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  • Passengers to pay more to get less


    Franchises put up tickets by 3.6%, trains packed like sardines

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • RMT considers action after Greater Anglia talks collapse


    RAIL WORKERS are considering further action over the extension of driver-only operated trains following the collapse of talks with Abellio Greater Anglia bosses yesterday.

    Members of the RMT union are to be balloted for walkouts and action short of a strike after bosses refused to give...

    Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • RMT urges Tory action


    CHRIS GRAYLING should make an “urgent intervention” to resolve the long-running Southern rail dispute, rail union RMT said yesterday.

    The company has faced a bitter industrial dispute with its staff over the expansion of driver-only trains across its network.

    Bosses...

    Thursday 10th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT urges ministers to grab ‘golden chance for rail jobs’


    MINISTERS must seize a “golden opportunity” to save rail maintenance jobs at a depot under threat of closure, RMT said yesterday.

    The rail union said that engineering firm Babcock, which is planning to transfer jobs from Newport to depots in England, had agreed to meet with...

    Wednesday 9th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Southern Dispute: Aslef and RMT enter fresh talks


    RAIL unions are set to meet beleaguered Southern Rail bosses to try and resolve the long-running dispute over driver-only trains.

    Talks will be held with rail unions Aslef today and RMT on Monday August 7, they announced yesterday.

    Both unions have held discussions with...

    Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Eye-watering rail fares set to rocket again next year


    FRESH calls to renationalise Britain’s railways were made yesterday as a new study revealed fares are set to “rocket” next year.

    Rail union RMT published a prediction of next year’s train fares, which will rise in line with August’s Retail Prices Index...

    Saturday 29th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Southern line most rammed in Britain


    SOUTHERN RAIL’S early morning service from West Sussex to London was named yesterday the most overcrowded, running at more than double its capacity.

    Data from the Department for Transport (DfT) revealed that the 7.16am train from East Grinstead to London Bridge is typically...

    Friday 28th Jul 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Arriva staff to launch new action


    ARRIVA Traincare maintenance workers are to hold a fresh strike and overtime ban over pay, rail union RMT revealed yesterday.

    The workers will walk out for 24 hours on August 18 and will ban overtime from August 9 to 17. The firm is based in Crewe and has sites in Bristol, Gateshead,...

    Friday 28th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • We’re not happy to travel by train


    PASSENGERS are feeling less secure on trains, new figures have shown, as private operators press ahead with plans to expand driver-only operation.

    Transport Focus’s spring survey showed just 75 per cent of passengers were satisfied with their personal security on trains —...

    Wednesday 26th Jul 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • RMT seeks ‘urgent talks’ with DOO companies


    RAIL union RMT is seeking “urgent talks” with companies attempting to remove safety-critical guards from trains following a meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling last week.

    The union is seeking to break the deadlock in disputes with Southern, Northern and...

    Wednesday 26th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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