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RMT responds to Rail Delivery Group
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "The Government's botched handling of their so called "freedom day" on Monday will see hundreds of thousands of passengers unleashed on rail, tube and buses without masks or other basic COVID measures. " It's inevitable that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, App, Self Isolation, Rail Delivery group
RMT on confirmation of COVID rail route and capacity cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is vital that we keep services running to transport essential workers whilst maintaining the safest possible practices to protect both staff and passengers in light of the serious threat posed by the virulent new...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Delivery Group, Rail Routes, Network Rail
RMT responds to Government on face masks
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “There is a real danger that the Government and the Rail Delivery Group are sending out a signal that as long as you cover your face you are safe to ‎head back onto the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tory Government, Rail Delivery Group, RDG, face masks
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
RMT warns of total chaos over rail franchises
Rail union RMT today warned of total chaos on the railways as it emerged that the private rail contractors club – the Rail Delivery Group - is calling for a new era of wholesale deregulation on the tracks that would effectively...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rail franchise, rail privatisation, tory government, chris grayling
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 warning over plans to streamline rail fares
Rail union RMT has warned today that any plans to streamline and simplify Britain's rail fare structure will be undermined by the fragmentation of over two decades of privatisation. The warning comes as the Rail Delivery Group releases a report...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rail fares, privatisation, dft, tory government
RMT accuses GTR of playing for time over timetable chaos
RAIL UNION RMT has accused basket-case private rail operator GTR of "playing for time and treating passengers and staff like a bunch of mugs" as the company produced a well-resourced barrage of propaganda and excuses yesterday evening and this morning...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, rail delivery group, rdg, dda, disabled access, guards, conductors, timetable chaos
RMT slams GTR's latest attack on disabled access
Rail union RMT today slammed GTR’s latest attack on disabled access to their services – just a week after the union blew the whistle on instructions to staff to leave passengers stranded rather than taking time to provide assistance. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, rail delivery group, rdg, dda, disabled access, guards, conductors
Internal review won't end Britain's great rail fare rip-off
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "No one trusts Britain's rip-off private rail companies to do the right thing by passengers when it come to fares and ticketing. "These are the same bunch of spivs who have hacked back on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fare, rail delivery group, rdg, ticketing, fares, privatised railway, tory government
RMT demands Government respect for transport staff
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members have been working round the clock across the weekend and this morning in every facet of the transport sector, from trains to tube to ferries‎ to buses, to keep the country moving. It's...
Region: National
Tagged with: adverse weather, chris grayling, rail privatisation, rail delivery group, rdg, tory government
RMT slams Grayling "rank hypocrisy"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It stinks of rank hypocrisy for Chris Grayling to be thanking the private train companies for their actions during the adverse weather on our railways over the past week, the same companies who are...
Region: National
Tagged with: adverse weather, chris grayling, rail privatisation, rail delivery group, rdg, tory government
RMT slams latest rail industry whitewash
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said   “The Government-cheerleaders from the self-styled Rail Delivery Group’s own report into disabled access was supressed because rail bosses did not like its conclusions that there should be a guard on every train  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, orr, office of road and rail, disbaled access, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
‎RMT hits back at RDG "fantasy rail plans"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "This is just the same old fantasy railway plans and promises of jam tomorrow that the public are sick and tired of. The whole package has been cobbled together to try and divert...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, tory government,
No new money in bogus "£85 billion rail plan"
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed industry bosses club the Rail Delivery Group for pumping out the same old stream of bogus propaganda this morning in a desperate bid to con people into buying their claim that private train operating companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: rdg, rail delivery group, rail upgrade, Paul Plummer
Staff cuts set to wreck rail access disability target
A devastating report from 2015 commissioned by the Association of Train Operating Companies - now the Rail Delivery Group - considers how accessible Britain’s railway network will be to older and disabled people by 1st January 2020, the date by which all rolling stock...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail access, association of train operating companies, atoc, rail delivery group, disabled access,
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 on Rail Delivery Group claims to increase train capacity
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Like most people we will believe this when we see it. There simply aren't the trains and staff available to make this plan happen. Fault for that lies smack at the door of over two...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, train capacity
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 on demands from Rail Delivery Group
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is the same bunch of chancers who have wrecked our railways under two decades of privatisation and they are basically demanding more of the same. "When they talk of modernisation and new technology...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, autumn statement, rail union, rmt