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RMT calls for full inquiry into Government’s backroom sweetheart deals
Britain’s largest rail Union RMT today slammed the Government for conducting backroom deals with Train Operating Companies and allowing them to break their franchise contracts with minimal termination fees following the collapse of the contracts. At the same time the...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, TransPennine Express, DfT, Department for Transport, Tory Government,
Another train assault underlines key role of guards
News of the January 6 assault – with striking similarities to an incident on Merseyrail a month before – emerged as RMT entered crunch talks with Merseyrail bosses today to head off the threatened removal of all guards on the franchise’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, guard, conductors, doo, driver only operation, tpe, merseyrail
RMT responds to news that new TPE fleet to be built in Spain
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said "It is a sad indictment of our railways that, at a time when our steel-making and manufacturing industries are in crisis, these new trains are not being built here in Britain. "With the pressures...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, TPE, spain
Transpennine Express Drivers balloted for strike action
The union has become aware that there have been several instances of Driver Standards Managers (DSM’s) driving trains across the TPE network. The company have claimed that this practice is consistent with the conditions of service. However, the clause they...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, drivers
Northern / TPE franchise award
General Secretary Mick Cash said "This widely-trailed announcement is no surprise but will still come as a bitter blow to rail users and rail staff across the North. "Rather than all the garbage about the Northern Powerhouse this mornings announcement...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, first group
RMT says people don't belive in Northern Powerhouse
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This BBC survey of Northerners comes as no surprise to RMT. People aren't daft. They don't believe in George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse fantasy for the same reason they don't believe in fairy stories - it is...
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, northern rail, transpennine express
RMT Northern and Transpennine campaign
Members of the RMT Workington, Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle City Branches were joined by members from Blackpool and Lancaster - Pictured with Councillor Stewart Young - (Labour) Leader of Cumbria County Council © RMT
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express
"Rail North" cuts protestors to join demo at Tory Conference
The union fight will be building support for the campaign to shine a light on the shadowy “Rail North” and will be exposing the lies and hype around George Osbornes “Northern Powerhouse” claims.   Britain’s largest rail union has said...
Region: North West
Tagged with: rail north, tory conference, northern rail, transpennine express
RMT on rail electrification "U-turn"
“This announcement does nothing to tackle the immediate threat to jobs, safety and services wrapped up in the new Northern and TPE franchises which RMT will continue to kick up the political agenda while George Osborne rattles on about his...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express,
Abrogation of Competence Development Procedure, Train Driver
STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED     Our Ref: BR2/4/1 7th July 2015     Dear Colleagues   ABROGATION OF COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURE, TRAIN DRIVERS - TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS   Further to my letter to you dated 2nd July 2015 in which I advised you...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, strike action
Dismissal, G. Watson, Conductor First Transpennine Express
Our Ref BR2/4/1 25th June 2015 TO ALL CONDUCTORs AT FIRST TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED! Dismissal, G. Watson, Conductor First Transpennine Express I am pleased to advise you that agreement has been reached in our dispute with First Transpennine...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tpe, transpennine express, glen watson
RMT prepares for "People's March for Glenn"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is making final preparations for a “People’s March for Glenn” prior to the Cleethorpes Air Show this Sunday, 28th June, as the local MP raises the gross miscarriage of justice which led to...
Region: North East
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, glenn watson
RMT launches "People's March for Glenn"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is mobilising a “People’s March for Glenn” to coincide with the Cleethorpes Air Show on Sunday 28th June and is preparing to widen the industrial mandate across Trans Pennine Express as the union...
