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East Midlands Railways staff united again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that East Midlands Railways staff are standing united and determined again today in their on-going fights for workplace justice and safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “The determination of our members in the fight for...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
Action solidly supported again today on East Midlands Railways
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "I want to pay tribute to our members who are standing firm again today on East Midlands Railways in the two on-going disputes as the company gambles on passenger safety instead of getting round...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
Action solidly supported again today on East Midlands Railways
RAIL UNION RMT said that action by Senior Conductors and Train Managers on East Midlands Railways in two separate disputes remains solidly supported today as the union begins compiling a dossier of potentially lethal safety breaches as the company drafts...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Conductors, Train Managers, Strike
East Midlands Railways members united and determined
RAIL UNION‎ RMT said that it's senior conductor and train manager members remain united and determined in separate East Midlands Railways disputes this morning. Senior conductors have been engaged in a four month fight for pay and contract justice while...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railways, Senior Conductor, Train Manager, Strike
East Midlands Railway dispute remains strong
RMT members rock solid in East Midlands Railways disputes as company admit strike breakers have only one days training and aren't "safety competent"    RAIL UNION‎ RMT said that it's senior conductor and train manager members remain rock solid in separate...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Conductors, Train Managers, Safety, Pay Justice,
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking again this Sunday and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands Railway has...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Train Managers, Strike, Safety,
RMT demands action from safety regulator
RAIL UNION RMT has written to the head of the safety regulatory body demanding they intervene ‎to stop East Midlands Railways using ill-trained and under-prepared bus coordinators as "contingency guards" on London services on Sunday when Train Managers strike again...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, EMR, Conductors, Contingency Guards, Strike, Train Managers,
RMT to fight rail industry job cuts
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that kicks off for some Network Rail managerial grades today with others set to follow. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Job Cuts, Rail Industry, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Covid-19, Train Operating Companies
Train Managers strike on East Midlands Railway rock solid
RAIL UNION RMT said that strike action by Train Managers on East Midlands Railway is rock solid today kicking off a programme of action throughout August and September in an escalation of the ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Class 360, Train Managers, Senior Conductors, Strike
RMT to fight jobs cull across the rail industry
MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to fight a wholesale jobs cull across the industry that is expected to kick off next week. RMT's executive has committed to a campaign of opposition to proposals that it says...
Region: National
Tagged with: Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Voluntary Severance Scheme, Rail Workers
Strike action goes ahead on Hull Trains on Sunday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on Hull Trains goes ahead on Sunday 8th August in a fight to defend decent pension rights and to force the company to honour their long-standing obligations to staff. Despite talks at...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Pensions, Strike
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking on Sundays from this weekend and throughout August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Senior Conductors, Train Managers, Safety, Strike,
Industrial action restarts on Hull Trains
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today industrial action on Hull Trains will start again from Monday, with a wave of strike action kicking off on Sunday 8th August, in a fight to defend decent pension rights and to force the company...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Pension Justice, ACAS, Strike
Train Managers to strike on East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT said that Train Managers on East Midlands Railway will be striking on Sundays in August and September as they escalate industrial action in their ongoing dispute over safety on Class 360 trains. East Midlands Railway has imposed new...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, EMR, Train Managers, Strike, Safety,
RMT guards to bring negotiating table to East Midlands Railway
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that in addition to strike action going ahead this Sunday it will be setting up a negotiating table outside East Midlands Railway offices in Nottingham in bid to get the company to sit down to...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Guards, Train Managers, Strike,
RMT announces further strike dates on East Midlands Railway
The dispute is over the company issuing inferior contracts to some train guards. EMR Senior Conductor members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between: • 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Sunday 27th June 2021 • 0001 Hours and...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands Railway, Train Guards, Contracts
ScotRail traincare workers to strike on Monday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that ScotRail traincare workers will be striking on Monday over the company’s blatant & deliberate abuse of their dignity & respect policy. The action comes about after more than 80% of union members voted in favour...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Traincare Workers, Dignity and Respect,
RMT responds to latest developments on Hitachi fleet
“We understand that there is service recovery plan that has been developed between Hitachi, the Train Operators and the ORR and we want assurances that the regime will be robust enough, with appropriate maintenance and inspection cycles, to ensure that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hitachi, Azuma, ORR, Train Maintenance
RMT to fight London Underground plans
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it will fight plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers grade – if necessary through a campaign of industrial action. LU propose to axe the grade from the 16th May...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Train Drivers
RMT on cancelled services on LNER and Great Western today
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "RMT is fully aware of the issues that have led to the cancellation of services on LNER today and that similar problems with cracks appearing in the fleet on Great Western are also emerging. "Hitachi...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Great Western, Hitachi, Train Fleet, Safety, Maintenance,
RMT exposes First Group’s hypocrisy
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned major rail and bus operator First Group’s announcement that it plans to pay a shareholder dividend of £365m this year, following the sale of two US bus divisions, at the same time as it continues...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, Hull Trains, Shareholder Dividend,
RMT renews demands for all rail services to be renationalised
RAIL UNION RMT today renewed its demands for all rail services to be taken into public ownership after the public owned Operator of Last Resort (OLR) was given a 5 year extension to its running of Northern. On the same day...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern Trains, Northern, Operator of Last Resort, OLR, Rail Fares, Covid-19, DfT, Rail Nationalisation
RMT research reveals COVID corporate cash grab scandal
As the Government increases passenger rail fares by 2.6% today, new research by RMT reveals that the private train operating and rolling stock companies’ profits from last year stand to be equivalent to 15 pence of every pound passengers paid on fares...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, TOC's, Train Operating Companies, ROSCO's, Rolling Stock Companies, EMA, Emergency Measures Agreement, ERMA, Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement, DfT, Privatisation, Tory Government
RMT demands suspension of on-train ticketing duties
