Urgent questions for Govt over Southeastern
Britain’s biggest specialist transport union has written to the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps calling for urgent answers to questions raised by the DfT’s contracts with Southeastern railways and other train companies after the Department was forced to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Cross Country Franchise extension
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"The Government, who are financially supporting the train operators, should have seized the opportunity to cut out the middleman and bring the Cross Country operation into direct public ownership.
"RMT will be studying the details...
RMT demands public ownership of railway
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded full public ownership of Britain's failing private railways as the twice yearly rail passengers satisfaction survey today laid bare the state of the franchise chaos. The survey found that the lowest ratings for overall satisfaction...
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...
RMT on Virgin franchise speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Rumours are rife this afternoon that Chris Grayling is setting up a major “market sensitive” announcement on the West Coast Mainline for six pm and that that announcement may mean a further cash-laden extension...
RMT reveals that 75% of UK rail now foreign owned
Following the shock announcement on the SW Trains routes this morning, rail union RMT has revealed that, as well as being a license to print money for the private sector, rail privatisation is proving a lucrative market for foreign...