Region: North East
Tagged with: tpe, transpennine express, glenn watson, first
RMT strike picket line - Cleethorpes
RMT Transpennine Express Picket Line - Cleethorpes Sunday 14th June 2015 - in support of an RMT Member wrongly dismissed by Transpennine Express. Credit - RMT  
Region: North East
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, cleethorpes
RMT Trans Pennine Express strike picket line in Sheffield
RMT Transpennine Express Picket Line starts to gather at Sheffield. - Saying no to unfair dismissal - an injury to one is an injury to all. Strike over member unfairly sacked by the company. ‎Credit. RMT Ends
Region: North East
Tagged with: tpe, transpennine express, picket line
RMT confirms strike dates on Trans Pennine Express
RMT had identified a perfectly valid vacancy that the member could have been redeployed to but despite a strenuous effort to reach a solution from the trade union side those efforts were thrown back in our faces by a management...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express, tpe, industrial action, strike
RMT election protests continue across the North
Events across the Northern and TPE franchises will continue this morning at 8am at Buxton railway station as rail union RMT presses ahead with a new phase of campaigning over the threat to fares, jobs, services and safety from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, northern, transpennine express,
RMT kicks off latest phase of Northern/TPE campaign
  RMT members and supporters kicking off the latest phase of the campaign against the great rail franchise rip-off on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express in Carlisle. ENDS
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, carlisle, doo,
Union Day of Action on Rail on Tuesday
In a letter to MPs and Councillors in the North the RMT union will warn that the three shortlisted bidders for the Northern Rail franchise are owned by Dutch, French and German state railways which means rail passengers in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, day of action
Carlisle Citadel Station this morning with Lee Sherriff
From RMT press office   Press photo handout.   RMT Northern and Transpennine Express Franchise Campaign postcard handout - Carlisle Citadel Station this morning with Lee Sherriff Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Carlisle.   Credit. RMT
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, action for rail
RMT rail protest in Edinburgh this morning
RMT press photo hand out    RMT activists with Neil Findlay MSP at Waverley this morning as part of the Action for Rail protests.    Credit. RMT
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe. transpennine express,
RMT rail protest in Newcastle this morning
RMT rail protest in Newcastle this morning supported by Dave Anderson MP for Blaydon.   Credit. RMT
Region: North East
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, action for rail
RMT slams spin and lies over new N-TPE franchises
Mick Cash RMT general secretary said;   "These plans are being spun by Nick Clegg and the Tories in a pre-election stunt that they claim will modernise rail services in the North when in reality they will condemn passengers to...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, n-tpe
RMT calls into question validity of "Rail North" membership
In a letter to local authorities, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: “It has been brought to my attention that in the past week a number of local authorities across the north of England have been requested to, and subsequently...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail north, northern, transpennine express, tpe,
RMT Save our Railways postcarding event Wigan Wallgate
RMT protesters over attacks on jobs and services from new Northern and TPE franchises at Wigan Wallgate this morning as part of RMT Day of Action across the North   Picture credit – RMT   ENDS  
Region: North West
Tagged with: n-tpe, northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT gears up for day of action in the North tomorrow
The result of a poll of passengers on Northern Rail and TPE by the respected and independent polling organisation Survation, released by RMT today, has found that less than one in five passengers support government and Rail North proposals for...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, tpe, transpennine express, n-tpe, rail north
Vintage tube trains being refitted for the North's railways
The first of the D78 London Underground D-Stock train to be pulled from service has arrived at Vivarail’s Long Marston base and is undergoing conversion to diesel operation. RMT warned before Christmas that the 30 year old tube stock could be...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT responds to Government "new trains for the North" spin
Ministers are terrified about the fact that the new May railways timetable will come in days before the general election and today's move is a thinly disguised attempt to deflect from the truth that when that new timetable comes in,...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express
RMT hits the ground running in fight over N-TPE franchises
The RMT campaign is taking five key messages out to the travelling public:   *SAY NO to Driver Only Operated Trains *Keep OUR Ticket Offices Open *Keep OUR Stations Staffed and Safe *STOP CUTS to the Transpennine Express Network *OPPOSE...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
Northern and TPE franchise chaos continues
The government has now been forced to confirm in writing last week’s Autumn Statement that the Invitations to Tender (ITTs) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises will be delayed into February at the earliest but there are now growing...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
