RMT members stand up for a safe and accessible railway
Monday 2nd Oct 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
WORKERS on three rail networks will walk out next month as their union turns up the heat in a long-running row over driver-only trains.
Rail union RMT members on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern will walk out for between one and three days in coming weeks.
RMT leader Mick Cash...
Friday 23rd Jun 2017
TALKS between Merseyrail and RMT aimed at ending the guards dispute collapsed when the company refused to discuss RMT’s proposed compromise yesterday.
The union is calling for a second safety-critical member of crew to be on board every train and last month staged two 24-hour...
Tuesday 25th Apr 2017
by Conrad Landin, Industrial Reporter
BOSSES are putting safety at risk with their attempts to break rail strikes on the day of the Grand National this weekend, rail union RMT said yesterday.
Onboard workers on Merseyrail, Northern and Southern are all set to down tools on...
Tuesday 4th Apr 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
TALKS between Merseyrail and RMT in the dispute about guards’ safety broke down yesterday.
The rail company refused to negotiate and was critical of issues relating to staffing, funding and safety, the union said.
The meeting had been called to discuss the roles of...
Tuesday 21st Mar 2017
A RAIL guard who protected a woman who was being sexually assaulted on a train would not have been there if transport bosses had their way and removed guards from trains, the RMT warned yesterday.
The rail workers’ union said that the Merseyside guard’s “calm...
Thursday 15th Dec 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
A HUGE majority of Merseyrail passengers are opposed to plans to get rid of more than 200 onboard guards in making trains driver-only operated, it was revealed yesterday.
Nearly 80 per cent of fare-payers on Merseyside gave a big thumbs-down to the plans that would make guards...
Wednesday 13th Jan 2016
RAIL bosses in Merseyside yesterday banned workers from wearing badges which support a union campaign defending jobs and safety.
Liverpool-based privateer Merseyrail is among dozens of operators planning to cash in on new government franchise regulations by sacking train guards.
Saturday 10th Oct 2015
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Tuesday 1st Apr 2014
RAIL workers are hoping for a breakthrough next week in their long-running battle to keep guards on trains.
Rail union RMT general secretary Mick Cash is to meet the Labour Mayor of Liverpool Steve Rotheram on Monday in a bid to settle the dispute over driver-only trains —...
Thursday 1st Jan 1970