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Rail cleaners take their fight for justice to HQ
Outsourced cleaners employed by Churchill and cleaning trains and stations across London and the Southeast will take their fight for justice to their company headquarters on Monday morning as they fight for a better deal for the people who have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Churchill, Cleaners, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Southeastern
RMT calls for Govia to be stripped of GTR franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has called on the government to strip Govia of its Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise and nationalise it after the union published research today raising further questions about the senior management of the company. Govia’s subsidiary,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Southeastern, Govia, Southern, Great Northern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink, DfT, Go-Ahead,
RMT demands full rail nationalisation
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded that the Government make urgent moves to bring the entire rail network into public ownership after it was announced this morning that the vital SouthEastern commuter service has effectively collapsed and is being ta‎ken over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: SouthEastern, Operator of Last Resort, Nationalisation, OLR, Govia, Thameslink
Delegation of cleaners delivers pay justice petitions to Govia Thameslink Railways
‎GTR outsources its cleaning to Atalian Servest on the Southeastern franchise and to Churchill on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise. As RMT research showed recently, outsourced cleaning is associated with low pay, poor conditions and job cuts, as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, Cleaners, Petition
RMT declares dispute over Legionella outbreak
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has declared a dispute over a potentially lethal Legionella outbreak on Thameslink trains and is prepared to ballot for strike action if GTR and Siemens don't take urgent action to resolve the crisis....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Legionella, Thameslink, GTR, Siemens
Government must use powers to prevent Go-Ahead paying dividend
As rail giant GO-AHEAD has announced its intention to pay a dividend, RMT is writing to the government to say it should use its powers to prevent such pandemic profiteering. In a statement today the company said, “The Board continues...
Region: National
Tagged with: Go-Ahead Group, GTR, Govia, Southern, Southeastern, Thameslink, Covid-19
RMT names and shames Siemens
RAIL UNION RMT today named and shamed the multinational giant Siemens as one of the bad bosses continuing to operate on Britain's railways, as the company continues to deny recognition despite the majority of staff on the Govia Thameslink Railway’s...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Siemens, Siemens Mobility, Govia Thameslink Railway, GTR,
RMT spotlight on Churchill's Govia Thameslink Contract
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is stepping up the campaign to name and shame the bad bosses on Britain’s railways, shining a spotlight on the appalling employment practices of Churchill’s Cleaners on their contract with Govia Thameslink Railway....
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, Churchill's Cleaners
RMT calls for Southern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has repeated the call this morning for GTR to be stripped of their franchise with the services taken into public ownership after it emerged that train operator Southern scored the worst levels of public trust out of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, great northern, thameslink, transport focus, public trust
RMT on Grayling "punishment" of Govia Thameslink
Grayling has also ruled out stripping GTR of the franchise and bringing it into public ownership despite a history of total and utter failure.  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Chris Grayling's half-hearted slap on the wrists for GTR is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink, chris grayling, failing grayling, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT demands Commons statement on the outcome of GTR Inquiry
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an urgent Commons statement on the outcome of Chris Grayling’s Inquiry into Govia Thameslink Railway in the wake of further rail cancellations and delays this week after yet another timetable change. Having claimed that their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, GTR, Guards Dispute
RMT demands to know what's going on as director resigns
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded to know what’s going on as it emerged that Peter “Punch Up” Wilkinson, Director of Passenger Services at the DfT, has resigned as a director of the limited company set up and on stand-by to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, GTR, Southern
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 again calls for resignation of Transport Secretary
‎RAIL UNION RMT is once again calling for Transport  Secretary Chris Grayling to step down as a new leaked Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) briefing on crime and security reveals the dangers to staff from rail chaos. The document warns that...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink railway, chris grayling, tory government, btp, british transport police
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
"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 warning over Govia Thameslink automated trains
Rail union RMT warned today that the news confirmed by Govia Thameslink Railway that it has run its first fully automated passenger services through Central London this morning is just another step along the road to a faceless railway. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, GTR
RMT on dangerous chaos on Southern/Thameslink GTR
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "RMT has been warning for years that Southern\\\\GTR aren't fit to run a bath let alone a railway and the terrifying pictures from Redhill today show why it is such a scandal that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, thameslink
Call for removal of DfT from assessing GTR contract breach
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for the removal of the Department for Transport from assessing Govia Thameslink Railway’s contract breach claim amid evidence of conflicts of interests and institutional bias in favour of GTR. The Secretary of State must make...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, GTR, Contract
Shocking new performance figures unveiled on Thameslink
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Govia Thameslink Railways have become an international laughing stock and it is time for the Government to pull the plug on this continuing scandal that shames our transport network. "They are in breach of contract...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: thameslink, gtr, govia, go ahead
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 on total shutdown of services on Thameslink
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "How much more of this unprecedented chaos on Govia Thameslink Railways have passengers got to endure before the Government pulls the plug on this basket case franchise?   "They are a sick joke and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: thameslink, gtr, govia
RMT responds to new COO and CEO appointments at GTR
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The appointment of Nick Brown as COO at Govia Thameslink Railways opens the door to the real possibility of a new approach and new talks over the threat to the role of the guards,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia thameslink, HS1, doo, driver only operation
GTR Station Staff vote to strike
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a 70% vote in favour of strike action in its ballot of members on Govia Thameslink Railways  over a threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink, govia, station staff
New RMT Hotline exposes GTR delays
