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ScotRail RMT pay deal
Following further discussion between ScotRail and RMT, the following agreement was reached: A one year pay deal comprising of a 2.5 per cent pay increase backdated to 01 April 2021. A payment of £300 to all staff ensuring COP26 is fully supported (separate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands that SNP lift roadblock
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that the SNP lift the roadblock that they have imposed on fresh talks over the Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper disputes with the union stating again that they are ready to reopen negotiations immediately. The politicians...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail strike action during COP26 goes ahead
Delegates at RMT's AGM in Leeds have voted to reject a “revised pay offer" ‎from Scotrail and to go ahead with strike action alongside Caledonian Sleeper members throughout COP26 in a fight for pay justice for Scotland's rail workers. Representatives...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for eight months making it Britain's longest running industrial...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail COP26 strike action goes ahead
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "There was a golden opportunity for Scotrail to make serious progress in talks today but instead they offered nothing of any consequence and as a result our action throughout COP26 goes ahead as planned....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
RMT calls for Nicola Sturgeon ScotRail intervention
Rail Union RMT has today written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP to call on her to urgently intervene in RMT ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper members’ ongoing fights for pay justice and fairness. With the prospect of industrial action...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
Taxpayers’ money to fund thousands of rail redundancies
RAIL UNION RMT has today demanded that the Government intervene and withdraw a massive job cuts scheme proposed by the rail industry as it is revealed taxpayer will be funding the redundancy payments. The union has also said in a...
Region: National
Tagged with: RIRG, Voluntary Severance, Transport Focus, Redundancies, Tory Government
Massive yes vote in ScotRail pay dispute
SCOTLAND'S MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted overwhelmingly to strike in an industrial action ballot on Scotrail sparked by the on-going pay dispute. The ballot ‎recorded a yes vote for strike action of 84%. The union said...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for well over seven months General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls on the First Minister to intervene in ScotRail dispute
On the eve of crucial ScotRail pay talks tomorrow, designed to prevent a long-standing pay dispute disrupting COP26 in Glasgow, rail union RMT has called on the First Minister to intervene to shelve ticket office closure plans and pay rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT announces strike ballot on Scotrail over pay dispute
The union said that the schedule for the ballot would enable action to take place during COP26 if, as expected, members vote yes. Over two thousand RMT members across all grades are involved. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Today's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for new ScotRail timetable plans to be scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling for proposals to reduce ScotRail services by around 300 a day, or around 100,000 a year, to be scrapped, as a survey of RMT ScotRail members revealed that an overwhelming majority of these frontline rail workers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Cuts, SNP, COP26
RMT warns of action over driverless trains
TUBE UNION RMT warned today of a campaign of action as it emerged that the Government has placed adverts for a consultancy contract to explore the introduction of driverless trains on London Underground. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "The news...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, TfL, Transport for London, Tube, Driverless Trains
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today after ticket examiners joined with conductors again this week to vote overwhelmingly to continue a battle which has now been going on for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail Ticket Examiners to take further action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be adding further strikes after a massive 90% vote to continue their action in a reballot. Following yesterday's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail Ticket Examiners vote by 90% to continue pay action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality have voted by a massive 90% to continue their action in a reballot. Under the recent additions to the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
Six months to save Scotland's Railways
RAIL UNIONS and their supporters will be holding a "Six months to save Scotland's railways" protest this lunchtime. RMT, jointly with Aslef, TSSA and Unite is holding the demonstration, outside the First Minister’s official residence, Bute House, Edinburgh, commencing at...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Cuts
RMT slams “out of touch” Shapps
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP of gross insensitivity and insulting thousands of rail workers who are facing a cost-of-living crisis and job insecurity as the Conservative Government continues with their policy of a sector...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Rail Cuts
Scotland falls at first hurdle over ScotRail cuts
As the SNP Scottish Government prepares to debate its plans for a ‘Net Zero Nation’ rail union RMT says that its recently announced power sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens will have fallen at the first hurdle if it allows...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Service Cuts
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute as unions prepare to take fight to Bute House this week. RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for action from Transport For Wales
RAIL UNION RMT has called for urgent action over a lack of toilets on the new Stadler City Link Trains due to be introduced on TFW Core Valley Lines next year. The union has raised serious concerns about the impact...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stadler Flirt, Transport for Wales, Toilets, Core Valley Lines
RMT in talks over Scotrail pay dispute tomorrow
Scotland's main rail union RMT has confirmed that it will be attending pay talks with Scotrail tomorrow as the campaign continues and with the union warning again that it will have no hesitation in taking action during COP26 to secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
COVID conspiracy posters on rail and Tube
RAIL,TUBE AND BUS UNION RMT today called for the strongest possible action against anti-vaxers and COVID conspiracy theorists found lacing their posters with razor blades ‎in order to injure anyone trying to remove them. The anti-vaxers are known to be...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail, Tube, Bus, Covid-19, Anti-vax, Posters, TfL, Transport for London
RMT hits back at bare-faced cheek of SNP
RAIL UNION RMT today hit back at the bare-faced cheek of the political elite in Scotland after the SNP issued a statement demanding that the union call off disputes that the SNP themselves have not lifted a finger to resolve...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice, Rail Union
ScotRail staff rock solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged for over six months fight for pay justice and equality are standing rock solid again today in a week when the company chose to up their attacks on staff...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
Scotrail workers standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality are standing firm again today in a week when conductors voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
New ScotRail conductor strike dates
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be taking further industrial action after they voted by a massive 80% to continue their campaign in a reballot....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT calls for halt to planned cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has called for a reversal of planned cuts across Network Rail, TFL and the train operating companies after the rail minister said today that the Government are expecting passenger numbers to return to pre-COVID levels as the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Job Cuts, Network Rail, Transport for London, TfL, TOC's, Tory Government,
Scotrail members in Britain's longest running dispute
RMT Scotrail members are standing firm and battling on again today for pay justice and equality in what their union believes is now Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For six months now our members...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT to ballot TfW cleaners
RAIL UNION RMT has announced it will balloting Transport for Wales cleaners for action from next week over the company reneging on their commitments to bring harmonisation of workplace terms and conditions to all cleaners within the company. The ballot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Cleaners, TfW, Terms and Conditions, Welsh Labour,
RMT launches campaign to defend TfL pension scheme
Transport for London union RMT announced today that it is launching a campaign to defend the TfL pension scheme in the wake of revelations of how the company intend to process and conduct their pension fund review. Instead of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground Limited, Pension, Review,
RMT statement on accessibility measures
Commenting on the announcement of new public transport accessibility measures as part of the Government’s new National Disability Strategy, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “It is absolutely vital that the UK’s public transport networks are fully accessible for disabled...
Region: National
Tagged with: Public Transport Accessibility, Disabled Passengers, National Disability Strategy,
Scotrail members fight on for pay justice
RMT Scotrail members are standing strong and fighting on again today for pay justice and equality in one of Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For nearly four months now our members have stood strong...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands clarification on isolation scheme
TRANSPORT UNION RMT‎ has demanded urgent clarification and discussions on the reported expansion of isolation exemptions for some transport workers, warning that the failure to brief unions on the plans risks sewing more confusion and doing more damage. General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Isolation Exemption Scheme, Covid-19, Transport Workers, Self Isolation,
RMT responds to Government review
RAIL UNION RMT has responded to an announcement by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP to review the National Policy Statement for National Networks. The review would include all long-term plans for major rail and road schemes but the union...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, National Policy Statement for National Networks, COP26
Transport for Wales rail services become dangerously overcrowded
RMT has written to the Welsh Government Minister responsible for Transport for Wales, Julie James, demanding urgent action to prevent further passenger abuse and mistreatment of rail staff because of a shortage of train carriages covering holiday/ daytrip destinations. The...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Welsh Government, Covid-19, Overcrowding
RMT warns of threat of violence to staff
Transport union RMT warned today that staff on services will be placed at danger of abuse and assault due to the botched, confused and inconsistent messaging over face coverings. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Whilst we welcome the approach from...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Face Coverings, Social Distancing, Public Transport
RMT slams "reckless and irresponsible gamble"
Responding to the Health Secretary’s latest announcement RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “This is a reckless and irresponsible gamble with the health of millions. “It is beyond belief that we today see a health minister and prime minister announcing...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Face Masks, Social Distancing, Transport Workers,
RMT warns of “fatal folly” of removing transport Covid protections
In a letter to Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford RMT has today warned of the fatal folly of removing Covid transport protections. The warning comes as governments are finalising changes to Covid-19 protections. In the letter (below) to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Public Transport, Cleaning, Face Masks, Social Distancing,
ScotRail staff standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail conductors and ticket examiners are standing firm again today in a long running battle for pay justice and equality as gate line staff vote for action this week and cleaners prepare to join the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Gateline, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT demands summit to resolve the crises on Scotland's Ferries
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “I am writing to repeat RMT’s demand that the Scottish Government call an urgent summit meeting to discuss the crisis engulfing lifeline ferry services in the west of Scotland. “Although there is understandable frustration...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Ferries, Graeme Dey,
RMT calls for emergency support for iconic Black Cabs
TRANSPORT UNION RMT, which organises among London’s iconic black cabs, has called for a package of emergency support from government, the Mayor and Council leaders as Department for Transport statistics showed a catastrophic 29% drop in the number of Licensed vehicles...
