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RMT to hold protest on 3rd annniversary of Southern dispute
Rail union RMT will be holding a national protest on Friday 26th April from 12:00 outside Keolis UK, Evergreen Building North, 160 Euston Road, London NW1 2DX. The event coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the start of RMT strike action on...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, keolis, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT accuses GTR of playing for time over timetable chaos
RAIL UNION RMT has accused basket-case private rail operator GTR of "playing for time and treating passengers and staff like a bunch of mugs" as the company produced a well-resourced barrage of propaganda and excuses yesterday evening and this morning...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, rail delivery group, rdg, dda, disabled access, guards, conductors, timetable chaos
RMT calls for GTR to be stripped of franchise as Horton goes
"For well over two years now RMT members fighting to defend safety and access have been subjected to abuse and hostility under the regime led by Charles Horton. "Mr Horton may now have gone but the rotten franchise he was...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, charles horton, chris grayling, dft,
One in five GTR and Northern Rail trains late or cancelled
RAIL UNION RMT today repeated the call for both Govia Thameslink and Arriva Rail North to be stripped of their franchises as this morning’s performance measures show that one in five trains are still being delayed or cancelled – despite...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, arriva rail northern, northern, northern rail, rail timetable,
RMT slams GTR's latest attack on disabled access
Rail union RMT today slammed GTR’s latest attack on disabled access to their services – just a week after the union blew the whistle on instructions to staff to leave passengers stranded rather than taking time to provide assistance. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, southern, southern rail, thameslink, rail delivery group, rdg, dda, disabled access, guards, conductors
RMT demands action over timetable meltdown
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded urgent action as staff report that they are taking the full force of passenger anger for this week's timetable chaos, while train company bosses hide away in their luxury offices. The new timetables have led...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, northern northern rail, arriva, gtr,
"Meltdown Monday"
RMT says that "Meltdown Monday" should spell the end of the privatised chaos on Britain's railways General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The union is picking up reports from both Northern and GTR of a hopeless lack of planning, combined with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, govia, govia thameslink railway, disabled passengers, timetable
Severe disruption from new timetable on basket-case GTR
Rail union RMT has confirmed that it is receiving widespread reports from the front line of severe disruption to services on the first day of the new GTR timetable. There are real fears that ‎routes will be on a knife...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, timetable
RMT slams new GTR timetable
Rail union RMT today called for Govia Thameslink Railway to be the next private train company to be stripped of their franchise as the union highlighted a disgusting insult to disabled people contained in the new timetable arrangements that come...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, thameslink, great northern, govia, govia thameslink railway, disabled passengers, timetable
RMT calls for Grayling to resign
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “When the cross party Public Accounts Committee says the franchising model is broken, and that this government is to blame for both the Southern and East Coast fiascos that have cost the economy and...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, public accounts committee, southern rail, east coast mainline, gtr, virgin
RMT calls further strike action on Southern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and driver members on Southern Rail will take further strike action in the on-going dispute in defence of the role of the guard, the extension of DOO and the guarantee of a second ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Govt caught red handed bunging Southern £22m
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "The Government has at last been forced to admit  that they have bunged the basket-case Southern Rail over £20 million of taxpayers money to keep the dispute over safety running for nearly two years....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gtr, govia, chris grayling, dft, nao
Damning National Audit Office report into Southern
In a report today the National Audit Office (NAO) detail the Department for Transport’s (DfT) abject failure with regards to the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Franchise.   Noting that between September 2014 and September 2017 GTR passengers have experienced the worst overall...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, nao, national audit office, guards, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms that strike action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that strike action goes ahead exactly as planned next week in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only...
