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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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 • ...