Region: National
Tagged with: Black Cabs, Transport for London, TfL, DfT, Department for Transport, Taxi,
RMT condemns unsafe extension to lorry drivers’ hours
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned the Government’s unsafe extension to road haulage driver’s permitted driving hours due to a significant labour shortage of lorry drivers. Lorry drivers will be permitted to legally extend their driving hours to previously illegal levels...
Region: National
Tagged with: Road Haulage, Drivers Hours, Driver Shortage, Road Transport
RMT exposes scandal at Pentland Ferries
SCOTTISH Ferries Union RMT today commented on the results of the safety inspection carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at the RMT’s request, on the catamaran MV Pentalina which Transport Scotland is seeking to charter from anti-trade union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, Pentland Ferries, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland
RMT welcomes cross-party ScotRail support
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed support from cross-party MSPs for a motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament calling for Pay Justice and Equality for ScotRail workers and for the Scottish Government to take action to resolve the longstanding dispute. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT launches bust the transport workers pay freeze campaign
SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT has launched a campaign today to bust through a Government-led pay freeze that is being imposed on transport staff – the same workers who have kept Britain moving throughout the COVID pandemic at well-documented personal risk....
Region: National
Tagged with: Pay freeze, Transport workers, rail, rail profits
RMT members standing firm again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing firm in strike action again today as the union called on the First Minister to end her silence and put pressure on Transport Scotland to demand that Abellio and Transport Scotland negotiate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT responds to creation of a single enforcement body for workers' rights
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch commented: “We need to see more details of the Government's proposals but we are undoubtedly seeing under payment and exploitation level down workers' rights. “Seafarers, in particular, need better enforcement to protect their jobs and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Workers Rights, Seafarers, Transport Workers, Offshore,
Action solid on Scotrail again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that the latest phase of action by conductors and ticket examiners on Scotrail is being solidly supported across Scotland again today in the long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT calls for end to TfL stalemate
TUBE AND TFL union RMT today called for an end to the continuing stalemate and uncertainty over a TFL funding agreement and demanded a long term package that guarantees jobs and services as London begins to emerge out of lockdown...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground, Tube, Funding, Tory Government,
RMT slams "disgraceful stitch up" TFL short-term funding deal
“This is a disgraceful stitch up of a deal and it will be resisted by our members whether it comes from Whitehall or City Hall through London wide industrial action if necessary. "It is completely unacceptable for transport workers who...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground, Tube, Funding, Tory Government
RMT warns of new Dark Age for London Transport
RMT warned today that the Tories will inflict a new Dark Age on London’s transport network if they impose more cuts on TfL as the price of providing a new bailout package. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Rumours abound...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Transport for London, Funding, Covid-19
RMT slams Grant Shapps “insulting and ill-informed” comments
RAIL UNION RMT slammed the Secretary of State Grant Shapps today after he used an appearance at the Transport Select Committee to put his full backing behind the pandemic profiteers while dismissing concerns about the plight of rail staff with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Rail Workers, Transport Select Committee, Rail Union, RMT
Privateers make £88 million in 6 months
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that private train operating companies are looking at a future of easy guaranteed profits at taxpayers’ expense while staff face pay and job cuts, after the union published research showing that rail privateers made £88...
Region: National
Tagged with: Great British Railways, Covid-19, DfT, Department for Transport, EMA
RMT responds to latest announcements on TFL funding
"A high quality London transport network is essential for cutting pollution and rebuilding our wider economy and this continued uncertainty and reliance on short term fixes will simply hold back our economic recovery causing lasting damage. "We need the government...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Transport for London,
RMT calls for zero tolerance of any breach of Covid safety measures
As lockdown measures ease today and passenger numbers rise, transport union RMT has a issued warning regard to transport staff safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said “The Government and transport authorities must be clear to the travelling public about...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport, Lockdown,
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,
Ticket examiners join ScotRail conductors in strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action involving ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners in two separate disputes over the same issue of equality between grades in payments for rest day working goes ahead on Sunday as planned. The union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners,
RMT condemns Government’s West Coast Main Line plans
RAIL UNION RMT responded to the DfT’s announcement that it intends to award a decade long contract to First Trenitalia to run the West Coast Main Line, by calling for an end to its obsession with privatisation, and for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: West Coast Mainline, Avanti, First, Trenitalia, DfT, Department for Transport
Shocking rise in hate crimes toward disabled people on the rail network
The shocking rising level of hate crime toward disabled people travelling on Britain’s railways is a wake-up call to the industry to stop the cost-cutting that has emptied staff from trains and stations said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash today....
Region: National
Tagged with: Disabled Passengers, Hate Crime, Railway, Department for Transport, Access For All, DPAC, DfT
RMT blasts latest government drip-feed deal
Transport union RMT today slammed the government for imposing yet another short-term funding deal on Transport for London which continues to make vital support for public transport conditional on more damaging austerity attacks on workers. The latest deal lasts until...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Grant Shapps, Tube, LUL, London Underground
RMT welcomes London Travelwatch report
TRANSPORT UNION RMT welcomed the publication of London Travelwatch’s report into the future of public transport in the capital but warned that without a change of approach from Government toward TfL it will go nowhere. The union pointed to recommendations...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Travelwatch, Transport for London, TfL,
RMT welcomes committee's recovery plan call
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today welcomed a report from the Welsh Parliament’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee which called for the Welsh Government to publish a plan that can rebuild public transport. The report, which took both written and oral evidence...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Welsh Parliament, Economy Infrastructure and Skills Committee, Transport for Wales
RMT warns of jobs, pay and pensions carve up
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the Department for Transport is gearing up for an all-out assault on jobs, pay and pensions as it has emerged that it is advertising for a paid-up union buster to take on the workforce....