Northern and TPE franchise chaos continues
Not only has the government confirmed via last week’s Autumn Statement that the Invitations to Tender (ITTs) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises will be delayed into next year but there are now growing uncertainties at the DfT about...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, rail north
RMT steps up Christmas fight for Northern/TPE services
As a result of RMT’s long running battle, the union has now heard from the Transport Department that they intend to maintain the Transpennine Express Services between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport and that these services will be in the Transpennine...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT launches "12 Days of Christmas" events
The schedule of events is set out as follows, with RMT promising lively demonstrations and post-card distribution as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services and safety bound up in the Government and Rail North’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north, 12 days of christmas
Rail minister pulls out of York event as RMT protest goes on
Rail minister Claire Perry has pulled out of an event at the national rail museum in York this afternoon but transport union RMT says that it's protest over the threat to jobs, services and safety from the new Northern and...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, ntpe, rail north, transpennine express, tpe, claire perry
Northern Rail plays Yes Minister
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that there was clearly a two-tier service which meant that fare-paying passengers suffered cancellations while ministers were treated to staff being driven across the country to ensure services were maintained.   “This shows that...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, tpe, rail north
RMT to lobby Minister and rail boss tomorrow over N-TPE
The event at the National Rail Museum is scheduled to start at 6pm tomorrow Wednesday (19th November) with RMT promising a lively demonstration outside, assembling from 5.30pm, as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north, claire perry
RMT to lobby Minister and rail boss over Northern rail cuts
The event at the National Rail Museum is scheduled to start at 6pm next Wednesday (19th November) with RMT promising a lively demonstration outside, assembling from 5.30pm, as part of the union’s on-going campaign against the threat to jobs, services...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, rail north,
RMT steps up the fight against rail cuts on Northern and TPE
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of a wide range of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, tpe, transpennine express, rail north
RMT on Northern HS3 Proposal
"RMT will not tolerate this rank hypocrisy and instead of jam tomorrow, light years off in the future, we are demanding an expansion of services and capacity now , rather than the proposed cuts, and that is the message we will...
Region: National
Tagged with: hs3, rail north, northern, tpe, transpennine express
Over 50 MP’s sign motion against rail cuts
The union is continuing to hold a series of events across the area served by Northern and TPE aimed at persuading more MP’s to sign up to the EDM as the campaign of opposition gathers pace.   Last month RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, tpe
Further RMT action this week in Northern - TPE campaign
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of a wide range of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, tpe
Overcrowding exposes lethal consequences of axing guards
In an interview with the Financial Times, Alistair Gordon, boss of Keolis which runs TPE, admitted that passengers simply cannot get on to trains and that he recently saw a passenger faint due to the consequences of overcrowding, The boss...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, keolis, chiltern, guards, overcrowding, rolling stock
RMT announces latest phase in Northern and TPE campaign
Last month RMT launched a new post card campaign pointing out to passengers that the shock abolition of off-peak fares is a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT concern over cuts on Transpennine Express
The union is alarmed that in spite of the fact that results of the recent consultation on the franchise have not yet being made public, decisions already appear to have been made. RMT has been keen to ensure that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: transpennine express,
RMT welcomes Liverpool City Council stand on train guards
A cross-party motion (wording below) adopted by the authority last night (September 17) expressed concern that the government is requiring bidders for the franchises to introduce driver-only operation, and committed the council to working to retain guards and their full safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, rail north
RMT welcomes Liverpool City Council debate on threat to jobs
The motion, which will go before the Liverpool City Council on Wednesday 17th September, is clear evidence that RMT’s fight against the carve-up of rail jobs and services across the north is picking up significant support from MP’s, Councillors and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north, liverpool city council
Massive public support for RMT rail protests
RMT launched a new post card campaign as part of this mornings protests, pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north,
