transport Scotland negotiate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT responds to creation of a single enforcement body for workers' rights
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch commented: “We need to see more details of the Government's proposals but we are undoubtedly seeing under payment and exploitation level down workers' rights. “Seafarers, in particular, need better enforcement to protect their jobs and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Workers Rights, Seafarers, Transport Workers, Offshore,
Action solid on Scotrail again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that the latest phase of action by conductors and ticket examiners on Scotrail is being solidly supported across Scotland again today in the long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT slams "disgraceful stitch up" TFL short-term funding deal
“This is a disgraceful stitch up of a deal and it will be resisted by our members whether it comes from Whitehall or City Hall through London wide industrial action if necessary. "It is completely unacceptable for transport workers who...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground, Tube, Funding, Tory Government
RMT calls for end to TfL stalemate
TUBE AND TFL union RMT today called for an end to the continuing stalemate and uncertainty over a TFL funding agreement and demanded a long term package that guarantees jobs and services as London begins to emerge out of lockdown...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground, Tube, Funding, Tory Government,
RMT warns of new Dark Age for London Transport
RMT warned today that the Tories will inflict a new Dark Age on London’s transport network if they impose more cuts on TfL as the price of providing a new bailout package. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Rumours abound...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Transport for London, Funding, Covid-19
RMT slams Grant Shapps “insulting and ill-informed” comments
RAIL UNION RMT slammed the Secretary of State Grant Shapps today after he used an appearance at the Transport Select Committee to put his full backing behind the pandemic profiteers while dismissing concerns about the plight of rail staff with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Rail Workers, Transport Select Committee, Rail Union, RMT
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
Privateers make £88 million in 6 months
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that private train operating companies are looking at a future of easy guaranteed profits at taxpayers’ expense while staff face pay and job cuts, after the union published research showing that rail privateers made £88...
Region: National
Tagged with: Great British Railways, Covid-19, DfT, Department for Transport, EMA
RMT responds to latest announcements on TFL funding
"A high quality London transport network is essential for cutting pollution and rebuilding our wider economy and this continued uncertainty and reliance on short term fixes will simply hold back our economic recovery causing lasting damage. "We need the government...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Transport for London,
RMT calls for zero tolerance of any breach of Covid safety measures
As lockdown measures ease today and passenger numbers rise, transport union RMT has a issued warning regard to transport staff safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said “The Government and transport authorities must be clear to the travelling public about...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport, Lockdown,
RMT calls for full inquiry into Government’s backroom sweetheart deals
Britain’s largest rail Union RMT today slammed the Government for conducting backroom deals with Train Operating Companies and allowing them to break their franchise contracts with minimal termination fees following the collapse of the contracts. At the same time the...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, TransPennine Express, DfT, Department for Transport, Tory Government,
Ticket examiners join ScotRail conductors in strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action involving ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners in two separate disputes over the same issue of equality between grades in payments for rest day working goes ahead on Sunday as planned. The union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners,
RMT exposes First Group’s hypocrisy
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned major rail and bus operator First Group’s announcement that it plans to pay a shareholder dividend of £365m this year, following the sale of two US bus divisions, at the same time as it continues...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, Hull Trains, Shareholder Dividend,
RMT warns Government won’t cut carbon emissions by cutting public transport services
Transport emissions account for 20% of the UK’s total emissions and the union highlighted the Government’s hypocrisy with its current plans for railway austerity and potential cuts to rail services and rail jobs. RMT also renewed called for the Government to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carbon Emissions
RMT condemns Government’s West Coast Main Line plans
RAIL UNION RMT responded to the DfT’s announcement that it intends to award a decade long contract to First Trenitalia to run the West Coast Main Line, by calling for an end to its obsession with privatisation, and for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Coast Mainline, Avanti, First, Trenitalia, DfT, Department for Transport
Shocking rise in hate crimes toward disabled people on the rail network
The shocking rising level of hate crime toward disabled people travelling on Britain’s railways is a wake-up call to the industry to stop the cost-cutting that has emptied staff from trains and stations said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash today....
Region: National
Tagged with: Disabled Passengers, Hate Crime, Railway, Department for Transport, Access For All, DPAC, DfT
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 Just Transition Commission's final report
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, said: “The Just Transition Commission’s report is a step in the right direction but we need to pick up the pace. “Just transition plans, local jobs in offshore wind, decarbonising public transport and skills guarantees,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Commission, Scottish Government, Offshore Wind, Energy, Scotland,
Shrewsbury pickets’ victory
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has welcomed today's victory for the Shrewsbury 24 as a victory for working people the length and breadth of Britain which has only been achieved by the sheer resilience and determination of the pickets who refused to stop...
Region: National
Tagged with: Shrewsbury 24, Shrewsbury Pickets, Labour Movement, Trade Unions
RMT members to take industrial action at Unipart Rail Doncaster
Unipart Rail’s Doncaster warehouse supplies parts to the rail industry. With effect from 00:01 hours on Friday 2nd April 2021, until further notice, RMT members working at Unipart Rail Doncaster are instructed:- Not to work any non-contractual overtime Not to work on...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Unipart Rail, Pay, Conditions, Rail
RMT blasts latest government drip-feed deal
Transport union RMT today slammed the government for imposing yet another short-term funding deal on Transport for London which continues to make vital support for public transport conditional on more damaging austerity attacks on workers. The latest deal lasts until...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Grant Shapps, Tube, LUL, London Underground
RMT warning over new Government proposals
Carilllion union RMT warned today that proposed measures to tighten up the audit, dividend and bonus culture after the devastating collapse of a number of household names, with dire consequences for the workforce, may not be enough to reign in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carillion, Covid-19, Bandit Capitalism, Jobs, Pay, Pensions
RMT welcomes London Travelwatch report
TRANSPORT UNION RMT welcomed the publication of London Travelwatch’s report into the future of public transport in the capital but warned that without a change of approach from Government toward TfL it will go nowhere. The union pointed to recommendations...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Travelwatch, Transport for London, TfL,
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 calls for a Just Transition Fund from the Queen’s Coffers
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today called on the Chancellor to use his Budget speech to divert funds from Crown Estate’s recent offshore wind bonanza into a Just Transition Fund for offshore workers and seafarers to re-train for jobs in renewable energy...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Fund, Offshore, Wind, Wind Farms, Crown Estate, Energy
RMT renews demands for all rail services to be renationalised
RAIL UNION RMT today renewed its demands for all rail services to be taken into public ownership after the public owned Operator of Last Resort (OLR) was given a 5 year extension to its running of Northern. On the same day...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Trains, Northern, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, Rail Fares, Covid-19, DfT, Rail Nationalisation
RMT warns of jobs, pay and pensions carve up
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the Department for Transport is gearing up for an all-out assault on jobs, pay and pensions as it has emerged that it is advertising for a paid-up union buster to take on the workforce....
Region: National
Tagged with: Department for Transport, DfT, Covid-19, Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Transport workers are Essential workers
RMT issues new warning of a cocktail of dangers for bus driver safety
BUS UNION RMT has issued a new warning over bus driver safety as the Government confirms mass opening of schools on 8 March. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members who have direct experience of the way the return to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus, Bus Driver, DfT, Department for Transport, Grant Shapps
RMT on Environmental Audit Committee’s report
Commenting on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Growing Back Better’, published today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Committee has rightly recognised the vital role that the UK’s public transport network has in our economic recovery from Covid-19 and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Environmental Audit Committee, Growing Back Better, Public Transport, Bus, Rail, Taxi, Shipping, Ferry,
RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers
With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport workers, Covid vaccine, Rail, Bus, Taxi, Shipping, Transport,
RMT welcomes Welsh Government rail decision
Commenting on the announcement that the Welsh government is taking the Wales and Borders rail franchise into public ownership, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is a welcome and timely development and RMT will continue to make sure that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, TfW, Welsh Government, Welsh Railway
RMT demands clarity over South African variant on TFL and Merseyrail
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, demanding action after the union revealed that both TfL and Merseyrail are instructing staff in the postcodes impacted by the South African variant of COVID-19...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, South African Variant, Grant Shapps, Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Merseyrail
RMT blasts TfL over South African variant
RMT has written to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford condemning its guidance that workers in postcodes being targeted for surge testing aimed at bringing the South African variant of Covid19 to heel, should come into work as normal. Last night the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: TfL, Transport for London, Covid-19, London Underground, Tube
RMT on Labour call for Transport worker Covid safety forum
Commenting on Labour’s call for the Government to convene a transport worker Covid-19 safety forum with unions and operators, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes Labour’s demands for the Government to convene a transport industry forum with unions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Worker, Safety Forum, Labour,
Transport Workers are Essential Workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will be launching a fresh wave of campaigning under the banner TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS as threats of pay freezes and possible attacks on jobs and conditions emerged in Government briefings over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Workers are Essential Workers, Covid-19, Transport Staff, Job Cuts, Pay Freeze
RMT bus worker survey reveals “wild west approach”
Days after the ONS published figures which showed that male bus workers are at an increased risk of dying from Covid-19 a new RMT survey of bus workers reveals a “wild west approach” to enforcing Covid-19 safety regulations and measures...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Workers, ONS, Office of National Statistics
RMT on rail improvement announcement for the North
Commenting on the announcement that rail improvement works will be carried out in the North of England this summer as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the announcement that rail improvement...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transpennine Route Upgrade, North of England, Transport for the North, TfN, Rail Improvement,
RMT warns of “complacent and callous” approach
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has today warned that a complacent and callous approach to the increased threat from COVID-19 is leading to a surge in deaths and illness of transport workers. The union says feedback it has received reveal the number...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Workers, Transport Workers, Grant Shapps
RMT ramps up political pressure on Scotland’s MSP’s
SCOTTISH FERRIES UNION RMT has told Scotland’s MSPs today that it intends to make the ongoing pay dispute at CalMac Ferries a major political issue in the forthcoming elections in May. The union believes that the company, which provides a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Ferries, Pay
RMT statement on TFL Financial Sustainability Plan
“This Financial Sustainability Plan is a massive missed opportunity and a capitulation to Tory austerity. TfL could have used this moment to aggressively make the case for setting its funding on a completely new basis, recognising the failure of fare...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Financial Sustainability Plan, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Covid-19, London Transport
RMT demands full disclosure of TFL Financial Sustainability Plan
As part of the deal made at the end of last year, Sadiq Khan agreed to submit to the DfT proposals for returning the body to ‘financial sustainability’ following the devastation of its finances by the Covid-19 pandemic. This plan...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Financial Sustainability Plan, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Covid-19, London Transport
RMT demands urgent action to protect TfL workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT is demanding immediate action by Transport for London amid the surge in London’s cases of Covid infection and the rise of new variant Covid and the deaths of at least three TfL workers in recent days. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, TfL, Transport for London, London Underground, Tube, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
New year message to RMT members
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "No one could have predicted at the start of 2020 that we would experience a year like the one we are now closing the book on. "Transport workers have found themselves right in the front...
Region: National
Tagged with: New Year Message, Mick Cash, RMT, Members, Covid-19, Transport Union
RMT calls for travel refunds on open-access services
RAIL UNION RMT is today seeking urgent confirmation that the Government will fund Christmas travel refunds on open-access operators’ Hull Trains and Grand Central services, following the recent change in Covid-19 regulations. The Government has said it will ‘provide cash...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Open-Access Rail, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Travel Refund, Covid-19
RMT on impact on transport of latest Government COVID-19 measures
"The scenes of overcrowding and chaos on rail services last night were a disgrace and must not be repeated. They reflect the shambolic approach of the Government that has been a hallmark of their management of the COVID pande‎mic. Our...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tier 4, Transport, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Tory Government
RMT to begin balloting for action at Wightlink
WIGHTLINK UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting over 400 ferry workers for both strike action and action short of a strike after negotiations failed to produce an offer on pensions and terms and conditions that meets the very...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Wightlink, Pensions, Industrial Action, Strike, Ferry,
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 welcomes relaunch ‎of open-access rail operators
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the relaunch of Hull Trains and some Grand Central Services today and has called for the same level of support for open access providers that franchise companies have benefited from to provide stability and end...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grand Central, Hull Trains, Open-Access Rail Operators
RMT responds to Government loan to fund Crossrail
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to reports that the Government had loaned Transport for London £850 million to complete the Crossrail project, following negotiations, by calling for London’s Transport and its vital infrastructure projects to be put on a stable...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Grant Shapps
RMT calls for robust enforcement of COVID rules on buses
The union is also contacting its parliamentary group about contract buses having different loading levels to service buses - surely science determines what’s safe rather than whether it’s a contract bus (like many school buses) or a service bus. Concerns are...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, British Transport Police, BTP, Association of Chief Police Officers, Face Masks, Masks, Bus, Buses
RMT responds to DfT statement on Beeching rail links and forgotten stations
“Supporting new railway lines is always welcome but suggesting this will somehow reverse Beeching cuts is pure spin. “There is no definite decision, funding or timetable to open new lines and instead of a national direction to begin railway reopenings...
Region: National
Tagged with: DfT, Department for Transport, Beeching, Railway Reopening, Better Transport,
RMT responds to Chancellor's economic statement
“It is shameful that the government is employing a policy of divide and rule of private and public key workers, all of who have risked their lives during the pandemic. "RMT will have no hesitation in taking strike action to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Chancellor's economic statement, public workers, key workers, transport union
RMT on expected transport surge in Christmas window
"RMT supports the railway in playing its role in ensuring that people can see their loved ones this Christmas and I will be seeking urgent discussions with all the train companies and Government to ensure that this is carefully and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Railway, Transport, Christmas, Covid-19
RMT pledges co-ordinated campaign to defend pay
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will mount a co-ordinated campaign to defend wages and to protect the low paid as it was reported that the Government is planning to renege on commitments on the living wage. General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Living Wage, Covid-19, Transport, Rail, Industrial Action, TUC
RMT on Crossrail speculation
Responding to reports that the Capital's Crossrail line could be mothballed without immediate funding transport union RMT today called on the Government to stop using TFL as a political football. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "What's happening between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Covid-19, Funding
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 PM's ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Public transport and offshore workers, who are key to a just transition to net zero carbon, need more detail on how they fit into an economy where endless promises of industrial electricity and hydrogen...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Wind, Energy, Rail Freight, Public Transport, Covid-19
MPs support RMT’s Avanti West Coast demands
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed MPs’ support for a parliamentary motion, tabled by Birmingham MP Tahir Ali, which demands that Avanti West Coast withdraw its plans to remove its Customer Resolutions team from Birmingham, putting 60 jobs at risk of redundancy....