Region: National
Tagged with: Department for Transport, DfT, Covid-19, Jobs, Pay, Pensions, Transport workers are Essential workers
RMT issues new warning of a cocktail of dangers for bus driver safety
BUS UNION RMT has issued a new warning over bus driver safety as the Government confirms mass opening of schools on 8 March. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members who have direct experience of the way the return to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus, Bus Driver, DfT, Department for Transport, Grant Shapps
RMT on Environmental Audit Committee’s report
Commenting on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Growing Back Better’, published today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Committee has rightly recognised the vital role that the UK’s public transport network has in our economic recovery from Covid-19 and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Environmental Audit Committee, Growing Back Better, Public Transport, Bus, Rail, Taxi, Shipping, Ferry,
RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers
With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport workers, Covid vaccine, Rail, Bus, Taxi, Shipping, Transport,
RMT welcomes Welsh Government rail decision
Commenting on the announcement that the Welsh government is taking the Wales and Borders rail franchise into public ownership, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is a welcome and timely development and RMT will continue to make sure that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, TfW, Welsh Government, Welsh Railway
RMT demands clarity over South African variant on TFL and Merseyrail
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, demanding action after the union revealed that both TfL and Merseyrail are instructing staff in the postcodes impacted by the South African variant of COVID-19...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, South African Variant, Grant Shapps, Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Merseyrail
RMT on Labour call for Transport worker Covid safety forum
Commenting on Labour’s call for the Government to convene a transport worker Covid-19 safety forum with unions and operators, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes Labour’s demands for the Government to convene a transport industry forum with unions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Worker, Safety Forum, Labour,
RMT blasts TfL over South African variant
RMT has written to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford condemning its guidance that workers in postcodes being targeted for surge testing aimed at bringing the South African variant of Covid19 to heel, should come into work as normal. Last night the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: TfL, Transport for London, Covid-19, London Underground, Tube
Transport Workers are Essential Workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will be launching a fresh wave of campaigning under the banner TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS as threats of pay freezes and possible attacks on jobs and conditions emerged in Government briefings over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Workers are Essential Workers, Covid-19, Transport Staff, Job Cuts, Pay Freeze
RMT on rail improvement announcement for the North
Commenting on the announcement that rail improvement works will be carried out in the North of England this summer as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes the announcement that rail improvement...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transpennine Route Upgrade, North of England, Transport for the North, TfN, Rail Improvement,
RMT warns of “complacent and callous” approach
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has today warned that a complacent and callous approach to the increased threat from COVID-19 is leading to a surge in deaths and illness of transport workers. The union says feedback it has received reveal the number...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Rail Workers, Transport Workers, Grant Shapps
RMT ramps up political pressure on Scotland’s MSP’s
SCOTTISH FERRIES UNION RMT has told Scotland’s MSPs today that it intends to make the ongoing pay dispute at CalMac Ferries a major political issue in the forthcoming elections in May. The union believes that the company, which provides a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Ferries, Pay
RMT statement on TFL Financial Sustainability Plan
“This Financial Sustainability Plan is a massive missed opportunity and a capitulation to Tory austerity. TfL could have used this moment to aggressively make the case for setting its funding on a completely new basis, recognising the failure of fare...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Financial Sustainability Plan, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Covid-19, London Transport
RMT demands full disclosure of TFL Financial Sustainability Plan
As part of the deal made at the end of last year, Sadiq Khan agreed to submit to the DfT proposals for returning the body to ‘financial sustainability’ following the devastation of its finances by the Covid-19 pandemic. This plan...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Financial Sustainability Plan, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Covid-19, London Transport
RMT demands urgent action to protect TfL workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT is demanding immediate action by Transport for London amid the surge in London’s cases of Covid infection and the rise of new variant Covid and the deaths of at least three TfL workers in recent days. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, TfL, Transport for London, London Underground, Tube, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
New year message to RMT members
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "No one could have predicted at the start of 2020 that we would experience a year like the one we are now closing the book on. "Transport workers have found themselves right in the front...
Region: National
Tagged with: New Year Message, Mick Cash, RMT, Members, Covid-19, Transport Union
RMT on impact on transport of latest Government COVID-19 measures
"The scenes of overcrowding and chaos on rail services last night were a disgrace and must not be repeated. They reflect the shambolic approach of the Government that has been a hallmark of their management of the COVID pande‎mic. Our...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Tier 4, Transport, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, Tory Government
RMT responds to Government loan to fund Crossrail
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to reports that the Government had loaned Transport for London £850 million to complete the Crossrail project, following negotiations, by calling for London’s Transport and its vital infrastructure projects to be put on a stable...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Grant Shapps
RMT calls for robust enforcement of COVID rules on buses
The union is also contacting its parliamentary group about contract buses having different loading levels to service buses - surely science determines what’s safe rather than whether it’s a contract bus (like many school buses) or a service bus. Concerns are...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, British Transport Police, BTP, Association of Chief Police Officers, Face Masks, Masks, Bus, Buses
RMT responds to DfT statement on Beeching rail links and forgotten stations
“Supporting new railway lines is always welcome but suggesting this will somehow reverse Beeching cuts is pure spin. “There is no definite decision, funding or timetable to open new lines and instead of a national direction to begin railway reopenings...
Region: National
Tagged with: DfT, Department for Transport, Beeching, Railway Reopening, Better Transport,
RMT responds to Chancellor's economic statement
“It is shameful that the government is employing a policy of divide and rule of private and public key workers, all of who have risked their lives during the pandemic. "RMT will have no hesitation in taking strike action to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Chancellor's economic statement, public workers, key workers, transport union
RMT on expected transport surge in Christmas window
"RMT supports the railway in playing its role in ensuring that people can see their loved ones this Christmas and I will be seeking urgent discussions with all the train companies and Government to ensure that this is carefully and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Railway, Transport, Christmas, Covid-19
RMT pledges co-ordinated campaign to defend pay
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will mount a co-ordinated campaign to defend wages and to protect the low paid as it was reported that the Government is planning to renege on commitments on the living wage. General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: Living Wage, Covid-19, Transport, Rail, Industrial Action, TUC
RMT on Crossrail speculation
Responding to reports that the Capital's Crossrail line could be mothballed without immediate funding transport union RMT today called on the Government to stop using TFL as a political football. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "What's happening between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Covid-19, Funding
RMT response to PM's ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Public transport and offshore workers, who are key to a just transition to net zero carbon, need more detail on how they fit into an economy where endless promises of industrial electricity and hydrogen...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Wind, Energy, Rail Freight, Public Transport, Covid-19
RMT petition demands Transport Scotland takes action over worker fatigue on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper
For months, RMT has been seeking to reach a fair and reasonable resolution which addresses the main causes of staff fatigue, but Serco has continually refused to take action and rejected the union’s reasonable proposals. Since March, Serco Caledonian Sleeper...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Transport Scotland, Staff Fatigue
Coalition of Londoners calls for an end to ‘appalling attack’ on the Capital’s transport
The letter, signed by 13 organisations representing London’s transport workers, passenger groups, children, young people, students, pensioners, disabled people and anti-poverty campaigners, condemns the government for imposing what is in effect ‘a new round of austerity cuts that will throw more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing, Funding
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 welcomes Welsh Government decision
Wales’s largest rail union RMT today welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that it is to take Transport for Wales rail services into public ownership next year. The Welsh government have made the announcement as a result of their...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Transport for Wales, Welsh Government, Covid-19, KeolisAmey,
RMT pledges all-out fight to protect pensions at TfL
London's main transport union‎ RMT pledges all-out fight to protect jobs, pensions and working conditions as Government line up savage cuts in TFL funding deal as details emerge this morning. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is appalling that the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground
RMT on reports tonight that Government are threatening a total takeover of TFL
"The speculation that the Government are threatening to take direct control of TFL sounds like more bullying by this administration designed to impose their will on Londoners and ride roughshod over local democracy. "While we await official confirmation on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground,
RMT responds as rail journeys fall to lowest levels since mid-nineteenth century
“While rail passenger numbers have plummeted the use of the private car is returning to pre-covid levels and to stop the coronavirus crisis accelerating the climate crisis we need new action to support public transport “There has been welcome government...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Public Transport, Rail Industry, Open-Access Rail Operators, Rail Union, RMT
RMT steps up campaign for TfL funding
London Transport Union RMT is stepping up its fight to win full funding for Transport for London with the launch of an online petition. The petition can be found at: https://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/funding-statement Statement: RMT calls on government to fully fund TFL...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Funding, Covid-19, London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, London Transport
Tube outsourcing company profiteering whilst slashing jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today called on the Mayor of London to take back control of the Underground cleaning and put an end to the outdated dogma of outsourcing, after it emerged that the outsourcing company ABM has doubled its profits...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport for London, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, ABM, Tube Cleaners
RMT Leader Mick Cash responds to Chris Grayling appointment
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "When I was first told that Chris Grayling had been appointed to this lucrative part-time post I assumed it was a wind up. Now it's been confirmed as true some may think it's a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Chris Grayling, Mick Cash, RMT, Transport
RMT to step up fight over jobs, pay and conditions
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today that the union will be stepping up campaigning on the threat to jobs, pay and conditions across the rail, maritime and transport sector as COVID-19 threatens to drive a cuts whirlwind through the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Mick Cash, RMT, Jobs, Transport,
RMT calls on government to rebuild London’s public transport
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the government and TfL to turn the page on a failed experiment and build a world-class public transport system around the needs of people by investing in more staff. In a submission to the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing,
RMT responds to announcement of DfT’s Transport Acceleration Unit
“Whilst we welcome the Government having a renewed focus on speeding up the investment, building and reopening of vital rail links it is nonsensical that this new Transport Acceleration Unit will predominantly focus on new roads when we are in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, DfT, Transport Acceleration Unit,
RMT demands action from LUL over rising levels of violent assaults
TUBE UNION RMT has demanded action from tube bosses over rising levels of violent assaults after another horrific incident at Warren Street Station on Friday ‎‎afternoon. The incident, which included severe levels of physical violence and the suspect forcing his...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, BTP, British Transport Police, Warren Street, Violence, Assault
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 accuses Government of Greenwashing
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today raised concerns over the Government’s ability to deliver a green economic recovery and cut emissions in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Prime Minister has today announced £350m for reducing emissions, including from...
