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RMT calls strike on Virgin West Coast over victimised member
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has called a 24 hour strike on Virgin West Coast over the shocking treatment and dismissal of a colleague that the union says is a straightforward and vicious case of victimisation. RMT has congratulated...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast, Strike
Foreign grip tightens on UK rail operations
RAIL UNION RMT revealed today that the takeover of the West Coast Mainline by a joint operation of Italian state operator Trenitalia and First Group means that nearly 80% of the UK rail network will soon be in foreign hands. The...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast
RMT secures pay victory for DHL staff on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it has secured a major pay victory for members working on the DHL Virgin West Coast Mainline contract which will see the entire workforce lifted on to a living wage. The new pay deal...
Region: National
Tagged with: dhl, virgin west coast mainline, wcml, pay, virgin trains
RMT on Virgin franchise speculation
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Rumours are rife this afternoon that Chris Grayling is setting up a major “market sensitive” announcement on the West Coast Mainline for six pm and that that announcement may mean a further cash-laden extension...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, chris grayling, rail franchise, tory government, rail privatisation
RMT slams Virgin West Coast for snubbing talks
As RMT prepares for next 24 hour strike on Virgin West Coast on Friday union slams company for snubbing talks. RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Virgin West Coast for snubbing efforts to get talks underway in the dispute over pay equality...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, virgin group, virgin west coast, pay justice, strike
RMT VIRGIN WEST COAST STRIKE FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members the length and breadth of the Virgin West Coast operation are standing solid and determined this morning in their fight for workplace equality and justice. "Virgin is a wealthy outfit and there is...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, industrial action
RMT members prepare to strike on West Coast for pay justice
As RMT members prepare for the first of a series of strikes on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin West Coast tomorrow (Friday 15th December)  in a fight for workplace justice and equality, and with workers on Virgin Trains East Coast balloting...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin group, stagecoach, virgin west coast, vtec
RMT action goes ahead on Friday on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Virgin West Coast services will be taking strike action in a dispute over pay justice exactly as planned from this Friday as the company have refused point blank to make any serious...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin, virgin group, virgin west coast, pay justice
RMT announces strike action on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that members on Virgin West Coast services will be taking strike action in a dispute over pay justice. At the heart of the dispute is the RMT demand for a suitable equal offer for its...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, virgin, pay justice, strike action
Massive vote for strike action on Virgin West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Virgin West Coast services have voted massively by over nine to one in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay justice. The ballot...
Region: National
Tagged with: vtwc, stagecoach, virgin trains, virgin west coast, strike action ballot, pay justice
RMT demands equal offer for all grades on Virgin West Coast
Virgin have agreed a deal for drivers to buy out their claim for a one hour reduction in the base working week without loss of pay by giving an additional £500.00 on their basic salary, which is pensionable, whilst asking...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, pay talks, train managers, on board catering, station staff, clerical, retail
RMT announce strike dates on Virgin West Coast Catering
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today strike dates in a pay dispute on Virgin West Coast’s catering supplies service which it says could reduce pay of members to poverty levels at a time when the political debate is focussed on lifting...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, dhl, catering, poverty pay
Victory for cleaners on Virgin West Coast
In the complex world of contractors and sub-contractors on Britain’s privatised railways the cleaning services are contracted out by Virgin to Alstom as part of a facilities contract and Alstom have then, in turn, subbed out the cleaning to Voith...
Region: National
Tagged with: virgin west coast, virgin, alstom, voith, cleaners, victory
BALLOT TO STOP CLEANING JOBS CARVE-UP ON VIRGIN WEST COAST
Rail union RMT has announced it is moving forwards with a ballot of cleaning staff on Virgin West Coast for industrial action following confirmation from cleaning sub-contractors Voith that they intend to press ahead with a mass jobs carve-up that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin West Coast, Voith, Cleaners, Ballot
RMT responds to collapse in East Coast performance
Ends Note; As well as an immediate decline in punctuality in the first month of private operation, in the last year of operation in the public sector, East Coast recorded period punctuality figures that were on average, just under 4% better...
Region: National
Tagged with: east coast, virgin west coast
VOITH (VIRGIN WEST COAST CONTRACT)
Our Ref: BR1/4/12 12th June 2014 Dear Colleague IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL STRIKE ACTION IS SUSPENDED SUSPENSION FROM DUTY, S. UPTON, LONGSIGHT DEPOT – VOITH (VIRGIN WEST COAST CONTRACT) Further to my letter dated 5th June 2014, I am happy to report that...
Region: North West
Tagged with: voith, virgin west coast
Virgin West Coast Mainline cleaners to strike
The dispute is over the disgraceful treatment of RMT member Simon Upton. RMT is in no doubt that the reason for his dismissal is because of his trade union activities. As a result of the false accusations made against Simon...
Region: North West
Tagged with: virgin west coast, cleaners, voith
Rail Gourmet staff at Euston balloted for action
RMT has identified a number of issues which the union believes must be resolved as a matter of urgency: •    abuse of the disciplinary and grievance procedures •    the general aggressive and bullying style of the company’s management team •   ...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail gourmet, euston, virgin west coast