RAIL UNION RMT is today demanding that the Government immediately suspends on-train revenue protection and ticket inspection across all Train Operating Companies, after a survey of RMT on-board staff indicates that 7 out of 17 Train Operating Companies (TOCs) operating through national...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Train Operating Companies, TOCs, On-Train Ticketing, Rail
RMT calls for travel refunds on open-access services
RAIL UNION RMT is today seeking urgent confirmation that the Government will fund Christmas travel refunds on open-access operators’ Hull Trains and Grand Central services, following the recent change in Covid-19 regulations. The Government has said it will ‘provide cash...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Open-Access Rail, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Travel Refund, Covid-19
RMT welcomes relaunch ‎of open-access rail operators
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the relaunch of Hull Trains and some Grand Central Services today and has called for the same level of support for open access providers that franchise companies have benefited from to provide stability and end...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grand Central, Hull Trains, Open-Access Rail Operators
RMT responds to new report on skills crisis facing the rail industry
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This report shows we are now seeing the consequences of a policy which in recent decades has seen railway engineering such as track and signal construction and train building and train maintenance being fragmented...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Industry, City & Guilds, National Skills Academy for Rail, Train Building, Maintenance, Engineering, Track, Signals, S&T
RMT calls for guaranteed Government support for Northern transport
RAIL UNION RMT today called for guaranteed long term Government support for Britain's open access rail services after it was confirmed that both Grand Central and Hull trains will be suspending all services from later this week in response to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grand Central, Hull Trains, Open Access, Covid-19,
RMT on politically motivated attacks on TfL
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has revealed today that Londoners face a bleak future in which the capital’s transport network will be starved of money if the government gets its way. The union’s research exposes the double standards at the heart of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Train Operating Companies, TOCs, Funding, Tory Government
RMT demands Government take action to protect jobs
RAIL UNION RMT is calling on the Government to step up and protect jobs and services at Hull Trains and Grand Central after more than 5000 people signed a petition in support of these vital services, which provide important rail links...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Save Open-Access Rail Jobs, Hull Trains, Grand Central, Covid-19
MPs support RMT Campaign to Save Open-Access Rail Jobs and Services
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed the fact that a motion tabled in the Westminster parliament, calling on the Government to take action to protect all jobs and services in the open-access rail sector, has received widespread support from MPs. Unlike...
Region: National
Tagged with: Open-Access Operators, Hull Trains, Grand Central, Rail Jobs, Covid-19
RMT reaction to first UK hydrogen powered train trials
“Expanding the UK’s manufacturing base for hydrogen trains could help support the decarbonisation of the transport sector and our economic recovery from Covid-19. “It is absolutely vital that all the manufacturing is carried out domestically. Government investment in the UK’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hydrogen Powered Trains, UK Manufacturing, Green Jobs
RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators
Unlike the franchised train companies, the open-access operators have received no Government support during the pandemic. Both companies are now in an unsustainable position, and are proposing job cuts. RMT is demanding urgent Government intervention to support the open-access sector...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Open-Access Rail Operators, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Emergency Funding,
RMT Responds to comments made by Tory MP calling for transport workers to check the temperatures of commuters
Responding to comments made widely by Conservative MP for Westminster and Cities of London Nickie Aiken that public transport workers should be conducting temperature checks on commuters travelling into London hubs RMT Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Nicki Aiken’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid 19, Trains
RMT responds to confirmation that Government has nationalised Train Company debt
This follows rumours that some train operating companies are on the verge of being fully renationalised and would join Government run and publicly owned London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Northern Trains.‎ RMT says that the move must now pave...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, train company debt, renationalisation
RMT on Boris Johnson making driverless trains a condition of TFL Covid funding
"It is outrageous for Boris Johnson to wheel out the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains as a condition of the emergency Covid-19 funding of Transport for London. This is the sort of cheap political stunt that was a hallmark of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Boris Johnson, Transport for London, TfL, driverless trains
Ministers confirm £3.5 billion rail bail out
RAIL UNION RMT said that despite parliamentary answers confirming today that Train Operating Companies are to be bailed out by the Government to the tune of £3.5 Billion it is still totally unclear whether new contracts will be agreed by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Train Operating Companies, TOCS, Rail Privatisation, Tory Government,
RMT response to compulsory masks on train services
Responding to the government’s announcement on the compulsory wearing of masks on transport services RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT has been campaigning for compulsory wearing of masks on public transport and this move is long overdue, but we fear...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid 19, Masks, Trains
RMT calls for urgent Government intervention
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling for urgent Government intervention to support open access rail operators Hull Trains and Grand Central during the Covid-19 crisis. Unlike the franchised Train Operating Companies, neither company has received any emergency funding during Covid-19...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Hull Trains, Grand Central, Covid-19, open access operators
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 secures massive living wage victory for rail workers
After a long-running campaign rail union RMT announced this morning that it has finally reached agreement with Carlisle Support Services Ltd to pay the Living Wage Foundation rate of pay of £9.30 per hour from 1st April to all staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: living wage, northern, northern trains, Carlisle support services, gateline
RMT on Hull Trains suspending operations from midnight
"This decision affects 130 rail staff around the Hull area and they must be treated as an absolute priority. We expect the company and the Government to guarantee ‎wages at 100% and not some reduced rate and we also expect jobs, service,...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Covid-19, hull trains,
RMT calls strike action on Bakerloo Line
A ballot for action covering driver members produced a 95% vote for action. Members have been instructed as follows; Not to book on for any duty after 11:59 on Friday 21st February until 11:59 on Saturday 22nd February. Not to book on for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tube, bakerloo line, strike action, train drivers,
RMT suspends strike action on West Midlands Trains
General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Due to the receipt of an improved offer on the future role of the guard on West Midlands Trains all action, including this Saturday, has been suspended and we will be holding a referendum vote...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west Midlands trains, guards, conductors, doo, drive only operation,
RMT on Greater Anglia on-train catering cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned Abellio – the Dutch state owned operator that runs the Greater Anglia franchise – for proposing cuts to the catering provision on its services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street and is asking members of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abellio, greater anglia, on train catering
RMT remains solid and determined on second day on WMT