Region: National
Tagged with: greenwashing, public transport, offshore, oil, gas
RMT on Coronavirus bailout bonanza for TOC's
Britain’s private rail companies stand to make almost £500 million in profits over the next 12 months according to new research, amid widespread speculation that the government is about to extend its Emergency Measures Agreements. Analysis of ministerial answers to questions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, TOC's.taxpayer bailout
RMT responds to Prime Minister’s announcement
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “Covid-19 is waging war against both lives and livelihoods but in recent days the government’s response has once again been mired in chaos, confusion and mixed messaging. “Today we are seeking urgent talks...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary,
RMT calls for an end to the charade of rail privatisation
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that the government end the charade of privatisation and the grotesque waste of franchising after it was confirmed that the Office for National Statistics have reclassified the debts of the private train operators as part...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, Tory Government, Rail Privatisation
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
RMT calls for Government to prioritise crucial transport investment
RMT responds to Boris Johnson's announcement on transport industry investment today. RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “What Boris Johnson is announcing today is a drop in the ocean of what we need to recover from the economic...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport, Investment
RMT claims victory over Government’s volunteer stunt
RAIL UNION RMT today claimed a victory for common sense as it appears the Government’s volunteer “Journey Makers” programme has been shelved. A leaked email from one of the volunteer programme’s providers admitted that due to disagreement between unions and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Guardian Angels, Grant Shapps, Tory Government,
RMT calls on Government to scrap shambles of rail volunteer stunt
RMT Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "RMT warned from the off that this half-baked Government PR stunt was a waste of time and a diversion from the challenges we really face on the railway as lockdown is eased and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, journey makers
Unions warn of increased risks in reducing social distancing
In a joint statement ASLEF, RMT and TSSA have warned of the “increased risks” of reducing social distancing on public transport at the current time. ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch and TSSA General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Social Distancing, Transport, Rail,
RMT on £7 Billion Covid-19 support for transport sector‎
“This should not just be a blank cheque for private transport operators but instead should be linked to taking transport services into public ownership to ensure every penny is spent on protecting safety and the economy alongside strict requirements to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary,
RMT calls for transport workers to be treated with respect
Transport union RMT has called for workers to be treated with respect as the new requirement for passengers to wear face masks on public transport in England comes into force today. The union also said that it had received assurances...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, face masks, transport workers,
RMT writes to Grant Shapps over face masks
Transport union RMT has written to the Secretary of State Grant Shapps to warn a lack of consultation and proper discussion in the transport industry means that the requirement for face masks on public transport from 15th June risks being...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, face masks, Transport Secretary
RMT warns of strike action over transport austerity
RAIL UNION RMT today responded with fury after being made aware of Government plans to introduce a workforce of unpaid and unskilled ‘Transport Guardian Angels’ on our railway network. The contract between the Department for Transport and volunteering charity ‘Volunteering...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport Guardian Angels, Grant Shapps, Tory Government,
RMT on Government mixed messaging on lockdown
Rail union RMT said today that confused and conflicting messaging from Boris Johnson and his government has led to a huge surge in passengers and dangerous and predictable chaos on Cross Country services into Bournemouth today. British Transport Police have...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Cross Country, British Transport Police, BTP,
RMT responds to appointment of new TFL Commissioner
“The new commissioner will arrive with TFL facing a financial crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that is being ruthlessly exploited by the Tory Government for political purposes. “Mr Byford will be well aware of the strength of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport for London, TfL,
RMT seeks answers regarding the impact of Covid-19 on BAME workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has written to industry bosses and safety regulators seeking answers and protections regarding the impact of Covid-19 on are Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers in the transport sector. RMT has reminded employers that there is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, BAME, transport workers
RMT calls for new compulsory Covid-19 protections for passengers and rail workers
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for new compulsory protections for passengers and rail workers on trains as the increased rail service timetable comes into place today – Monday 18th May. The protections are: • Compulsory 2 metre social distancing – the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, social distancing, face masks, transport, rail, bus, tube,
RMT warns of strike action over transport austerity
Responding to the government announcement today that it is imposing austerity cuts and direct control over transport in London as part of its conditions for funding as a result of the Covid-19 crisis RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said, “London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport austerity, London Transport, TfL, Transport for London
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 responds to Government briefing this evening on transport services
“Grant Shapps saying “it’s our civic duty to avoid using public transport” is a disgraceful way to shift the blame onto workers who have been left with little choice but to use public transport when it is his Government’s responsibility...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary,
RMT calls on Government to give immediate assurances on TFL budget
“TFL staff have kept London's essential workers moving around the Capital throughout this crisis and it would be nothing short of a scandal if the financial rug was pulled from beneath them at this critical time. "The cash crunch at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, Transport for London, TfL, London Overground
RMT warns of chaos on transport services tomorrow
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today; "The Governments "return to work" policy from Wednesday morning risks unleashing total chaos on a transport network which has not been told to prepare for a rise in numbers until next Monday. This...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, return to work, transport, bus, rail,
RMT sounds warning over dash to jack up transport services
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "There is a headlong dash to lift the lockdown on our transport services for the 18th May and it is fraught with danger for both passengers and staff alike. "To maintain the Governments own social...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, lockdown, transport services
RMT warns of high risk transport mobilisation strategy
RAIL UNION RMT has revealed today that the Government has brought forward the start of the mass transport mobilisation and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to Monday May 11th. RMT is aware that the Government has requested the industry to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport mobilisation, Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, RICF
RMT warning over May 11 transport increase
Transport union RMT warned today that there was zero chance of agreement to increase transport services in the current climate. The announcement is in response to information provided by rail companies that Ministers want them to be ready to ramp...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
RMT responds to press speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said "No one has discussed any moves to begin restoring transport services with this trade union and the dates we have seen reported in the press look like pure speculation. "Instead of secretive briefings to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport workers, rmt
RMT calls on government to mobilise Taxis
Taxi drivers’ union RMT is calling on the government to use Taxis to create a fifth emergency service during the Coronavirus crisis, to mitigate the isolation of families facing increasing levels of lockdown. As the government closes schools and imposes...
Region: National
Tagged with: taxi, public transport, Covid-19
RMT responds to latest efforts by Transport for the North
After Transport for the North announced today that it has set TPE a "public target" for its service recovery, Mick Cash RMT General Secetary said: "You would have thought by now that after the Northern Rail fiasco transport bosses would...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for the North, TPE, Northern
RMT on Government Bus Funding Announcement
Bus fares continue to rise, disproportionately affecting passengers in rural and non-metropolitan areas and local authorities remain prohibited from running bus services in the public sector. This is why RMT is urging the Government to ensure its National Bus Strategy...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus funding, tory government, national bus strategy, transport select committee
Transport workers battling to keep Britain moving
Rail, maritime and transport union RMT has called on the public to spare a thought for the staff battling to keep Britain moving through the most atrocious conditions today.    General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT members on rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: Storm ciara, transport,
RMT to hold workplace violence protest
London Underground union RMT will be holding a demonstration tomorrow outside Transport for London’s offices as part of its campaign to highlight the company’s continuous failure to take proper steps to address the issue of workplace violence faced by London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: workplace violence, London Underground, lul, tube, transport for London, tfl,
RMT survey reveals violence against Transport Workers
A new survey by transport union RMT has found that a massive 72% of frontline transport workers have experienced workplace violence in the last year alone. Of those, nearly 90% had been subjected to violence on multiple occasions. The RMT survey comes...
Region: National
Tagged with: violence, transport workers, British Transport Police, BTP, rmt survey,
RMT survey reveals shocking levels of violence against women
A new RMT survey reveals shocking levels of violence against women transport workers (those employed in rail, London Underground, on buses and ferries) with 72% of female workers reporting that they have experienced violence at work in the last year. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: international day for the elimination of violence against women, transport workers, violence, assault,
RMT demands that C2C drop ticket office plans
The crucial points that must be taken into account in the consultation are: · C2C is consulting on proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours at 25 stations across the network. · Many stations are facing cuts in excess of 10 hours...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: c2c, ticket office, consultation, London travelwatch, trenitalia, transport focus,
RMT responds to Govt's response to Bus report
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is angry, frustrated and disappointed at this missed opportunity to take action to address the massive decline in the bus industry. Routes have been cut, thousands of bus drivers have lost their jobs...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport select committee, health of the bus market, bus, tory government,
RMT reveals top ten least trusted train companies
On the day that rail union RMT will be moving a motion at the TUC in Brighton exposing the catastrophic impact on rail worker safety of decades of fragmentation, casualisation and private exploitation the union has revealed new data throwing...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, transport focus, rail privatisation, tory government
RMT exposes new £1.2 billion privatised rail rip-off
These three companies paid £1.2 billion in dividends to their shareholders between 2012 and 2018, enough to fund 700 new vehicles, while figures on inter-company lending suggest that this is just the tip of the iceberg. ‘The ROSCO Racket’ shines a light on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rosco, rolling stock companies, transport secretary, grant shapps, tory governmrnt,
RMT calls for Southern to be stripped of franchise
RAIL UNION RMT has repeated the call this morning for GTR to be stripped of their franchise with the services taken into public ownership after it emerged that train operator Southern scored the worst levels of public trust out of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, great northern, thameslink, transport focus, public trust
Buses must be taken into public ownership
The entire bus network must be taken into public ownership, transport union RMT has said in response to the Transport Select Committees report highlighting the continuing decline in the bus industry. In a survey of RMT bus members 85% believed that...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go
RMT's Mick Cash repeats call for "Failing Grayling" to go as scale of probation service scandal emerges RAIL UNION General Secretary Mick Cash this morning repeated the call for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to go as the scale of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: failing grayling, transport secretary, dft
RMT reacts with disgust to DFT app suggestion
RAIL UNION RMT has reacted with disgust to DFT suggestions that travel apps can replace staff in delivering accessible transport after the Department called today for the “development of travel apps to focus on boosting accessibility.” The union has warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: dft, department for transport, travel app, disabled access, chris grayling
RMT calls for independent inquiry into helicopter safety
OFFSHORE UNION RMT will raise again the call for a full independent public inquiry into energy industry helicopter safety through an emergency motion that will be moved by Aberdeen Trades Union Council and seconded by RMTat the Scottish TUC in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
RMT calls for action on racially aggravated offences
Rail union RMT today called for urgent Government action and increased resources after new figures released this morning showed that the British Transport Police failed to identify a suspect and make a prosecution in 37% of racially aggravated offences. The BTP,...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
London Transport bosses hold summit to discuss violence
As London Transport bosses hold a key summit in the Capital today (19th March)  to discuss workplace violence a new RMT survey of members reveals the shocking level of threats, assaults and abuse experienced by Tube staff on a daily...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, workplace violence,
RMT warns that privatised buses are failing the nation
Bus union RMT warned that the privatised bus system was still failing Britain’s communities as figures from the latest bus Passenger Survey and the Department for Transport highlighted the problems of Britain’s costly buses. Figures from the survey published today...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, dft, department for transport, passenger survey, buses
RMT warns of Greater Anglia threat to cheap tickets
Rail union RMT warned today that train operator Greater Anglia is threatening to cut off access to cheap Advance Purchase and Super Off Peak tickets as they set out plans that would restrict sales to on-line only as part of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, tickets, london travelwatch, dft, department for transport
RMT on rail timetable plans for May
"There is a serious danger of the chaos of last May being repeated on Britain's railways if the train companies don't stop their corner-cutting. You cannot run a railway on a wing and a prayer without adequate provision for both...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, rail privatisation, rail timetable
RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight contract
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government's Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and the news this morning comes as no surprise to...
Region: National
Tagged with: seaborne freight, ferries, brexit, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
RMT calls for public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety
33 offshore workers and crew died and 65 were rescued as a result of helicopter accidents across the North Sea in the decade from February 2009. All of these incidents, including the fatal incident off the Norwegian coast on 29 April 2016 involved Super Puma...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
Bus companies earn billions amid savage route cuts
New research by the Labour Party has also revealed how bus fares are set to rise while private companies are making record profits. RMT general secretary Mick Cash backed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comments that private bus companies were running...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport commissioner, labour party, buses
Britain's transport workers - out in all weathers
Britain's transport workers - out in all weathers battling to keep services moving With the current blast of cold weather forecast to worsen as we head towards the end of the week transport workers will be out in all sectors battling...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport workers, snow, winter, weather
RMT calls for halt to staff cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called for a halt to staffing cuts on stations and platforms, including the removal of guards, as shocking new British Transport Police figures show that knife crime on Britain’s railways has more than tripled in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
RMT to demand fair deal from Grayling tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tomorrow as Government chaos over arrangements deepens and the Maritime Minister dismissed union concerns...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight
RMT demands a fair deal for workers on Brexit ferry
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight, sos2020
RMT response to UK seafarers numbers
RATINGS union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, ratings, maritime, uk chamber of shipping, dft, department of transport
RMT warns of escalating violence on de-staffed railways
RAIL UNION RMT has warned of escalating violence on Britain’s railways this Christmas as staffing numbers are hacked to the bone and new figures from Network Rail reveal that the number of violent offences fuelled by alcohol at Britain’s railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, network rail, crime, violence
RMT calls for Chris Grayling to resign
Rail union RMT today called for the resignation of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and for swift action to begin bringing the railways back into public ownership as MP’s on the Transport Select Committee laid into the timetable chaos across the...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, rail privatisation, transport select committee,
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
Bus companies putting profit before services
Bus companies are prioritising making bigger profits over providing decent services a new survey provided to MPs has found. The details of the survey contained in RMT evidence published by the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee Inquiry into the bus industry...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus companies, privatisation, transport select committee, buses
RMT calls for Chris Grayling's resignation
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The chaos into Waterloo this morning is just another example of the fragmentation and division on Britain's privatised railways where‎ maintenance schedules and budgets are hacked to the bare bones while private operators like...
Region: National
Tagged with: swr, south western railway, chris grayling, transport secretary, waterloo
RMT on new report today exposing crisis in Britain's bus ser
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said; "A toxic combination of fare increases, service cuts and privatisation has decimated Britain's bus network, condemning tens of thousands to lives of isolation and ‎transport poverty. "Entire communities have been cut adrift as‎ lifeline...
Region: National
Tagged with: Buses, Campaign for Better Transport
RMT calls for immediate halt to de-staffing plans
Rail union RMT today called for an immediate halt to the axing of guards and de-staffing of stations as new figures just released by the BTP show a shocking 17% increase in violence on Britain's railways. The figures, backed up by...
Region: National
Tagged with: de-staffing, guards, conductors, btp, british transport police, violence, crime
Day of action this week to save 51 Overground ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a day of action on Wednesday as part of the campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, ticket offices, arriva rail london, tfl, transport for london, london travelwatch,
BTP have been conducting surveillance on LUL staff
TUBE UNION RMT today reacted with astonishment after revelations that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been carrying out covert spying operations on London Underground (LUL) front line staff. Even more astonishing is the revelations that these BTP officers engaged...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, btp, british transport police, tube
RMT on Virgin East Coast collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This Transport Select Committee report is yet another damming indictment of both the failure of rail privatisation and the serial incompetence of the Secretary of State Chris Grayling. The collapse of the Virgin/Stagecoach operation...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtec, virgin, east coast main line, chris grayling, failing grayling, dft, department for transport, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT on "fire sale" of Network Rail assets
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The confirmation today that Network Rail is to embark on a fire sale of long-term, income producing assets, including thousands of railway arches, is a desperate one-off measure that has the dabs of the dead...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, commercial property, assets, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
RMT responds to cross-party call for £100 billion investment
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has called for action now and not jam tomorrow after senior Tories and other politicians, including former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, today urged Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to “transform” northern transport services. RMT General...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern powerhouse, transport for the north, tfn, chris grayling, dft, department for transport
RMT slams Government for withholding key franchise data
RAIL UNION RMT today accused the Government of operating a great rail cover up as it emerged that key financial data on Britain’s rail franchises, data that was available in the past, is now being deliberately withheld by the DFT....
Region: National
Tagged with: rail franchise, rail franchising, privatisation, dft, department for transport, tory government
Rail union RMT on Transport Accessibility Strategy
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash responds to ‘Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network’, a new DFT strategy will improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities released this morning. “RMT supports...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport, accessibility, strategy, dft, department for transport
RMT to tell new transport minister to halt police merger
The UK's three largest railway unions have united to tell the new SNP Transport minister to dump the unwanted plans to merge the British Transport Police with Police Scotland. The RMT, TSSA and ASLEF have joined Labour in calling on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, scotland, police scotland, snp, colin smyth
RMT warns of growing epidemic of transport poverty
Bus union RMT warned today of a growing epidemic of transport poverty as new research released today by the Campaign for Better Transport reveals that funding for supported buses has almost halved in the past eight years. The research shows...
