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RMT calls for support for ferry workers
FERRIES’ UNION RMT today responded to the First Minister’s announcement that Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland would be moving to ‘beyond Level 0’ from Monday 9th August. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Ferry workers in Scotland must be supported with...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Clyde and Hebrides, Social Distancing, Face Masks
RMT warning of total chaos on eve of "Freedom Day"
Transport union RMT has warned that wholly bogus Government claims that rail and tube are part of a programme ‎of COVID testing rather than isolation is sewing widespread confusion amongst the workforce and risks unleashing total chaos on the eve...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Freedom Day, Social Distancing, Mask Wearing,
RMT warns of further surge in self isolation
TRANSPORT UNION RMT warned today that the current surge in people being pinged with self-isolation instructions will jack up again on Monday due to the Government's confused and conflicting messaging with respect to mask wearing and other COVID safety measures...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Self-Isolation, Social Distancing, Mask Wearing,
RMT warns of threat of violence to staff
Transport union RMT warned today that staff on services will be placed at danger of abuse and assault due to the botched, confused and inconsistent messaging over face coverings. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Whilst we welcome the approach from...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Face Coverings, Social Distancing, Public Transport
RMT slams "reckless and irresponsible gamble"
Responding to the Health Secretary’s latest announcement RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “This is a reckless and irresponsible gamble with the health of millions. “It is beyond belief that we today see a health minister and prime minister announcing...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Face Masks, Social Distancing, Transport Workers,
RMT warns of “fatal folly” of removing transport Covid protections
In a letter to Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford RMT has today warned of the fatal folly of removing Covid transport protections. The warning comes as governments are finalising changes to Covid-19 protections. In the letter (below) to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Public Transport, Cleaning, Face Masks, Social Distancing,
RMT on alert for surge in passengers to resorts
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is on red alert for a surge in passengers that may compromise COVID-19 safety protocols as millions are expected to head to the coast and other leisure attractions this weekend. With the forecast...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, passenger numbers, social distancing,
RMT warning over back to work Monday
Transport union RMT has warned that confused and conflicted Government messaging could lead to widespread breaches of public health measures on masks and social distancing as Boris Johnson urges people to "get back to work" today whilst at the same...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, social distancing, rail, tube, bus,
RMT warns against crowding on Brighton trains tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT has issued a call to passengers to avoid ‎crowding Brighton trains tomorrow amidst concerns voiced to the union by local members that services may end up rammed out as the public head to the area for unofficial...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Brighton, Pride, Social Distancing,
RMT demands that Government get a grip
RMT Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "RMT has warned repeatedly that the confused and conflicted messaging from Government risked unleashing chaos on our transport services with social distancing a physical impossibility. That is exactly what has happened in Bournemouth...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tory Government, Social Distancing
Unions warn of increased risks in reducing social distancing
In a joint statement ASLEF, RMT and TSSA have warned of the “increased risks” of reducing social distancing on public transport at the current time. ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch and TSSA General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Social Distancing, Transport, Rail,
RMT calls for new compulsory Covid-19 protections for passengers and rail workers
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for new compulsory protections for passengers and rail workers on trains as the increased rail service timetable comes into place today – Monday 18th May. The protections are: • Compulsory 2 metre social distancing – the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, social distancing, face masks, transport, rail, bus, tube,
Crowded train and bus services are “categorically less safe”
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that crowded train, tube and bus services are “categorically less safe” and should not run unless two meter social distancing can be enforced. The union said unless the government took urgent action to enforce two...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, public transport, social distancing, bus, train
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. The union...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tory Government, safety, social distancing
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