Region: National
Tagged with: strike, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, northern rail, southern rail, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway
RMT to meet South Western Railway and Northern Rail today
Rail union RMT will be meeting with senior managers from South Western Railway and Northern Rail today – 3rd January - in last ditch talks aimed at brokering a solution to the guards’ safety dispute with the next phase of three...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, greater anglia, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
RMT launches new film in support of Keep the Guard campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today launches a new film and social media drive in support of both the “Keep The Guard” campaign and the workers involved in disputes across the country in defence of rail safety. A short film “Unguarded”, weaving...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, unguarded, southern rail, southern railways, merseyrail, arriva rail, north, greater anglia, abellio, arriva, guards, conductors,
A million more trains a year to run without guards
RAIL UNION RMT has predicted that over a million more trains a year will run without guards on the five companies RMT is currently in dispute with, Greater Anglia Railway, Merseyrail, Northern Rail, Southern Rail and South Western Railway. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation, southern, southern rail, south western railway, greater anglia, merseyrail, arriva rail north
RMT announces DOO strike action in New Year
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in January in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern rail, southern railways, southern, swr, south western railway, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, island line, greater anglia, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT launches direct challenge to rail safety body
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a direct challenge to the rail safety body, the RSSB, to fundamentally review it’s conflicted position on Driver Only Operation and the danger to passengers at the Platform Train Interface after the organisation was forced...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, platform train interface, pti, guards, conductors, southern rail, gtr, northern rail, arriva, abellio, greater anglia, merseyrail, south western railway, swr, first group
RMT calls for an end to the attack on guards
RAIL UNION RMT today called for an immediate halt and reversal of plans to axe guards from Britain's trains after the rail safety body, the RSSB, produced new research warning of a growing danger at the platform train interface and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arn, arriva rail north, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, rssb, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Second day of latest phase of action in rail safety disputes
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members involved in this second day in the latest phase of action on Greater Anglia, Southern and South Western Railway remain solid and united this morning  in separate disputes which are about putting...
Region: National
Tagged with: arn, arriva rail north, northern rail, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, south western railway, swr, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT members standing rock solid
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members stand solid, united and determined again this morning in the latest phase of strike action in a raft of separate disputes which are about putting safety, security and access to transport services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, southern rail, south western railway, merseyrail, greater anglia, doo, driver only operation
RMT responds to drivers ballot result on Southern Rail
“This shoddy deal, sponsored by Theresa May and Chris Grayling, extends and institutionalises discrimination against disabled and older people. Where once such passengers who required assistance were guaranteed a second member of staff to assist a new clause in this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, southern, gtr, aslef, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
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 warns of danger to passengers from strike breaking plans
RAIL UNION RMT has today issued a warning that rail operator’s strike breaking plans this week will put passengers at serious risk. RMT is aware that rail companies are training up rail staff who have previously had no rail operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strikes, industrial action, greater anglia, southern, southern rail, gtr, abellio, swr, south western railway, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail,
RMT hits back at Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “These strikes are about rail safety 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. Those are...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, evening standard, 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
RMT calls for safety regulator to intervene on Southern Rail
Rail union RMT today called for an urgent intervention from the safety regulator as yet another serious incident exposes the need for guards on Southern Rail trains – just a week before the next phase of RMT strike action. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, southern, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, pti
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 calls on Southern Rail staff to reject company plan
Rail union RMT today called on Southern Rail staff to continue to stand united and reject the latest company and government proposals to extend Driver Only Operation which would destroy the principles of safe operation and access to services for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors, drivers, aslef
RMT announces further DOO strike action
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed strike action in November in separate disputes with train operating companies across the UK over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, swr, south western railway, abellio, greater anglia, arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, arriva, merseyrail, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation, dco, guards, conductors,