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, buses, bus service, public transport
RMT again calls for resignation of Transport Secretary
‎RAIL UNION RMT is once again calling for Transport  Secretary Chris Grayling to step down as a new leaked Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) briefing on crime and security reveals the dangers to staff from rail chaos. The document warns that...
Region: National
Tagged with: gtr, govia thameslink railway, chris grayling, tory government, btp, british transport police
"Chicken Grayling" located in Manchester
‎Having pulled out at the last minute from the opportunity to meet Northern rail workers and passengers in Manchester this morning rail union RMT has claimed that it has located the Transport Secretary "Chicken Grayling"  RMT was holding a protest...
Region: North West
Tagged with: northern rail, northern, arriva rail north, chris grayling, regional transport summit
RMT raises serious concerns with Minister
Tube union RMT has today written to the Minister of State for Security, Ben Wallace, after Government comments about the possibility of terrorists embedding themselves within London Transport were turned into front page headlines last week, leading to a spike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, evening standard, tube,
RMT responds to Transport Focus Bus Report
Bus union RMT warned today that a toxic combination of private profiteering, localised cuts and the uncontrolled growth of services like Uber is killing off bus services. A passenger watchdog “Transport Focus” report today shows that the proportion of bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport focus, bus report, private bus companies, uber
London Tube cleaners' protest next week
Tube union RMT has confirmed that at 2pm on Wednesday 21 February members and their supporters will be protesting against the treatment by outsourcing companies - especially new mega contractor ABM - of cleaners across the London transport network.   The first demo...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abm, london underground, cleaners, outsourcing, tfl, tube, transport for london
London Transport Funding Crisis
Amid reports that Transport for London is facing a £1 billion funding gap next year, transport union RMT is calling on the Government to immediately reinstate the full revenue grant being cut as part of its austerity measures.   The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, funding crisis
RMT on today's Transport Focus survey
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Today’s Transport Focus survey shows that passengers are continuing to get a raw deal on Britain’s rip-off, privatised railways and once again the case for an end to profiteering, and a return to public...
Region: National
Tagged with: privatised railways, swr, south western railway, tory government, transport focus
RMT on House of Commons Transport Committee
‎Rail union RMT says that the House of Commons Transport Committee evidence session later today on rail infrastructure must tackle underfunding of maintenance, renewals and upgrades as well as addressing the issue of outsourcing and casualisation in the wake of...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, carillion, chris grayling, tory government, rail privatisation, rail infrastructure
Chris Grayling: Specialist in failure
As Chris Grayling is called before Transport Committee to explain rail electrification fiasco today RMT sets out full charge sheet against "specialist in failure" Transport Secretary  As Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is hauled before the Transport Select Committee today, Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, ecml. east coast, virgin, stagecoach, northern powerhouse
RMT calls for urgent meeting with new transport secretary
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The change of Transport Secretary opens up an opportunity for a new approach to the disputes that RMT members are engaged in across the country today over rail safety and the guarantee of a...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, secretary of state for transport, tory, dft, department for transport
RMT calls for urgent summit talks with Chris Grayling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Earlier today Conservative HQ confirmed that Chris Grayling was moving from transport, a move that might have opened up a fresh approach from the Government to the current disputes over rail safety.  That...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, secretary of state for transport, dft, driver only operation
RMT responds to latest government rail plans
“It’s more than a bit rich for Chris Grayling to talk about expanding rail capacity in the distant future when the reality is that today he is cutting back on rail electrification and staffing.   This is jam tomorrow and cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, dft, department of transport, network rail, privatisation, tory government
RMT on Government spin operation today on local transport
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "As usual with these pre-budget spin operations detail is thin on the ground over exactly what the Government are planning in these hyped up proposals for city transport links. "However, what we do know is...
Region: National
Tagged with: budget 2017, local transport, bus, rail, tory government
RMT Tube cleaners to demonstrate
TUBE CLEANERS UNION RMT is organising a demonstration outside City Hall to protest against poor pay and conditions as a result of outsourcing.   The demonstration will take place on Thursday 12 October at  09:00, Thursday 12 October at City Hall, The Queen's...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, cleaners, demonstration, abm, ags people, tfl, transport for london, sadiq khan,
RMT on TfL's Uber ruling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Uber has consistently failed to reach acceptable standards of service, safety and security and we applaud this decision which is a victory for passengers and also a vital step in protecting the livelihoods of...
Region: National
Tagged with: uber, taxis, tfl, transport for london
RMT calls for details on Aslef deal with Southern
Rail union RMT has today written to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling for full disclosure of the details after hearing reports that a deal had been agreed between ASLEF and Southern/GTR in the Driver Only Operation dispute. With Southern staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, aslef, transport secretary, chris grayling, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT blasts government over disabled access "sham"
Five years after the last government ‘Action plan to improve accessibility for all’ Rail Minister Paul Maynard today launched a new consultation on yet another "plan" - at the same time as the Government are demanding that train companies axe the...
Region: National
Tagged with: accessibility action plan, consultation, disabled access, dft, department for transport, paul maynard, dpac, doo, driver only operation
RMT calls for urgent talks with Abellio
Rail union RMT has called for urgent talks over train and station staffing after the Department of Transport (DfT) confirmed this morning that a consortium comprising of Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co. Ltd has won the...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: abellio, dft, department for transport, london midland
RMT on £5 billion Welsh rail privatisation plan
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has written to Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones demanding that he call an immediate halt to plans that would unleash a ‎£5 billion privatisation of Welsh railways. In a letter to Mr Jones,...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: transport for wales, tfw, south wales metro, south wales valley, wales and border franchise, network rail, carwyn jones, first minister
RMT demands reversal of TFL and Network Rail cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The state of transport services right across London this morning serves as the clearest possible warning to this Government that their policy of hacking back the budgets of both Network Rail and Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: network rail, tfl, transport for london, maintenance cuts
RMT RESPONDS TO SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE ON TUBE AIR QUALITY
"RMT has been raising issues of major concern over the contents of air for a long time . The response given to the Sunday Times is what the union has been fobbed off with before . It is simply not good enough...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, transport for london, air quality, sunday times,
RMT demands action as Tube workers denied drinking water
RMT members employed as Train Drivers, Station staff, Track workers,Train  Maintenance and other front line staff have been told by LUL that they will no longer  be provided with decent drinking water whilst they at work. Instead, the normal standalone...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, transport for london, drinking water,
RMT welcomes report praising staff on Wales & Borders
RAIL UNION RMT has today welcomed a report by the passenger watchdog Transport Focus praising the role of conductors and station staff on the Wales and Borders Franchise and has called for a meeting with the Wales Transport Minister to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: wales and borders franchise, transport focus, conductors, guards, doo
RMT warns Scottish Parliament against abolition of BTP
Ahead of the final vote on the Railway Policing Bill in the Scottish Parliament today‎, 27th June, RMT has reiterated its opposition the Bill’s proposals to abolish the British Transport Police accusing the Scottish Government of putting “nationalist ideology before...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: btp, british transport police, scottish parliament
RMT exposes rail bodies collusion in drive to axe guards
RAIL UNION RMT today releases e-mail proof of collusion and complicity in the whole Driver Only Operation saga between the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)  and the Department for Transport (DfT). Michael Woods Head...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail safety and standards board, rssb, department for transport, dft, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, southern, southern rail, northern, northern rail, gtr, arriva, merseyrail
RMT calls for urgent meeting with transport secretary
Transport union RMT today called for urgent talks with re-appointed transport secretary Chris Grayling over the axing of guards by train companies, the impact of budget cuts at Transport for London and the threat to safety of major cuts at...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, tfl, network rail
RMT calls for reversal of Tory proposals to abolish BTP
Transport union RMT has today written to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd seeking an urgent meeting and urging her to abandon the proposal in the Tory manifesto to abolish the British Transport Police and calling on her to protect security...
Region: National
Tagged with: british transport police, btp, amber rudd
Scottish Government’s Transport Police proposals
The safety and security of rail workers and passengers will be put at greater risk if MSP's do not oppose the Scottish Government’s legislative plans to abolish the British Transport Police, the largest rail union has warned ahead of a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: british transport police, scottish government, scotland, btp
RMT responds to National Audit Office report
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed rail companies for wasting £120 million on a botched and unpopular ticketing system as the National Audit Office published the findings from its investigation into the Department for Transport’s progress in implementing the South East...