In less than a week since rail union RMT set up a dedicated helpline for people to let us know about GTR ‘train cancellations’ we have definitive evidence of 33 trains cancelled where staff were available and ready to work but...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, thameslink, doo, driver only operation, conductors, guards
GTR owners paid fat cat salaries while passengers suffer
The bosses of Go-Ahead, which owns Govia Thameslink Railway, the UK’s worst performing railway,  have been paying themselves and shareholders huge sums and bonuses while passengers suffer on a daily basis, rail union RMT can reveal today.   The “Remedial...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, Bonuses
Scandal of new GTR contract
A new government agreement, representing a last ditch attempt to prevent the termination of the Govia Thameslink railway franchise agreement, will allow the company to increase train cancellations by a third, from 23,391  to 32,000 a year, representing almost 9000 additional cancellations...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink, contract,
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
Government should scrap Govia ticket office closure plans
AS THE PASSENGER  body responsible for stations outside of the Capital, Transport Focus, today joined London Travel Watch in opposing the Govia Thameslink ticket office closure proposals, rail union RMT has called on Claire Perry, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, Ticket Office Closures
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
RMT secures victory in fight to stop "ticket office carnage"
Following on from a massive RMT-led campaign the Board of London Travel watch have today opposed all of the Govia Thameslink Railways proposals to shut or change opening hours at ticket offices in London. Keep ticket offices open campaign card...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Ticket Offices
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
Deadline looms for ticket office closure consultation
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a concerted push to urge passengers to respond to the public consultation over plans to axe and downgrade 84 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise. Keep ticket offices open campaign...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, gtr, thameslink, great northern, southern ticket office
Urgent Action GTR ticket offices
Full details of the proposals and an e-mail facility to complain can be found on the RMT website. http://www.rmt.org.uk/campaigns/rail/keep-ticket-offices-open-govia/ Keep ticket offices open campaign card With e-mails and if you are organising petitions or postcard responses please note we only...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia, thameslink, great northern, southern, ticket office
Next phase of fight over rail ticket office closures
This Thursday’s morning rush hour (3rd March) - from  7.30 am at  South London’s Balham train station - will see RMT members and Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley out in force to encourage passengers to protest and complain about Govia’s outrageous plans to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, southern, great northern, thameslink, ticket office
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
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/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
Tagged with: southern rail, gatwick express, govia thameslink
RMT slam absentee mayor as London descends into travel chaos
Transport union RMT slammed London’s “absentee mayor” Boris Johnson as rush hour services were gripped by a fresh round of chaos last night and this morning due to a spate of infrastructure failures and breakdowns. The union pushed again for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, london underground, metropolitan line, district line hammersmith and city line, thameslink, london overground
Rates Of Pay And Conditions Of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/GTR/(CSRPO) 1 October 2015 Dear colleague Rates Of Pay And Conditions Of Service 2015 – Govia Thameslink Railway (Thameslink And Great Northern) (Customer Services And Revenue Protection Officers) Your union held a meeting with the company on 17th July 2015 over a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink Railway, Thameslink, Great Northern
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 demands action over assaults on staff at London Bridge
RMT has also revealed that concerns from signalling staff about the operational plans, well before they were put in place, were ignored and that staff and union input into the process was woeful. In the letter to NR and the...
Region: National
Tagged with: london bridge, thameslink, southern, southeastern
RMT on continuing chaos at London Bridge this morning
“This morning’s latest delays and pressures are now the norm at one of London’s busiest stations and it affects all operators through London Bridge – Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink. It doesn’t help that the Mayor and Transport for London seem...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london bridge, southern, southeastern, thameslink
RMT blames cuts as rail services hit by staff shortages
"In the new year train companies , including Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern,  are threatening more staffing cuts which would make a dire service even worse. With passengers stumping up thousands of pounds a year to travel these routes they will...
Region: National
Tagged with: thameslink, southern, great northern
Southern train crew to be balloted in dispute over rostering
Staff were presented with new work schedules with very little notice – and without consultation – in spite of the fact that the company has had 18 months to prepare for engineering works at London Bridge for the Thameslink project. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, tsgn, thameslink, london bridge
New combined TSGN franchise
START OF ROLLING CAMPAIGN – 0800,  Monday 15 September RMT together with our sister unions is holding a protest at Blackfriars Station on the morning of Monday 15 September against the new merged Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise - which commences...
Region: National
Tagged with: tsgn, thameslink, southern, great northern, doo
Thameslink trains stripped of logos
Rail union RMT is stepping up its campaigning work in advance of the transfer with a new range of publicity materials alerting the public to the fact that part of the new franchise agreement allows the operator to kick the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Thameslink
RMT response to NAO report today on train procurement
"The NAO report also makes no mention of the fact that new trains, including the Hitachi inter-city fleet, are designed for driver only operation solely in the interests of train company profits and regardless of the safety and service implications...
Region: National
Tagged with: nao, national audit office, thameslink, train procurement, hitachi, intercity express
Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern protest on Tuesday
The RMT backed Action for Rail campaign will hold a day of action on Tuesday (17 June) to protest the proposed new single merged Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise. The government intends that the company Govia Thameslink operate a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: action for rail, thameslink, southern, great northern
Thameslink fleet shambles hits Northern electrification
Rail chiefs have confirmed today that passengers will have to wait until next year for the remaining 12 Class 319 electric train units from First Capital Connect’s Thameslink operation to be brought out onto Northern Rail services as a direct result of...
Region: North West
Tagged with: thameslink, northern rail, bombardier, siemens,
RMT and Merton and Sutton TUC host joint public meeting
The meeting, which is open to the public, will hear about the so-called “super-franchise”, due to be awarded later this year, which would merge Southern with Thameslink. The plan includes removing all guards from the services, with the loss of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: rmt, merton and sutton tuc, thameslink, southern