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  • 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.


    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

  • Campaigning commuters face bankruptcy in Southern fight

    Activists stuck with huge legal bill despite finally forcing government to take action on franchise

    Tuesday 25th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • RMT calls for probe into safe staffing after fatal accident

    TUBE workers are demanding an independent inquiry into “disastrous” job cuts after a passenger died in east London.

    London Underground was served with a legal improvement notice yesterday by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) regulator following the death of Bernard Ovu in...

    Tuesday 25th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain