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Shapps threatens to impose fire and re-hire
The Tory minister told Sky News that if the dispute cannot be settled “we will have to move to what’s called a Section 188, it’s a process of actually requiring these changes to go into place”.  RMT general secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Grant Shapps, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT strikes on the Tube and Overground
RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay offer and negotiations with Tube employers have failed to make any progress on cuts imposed by the government.  RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Tube, Tube Strike, London Underground, London Overground, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT demands government stops blocking settlement
The union insisted that by refusing to meet with RMT while dictating how the train companies conduct the negotiations through a ‘shameful and irresponsible use of taxpayers’ money’. “Your government has made the decision to use taxpayer’s money to bailout...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT confirms national rail and tube strikes to go ahead
Over 50,000 workers across Network Rail, London Overground, London Underground and other 14 train operating companies will walkout this week following no breakthrough in any talks. RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
Picket Line details 18 - 20 August
South East and Anglia Brighton Station 09:00 – 15:00 Brighton (Lovers Walk) & Brighton (New England Road) 07:00 – 12:00 Dover Priory (Southeastern) Thursday 06:00 – 14:00 Saturday 06:00 – 12:00 Dover Yard (Network Rail) Thursday & Saturday 06:00 – 12:00 Canterbury East (Southeastern) 09:00 – 12:00 Tonbridge Traincrew depot, Preston Road,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, RMT, Picket
RMT responds to Grant Shapps
Responding to a national newspaper interview with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch: "Grant Shapps is a dreadful minister who is continuing his dereliction of duty by issuing idol threats, against railway workers, all for the sake...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, RMT
RMT marks two years since Carmont tragedy
Despite the Rail Accident Investigation Branch making 20 recommendations in March earlier this year to improve safety when it reported into the causes of the tragedy, they have not been implemented. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “We are extremely concerned...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Carmont, Network Rail, Rail Tragedy, RMT
RMT seeks urgent meeting over Avanti crisis
Avanti West Coast have drastically reduced their timetable including temporarily suspending ticket sales and only running four trains an hour from London Euston, one to each of Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. The company has also made unsubstantiated allegations of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, rail union, RMT
RMT reject Scotrail offer
Responding to the decision, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members have spoken and ScotRail will have to come up with an improved package. “We will now seek an urgent meeting with the company. “If no improved offer is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Pay, RMT, Rail Union,
Strike action on Tube to go ahead
Transport workers on the London Underground and Overground network will take 24-hour strike action in separate disputes on August 19th. Tube workers have been locked in a dispute over attacks to pensions and jobs for over 6 months while Overground workers...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Tube Strike, London Underground, London Overground, Arriva Rail London, Tube, Strike, RMT, Tube Union
Hitachi rail workers to strike
Hitachi rail workers will strike for 3 days from tomorrow in a row over pay and conditions. RMT members are seeking an agreement in line with Hitachi members in Doncaster and Hitachi North Pole maintenance which secures a deal on breaks,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hitachi, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express, RMT
RMT conducts massive rail staff survey
Rail workers have painted a chilling picture of the future awaiting passengers if the brutal cuts being proposed by the industry and the Tory government are implemented. RMT conducted a survey asking rail workers what they thought would be the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Staff Survey, How the rail industry’s cuts will affect passengers, National Rail Dispute, Defend Jobs Pay and Conditions, Network Rail, Ticket Offices, RMT
Huge vote for strike action on Arriva Rail London
79.4% voted yes for strike action on a turnout of over 80%. The National Executive Committee will now meet to discuss strike dates and how to take the campaign forward. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "I congratulate our Arriva members for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Arriva Rail London, London Overground, Pay, Rail Union, RMT
RMT on ferry passenger numbers and port freight volumes
Despite this, key worker seafarers and port staff contributed to a recovery from the depths of the 2020 pandemic depression. Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary said: “These figures show the importance of seafarers, port workers and ferry services in national recovery...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Maritime, Ferry, Port Freight, Maritime Union, RMT
RMT response to Network Rail's latest statement
“Network Rail has issued a statement to staff today that there is an unconditional pay offer available. This is a deception on the staff and is entirely untrue. The offer they have made is entirely conditional on mass redundancies and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Dispute, National Rail Dispute, Defend Rail Jobs, Pay and Conditions, RMT, RMT response RMT
New Tube Strike announced
The latest call for action has been prompted by TfL's refusal to share the details of a draft government proposal they received regarding funding of the transport system in the capital, in secret and without any discussion with their recognised...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Strike, Jobs, Pensions, Tube Union, RMT
RMT will fiercely resist further attacks on trades unions announced by Truss
She will introduce minimum service levels on critical national infrastructure, introducing primary legislation in the first 30 days of Government, if she beats Rishi Sunak in the Tory leadership election. Other proposals include: Ensuring strike action has significant support from union...
Region: National
Tagged with: Liz Truss, Strike, Industrial Action, Tory Government, Transport Union, RMT
Statement on anonymous briefings by the Rail industry
The last offer we had from Network Rail was rejected by our National Executive Committee on 13 July. There has been no new offer since from Network Rail. Claims about the “sentiment” expressed by Eddie Dempsey and relayed by anonymous industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Jobs, Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, rail strike, Rail Union, RMT
RMT launches bid to save Britain's railway ticket offices
Almost 1,000 ticket offices are set to close with the loss of thousands of jobs and creating accessibility problems for different types of travellers. These include the elderly, people with disabilities and foreign visitors who may not have English as their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Staff Our Stations, Petition, Save Ticket Offices, RMT, We Own It
Tory Government P&O Ferries shame
The Second Reading of the Government’s Seafarers Wages Bill, the core element of the Department for Transport’s 9-point plan in response to P&O’s actions, will take place in the House of Lords later today. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Tory Government, Boycott P&O, D P World, Department for Transport, DfT, Seafarers Union, RMT,
RMT on hottest day ever in Britain
"Climate change is one of the most significant challenges faced by humanity and the railways is part of the sustainable green future people need. "The government is committing industrial and environmental vandalism by making these cuts. At the same time,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Heat, Rail, Climate Change, Rail Union, RMT
Churchill cleaners continue their fight for a £15 per hour
Cleaners on GTR, Network Rail, HS1 and South East Trains are back on the picket lines today on the final day of a three day strike over pay. RMT members who are employed by the outsourcing company Churchill are campaigning...
Region: National
Tagged with: Churchill Group, Cleaners, Pay Justice, Fight For Fifteen, Justice For Cleaners, Rail Union, RMT
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,
RMT calls for greater protection of railway workers following stabbing
They were taken to Basildon Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. At the time of the incident, station staff were ferried into the ticket office where they could be secure from any further attacks. The incident underlines the crucial role...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tilbury Station, Stabbing, Rail Union, RMT
National rail strikes set for 18 and 20 August
The strikes on August 18 and 20, will bring out over 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operating companies. RMT is also taking 24 hours strike action on 27 July. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The rail industry and the government need to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT
RMT calls 24 hours strike action in national rail dispute
Railway workers will once again take strike action over job security, pay and working conditions on Wednesday July 27. The 24-hour stoppage comes after Network Rail made an offer of 4pc in the first year followed by a possible 4pc in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, RMT,
Update on National Rail dispute
It amounts to a real terms pay cut over the next two years and will involve cutting a third of all frontline maintenance roles and 50pc of all scheduled maintenance work. There will also be an expectation of unsocial hours...
Region: National
Tagged with: Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, National Rail Dispute, Rail Strike, RMT,
Mick Lynch pledges fight of a lifetime
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said the national rail dispute was “the fight of our lifetime” at the union’s annual general meeting in Birmingham. Mr Lynch who has become a media sensation since a string of successful broadcast interviews, said...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT AGM, AGM 2022, Mick Lynch, Defend Rail Jobs Pay and Conditions, Support Rail Workers, Rail Dispute,
RMT declares overwhelming mandate for national strike action on railways
71% of those balloted took part in the vote with 89% voting in favour of strike action and only 11% voting against. The union will now be demanding urgent talks with Network Rail and the 15 train operating companies that were balloted to find...
Region: National
Tagged with: National Rail Strike, Ballot, Rail, Dispute, Pay, Jobs, Conditions, Rail Union, RMT
RMT response to Shapps strike threat
The RMT today issued a stern warning that they will mount fierce resistance to any attempt by the government to reduce their   right to strike  on the railways.    RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Any attempt by Grant Shapps...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Union, RMT, Grant Shapps, Strike, Ballot, Rail Dispute
RMT calls for immediate P&O injunction
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "In light of evidence given today by lawyers to MPs, that there have been multiple breaches of the law and the admission of the P&O Chief Executive Peter Hebblethwaite, that the company not only...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, Seafarers, RMT
RMT and Nautilus raise safety alarm
As Unions give evidence to MPs in Parliament this morning, RMT and Nautilus International have written to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to express serious concern that sacking P&O Ferries crew and replacing them with agency staff who have...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, Seafarers, Nautilus International, RMT
Rail and Tube strikes to go ahead this weekend
RAIL AND TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action will go ahead this weekend as planned in disputes on both rail and tube involving members on TPE and London Underground drivers. On TransPennine Express conductor members will be out...
Region: National
Tagged with: TransPennine Express, TPE, Conductors, Tube, Night Tube, London Underground, LUL, RMT
RMT on award of Chiltern Railways contract to Arriva
"As rail workers face pay cuts and passengers face fare rises its business as usual for the privatised rail industry who are being handed out multi - year rail contracts with guaranteed profits. "This is also yet another rail contract dished...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Chiltern Railways, Arriva, German State, Tory Government, Rail Privatisation, Rail Union, RMT
After ScotRail deal RMT calls for Caledonian Sleeper parity
RAIL UNION RMT today called for pay parity and justice for SERCO Caledonian Sleeper staff after a deal was secured last night for Scotrail members - proving that a similar offer for the Sleeper is entirely reasonable and affordable. Sleeper staff...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, COP26, Pay Justice, Strike, Rail Union, RMT
RMT calls for Irish Ferries boycott
On the day that Irish Ferries began operating passenger and freight ferry services on the Cypriot-registered Isle of Inishmore between Dover and Calais, RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “Seafarer fatigue remains a threat to safety standards across the shipping...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Irish Ferries, Dover, Calais, Boycott, RMT
RMT slams Grant Shapps “insulting and ill-informed” comments
RAIL UNION RMT slammed the Secretary of State Grant Shapps today after he used an appearance at the Transport Select Committee to put his full backing behind the pandemic profiteers while dismissing concerns about the plight of rail staff with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Rail Workers, Transport Select Committee, Rail Union, RMT
RMT calls for action to protect seafarers’ mental health
The challenges faced by seafarers are compounded by the fact they are isolated from family for weeks or months at a time, in what may become an oppressive environment where isolation abounds. Key findings from the survey reveal that over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Mental Health, RMT
Mental Health Awareness Week – 10th to 16th May
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “RMT is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week, which is particularly important this year as recent research has shown that mental health cases across the UK are on the increase. “Many of these...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mental Health Awareness Week, RMT
Mick Lynch elected as new RMT General Secretary‎
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “I am greatly honoured to have been elected by the RMT’s members as General Secretary. "I will maximise the unity of our great organisation, bringing together every sector and grade to build our union’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mick Lynch, Mick Cash, General Secretary, RMT,
North Sea collective bargaining
The establishment of a ground breaking new collective agreement for thousands of engineering and maintenance workers in the North Sea has gained the support of industry. A total of 13 major contractors from the offshore energy sector supply chain have confirmed...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Energy, North Sea, OILC, RMT, GMB, Unite, Collective Bargaining
RMT issues renewed COVID guidance to members
SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT today issued fresh guidance to members across all sectors reminding them of their right to a safe working environment as the new strain of COVID 19 ramps up the risks to staff and passengers alike. In the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Guidance, Members, RMT
New year message to RMT members
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "No one could have predicted at the start of 2020 that we would experience a year like the one we are now closing the book on. "Transport workers have found themselves right in the front...
Region: National
Tagged with: New Year Message, Mick Cash, RMT, Members, Covid-19, Transport Union
Stonehaven tragedy appeal fund
Following the tragic events at Stonehaven, the rail unions ASLEF and RMT set up a joint fund for the families of those who died. The fund has raised an incredible £142,200 to date. Both RMT and ASLEF are overwhelmed by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, ASLEF, RMT
New collective bargaining structure for North Sea workers a step closer
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The news that 15 major employers have committed to work with the unions in the establishment of a framework for collective bargaining in the offshore energy sector is extremely encouraging. The collaborative working of the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Offshore Energy Sector, Collective Agreement, North Sea, RMT, GMB, Unite
RMT responds as rail journeys fall to lowest levels since mid-nineteenth century
“While rail passenger numbers have plummeted the use of the private car is returning to pre-covid levels and to stop the coronavirus crisis accelerating the climate crisis we need new action to support public transport “There has been welcome government...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Public Transport, Rail Industry, Open-Access Rail Operators, Rail Union, RMT
Plaque to remember Asquith Xavier to be unveiled
Asquith Xavier was a Chatham resident and a Guard with British Rail and played a key role in ending the last vestiges of racist colour bars on BR and was part of a wider issue that saw a massive change...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Asquith Xavier, Colour Bar, Euston Station, Chatham, NUR, RMT
RMT to step up fight over jobs, pay and conditions
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today that the union will be stepping up campaigning on the threat to jobs, pay and conditions across the rail, maritime and transport sector as COVID-19 threatens to drive a cuts whirlwind through the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Mick Cash, RMT, Jobs, Transport,
RMT Leader Mick Cash responds to Chris Grayling appointment
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "When I was first told that Chris Grayling had been appointed to this lucrative part-time post I assumed it was a wind up. Now it's been confirmed as true some may think it's a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Chris Grayling, Mick Cash, RMT, Transport
RMT on leaked Tube report on social distancing
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The report leaked this morning to the BBC exposing the impact on passenger numbers of maintaining Government social distancing guidelines on the tube is a wake up call to all those tub-thumping for a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, Tube, LUL, social distancing, tube union, rmt
Rail Unions: This is not the time to run more trains
The joint letter - signed by Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF; Mick Cash, general secretary of RMT; and Manuel Cortes, general secretary of TSSA - says it is 'completely unacceptable' to put the lives of passengers and rail staff at risk....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail unions, Covid-19, letter, rmt
RMT warning over May 11 transport increase
Transport union RMT warned today that there was zero chance of agreement to increase transport services in the current climate. The announcement is in response to information provided by rail companies that Ministers want them to be ready to ramp...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
RMT responds to press speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said "No one has discussed any moves to begin restoring transport services with this trade union and the dates we have seen reported in the press look like pure speculation. "Instead of secretive briefings to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
RMT divers NHS message of support
With millions expected to once again join the clapping and mark of solidarity with Britain’s essential workers and NHS heroes at eight pm tonight members of offshore union RMT have sent their own message of support from over 100 meters below...
Region: National
Tagged with: divers, NHS, Covid-19, rmt
Logistics unions blast DHL
Logistics unions in the UK have blasted DHL for ‘endangering thousands’ with ‘inadequate’ coronavirus social distancing and safety measures and by forcing self-isolating workers to survive on statutory sick pay (SSP). The Unite, GMB, USDAW, RMT and URTU trade unions...