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Customer Resolutions Centre, Job Cuts, Covid-19
RMT petition demands Transport Scotland takes action over worker fatigue on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper
For months, RMT has been seeking to reach a fair and reasonable resolution which addresses the main causes of staff fatigue, but Serco has continually refused to take action and rejected the union’s reasonable proposals. Since March, Serco Caledonian Sleeper...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Transport Scotland, Staff Fatigue
RMT calls for guaranteed Government support for Northern transport
RAIL UNION RMT today called for guaranteed long term Government support for Britain's open access rail services after it was confirmed that both Grand Central and Hull trains will be suspending all services from later this week in response to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grand Central, Hull Trains, Open Access, Covid-19,
Coalition of Londoners calls for an end to ‘appalling attack’ on the Capital’s transport
The letter, signed by 13 organisations representing London’s transport workers, passenger groups, children, young people, students, pensioners, disabled people and anti-poverty campaigners, condemns the government for imposing what is in effect ‘a new round of austerity cuts that will throw more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing, Funding
RMT on politically motivated attacks on TfL
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has revealed today that Londoners face a bleak future in which the capital’s transport network will be starved of money if the government gets its way. The union’s research exposes the double standards at the heart of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Train Operating Companies, TOCs, Funding, Tory Government
RMT demands Government take action to protect jobs
RAIL UNION RMT is calling on the Government to step up and protect jobs and services at Hull Trains and Grand Central after more than 5000 people signed a petition in support of these vital services, which provide important rail links...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Save Open-Access Rail Jobs, Hull Trains, Grand Central, Covid-19
RMT welcomes Welsh Government decision
Wales’s largest rail union RMT today welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that it is to take Transport for Wales rail services into public ownership next year. The Welsh government have made the announcement as a result of their...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Welsh Government, Covid-19, KeolisAmey,
RMT pledges all-out fight to protect pensions at TfL
London's main transport union‎ RMT pledges all-out fight to protect jobs, pensions and working conditions as Government line up savage cuts in TFL funding deal as details emerge this morning. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is appalling that the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground
RMT on reports tonight that Government are threatening a total takeover of TFL
"The speculation that the Government are threatening to take direct control of TFL sounds like more bullying by this administration designed to impose their will on Londoners and ride roughshod over local democracy. "While we await official confirmation on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground,
RMT responds as rail journeys fall to lowest levels since mid-nineteenth century
“While rail passenger numbers have plummeted the use of the private car is returning to pre-covid levels and to stop the coronavirus crisis accelerating the climate crisis we need new action to support public transport “There has been welcome government...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Public Transport, Rail Industry, Open-Access Rail Operators, Rail Union, RMT
RMT reaction to PM's comments on offshore wind power
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Boris Johnson's hot air might power five minutes of Tory back slapping but won't create the tens of thousands of new jobs we need to see across the offshore wind industry supply chain. “On...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Wind Power, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister,
MPs support RMT Campaign to Save Open-Access Rail Jobs and Services
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the fact that a motion tabled in the Westminster parliament, calling on the Government to take action to protect all jobs and services in the open-access rail sector, has received widespread support from MPs. Unlike...
Region: National
Tagged with: Open-Access Operators, Hull Trains, Grand Central, Rail Jobs, Covid-19
RMT names and shames Siemens
RAIL UNION RMT today named and shamed the multinational giant Siemens as one of the bad bosses continuing to operate on Britain's railways, as the company continues to deny recognition despite the majority of staff on the Govia Thameslink Railway’s...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Siemens, Siemens Mobility, Govia Thameslink Railway, GTR,
RMT reaction to first UK hydrogen powered train trials
“Expanding the UK’s manufacturing base for hydrogen trains could help support the decarbonisation of the transport sector and our economic recovery from Covid-19. “It is absolutely vital that all the manufacturing is carried out domestically. Government investment in the UK’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hydrogen Powered Trains, UK Manufacturing, Green Jobs
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 calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators
Unlike the franchised train companies, the open-access operators have received no Government support during the pandemic. Both companies are now in an unsustainable position, and are proposing job cuts. RMT is demanding urgent Government intervention to support the open-access sector...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Open-Access Rail Operators, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Emergency Funding,
RMT steps up campaign for TfL funding
London Transport Union RMT is stepping up its fight to win full funding for Transport for London with the launch of an online petition. The petition can be found at: https://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/funding-statement Statement: RMT calls on government to fully fund TFL...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Funding, Covid-19, London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, London Transport
Tube outsourcing company profiteering whilst slashing jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today called on the Mayor of London to take back control of the Underground cleaning and put an end to the outdated dogma of outsourcing, after it emerged that the outsourcing company ABM has doubled its profits...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport for London, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, ABM, Tube Cleaners
RMT to step up fight over jobs, pay and conditions
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today that the union will be stepping up campaigning on the threat to jobs, pay and conditions across the rail, maritime and transport sector as COVID-19 threatens to drive a cuts whirlwind through the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Mick Cash, RMT, Jobs, Transport,
RMT Leader Mick Cash responds to Chris Grayling appointment
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "When I was first told that Chris Grayling had been appointed to this lucrative part-time post I assumed it was a wind up. Now it's been confirmed as true some may think it's a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Chris Grayling, Mick Cash, RMT, Transport
RMT Responds to comments made by Tory MP calling for transport workers to check the temperatures of commuters
Responding to comments made widely by Conservative MP for Westminster and Cities of London Nickie Aiken that public transport workers should be conducting temperature checks on commuters travelling into London hubs RMT Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Nicki Aiken’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid 19, Trains
RMT call for justice for all merchant seafarers on Merchant Navy Day
Mick Lynch, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary, said: “As ever, we take time to remember the sacrifice of merchant navy seafarers of the past as part of the annual Merchant Navy Day celebrations. “But this year, those celebrations are muted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merchant Navy Day, Red Ensign, Seafarers, Maritime, Ratings
RMT calls on government to rebuild London’s public transport
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the government and TfL to turn the page on a failed experiment and build a world-class public transport system around the needs of people by investing in more staff. In a submission to the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing,
RMT responds to announcement of DfT’s Transport Acceleration Unit
“Whilst we welcome the Government having a renewed focus on speeding up the investment, building and reopening of vital rail links it is nonsensical that this new Transport Acceleration Unit will predominantly focus on new roads when we are in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, DfT, Transport Acceleration Unit,
RMT demands action from LUL over rising levels of violent assaults
TUBE UNION RMT has demanded action from tube bosses over rising levels of violent assaults after another horrific incident at Warren Street Station on Friday ‎‎afternoon. The incident, which included severe levels of physical violence and the suspect forcing his...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, BTP, British Transport Police, Warren Street, Violence, Assault
RMT responds to confirmation that Government has nationalised Train Company debt
This follows rumours that some train operating companies are on the verge of being fully renationalised and would join Government run and publicly owned London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Northern Trains.‎ RMT says that the move must now pave...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, train company debt, renationalisation
RMT responds to Just Transition Commission report on a green recovery from COVID-19 in Scotland
“The Just Transition Commission is absolutely right to prioritise maritime infrastructure and manufacturing investment alongside a skills transition bridge in areas like decommissioning, essential to keep offshore oil and gas workers in employment. But the economic recovery from Covid-19 must...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition, Covid-19
RMT on Coronavirus bailout bonanza for TOC's
Britain’s private rail companies stand to make almost £500 million in profits over the next 12 months according to new research, amid widespread speculation that the government is about to extend its Emergency Measures Agreements. Analysis of ministerial answers to questions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, TOC's.taxpayer bailout
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 responds to Prime Minister’s announcement
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Covid-19 is waging war against both lives and livelihoods but in recent days the government’s response has once again been mired in chaos, confusion and mixed messaging. “Today we are seeking urgent talks...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary,
RMT calls for an end to the charade of rail privatisation
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that the government end the charade of privatisation and the grotesque waste of franchising after it was confirmed that the Office for National Statistics have reclassified the debts of the private train operators as part...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Tory Government, Rail Privatisation
RMT Demands Pension Justice for Maritime Workers
In the week when we acknowledge the courageous work of our seafarers, who continue to provide a service to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, seafarers' union RMT has produced evidence that shipping employers are providing maritime workers with inadequate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Seafarers Awareness Week, Pensions, Maritime Workers,
RMT on Boris Johnson making driverless trains a condition of TFL Covid funding
"It is outrageous for Boris Johnson to wheel out the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains as a condition of the emergency Covid-19 funding of Transport for London. This is the sort of cheap political stunt that was a hallmark of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Boris Johnson, Transport for London, TfL, driverless trains
RMT calls for Government to prioritise crucial transport investment
RMT responds to Boris Johnson's announcement on transport industry investment today. RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “What Boris Johnson is announcing today is a drop in the ocean of what we need to recover from the economic...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport, Investment
RMT claims victory over Government’s volunteer stunt
RAIL UNION RMT today claimed a victory for common sense as it appears the Government’s volunteer “Journey Makers” programme has been shelved. A leaked email from one of the volunteer programme’s providers admitted that due to disagreement between unions and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Guardian Angels, Grant Shapps, Tory Government,
RMT calls on Government to scrap shambles of rail volunteer stunt
RMT Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "RMT warned from the off that this half-baked Government PR stunt was a waste of time and a diversion from the challenges we really face on the railway as lockdown is eased and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, journey makers
Unions warn of increased risks in reducing social distancing
In a joint statement ASLEF, RMT and TSSA have warned of the “increased risks” of reducing social distancing on public transport at the current time. ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch and TSSA General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Social Distancing, Transport, Rail,
RMT on £7 Billion Covid-19 support for transport sector‎
“This should not just be a blank cheque for private transport operators but instead should be linked to taking transport services into public ownership to ensure every penny is spent on protecting safety and the economy alongside strict requirements to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary,
RMT reacts to High Court decision on Stagecoach
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to a decision by the High Court ruling against Train Operating Company Stagecoach Group Plc following attempts to sue the Secretary of State for Transport regarding decisions to disqualify the Group from three rail franchise...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stagecoach Group, Rail Franchising, Railways Pension Scheme,
RMT calls for transport workers to be treated with respect
Transport union RMT has called for workers to be treated with respect as the new requirement for passengers to wear face masks on public transport in England comes into force today. The union also said that it had received assurances...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, face masks, transport workers,
RMT writes to Grant Shapps over face masks
Transport union RMT has written to the Secretary of State Grant Shapps to warn a lack of consultation and proper discussion in the transport industry means that the requirement for face masks on public transport from 15th June risks being...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, face masks, Transport Secretary
RMT responds to news night tube will remain suspended
Responding to news that the night tube will be suspended until Spring 2021 RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “The confirmation that there will be no night tube until March next year is a reminder of how fragile the situation is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Night tube, Suspension
RMT response to compulsory masks on train services
Responding to the government’s announcement on the compulsory wearing of masks on transport services RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT has been campaigning for compulsory wearing of masks on public transport and this move is long overdue, but we fear...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid 19, Masks, Trains
RMT calls for urgent Government intervention
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling for urgent Government intervention to support open access rail operators Hull Trains and Grand Central during the Covid-19 crisis. Unlike the franchised Train Operating Companies, neither company has received any emergency funding during Covid-19...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Grand Central, Covid-19, open access operators
RMT warns of strike action over transport austerity
RAIL UNION RMT today responded with fury after being made aware of Government plans to introduce a workforce of unpaid and unskilled ‘Transport Guardian Angels’ on our railway network. The contract between the Department for Transport and volunteering charity ‘Volunteering...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Guardian Angels, Grant Shapps, Tory Government,
RMT on Government mixed messaging on lockdown
Rail union RMT said today that confused and conflicting messaging from Boris Johnson and his government has led to a huge surge in passengers and dangerous and predictable chaos on Cross Country services into Bournemouth today. British Transport Police have...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Cross Country, British Transport Police, BTP,
RMT responds to appointment of new TFL Commissioner
“The new commissioner will arrive with TFL facing a financial crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that is being ruthlessly exploited by the Tory Government for political purposes. “Mr Byford will be well aware of the strength of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport for London, TfL,
RMT seeks answers regarding the impact of Covid-19 on BAME workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has written to industry bosses and safety regulators seeking answers and protections regarding the impact of Covid-19 on are Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers in the transport sector. RMT has reminded employers that there is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, BAME, transport workers
RMT calls for new compulsory Covid-19 protections for passengers and rail workers
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for new compulsory protections for passengers and rail workers on trains as the increased rail service timetable comes into place today – Monday 18th May. The protections are: • Compulsory 2 metre social distancing – the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, social distancing, face masks, transport, rail, bus, tube,
RMT warns of strike action over transport austerity
Responding to the government announcement today that it is imposing austerity cuts and direct control over transport in London as part of its conditions for funding as a result of the Covid-19 crisis RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said, “London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport austerity, London Transport, TfL, Transport for London
RMT response to IFS study on post lockdown commuting
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This government is hell bent on rushing people back to work without a proper plan for public transport. “The government should be using analysis like this and the expertise of transport unions to launch...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, IFS, Institute For Fiscal Studies, safe distancing,
Crowded train and bus services are “categorically less safe”
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that crowded train, tube and bus services are “categorically less safe” and should not run unless two meter social distancing can be enforced. The union said unless the government took urgent action to enforce two...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, public transport, social distancing, bus, train
RMT calls on Government to give immediate assurances on TFL budget
“TFL staff have kept London's essential workers moving around the Capital throughout this crisis and it would be nothing short of a scandal if the financial rug was pulled from beneath them at this critical time. "The cash crunch at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, Transport for London, TfL, London Overground
RMT responds to Government briefing this evening on transport services
“Grant Shapps saying “it’s our civic duty to avoid using public transport” is a disgraceful way to shift the blame onto workers who have been left with little choice but to use public transport when it is his Government’s responsibility...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary,
RMT warns of chaos on transport services tomorrow
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today; "The Governments "return to work" policy from Wednesday morning risks unleashing total chaos on a transport network which has not been told to prepare for a rise in numbers until next Monday. This...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, return to work, transport, bus, rail,
RMT on today’s ONS figures on Covid-19
TRANSPORT UNION RMT is demanding that the Government take urgent action in the wake of figures published today by the ONS which show that male bus and taxi drivers were amongst the occupations with a raised rate of death involving...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, bus, taxi, ONS
RMT sounds warning over dash to jack up transport services
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There is a headlong dash to lift the lockdown on our transport services for the 18th May and it is fraught with danger for both passengers and staff alike. "To maintain the Governments own social...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, lockdown, transport services
RMT warns of high risk transport mobilisation strategy
RAIL UNION RMT has revealed today that the Government has brought forward the start of the mass transport mobilisation and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to Monday May 11th. RMT is aware that the Government has requested the industry to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport mobilisation, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, RICF
Rail Unions: This is not the time to run more trains
The joint letter - signed by Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF; Mick Cash, general secretary of RMT; and Manuel Cortes, general secretary of TSSA - says it is 'completely unacceptable' to put the lives of passengers and rail staff at risk....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail unions, Covid-19, letter, rmt
RMT warning over May 11 transport increase
Transport union RMT warned today that there was zero chance of agreement to increase transport services in the current climate. The announcement is in response to information provided by rail companies that Ministers want them to be ready to ramp...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
RMT responds to press speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said "No one has discussed any moves to begin restoring transport services with this trade union and the dates we have seen reported in the press look like pure speculation. "Instead of secretive briefings to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
RMT on Grand Central service suspension
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded full protection of jobs and wages after Arriva-owned Grand Central confirmed that they will be suspending all services from the last train tonight. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT is frankly appalled that Grand...
Region: National
Tagged with: grand central, arriva, Covid-19, service suspension,
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 on Hull Trains suspending operations from midnight
"This decision affects 130 rail staff around the Hull area and they must be treated as an absolute priority. We expect the company and the Government to guarantee ‎wages at 100% and not some reduced rate and we also expect jobs, service,...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Covid-19, hull trains,
RMT calls on government to mobilise Taxis
Taxi drivers’ union RMT is calling on the government to use Taxis to create a fifth emergency service during the Coronavirus crisis, to mitigate the isolation of families facing increasing levels of lockdown. As the government closes schools and imposes...
Region: National
Tagged with: taxi, public transport, Covid-19
RMT responds to latest efforts by Transport for the North
After Transport for the North announced today that it has set TPE a "public target" for its service recovery, Mick Cash RMT General Secetary said: "You would have thought by now that after the Northern Rail fiasco transport bosses would...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for the North, TPE, Northern
RMT on Government Bus Funding Announcement
Bus fares continue to rise, disproportionately affecting passengers in rural and non-metropolitan areas and local authorities remain prohibited from running bus services in the public sector. This is why RMT is urging the Government to ensure its National Bus Strategy...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus funding, tory government, national bus strategy, transport select committee
Transport workers battling to keep Britain moving
Rail, maritime and transport union RMT has called on the public to spare a thought for the staff battling to keep Britain moving through the most atrocious conditions today.    General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT members on rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: Storm ciara, transport,
RMT to hold workplace violence protest
London Underground union RMT will be holding a demonstration tomorrow outside Transport for London’s offices as part of its campaign to highlight the company’s continuous failure to take proper steps to address the issue of workplace violence faced by London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: workplace violence, London Underground, lul, tube, transport for London, tfl,
RMT warn of dangers of unstaffed stations
With the publication of the Government’s rail review imminent, research by the specialist transport Union RMT reveals that only 10% of rail stations are fully staffed, 45% are only staffed some of the time and a massive 45% of stations are totally unstaffed....