RMT response to proposed drivers' "deal" on Southern/GTR
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Once again RMT has been excluded from these negotiations and from what we have seen so far this is exactly the sort of deal that Southern and Chris Grayling have been hoping for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, drivers, aslef
RMT slams latest bullying tactics by Southern Rail
Rail union RMT today slammed the latest bullying tactics deployed by the basket-case Southern Rail outfit as company bosses attempt to intimidate staff fighting for rail safety back to work with a set of threats to pensions and warnings of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors, bullying, angie doll
Preparations well under way for strike action
RAIL UNION RMT said that preparations are well under way for strike action in four separate disputes over the threat to guards and safety as private train operators press ‎ahead with plans to extend Driver Only Operation - putting private profits...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, greater anglia, abellio, doo, dco, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls further strike action on Southern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and driver members on Southern Rail will take further strike action in the on-going dispute in defence of the role of the guard, the extension of DOO and the guarantee of a second ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, guards, conductors, doo, dco, driver only operation
cleaners’ ballots underway on Southern/GTR and Southeastern
RAIL UNION RMT said today that balloting is underway for action in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions on Southern/GTR and Southeastern as the union steps up the fight for workplace justice for cleaners on Britain’s railways. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southeastern, souther, southern rail, gtr, wettons, churchill, cleaners
RMT calls for details on Aslef deal with Southern
Rail union RMT has today written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling for full disclosure of the details after hearing reports that a deal had been agreed between ASLEF and Southern/GTR in the Driver Only Operation dispute. With Southern staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, aslef, transport secretary, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT ramps up pressure on Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT has written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today calling for his urgent intervention to broker round-table discussions with all parties involved in the Southern Rail guards/DOO disputes after the company issued an entirely misleading communication to staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, chris grayling, dft,
RMT negotiations with Southern Rail stall
Talks between officials from rail union RMT and the parent company of Southern Rail have stalled this afternoon, leading to a call from RMT General Secretary Mick Cash for round table discussions involving all parties with a direct interest in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms meeting with Southern Rail next week
Rail union RMT has confirmed that it will be meeting with Southern Rail next Monday – 7th August - in the long-running guards’ and drivers’ disputes over the basic principle of rail safety. RMT had hoped to get a meeting with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
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
RMT to urge Chris Grayling to resolve Southern dispute
On the day that RMT General Secretary Mick Cash meets Chris Grayling the union has called on the Secretary of State to direct Southern to break the deadlock in the long-running Southern Rail dispute by agreeing an accessibility guarantee which...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on talks with Chris Grayling today
"RMT has met with Chris Grayling this afternoon and we have had a full and frank exchange and views and the Secretary of State has now had an opportunity to get a clear understanding of RMT's position on Southern Rail...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT to meet with Transport Secretary tomorrow
A spokesperson for the union said;   "RMT can confirm that the union will be meeting with the Secretary of State over Southern Rail tomorrow and we look forward to hearing his positive proposals for resolving the current guards' and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT suspends strike action on Southern Rail
RMT's executive has today taken the following decisions; Guards; "That we note the letter of 18th July from Chris Grayling, inviting the General Secretary to meet subject to RMT suspending our planned action for both Drivers and Conductors. "We therefore...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, chris grayling, dft
RMT calls further Southern Rail strike action
RMT’s NEC has considered this matter again today and due to the total failure of both the Government and GTR to make any moves at all to resolve the dispute has instructed Southern guards members not to book on for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT releases proposed deal to break Southern Rail deadlock
On the day that the RMT General Secretary Mick Cash meets MPs on the Southern Rail Cross Party Group and when MPs later debate the government sponsored Gibb report, RMT has released a fresh proposal to break the deadlock in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to Theresa May on Southern Rail at PMQ's
"If the Prime Minister genuinely wants the unions to get back into talks with Southern Rail‎ she has the power to make that happen in the time it would take her to pick up the phone and instruct her contractors...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms new strike date on Southern Rail
Members will strike for 24 hours between 0001 hours and 2359 hours on Monday 10th July 2017.‎ Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “RMT members on Southern Rail have been fighting for safety and access for well over a year now. “The franchise...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to Government Gibb Report "fit up"
"No wonder the Government have sat on the Gibb report for seven months. It's taken them that long to slice and fillet it into a document that they can spin up as an attack on the unions and the staff....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, gibb report, dft, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation
RMT on Southern Rail overcrowding
"Southern is a company that instead of running a railway decided to declare war on its staff and passengers alike. "We have received reports of appalling and dangerous overcrowding in the severe heat at Victoria and East Croydon last night...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, department for transport, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, gtr, arriva, merseyrail
Southern Rail passengers court date with DfT
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The spotlight is now well and truly back on the basket case Southern Rail franchise and their unconditional support from this minority government regardless of the safety and service consequences. "RMT's executive will be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, dft, doo, driver only operation, abc, ab commuters
RMT calls for urgent talks in Southern Rail safety dispute
RMT calls for urgent talks in Southern Rail safety disputes as ASLEF put overtime ban back on RMT General Secretary Mick Cash on ASLEF announcement yesterday evening; "This is a highly significant development and its about time Southern stopped treating...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, gibb report, doo, driver only operation
RMT demands immediate publication of "Gibb Report"
Rail union RMT today demanded that the Government immediately publish a detailed report into the basket-case Southern Rail franchise which has been kept under wraps by the Transport Department since the back end of last year. The report, commissioned in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gibb report, southern, southern rail, dft
RMT suspends strike action
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, arriva rail north, northern, southern, southern rail, gtr, merseyrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
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 confirms new strike date on Southern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and drivers on Southern Rail will strike again in the on-going disputes over the safety impact of the extension of Driver Only Operation and the removal of guards from services. Guards and driver...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
National RMT demo in London next week
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a national protest outside Parliament (Opposite Old Palace Yard) at noon next Wednesday, 26th April, to mark the one year anniversary of RMT industrial action against the extension of Driver Only Operation on Southern...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, merseyrail, guards, conductors
RMT confirms new talks with Southern Rail
Rail union RMT today confirmed that it will be holding further talks with Southern Rail on the 24th and 25th April in the year-long guards and DOO safety disputes. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “The union welcomes the opportunity...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to total chaos at Brighton Station last night
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Brighton station was reduced to total chaos last night after the City marathon due to a wholesale management failure and the news today that there's a continuing pay bonanza in the Southern boardroom will unleash...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, brighton station, charles horton, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT strike action in three separate disputes "rock solid"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT can report that support for all three strikes today is rock solid with pickets out in force and morale high as our members on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail continue the fight for rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, northern, northern rail, arriva rail north, merseyrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on Southern Rail ASLEF ballot
"This ballot was entirely a matter for ASLEF and its members. However, the result reflects the continuing and deep seated concern amongst drivers and the wider workforce over the extension of DOO and the safety impact on passenger services.   ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT moves strike date on Southern Rail to allow for talks
Members will now strike for 24 hours between 0001 hours and 2359 hours on Saturday 8th April 2017. ‎ The announcement comes following an offer from the company for talks on the 4th April – the date originally slated for the next strike day....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on Southern Rail response to union call for talks
“RMT has made it clear that we are looking for meaningful and constructive talks in respect of both the guards’ and drivers’ disputes on Southern Rail. “On Friday we made a genuine and positive approach to the company to get...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms new strike date on Southern Rail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that guards and drivers on Southern Rail will strike again in the on-going disputes over the safety impact of the extension of Driver Only Operation and the removal of guards from services. Members will strike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
Southern proposed agreement "the old deal in a new envelope"
"We have now had a chance to look at the detail and this is basically the old deal in a new envelope and RMT does not believe for a moment that drivers and guards will be hoodwinked "Drivers and passengers...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, aslef, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT rips apart Southern Rail's bogus claims
RAIL UNION RMT today ripped apart bogus claims coming out of Southern Rail that the continuing guards’ industrial action in the fight for rail safety is having a diminishing impact. With the next 24 hour strike due for Monday 13th March,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms new strikes on Southern Rail
The announcement comes after an offer of talks by RMT was snubbed by GTR despite the company being fully aware that the dispute was due to be discussed by RMT’s executive today. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “The abject...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT response to ASLEF referendum result
“This referendum was entirely a matter for ASLEF and their Southern members. RMT has remained focused on the industrial and public campaign to protect the safety of the travelling public and to put access and safe operations before profits. RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT confirms new strikes on Southern Rail
Members will strike for 24 hours between 0001 hours and 2359 hours on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. The announcement comes after talks between RMT and Southern in the guards dispute were deliberately wrecked yesterday by the company as they made a mockery of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
Southern make a mockery of dispute talks
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT entered today's talks in good faith but it soon became clear that the only thing Southern were interested in was bulldozing through driver only operation further and faster with safety and access to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Equivalent of at least a 1000 services a year running DOO
RAIL UNION RMT has highlighted the fact – ahead of tomorrow’s talks between the union and Southern – that new figures show the equivalent of a thousand services per year continue to operate without a second member of staff, despite...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, gtr
RMT challenges Southern over guards dispute talks
The union has agreed to meet with Southern at Acas on Tuesday 14th of February although the company had originally proposed earlier dates and then stalled for time.   In a letter today to Charles Horton, managing director of Southern,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, charles horton, tuc, guards, conductors
RMT on Transport Committee report on rail franchising
" The Committee is right to say that rail franchising is not fit for purpose but all the hard evidence shows that franchising is a fiasco that is beyond reform and which needs to be replaced with a publicly owned railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, rail franchising, southern rail
RMT reaction to TUC/Southern Rail betrayal
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "This so-called agreement is a shocking and historical betrayal presided over by the TUC of not only the conductor grade and drivers , but also passengers, including disabled passengers, who have lost the guarantee of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, tuc,
RMT statement on Southern talks
"We can confirm that we have had a formal offer of talks from GTR. That offer will be considered by RMT's executive later today. The union will be making no further comment until the executive has met."   Ends 
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT ON SOUTHERN RAIL DISPUTE
“RMT was not party to the talks brokered by the TUC with GTR. As a result of that we have no details whatsoever on any deal that has been agreed by the parties who were granted a seat at the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, doo, driver only operation, tuc, aslef, guards, conductors
SOUTHERN DISPUTE. RMT STATEMENT
"RMT understands that central to the agreement with ASLEF is a guarantee of a second  person ‎on the train.   "We also understand that the implementation of that aspect of the agreement is subject to further discussions and negotiations with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, gtr, aslef
Southern strip key train crew of safety accreditation
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with fury after Southern Rail confirmed today that they are planning to strip On Board Supervisors on their services of their guard’s safety licence and certification. In a letter to Chief Executive Charles Horton, RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Plans revealed to strip Southern/GTR of contract
Respected industry insiders Rail Business Intelligence (RBI) have today published detailed claims that the end of the track is nigh for failing Southern Railways and  plans are now advanced for the Government to take direct control of this flawed contract....
Region: South East and Anglia
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Southern forced to admit that they are cancelling services
On first day of RMT drivers strike Southern forced to admit that they are cancelling services due to "driver shortage" despite promise to run full service from today. https://twitter.com/southernrailuk/status/823800911239774209 ‎ Southern Tweet 240117 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “RMT is...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT Southern Guards action "solid and absolutely determined"
"RMT guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning. Their resilience is a credit to the entire trade union movement. "These are local people fighting for safe...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
6 x more Southern services are travelling without a OBS
Information provided to RMT by passengers and rail workers has revealed that at least six times as many rail services on Southern where Driver Only Trains have been introduced have been travelling without an On Board Service Supervisor (OBS) than...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT Southern Rail drivers action begins at midnight
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has still not had a positive responsive from the TUC as to involvement in the talks process over the Southern Rail disputes. As a result action planned to start  00.01  Tuesday 24th January...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railways, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
RMT Southern drivers and guards action remains on
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT demands again today that this union be given access to exactly the same talks process in our Southern Rail disputes as has been brokered for our sister union by the TUC.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern railway, gtr, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, strike action
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
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RMT calls for Southern Rail to be sacked
Rail union RMT today called on the Government to take urgent action to terminate the Southern Rail contract and hand it over to the public sector operator as a new Which? survey uncovered appalling levels of passenger satisfaction. The survey...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT announces new strike date in Southern Guards dispute