Region: National
Tagged with: national audit office, department for transport, dft, rail delivery group, south east flexible ticketing programme
RMT warns of co-ordinated Government plans to axe rail staff
Rail union RMT warned today of a co-ordinated Government plan to axe thousands of rail jobs including all drivers from Britain's trains. The Rail Capability Plan, just issued with Government and RSSB support, sets out proposals to further compromise and...
Region: National
Tagged with: department for transport, dft, rail safety and standards board, rssb
RMT responds to TFL budget plans
"RMT remains deeply concerned at the impact of Government austerity cuts on the TFL budget, cuts that the union believes  compromise capacity and safety at a time of surging demand. "RMT reps are repeatedly reporting severe overcrowding on stations, platforms...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, budget
RMT calls for an end to social dumping in road transport
Road transport union RMT called for an end to social dumping in the sector following news reports that lorry drivers from Eastern Europe are moving goods around Western Europe, earning poverty wages that undercut minimum wage levels, while living out...
Region: National
Tagged with: road transport, road freight, eu, social dumping
RMT on Transport Committee report on rail franchising
" The Committee is right to say that rail franchising is not fit for purpose but all the hard evidence shows that franchising is a fiasco that is beyond reform and which needs to be replaced with a publicly owned railway...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, rail franchising, southern rail
RMT demands action on further decline in seafarer numbers
MARITIME UNION RMT, which represents seafarer ratings in the UK, today demanded Government action to halt the continued decline in UK seafarer numbers during 2016, contained in the Department for Transport’s annual Seafarer Statistics published this morning. Although overall UK Ratings...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarer ratings, dft, department for transport
RMT response to latest Tory attempt to ban strikes
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “These Tories would ban trade unions full stop if they could get away with it. Their objective is to turn the railways into a money-raking racket for their mates in the private train companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport strikes, conservatives, tory, rail union, rmt
Maritime union RMT responds to important new report
MARITIME UNION RMT responded to the report published today on UK Seafarer Projections, carried out for the Department for Transport by Oxford Economics, in line with the recommendations of the Maritime Growth Study. The report forecasts significant increases in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk seafarer projections, department for transport, dft, maritime growth study
DfT admits to rigging rail franchise market for privateers
The Department for Transport’s  Managing Director of Passenger Services has admitted to rigging the so called rail franchise market in order to boost company’s profits at the expense of passengers. In a news story today in The Times newspaper devastating...
Region: National
Tagged with: department for transport, dft, peter wilkinson
Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends
 New research by transport union RMT has found that as passenger brace themselves for yet another fare increase in the New Year the four big transport groups that own many of Britain’s Train Companies are so profitable that they are...
Region: National
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, rmt, transport union, transport workers union, virgin, go ahead, stagecoach, national express
RMT calls on Scottish Government to renationalise rail
RAIL UNION RMT has described the recent announcement of a £3 million pound subsidy for fare reductions on Abellio Scotrail by the Scottish government as a bribe and reissued it’s call for the essential transport service to be brought back...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, scottish government, snp, transport scotland
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 to lobby Chris Grayling
RAIL UNION RMT is to lobby a major speech on rail policy by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Central London tomorrow evening – 6th December – bang smack in the middle of the latest phase of action by guards on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, transport secretary, chris grayling, network rail, privatisation, policy exchange
RMT condemns rail profiteers plan for ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned a report by rail bosses which aims to see the abolishment of paper tickets, ticket machines and ticket offices by 2020.   In October, the Rail Delivery Group absorbed the rail employers association (Association of Train...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, ticket offices, transport focus
RMT fury at Grayling and GTR
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT made it clear that the union was prepared to take up the offer of talks between ourselves, Southern Rail and Chris Grayling as suggested by Brighton and Hove Albion FC. The fact that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, govia, go ahead, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Response to Transport Select Committee on Bus Services Bill
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT welcomes the Committees support for greater consultation with trade unions and opposing the governments ban on local authorities establishing municipal bus services.   “The fact is however that the Bus Services Bill is...
Region: National
Tagged with: bus services bill, transport select committee
Compensation bill sky rockets on railways
New Department of Transport figures show that the private sector railway industry is shelling out record amounts of compensation for increasingly failing services. With companies now being forced to tell customers how to claim for the appalling service they endure,...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, dft, department for transport, compensation
London Overground services subsidising German fares
New research by Britain’s largest rail union RMT has found that profits made by London Overground services could be used to cut fares for passengers by 5% a year but will instead be used to subsidise rail services in Germany.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, lorol, arriva, tfl, transport for london
RMT responds to Great Western “modernisation” fiasco
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:                                                                                                                                                                         “This National Audit Office report is a shocking indictment of the mismanagement of our railways. Huge sums that are desperately needed to upgrade and modernise the rail infrastructure down to Wales and the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western, national audit office, nao, department for transport, dft
Transport Committee report on "Digital Railway"
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT has serious concerns that the trendy-sounding “Digital Railway” project could be just another wrapper used to try and smuggle through a fresh package of cuts.   “RMT has made it clear that the union...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, digital railway
RMT slams Tory axing of TFL Operating Grant
General Secretary Mick Cash said "The axing of the TFL Operating Grant is an act of criminal irresponsibility by the Tory Government which shows yet again that they could not care less about safety on Britain's railways. It must be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, jubilee line
RMT responds to Transport Committee
 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said.  “This report is an indictment of the failure of rail privatisation and the government’s record on Southern railways which have resulted in daily chaos and misery for passengers.” “The report rightly argues that in...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport committee, future of rail
RMT welcomes London taxi report
TAXI DRIVER’S UNION RMT welcomes the fact that a new report on London taxis from think tank Policy Exchange correctly identifies some of the problems facing the sector, but fails to acknowledge the importance of introducing a statutory definition of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxi, ply for hire, plying for hire, tfl, transport for london, policy exchange
RMT calls for urgent meeting with Transport Minister
TRAIN UNION RMT has written to the Transport Minister, Chris Grayling MP, calling for an urgent meeting in the wake of last week’s derailment of a London Midland train near Watford. The union wrote to the Minister after previous refusals...
Region: National
Tagged with: doo, driver only operation, transport minister, chris grayling
RMT dismisses half-hearted, belated apology
RAIL UNION RMT has dismissed as "too little, too late" an apology that was dragged out of senior DfT official Peter Wilkinson at the Transport Select Committee yesterday following remarks he made at a Tory beano back in February where...
Region: National
Tagged with: peter wilkinson, dft, transport select committee, doo, driver only operation, southern, scotrail
RMT on London Underground overcrowding figures
Reports on the Press Association today reveal that there were 547 so-called ``temporary station controls'' on London Underground from March 2015 to February 2016, according to data released by Transport for London (TfL) in response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, overcrowding, tfl, transport for london
TFL top managers celebrate the axing of 800 jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today slammed the “disgusting and obscene spectacle” of nearly 50 senior TFL managers decked out in black-tie regalia at Mayfair’s luxury RAF Club as they celebrated the completion of a massive cuts programme that axes 800 safety-critical station staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport forlondon, fit for the future stations
Ballot for action at main tube track depot
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike for all staff working out of the main track maintenance and renewals depot at Lillie Road in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, lillie road
RMT slams "Transport for London Bill"
Tonight, Tuesday 12th April, the Transport for London Bill has its third reading – a Bill which transport union RMT has slammed as a “multi-billion pound rip off tailored yet again to the tax-dodging, global super-rich.” The Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl,
VICTORY OVER TRANSPORT FOR LONDON BILL
The Transport for London Bill was introduced into Parliament to allow TfL to participate in novel company structures – including opaque, tax avoiding offshore structures that are well-known vehicles for laundering capital. Specifically, TfL intended to jump head first into...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for London Bill
RMT responds to Transport Focus report today
General Secretary Mick Cash said.  "With Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern confirming this week that they are planning to close or downgrade over eighty ticket offices this report should serve as a brake on the national drive to a de-staffed...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport Focus, delays
RMT confirms further industrial action on tube
Tube union RMT today confirmed that its executive has agreed to a wide ranging programme of industrial action across London Underground grades in two separate disputes over pay and night tube and the plans to bulldoze through massive cuts to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, transport for london, tfl, night tube
Campaign against former "Silverlink" ticket office closures
As consultation gets underway, transport union RMT has confirmed today that it is stepping up the fight against the London Mayor’s proposals to close a number of ticket offices across north London that were once part of the “Silverlink” line....
