RMT on SWR plans to slash services
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT today wrote to Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris demanding he intervene to stop plans by train operator South Western Railway to make swingeing cuts to trains and services which could see the wholesale axing of jobs and...
RMT warns of an impending bus cuts crisis
A survey by Bus Union RMT of cross-party local councillors across the country has revealed that a cuts disaster looms for Britain’s bus network unless the Government takes far more radical action than is set out in its National Bus...
RMT on Government announcement on rail services
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"It is absolutely essential that the rail workforce get the same sort of guarantees and assurances that the Government are offering the train operators.
"RMT has been inundated with calls from members fearful that they...
Living Wage protest for Northern Gateline staff
Rail union RMT will be holding a demonstration outside contractor Carlisle Support Services’ offices as part of its campaign for a Living Wage for staff working on the Northern gateline. The protest will take place Friday 24th January, 12 noon, outside...
Region: North West
RMT reacts with fury SERCO awarded NorthLink contract
NORTHLINK union RMT today responded with fury to the news that the Scottish Government has awarded the specialists in failure Serco the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract for up to eight years from 31 October 2019.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
RMT on Labour’s bus services announcement
RMT has today welcomed the announcement by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn that there will be new funding to reverse the cuts made to 3000 bus routes by the Tories since 2010 and to fund the expansion of new bus services. RMT also...
RMT responds to Network Rail statements on 24 hour services
“Introducing 24 hour services does not sit well with a government strategy of de-staffing trains and stations and removing the very workers who would be essential to safeguarding night time operations. “There would be huge staffing and logistical challenges required...
Scottish Parliament debates inter-island ferry services
With the Lib Dems tabling a motion in the Scottish Parliament on Scotland's inter-island ferries, shipping union RMT has set out three key demands to protect the future of the life-line services;
* RMT supports the inclusion of inter-island ferry services...
Response to Transport Select Committee on Bus Services Bill
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the Committees support for greater consultation with trade unions and opposing the governments ban on local authorities establishing municipal bus services. “The fact is however that the Bus Services Bill is...
RMT on Bus Services Bill
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today rejected moves by the Government to prevent local authorities from running their own services as it emerged that companies’ profits have received a massive boost from cheaper fuel prices. Their costs are nearing 30% below recent averages...
Leeds Northern Rail Customer Relations Strike Rock Solid
RMT PRESS PHOTO HAND OUT Leeds Northern Rail customer services strike picket line this morning as RMT members fight down-grading and attacks on working conditions. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT salutes the latest rock-solid strike action by our customer...
Region: North East