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RMT announces a further four days of strike action on SWR
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further four days of strike action will take place on South Western Railway as the company continues to drag its heels and delays talks over guaranteeing a guard on the train. RMT has...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise, Strike
Strike action to go ahead next week on South Western Railway
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed further strike action will go ahead exactly as planned next week in the dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on South Western Railway. The confirmation comes as the union has struck the...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise, Strike
RMT members vote overwhelmingly for action on SWR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on South Western Railway have voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over rail safety. Over 80% of members on SWR have voted to strike on a turnout of over 76% with even higher numbers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, south west trains, swt, mtr, first, dco, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT in dispute with South Western Railway over Guards
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a failure by South Western Railway  franchise holder First MTR to give clear, cast-iron assurances over the future of guards on their trains has now triggered a formal dispute with the company. The union...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south western railway, swt, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, south west trains
RMT on Waterloo this morning
"RMT's engineering members have worked flat out against the clock in an effort to hit punishing schedules to deliver the wholesale re-modelling of Waterloo on time. It was always going to be a massive challenge and the men and women...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: waterloo, swt, south west trains, south western railway, first mtr, guards, conductors
Union calls on South Western Railway to maintain Guards
As Chinese State owned MTR takes over the South West Trains contract RMT has called on SWT Chinese owner’s operator to honour previous commitments made to South West Trains passengers to keep a guard on every train. A SWT poster...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swt, south west trains, south western railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
South West Trains Rail Guards' Protest at Waterloo Monday
With First Group/MTR taking over the South West Trains franchise on the 20th August 2017 rail union RMT will be mounting a protest outside the main terminus, Waterloo, on the first full day of the new service, Monday 21st August, calling...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Guards, Protest Waterloo
RMT writes to train companies seeking talks on Guards
The current disputes are on Northern, Southern and Merseyrail. A dispute has been declared on Greater Anglia and ballot preparations are underway and the union has also set clear deadlines for assurances on the future role of the guard on...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, southern, northern, southern rail, northern rail, abellio, gtr, merseyrail, south west trains, greater anglia
No assurances over Guards on South West Trains
RAIL UNION RMT today expressed anger and frustration at the response received from First MTR, the company due to take over the South West Trains franchise in late August, where they have refused to honour a written commitment dating back...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, First MTR, Guards
RMT calls for assurances on Guards on South West Trains
RMT calls for assurances on Guards as new South Western Trains rolling stock plans unveiled this morning. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: "There is an agreement in place on South West Trains that there will be no extension of...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains, swt, first mtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls on Fi‎rst MTR to give DOO assurances
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded clear assurances from First MTR, the outfit due to take over the South West Trains franchise in late August, that they will honour a written commitment dating back to 1998 not to ex‎tend Driver Only Operation...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: swt, south west trains, first, mtr, first mtr, doo, driver only operation
New privatisation fiasco on South West Trains
Rail union RMT today slammed the latest rail privatisation fiasco which will see new South West Trains franchise holder, First MTR, dumping £200 million worth of new trains already on order in favour of a cheaper alternative. The 150 carriages are...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise
RMT on South West Trains franchise announcement
"Once again the Government have refused to consider the public sector option for a major rail franchise and instead it's a foreign state operator, in this case the Chinese state, which is set to make a killing at the British...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchise
Reduction in the Working Week, Guards/Commercial Guards
Our Ref: BR2/0004 6th October 2015 Dear Colleague, REDUCTION IN THE WORKING WEEK, GUARDS/COMMERCIAL GUARDS – SOUTH WEST TRAINS Further to my letter dated 8th September 2015, you will recall that following the result of the referendum, I wrote to company advising...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains
RMT slams another dose of rail franchise chaos on SW Trains
It is also a shocking indictment of government policy and the privatised railway that a  company that has been running the franchise for 20 years is not been entrusted with the service going forward. That speaks volumes and this area was...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains,
RMT on SW Trains Franchise £50m Sweetener Unveiled Today
General Secretary Mick Cash said "This is yet another pre election stunt on a basketcase franchise which has a shocking reputation for reliability and overcrowding. We were told that the so called "deep alliance" between NR and SW trains was...
Region: National
Tagged with: South West Trains, Franchis
RMT demands summit into overcrowding and rail chaos
General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "This has been another miserable morning for commuters as train breakdowns and electrical faults were amongst the problems that have wrecked services into London yet again.  "It is scandalous that private rail companies continue to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Overcrowding, Electrical faults Thameslink, South West Trains
RMT responds to another spate of rail breakdowns
"Meanwhile staff at the front line are taking the brunt of the wrath from angry passengers while company chiefs and senior bosses are tucked up nice and warm in their plush offices. It's a disgrace and the blame lies with...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: south west trains, network rail
TUBE STRIKE VOLUNTEERS – SOUTH WEST TRAINS
24th April 2014 Our Ref: LUL/14/5 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS SOUTH WEST TRAINS Dear Colleague, TUBE STRIKE VOLUNTEERS – SOUTH WEST TRAINS As you will be aware RMT members on London Underground are taking industrial action to defend Jobs and Ticket...
Region: National
Tagged with: south west trains, london underground, lu, every job matters