Region: National
Tagged with: unstaffed stations, williams review, rail privatisation, orr,
RMT survey reveals violence against Transport Workers
A new survey by transport union RMT has found that a massive 72% of frontline transport workers have experienced workplace violence in the last year alone. Of those, nearly 90% had been subjected to violence on multiple occasions. The RMT survey comes...
Region: National
Tagged with: violence, transport workers, British Transport Police, BTP, rmt survey,
RMT suspends strike action on West Midlands Trains
General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Due to the receipt of an improved offer on the future role of the guard on West Midlands Trains all action, including this Saturday, has been suspended and we will be holding a referendum vote...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west Midlands trains, guards, conductors, doo, drive only operation,
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 remains solid and determined on second day on WMT
Rail union RMT said that strike action on West Midlands Trains remains solid and determined this morning on the second day of the latest union fight to put the role of the guard and the safety of the travelling public...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: West Midlands trains, guards, conductors, doo, drive only operation,
West Midlands strikes set to go ahead
The union, which is taking action over the company’s refusal to pull back from their threat to bulldoze through Driver Only Operation and their attack on the safety critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface, will be taking...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands railways, west midlands trains, abellio, guards, conductors, driver only operation, doo
RMT action on West Midlands Trains rock solid
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are standing rock solid and determined  this morning  across the West Midlands Trains franchise as we fight to put the safety-critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface, and the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Midlands trains, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rail union, rmt
RMT says ‘Scrap Driver Only Operation’
 The report, which the government had previously refused to publish in spite of Freedom of Information requests from the Association of British Commuters and RMT, identifies a range of ways in which Driver Only Operation creates barriers to accessibility: •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT strike action goes ahead on West Midlands Trains
West Midlands Trains Senior Conductor, Senior Conductor Instructor and Train Driver members are instructed to not to book on for any shifts between: • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 16th November • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 23rd November •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls strike action on West Midlands Trains over DOO
West Midlands Trains Senior Conductor, Senior Conductor Instructor and Train Driver members are instructed to not to book on for any shifts between: • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 16th November • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 23rd November •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, wmt, guards, doo, driver only operation
RMT exposes the Northern Pacer scandal
The Pacer trains, welding a bus body to a chassis, were introduced as a temporary solution to a rolling stock crisis back in the early eighties but are still grinding their way around the Northern Rail network. They were condemned...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, pacer, eversholt, angel trains, porterbrook
RMT demands that C2C drop ticket office plans
The crucial points that must be taken into account in the consultation are: · C2C is consulting on proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours at 25 stations across the network. · Many stations are facing cuts in excess of 10 hours...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: c2c, ticket office, consultation, London travelwatch, trenitalia, transport focus,
RMT responds to Govt's response to Bus report
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is angry, frustrated and disappointed at this missed opportunity to take action to address the massive decline in the bus industry. Routes have been cut, thousands of bus drivers have lost their jobs...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport select committee, health of the bus market, bus, tory government,
RMT on Queen's Speech
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "As we suspected all we are getting is the current failed rail franchising model re-packaged and re-branded. It's the same old "commercial model" and the Tory principle that profits and privatisation come first remains locked...
Region: National
Tagged with: queens speech, franchising, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT on trailed Govt Queens Speech announcement
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "From what we've seen trailed by the Government on rail franchising this is nothing new and the old Tory principle that profits and privatisation come first remains locked in. Nobody will be fooled by...
Region: National
Tagged with: tory government, rail privatisation, queens speech,
RMT declares dispute on West Midlands Trains over DOO
Rail union RMT today confirmed that it has declared a dispute on West Midlands Trains over plans by the company to bulldoze through Driver Only Operation and rip apart the safety critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, london northwestern railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT reveals top ten least trusted train companies
On the day that rail union RMT will be moving a motion at the TUC in Brighton exposing the catastrophic impact on rail worker safety of decades of fragmentation, casualisation and private exploitation the union has revealed new data throwing...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, transport focus, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT calls for safe staffing on trains and stations
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent action from Britain's profit-driven train operators to halt and reverse the de-staffing of the railway as shocking new figures from the British Transport Police today reveal a further 12% increase in crime including a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Safe Staffing, Trains
RMT flies the Red Ensign to celebrate Merchant Navy Day
Merchant seafarer union RMT today flew the Red Ensign, the flag of the UK Merchant Navy from Maritime House in London and Regional Offices across the country in celebration of the importance of Merchant Navy Day. RMT General Secretary, Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: merchant navy, red ensign, merchant navy day, rfa
RMT strike on East Midlands Trains rock solid this morning
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing "rock solid and united" again this morning on a fourth day of industrial action as Stagecoach continue to attack pay and working conditions right up to the point...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
Strike action goes ahead on East Midlands Trains tomorrow
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a fourth day of strike action will go ahead tomorrow on East Midlands Trains the day before new franchise holder Abellio takes over from Stagecoach. Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before being...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
RMT announces a further four days of strike action on SWR
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further four days of strike action will take place on South Western Railway as the company continues to drag its heels and delays talks over guaranteeing a guard on the train. RMT has...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise, Strike
RMT exposes new £1.2 billion privatised rail rip-off
These three companies paid £1.2 billion in dividends to their shareholders between 2012 and 2018, enough to fund 700 new vehicles, while figures on inter-company lending suggest that this is just the tip of the iceberg. ‘The ROSCO Racket’ shines a light on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rosco, rolling stock companies, transport secretary, grant shapps, tory governmrnt,
RMT members standing firm again on East Midlands Trains
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm again this morning on a third day of industrial action as  Stagecoach  attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
Third day of strike action goes ahead on East Midlands
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a third day of strike action will go ahead tomorrow on East Midlands Trains as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
RMT announces additional East Midlands Trains strike
Rail union RMT has confirmed an additional day of strike action on East Midlands Trains as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a row with the government over...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
RMT members rock solid again this morning on EMT
RMT members are "rock solid, united and determined" again this morning in the second phase of strike action in the fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: eat midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach, strike
RMT East Midlands Trains strike goes ahead tomorrow
Rail union RMT confirmed today that the second phase of  strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from tomorrow as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of playing fast and loose with the normal talks process before they are dumped...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach
RMT members standing firm this morning on EMT
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm this morning in a first phase of industrial action as Stagecoach attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the wake...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach, strike
RMT East Midlands train strike goes ahead tomorrow
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from tomorrow as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a row with the government...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike, stagecoach
RMT East Midlands train strike goes ahead Saturday
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from this Saturday as company bosses continue to snub talks aimed at reaching a solution. The dispute is over EMT’s management’s failure to bring a meaningful...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
RMT slams East Midlands Train bosses
Rail union RMT today slammed East Midlands Trains bosses for sabotaging planned talks over strike action by Senior Conductors, action which is due to start next week, as they are all apparently on holiday until after the action starts. RMT...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
Senior Conductors to strike on East Midlands Trains
The dispute is over EMT’s management’s failure to bring a meaningful resolution to our members’ concerns over Pay Discrimination and Contract issues. RMT believes the only way to get management to seriously address these concerns is to take industrial action....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: emt, east midlands trains, senior conductors, strike
RMT prepares to ballot for national rail strike
RAIL UNION RMT said today that is preparing to ballot for the first national rail strike since privatisation over twenty years ago after the Government and the train companies failed to respond to requests from the union for cast iron...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, rail delivery group, dft, chris grayling, rail
Strike ballot opens today in RMT fight over Tube cuts
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that an industrial action ballot has opened today in the fight against cuts plans being smuggled in across London Underground under the cloak of the “Transformation Programme”. Nearly 2000 staff will be involved covering engineering, signals,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
Strike ballot opens this week in RMT fight over Tube cuts
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that an industrial action ballot will open this week in the fight against cuts plans being smuggled in across London Underground under the cloak of the “Transformation Programme”. The ballot will kick off on Wednesday. ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT to protest at City Hall today over Tube safety cuts
As tube union RMT takes a cuts and safety protest to City Hall this morning the Mayor’s transport officials have admitted that they have given up on restoring funding to the Tube despite the cuts being labelled “insane” by Transport...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT to take fight over tube cuts to City Hall
TUBE UNION RMT will be taking the fight over tube cuts and privatisation direct to the front door of London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Hall in a protest tomorrow . The protest - at 10am outside City Hall on Thursday 20th...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT calls for Southern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has repeated the call this morning for GTR to be stripped of their franchise with the services taken into public ownership after it emerged that train operator Southern scored the worst levels of public trust out of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, great northern, thameslink, transport focus, public trust
RMT to fight plans to privatise waste collection on Tube
Tube union RMT said today that it will fight tooth and nail plans unveiled by London Underground to shunt out waste collection services to the private sector as part of the “Transformation Programme” of creeping cuts and privatisation being overseen...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
Buses must be taken into public ownership
The entire bus network must be taken into public ownership, transport union RMT has said in response to the Transport Select Committees report highlighting the continuing decline in the bus industry. In a survey of RMT bus members 85% believed that...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go as scale of probation service scandal emerges RAIL UNION General Secretary Mick Cash this morning repeated the call for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go as the scale of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: failing grayling, transport secretary, dft
RMT reacts with disgust to DFT app suggestion
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with disgust to DFT suggestions that travel apps can replace staff in delivering accessible transport after the Department called today for the “development of travel apps to focus on boosting accessibility.” The union has warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, department for transport, travel app, disabled access, chris grayling
RMT taxi driver protests to continue in Birmingham
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting again in Birmingham today and for the foreseeable future after the Council scrapped planned talks aimed at reaching a solution to the long going row over the bulldozing through of policies that would decimate...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT warns of total chaos as Virgin demands a free for all
Rail union RMT today warned of total chaos on the railways as Virgin Trains called for a new era of wholesale deregulation that would effectively allow private operators to bid route by route, slot by slot for the most lucrative...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, rail privatisation, rail review, tory government
RMT calls for independent inquiry into helicopter safety
OFFSHORE UNION RMT will raise again the call for a full independent public inquiry into energy industry helicopter safety through an emergency motion that will be moved by Aberdeen Trades Union Council and seconded by RMTat the Scottish TUC in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
RMT declares a further dispute across London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has declared a further dispute across London Underground over job losses and is preparing a ballot for industrial action.  The dispute comes in addition to the rows over the current pay round and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tf, transformation, job losses,
Mick Cash to warn of co-ordinated action over pension threat
At a meeting this lunchtime at the Scottish TUC in Dundee RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn in stark terms of national, coordinated industrial action if there is any threat to staff pensions as a result of the collapse...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, stagecoach, virgin, scotrail, mick cash, tory government, rail privatisation, stuc
RMT's Mick Cash warns of national industrial action
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash warned today that any attempt to attack the pension rights of staff employed by train operating companies will result in industrial action ballots and co-ordinated action to defend the benefits accrued by the workforce. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, stagecoach, virgin, mick cash, tory government, rail privatisation,
RMT taxi drivers to protest in Birmingham tomorrow
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting tomorrow outside the Birmingham Council House, Waterloo St, Birmingham B1 1BB, 9.15 - 10am on Wednesday 10th April 2010 Last month Birmingham City Council Licensing bosses withdrew a report to the council’s licensing committee on the clean...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT calls for action on racially aggravated offences
Rail union RMT today called for urgent Government action and increased resources after new figures released this morning showed that the British Transport Police failed to identify a suspect and make a prosecution in 37% of racially aggravated offences. The BTP,...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
London Transport bosses hold summit to discuss violence
As London Transport bosses hold a key summit in the Capital today (19th March)  to discuss workplace violence a new RMT survey of members reveals the shocking level of threats, assaults and abuse experienced by Tube staff on a daily...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, workplace violence,
RMT claims victory in Freightliner pension dispute
Rail union RMT is claiming victory in the Freightliner pension dispute following discussions and confirmation in writing that the company are withdrawing their proposals to amend the pension scheme. As a result strike action by Freightliner members planned for today...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner, pension dispute
RMT warns of Greater Anglia threat to cheap tickets
Rail union RMT warned today that train operator Greater Anglia is threatening to cut off access to cheap Advance Purchase and Super Off Peak tickets as they set out plans that would restrict sales to on-line only as part of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, tickets, london travelwatch, dft, department for transport
RMT warns that privatised buses are failing the nation
Bus union RMT warned that the privatised bus system was still failing Britain’s communities as figures from the latest bus Passenger Survey and the Department for Transport highlighted the problems of Britain’s costly buses. Figures from the survey published today...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, dft, department for transport, passenger survey, buses
Taxi union RMT postpones Birmingham protests tomorrow
Taxi union RMT said today that it welcomes the decision by Birmingham City Council to withdraw their emissions policy proposals impacting on the taxi trade to allow for further consideration and detailed negotiations around the RMT position. As a result...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT on rail timetable plans for May
"There is a serious danger of the chaos of last May being repeated on Britain's railways if the train companies don't stop their corner-cutting. You cannot run a railway on a wing and a prayer without adequate provision for both...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, rail privatisation, rail timetable
RMT celebrates role of women transport workers
On International Women’s Day RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has sent out a message of solidarity from the union to all women working in the transport sector and those campaigners fighting for a safe and accessible services for all. Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: international womens day, iwd
Freightliner staff to strike on 15th March over pensions
Rail union RMT has confirmed members working for Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd will be taking strike action on Friday 15 th March.   Members have given an overwhelming mandate to support strike action in defence of their pension...
Region: National
Tagged with: Freightliner, strike, pensions
RMT secures pay victory for DHL staff on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it has secured a major pay victory for members working on the DHL Virgin West Coast Mainline contract which will see the entire workforce lifted on to a living wage. The new pay deal...
Region: National
Tagged with: dhl, virgin west coast mainline, wcml, pay, virgin trains
RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight contract
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government's Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and the news this morning comes as no surprise to...
Region: National
Tagged with: seaborne freight, ferries, brexit, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
RMT calls for public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety
33 offshore workers and crew died and 65 were rescued as a result of helicopter accidents across the North Sea in the decade from February 2009. All of these incidents, including the fatal incident off the Norwegian coast on 29 April 2016 involved Super Puma...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
Bus companies earn billions amid savage route cuts
New research by the Labour Party has also revealed how bus fares are set to rise while private companies are making record profits. RMT general secretary Mick Cash backed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comments that private bus companies were running...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport commissioner, labour party, buses
Britain's transport workers - out in all weathers
Britain's transport workers - out in all weathers battling to keep services moving With the current blast of cold weather forecast to worsen as we head towards the end of the week transport workers will be out in all sectors battling...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport workers, snow, winter, weather
RMT calls for halt to staff cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called for a halt to staffing cuts on stations and platforms, including the removal of guards, as shocking new British Transport Police figures show that knife crime on Britain’s railways has more than tripled in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
CANCELLED: Tube Cleaners Demonstration 29th January
Therefore, the event on 29th January has been cancelled, We will keep you further advised of the next steps as soon as possible in this respect of our Tube cleaners’ campaign.
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Cleaners, Demonstration
ISS rail contract staff to strike in Edinburgh
Rail union RMT has confirmed ISS contract workers based at Edinburgh Waverley will be taking strike action after the company reneged on promises to improve staff accommodation facilities and install air conditioning. RMT has described the working facilities‎ inflicted on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: iss, edinburgh waverley, rail contractors, workplace conditions
RMT to demand fair deal from Grayling tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tomorrow as Government chaos over arrangements deepens and the Maritime Minister dismissed union concerns...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight
RMT demands a fair deal for workers on Brexit ferry
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight, sos2020
RMT response to UK seafarers numbers
RATINGS union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, ratings, maritime, uk chamber of shipping, dft, department of transport
RMT warns of escalating violence on de-staffed railways
RAIL UNION RMT has warned of escalating violence on Britain’s railways this Christmas as staffing numbers are hacked to the bone and new figures from Network Rail reveal that the number of violent offences fuelled by alcohol at Britain’s railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
RMT calls for Chris Grayling to resign
Rail union RMT today called for the resignation of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and for swift action to begin bringing the railways back into public ownership as MP’s on the Transport Select Committee laid into the timetable chaos across the...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, transport select committee,
Bus companies putting profit before services
Bus companies are prioritising making bigger profits over providing decent services a new survey provided to MPs has found. The details of the survey contained in RMT evidence published by the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee Inquiry into the bus industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
Rail privatisation to blame for current disruption in Wales
Years of abject failure of the private sector to invest in new trains is the root cause of the ongoing rail chaos in Wales currently wrecking services, transport union RMT said today. The union added there had been huge underinvestment...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, transport for wales, rail privatisation, arriva
RMT to take further strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT today announced further strike action on London Underground’s Central Line on Friday 21st December and Saturday 22nd December 2018. The action is over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, tube, london underground, lul, strike, industrial relations breakdown
Rail chaos deepens this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "With Waterloo closed and London and the South plunged into rail chaos this morning RMT is now picking up reports of wholesale cancellations on Northern Rail due to a shortage of fleet, reinforcing the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, arriva rail north, northern rail, cancellations
RMT calls for Chris Grayling's resignation
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The chaos into Waterloo this morning is just another example of the fragmentation and division on Britain's privatised railways where‎ maintenance schedules and budgets are hacked to the bare bones while private operators like...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, chris grayling, transport secretary, waterloo
Public and passengers pay 8% on Scotrail bailout loans
Scotrail is owned is by Dutch State Rail, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and in an article in the Dutch Press reporting NS support for its subsidiaries, including Scotrail, the NS financial director Bert Groenenwegen says: “The additional payments consist of loans...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, ns, snp, rail privatisation
RMT members rock solid in strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT confirmed that members are standing rock solid this morning at the start of 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line  over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, central line, industrial relations, drivers
RMT on news that Virgin Trains are using body worn cameras
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There must be zero tolerance of assaults on rail staff and this is a victory for RMT's campaign to reduce attacks on our members. However, there is still much more to be done and...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, bodycams, guards, railway violence, arriva rail north, south western railway
RMT on new report today exposing crisis in Britain's bus ser
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said; "A toxic combination of fare increases, service cuts and privatisation has decimated Britain's bus network, condemning tens of thousands to lives of isolation and ‎transport poverty. "Entire communities have been cut adrift as‎ lifeline...
Region: National
Tagged with: Buses, Campaign for Better Transport
RMT reveals shortfall in compensation paid to passengers
New figures revealed today by rail union RMT show a £500m gap in the taxpayer-funded compensation pot paid to private train companies’ passengers for failings in the rail infrastructure compared to what the companies have actually paid out to passengers....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, rail privatisation, compensation,
RMT calls for immediate halt to de-staffing plans
Rail union RMT today called for an immediate halt to the axing of guards and de-staffing of stations as new figures just released by the BTP show a shocking 17% increase in violence on Britain's railways. The figures, backed up by...
Region: National
Tagged with: de-staffing, guards, conductors, btp, british transport police, violence, crime
RMT on Grayling's Tory Conference speech
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the speech from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to the Tory Party Conference today was “just another stream for verbal garbage from a politician who has made a speciality out of failure on an industrial...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, conservative conference
Day of action this week to save 51 Overground ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a day of action on Wednesday as part of the campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, ticket offices, arriva rail london, tfl, transport for london, london travelwatch,
BTP have been conducting surveillance on LUL staff
TUBE UNION RMT today reacted with astonishment after revelations that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been carrying out covert spying operations on London Underground (LUL) front line staff. Even more astonishing is the revelations that these BTP officers engaged...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, btp, british transport police, tube
Eurostar staff to take further strike action
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras and Eurostar Train Managers will take strike for 48 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. RMT members...
Region: National
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
RMT on Virgin East Coast collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This Transport Select Committee report is yet another damming indictment of both the failure of rail privatisation and the serial incompetence of the Secretary of State Chris Grayling. The collapse of the Virgin/Stagecoach operation...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin, east coast main line, chris grayling, failing grayling, dft, department for transport, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT on "fire sale" of Network Rail assets
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The confirmation today that Network Rail is to embark on a fire sale of long-term, income producing assets, including thousands of railway arches, is a desperate one-off measure that has the dabs of the dead...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, commercial property, assets, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
Strike at crucial LU Ruislip Depot 100% solid this morning
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s crucial Ruislip Depot is absolutely 100% rock solid this morning. The strike action is over disputes about pay parity and payments associated with...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Ruislip, Transplant
Further strike action tomorrow at LU's Ruislip Depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from tomorrow with two forty eight hour strikes starting Wednesday 22nd August and through the...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Transplant, Strike, Ruislip
RMT confirms further phase of strike action at Ruislip
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot with two forty eight hour strikes from the 22nd August and through the following Bank Holiday weekend...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, transplant, strike, ruislip depot
RMT responds to cross-party call for £100 billion investment
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has called for action now and not jam tomorrow after senior Tories and other politicians, including former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, today urged Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to “transform” northern transport services. RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, transport for the north, tfn, chris grayling, dft, department for transport
RMT confirms strike action at Ruislip Depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from Friday and throughout the weekend exactly as planned as management continue to fail to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, ruislip depot, transplant,
Eurostar strike over service meltdown goes ahead Saturday
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours on Saturday in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. The strike goes ahead after...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
Rail union RMT on Transport Accessibility Strategy
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash responds to ‘Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network’, a new DFT strategy will improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities released this morning. “RMT supports...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport, accessibility, strategy, dft, department for transport
RMT slams Government for withholding key franchise data
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of operating a great rail cover up as it emerged that key financial data on Britain’s rail franchises, data that was available in the past, is now being deliberately withheld by the DFT....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchise, rail franchising, privatisation, dft, department for transport, tory government
RMT to tell new transport minister to halt police merger
The UK's three largest railway unions have united to tell the new SNP Transport minister to dump the unwanted plans to merge the British Transport Police with Police Scotland. The RMT, TSSA and ASLEF have joined Labour in calling on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, scotland, police scotland, snp, colin smyth
Further strike action at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot . The strike action is over disputes about pay parity and payments associated with train preparation based on...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Ruislip, Transplant
Strike action to go ahead next week on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action will go ahead exactly as planned next week in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway. The confirmation comes as the union has struck the...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise, Strike
Eurostar staff to strike over service meltdown
Rail union RMT confirmed today that Eurostar station staff based at St Pancras will strike for 24 hours in a dispute over shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns. Following a massive vote for action RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, working conditions, st. pancras, service failures
RMT strike at Ruislip depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s crucial Ruislip Depot is absolutely rock solid this morning.  The strike action is over a dispute about pay parity and payments associated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transplant train
RMT confirms strike action at Ruislip Depot goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from Thursday this week exactly as planned following an abject failure by the company to engage in serious...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transplant train
Piccadilly Line strike suspended
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed today that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line due to start at 2100 hours this evening has been suspended following significant progress in extensive talks through ACAS. The dispute remains on as the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, piccadilly line, tube, drivers, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
RMT demands urgent Underground recruitment drive
TUBE UNION RMT this morning revealed shock new figures from an internal LUL document that expose a crisis in staffing and safety on the tube with dozens of stations now left unstaffed on a weekly basis. The figures give more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
RMT warns of growing epidemic of transport poverty
Bus union RMT warned today of a growing epidemic of transport poverty as new research released today by the Campaign for Better Transport reveals that funding for supported buses has almost halved in the past eight years. The research shows...
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, buses, bus service, public transport
RMT announces strike action of train maintenance staff
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action will take place by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot. The strike action is over a dispute about pay parity and payments associated with Train Preparation based...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transplant, stores, ruislip depot, london underground, maintenance, lul, tube
RMT again calls for resignation of Transport Secretary
‎RAIL UNION RMT is once again calling for Transport  Secretary Chris Grayling to step down as a new leaked Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) briefing on crime and security reveals the dangers to staff from rail chaos. The document warns that...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink railway, chris grayling, tory government, btp, british transport police
"Chicken Grayling" located in Manchester
‎Having pulled out at the last minute from the opportunity to meet Northern rail workers and passengers in Manchester this morning rail union RMT has claimed that it has located the Transport Secretary "Chicken Grayling"  RMT was holding a protest...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, chris grayling, regional transport summit
East Coast Mainline
General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "This is the second time that the Government have called upon the public sector to launch a rescue operation on the East Coast Main Line and instead of being a temporary arrangement Chris Grayling...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
Strike action on Northern & Greater Anglia goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed further strike action in separate disputes over rail safety and the axing of guards on Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia goes ahead tomorrow as planned. RMT members on both franchises will strike for 24 hours on...
Region: National
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, northern rail, arriva rail north, doo, dco, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT demands answers from Transport Secretary over ECML
Over two months after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT responds to Labour calls over ECML private scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The successive and expensive private failures on the East Coast shame the nation that gave the railways to the world. "RMT supports calls to build a public and political coalition that can end this scandal...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT raises serious concerns with Minister
Tube union RMT has today written to the Minister of State for Security, Ben Wallace, after Government comments about the possibility of terrorists embedding themselves within London Transport were turned into front page headlines last week, leading to a spike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, evening standard, tube,
RMT demands clear answers over future of East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT today issued a direct challenge to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to give clear answers and to end the barrage of obfuscation over the future of the inter-city East Coast Main Line as a series of parliamentary answers...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT responds to Transport Focus Bus Report
Bus union RMT warned today that a toxic combination of private profiteering, localised cuts and the uncontrolled growth of services like Uber is killing off bus services. A passenger watchdog “Transport Focus” report today shows that the proportion of bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport focus, bus report, private bus companies, uber
RMT protest in Portsmouth tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest tomorrow, Friday 16th March, from 1330 hrs at Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP The protest will be calling for an end to Condor Ferries paying poverty wages on their...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, sos2020, channel islands ferries, red ensign group
Stagecoach and Virgin being set up to continue running ECML
RAIL UNION RMT can today reveal that failing transport secretary Chris Grayling is gearing up to reward greedy privateers Stagecoach and Virgin with a new contract to run services on the East Coast Mainline in a massive reward for corporate...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands answers from transport secretary on East Coast
Over a month after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT warns of looming new East Coast crisis
Published on 21st December 2017 – three weeks after the latest failure on East Coast broke – it states clearly that the company is "in the process of winding down its remaining obligations and moving to dormant company status".   In...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT supports petition calling for ECML public ownership
A petition – supported by rail union RMT – calling for failing Virgin Trains East Coast to be brought into public ownership is being handed in today – 20 Feb – as a government decision on the future of the franchise...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
London Tube cleaners' protest next week
Tube union RMT has confirmed that at 2pm on Wednesday 21 February members and their supporters will be protesting against the treatment by outsourcing companies - especially new mega contractor ABM - of cleaners across the London transport network.   The first demo...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abm, london underground, cleaners, outsourcing, tfl, tube, transport for london
RMT on Government diesel train announcement
"RMT awaits the details of the Jo Johnson speech that's being widely spun up and trailed today ‎but it is clear from what is being reported that this announcement is riddled with the most glaring contradictions.   "If you were...
Region: National
Tagged with: tory government, dft, rail privatisation, diesel trains
Rail union RMT responds to Jo Johnson speech
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "If you were serious about cracking on with the phasing out of diesel trains you wouldn't be scrapping key ele‎ctrification projects which will mean the commissioning of more diesel operated fleet. That scrapping of...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, jo johnson, tory government, rail privatisation
London Transport Funding Crisis
Amid reports that Transport for London is facing a £1 billion funding gap next year, transport union RMT is calling on the Government to immediately reinstate the full revenue grant being cut as part of its austerity measures.   The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, funding crisis
RMT on today's Transport Focus survey
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Today’s Transport Focus survey shows that passengers are continuing to get a raw deal on Britain’s rip-off, privatised railways and once again the case for an end to profiteering, and a return to public...
Region: National
Tagged with: privatised railways, swr, south western railway, tory government, transport focus
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
Chris Grayling: Specialist in failure
As Chris Grayling is called before Transport Committee to explain rail electrification fiasco today RMT sets out full charge sheet against "specialist in failure" Transport Secretary  As Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is hauled before the Transport Select Committee today, Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, ecml. east coast, virgin, stagecoach, northern powerhouse
RMT calls for urgent summit talks with Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Earlier today Conservative HQ confirmed that Chris Grayling was moving from transport, a move that might have opened up a fresh approach from the Government to the current disputes over rail safety.  That...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, secretary of state for transport, dft, driver only operation
RMT calls for urgent meeting with new transport secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The change of Transport Secretary opens up an opportunity for a new approach to the disputes that RMT members are engaged in across the country today over rail safety and the guarantee of a...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, secretary of state for transport, tory, dft, department for transport
IFS: Threat to minimum wage from increased automation
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‎ "This is just a carefully crafted attempt by the elite to roll back the gains made by the trade unions on the principles of a minimum wage and a genuine living wage. We...
Region: National
Tagged with: ifs, institute of fiscal studies, automation, minimum wage, living wage,
RMT welcomes news of new Bombardier contracts
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed news that Bombardier in Derby has secured two new major contracts as a “victory for the workforce who have fought and battled through years of uncertainty to secure a future for train building in Britain,...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: bombardier, c2c, west midlands trains,
RMT demands action over rodent infestation on VTEC
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded urgent action over rodent infestation on Virgin Trains East Coast  after pictures emerged clearly showing droppings in the food preparation and kitchen area on a VTEC unit. – pictures attached RMT has written to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, stagecoach, virgin, virgin trains, east coast, rodent droppings
Stagecoach profits jump 8%
Transport group Stagecoach has reported an eight per cent surge in statutory first-half profits in the same week that rail union RMT begins balloting for industrial action for a fair deal on pay and conditions on the East Coast service...
Region: National
Tagged with: stagecoach, virgin trains, vtec, east coast, profits, privatisation,
RMT responds to latest government rail plans
“It’s more than a bit rich for Chris Grayling to talk about expanding rail capacity in the distant future when the reality is that today he is cutting back on rail electrification and staffing.   This is jam tomorrow and cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, dft, department of transport, network rail, privatisation, tory government
RMT responds to new evidence of unstaffed tube stations
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‎ “This is shocking new information which confirms RMT's warnings about the tube network becoming an increasingly faceless and dangerous place . “London Underground need to get an urgent grip on this lethal gamble with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, fit for the future, unstaffed stations
RMT on Government spin operation today on local transport
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "As usual with these pre-budget spin operations detail is thin on the ground over exactly what the Government are planning in these hyped up proposals for city transport links. "However, what we do know is...
Region: National
Tagged with: budget 2017, local transport, bus, rail, tory government
RMT ballots for action on Virgin East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT will be balloting members on Virgin East Coast after the company decided to impose a pay offer that had previously been rejected by the workforce. The offer sought to impose inferior conditions under further productivity and efficiency...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, vtec, virgin trains east coast, two-tier workforce
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
Massive vote for strike action on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Virgin West Coast services have voted massively by over nine to one in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay justice. The ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtwc, stagecoach, virgin trains, virgin west coast, strike action ballot, pay justice
RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry
MARITIME UNION RMT today issued a warning today that ferry company Condor’s intention to bid for the new inter-island service between Jersey and Guernsey would herald bad news for terms and conditions in the shipping industry were they to be...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, jersey, guernsey, ferry service, maritime
RMT on Arriva pulling out of Wales & Borders rail franchise
"This news presents a golden opportunity for the Welsh to take back control of their railways through public ownership and that opportunity should be seized with both hands."   Ends
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, arriva, wales and borders franchise
RMT responds to serious “near miss” incident
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded the immediate staffing  of ALL London Underground stations – or the closure of stations when they are unstaffed – after  another dangerous incident at an unstaffed station. At Ruislip station last Friday (20 Oct) as a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future, unstaffed station
Tube cleaners demonstration outside City Hall
London Underground has recently consolidated its major cleaning contracts into a single contract, sold to the lowest bidder, American firm ABM. As with previous cleaning contracts, the main contractor, ABM, will outsource a significant proportion of the work to labour...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, cleaners, demonstration, outsourcing
RMT identifies 330 station “crime hot spot and no-go areas”
IN ADVANCE OF TODAY’S STRIKE ACTION over Northern Rail’s plans for Driver Only trains RMT has named 330 unstaffed stations which it fears will become crime hot spots and no-go areas for vulnerable and disabled passengers if rail bosses get away...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, unstaffed stations, doo, driver only operation
RMT Tube cleaners to demonstrate
TUBE CLEANERS UNION RMT is organising a demonstration outside City Hall to protest against poor pay and conditions as a result of outsourcing.   The demonstration will take place on Thursday 12 October at  09:00, Thursday 12 October at City Hall, The Queen's...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, cleaners, demonstration, abm, ags people, tfl, transport for london, sadiq khan,
RMT members vote overwhelmingly for action on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on South Western Railway have voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over rail safety. Over 80% of members on SWR have voted to strike on a turnout of over 76% with even higher numbers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, south west trains, swt, mtr, first, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT cleaners to strike on Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT today announced strike action by cleaners on Southeastern as part of their fight for workplace justice over pay and working conditions. Members are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, wettons, cleaners, pay and conditions, strike action,
RMT confirms strike action on Stagecoach South West Buses
BUS WORKERS UNION RMT today confirmed that members on Stagecoach South West buses will be mounting a major programme of strike action in a fight for pay and workplace justice. RMT’s executive has taken the decision to call on all...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, strike action, buses, exeter, torquay, barnstaple
RMT hits back at London City Hall Tories
Tube union RMT responds to attacks on transport workers pay and conditions by London City Hall Tories this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Unlike the London City Hall Tories, London's transport workers are in the front line ‎when...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city hall, tories, tory party, pay and conditions, lul, london underground, tube, tfl, dlr
RMT on TfL's Uber ruling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Uber has consistently failed to reach acceptable standards of service, safety and security and we applaud this decision which is a victory for passengers and also a vital step in protecting the livelihoods of...
Region: National
Tagged with: uber, taxis, tfl, transport for london
RMT on Parsons Green
"RMT is aware of the incident at Parsons Green this morning and the unions safety reps are awaiting further facts from London Underground. The union is supporting our members at this time.   "The incident shows once again that tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, parsons green
RMT warns of looming dispute in fight for pay justice on EMT
RAIL UNION RMT today warned of a looming pay dispute on East Midlands Trains as the company continues to drag its heels on a fair settlement for this year despite the board room being awash with cash. Staff on EMT...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: emt, east midlands trains, pay justice
cleaners’ ballots underway on Southern/GTR and Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that balloting is underway for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern as the union steps up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, souther, southern rail, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners
RMT to ballot cleaners for action on Southern & Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT signalled today that it is stepping up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways as it announced ballots for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, southern, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners, pay, conditions
RMT in dispute with South Western Railway over Guards
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a failure by South Western Railway  franchise holder First MTR to give clear, cast-iron assurances over the future of guards on their trains has now triggered a formal dispute with the company. The union...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swt, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, south west trains
RMT calls for details on Aslef deal with Southern
Rail union RMT has today written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling for full disclosure of the details after hearing reports that a deal had been agreed between ASLEF and Southern/GTR in the Driver Only Operation dispute. With Southern staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, aslef, transport secretary, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on Waterloo this morning
"RMT's engineering members have worked flat out against the clock in an effort to hit punishing schedules to deliver the wholesale re-modelling of Waterloo on time. It was always going to be a massive challenge and the men and women...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: waterloo, swt, south west trains, south western railway, first mtr, guards, conductors
RMT blasts government over disabled access "sham"
Five years after the last government ‘Action plan to improve accessibility for all’ Rail Minister Paul Maynard today launched a new consultation on yet another "plan" - at the same time as the Government are demanding that train companies axe the...
Region: National
Tagged with: accessibility action plan, consultation, disabled access, dft, department for transport, paul maynard, dpac, doo, driver only operation
RMT slams Grayling over Northern transport shambles
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The Tory Northern transport shambles continues today with Chris Grayling now wading in to local civic leaders just 24 hours after his former colleague George Osborne targeted his fire on his own side. This is a...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, northern rail, merseyrail, george osborne, chris grayling, conservative, tories, tory party
RMT slams Osborne hypocrisy over rail "Northern Powerhouse"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The hypocrisy of former Tory Chancellor George Osborne as he tours the newsrooms fuelling the civil war inside the Tory Party is extraordinary. "This is a man who was the key player in Government's which...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, george osborne, conservatives, tories, tory party
Union calls on South Western Railway to maintain Guards
As Chinese State owned MTR takes over the South West Trains contract RMT has called on SWT Chinese owner’s operator to honour previous commitments made to South West Trains passengers to keep a guard on every train. A SWT poster...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swt, south west trains, south western railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South West Trains Rail Guards' Protest at Waterloo Monday
With First Group/MTR taking over the South West Trains franchise on the 20th August 2017 rail union RMT will be mounting a protest outside the main terminus, Waterloo, on the first full day of the new service, Monday 21st August, calling...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Guards, Protest Waterloo
RMT calls for urgent talks with Abellio
Rail union RMT has called for urgent talks over train and station staffing after the Department of Transport (DfT) confirmed this morning that a consortium comprising of Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co. Ltd has won the...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: abellio, dft, department for transport, london midland
RMT on £5 billion Welsh rail privatisation plan
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has written to Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones demanding that he call an immediate halt to plans that would unleash a ‎£5 billion privatisation of Welsh railways. In a letter to Mr Jones,...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: transport for wales, tfw, south wales metro, south wales valley, wales and border franchise, network rail, carwyn jones, first minister
RMT to ballot Stagecoach South West bus staff
BUS UNION RMT said today that it is to ballot Stagecoach bus staff across a large area of their South West operations for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay. RMT members are...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, bus, pay, exeter, torquay, barnstaple
RMT on Government fuel emissions "hypocrisy"
“Today's announcement on emissions from the Government exposes the rank hypocrisy of their decision to shelve long-planned rail electrification works. “Puffed up news announcements about plans that are a generation away will not mask the reality of scrapped modernisation programmes...
Region: National
Tagged with: fuel emissions, rail electrification
RMT writes to train companies seeking talks on Guards
The current disputes are on Northern, Southern and Merseyrail. A dispute has been declared on Greater Anglia and ballot preparations are underway and the union has also set clear deadlines for assurances on the future role of the guard on...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, southern, northern, southern rail, northern rail, abellio, gtr, merseyrail, south west trains, greater anglia
RMT demands reversal of TFL and Network Rail cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The state of transport services right across London this morning serves as the clearest possible warning to this Government that their policy of hacking back the budgets of both Network Rail and Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: network rail, tfl, transport for london, maintenance cuts
RMT on Greater Anglia ticket office closures
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is to step up a campaign to fight the planned programme of ticket offices closures the length and breadth of the Greater Anglia franchise after the company refused yet again to give a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, ticket office, save our stations
No assurances over Guards on South West Trains
RAIL UNION RMT today expressed anger and frustration at the response received from First MTR, the company due to take over the South West Trains franchise in late August, where they have refused to honour a written commitment dating back...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, First MTR, Guards
RMT RESPONDS TO SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE ON TUBE AIR QUALITY
"RMT has been raising issues of major concern over the contents of air for a long time . The response given to the Sunday Times is what the union has been fobbed off with before . It is simply not good enough...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, transport for london, air quality, sunday times,
RMT demands action as Tube workers denied drinking water
RMT members employed as Train Drivers, Station staff, Track workers,Train  Maintenance and other front line staff have been told by LUL that they will no longer  be provided with decent drinking water whilst they at work. Instead, the normal standalone...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, transport for london, drinking water,
RMT welcomes report praising staff on Wales & Borders
RAIL UNION RMT has today welcomed a report by the passenger watchdog Transport Focus praising the role of conductors and station staff on the Wales and Borders Franchise and has called for a meeting with the Wales Transport Minister to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: wales and borders franchise, transport focus, conductors, guards, doo
RMT warns Scottish Parliament against abolition of BTP
Ahead of the final vote on the Railway Policing Bill in the Scottish Parliament today‎, 27th June, RMT has reiterated its opposition the Bill’s proposals to abolish the British Transport Police accusing the Scottish Government of putting “nationalist ideology before...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, scottish parliament
No public sector option for West Coast Partnership franchise
Rail union RMT hit back at the Government as it was confirmed this morning that the cheaper, more efficient public sector option has been excluded from the new West Coast/HS2 and South Eastern franchises. Instead, the union says that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: west coast partnership, hs2, south eastern, dft, conservative government
RMT responds to Queen’s Speech
“This is a flimsy piece of work from a minority Government with no mandate and no ideas. “The Government have nothing to say about the crisis blighting our privatised and fragmented railways which is there for all to see in...
Region: National
Tagged with: queen's speech, tory party, conservative
RMT exposes rail bodies collusion in drive to axe guards
RAIL UNION RMT today releases e-mail proof of collusion and complicity in the whole Driver Only Operation saga between the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)  and the Department for Transport (DfT). Michael Woods Head...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, department for transport, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, gtr, arriva, merseyrail
RMT calls for assurances on Guards on South West Trains
RMT calls for assurances on Guards as new South Western Trains rolling stock plans unveiled this morning. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: "There is an agreement in place on South West Trains that there will be no extension of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains, swt, first mtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls on Fi‎rst MTR to give DOO assurances
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded clear assurances from First MTR, the outfit due to take over the South West Trains franchise in late August, that they will honour a written commitment dating back to 1998 not to ex‎tend Driver Only Operation...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swt, south west trains, first, mtr, first mtr, doo, driver only operation
RMT calls for urgent meeting with transport secretary
Transport union RMT today called for urgent talks with re-appointed transport secretary Chris Grayling over the axing of guards by train companies, the impact of budget cuts at Transport for London and the threat to safety of major cuts at...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, tfl, network rail
RMT calls for reversal of Tory proposals to abolish BTP
Transport union RMT has today written to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd seeking an urgent meeting and urging her to abandon the proposal in the Tory manifesto to abolish the British Transport Police and calling on her to protect security...
Region: National
Tagged with: british transport police, btp, amber rudd
RMT response to Conservative manifesto
“The Conservative manifesto contains a string of empty and vague promises to improve rail services. Anyone who relies on the UK train network knows that the Tory promise of a rail ombudsman to sort all this mess out, is the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, conservative manifesto, general election
Scottish Government’s Transport Police proposals
The safety and security of rail workers and passengers will be put at greater risk if MSP's do not oppose the Scottish Government’s legislative plans to abolish the British Transport Police, the largest rail union has warned ahead of a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: british transport police, scottish government, scotland, btp
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
RMT Suspends Strike Action on Virgin East Coast
RMT’s executive has sent the following communication out to members relaying the decision: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED FOLLOWING PROGRESS AT TALKS Dear Colleague, Delivery Plan – Intercity East Coast Last Friday I advised you that further proposals had been put...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin trans east coast, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to National Audit Office report
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed rail companies for wasting £120 million on a botched and unpopular ticketing system as the National Audit Office published the findings from its investigation into the Department for Transport’s progress in implementing the South East...
Region: National
Tagged with: national audit office, department for transport, dft, rail delivery group, south east flexible ticketing programme
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 confirms strike action on Virgin East Coast
Rail union RMT today confirmed 48 hours of strike action on Virgin Trains East Coast as the union executive registered it’s disgust at the ever-increasing contempt being displayed to our members on board trains, on stations and in travel centres by...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains east coast, vtec, strike action, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
New privatisation fiasco on South West Trains
Rail union RMT today slammed the latest rail privatisation fiasco which will see new South West Trains franchise holder, First MTR, dumping £200 million worth of new trains already on order in favour of a cheaper alternative. The 150 carriages are...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise
RMT on South West Trains franchise announcement
"Once again the Government have refused to consider the public sector option for a major rail franchise and instead it's a foreign state operator, in this case the Chinese state, which is set to make a killing at the British...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise
RMT warns of co-ordinated Government plans to axe rail staff
Rail union RMT warned today of a co-ordinated Government plan to axe thousands of rail jobs including all drivers from Britain's trains. The Rail Capability Plan, just issued with Government and RSSB support, sets out proposals to further compromise and...
Region: National
Tagged with: department for transport, dft, rail safety and standards board, rssb
RMT responds to TFL budget plans
"RMT remains deeply concerned at the impact of Government austerity cuts on the TFL budget, cuts that the union believes  compromise capacity and safety at a time of surging demand. "RMT reps are repeatedly reporting severe overcrowding on stations, platforms...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, budget
RMT calls for an end to social dumping in road transport
Road transport union RMT called for an end to social dumping in the sector following news reports that lorry drivers from Eastern Europe are moving goods around Western Europe, earning poverty wages that undercut minimum wage levels, while living out...
Region: National
Tagged with: road transport, road freight, eu, social dumping
SOS2020 campaign at Scottish Conservative Party conference
MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Conservative Party conference tomorrow (Sat 4th March) in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, scottish conservative party, maritime union, rmt
RMT slams Govt list of approved bidders for East Midlands
RAIL UNION RMT has today slammed the Government list of approved bidders for the East Midlands rail franchise as "same old bunch of failures, chancers and overseas rip-off merchants with the UK public ownership option ignored once again". The approved,...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, arriva, trenitalia, first group, stagecoach
RMT on Transport Committee report on rail franchising
" The Committee is right to say that rail franchising is not fit for purpose but all the hard evidence shows that franchising is a fiasco that is beyond reform and which needs to be replaced with a publicly owned railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, rail franchising, southern rail
Another train assault underlines key role of guards
News of the January 6 assault – with striking similarities to an incident on Merseyrail a month before – emerged as RMT entered crunch talks with Merseyrail bosses today to head off the threatened removal of all guards on the franchise’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, guard, conductors, doo, driver only operation, tpe, merseyrail
RMT writes to safety regulator
RAIL UNION RMT wrote to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today highlighting how two serious incidents that occurred this week demonstrate that the role that guards play on Britain’s railways is essential for the protection of the travelling...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operations
RMT demands action on further decline in seafarer numbers
MARITIME UNION RMT, which represents seafarer ratings in the UK, today demanded Government action to halt the continued decline in UK seafarer numbers during 2016, contained in the Department for Transport’s annual Seafarer Statistics published this morning. Although overall UK Ratings...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarer ratings, dft, department for transport
Scotrail profits would pay for proposed £3m compensation
Following recent Scotrail claims that they don’t know how they will be able to pay for the £3 million scheme of a free week for passengers with monthly and annual passes proposed by the Scottish government, new research by rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, profits, compensation
RMT response to latest Tory attempt to ban strikes
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “These Tories would ban trade unions full stop if they could get away with it. Their objective is to turn the railways into a money-raking racket for their mates in the private train companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport strikes, conservatives, tory, rail union, rmt
Maritime union RMT responds to important new report
MARITIME UNION RMT responded to the report published today on UK Seafarer Projections, carried out for the Department for Transport by Oxford Economics, in line with the recommendations of the Maritime Growth Study. The report forecasts significant increases in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk seafarer projections, department for transport, dft, maritime growth study
DfT admits to rigging rail franchise market for privateers
The Department for Transport’s  Managing Director of Passenger Services has admitted to rigging the so called rail franchise market in order to boost company’s profits at the expense of passengers. In a news story today in The Times newspaper devastating...
