Maritime Safety Week 2022
RMT will shortly be continuing discussions with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to continue our discussions on lifeboat safety. RMT’s key high-level items are: • Maintenance and safety equipment installation and maintenance • Drills- frequency, conditions, location on which drill...
RMT to ballot for strike action at Orsted
Offshore union RMT is to commence balloting all members at Orsted Walney Operations for industrial action over the victimisation of a member simply for raising questions over serious health and safety infringements.
The union is appalled at the actions of...
RMT on seizure of P&O vessel by MCA tonight
General Secretary Mick Lynch said;
"The seizing of the European Causeway by the MCA tonight shows that the gangster capitalist outfit P&O are not fit and proper to run a safe service after the jobs massacre.
"This mob should be...
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,...
RMT raises North Sea safety concerns
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today raised concerns over the Government’s failure to prevent a deterioration in safety critical and environmental maintenance standards in the offshore oil and gas industry. In answer to a Written Parliamentary Question tabled by Labour MP for...
RMT advises members to protect their personal safety
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said that it's advising all members to ensure that they protect their own personal safety and the safety of their colleagues as a priority as masks become compulsory on transport services in England.
The union has warned...
Tenth anniversary of the MV Swanland tragedy
SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today paid tribute to the memories of the six crew members who lost their lives when the 34-year old cargo ship MV Swanland sank off the North Wales coast on 27 November 2011. RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said;...
Region: North West
East Midlands Railway dispute remains strong
RMT members rock solid in East Midlands Railways disputes as company admit strike breakers have only one days training and aren't "safety competent"
RAIL UNION RMT said that it's senior conductor and train manager members remain rock solid in separate...
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking again this Sunday and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands Railway has...
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking on Sundays from this weekend and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands...
RMT demands action on Seafarer jobs
SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT has today written an open letter warning of the consequences for seafarer jobs, maritime safety and economic prospects in Dover and across the country from a failure to tackle anti-trade union employer Irish Ferries’ exploitative crewing model....
Region: South East and Anglia
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking on Sundays in August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands Railway has imposed new...
RMT responds to rail regulator report
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road’s annual report into Network Rail’s performance and safety. The report, which details Network Rail’s record over the last 12 months praises the rail industry for its response...
RMT remembers Piper Alpha 33 years ago today
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “We ask that offshore employers allow all workers to take a moment today to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect that this disaster had on their families and communities, especially in north...
RMT launches 'No Cuts at Network Rail' campaign
RMT today launched the next phase of the campaign to stop Network Rail plans that would result in thousands of job losses by this September and a wholescale dilution of safety standards, including a halving the frequency of safety critical...
RMT on Labour call for Transport worker Covid safety forum
Commenting on Labour’s call for the Government to convene a transport worker Covid-19 safety forum with unions and operators, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes Labour’s demands for the Government to convene a transport industry forum with unions...
RMT to Ballot Stagecoach East Midlands Bus drivers
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun sending out ballot papers for strike action to RMT Stagecoach East Midlands Bus driver members in Mansfield and Worksop over safety concerns. Following negotiations between RMT representatives and Stagecoach East Midlands...
RMT issues fresh COVID-19 advice to members
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today issued fresh guidance to members across rail and tube to refuse to work where safety is compromised due to the potentially lethal consequences of the Governments confused and contradictory messaging over the COVID-19 lockdown.
RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit
As Prime Minister considers easing lockdown RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit to oversee a national plan to protect bus drivers and passengers as new survey reveals alarming COVID – 19 safety failings As the Prime Minister considers easing...
RMT on oil and gas industry report
Trade association body Oil and Gas UK’s annual health and safety report shows increases in injuries and reportable safety incidents, including hydrocarbon releases, as well as a rising backlog of safety critical maintenance work on installations. RMT General Secretary Mick...
RMT on public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT said today that it shares the growing anger over the refusal of the Scottish Government to reconsider its opposition to a public inquiry into helicopter safety.
In a statement issued today North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald...
