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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
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
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 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 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
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