Region: National
Tagged with: department for transport, dft, peter wilkinson
Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends
 New research by transport union RMT has found that as passenger brace themselves for yet another fare increase in the New Year the four big transport groups that own many of Britain’s Train Companies are so profitable that they are...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rmt, transport union, transport workers union, virgin, go ahead, stagecoach, national express
RMT calls on Scottish Government to renationalise rail
RAIL UNION RMT has described the recent announcement of a £3 million pound subsidy for fare reductions on Abellio Scotrail by the Scottish government as a bribe and reissued it’s call for the essential transport service to be brought back...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, scottish government, snp, transport scotland
RMT launches Safe Trains For All campaign on London Midland
The campaign has come about as a result of the recent Department of Transport announcement regarding the future of train service throughout the West Midlands and West Coast routes. The Union believes that government plans represent a clear danger in...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: safe trains for all, london midland, doo, driver only operation, dft, department for transport
RMT to lobby Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT is to lobby a major speech on rail policy by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Central London tomorrow evening – 6th December – bang smack in the middle of the latest phase of action by guards on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, transport secretary, chris grayling, network rail, privatisation, policy exchange
RMT condemns rail profiteers plan for ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned a report by rail bosses which aims to see the abolishment of paper tickets, ticket machines and ticket offices by 2020.   In October, the Rail Delivery Group absorbed the rail employers association (Association of Train...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, ticket offices, transport focus
RMT protests over rail and seafarers in Edinburgh today
The union held a short protest outside Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh before they took the short walk to Bute House.   RMT are pressing the case for public ownership of Scotrail and the ending of the poverty pay scandal...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, safer scottish trains, rmt
Response to Transport Select Committee on Bus Services Bill
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT welcomes the Committees support for greater consultation with trade unions and opposing the governments ban on local authorities establishing municipal bus services.   “The fact is however that the Bus Services Bill is...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus services bill, transport select committee
RMT fury at Grayling and GTR
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT made it clear that the union was prepared to take up the offer of talks between ourselves, Southern Rail and Chris Grayling as suggested by Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The fact that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, go ahead, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT campaigners at SNP TU Group conference
From RMT Press Office. RMT campaigners at the SNP Trade Union Group Conference this morning. Demanding that Scotrail be taken into public ownership and an end to the Seatruck poverty pay scandal on Northern Isles Ferries. Press picture hand out....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: safer scottish trains, sos2020, rmt
Compensation bill sky rockets on railways
New Department of Transport figures show that the private sector railway industry is shelling out record amounts of compensation for increasingly failing services. With companies now being forced to tell customers how to claim for the appalling service they endure,...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, dft, department for transport, compensation
London Overground services subsidising German fares
New research by Britain’s largest rail union RMT has found that profits made by London Overground services could be used to cut fares for passengers by 5% a year but will instead be used to subsidise rail services in Germany.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, lorol, arriva, tfl, transport for london
RMT secures massive victory on Tube Lines
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured a massive victory for Tube Lines maintenance staff on London Underground on pensions, pay and Night Tube: 1.    Pensions: Access to the TfL Pension Fund for all current employees and new...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, london underground, lul, tube, tfl, pensions, pay, night tube
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
Day of Action for “Safer Scottish Trains” this Weds 9 Nov
RMT members and supporters from the community will be handing out postcards to members of the public urging them to endorse the campaign and to take up the issues with their local politicians.   The campaign comes amid growing public...
Region: National
Tagged with: Safer Scottish Trains
Transport Committee report on "Digital Railway"
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT has serious concerns that the trendy-sounding “Digital Railway” project could be just another wrapper used to try and smuggle through a fresh package of cuts.   “RMT has made it clear that the union...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, digital railway
RMT slams Tory axing of TFL Operating Grant
General Secretary Mick Cash said "The axing of the TFL Operating Grant is an act of criminal irresponsibility by the Tory Government which shows yet again that they could not care less about safety on Britain's railways. It must be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, jubilee line
RMT to lobby Scottish Green Party conference
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it will be lobbying the Scottish Green Party Conference in Perth on Saturday 22nd October on the twin campaigning themes of "SAFER SCOTTISH TRAINS" and the recently launched  "SAVE OUR SEAFARERS" initiative, the event...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, save our seafarers, safer trains
Halt attack on guards for sake of pensioners and disabled
Responding to the National Pensioners Convention press statement - below - RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "The overwhelming case against Southern Rail's assault on safety and access to services is reinforced by the personal experiences of older and disabled passengers which...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensioners, disabled, train guards
RMT responds to Transport Committee
 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said.  “This report is an indictment of the failure of rail privatisation and the government’s record on Southern railways which have resulted in daily chaos and misery for passengers.” “The report rightly argues that in...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, future of rail
RMT calls for an end to Welsh railways "nonsense"
RAIL UNION RMT called for an end to private profiteering on Welsh Railways as four bidders are announced today to progress to the next stage in the procurement process to operate rail services in Wales and the Borders from October...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: welsh railways, arriva trains wales, abellio rail cymru, keolis amey
RMT welcomes London taxi report
TAXI DRIVER’S UNION RMT welcomes the fact that a new report on London taxis from think tank Policy Exchange correctly identifies some of the problems facing the sector, but fails to acknowledge the importance of introducing a statutory definition of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxi, ply for hire, plying for hire, tfl, transport for london, policy exchange
REWARDING OF CROSS COUNTRY CONTRACT TO ARRIVA A SCANDAL
“It is a public scandal that Arriva was handed this contract on a plate without UK state owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) even being considered to run this service. DOR has a proven track record of running services for less...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country Trains, Contract
RMT calls for urgent meeting with Transport Minister
TRAIN UNION RMT has written to the Transport Minister, Chris Grayling MP, calling for an urgent meeting in the wake of last week’s derailment of a London Midland train near Watford. The union wrote to the Minister after previous refusals...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, transport minister, chris grayling
RMT Demonstrates at Holyrood for Safer Scottish Trains
Activists will be assembling at 11am at Edinburgh Waverley Station before moving onto Holyrood for a protest outside First Ministers’ Question Time.   The key demands of the RMT’s Campaign for Safer Scottish Trains are:   •         Safe and secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: safer scottish trains, scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Demonstrates at Holyrood for Safer Scottish Trains
Activists will be assembling at 11am at Edinburgh Waverley Station before moving onto Holyrood for a protest outside First Ministers’ Question Time.   The key demands of the RMT’s Campaign for Safer Scottish Trains are:   •         Safe and secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, safer scottish trains, doo, driver only operation,
RMT slams “punch up” DfT official
RAIL UNION RMT today reacted with fury after the union was told by industry sources that top government official Peter Wilkinson, the man who bragged at a Tory party meeting that he wanted a “punch up” with rail unions and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, peter wilkinson
RMT receives offer from ScotRail in guards safety dispute
In a circular to members issued today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash sets out the details of the company offer; “ScotRail has confirmed that we are considering a way forward whereby Conductors will be retained on EMUs in the Network...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT dismisses half-hearted, belated apology
RAIL UNION RMT has dismissed as "too little, too late" an apology that was dragged out of senior DfT official Peter Wilkinson at the Transport Select Committee yesterday following remarks he made at a Tory beano back in February where...
Region: National
Tagged with: peter wilkinson, dft, transport select committee, doo, driver only operation, southern, scotrail
RMT slams latest rail rip-off
Rail union RMT today slammed the Government after it emerged that the latest great rail rip-off is set to lose the taxpayer £10 billion. Research published this morning by We Own It shows that the Tory slash-and-burn sell off of...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, stations,
RMT on London Underground overcrowding figures
Reports on the Press Association today reveal that there were 547 so-called ``temporary station controls'' on London Underground from March 2015 to February 2016, according to data released by Transport for London (TfL) in response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, overcrowding, tfl, transport for london
ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD
Our Ref: BR2/5/1 15th June 2016 Dear Colleague, ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to my letter dated 3rd June 2016, I informed you of the appalling treatment our Brother Anthony Esposito received from the company to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
TFL top managers celebrate the axing of 800 jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today slammed the “disgusting and obscene spectacle” of nearly 50 senior TFL managers decked out in black-tie regalia at Mayfair’s luxury RAF Club as they celebrated the completion of a massive cuts programme that axes 800 safety-critical station staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport forlondon, fit for the future stations
ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD
Our Ref: BR2/5/1 3rd June 2016 Dear Colleagues ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES It has come to my attention that our Brother Anthony Esposito, a Guard working for Arriva Trains Wales, has been subject to appalling...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales
RMT responds to news that new TPE fleet to be built in Spain
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said "It is a sad indictment of our railways that, at a time when our steel-making and manufacturing industries are in crisis, these new trains are not being built here in Britain. "With the pressures...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, TPE, spain
RMT launches new booklet
Shipping union RMT will be officially launching a new booklet – “TURNING THE TIDE” - marking the fiftieth anniversary of the 1966 seamen’s strike at the union’s biennial shipping general meeting in Dover today – Thursday 12th May. There will be a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: turning the tide, nus, seamans strike, 1966
Deutsche Bahn approves UK asset sell-off
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, arriva trains wales, chiltern railways, cross country, grand central, london overground, northern rail
Ballot for action at main tube track depot
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike for all staff working out of the main track maintenance and renewals depot at Lillie Road in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, lillie road
RMT slams "Transport for London Bill"
Tonight, Tuesday 12th April, the Transport for London Bill has its third reading – a Bill which transport union RMT has slammed as a “multi-billion pound rip off tailored yet again to the tax-dodging, global super-rich.” The Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl,
RMT hits back at Goldsmith's attack on TfL workers
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “At a time when the multi-billion pound tax-dodging racket of the super-rich is all over the media it is disgusting that Tory multi-millionaire Zac Goldsmith is threatening the long-established travel concessions for hard-working London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: zac goldsmith, tfl, travel concessions
Call for "21st Century Railway" after services cancelled
RAIL UNION RMT today called for investment in a 21st Century Railway after Cross Country cancelled services out of Dawlish due to high tides and wind pressures on the sea wall. The issue is that the Voyager trains are unable...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country Trains, Cancelled
Transpennine Express Drivers balloted for strike action
The union has become aware that there have been several instances of Driver Standards Managers (DSM’s) driving trains across the TPE network. The company have claimed that this practice is consistent with the conditions of service. However, the clause they...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, drivers
Central Line falling concrete incident
Central Line Hole in Roof General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This incident of falling concrete from development works above the Central Line is not the first of its kind and with whole swathes of London now a building site it...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, london underground, tfl, boris johnson, zac goldsmith
RMT on breakdowns hitting four tube lines this morning
"The tube network has never been under such pressure and RMT is receiving regular reports now of dangerous overcrowding, a problem that is deepened by any ‎attempt to casualise, cut and undermine safety-critical jobs across the combine. The cuts, and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, boris johnson
RMT on ONS figures
Transport union RMT responds to new ONS figures showing there was an increase last year in days lost through industrial action in transport, storage, information and communications - to 61,700 compared with 24,900 in the previous 12 months. ‎ Mick Cash, General Secretary of...
Region: National
Tagged with: ons
VICTORY OVER TRANSPORT FOR LONDON BILL
The Transport for London Bill was introduced into Parliament to allow TfL to participate in novel company structures – including opaque, tax avoiding offshore structures that are well-known vehicles for laundering capital. Specifically, TfL intended to jump head first into...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for London Bill
RMT responds to Transport Focus report today
General Secretary Mick Cash said.  "With Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern confirming this week that they are planning to close or downgrade over eighty ticket offices this report should serve as a brake on the national drive to a de-staffed...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Focus, delays
Crunch tube talks today
TUBE UNION RMT said today that if crunch talks at Director level over this weekend’s 48 hour station staffing strike fail this morning then the matter will be referred immediately to ACAS as the clock ticks down towards Saturdays action. RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future stations, every job matters
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 27th January 2016 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that significant progress has...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
Surge in complaints in wake of ticket office closures
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These figures confirm all RMT's warnings about the dire impact on passenger services f‎rom the cuts-led ticket office closure programme. Every job matters card "With over 800 tube station jobs due to be axed early next...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ticket office, boris johnson, tfl, every job matters
Leeds Northern Rail staff strike again tomorrow
RMT members in Northern Rail’s Leeds  customer services department are striking again tomorrow – 15th Jan - in a fight over the down grading of pay and an attack on terms and conditions. Despite strenuous efforts by union negotiators Northern Rail...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, customer relations department, leeds
RMT confirms further industrial action on tube
Tube union RMT today confirmed that its executive has agreed to a wide ranging programme of industrial action across London Underground grades in two separate disputes over pay and night tube and the plans to bulldoze through massive cuts to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, transport for london, tfl, night tube
Campaign against former "Silverlink" ticket office closures
As consultation gets underway, transport union RMT has confirmed today that it is stepping up the fight against the London Mayor’s proposals to close a number of ticket offices across north London that were once part of the “Silverlink” line....
Region: National
Tagged with: silverlink, london overground, london travel watch, transport for london, ticket offices
RMT salutes rock solid strike action on Arriva Trains Wales
"This strike is about basic workplace justice and decent working conditions and it is down to the company to recognise the anger amongst the workforce shown this morning and to meet with the unions for genuine and meaningful talks on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, drivers
Northern Rail - Leeds Customer Relations Department strike
Picket Line outside Leeds City Station - picture attached. Solid support from RMT members as they continue to strike against Northern Rail's intention to reclassify and downgrade their established positions. General Secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT pledges full solidarity with our...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, leeds, customer relations department
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 23 December 2015 Dear colleague Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Arriva Trains Wales (Drivers) Further to my earlier letter to you on the above matter, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for once...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: atw, arriva trains wales, drivers, industrial action
RMT pledges to fight Boris Johnson's austerity cuts budget
"No matter how Mayor Boris Johnson tries to dress this up his budget plans have at their core massive cuts to Transport services that can only be met through hammering down on jobs and safety and hiking up fares for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, budget, tfl,
'Enjoy yourself and stay safe'
British Transport Police (BTP), ScotRail and trade unions are urging anyone using the rail network during the Festive period to enjoy themselves, stay safe and to respect the rail staff working at this time.   The number of BTP officers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: christmas, british transport police, btp, scotrail, aslef, rmt
Pickets out in force at Alstom Chester
FROM RMT PRESS OFFICE Press photo handout. Pickets out in force at Alstom Chester in Arriva Trains Wales fleet engineers dispute this morning. RMT News Storify Credit: RMT   Ends RMT Other News storify feed
Region: North West
Tagged with: alstom, chester, arriva trains wales
Northern / TPE franchise award
General Secretary Mick Cash said "This widely-trailed announcement is no surprise but will still come as a bitter blow to rail users and rail staff across the North. "Rather than all the garbage about the Northern Powerhouse this mornings announcement...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, first group
Rail Workers to Strike in Chester
Additionally, from 07:00 hours on Friday 11th December 2015 until further notice, members will not work any overtime and will not work any rest days.   Throughout a sequence of meetings with the company rail union RMT has sought to negotiate an...
Region: North West
Tagged with: alstom, chester, arriva trains wales
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 demands moratorium on station job cuts
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded that London Underground halt its station job cuts programme as the union revealed that Leytonstone station, scene of Saturdays horrific knife attack, will lose half its rush hour staff from February under proposed new rosters....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, leytonstone, tfl
RMT pledges to continue to fight TfL Bill
The Transport for London Bill passed through its latest stage in the Commons last night after a hard-line Tory whipping operation and will now go to the report stage with transport union RMT pledging to continue to work with Labour...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, transport for london bill
RMT on safety and security across the transport network
We are aware that the transport providers will be re-evaluating their security arrangements and the unions will expect to be centrally involved in that process. "We know only too well that the transport network is a prime target for terrorist...