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...
RMT welcomes new report into offshore working practices
Offshore union RMT today welcomed a report by Robert Gordon University on the impact on the contractor workforce of the imposition of the 3-weeks on 3-weeks off shift pattern by employers in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015.
RMT confirms Scotrail CCTV strike action
Rail union RMT confirmed today that members will be taking strike action at Paisley and Dunfermline in a dispute over staff reductions and an attack on working patterns that the union says would seriously compromise public safety.
Scotrail have been...
RMT responds to RSSB 2018-19 Business Plan
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “Once again the RSSB peddle the myth of their role as an independent safety organisation.
“The RSSB is financed by their members and associates from Network Rail, the train operating companies and the freight...
RMT MEMBERS "SOLID, UNITED AND DETERMINED"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT members stand solid, united and determined this morning in the latest phase of strike action in four separate disputes which are qabout putting safety, security and access to services before the profiteering of...
RMT to issue new guidance to members over Tube safety
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is to issue new guidance to members in dealing with suspect devices as the union pledged again to resist attempts by London Underground to water down safety and security procedures.
Proposals by LU...
RMT exposes rail bodies collusion in drive to axe guards
RAIL UNION RMT today releases e-mail proof of collusion and complicity in the whole Driver Only Operation saga between the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and the Department for Transport (DfT). Michael Woods Head...
RSSB admits DOO Trains disadvantage disabled passengers
The employer funded Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has admitted that disabled passengers who require assistance are disadvantaged by Driver Only (DOO) Trains and that extending DOO will further disadvantage passengers. The report admits: “Assistance for disabled...
RMT demands investigation into safety breaches
RAIL UNION RMT revealed this afternoon that Southern/GTR are refusing to have any kind of talks that might resolve the current guards safety dispute by slapping an impossible pre-condition down that “any discussions now can only relate to the detail...
TOC funded report exposes DOO dangers
A report funded by the Train Operating Companies own safety body has warned that introducing Driver Only Operation, and sacking guards on train services, will increase risks to passengers, RMT can reveal today. Incredibly, despite that admission, the report dismisses...
RMT on North Sea safety failures
NEWS RELEASE December 22nd 2015 IMMEDIATE RMT says "slap on the wrist" £1.1million Total fine over North Sea safety failures "wholly inadequate" Offshore union RMT branded a £1.1 million fine handed out today to oil giant Total for North Sea...
RMT on safety and security across the transport network
We are aware that the transport providers will be re-evaluating their security arrangements and the unions will expect to be centrally involved in that process. "We know only too well that the transport network is a prime target for terrorist...
ACAS tube talks halted for emergency meeting
Talks aimed at settling the dispute over night running on London Underground have been halted this morning after tube union RMT was called in for an emergency meeting with the safety regulator following a series of serious breaches of safety...
RMT on 6% rise in rail assaults
"These are truly shocking figures that are a wake up call for the politicians and train companies pressing ahead with cash-led plans to axe staff from trains and stations.
"RMT has warned repeatedly that sacking guards and destaffing the platforms...
Safer offshore operations calls from the RMT
Offshore union RMT has today issued a direct challenge to the industry to prove that safety remains an absolute priority and that the safety regime can be delivered against a backdrop of cuts to jobs and attacks on shift patterns...
Rail Safety Report Exposes Increase in Deaths
The report shows that:
“The trend in track workers being injured increased to its highest-level in seven years, with 79 workers suffering major injuries and 1,641 reported minor injuries. There were also three rail worker fatalities during the past year, subject to...
Transport Committee - Offshore helicopter safety
In evidence to the committee RMT called for this and said that only an open, transparent, public inquiry can fully address offshore workers’ legitimate concerns which have grown out of successive near misses and tragic incidents in the North Sea...
RMT repeats calls for action on maritime safety
May 20th 2014
RMT repeats calls for action on maritime safety as inquest opens into the tragic sinking of the Swanland off the Welsh coast in 2011
As the inquest opens into the deaths of six Russians sailors who died...