RMT launches new wave of rail protests across the North
RMT is pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the Government and Northern Rail for secretly colluding to axe...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT launches new wave of rail protests across the North
RMT is pointing out to passengers that the shock fare increases are a taste of what’s to come under the new Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises. The union has slammed the Government and Northern Rail for secretly colluding to axe...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
Northern & Transpennine Express franchises
The response to the campaign has exceeded all expectations. RMT nationally have responded to the Department for Transport consultation, in addition to the 10,000+ postcards objecting to their proposals which we delivered to the DfT on 18th August. These postcards were...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
Northern Rail’s own posters expose risks of axing conductors
The poster is being displayed on trains across the Northern Rail routes and says: “Our priority is to keep you safe, so if you have any concerns please speak to the conductor. The conductor on this train will be happy...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north
RMT slams Government over Northern and TPE bidders
The new franchises are to be let on the clear basis of axing guards and other safety-critical staff, closing routes and stations, hiking fares, closing ticket offices and cancelling first and last trains. Yesterday, RMT delivered 10,000 cards to the DfT...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, rail north,
Northern Rail & Trans Pennine Express Campaign at DfT
RMT campaigners from across the North joined a protest this morning at the Department for Transport in London where the union handed in 10,000 cards opposing the consultation plans for the Northern and TPE franchises which would axe jobs, raise fares,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northern, Transpennine Express, Rail North, DfT
Ten thousand cards to be delivered to Transport Department
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, northern, transpennine express, rail north
Service cuts and higher fares at heart of Northern rail plan
RMT has obtained one copy of what it believes was supposed originally to be a public information leaflet on the future of the Northern and Trans-Pennine Express as part of the consultation that closes on Monday. The leaflet confirms that...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft, rail north
RMT to deliver thousands of protest cards to DfT
The post cards have been collected from angry members of the public at nearly fifty events organised by RMT across the region during the consultation period. The Government, and their front organisation Rail North, have organised a pitiful five “listening”...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, dft
Government and Northern Rail collude to axe off peak fares
Under the new plans, which have only just been confirmed to unions and staff, from the 8th September off-peak tickets can no longer be used during key times on weekday evenings. The abolition of the off-peak evening fares will apply...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, off peak fares
Northern & TPE protests continue
The consultation, which is due to end on the 18 th  of August, has sparked off a massive and widespread campaign of opposition by RMT which has engaged tens of thousands of people across the area affected compared to an almost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Nortern, transpennine express
"Fightback Friday" as RMT continues campaign against cuts
The consultation, which is due to end on the 18th of August, has sparked off a massive and widespread campaign of opposition by RMT which has engaged tens of thousands of people across the area affected compared to an almost...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, fightback friday, department of transport
RMT steps up Northern & TransPennine Express campaign
RMT’s campaign against the plans has activated a much broader and wider consultation on the damaging proposals than the Government’s and the shadowy “Rail North” with major campaigning events already held at Manchester (Piccadilly), Preston, York, Leeds, Cleethorpes, Liverpool Lime...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern, transpennine express, tpe, department of transport
Government refusal - another kick in the teeth for the north
A bid to create the first Sunday rail service between on the West Cumbria coast for more than 30 years has now been officially kicked back the Department for Transport. The bid would have led to a trial service linking up...
Region: North West
Tagged with: west cumbria coast, northern rail, transpennine express
RMT to hold summit talks with MP's
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding summit talks with Northern MP’s on July 15th as the union pushes for support for an Early Day Motion ( http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/174 ) as part of the drive to protect rail services across the region from a...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express, doo, driver only operation, early day motion
RMT launches Northern Rail and Transpennine Express campaign
RMT today listed a catalogue of issues that it will be mobilising an industrial, political and public campaign around; •    Driver Only Operation to be introduced on the Northern franchise •    Driver Only Operation to be left at the discretion...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, transpennine express