Region: National
Tagged with: DHL, Covid-19, logistics, RMT
RMT survey reveals violence against Transport Workers
A new survey by transport union RMT has found that a massive 72% of frontline transport workers have experienced workplace violence in the last year alone. Of those, nearly 90% had been subjected to violence on multiple occasions. The RMT survey comes...
Region: National
Tagged with: violence, transport workers, British Transport Police, BTP, rmt survey,
RMT action on West Midlands Trains rock solid
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are standing rock solid and determined  this morning  across the West Midlands Trains franchise as we fight to put the safety-critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface, and the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Midlands trains, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rail union, rmt
RMT News October 2019
RMT News October 2019   rmt newsfeed iframe
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt news,
Business as usual following re-election of Mick Cash
MICK CASH, re-elected as General Secretary of specialist transport union RMT last night for a further five year term, said that it is business as usual today as the union unites and steps up the fight for workplace justice in...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, mick cash, general secretary,
Bob Crow Radical Hero
An exhibition of photographs at the People's History Museum in Manchester and a pamphlet, Bob Crow Radical Hero, was launched to coincide with the union's AGM in the city. Bob Crow Radical Hero   Mick Cash, current RMT general secretary,...
Region: National
Tagged with: bob crow, radical hero, people's history museum, rmt,
‎RMT's Mick Cash reacts to Shadow Transport Secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is hugely significant that Andy McDonald has used the platform of ‎RMT's AGM to map out his plans for a publicly owned transport system that puts the workforce right at the centre. That...
Region: National
Tagged with: andy mcdonald, labour party, rmt agm
RMT Railway Worker Survey
The content of this circular is for RMT members only and should not be copied, reproduced or distributed on notice-boards, online or on social media. Nine out of 10 railway workers believe their company is more interested in making a profit...
Region: National
Tagged with: government rail review, rmt survey, railway workers, williams review, chris grayling
Mick Cash New Year message
In a New Year's message in advance of the next phase of action on Northern and South West Railway RMT's Mick Cash says union will step up fight for publicly owned, safe and accessible transport services in 2019 General Secretary Mick...
Region: National
Tagged with: mick cash, rmt, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, swr, south western railway, doo, dco,
RMT protest at Parliament today
Rail union RMT will be holding a protest at Parliament today (Monday 5th November) demanding the repeal of the Act ushering in the privatisation of Britain’s railways exactly 25 years after it passed through the Commons. With November 5th marking the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail privatisation, rmt, tory government, railways act
RMT to warn TUC over second Brexit vote
In a debate on Brexit this afternoon at the TUC in Manchester RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn that a second vote on Brexit will let the Tories off the hook and ease the pressure on them for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: mick cash, rmt, tuc, chris grayling, pay cap, tory government
RMT's Mick Cash pledges national rail fight over pay cap
Speaking at a fringe meeting at the TUC in Manchester this lunchtime RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:  "Chris Grayling has made it crystal clear that he intends to try and impose a nationwide pay cap on RMT members linked...
Region: National
Tagged with: mick cash, rmt, tuc, chris grayling, pay cap, tory government
RMT partners with Unionlearn and Wranx
From the 30th July, members will be able to access a brand new learning resource for free Wranx is an online training tool that can be accessed on any device. It uses the scientific method of Spaced Repetition to provide...
Region: National
Tagged with: wranx, unionlearn, rmt learning, education, free training
RMT strike action on Northern Rail next week
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits is well...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT strike action on Northern Rail well and truly on next week
RMT on PWC announcement on Network Rail Carillion employees
“This is at least some respite for our members at the end of a traumatic week.  However, there is‎ no commitment on sub-contractors wages and no commitment as to whether directly employed staff or sub-contractors who worked throughout Christmas and...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, carillion, rmt, pwc, tory government
RMT responds to Government-cheerleaders, the RDG
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety and accessibility pure and simple. Only this week at the Wimbledon derailment it was the guard on that train who safely evacuated 300 passengers in an emergency situation....
