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RMT marks Herald of Free Enterprise disaster
National Secretary Darren Procter will pay tribute to those who were lost in the tragedy at a memorial in Dover today.   RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "We pay tribute to the memory of the crew and passengers who...
Region: National
Tagged with: Herald of Free Enterprise, Anniversary
RMT marks Herald of Free Enterprise 36th Anniversary
“We once again pay tribute to the memory of the crew and passengers who died in the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster and extend our condolences to the community in Dover who were so badly affected by this avoidable tragedy....
Region: National
Tagged with: Herald of Free Enterprise, Anniversary
RMT secures 7% pay rise on Merseyrail
The train operator which is owned jointly by Serco and Abellio agreed the deal on a no strings attached basis. Alongside Merseyrail, RMT has won pay deals on London Underground  of 8.4pc, MTR Crossrail 8.2pc and 9.25pc on the Docklands...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Pay Rise, Serco, Abellio, Rail Union, RMT,
35th anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said:  “We pay tribute to the memory of the crew and passengers who died in the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster and extend our condolences to the community in Dover who were so badly affected...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Herald of Free Enterprise, Ferry, Zeebrugge
Rail cleaner Covid heroes ballot begins
RAIL UNION RMT will begin balloting cleaners today employed by outsourcing company Churchill on four separate contracts in the South East for strike action in pursuit of fair pay. The historic strike ballot is the latest phase of a long-running...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill, Cleaners, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar, HS1, Justice for Cleaners, Sick Pay, Pay Rise, Outsourcing
Cleaners serve notice of strike ballot
RAIL UNION RMT has served notice to an outsourcing company that on the 18th January it will be balloting cleaners on four of its contracts in the South-East for industrial action as part of a dispute over pay and justice...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill, Cleaners, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern, Eurostar, HS1, Justice for Cleaners, Sick Pay, Pay Rise, Outsourcing
RMT reveals full extent of shareholders’ bonanza
As fares rise on our railways yet again today, rail union RMT has revealed that private companies have siphoned off £4.4 billion in dividends to shareholders in the last ten years. The union analysed the company accounts of every train...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, tory government, rail privatisation,
RMT wins inflation busting two year Network Rail pay deal
RAIL UNION RMT has secured an inflation busting two year pay deal and job security on Network Rail. The union is writing to the company to formally accept the deal. Last year Transport Minister Chris Grayling, suggested pay increases for...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, pay rise, rpi, cpi
RMT statement on the anniversary of the Herald disaster
On the anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster of 6th March 1987, seafarers’ union RMT today paid respect to the memories of the 193 crew and passengers who lost their lives in that tragic incident. RMT general secretary, Mick Cash...
Region: National
Tagged with: herald of free enterprise, maritime safety, maritime
RMT slams January fare increase
‎Rail union RMT slams January fare increase as another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain's rip-off railways General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Whatever way Chris Grayling tries to dress this up this latest fare hike is another kick...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fare, fare rise, dft, rail privatisation
Scotrail fares to rise
As passengers return to work today in Scotland rail union RMT has revealed that Scotrail fares are to increase by more than three times the increase in Scottish salaries. Scotrail fares are to increase by 3.2% on average, with peak commuter...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, fare rises, rail privatisation
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, rail fares, cut fares not staff, rail privatisation
Today's 3.4% fare increase will fund train company profit
As rail fares protests organised by RMT take place at forty stations around the country today a new study by the union has found that every penny of this year’s inflation busting fare increase is going straight into the ‘profit’...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rises, rail privatisation, cut fares not staff, rail fares
25th anniversary of railway privatisation study
On the 25th anniversary of The Railway Act of 1993 – that led to the privatisation of the railways – and the day before rail season tickets are due to rise in price by 3.6% and fares on average by 3.4% a new...
Region: National
Tagged with: railway privatisation, fare rises, protest
Financial speculators driving up rail costs
  Despite the claims of the Rail Delivery Group that just 3% of total fares paid end up in the pockets of train operating companies, RMT analysis shows how financial speculators also take their cut from the privatised rail industry.  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: Fares rise
RMT on today's latest rail fare rip off announcement
"The huge hike in fares confirmed today is another kick in the teeth for passengers who ‎already fork out colossal sums to travel on rammed out, unreliable trains while the private operators are laughing all the way to the bank....
Region: National
Tagged with: fares rise
Rail companies to make minimum of extra £337 million
According to the ORR train companies collected £9.384 billion from fares in 2015-16. This is the most recently available figure. Only regulated fares will go up by 3.6%, unregulated fares will go up by more, that is why the £337 million is...
Region: National
Tagged with: fare rise, profits
RMT marks Herald of Free Enterprise 30th anniversar‎y
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: "Today we remember those crew and passengers who died and offer our hear felt condolences to the families and loved ones affected by this terrible tragedy. We also continue to extend our sympathy and...
Region: National
Tagged with: herald of free enterprise, anniversary
UK commuters paying six times as much
UK commuters spend up to six times as much of their salary on rail fares as other European passengers Commuters on the UK’s privatised railways returning to work today (Monday) will face new fare increases, while spending up to six...
Region: National
Tagged with: action for rail, fare rises
Unions slam latest fare hike rip-off
Today’s (Saturday) rail fare increases are a consequence of rail privatisation, says Action for Rail – a campaign by rail unions and the TUC.   The one per cent increase today to season tickets and other regulated fares will mean...
Region: National
Tagged with: action for rail, tuc, rmt, fare rises
RMT on announcement of 1% increase in tube fares
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Travellers in and out of London are forking out huge sums for their rail and tube travel and they rightly expect a safe, reliable and well staffed service but that is being compromised against a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fare rise
Commuters paying nearly £10,000 with New Year fares hike
And commuters are being slapped by a double whammy of fare rises and huge on-going government subsidies to the train operators in the universally recognised privatised railway shambles.   Private companies that simply use such subsidies to make inflation busting...
Region: National
Tagged with: new year, fares, rise
Keep the Guard on the Train, Keep the Train Safe
Following a decision of the General Grades committee we will also be using both these opportunities to publicise our campaign ‘To Keep the Guard on the Train, Keep the Train Safe’. It is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the vital...
Region: National
Tagged with: Keep the Guard on the Train, Keep the Train Safe, britain needs a pay rise