Members will strike again for 24 hours on Monday 23rd January. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Charles Horton has repeatedly promised publicly to retain a second safety-critical member of staff on his trains but as soon as it comes to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, guards, conductors, doo, driver only operation
Southern Rail leave disabled woman stranded
The Eastbourne Herald and the West Sussex County Times today reported on a disabled woman who was left stranded on Hampden Park train platform in the freezing cold for more than two hours because there was no one to help...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT hits back at Government-appointed ORR
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "The Office of Road and Rail are claiming to be an independent safety body when in fact they are a department of the government made up of Tory appointees and funded by the transport industry....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, orr, office of road and rail, govia, gtr, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT takes up offer of talks with Chris Grayling
Following correspondence from the Transport Secretary received today, RMT has responded as follows: The Rt. Hon Chris Grayling Secretary of State for Transport Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR 5th January 2017 EO/N Dear Chris, Thank you for your...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT demands action over "safety failures" on Southern
The catastrophic failures of Southern Rail are further exposed today as RMT shines a light on the incompetence of both the regulator (Office of Road and Rail, ORR) and the train operator Govia Thameslink. The new revelations from RMT fly...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT slams Office of Road and Rail report into Southern Rail
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said: “The report into Driver Only Operation on Southern Rail issued by the ORR this morning is a complete whitewash that proves conclusively that the Office of Road and Rail is no longer fit for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, southern rail, doo, driver only operation
Southern strike action remains rock solid this morning
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning.   "These are local people fighting for safe railways for their local...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT responds to PM's plan to "hire more replacement buses"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; ‎"Instead of resorting to lash-up stunts for public relations purposes Theresa May should be instructing her Southern rail contractors to get back round the table and sort out the issues about passenger safety at the...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Christmas Truce on Southern Rail in Government’s hands
The union highlighted recent agreements on new government rail contracts elsewhere in the country which have retained conductors and provided an agreed method of train dispatch on new modern trains.   The arrangements on the Government’s Great Western, East Coast,...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT praises "incredible solidarity" of Southern Guards
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our guards on Southern Rail are taking up the fight for ra‎il safety again today and the union salutes their incredible solidarity and determination after months of attacks from the employer and the Government. "This...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Rail union RMT barred from ACAS talks on Southern Rail
Mick Cash said: “Southern Rail were fully aware last night that I would be attending the talks this morning at ACAS alongside our ASLEF colleagues. “This morning, on arrival for the talks, I was told that I would not allowed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern southern rail, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation
RMT hits back as Southern rip up recognition agreement
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The claim from Southern that they do not recognise RMT for the purposes of bargaining on behalf of drivers is just plain wrong. The agreement, “Bargaining Procedures 2006 – updated 2009”, is crystal clear. RMT is...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT responds to Grayling move to ban strikes
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Instead of taking action to resolve the disputes on Southern Rail the Transport Secretary has chosen to jack up the rhetoric with his threat to ban strikes and to strip rail workers of their fundamental...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT at ACAS talks on Southern dispute tomorrow
Rail union RMT has confirmed that General Secretary Mick Cash will be attending talks at ACAS at ten am tomorrow morning on the Southern Rail dispute.   Ends
Region: South East and Anglia
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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 Chris Grayling's attack on unions
“It is an absolute pack of lies for Chris Grayling to say that we were offered ACAS talks in the Southern disputes and refused to turn up. RMT has responded positively to every attempt to get the talks process back...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, acas, chris grayling, dft, doo, driver only operation
RMT calls for ORR investigation into Southern sabotage
RAIL UNION RMT will today write to the Office of Road and Rail demanding an urgent investigation after it emerged that Southern Rail cancelled up to 90% of its services from the south coast over the weekend due to "staff shortages"...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT releases text of letter to ORR over Southern sabotage
Dear Ian   SOUTHERN GTR DISPUTE   You will be aware of press reports over the weekend with allegations made by RMT and ASLEF over train crew sitting around in mess rooms, available for work while services were cancelled by...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT hits back at Southern Rail lies over staff availability
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said, "Once again Southern Rail are lying through their teeth over the cause of today's disruption to services and once again they are trying to lay the blame on their frontline staff for their own...