Region: National
Tagged with: silverlink, london overground, london travel watch, transport for london, ticket offices
'Enjoy yourself and stay safe'
British Transport Police (BTP), ScotRail and trade unions are urging anyone using the rail network during the Festive period to enjoy themselves, stay safe and to respect the rail staff working at this time.   The number of BTP officers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: christmas, british transport police, btp, scotrail, aslef, rmt
RMT pledges to continue to fight TfL Bill
The Transport for London Bill passed through its latest stage in the Commons last night after a hard-line Tory whipping operation and will now go to the report stage with transport union RMT pledging to continue to work with Labour...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, transport for london bill
RMT on safety and security across the transport network
We are aware that the transport providers will be re-evaluating their security arrangements and the unions will expect to be centrally involved in that process. "We know only too well that the transport network is a prime target for terrorist...
Region: National
Tagged with: safety, security, transport network
Transport for London Bill – Property Development Gamble
Leaks show that, from the turn of the decade, the government will cut £700 million a year from its contribution to TfL’s budget. With its property development focused “Transport for London Bill” before Parliament this evening, TfL is jumping head...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, property portfolio
RMT on transport cuts announcement expected today
"With soaring passenger demand it is ludicrous to be hammering down on transport budgets while services are already struggling to cope and ‎are running right on the knife edge of public safety. "If this rotten Government was serious about efficiency...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport cuts
RMT on Uber High Court Ruling
Taxi union RMT said today that while it  notes the decision of the High Court on whether the Uber app involves the use of a taxi meter, this was always a peripheral issue as the focus of RMT’s campaign has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
RMT calls on TfL for new measures on Uber
Transport for London has today outlined the measures which it could take to limit the operation of smartphone apps (such as Uber) in the immediate hire market. The Private Hire Regulations Review, which closed on 19 June, received over 4,000 responses. Having...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
RMT welcomes "Transport for All" tube protest this afternoon
Tube union RMT has said that it warmly welcomes a “Transport for All” protest at Oakwood Tube Station at 6pm this evening as the campaigning organisation draws attention to the horrendous impact on people with disabilities from London Underground’s staff...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for All, Protest
RMT responds to Transport Secretary on Network Rail
"To argue that delays to electrification in the‎ North and on the Midland Main Line is consistent with George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" rhetoric is ridiculous. Britain's railways will be jammed in the slow lane all the time they are nothing...
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, transport secretary, patrick mcloughlin
RMT slams Mayor for ignoring sex attack warnings
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "RMT warned right from the off that cash led cuts to station staffing would turn London Underground into a criminals paradise and those who ignored those warnings, and in particular Mayor Boris Johnson, should be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, sex offences, boris johnson
RMT on BTP conference on violence on transport services
"‎The public should be under no illusions. The whole object of policy on our transport services at the moment is to axe staff and that gives a green light to thugs, drunks and racists to indulge in their violent, abusive...
Region: National
Tagged with: Violence, British Transport Police
No to proposals on British Transport Police Scottish Closure
Rail union RMT has condemned proposals from Michael Matheson, the SNP Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice to shut down the British Transport Police and merge it into Police Scotland when functions are devolved. The move would mean that the British...
Region: National
Tagged with: British Transport Police, Scotland
RMT responds to Transport Select Committee report
"That has left us in the ludicrous position where rolling stock is being shifted from the north to the south, where there aren't enough units to operate on the newly electrified lines and the lashed up Pacer trains, welding a...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport select committee
RMT responds to Campaign for Better Transport report
"The poisonous cocktail of cuts and privatisation reinforces RMT's call for bus services to be taken back into public ownership with the resources required to run as a comprehensive public service. " Ends
Region: National
Tagged with: campaign for better transport, bus services
RMT slams Transport Secretary attack on workers rights
"Let's not forget that the Tories took a huge wedge of cash from Jon Moulton, the guy who folded City Link on Christmas Day leaving thousands of workers facing ruin. It's no surprise that they are demanding new legislation which...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport secretary, conservatives, anti union laws
RMT slams TfL's New Year’s Eve “ambassador” stunt
The move comes at a time when TFL workers are having their pay and pensions attacked across the board and when London Underground workers are still locked into an industrial and political fight over cuts to jobs, services and safety....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, ambassadors, new years eve
RMT calls for identification of rail sewage dumping hotspots
In discussions with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail in recent weeks, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transport scotland, network rail, sewage
RMT to call for end to dumping sewage on Scotland's railways
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail last week, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, transport scotland, network rail
RMT steps up pressure to end dumping of sewage
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail last week, RMT officials issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transport scotland, network rail, sewage
RMT calls for end of dumping of sewage on Scotland's railway
At a meeting with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail, RMT officials have issued a call for both organisations to put pressure on Scotrail’s new operators, Abellio, to bring forward the proposed date for the fitting of retention tanks across...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sewage, scotland, transport scotland, abellio
TfL staff to lobby board meeting at City Hall
For the best part of a year, TFL have point-blank refused to engage in serious negotiations over their plans for what amount to a performance-related pay freeze and savage cuts to pension rights. The savage attacks that TFL are looking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensions
"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
RMT slams Government cuts
The report, Passenger Transport In Isolated Communities, said: "Policy makers sometimes equate 'isolated communities' with 'rural communities', but we found that isolated communities also exist in urban and suburban areas.” The report went on: "We recognise the importance of community...
Region: National
Tagged with: Commons Transport Committee, government cuts, Passenger Transport In Isolated Communities
Transport for London staff join July 10th strike action
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    05.59 hours Thursday 10th July 2014 and 05.58 hours Friday 11th July 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, july 10, pensionable pay
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON-FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED
Our Ref: TFL/0001 2nd July 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Firstly I wish to thank you for your solid support for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensionable pay, strike action
RMT slams Government over electrification in North
The comments came after a number of senior rail bosses, and Whitehall's rail "supremo" Clare Moriarty, gave evidence to the Transport Select Committee at which they were forced to admit that the exact total cost of some major rail schemes,...
Region: National
Tagged with: electrification, transport select committee
Transport for London staff to strike on Friday
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    05.59 hours Friday 13th June 2014 and 05.58 hours Saturday 14th June 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, rmt, tssa, unite, pay for performance
Pay for Performance - TfL - Further Strike Action Called
Our Ref: TFL/0001 6th June 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Further to my last letter I regret to advise you that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pay for performance, pensionable pay, strike action
TfL staff to strike on Friday over attack on pay and pension
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    0600 hours Friday 9th May 2014 and 0559 hours Saturday 10th May 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, pensions, pay
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TfL
Our Ref: TFL/0001 2nd May 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Further to my last letter, your General Grades Committee has called...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: pay for performance, defend your pensionable pay, tfl, transport for london
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TfL
Our Ref: TFL/0001 29th April 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED Further to my last letter concerning this dispute, your General Grades...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensionable pay,
TFL PENSION FUND: YOUR PENSION UNDER THREAT
Dear Colleague,   I write to advice you that management are planning further attacks on your Terms and Conditions, in particular to your future pension entitlement.   The RMT has received correspondence from the LUL Chief Operating Officer which requests...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, london underground, lu, pension
Transport for London - Pensions - Strike Action Suspended
TO ALL RMT MEMBERS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Our Ref: TFL/0001 24thApril 2014 Dear Colleagues STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY Further to my letter dated 17th April 2014, I write to advise members that your General Grades...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, defend your pensionable pay
RMT RESPONSE TO TRANSPORT SELECT COMMITTEE
The Committee also made helpful recommendations on resource and staffing levels at the industry regulator (the Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and employment standards on ships flying Red Ensign Group flags. The union was disappointed, however, by the lack of recommendations...
Region: National
Tagged with: commons transport committee, maritime and coastguard agency
Pay for Performance – Defend your Pensionable Pay – TfL
Our Ref: TFL/0001 25th February 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Dear colleague PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Further to my previous correspondence, I would like to congratulate you for supporting your...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensionable pay
Transport for London - Amended Industrial Action
Our Ref: TFL/0001 28th January 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Dear colleague PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON AMENDED INDUSTRIAL ACTION Further to my previous correspondence, I would again like to congratulate...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, pay for performance, pensions