Rail union RMT said that strike action on West Midlands Trains remains solid and determined this morning on the second day of the latest union fight to put the role of the guard and the safety of the travelling public...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: West Midlands trains, guards, conductors, doo, drive only operation,
West Midlands strikes set to go ahead
The union, which is taking action over the company’s refusal to pull back from their threat to bulldoze through Driver Only Operation and their attack on the safety critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface, will be taking...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands railways, west midlands trains, abellio, guards, conductors, driver only operation, doo
RMT action on West Midlands Trains rock solid
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are standing rock solid and determined  this morning  across the West Midlands Trains franchise as we fight to put the safety-critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface, and the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Midlands trains, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rail union, rmt
RMT says ‘Scrap Driver Only Operation’
 The report, which the government had previously refused to publish in spite of Freedom of Information requests from the Association of British Commuters and RMT, identifies a range of ways in which Driver Only Operation creates barriers to accessibility: •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT strike action goes ahead on West Midlands Trains
West Midlands Trains Senior Conductor, Senior Conductor Instructor and Train Driver members are instructed to not to book on for any shifts between: • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 16th November • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 23rd November •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls strike action on West Midlands Trains over DOO
West Midlands Trains Senior Conductor, Senior Conductor Instructor and Train Driver members are instructed to not to book on for any shifts between: • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 16th November • 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 23rd November •...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, wmt, guards, doo, driver only operation
RMT exposes the Northern Pacer scandal
The Pacer trains, welding a bus body to a chassis, were introduced as a temporary solution to a rolling stock crisis back in the early eighties but are still grinding their way around the Northern Rail network. They were condemned...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva rail north, northern, northern rail, pacer, eversholt, angel trains, porterbrook
RMT declares dispute on West Midlands Trains over DOO
Rail union RMT today confirmed that it has declared a dispute on West Midlands Trains over plans by the company to bulldoze through Driver Only Operation and rip apart the safety critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, london northwestern railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT calls for safe staffing on trains and stations
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent action from Britain's profit-driven train operators to halt and reverse the de-staffing of the railway as shocking new figures from the British Transport Police today reveal a further 12% increase in crime including a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Safe Staffing, Trains
RMT strike on East Midlands Trains rock solid this morning
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing "rock solid and united" again this morning on a fourth day of industrial action as Stagecoach continue to attack pay and working conditions right up to the point...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
Strike action goes ahead on East Midlands Trains tomorrow
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a fourth day of strike action will go ahead tomorrow on East Midlands Trains the day before new franchise holder Abellio takes over from Stagecoach. Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before being...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
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
RMT members standing firm again on East Midlands Trains
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm again this morning on a third day of industrial action as  Stagecoach  attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: East Midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
Third day of strike action goes ahead on East Midlands
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a third day of strike action will go ahead tomorrow on East Midlands Trains as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
RMT announces additional East Midlands Trains strike
Rail union RMT has confirmed an additional day of strike action on East Midlands Trains as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a row with the government over...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
RMT members rock solid again this morning on EMT
RMT members are "rock solid, united and determined" again this morning in the second phase of strike action in the fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: eat midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach, strike
RMT East Midlands Trains strike goes ahead tomorrow
Rail union RMT confirmed today that the second phase of  strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from tomorrow as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of playing fast and loose with the normal talks process before they are dumped...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach
RMT members standing firm this morning on EMT
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm this morning in a first phase of industrial action as Stagecoach attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the wake...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, stagecoach, strike
RMT East Midlands train strike goes ahead tomorrow
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from tomorrow as franchise holder Stagecoach stands accused of cutting and running before they are dumped from the rail network in a row with the government...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike, stagecoach
RMT East Midlands train strike goes ahead Saturday
Rail union RMT confirmed today that strike action on East Midlands Trains goes ahead from this Saturday as company bosses continue to snub talks aimed at reaching a solution. The dispute is over EMT’s management’s failure to bring a meaningful...
Region: National
Tagged with: East Midlands Trains, Strike
RMT slams East Midlands Train bosses
Rail union RMT today slammed East Midlands Trains bosses for sabotaging planned talks over strike action by Senior Conductors, action which is due to start next week, as they are all apparently on holiday until after the action starts. RMT...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, emt, senior conductors, strike
Senior Conductors to strike on East Midlands Trains
The dispute is over EMT’s management’s failure to bring a meaningful resolution to our members’ concerns over Pay Discrimination and Contract issues. RMT believes the only way to get management to seriously address these concerns is to take industrial action....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: emt, east midlands trains, senior conductors, strike
RMT to lobby Mayor over Tube safety cuts
ON THE EVE of the three day strike by over a thousand safety-critical London Underground fleet staff over lethal cuts to train preparation and inspection frequencies, tube union RMT will be taking a protest to London Mayor Sadiq Khan at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, tfl, train preparation, train maintenance
RMT warns of total chaos as Virgin demands a free for all
Rail union RMT today warned of total chaos on the railways as Virgin Trains called for a new era of wholesale deregulation that would effectively allow private operators to bid route by route, slot by slot for the most lucrative...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, rail privatisation, rail review, tory government
Key London Underground maintenance staff vote to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, maintenance, engineering, fleet train preparation
RMT warning on Lewisham detrainment report
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the RAIB report into the potentially lethal self-detrainment of passengers onto icy and live tracks at Lewisham on the 2nd March 2018 once gain exposes the dangers of Driver Only Operation and the fragmentation of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Lewisham, detrainment
RMT secures pay victory for DHL staff on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it has secured a major pay victory for members working on the DHL Virgin West Coast Mainline contract which will see the entire workforce lifted on to a living wage. The new pay deal...
