RAIL unions blamed the government yesterday for blocking a settlement of the long-running Southern dispute as a weekend of fresh strikes was announced across three networks.RMT members will begin a three-day strike on Arriva Rail North today, while Merseyrail is set for industrial...
Sunday 9th Jul 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
RAIL union RMT said yesterday it would consult its members on re-affiliating to Labour.
At its annual conference in Exeter, the union asked branches and regions for their views, with a final decision made at a special conference.
The union, which has over 80,000 members, was...
Friday 30th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Passengers go to court in bid to hold government to account
Thursday 29th Jun 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
A RAILWAY facing business failure for the third time since privatisation should be immediately brought back into public ownership, rail union RMT said yesterday.
Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) majority owner Stagecoach announced that its pre-tax profit had fallen to £17.9...
THE 96 people killed at Hillsborough were honoured at the RMT conference yesterday.
Delegates heard the news of the criminal prosecutions against former top police officers and pledged to “remember the 96.”
Central and North Mersey delegate Peter...
RAIL union RMT yesterday resolved to build a “campaign of resistance” to new anti-strike laws.
Transport unions have largely managed to exceed arbitrary ballot thresholds, but a number of disputes have been stymied by low turnouts. A turnout of 50 per cent is now required...
Passengers thrown under wheels of ideology, says Cash
Wednesday 28th Jun 2017
TRANSPORT workers should fight for a 32-hour week, rail union RMT resolved yesterday.
A motion overwhelmingly endorsed at the union’s annual general meeting said workers were faced with “longer hours and more onerous shifts.” Delegates said this was leading to...
UNIONS should provide counselling so members do not rely on the goodwill of bosses, RMT delegates said yesterday.
Reps warned that “less stable” working environments faced by young people would leave them particularly exposed to mental health issues.
WANNABE Miss Marple bosses are sifting through CCTV footage in their bid to victimise union activists, rail workers said yesterday.
At rail union RMT’s annual general meeting in Exeter, delegates said managers were going to “appalling lengths” to build flimsy...
Tuesday 27th Jun 2017