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action, northern, northern rail, arriva, gtr, southern, southern rail, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, rail union, rmt
RMT slams Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed a letter sent to MP’s by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over the on-going guard’s safety disputes as “a wholly misleading work of fiction that damages the prospects of reaching a negotiated with the train companies...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: chris grayling, rmt, southern southern rail, gtr, aslef, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT demands assurances about ending the dumping of sewage
RAIL UNION RMT has today written to the Chief Executive of Network Rail demanding clear assurances that the filthy and disgusting practice of dumping raw sewage on Britain’s railway tracks will end by a clearly defined cut-off point with no...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, mark carne, sewage, rmt
RMT on the march against the Tories
Press picture handout.    Credit: RMT  
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, tory party conference, guards, conductors
RMT responds to TUC General Secs speech comments on the EU
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Let's be clear, membership of the single market means de facto membership of the EU and it's control mechanisms. The trade union movement needs to be extremely careful if it is not to be...
Region: National
Tagged with: eu, european union, single market, tuc, rmt, mick cash
RMT ON TUC GENERAL COUNCIL STATEMENT ON THE EU
"RMT campaigned for a leave vote and there should be no suggestion that there is some back door route by which Britain can remain in the EU despite a democratic de‎cision in a national vote. It should not be forgotten...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, rmt, eu, rail privatisation,
RMT agrees to consultation about Labour Party affiliation
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "In light of the changes to the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership RMT's AGM has decided that the time is right to undertake a  consultation with our members on the issue of Labour Party...
Region: National
Tagged with: labour party, jeremy corbyn, rmt
Jeremy Corbyn at RMT AGM 2017
Jeremy Corbyn at RMT AGM 2017
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, agm, jeremy corbyn, labour party
RMT response to Conservative manifesto
“The Conservative manifesto contains a string of empty and vague promises to improve rail services. Anyone who relies on the UK train network knows that the Tory promise of a rail ombudsman to sort all this mess out, is the...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, conservative manifesto, general election
RMT on ASLEF announcing Southern Rail overtime ban
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “This is an important and significant  development and RMT would now call on GTR to join ‎with both unions in tri-partite talks aimed at negotiating a settlement to this dispute which puts safety...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, aslef, rmt, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT reaction to Labour election manifesto
“Labour’s commitment to British state ownership of our rail,  power and water, ‎as opposed to the foreign state-backed exploitation of our essential services supported by the Tories, shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is clearly fighting to protect our national interests....
Region: National
Tagged with: labour party, general election, jeremy corbyn, rmt, DOO, driver only operation
RMT hits back at ORR politically motivated report on DOO/DCO
“This latest rehash of previous statements and principles, that have not been met, from the ORR on DOO/DCO was timed to coincide with what they thought would be an acceptance of the GTR Southern “deal” by drivers.  The current statement...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, orr, office of road and rail, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
SOS2020 campaign at Scottish Conservative Party conference
MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Conservative Party conference tomorrow (Sat 4th March) in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, scottish conservative party, maritime union, rmt
Study reveals heart breaking rail fares for Valentine breaks
For example to fly to Paris is less than half the price (£258 return) than to take the Eurostar (£606).     It’s cheaper (less the half the price) to get return flights from London to Switzerland (£148) than it...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail fares, rmt
Joint statement on state spying on Trade Unions
Despite continued reassurances, the Pitchford Inquiry has failed to secure the documents that will be central to the investigation. Trade union core participants are beginning to question whether the Inquiry team has the ability to stop the police from obstructing...