Region: National
Tagged with: dhl, virgin west coast mainline, wcml, pay, virgin trains
Rail privatisation to blame for current disruption in Wales
Years of abject failure of the private sector to invest in new trains is the root cause of the ongoing rail chaos in Wales currently wrecking services, transport union RMT said today. The union added there had been huge underinvestment...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, transport for wales, rail privatisation, arriva
RMT to ballot Paddington depot members over victimised Guard
Frederick has been suspended from duty after he was assaulted at Evesham Station by a member of the public while working his train as a guard (train manager) on Saturday 11 August 2018. He reported the attack to his employer (GWR Duty...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, paddington depot, guard, train manager
RMT on news that Virgin Trains are using body worn cameras
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There must be zero tolerance of assaults on rail staff and this is a victory for RMT's campaign to reduce attacks on our members. However, there is still much more to be done and...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, bodycams, guards, railway violence, arriva rail north, south western railway
RMT responds to Chris Grayling attack on rail workers pay
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "If Chris Grayling seriously thinks that front line rail workers are going to pay the price for his gross incompetence and the greed of the private train companies he's got another thing coming. "This...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, train operating companies
RMT partners with Unionlearn and Wranx
From the 30th July, members will be able to access a brand new learning resource for free Wranx is an online training tool that can be accessed on any device. It uses the scientific method of Spaced Repetition to provide...
Region: National
Tagged with: wranx, unionlearn, rmt learning, education, free training
RMT on rail overcrowding in the current heatwave
“The combination of overcrowding on our trains and the current on-going heatwave is putting huge pressure on services and the rail workers across the network striving to keep Britain moving. “Hot and overcrowded trains increase the risk of passengers being...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail, railways, train, overcrowding, guards, conductors
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 strike at Ruislip depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s crucial Ruislip Depot is absolutely rock solid this morning.  The strike action is over a dispute about pay parity and payments associated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transplant train
RMT confirms strike action at Ruislip Depot goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from Thursday this week exactly as planned following an abject failure by the company to engage in serious...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transplant train
East Coast Mainline
General Secretary Mick Cash said.   "This is the second time that the Government have called upon the public sector to launch a rescue operation on the East Coast Main Line and instead of being a temporary arrangement Chris Grayling...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands answers from Transport Secretary over ECML
Over two months after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT responds to Labour calls over ECML private scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The successive and expensive private failures on the East Coast shame the nation that gave the railways to the world. "RMT supports calls to build a public and political coalition that can end this scandal...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT responds to RSSB 2018-19 Business Plan
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “Once again the RSSB peddle the myth of their role as an  independent safety organisation. “The RSSB is financed by their members and associates from Network Rail,  the train operating companies and the freight...
Region: National
Tagged with: rssb, rail safety and standards board, train operating companies, network rail, rail privatisation, orr
RMT demands clear answers over future of East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT today issued a direct challenge to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to give clear answers and to end the barrage of obfuscation over the future of the inter-city East Coast Main Line as a series of parliamentary answers...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT demands answers from transport secretary on East Coast
Over a month after the Transport Secretary rose to tell the House of Commons that he would be terminating the Virgin Trains East Coast contract, staff union RMT has demanded to know exactly what is going on and has once...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
Stagecoach and Virgin being set up to continue running ECML
RAIL UNION RMT can today reveal that failing transport secretary Chris Grayling is gearing up to reward greedy privateers Stagecoach and Virgin with a new contract to run services on the East Coast Mainline in a massive reward for corporate...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT warns of looming new East Coast crisis
Published on 21st December 2017 – three weeks after the latest failure on East Coast broke – it states clearly that the company is "in the process of winding down its remaining obligations and moving to dormant company status".   In...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
RMT supports petition calling for ECML public ownership
A petition – supported by rail union RMT – calling for failing Virgin Trains East Coast to be brought into public ownership is being handed in today – 20 Feb – as a government decision on the future of the franchise...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin trains east coast, ecml, stagecoach, we own it, chris grayling
Low cost train maintenance provider under the spotlight
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the decoupling of a Northern Rail train at Leeds station last week raises serious issues about the priorities and cost-cutting of train maintenance outfit, Arriva Traincare.   The internal incident report – extract below...
Region: North West
Tagged with: train maintenance, arriva traincare, arriva rail north, northern rail
RMT on Government diesel train announcement
"RMT awaits the details of the Jo Johnson speech that's being widely spun up and trailed today ‎but it is clear from what is being reported that this announcement is riddled with the most glaring contradictions.   "If you were...
Region: National
Tagged with: tory government, dft, rail privatisation, diesel trains
RMT on increased funding for seafarer training
National Secretary Steve Todd said;  "Doubling public funding for seafarer training will always be welcomed by the maritime trade unions. RMT will be seeking further details from the Government on how this will affect the very small amount that is...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, seafarer rating, training, maritime growth study, sos2020
RMT welcomes news of new Bombardier contracts
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed news that Bombardier in Derby has secured two new major contracts as a “victory for the workforce who have fought and battled through years of uncertainty to secure a future for train building in Britain,...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: bombardier, c2c, west midlands trains,
RMT demands action over rodent infestation on VTEC
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded urgent action over rodent infestation on Virgin Trains East Coast  after pictures emerged clearly showing droppings in the food preparation and kitchen area on a VTEC unit. – pictures attached RMT has written to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, stagecoach, virgin, virgin trains, east coast, rodent droppings
Stagecoach profits jump 8%
Transport group Stagecoach has reported an eight per cent surge in statutory first-half profits in the same week that rail union RMT begins balloting for industrial action for a fair deal on pay and conditions on the East Coast service...
