RMT slams rail fares hike
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that the government was presiding over the managed decline of the railways with huge cuts to safety critical infrastructure spending on one hand whilst allowing privatised train operators to pay out huge shareholder dividends...
RMT warns of significant threat to railway safety
Britain’s largest rail union has warned of a significant threat to rail safety and services cause by plans to axe thousands of rail jobs. The warning came as tomorrow, 9th March, rail workers will gather at stations in London, Bristol,...
New RMT analysis shows on rail fare savings
RMT has called on the Government to slash fares rather than raise them as expected today simply by using £500 million that would otherwise be paid to private rail companies during the Covid-19 crisis.
Recent research by RMT found that...
Rail union RMT responds to planned fare hike
“The fact that this Government appears to be pushing ahead with yet another extortionate fare rise in January shows just how out of touch they are.
"This regressive fare increase hits the low paid hardest and will only serve to...
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...
RMT renews rail nationalisation call
As Scotrail passengers face another New Year’s Fare hike, new research by RMT has found that the decision by the Scottish Government to delay returning the Scotrail Franchise to public ownership by three years will cost £37million, the equivalent of...
RMT research on rail fares
As passengers return to work with news of yet another fare hike new RMT research has found that rail fares have risen almost 50% faster than inflation since privatisation.
The report also showed that of open access operators and franchises total...
RMT's Mick Cash responds to Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has responded to statements by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on the rail fares increase this morning blasting the "toxic combination of gross mismanagement and profiteering on Britain's rip-off railways" and repeating the call for Grayling's...
RMT on today's Government rail fare hike
Responding to the confirmation of the rail fare increases this morning, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“With passengers already furious at the shocking level of service on Britain’s rip-off privatised railways today’s news is just another kick in the...
Fare increase announcement
On the eve of the rail fare rise announcement rail union RMT has revealed that despite timetable chaos and service and staff cuts rail fares are massively more as expensive compared to Europe and rising twice as fast as UK...
Overwhelming support from passengers for RMT protests
Overwhelming support from passengers for RMT protests this morning over privatised rail fares rip off.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“While the British passenger is being bled dry, the same private companies who are coining it in are axing safety-critical...
Britain’s rail commuters spend up to 5x more of income
Commuters on Britain’s privatised railway will be spending up to five times more of their income than their European counterparts as a result of January fare hike
Commuters on Britain’s privatised railway will be spending up to five times more...
Fare increases announced today
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These fare increases are another kick in the teeth for British passengers who will still be left paying the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out, unreliable trains where private profit comes before...
Rail fares rising almost twice as fast as wages
Rail fares have increased at twice the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today by the RMT on the eve of the Government announcement on the latest fare hike. The analysis shows that rail fares have risen...
RMT reveals cost of commuting by rail into London
Rail union RMT has today reiterated its call for public ownership of the railways, as it emerged that commuters into London – unlike commuters into other European capital cities - are being treated as nothing more than self-loading cash-cows by private...
Fares set to rocket next month
RAIL UNION RMT has reiterated its call for public ownership of the railways, as it releases a predicted sample of new rail season ticket prices that will be confirmed next month. The Secretary of State for Transport has said that...
RMT on "rail fares overhaul"
"This is an open admission by Britain's private train companies and the Government that they have been ripping off the travelling public for over two decades. "If we want a fair deal on fares then that means keeping ticket offices...
Rail fare increases
- Commuters to London pay £387 a month, compared with £61 in Paris or Rome - Rail fares have shot up twice as much as wages and inflation over the past decade - Campaigners point to “failed privatisation” as key driver of high...
RMT on latest rail fare rip off
"This latest fares hike is another kick in the teeth for British passengers and condemns them to continue to pay some of the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out and unreliable trains.
"Once again the rip-off...
RMT on Britain's continuing rail fare rip off
After two decades of privatisation the British people pay some of the highest fares in Europe to travel on clapped out, understaffed and overcrowded services while the private train companies are laughing all the way to the bank. Today's fares...
RMT slams Osborne's rail fares fraud
"This mornings announcement from George Osborne that rail fares will be jacked up by 2.5% does not stack up to a freeze for millions of people whose incomes are stagnant due to years of austerity. To try and dress this up...
New public ownership calls as rail fares set to rise
Next year’s wage-busting fare hikes will mean that rail fares will have increased by 24.9 per cent over the current parliament (2010 to 2015), and have risen faster than wages in every year. Over the same period, average earnings have increased by just...
RMT SLAMS 5.5% FARE INCREASE
“With the “flex” rule passengers are facing fare increases of up to 5.5% at a time when wages are stagnating. People will simply be priced off the railways while the greedy train operating companies are laughing all the way to the...