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
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RMT takes up offer from Bishops to broker talks
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said "RMT accepted the offer from Brighton and Hove Albion FC to broker talks and we are making the same positive response to the Bishops. " It is disgraceful that both the Government and Southern continue...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Southern strike action remains rock solid
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning. "The union repeats it's demand for Chris Grayling and his rail minister to...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT to lobby Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT is to lobby a major speech on rail policy by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Central London tomorrow evening – 6th December – bang smack in the middle of the latest phase of action by guards on...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT alters guards Christmas Southern action dates
Regarding the strike action called for 22nd to 24th December, the union is rescinding the instruction to conductor members to take strike action on those days. Members are now instructed to work normally on those days.   Instead, we are...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT fury at Grayling and GTR
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT made it clear that the union was prepared to take up the offer of talks between ourselves, Southern Rail and Chris Grayling as suggested by Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The fact that...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT accepts offer from Brighton and Hove Albion
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is prepared to take up the offer of talks between ourselves, Southern Rail and Chris Grayling as suggested by Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The union has been calling for just such a meeting...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT thanks public for continuing support
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT thanks the travelling public for their continued support and understanding on the second day of the latest phase of strike action in the Southern guards safety dispute. The response this morning has been fantastic....
Region: National
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Picketing continuing this afternoon at Selhurst Depot
Press picture hand out. Pickets out in force this afternoon at Southern Rail's Selhurst Depot are joined by members of RMT's Executive in a show of solidarity from across the union. Credit: RMT Save
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT reveals cost of resolving Southern guards dispute
ON THE SECOND DAY of the latest phase of strike action on Southern Rail, RMT revealed that the cost of resolving the dispute would be a tiny fraction of the £20 million bail-out thrown at the company by Transport Secretary...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Southern RMT guards strike "solid and determined"
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Despite all of the dirty tricks from the company RMT can confirm that the strike action is rock solid and determined again this morning across the Southern Rail network as we fight to...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT on Southern Rail's tweet plea 'mistake'
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is shocking that hundreds of thousands of pounds of fare payers money has been wasted by Southern on attacking and bullying their own staff. "That money could have been invested in keeping guards...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Southern Rail to blame staff for total chaos at Falmer
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said; "The dangerous chaos at Falmer after the game on Friday night was entirely down to the sheer managerial incompetence of Southern Rail. "They were running short formations and cancelling services on the hoof due...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT on total chaos on GTR last night
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Not only does the total chaos on GTR last night reinforce RMT's campaign to retain the guards on Southern Rail it also forces the issue about bringing guards back onto the Thameslink services back up...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: thameslink, govia, gtr, southern rail, doo, driver only operation
RMT slams latest Southern threats to withhold pay from staff
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that it was it was despicable that the company felt it necessary to try and hoodwink staff into signing an agreement that sole purpose is to stop lawful industrial action. A copy of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT demands halt to Southern Rail's axing of guards
RAIL UNION RMT today wrote to the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) demanding an immediate halt to the operational programme that fundamentally changes the role of the guards on Southern Rail after growing evidence that that new model is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, southern gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Total chaos on Southern Rail and Gatwick Express last night
"It's all very well Southern trying to blame Network Rail for the chaos that hit services last night but the fact remains that if the company wasn't hoarding £100 million in profits that cash could be invested in renewals and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Southern Rail, Gatwick Express, Chaos
Ballot for action over jobs and safety on Southern rail
RAIL UNION RMT said today that balloting of 300 conductors on Southern services ,operated by Govia Thameslink Railway, is now well under way and will conclude on Tuesday, 19th April. The ballot, for both strike action and action short of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, doo, govia, thameslink
RMT calls on Govt to scrap Govia ticket office plans
In light of the fact that London Travelwatch has now clearly told Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) that it “was not able to support” the ticket office change proposals, rail union RMT today called on Claire Perry, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, thameslink, great northern, southern rail
Threatened ticket offices used over 190 million times
New RMT research has revealed the plain stupidity of proposals to axe and downgrade 84 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.   Keep ticket offices open campaign card Using official figures from the Office of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: thameslink, great northern, southern rail, ticket offices, govia
Mass rail ticket office closure plan across the South
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the public consultation over plans to axe and downgrade 81 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise appears to have finally kicked off today in total and utter chaos as...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, thameslink, southern rail, great northern
RMT to fight "ticket office carnage"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to launch an immediate campaign to defend jobs and services as it emerged that 81 stations are being set up to lose their ticket offices in a formal public consultation across routes served...
