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Strike action suspended

Eurostar/ St Pancras International cleaners strike suspended

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that in order to allow for further negotiations to try and resolve the pay dispute [...]
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RMT seeks urgent meeting with Transport Secretary

RAIL UNION RMT today demanded an urgent meeting with Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond as a detailed study of the fine [...]
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RMT response to the McNulty Rail Review

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “The inefficiencies of the UK rail system are entirely bound up with the fragmentation [...]
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RMT strike Arriva Tains Wales

Following an 85% ballot in favour of strike action, RMT train driver members on Arriva Trains Wales were out on [...]
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RMT slams Government plans to halve numbers of additional rail carriages from 1300 to 650 over next four years

Publication Date: November 25 2010 RAIL UNION RMT today accused the government of deliberately distorting the announcement on rail investment [...]
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RMT calls stoppage and overtime ban in support of sacked First Great Western member

Rail union RMT announced today that members at First Great Westerns Long Rock Maintenance Depot in Penzance will be taking [...]
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RMT calls on STUC to condemn SNP ‘union-bashing’ over Scotrail

THE SNP government at Holyrood is set today to be accused by the Scottish TUC of “union bashing as shocking [...]
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Rail unions rally to defend safety rules

by John Millington in Lille, France Transport unions from across Europe have held a mass rally of thousands of railway [...]
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Scotrail strike solid as government and company hide behind each other

Rail workers to lobby Scottish Parliament over safety on Thursday MEMBERS OF Scotland’s biggest rail union delivered another rock-solid strike [...]
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Network Rail's great April fool's prank

The greatest April fool’s joke in a long time was perpetrated last week by Network Rail. And in the process, [...]
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Register a complaint against John Humphreys smear of the RMT

In John Humphreys interview with Bob Crow on the injunction against strike action on Network Rail, the presenter suggested that [...]
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RMT President replies to the Guardian

This is a letter from RMT President Alex Gordon in response to the Guardian’s coverage of the injunction against the [...]
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The case of the phantom signal boxes – Network Rail propaganda and the balloting regulations

The injunction against the RMT in relation to its strike action on Network Rail was supposedly based on ‘irregularities’ in [...]
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Unions demand retraction of ballot rigging slur against RMT…… ballot conducted by electoral reform society

Eight National Unions, who are represented by the Trade Union Coordinating Group, today demanded that the BBC make a full [...]
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Network Rail industrial action called off for both signalling staff and engineering members

This is an RMT circular to its members. As you are no doubt aware Network Rail, instead of negotiating with [...]
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RMT announces national rail strike dates involving maintenance and signalling staff

RAIL UNION RMT announced today that following the failure of Network Rail to offer anything conclusive aimed at resolving disputes [...]
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RMT signalling members vote for action

RAIL UNION RMT announced this morning that a ballot for action of signalling and supervisory staff has returned a vote [...]
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Report on the National Dispute between Network Rail and RMT

This is by an RMT member and Network Rail employee The potential for a national rail strike grows as RMT [...]
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RMT Network Rail maintenance vote overwhelmingly for action over 1500 safety-critical job cuts

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members on Network Rail maintenance have voted by 77% for strike action and by [...]
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RMT confirms dates for ballot for national rail operations staff industrial action over reductions in safety

RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a ballot for national industrial action involving Network Rail operations staff across the country [...]
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RMT confirms dates for ballot for national rail strike

RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that a ballot for national industrial action involving rail maintenance workers across the country will [...]
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RMT demands immediate halt to job cuts as Network Rail is hit with a Prohibition Notice over track patrols

RAIL UNION RMT today called for an immediate halt to Network Rail’s plans to axe up to 1500 safety-critical maintenance [...]
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£75 million wasted on rail franchising since 2003

RAIL UNION RMT today slammed the government for “presiding over a culture of private waste” on the railways after new [...]
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RMT announces rally and lobby of parliament in fight to stop axing of 1500 safety-critical rail maintenance jobs

RAIL UNION RMT today announced arrangements for a rally and lobby of parliament on Wednesday 27th January 2010 in the [...]
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RMT to ballot for action over Network Rail maintenance job cuts

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting members on Network Rail maintenance, and other staff affected by [...]
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RMT confirms six more days of strike action and overtime ban in South Wales signallers strike

RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed six more days of signallers strike action and an overtime ban in the dispute over [...]
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Six day strike by South Wales signallers

RAIL UNION RMT today announced six days of strike action by a group of signalling staff in the Wales and [...]
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RMT Network Rail Maintenance members vote by over 95% to reject harmonisation proposals

RAIL UNION RMT announced today that members working for Network Rail Maintenance have voted by over 95% to reject harmonisation [...]
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RMT ballots 3,000 rail engineering workers over threat to jobs

MORE THAN 3,000 rail engineering workers at six of Network Rail’s key contractors are to be balloted for industrial action [...]
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National rally and lobby of parliament for a publicly owned people’s railway, Tuesday May 5

Rail bosses are using the recession as an excuse to attack jobs and conditions and cut back on services and [...]
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RMT statement to European conference of rail trades unionists

We congratulate participants attending this conference and contributing to this vital discussion. We welcome the support this initiative has received [...]
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'New Zealand takes rail back into public hands

‘The news that the New Zealand government is to repurchase its national rail and ferry operations is not only good [...]
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17,000 Network Rail workers balloting for industrial action

Two separate disputes involve maintenance and signalling staff MORE THAN 17,000 RMT members at Network Rail are being balloted for [...]
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Greg Tucker – a brief appreciation

This is from the Bristol Rail branch of the RMT, written by Alex Gordon. RMT members learned with great sadness [...]
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Network Rail operational staff reject pay offer and threaten ballot

Publication Date: March 6 2008 NETWORK RAIL has today been given seven days to improve its two-year pay and conditions [...]
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Rail fiasco underlines need to end fragmentation, says RMT

THE POST-Christmas chaos caused by major engineering overruns on the rail network and the anger caused by massive fares hikes [...]
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Time to end rip-off fare hikes

Time to end rip-off fares hikes, says RMT Publication Date: November 27 2007 ANOTHER ROUND of rip-off rail-fare increases will [...]
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Private rail industry profits from £1.3 billion in unpaid tax

Companies using deferred-tax loophole to fund leap in dividends THE PRIVATE rail industry is profiteering on £1.3 billion in unpaid [...]
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Union to move towards balloting signallers throughout Britain

RMT SIGNALLERS working for Network Rail in Scotland have demonstrated their anger over the company’s failure to implement their 35-hour [...]
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Strike ballot in Network Rail

SIGNALLERS THROUGHOUT Network Rail’s West Midlands area are being balloted for strike action by Britain’s biggest rail union after the [...]
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