Region: National
Tagged with: stagecoach, virgin trains, vtec, east coast, profits, privatisation,
RMT to ballot for action on Crossrail project
RMT Works Train Controller members (engineering staff) working for VGC and based at Plumstead Depot on the Crossrail Project recently submitted a collective grievance and held discussions with VGC management regarding their rate of pay, which they have learned is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: crossrail, elizabeth line, vgc, works train controller
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
Strike action goes ahead on Arriva Cross Country
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed this morning that strike action by train managers and senior conductors on Arriva Cross Country in a dispute over abuse of rostering  and Sunday working goes ahead as planned on Sunday after management wrecked talks this...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva, arriva cross country, conductors, train managers, strike
RMT ballots for action on Virgin East Coast
RAIL UNION RMT will be balloting members on Virgin East Coast after the company decided to impose a pay offer that had previously been rejected by the workforce. The offer sought to impose inferior conditions under further productivity and efficiency...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains, vtec, virgin trains east coast, two-tier workforce
Massive vote for strike action on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Virgin West Coast services have voted massively by over nine to one in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay justice. The ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtwc, stagecoach, virgin trains, virgin west coast, strike action ballot, pay justice
RMT on Arriva pulling out of Wales & Borders rail franchise
"This news presents a golden opportunity for the Welsh to take back control of their railways through public ownership and that opportunity should be seized with both hands."   Ends
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, arriva, wales and borders franchise
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 demands equal offer for all grades on Virgin West Coast
Virgin have agreed a deal for drivers to buy out their claim for a one hour reduction in the base working week without loss of pay by giving an additional £500.00 on their basic salary, which is pensionable, whilst asking...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, pay talks, train managers, on board catering, station staff, clerical, retail
RMT warns of looming dispute in fight for pay justice on EMT
RAIL UNION RMT today warned of a looming pay dispute on East Midlands Trains as the company continues to drag its heels on a fair settlement for this year despite the board room being awash with cash. Staff on EMT...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: emt, east midlands trains, pay justice
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 announce further strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare will be taking further strike action over the company’s latest refusal to improve on their abysmal pay offer. Members are instructed to take 24 hours of strike action by NOT...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, strike action
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 gives cautious welcome to Govt move on maritime training
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Whilst the SMarT scheme mainly benefits officer cadet trainees, RMT is pleased that the consultants’ report to the Shipping Minister recommends increasing the SMarT fund in order to develop and increase the number of...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime training, SMarT, seafarers
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
Rail passengers lose fifty four million hours per year
Rail passengers suffer equivalent of fifty four million hours in wasted time a year due to train company and infrastructure failures New research by rail union RMT has found that approximately fifty four million hours, the equivalent to 6154 years, of...
Region: National
Tagged with: orr, office of rail and road, tocs, train operating companies, network rail
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
RMT Arriva Train Care strike action "solidly supported"
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members at Arriva Train Care are solidly  supporting the strike action this morning, with pickets out in force, as we fight for a fair deal on pay. "This is a wealthy company that can...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva train care, arriva, strike action, pay justice
Staff cuts set to wreck rail access disability target
A devastating report from 2015 commissioned by the Association of Train Operating Companies - now the Rail Delivery Group - considers how accessible Britain’s railway network will be to older and disabled people by 1st January 2020, the date by which all rolling stock...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail access, association of train operating companies, atoc, rail delivery group, disabled access,
RMT members to take strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare will be taking strike action over the company’s latest pay offer. Members will not book on for any shifts between 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 19th May 2017   The...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, pay. strike action,
Glasgow protest in support of disabled people’s rail access
RAIL UNION RMT and Disabled People Against Cuts Glasgow will be protesting next week for the rights of disabled people to have a fully accessible and safe rail service. There will be joint protests and leafleting on Monday 8th May...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: dpac, disabled people against cuts, rail access, safe scottish trains
96% vote for strike action at Arriva Traincare
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare have voted by 96% for strike action and action short of a strike over the company’s latest pay offer. The result will now be considered by RMT’s Executive. The union...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, train maintenance
RMT confirms strike action on Virgin East Coast
Rail union RMT today confirmed 48 hours of strike action on Virgin Trains East Coast as the union executive registered it’s disgust at the ever-increasing contempt being displayed to our members on board trains, on stations and in travel centres by...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin trains east coast, vtec, strike action, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT ballots Arriva Traincare workers over pay
The union had met with bosses at train maintenance company Arriva Traincare with a view to attaining a decent pay award for members. However, during the meeting it was made clear to the union’s negotiating team that the company was...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva traincare, arriva, train maintenance,
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
RMT on Rail Delivery Group claims to increase train capacity
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Like most people we will believe this when we see it. There simply aren't the trains and staff available to make this plan happen. Fault for that lies smack at the door of over two...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, train capacity
RMT slams Govt list of approved bidders for East Midlands
RAIL UNION RMT has today slammed the Government list of approved bidders for the East Midlands rail franchise as "same old bunch of failures, chancers and overseas rip-off merchants with the UK public ownership option ignored once again". The approved,...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: east midlands trains, arriva, trenitalia, first group, stagecoach
RMT launches Safe Trains For All campaign on London Midland
The campaign has come about as a result of the recent Department of Transport announcement regarding the future of train service throughout the West Midlands and West Coast routes. The Union believes that government plans represent a clear danger in...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: safe trains for all, london midland, doo, driver only operation, dft, department for transport
RMT protests over rail and seafarers in Edinburgh today
The union held a short protest outside Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh before they took the short walk to Bute House.   RMT are pressing the case for public ownership of Scotrail and the ending of the poverty pay scandal...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, safer scottish trains, rmt
RMT campaigners at SNP TU Group conference
From RMT Press Office. RMT campaigners at the SNP Trade Union Group Conference this morning. Demanding that Scotrail be taken into public ownership and an end to the Seatruck poverty pay scandal on Northern Isles Ferries. Press picture hand out....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: safer scottish trains, sos2020, rmt
Day of Action for “Safer Scottish Trains” this Weds 9 Nov
RMT members and supporters from the community will be handing out postcards to members of the public urging them to endorse the campaign and to take up the issues with their local politicians.   The campaign comes amid growing public...
