RMT on Northern being taken into public ownership
Mick Cash, General Secretary of Britain's largest rail union RMT, said; “Northern has become a signal for everything that is wrong on Britain's broken, privatised railways and the fact that the Government have now been forced to take this action...
Region: North West
RMT on "We Own It" poll
Rail union RMT comments on new “We Own It” poll showing clear majority for public ownership of rail with less than one in five saying that privatisation has been a success.
General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“This poll is just...
RMT on Labour’s bus services announcement
RMT has today welcomed the announcement by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn that there will be new funding to reverse the cuts made to 3000 bus routes by the Tories since 2010 and to fund the expansion of new bus services. RMT also...
RMT on fare fiddling private train companies
Rail union RMT said today that news that train companies are pocketing 80% of the compensation they suck up from the publicly-owned Network Rail for disrupted and delayed services, rather than passing it on to passengers, should be yet another nail...
RMT ISSUES FRESH CALL FOR PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
Rail union RMT today renewed calls for public ownership of Britain's railways as the Sunday Times reports that five private operators are now teetering on the brink of collapse.
The Sunday Times reports that four companies, in addition to Virgin...
RMT demands public ownership as Government lines up bail-out
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded public ownership of the railways as it emerged that rail franchises are haemorrhaging money at extraordinary rates with the figures confirmed in the recently published Department for Transport’s (DfT) Supplementary Estimate for its 2017-18 budget.
Another morning of misery for rail users
After yet another morning of breakdowns and delays on rail services RMT has repeated it's calls for public ownership. General Secretary Mick Cash said "After another morning of delays and chaos it is time the Government got a grip and...
1.7 million tweets complaining about rail companies
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These extraordinary figures, which show massive volumes of tweeted complaints over delays, cancellations and overcrowding, show that the travelling public are sick to the back teeth of being robbed blind by the private train companies....
Polling for RMT throws down challenge to Labour
On behalf of the RMT, between 17th-19th June Survation polled 1011 constituents by telephone in 4 key marginal Conservative/Labour “battleground” seats essential for Labour to win in the pursuit of an overall 2015 majority. Seats selected were Crawley (CON), Stevenage (CON), Reading West...