Region: National
Tagged with: thameslink, southern rail, great northern, govia, ticket offices
RMT steps up pressure on Southern
RAIL UNION RMT today called for “an end to the warnings and a move to real action” from the Government to take the failing Southern Rail franchise into direct public ownership as staff launched a new fight for safety over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, govia thameslink railways
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/SGX(E) 7th January 2016 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Southern/Gatwick Express Engineering Grades Further to previous correspondence, the referendum of you and your colleagues has concluded with the following result:- Are you prepared to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gatwick express
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/SR 7th January 2016 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Southern/Gatwick Express (Excl. Engineering Grades) Further to previous correspondence, the referendum of you and your colleagues has concluded with the following result:- Are you prepared...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gatwick express
Role of the Guard
:   Our Ref: BR2/0146 23rd December 2015   Dear Colleague   ROLE OF THE GUARD, EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN   For some considerable time, the RMT has been seeking written assurances from Southern GTR not to bring forward plans to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, doo
Breakdown in Industrial Relations
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 23rd December 2015 Dear Colleague Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Conductors – Southern Further to my Circular No IR/307/15 dated the 16th December 2015 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you of the magnificent results in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, conductors
RMT calls for action
RMT calls for action after another morning of chaos on Govia Thameslink - Britain's worst performing rail franchise Rail union RMT today demanded that the Government take action to cancel and nationalise the basket-case Govia Thameslink franchise after another morning of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, thameslink, southern rail,
Southern Rail conductors strike ballot
Balloting of conductors on Southern Rail has delivered more than 70% for strike action and an even bigger majority for action short of a strike. The dispute is over a range of issues which have led to a comprehensive breakdown in...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT strike ballot of Southern Rail conductors begins
Balloting of nearly 400 conductors on Southern Rail for both strike action and action short of a strike begins this week over a range of issues which have led to a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations:   •    Failure to deal...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Southern/Gatwick Express & Govia Thameslink Railway
Our Ref: BR2/0001 30th November 2015 Dear Colleague, Southern/Gatwick Express & Govia Thameslink Railway 2015 Pay Dispute Referring to our previous correspondence, I write to advise you of the latest developments in the matter of your pay. Your negotiating team had another...
Region: South East and Anglia
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RMT to ballot Southern Rail conductors for strike action
•    Failure to deal with rostering issues raised by the union despite prolonged negotiations •    Abuse of the Conductors Restructuring Agreement •    Insufficient establishment levels to cover work   Despite strenuous efforts by RMT officials to resolve these issues through...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Anger grows at Rail Gourmet
RAIL UNION RMT revealed today that Rail Gourmet were told three months ago by Southern/TSGN that their catering trolley services were to be axed this weekend sparking even more anger over the fact that the company left it until this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, rail gourmet
Southern catering staff sacked
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Southern/Thameslink Railways and their catering company Rail Gourmet for “treating low paid staff like dirt” as it was confirmed that the contract will be axed on Saturday at just four days notice with staff dumped...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, catering
Southern Rail strike action on
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The strike action on Southern Rail this weekend and running through next week is on as the latest offer from the company was wholly inadequate. "We expect rock solid support from the fleet engineers following...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, strike action, engineers
Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Engineering Grades
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd July 2015   Dear Colleague,   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, ENGINEERING GRADES - SOUTHERN   First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent result and you should be commended...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, engineers
Engineers vote nine to one for action on Southern Rail
RMT has now considered the ballot result and has now announced that all affected members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   •    16:59 on Sunday 12th July 2015 and 16:59 on Friday 17th July 2015.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, engineers, strike action
Engineers ballot on Southern Rail begins today
This dispute is about:   1.      Reducing the working week to 35 hours. 2.      Management Imposing rosters 3.      The Lean project 4.      PTR&R Agreement.   In the 2013 pay settlement, management agreed to have a working group of RMT reps and managers...
Region: South East and Anglia
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Engineers on Southern Rail to be balloted for action
For some considerable time RMT Engineering Grade representatives at Southern have been raising concerns over a number of issues our members are experiencing difficulties with. Our local representatives at Selhurst depot had been involved in lengthy discussions with management to...
Region: South East and Anglia
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