Region: National
Tagged with: Safer Scottish Trains
RMT to lobby Scottish Green Party conference
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it will be lobbying the Scottish Green Party Conference in Perth on Saturday 22nd October on the twin campaigning themes of "SAFER SCOTTISH TRAINS" and the recently launched  "SAVE OUR SEAFARERS" initiative, the event...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, save our seafarers, safer trains
Halt attack on guards for sake of pensioners and disabled
Responding to the National Pensioners Convention press statement - below - RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "The overwhelming case against Southern Rail's assault on safety and access to services is reinforced by the personal experiences of older and disabled passengers which...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensioners, disabled, train guards
RMT calls for an end to Welsh railways "nonsense"
RAIL UNION RMT called for an end to private profiteering on Welsh Railways as four bidders are announced today to progress to the next stage in the procurement process to operate rail services in Wales and the Borders from October...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: welsh railways, arriva trains wales, abellio rail cymru, keolis amey
REWARDING OF CROSS COUNTRY CONTRACT TO ARRIVA A SCANDAL
“It is a public scandal that Arriva was handed this contract on a plate without UK state owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) even being considered to run this service. DOR has a proven track record of running services for less...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country Trains, Contract
RMT Demonstrates at Holyrood for Safer Scottish Trains
Activists will be assembling at 11am at Edinburgh Waverley Station before moving onto Holyrood for a protest outside First Ministers’ Question Time.   The key demands of the RMT’s Campaign for Safer Scottish Trains are:   •         Safe and secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: safer scottish trains, scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Demonstrates at Holyrood for Safer Scottish Trains
Activists will be assembling at 11am at Edinburgh Waverley Station before moving onto Holyrood for a protest outside First Ministers’ Question Time.   The key demands of the RMT’s Campaign for Safer Scottish Trains are:   •         Safe and secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, safer scottish trains, doo, driver only operation,
RSSB report backs RMT warnings on platform danger
The annual report on rail safety, issued today by the RSSB, confirms RMT’s warnings about the growing threat to life and limb at the Platform/Train interface – exposing the nonsense of Government and train company plans to axe guards and...
Region: National
Tagged with: rssb, rmt, doo, driver only operation, pti, platform train interface
ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD
Our Ref: BR2/5/1 15th June 2016 Dear Colleague, ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to my letter dated 3rd June 2016, I informed you of the appalling treatment our Brother Anthony Esposito received from the company to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
New figures confirm RMT warnings
New figures pulled out of Transport for London by a Freedom of Information request show that the number of passengers falling between the train and the platform has more than trebled in ten years with RMT laying the blame on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, overcrowding, platform train interface
ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD
Our Ref: BR2/5/1 3rd June 2016 Dear Colleagues ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES It has come to my attention that our Brother Anthony Esposito, a Guard working for Arriva Trains Wales, has been subject to appalling...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales
Deutsche Bahn approves UK asset sell-off
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, arriva trains wales, chiltern railways, cross country, grand central, london overground, northern rail
RMT on new research today into Britain's growing skills gap
"Major transport infra structure projects are compromised by a failure to plan for the future in terms of the skilled workforce Britain needs to drive forwards.  "There has been a catastrophic failure in terms of workforce planning with skilled engineers...
Region: National
Tagged with: Skills, training
RMT to ballot Virgin Glasgow Train Managers
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it is to ballot Virgin Train Managers at Glasgow Central for both strike action and action short of a strike over leave arrangements which have had a severe negative impact on this particular group...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: virgin, glasgow central, train managers
Call for "21st Century Railway" after services cancelled
RAIL UNION RMT today called for investment in a 21st Century Railway after Cross Country cancelled services out of Dawlish due to high tides and wind pressures on the sea wall. The issue is that the Voyager trains are unable...
Region: National
Tagged with: Cross Country Trains, Cancelled
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 27th January 2016 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that significant progress has...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
RMT salutes rock solid strike action on Arriva Trains Wales
"This strike is about basic workplace justice and decent working conditions and it is down to the company to recognise the anger amongst the workforce shown this morning and to meet with the unions for genuine and meaningful talks on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, drivers
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 23 December 2015 Dear colleague Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Arriva Trains Wales (Drivers) Further to my earlier letter to you on the above matter, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for once...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: atw, arriva trains wales, drivers, industrial action
Pickets out in force at Alstom Chester
FROM RMT PRESS OFFICE Press photo handout. Pickets out in force at Alstom Chester in Arriva Trains Wales fleet engineers dispute this morning. RMT News Storify Credit: RMT   Ends RMT Other News storify feed
Region: North West
Tagged with: alstom, chester, arriva trains wales
Rail Workers to Strike in Chester
Additionally, from 07:00 hours on Friday 11th December 2015 until further notice, members will not work any overtime and will not work any rest days.   Throughout a sequence of meetings with the company rail union RMT has sought to negotiate an...
Region: North West
Tagged with: alstom, chester, arriva trains wales
Talks fail and 48 hour Arriva Trains Wales strike goes ahead
The key issue at the heart of the dispute has been the unwillingness of Arriva Trains Wales to table an adequate pay offer despite unions postponing previous strike action to allow for further meaningful discussions to take place.  RMT drivers...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw,
Arriva Trains Wales Strike Suspended
An RMT spokesperson said:   “After important progress in last minute talks with RMT and ASLEF, and after careful consideration by the union’s executive, we have agreed to suspend the strike action due to start on Arriva Trains Wales at...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WA
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 11th November 2015 Dear Colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES STRIKE SUSPENDED - WORK AS NORMAL After careful consideration, the union’s Executive committee has decided to suspend the industrial action to allow further...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 4th November 2015 Dear Colleagues RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS Further to my letter dated 20th October with regards to the above matter, in which I advised...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, drivers
RMT confirms 48 hour strike on Arriva Trains Wales
The key issue is the unwillingness of Arriva Trains Wales to table an adequate pay offer despite RMT postponing previous strike action to allow for further meaningful discussions to take place.   RMT drivers on Arriva Trains Wales have been...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales,
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES (DRIVERS)
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 20th October 2015 STRIKE SUSPENDED – PLEASE WORK AS NORMAL ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES (DRIVERS) I can confirm your union has been in further talks...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
RMT says “no excuse” for not modifying new GWR trains
RAIL UNION RMT said today that there is no excuse whatsoever for not modifying the new Hitachi Inter-City trains on Great Western Railways to accommodate guards door operation and catering facilities as it emerged that the same trains will have...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railways, hitachi, inter-city trains
RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION
Our Ref: BR2/0001/ATW 15th October 2015 Dear Colleagues RMT CALLS 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTION RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES, DRIVERS First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw,
RMT Calls 48 Hour Strike Action on Arriva Trains Wales
At a meeting with the company RMT was verbally advised that should the union agree to new productivity negotiations around PNB parameters and movement times, then the company would consider revising the first year element of their original pay offer....
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw
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
Impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections exposed
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the impact of cuts to maintenance and inspections on our railways, and the dangers of running services on untested tracks, was exposed at the weekend after Arriva Trains Wales enforced blanked speed restrictions on...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: network rail, arriva trains wales, maintenance, tracks
RMT confirms driver strike vote on Piccadilly Line
The Piccadilly is the fourth busiest line on the London Underground network transporting an average of 600,000 passengers a day and services London’s Heathrow airport – the busiest airport in Europe.   The issues at the heart of the dispute involving...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, train operators, piccadilly line
Another great day for the rail rip-off merchants
General Secretary Mick Cash said today. "This is another great day for the rail rip-off merchants as Stagecoach blag themselves a money-spinning franchise extension on East Midlands Trains without a hint of competition and with no consideration of the public...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: stagecoach, east midlands 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 confirms timetable for ballot for action on FGW
At the end of May the union confirmed that it had entered into dispute with First Great Western over the introduction of Super Express Trains on their franchise. We made it clear that RMT were seeking the following assurances from...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: fgw, first great western, super express trains, doo
Train Failures Throws Spotlight on Looming Chaos
TUBE UNION RMT today warned Londoners that this mornings disruption arising from signalling breakdowns and train failures on the Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines are a reminder of the serious challenges that face the overstretched tube infrastructure and fleet –...
Region: National
Tagged with: Train Failures
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
Dismissal, M. Doughty, Crew Leader, Edinburgh East Coast
Our Ref: BR2/4/1   24 th March 2015     Dear Colleague   DISMISSAL, M DOUGHTY, CREW LEADER, EDINBURGH – EAST COAST TRAINS RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION   Further to my letter dated the 10 th March 2015 where I informed you of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, East Coast Trains
Important Information: All Strike Action Cancelled
Our Ref: BR2/4/1 19 th March 2015   IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL STRIKE ACTION CANCELLED   Dear Colleagues   REDUNDANCY, D. JOHANNESSEN – HULL TRAINS   Further to my letter dated 12 th March 2015, I am pleased to report that further discussions have been...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike Action, Hull Trains
Strike this weekend on Hull Trains in redundancy dispute
All staff affected have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-   12:00 (midday) hours on Sunday 22 nd March 2015 and 11:59 hours on Monday 23 rd March 2015.   The dispute hinges on entirely bogus company claims that they...
Region: National
Tagged with: Strike, Hull Trains, Redundancy
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
REDUNDANCY, D. JOHANNESSEN – HULL TRAINS
Our Ref: BR2/16/3 12th February 2015 Dear Colleagues REDUNDANCY, D. JOHANNESSEN – HULL TRAINS First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent result and you should be commended for standing together in...
Region: North East
Tagged with: hull trains, d. johannessen
Nine to one vote for action on Hull Trains
The dispute hinges on entirely bogus company claims that they have recently had to have a ‘necessary minor reorganisation’ which identified an individual as being at risk of redundancy. At the members appeal hearing the company stated that she did...
Region: North West
Tagged with: hull trains, redundancy,
1.7 million tweets complaining about rail companies
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These extraordinary figures, which show massive volumes of tweeted complaints over delays, cancellations and overcrowding, show that the travelling public are sick to the back teeth of being robbed blind by the private train companies....
Region: National
Tagged with: train operating companies, tweets, complaints, public ownership
RMT calls for sacking of failing rail companies
"The scandal is compounded by the fact that these same train companies are planning to axe guards and other staff in the drive for even fatter profits. There's no point just moaning about the great private rail rip off. It...
Region: National
Tagged with: which, train operating companies
Ballot opens today on Hull Trains in redundancy dispute
The dispute hinges on entirely bogus company claims that they have recently had to have a ‘necessary minor reorganisation’ which identified an individual as being at risk of redundancy. At the members appeal hearing the company stated that she did...
Region: North East
Tagged with: hull trains, redundancy,
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
RMT in fight for Wrexham, Brum and Shrewsbury rail services
A campaign is now under way to protect the train services which are believed to be under threat. RMT and the Shrewsbury to Chester Rail Users Association (SCRUA), which has represented the travelling public using the line since 1986 understands that...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, scrua
REDUCTION IN THE WORKING WEEK
Our Ref: BR2/0004 12th January 2014 Dear Colleague REDUCTION IN THE WORKING WEEK – NORTHERN RAIL TRAIN PRESENTATION Further to my letter dated the 10th November 2014 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you of the efforts of...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, train presentation
Breakdown in IR, Conductors, N Wales – Arriva Trains Wales
Our Ref: BR2/14/2   18 th  December 2014     Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   Further to my letter dated the 2 nd  December 2014 with regards to the above matter and where I...
Region: National
Tagged with: Conductors, Arriva Trains Wales
RMT Attacks "Rail Rolling-Stock Racket"
“The companies using these trains get to privatise the profits while the public get to shoulder over £10 billion of risks, it is an absolute disgrace. Even worse, the Inter-City trains are being designed to axe the guards and strip...
Region: National
Tagged with: train procurement, public accounts committee, inter-city
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 2nd December 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED Further to my letter dated 27th November 2014, I can report that ATW has agreed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, strike action, suspended
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS N WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2   27 th November 2014   Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   AND NOW THE TRUTH   You will have received a missive from Gareth Thomas, HR Director, Arriva Trains Wales...
Region: National
Tagged with: Arriva Trains Wales, Industrial Action
COO Training Reorganisation
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 13th November 2014 Dear Colleagues, COO Training Reorganisation Further to my letter dated 29th September, members will be aware that the failures to agree over the preferencing and selection process for trainer roles would be referred to discussions...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: coo training, london underground, lul
COO Training Reorganisation
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 13th November 2014 Dear Colleagues, COO Training Reorganisation Further to my letter dated 29th September, members will be aware that the failures to agree over the preferencing and selection process for trainer roles would be referred to discussions...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: coo training, london underground, lul
RMT to fight plans to axe catering on Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales have sought to blame the cut to the catering facilities on the Welsh Assembly with RMT deeply concerned that staff livelihoods are being caught in the middle of a row as the company seek to lump the...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, catering services
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike again
In a further escalation, RMT is also bringing in a ban on rest day working through into next month along with a withdrawal of goodwill and a refusal to work outside of boundaries and terms and conditions.   The full...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, conductors, strike action
Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Conductors, N. Wales ATW
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 16th October 2014 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the above matter, I can...
Region: North West
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, industrial action, conductors
Keep the Guard on the Train, Keep the Train Safe
Following a decision of the General Grades committee we will also be using both these opportunities to publicise our campaign ‘To Keep the Guard on the Train, Keep the Train Safe’. It is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the vital...
Region: National
Tagged with: Keep the Guard on the Train, Keep the Train Safe, britain needs a pay rise
Arriva Trains Wales conductors to strike
Following the massive vote in favour of taking strike action, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to call on all our ATW Conductor members at Holyhead, Chester and Llandudno Junction Depots to take the following industrial action:   •    Not...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, conductors, strike action
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 1st October 2014 Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES ARRIVA TRAINS WALES - RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our affected members for returning a...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, strike action
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 23rd September 2014 Dear Colleagues IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to my letter dated 19th September 2014, I am happy to report that significant progress has...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales
MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS
Our Ref: BR2/4/4 19th September 2014 Dear Colleagues MISUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, DRIVERS – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES Further to previous correspondence in respect of the above matter, first and foremost I would like to congratulate you all for returning a magnificent...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, drivers
Breakdown in Industrial Relations
Our Ref: BR2/14/2 4th September 2014 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, CONDUCTORS, NORTH WALES – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES   I am writing to you regarding the treatment of your colleagues Brothers William Coulter and Barry Roberts who have been dismissed...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva trains wales, atw, conductors
RMT slams “all-out war” on rail in the North
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed the Government for launching and “all-out war” on rail in the North as it emerged that they have dumped a flagship pledge to scrap the hated ‘Pacer’ trains. The revelation comes just a week after...
Region: National
Tagged with: Trans-Pennine Express, Pacer Trains
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
Rail Gourmet (EMT Contract) - Industrial Action Suspended
Our Ref: HC/14/2 30th May 2014 IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED Dear Colleague BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS CONTRACT) Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the industrial action commencing between 06.00 hours on Saturday...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: rail gourmet, east midlands trains, emt, industrial action suspended
Rail Gourmet staff to strike on East Midlands trains
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that following a massive vote for action and a total failure by the company to make any progress in talks members working for Rail Gourmet on the East Midlands Trains contract will take 24 hours of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, East Midlands Trains, Strike
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS RAIL GOURMET (EAST MIDS)
Our Ref: HC/14/2   21 st May 2014   Dear Colleague   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS)   Further to my letter dated the 8 th May 2014 with regards to the above matter, first and foremost I would...
Region: National
Tagged with: Industrial Relations, Rail Gourmet, East Midlands Trains
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
RMT steps up fight to stop train companies dumping sewage
The BBC report can be found here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-26444107 Late last year, the transport minister Baroness Kramer was forced to admit in the House of Lords that the practice is “utterly disgusting” although her Government continue to refuse point blank to...
Region: National
Tagged with: sewage, train companies,
RMT demands end to Penrith ticket office closures
The union has even won the backing of local Tory MP Rory Stewart over the closures which RMT believes is down to a lack of cover due to job losses in particular at Carlisle where staff also cover Penrith. Virgin...
Region: North West
Tagged with: virgin trains, penrith,