Region: National
Tagged with: safety, security, transport network
RMT says people don't belive in Northern Powerhouse
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This BBC survey of Northerners comes as no surprise to RMT. People aren't daft. They don't believe in George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse fantasy for the same reason they don't believe in fairy stories - it is...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, northern rail, transpennine express
Transport for London Bill – Property Development Gamble
Leaks show that, from the turn of the decade, the government will cut £700 million a year from its contribution to TfL’s budget. With its property development focused “Transport for London Bill” before Parliament this evening, TfL is jumping head...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, property portfolio
RMT Northern and Transpennine campaign
Members of the RMT Workington, Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle City Branches were joined by members from Blackpool and Lancaster - Pictured with Councillor Stewart Young - (Labour) Leader of Cumbria County Council © RMT
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express
Arriva Trains Wales Strike Suspended
An RMT spokesperson said:   “After important progress in last minute talks with RMT and ASLEF, and after careful consideration by the union’s executive, we have agreed to suspend the strike action due to start on Arriva Trains Wales at...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WA
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 11th November 2015 Dear Colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES STRIKE SUSPENDED - WORK AS NORMAL After careful consideration, the union’s Executive committee has decided to suspend the industrial action to allow further...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
Talks fail and 48 hour Arriva Trains Wales strike goes ahead
The key issue at the heart of the dispute has been the unwillingness of Arriva Trains Wales to table an adequate pay offer despite unions postponing previous strike action to allow for further meaningful discussions to take place.  RMT drivers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw,
RMT on transport cuts announcement expected today
"With soaring passenger demand it is ludicrous to be hammering down on transport budgets while services are already struggling to cope and ‎are running right on the knife edge of public safety. "If this rotten Government was serious about efficiency...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport cuts
RMT confirms 48 hour strike on Arriva Trains Wales
The key issue is the unwillingness of Arriva Trains Wales to table an adequate pay offer despite RMT postponing previous strike action to allow for further meaningful discussions to take place.   RMT drivers on Arriva Trains Wales have been...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales,
RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 4th November 2015 Dear Colleagues RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to my letter dated 20th October with regards to the above matter, in which I advised...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
Northern Rail Customer Relations Staff to take strike action
Customer Relations members at Leeds have been in dispute with Northern Rail since August over a job evaluation  of jobs in their department which led to an unacceptable downgrading from a CO4 to a CO2 grade. Our members were totally...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, customer relations
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES (DRIVERS)
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 20th October 2015 STRIKE SUSPENDED – PLEASE WORK AS NORMAL ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES (DRIVERS) I can confirm your union has been in further talks...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
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
RMT on Uber High Court Ruling
Taxi union RMT said today that while it  notes the decision of the High Court on whether the Uber app involves the use of a taxi meter, this was always a peripheral issue as the focus of RMT’s campaign has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
RMT Calls 48 Hour Strike Action on Arriva Trains Wales
At a meeting with the company RMT was verbally advised that should the union agree to new productivity negotiations around PNB parameters and movement times, then the company would consider revising the first year element of their original pay offer....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 15th October 2015 Dear Colleagues RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw,
RMT slam absentee mayor as London descends into travel chaos
Transport union RMT slammed London’s “absentee mayor” Boris Johnson as rush hour services were gripped by a fresh round of chaos last night and this morning due to a spate of infrastructure failures and breakdowns. The union pushed again for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, london underground, metropolitan line, district line hammersmith and city line, thameslink, london overground
Reduction in the Working Week, Guards/Commercial Guards
Our Ref: BR2/0004 6th October 2015 Dear Colleague, REDUCTION IN THE WORKING WEEK, GUARDS/COMMERCIAL GUARDS – SOUTH WEST TRAINS Further to my letter dated 8th September 2015, you will recall that following the result of the referendum, I wrote to company advising...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains
Impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections exposed
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections on our railways, and the dangers of running services on untested tracks, was exposed at the weekend after Arriva Trains Wales enforced blanked speed restrictions on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: network rail, arriva trains wales, maintenance, tracks
"Rail North" cuts protestors to join demo at Tory Conference
The union fight will be building support for the campaign to shine a light on the shadowy “Rail North” and will be exposing the lies and hype around George Osbornes “Northern Powerhouse” claims.   Britain’s largest rail union has said...
Region: North West
Tagged with: rail north, tory conference, northern rail, transpennine express
RMT on rail electrification "U-turn"
“This announcement does nothing to tackle the immediate threat to jobs, safety and services wrapped up in the new Northern and TPE franchises which RMT will continue to kick up the political agenda while George Osborne rattles on about his...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express,
RMT calls on TfL for new measures on Uber
Transport for London has today outlined the measures which it could take to limit the operation of smartphone apps (such as Uber) in the immediate hire market. The Private Hire Regulations Review, which closed on 19 June, received over 4,000 responses. Having...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
RMT launches new phase of Northern Rail fight
The event will take the union fight right to the heart of the shadowy “Rail North” operation and will kick off a round of protests around the Tory Conference in Manchester, exposing the lies and hype around George Osbornes “Northern...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Trans Pennine Express
RMT welcomes "Transport for All" tube protest this afternoon
Tube union RMT has said that it warmly welcomes a “Transport for All” protest at Oakwood Tube Station at 6pm this evening as the campaigning organisation draws attention to the horrendous impact on people with disabilities from London Underground’s staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for All, Protest
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
Another great day for the rail rip-off merchants
General Secretary Mick Cash said today. "This is another great day for the rail rip-off merchants as Stagecoach blag themselves a money-spinning franchise extension on East Midlands Trains without a hint of competition and with no consideration of the public...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: stagecoach, east midlands trains
London Mayor admits illegal taxi trade is rife
RMT London taxi driver branch secretary Lewis Norton rang into the Mayor’s regular 'AskBoris' phone in on LBC.   When asked if the Mayor acknowledged previous comments he had made that traffic congestion in the capital can be attributed to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxis, boris johnson, london mayor, plying for trade, uber
Abrogation of Competence Development Procedure, Train Driver
STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED     Our Ref: BR2/4/1 7th July 2015     Dear Colleagues   ABROGATION OF COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURE, TRAIN DRIVERS - TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS   Further to my letter to you dated 2nd July 2015 in which I advised you...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, strike action
RMT slams another dose of rail franchise chaos on SW Trains
It is also a shocking indictment of government policy and the privatised railway that a  company that has been running the franchise for 20 years is not been entrusted with the service going forward. That speaks volumes and this area was...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains,
Dismissal, G. Watson, Conductor First Transpennine Express
Our Ref BR2/4/1 25th June 2015 TO ALL CONDUCTORs AT FIRST TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED! Dismissal, G. Watson, Conductor First Transpennine Express I am pleased to advise you that agreement has been reached in our dispute with First Transpennine...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tpe, transpennine express, glen watson
RMT responds to Transport Secretary on Network Rail
"To argue that delays to electrification in the‎ North and on the Midland Main Line is consistent with George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" rhetoric is ridiculous. Britain's railways will be jammed in the slow lane all the time they are nothing...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, transport secretary, patrick mcloughlin
RMT prepares for "People's March for Glenn"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is making final preparations for a “People’s March for Glenn” prior to the Cleethorpes Air Show this Sunday, 28th June, as the local MP raises the gross miscarriage of justice which led to...
Region: North East
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, glenn watson
RMT launches "People's March for Glenn"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is mobilising a “People’s March for Glenn” to coincide with the Cleethorpes Air Show on Sunday 28th June and is preparing to widen the industrial mandate across Trans Pennine Express as the union...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tpe, transpennine express, glenn watson, first
RMT strike picket line - Cleethorpes
RMT Transpennine Express Picket Line - Cleethorpes Sunday 14th June 2015 - in support of an RMT Member wrongly dismissed by Transpennine Express. Credit - RMT  
Region: North East
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, cleethorpes
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 Trans Pennine Express strike picket line in Sheffield
RMT Transpennine Express Picket Line starts to gather at Sheffield. - Saying no to unfair dismissal - an injury to one is an injury to all. Strike over member unfairly sacked by the company. ‎Credit. RMT Ends
Region: North East
Tagged with: tpe, transpennine express, picket line
RMT confirms strike dates on Trans Pennine Express
RMT had identified a perfectly valid vacancy that the member could have been redeployed to but despite a strenuous effort to reach a solution from the trade union side those efforts were thrown back in our faces by a management...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, industrial action, strike
RMT on Queen's Speech attack on unions
This is the clearest possible case of one law for the political class and another for the working class. Only a tiny handful of the hypocrites advocating these ballot thresholds has ever been elected on the same kind of percentages...
Region: National
Tagged with: queens speech, anti-union laws
RMT slams Mayor for ignoring sex attack warnings
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "RMT warned right from the off that cash led cuts to station staffing would turn London Underground into a criminals paradise and those who ignored those warnings, and in particular Mayor Boris Johnson, should be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, sex offences, boris johnson
Strike dates on Trans Pennine Express over staff dismissal
Prior to the despatch incident that led to the dismissal a gang of youths had been acting in an anti-social manner at the station. When our dismissed members train arrived at the station and during the despatch process one of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Trans Pennine, Strike, Dismissal
RMT election protests continue across the North
Events across the Northern and TPE franchises will continue this morning at 8am at Buxton railway station as rail union RMT presses ahead with a new phase of campaigning over the threat to fares, jobs, services and safety from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, northern, transpennine express,
RMT slams AWOL London Mayor
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "As the week of train and infrastructure breakdowns continues today, with the Circle and District Lines hit hard, Londoners will b‎e rightly asking why the Mayor, who is responsible for the cuts across the tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, mayor, boris johnson,
RMT kicks off latest phase of Northern/TPE campaign
  RMT members and supporters kicking off the latest phase of the campaign against the great rail franchise rip-off on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express in Carlisle. ENDS
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, carlisle, doo,
RMT on BTP conference on violence on transport services
"‎The public should be under no illusions. The whole object of policy on our transport services at the moment is to axe staff and that gives a green light to thugs, drunks and racists to indulge in their violent, abusive...
Region: National
Tagged with: Violence, British Transport Police
RMT on Tory manifesto attack on unions
"The manifesto launched this morning shows that the Tories are hell-bent on ratcheting up their anti-union laws. That is nothing new and any such plans would meet the fiercest possible resistance. This is the clearest possible case of one law...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT on Tory manifesto attack on unions
RMT rail protest in Edinburgh this morning
RMT press photo hand out    RMT activists with Neil Findlay MSP at Waverley this morning as part of the Action for Rail protests.    Credit. RMT
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe. transpennine express,
Union Day of Action on Rail on Tuesday
In a letter to MPs and Councillors in the North the RMT union will warn that the three shortlisted bidders for the Northern Rail franchise are owned by Dutch, French and German state railways which means rail passengers in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, day of action
Carlisle Citadel Station this morning with Lee Sherriff
From RMT press office   Press photo handout.   RMT Northern and Transpennine Express Franchise Campaign postcard handout - Carlisle Citadel Station this morning with Lee Sherriff Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Carlisle.   Credit. RMT
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, action for rail
RMT rail protest in Newcastle this morning
RMT rail protest in Newcastle this morning supported by Dave Anderson MP for Blaydon.   Credit. RMT
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, action for rail
RMT on SW Trains Franchise £50m Sweetener Unveiled Today
General Secretary Mick Cash said "This is yet another pre election stunt on a basketcase franchise which has a shocking reputation for reliability and overcrowding. We were told that the so called "deep alliance" between NR and SW trains was...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchis
Leeds protest this Friday against Northern and TPE Tender
RMT will hold protests outside a meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in Wellington Street, Leeds at 10am on Friday March 27 against Northern and Transpennine Express  tender documents which includes the introduction of Driver Only Operation and other dangerous...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern & Transpennine, Franchise, Protest
Dismissal, M. Doughty, Crew Leader, Edinburgh East Coast
Our Ref: BR2/4/1   24 th March 2015     Dear Colleague   DISMISSAL, M DOUGHTY, CREW LEADER, EDINBURGH – EAST COAST TRAINS RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION   Further to my letter dated the 10 th March 2015 where I informed you of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, East Coast Trains
Important Information: All Strike Action Cancelled
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 19 th March 2015   IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL STRIKE ACTION CANCELLED   Dear Colleagues   REDUNDANCY, D. JOHANNESSEN – HULL TRAINS   Further to my letter dated 12 th March 2015, I am pleased to report that further discussions have been...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike Action, Hull Trains
Strike this weekend on Hull Trains in redundancy dispute
All staff affected have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   12:00 (midday) hours on Sunday 22 nd March 2015 and 11:59 hours on Monday 23 rd March 2015.   The dispute hinges on entirely bogus company claims that they...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, Hull Trains, Redundancy
No to proposals on British Transport Police Scottish Closure
Rail union RMT has condemned proposals from Michael Matheson, the SNP Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice to shut down the British Transport Police and merge it into Police Scotland when functions are devolved. The move would mean that the British...
Region: National
Tagged with: British Transport Police, Scotland
RMT demands summit into overcrowding and rail chaos
General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "This has been another miserable morning for commuters as train breakdowns and electrical faults were amongst the problems that have wrecked services into London yet again.  "It is scandalous that private rail companies continue to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Overcrowding, Electrical faults Thameslink, South West Trains
REDUNDANCY, D. JOHANNESSEN – HULL TRAINS
Our Ref: BR2/16/3 12th February 2015 Dear Colleagues REDUNDANCY, D. JOHANNESSEN – HULL TRAINS 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...
Region: North East
Tagged with: hull trains, d. johannessen
RMT vote opens today over pay and conditions on Network Rail
The union is recommending that members vote NO to reject the proposals which are summarised as follows. •    2015 - A 0%  increase in pay. •    2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would be applied for each year....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, london underground, lul, pay and conditions
RMT kicks off fight across Network Rail
The union is recommending that members vote NO to reject the proposals which are summarised as follows. •    2015 - A 0%  increase in pay. •    2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would be applied for each year....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, terms and conditions
RMT slams spin and lies over new N-TPE franchises
Mick Cash RMT general secretary said;   "These plans are being spun by Nick Clegg and the Tories in a pre-election stunt that they claim will modernise rail services in the North when in reality they will condemn passengers to...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, n-tpe
RMT calls into question validity of "Rail North" membership
In a letter to local authorities, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: “It has been brought to my attention that in the past week a number of local authorities across the north of England have been requested to, and subsequently...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail north, northern, transpennine express, tpe,
Nine to one vote for action on Hull Trains
The dispute hinges on entirely bogus company claims that they have recently had to have a ‘necessary minor reorganisation’ which identified an individual as being at risk of redundancy. At the members appeal hearing the company stated that she did...
Region: North West
Tagged with: hull trains, redundancy,
RMT slams "rotten business practices"
The RMT information comes from official  documents on EY’s own website – listed here http://www.ey.com/UK/en/Services/Transactions/Transaction-Planning-and-Management/Restructuring/Citylinkadmin The company was folded on Christmas Eve amongst a storm of protest by speculator Jon Moulton’s outfit Better Capital in what RMT described as a...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, ernst and young,
Cameron Plays Fagin – Pickpocketing Railway Staff Pensions
‘The government, once again, is raiding workers’ pensions to fund tax cuts for the rich,’ said union leaders after the meeting. ‘It’s not fair, and it’s not right, that ordinary working men and women will end up footing the bill.’...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, david cameron
RMT Save our Railways postcarding event Wigan Wallgate
RMT protesters over attacks on jobs and services from new Northern and TPE franchises at Wigan Wallgate this morning as part of RMT Day of Action across the North   Picture credit – RMT   ENDS  
Region: North West
Tagged with: n-tpe, northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT gears up for day of action in the North tomorrow
The result of a poll of passengers on Northern Rail and TPE by the respected and independent polling organisation Survation, released by RMT today, has found that less than one in five passengers support government and Rail North proposals for...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, n-tpe, rail north
RMT response to proposals for the deregulation of rail fares
Mick Cash, General Secretary of the biggest rail union RMT, said:   “The idea that complete deregulation of fares would solve the crisis on Britain’s railways is pure and utter nonsense and would simply allow the greedy train companies to...