Region: National
Tagged with: metropolitan police service, undercover policing public inquiry, pitchford inquiry, trade union, rmt
RMT response to latest Tory attempt to ban strikes
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “These Tories would ban trade unions full stop if they could get away with it. Their objective is to turn the railways into a money-raking racket for their mates in the private train companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport strikes, conservatives, tory, rail union, rmt
RMT statement on Southern Guards dispute
“RMT has today written to the TUC requesting that this union be involved in the same process over the current Southern guards dispute that has been agreed with our sister union ASLEF over the drivers dispute. RMT is awaiting a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rail union, rmt
Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends
 New research by transport union RMT has found that as passenger brace themselves for yet another fare increase in the New Year the four big transport groups that own many of Britain’s Train Companies are so profitable that they are...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rmt, transport union, transport workers union, virgin, go ahead, stagecoach, national express
RMT and ASLEF drivers shoulder to shoulder
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT drivers on Southern Rail are standing shoulder to shoulder with their ASLEF colleagues this morning in a fight for safe train operation. This strike action is wholly the responsibility of a Government and a...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT responds to Tory attack on union at PMQ's
"With the Tories now in open war over rail policy, with senior Conservative MP's calling for Chris Grayling's resignation, this is no time for mud slinging and lies from their front bench. "It's a time for cool heads, serious talks...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, doo, chris grayling, rail union, rmt
RMT protests over rail and seafarers in Edinburgh today
The union held a short protest outside Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh before they took the short walk to Bute House.   RMT are pressing the case for public ownership of Scotrail and the ending of the poverty pay scandal...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, safer scottish trains, rmt
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
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RMT campaigners at SNP TU Group conference
From RMT Press Office. RMT campaigners at the SNP Trade Union Group Conference this morning. Demanding that Scotrail be taken into public ownership and an end to the Seatruck poverty pay scandal on Northern Isles Ferries. Press picture hand out....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: safer scottish trains, sos2020, rmt
RMT Save Our Seafarers and Safer Rail demo at SNP Conf
RMT Save Our Seafarers and Safer Rail demonstration at SNP Conference this morning   Press picture hand out   Credit: RMT
Region: Scotland
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RMT at the TUC
Region: National
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Wood Group: Joint Statement
“Wood Group and the Unite and RMT unions have held two full days of constructive discussions which will continue next week. “These talks, which are allowing all parties to bring ideas to the table, involved union officials, offshore shop stewards...
Region: Scotland
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RMT statement of support for John McDonnell
“When John was Chair of the RMT Parliamentary Group he was at the forefront of championing the rights of RMT members.   And John has been a stalwart for the wider Trade Union and Labour Movement as well. In 2008 he...
Region: National
Tagged with: john mcdonnell, owen smith, mick cash, rmt
RSSB report backs RMT warnings on platform danger
The annual report on rail safety, issued today by the RSSB, confirms RMT’s warnings about the growing threat to life and limb at the Platform/Train interface – exposing the nonsense of Government and train company plans to axe guards and...
Region: National
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RMT News June 2016 Edition
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Region: National
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Mick Cash warns union AGM of "massive fights ahead"
At the annual general meeting of the powerful transport union RMT in Cardiff today, General Secretary Mick Cash warned that the political and economic turmoil currently raging leaves the entire trade movement facing "massive fights ahead that we can only...
Region: National
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RMT ‎statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn
Responding to the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "By peddling the ludicrous notion that Jeremy is some how responsible for the EU referendum result, Jeremy's critics are in fact insulting the intelligence of voters and...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, jeremy corbyn, labour
RMT reiterates "Vote Leave" message
One of Britain's most powerful unions today urged its members and trade unionists to vote for "hope not fear" in the EU referendum and support a leave vote. In an email  to union members, RMT leader Mick Cash voted urged...
Region: National
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RMT News May 2016 Edition Now Available
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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
'Enjoy yourself and stay safe'
British Transport Police (BTP), ScotRail and trade unions are urging anyone using the rail network during the Festive period to enjoy themselves, stay safe and to respect the rail staff working at this time.   The number of BTP officers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: christmas, british transport police, btp, scotrail, aslef, rmt
RMT AND ASLEF EXECUTIVES SIGN JOINT STATEMENT
At a meeting at the International Transport Federation yesterday the joint executives of rail unions RMT and ASLEF signed up to the following joint statement:   Joint ASLEF / RMT Statement opposing Driver Only Operation / Driver Controlled Operation   “We are...
Region: National
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RMT News November / December 2015 Edition
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RMT News October 2015 Edition
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RMT motion on anti-union laws carried overwhelmingly
A key motion from transport union RMT setting out a strategy for fighting the Tory Trade Union Bill has been overwhelmingly carried at the TUC this morning. Moved by RMT president Peter Pinkney the motion calls for mass mobilisations and...
Region: National
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RMT's Mick Cash responds to Jeremy Corbyn's TUC speech
"Jeremy Corbyn's campaign mobilised a huge army of supporters who have been engaged by his message of hope but that is just the start. ‎ The momentum that Jeremy's election has given us must now we built on as we...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, jeremy corbyn, rmt, labour party
RMT warns Government of biggest rail strike in a generation
Moving the key motion on transport at the TUC in Brighton today General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members fighting attacks on jobs, safety and services deserve to be applauded and deserve the full support of the entire trade union...
Region: National
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RMT dismisses speculation on Labour reaffiliation
"The speculation over RMT reaffiliation is however miles wide of the mark. That issue is not under discussion and the earliest that the matter could be raised is at our next AGM in June 2016. "Our focus is on the fight...
Region: National
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RMT's Steve Hedley On LBC
Steve Hedley LBC_August 2015
Region: National
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RMT News July / August Edition Now Available
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Region: National
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RMT responds to appalling conditions for staff & passengers
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “It’s bad enough travelling on Britain’s rammed out, overcrowded trains at the best of times let alone when temperatures are heading to boiling point and our members are on full alert to assist passengers...
Region: National
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Transport union to campaign for exit from "pro-austerity" EU
Transport union RMT has voted at its AGM in Newcastle to campaign for British withdrawal from the EU in the ‎forthcoming referendum. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that RMT had reaffirmed its long-standing policy of opposing UK membership of...
Region: National
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RMT General Secretary warns of major battles ahead
The General Secretary of the transport union RMT will warn delegates at the first full day of the union's AGM in Newcastle today that the entire Labour Movement will need to stand united in the face of massive threats to...
Region: National
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RMT News June 2015 Edition
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RMT on Tory manifesto attack on unions
"The manifesto launched this morning shows that the Tories are hell-bent on ratcheting up their anti-union laws. That is nothing new and any such plans would meet the fiercest possible resistance. This is the clearest possible case of one law...
Region: National
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RMT News March 2015 Now Available
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Rail workers to join lobby of Parliament
The day will include a demonstration in  Old Palace Yard  opposite Parliament starting at  10.45 – 12.00 noon after which workers will go into the Houses of Parliament for a lobby and rally at  12.45pm – 2.00pm in Committee Room 14   Speakers...
Region: National
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RMT Helpline
We are working on the problem and hope to have the service restored as soon as possible. In the meantime you can still contact us via info@rmt.org.uk
Region: National
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RMT News October 2014 Edition
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Region: National
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Mick Cash wins election for RMT General Secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “I want to thank the membership of RMT for giving me an overwhelming mandate as the newly elected General Secretary. I am proud and honoured to have been given the enormous responsibility of now...
Region: National
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RMT News September 2014 edition now available
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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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rmt, labour, general election, public ownership
RMT News June 2014 Edition Now Available
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Region: National
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Transport for London staff to strike on Friday
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    05.59 hours Friday 13th June 2014 and 05.58 hours Saturday 14th June 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, rmt, tssa, unite, pay for performance
Listen to London - the future of London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT has called a major conference in July to fill the void left by the Mayor of London and Transport for London over a genuine and meaningful consultation with service users and providers on the future of London...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT News April / May 2014 Issue Now Available
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Region: National
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