Region: National
Tagged with: institute of economic affairs, deregulation of rail fares
Ballot opens today on Hull Trains in redundancy dispute
The dispute hinges on entirely bogus company claims that they have recently had to have a ‘necessary minor reorganisation’ which identified an individual as being at risk of redundancy. At the members appeal hearing the company stated that she did...
Region: North East
Tagged with: hull trains, redundancy,
Vintage tube trains being refitted for the North's railways
The first of the D78 London Underground D-Stock train to be pulled from service has arrived at Vivarail’s Long Marston base and is undergoing conversion to diesel operation. RMT warned before Christmas that the 30 year old tube stock could be...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT continues fight for safety as first ticket office closes
"The recent stabbing at Lancaster Gate of a member of staff has shown once again the vulnerability of both our members and the travelling public when numbers are sacrificed in the drive for cuts. "RMT will continue to work with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, ticket office closures, london underground, lul, tube, boris johnson
RMT responds to Transport Select Committee report
"That has left us in the ludicrous position where rolling stock is being shifted from the north to the south, where there aren't enough units to operate on the newly electrified lines and the lashed up Pacer trains, welding a...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport select committee
RMT responds to another spate of rail breakdowns
"Meanwhile staff at the front line are taking the brunt of the wrath from angry passengers while company chiefs and senior bosses are tucked up nice and warm in their plush offices. It's a disgrace and the blame lies with...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains, network rail
RMT in fight for Wrexham, Brum and Shrewsbury rail services
A campaign is now under way to protect the train services which are believed to be under threat. RMT and the Shrewsbury to Chester Rail Users Association (SCRUA), which has represented the travelling public using the line since 1986 understands that...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, scrua
RMT responds to Campaign for Better Transport report
"The poisonous cocktail of cuts and privatisation reinforces RMT's call for bus services to be taken back into public ownership with the resources required to run as a comprehensive public service. " Ends
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, bus services
Govt admits it doesn't know how much sewage dumped on tracks
Last year, RMT learnt from a series of questions tabled by members of the union’s Parliamentary Group that Ministers and officials haven’t a clue as to how much excrement is sprayed around the rail network every year. As well as...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, human waste, railway tracks, inside out
RMT slams Transport Secretary attack on workers rights
"Let's not forget that the Tories took a huge wedge of cash from Jon Moulton, the guy who folded City Link on Christmas Day leaving thousands of workers facing ruin. It's no surprise that they are demanding new legislation which...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport secretary, conservatives, anti union laws
RMT responds to Government "new trains for the North" spin
Ministers are terrified about the fact that the new May railways timetable will come in days before the general election and today's move is a thinly disguised attempt to deflect from the truth that when that new timetable comes in,...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express
RMT on reports that some City Link assets have been sold off
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It is clear that a fire sale of the remaining assets of City Link is underway and it is outrageous that the union is being denied a meeting and proper consultation with the administrator...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, ernst and young, dx, vince cable
Tube lines hit by signal failures and train breakdowns
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "This mornings latest spate of signal failures and train breakdowns on the tube should force the mayor and his officials to back off from their programme of cuts to staffing and maintenance schedules. "Maintenance programmes...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, cuts, boris johnson
RMT hits the ground running in fight over N-TPE franchises
The RMT campaign is taking five key messages out to the travelling public:   *SAY NO to Driver Only Operated Trains *Keep OUR Ticket Offices Open *Keep OUR Stations Staffed and Safe *STOP CUTS to the Transpennine Express Network *OPPOSE...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT to hit the ground running in New Year in N-TPE fight
The RMT campaign is taking five key messages out to the travelling public: *SAY NO to Driver Only Operated Trains *Keep OUR Ticket Offices Open *Keep OUR Stations Staffed and Safe *STOP CUTS to the Transpennine Express Network *OPPOSE Massive...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, trans-pennine express, rail north
Breakdown in IR, Conductors, N Wales – Arriva Trains Wales
Our Ref: BR2/14/2   18 th  December 2014     Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   Further to my letter dated the 2 nd  December 2014 with regards to the above matter and where I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Conductors, Arriva Trains Wales
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail
Our Ref BR4/0001 & BR5/0001   Circular No IR/336/14   18 th December 2014   TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL OFFICES   Dear Colleagues   RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL (Maintenance, Operations, Customer Services and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Pay, Conditions of Service
Northern and TPE franchise chaos continues
The government has now been forced to confirm in writing last week’s Autumn Statement that the Invitations to Tender (ITTs) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises will be delayed into February at the earliest but there are now growing...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT slams TfL's New Year’s Eve “ambassador” stunt
The move comes at a time when TFL workers are having their pay and pensions attacked across the board and when London Underground workers are still locked into an industrial and political fight over cuts to jobs, services and safety....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, ambassadors, new years eve
Northern and TPE franchise chaos continues
Not only has the government confirmed via last week’s Autumn Statement that the Invitations to Tender (ITTs) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises will be delayed into next year but there are now growing uncertainties at the DfT about...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, rail north
RMT steps up Christmas fight for Northern/TPE services
As a result of RMT’s long running battle, the union has now heard from the Transport Department that they intend to maintain the Transpennine Express Services between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport and that these services will be in the Transpennine...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT launches "12 Days of Christmas" events
The schedule of events is set out as follows, with RMT promising lively demonstrations and post-card distribution as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services and safety bound up in the Government and Rail North’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north, 12 days of christmas
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS N WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2   27 th November 2014   Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   AND NOW THE TRUTH   You will have received a missive from Gareth Thomas, HR Director, Arriva Trains Wales...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Trains Wales, Industrial Action
RMT calls for identification of rail sewage dumping hotspots
In discussions with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail in recent weeks, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transport scotland, network rail, sewage
Rail minister pulls out of York event as RMT protest goes on
Rail minister Claire Perry has pulled out of an event at the national rail museum in York this afternoon but transport union RMT says that it's protest over the threat to jobs, services and safety from the new Northern and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, ntpe, rail north, transpennine express, tpe, claire perry
RMT to lobby Minister and rail boss tomorrow over N-TPE
The event at the National Rail Museum is scheduled to start at 6pm tomorrow Wednesday (19th November) with RMT promising a lively demonstration outside, assembling from 5.30pm, as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north, claire perry
Northern Rail plays Yes Minister
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that there was clearly a two-tier service which meant that fare-paying passengers suffered cancellations while ministers were treated to staff being driven across the country to ensure services were maintained.   “This shows that...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT to call for end to dumping sewage on Scotland's railways
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail last week, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, transport scotland, network rail
RMT steps up pressure to end dumping of sewage
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail last week, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transport scotland, network rail, sewage
RMT to lobby Minister and rail boss over Northern rail cuts
The event at the National Rail Museum is scheduled to start at 6pm next Wednesday (19th November) with RMT promising a lively demonstration outside, assembling from 5.30pm, as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north,
RMT calls for end of dumping of sewage on Scotland's railway
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail, RMT officials have issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks across...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, scotland, transport scotland, abellio
TfL staff to lobby board meeting at City Hall
For the best part of a year, TFL have point-blank refused to engage in serious negotiations over their plans for what amount to a performance-related pay freeze and savage cuts to pension rights. The savage attacks that TFL are looking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensions
RMT steps up the fight against rail cuts on Northern and TPE
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of a wide range of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, rail north
RMT on key RAIB safety recommendations not being implemented
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said   "It is wholly unacceptable that key safety recommendations are taking so long to be implemented despite the explicit instructions of the main body that investigates accidents on Britain’s railways.   "RMT has repeatedly...
Region: National
Tagged with: raib, safety recommendations
RMT on Northern HS3 Proposal
"RMT will not tolerate this rank hypocrisy and instead of jam tomorrow, light years off in the future, we are demanding an expansion of services and capacity now , rather than the proposed cuts, and that is the message we will...
Region: National
Tagged with: hs3, rail north, northern, tpe, transpennine express
Over 50 MP’s sign motion against rail cuts
The union is continuing to hold a series of events across the area served by Northern and TPE aimed at persuading more MP’s to sign up to the EDM as the campaign of opposition gathers pace.   Last month RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, tpe
RMT to fight plans to axe catering on Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales have sought to blame the cut to the catering facilities on the Welsh Assembly with RMT deeply concerned that staff livelihoods are being caught in the middle of a row as the company seek to lump the...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, catering services
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike again
In a further escalation, RMT is also bringing in a ban on rest day working through into next month along with a withdrawal of goodwill and a refusal to work outside of boundaries and terms and conditions.   The full...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, conductors, strike action
Further RMT action this week in Northern - TPE campaign
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of a wide range of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, tpe
Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Conductors, N. Wales ATW
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 16th October 2014 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the above matter, I can...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, industrial action, conductors
Overcrowding exposes lethal consequences of axing guards
In an interview with the Financial Times, Alistair Gordon, boss of Keolis which runs TPE, admitted that passengers simply cannot get on to trains and that he recently saw a passenger faint due to the consequences of overcrowding, The boss...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, keolis, chiltern, guards, overcrowding, rolling stock
RMT announces latest phase in Northern and TPE campaign
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike
Following the massive vote in favour of taking strike action, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to call on all our ATW Conductor members at Holyhead, Chester and Llandudno Junction Depots to take the following industrial action:   •    Not...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, conductors, strike action
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 1st October 2014 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES - RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our affected members for returning a...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, strike action
RMT responds to Boris Johnson's night tube plans
Instead, this proposal is now being bulldozed through without any proper risk assessment or agreement on core issues.  To make this plan work we need more tube staff not less if we are not going to be risking disaster at ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: night tube, london underground, lu, lul, boris johnson
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 23rd September 2014 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to my letter dated 19th September 2014, I am happy to report that significant progress has...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales
RMT concern over cuts on Transpennine Express
The union is alarmed that in spite of the fact that results of the recent consultation on the franchise have not yet being made public, decisions already appear to have been made. RMT has been keen to ensure that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express,
RMT welcomes Liverpool City Council stand on train guards
A cross-party motion (wording below) adopted by the authority last night (September 17) expressed concern that the government is requiring bidders for the franchises to introduce driver-only operation, and committed the council to working to retain guards and their full safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, rail north
MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 19th September 2014 Dear Colleagues MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to previous correspondence in respect of the above matter, first and foremost I would like to congratulate you all for returning a magnificent...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, drivers
RMT welcomes Liverpool City Council debate on threat to jobs
The motion, which will go before the Liverpool City Council on Wednesday 17th September, is clear evidence that RMT’s fight against the carve-up of rail jobs and services across the north is picking up significant support from MP’s, Councillors and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, liverpool city council
Massive public support for RMT rail protests
RMT launched a new post card campaign as part of this mornings protests, pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north,
Breakdown in Industrial Relations
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 4th September 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   I am writing to you regarding the treatment of your colleagues Brothers William Coulter and Barry Roberts who have been dismissed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, conductors
RMT launches new wave of rail protests across the North
RMT is pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the Government and Northern Rail for secretly colluding to axe...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT slams Leicester City Council over black taxi trade
RMT has identified two key areas which have sparked unprecedented levels of anger amongst the City’s black taxi drivers: 1)    Touting - private hire mini-cabs are plying for hire illegally and picking up customers without being pre booked. RMT Leicester Taxi...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, licensed, leicester city council
RMT launches new wave of rail protests across the North
RMT is pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the Government and Northern Rail for secretly colluding to axe...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
Event to Mark Nationalisation of Network Rail
EVENT TO MARK NATIONALISATION OF NETWORK RAIL   MONDAY 1st SEPTEMBER, 09:00   Network Rail Head Office, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG   Instead of being a “Not for Dividend” company in the private sector,  the government have stated...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, ons
RMT slams “all-out war” on rail in the North
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed the Government for launching and “all-out war” on rail in the North as it emerged that they have dumped a flagship pledge to scrap the hated ‘Pacer’ trains. The revelation comes just a week after...
Region: National
Tagged with: Trans-Pennine Express, Pacer Trains
Northern & Transpennine Express franchises
The response to the campaign has exceeded all expectations. RMT nationally have responded to the Department for Transport consultation, in addition to the 10,000+ postcards objecting to their proposals which we delivered to the DfT on 18th August. These postcards were...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
Northern Rail’s own posters expose risks of axing conductors
The poster is being displayed on trains across the Northern Rail routes and says: “Our priority is to keep you safe, so if you have any concerns please speak to the conductor. The conductor on this train will be happy...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT slams Government over Northern and TPE bidders
The new franchises are to be let on the clear basis of axing guards and other safety-critical staff, closing routes and stations, hiking fares, closing ticket offices and cancelling first and last trains. Yesterday, RMT delivered 10,000 cards to the DfT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north,
RMT delivers thousands of protest cards to DfT
RMT’s campaign has mobilised public opinion against the Government and Rail North proposals through nearly 50 public events compared to a pitiful five organised through the official DfT public consultation which closed today. Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said: “Today...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, trans pennine express, rail north, dft
Northern Rail & Trans Pennine Express Campaign at DfT
RMT campaigners from across the North joined a protest this morning at the Department for Transport in London where the union handed in 10,000 cards opposing the consultation plans for the Northern and TPE franchises which would axe jobs, raise fares,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Transpennine Express, Rail North, DfT
Ten thousand cards to be delivered to Transport Department
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, northern, transpennine express, rail north
Service cuts and higher fares at heart of Northern rail plan
RMT has obtained one copy of what it believes was supposed originally to be a public information leaflet on the future of the Northern and Trans-Pennine Express as part of the consultation that closes on Monday. The leaflet confirms that...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft, rail north
RMT to deliver thousands of protest cards to DfT
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft
Government and Northern Rail collude to axe off peak fares
Under the new plans, which have only just been confirmed to unions and staff, from the 8th September off-peak tickets can no longer be used during key times on weekday evenings. The abolition of the off-peak evening fares will apply...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, off peak fares
Northern & TPE protests continue
The consultation, which is due to end on the 18 th  of August, has sparked off a massive and widespread campaign of opposition by RMT which has engaged tens of thousands of people across the area affected compared to an almost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Nortern, transpennine express
"Fightback Friday" as RMT continues campaign against cuts
The consultation, which is due to end on the 18th of August, has sparked off a massive and widespread campaign of opposition by RMT which has engaged tens of thousands of people across the area affected compared to an almost...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, fightback friday, department of transport
RMT Responds to Today's Northern Transport Plans
“While RMT welcomes any moves to invest in transport infra-structure in the North it should be remembered that these plans are totally at odds with those outlined in the Government’s current consultation on Northern Rail and Trans Pennine Express which...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Trans Pennine Express
Threat to jobs on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express
RAIL UNION RMT has continued its campaign today over the threat to jobs, services and safety arising out of the bogus and rushed consultation on the future of the Northern and Trans Pennine, being conducted by the Department of Transport,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Rail, Trans Pennine Express
RMT steps up Northern & TransPennine Express campaign
RMT’s campaign against the plans has activated a much broader and wider consultation on the damaging proposals than the Government’s and the shadowy “Rail North” with major campaigning events already held at Manchester (Piccadilly), Preston, York, Leeds, Cleethorpes, Liverpool Lime...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, department of transport
RMT “Fighting Tube Cuts - Listen to London Conference”
As well as taking report backs and speakers on the on-going campaign to stop the attacks on tube jobs, services and safety the conference will also take a report on radical plans for a new Land Value Tax and how...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: fighting tube cuts - listen to london conference, land value tax, london underground, tube, #tubeconsult
26th July Fighting Tube Cuts RMT Listen to London Conference
With your tremendous support your union is continuing to fight the planned cuts to London Underground.   The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, proposes: -cuts to station staff -closure of all ticket offices -driverless trains -slashing safety critical maintenance  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: #tubeconsult
Social dumping in European shipping industry escalates
NSB, which manages more ships under German flag than any other ship management firm and currently employs around 500 German and European seafarers, has threatened to flag-out from 2015 saying that the continued employment of German and European seafarers is "no longer...
Region: National
Tagged with: social dumping, condor, nsb,