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This exploitation has to stop

Striking Cleaners Join Anti-Austerity Rally Tomorrow

Striking cleaners on the Tyne and Wear Metro will join up with fellow trade unionists and campaigners at an anti-austerity [...]
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This whole murky saga...has clear parallels with the Leveson investigations

RMT demands publication of secret “RMT File”

Rail union the RMT today demanded full disclosure of the secret “RMT FILE” held by blacklisting organisation the Consulting Association [...]
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We will be sending the clearest message to the Government that we will defend our pensions to the hilt

RMT confirms Tyne and Wear Metro strike in pensions fight

TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that members on the Tyne and Wear Metro working for DB Regio and Nexus will [...]
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Basically the company is holding a gun to the workers heads

RMT demands action from Boris Johnson as cleaners are sacked

TUBE UNION RMT has today written to London Mayor Boris Johnson after it emerged that tube cleaning contractors Initial are [...]
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This is a historical day for the trade union movement.

Britain’s two largest rail unions agree to merger talks

Publication Date: July 22 2011 The TSSA and RMT unions today agreed to commit to formal talks which could ultimately [...]
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All that we are now asking them to do is stick to their word and get Arwyn back to work

Employment Tribunal finds Arwyn Thomas was unfairly dismissed

June 22, 2011 Arwyn Thomas’s Employment Tribunal today found that the London Underground driver was unfairly dismissed and that “no [...]
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Tube victimisation dispute – the facts

Publication Date: June 14 2011 With strike action in the tube victimisation dispute beginning this weekend, tube union RMT today [...]
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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 names further strike dates in vicimisations dispute

Publication Date: June 9 2011 TUBE UNION RMT today announced strike dates involving all train driver members in the on-going [...]
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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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Drivers vote to stop victimisations on the tube

What a result! Train drivers and Instructor operators on LU were asked “are you prepared to take strike action over [...]
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RMT to ballot all tube drivers for action over victimisation of members for trade union activities

Publication Date: March 31 2011 TUBE UNION RMT announced today that it has served notice on London Underground for a [...]
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RMT secures major court victory on right to strike paving the way for millions to take action over cuts to jobs and services

March 4 2011 TRANSPORT UNION RMT this morning secured a major victory in the Court of Appeal over UK strike [...]
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RMT to Ballot LU Drivers for Strikes in Escalation of Battle against Victimisations

March 3rd 2011 From the RMT London Transport website RMT General Grades Committee decision today: We note that our Regional [...]
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Strike while the iron is hot!

The RMT has called a further days strike action for Saturday 15th of January in the campaign to reinstate Eamonn [...]
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London Underground lies exposed as new documents show that nearly a third of tube stations will be left unstaffed as cuts bite

Publication Date: January 6 2011 TUBE UNION RMT today demanded an immediate halt to the London Underground cuts programme as [...]
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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 announces action in two separate disputes over victimisation of underground train operators Eamon Lynch and Arwyn Thomas

Eamon Lynch, RMT Bakerloo Line drivers’ health and safety rep, has been sacked by LU and although he remains on [...]
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RMT calls for full support for student fees protests

TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on its members and the entire trade union movement to get out on the streets [...]
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RMT response to LU on victimisation

London Underground’s response to the RMT’s ballot to reinstate victimised rep Eamonn Lynch is not the most robust of arguments. [...]
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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 to ballot for action in two separate disputes over victimisation of underground train operators Eamon Lynch and Arwyn Thomas

Publication Date: November 22 2010 IN TWO separate disputes over the victimisation of RMT London Underground activists the union announced [...]
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Leaked internal document exposes TfL lie that job cuts won’t lead to unstaffed stations

Publication Date: November 18 2010 TUBE UNION RMT today repeated its call for a halt to the TfL jobs cuts [...]
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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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Trade Union responses to Lord Young's report on Health & Safety

Here are initial responses from the RMT, GMB and UNISON to Lord Young’s report on Health & Safety Young report [...]
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RMT Rep – Eamonn Lynch – sacked!

Bakerloo RMT branch on Thu, 14/10/2010 RMT health and safety rep, Eamonn Lynch was sacked by London Underground yesterday 13th [...]
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Strike solid as RMT demands Rail Regulator investigation to breaches of Post-Kings Cross Fire Safety Rules

Tube union RMT confirmed this morning that support for strike action amongst both TSSA and RMT members’ remains rock solid [...]
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A message to Tube passengers from Tube staff: Why we are striking: To defend services, safety and jobs

London Underground plans to: get rid of around 800 station staff posts reduce ticket office opening times by around 7,500 [...]
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10,000 Tube staff to strike to defend jobs and safety

SOME 10,000 members London Underground’s two biggest unions will begin a rolling series of strikes on September 6 against plans [...]
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RMT to take tube safety campaign to Euston passengers after fire detection failures and calls for urgent inspections at all sub-surface stations

TUBE UNION RMT is to leaflet rush-hour passengers at Euston station this Wednesday morning over cuts to safety and safety-critical [...]
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RMT to ballot all tube fleet for action as London Underground doubles time between crucial safety inspections

Publication Date: August 6 2010 TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it is preparing a ballot for action of all [...]
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RMT motion at TUC calls for coordinated strike action, national demonstration and link up with community groups in fight against the cuts

Publication Date: August 2 2010 TRANSPORT UNION RMT has tabled a motion for the TUC Congress in Manchester in September [...]
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RMT secures massive victory for low paid workers as tube cleaners win fight for London Living Wage

TUBE UNION RMT today secured a massive victory for low paid workers as it was confirmed today that all tube [...]
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RMT's Bob Crow calls for emergency meeting of Trade Union Congress to plan co-ordinated action against Government attacks on jobs, pay and pensions

TRANSPORT UNION leader Bob Crow today issued a call for an emergency meeting of the Trade Union Congress to be [...]
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RMT slams 'lethal and unworkable' Tory plan to axe all tube drivers and operators in a dash for cuts

TUBE UNION RMT tonight condemned “lethal and unworkable” plans leaked to the BBC from within the GLA Tory Group to [...]
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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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Occupation holds back Vestas factory closure date as company extends consultation period

The occupation of the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight today passed another significant milestone with the [...]
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RMT pledges full support to Vestas occupation

TRANSPORT UNION RMT today pledged full support to the workers occupying the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of [...]
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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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London Underground Strike

RMT General Bob Crow secretary writes: RMT doesn’t resort to industrial action lightly, that’s just a myth peddled by some [...]
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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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Tube cleaners strike for living wage

AROUND 700 RMT Tube cleaners working for four private contractors are to stage a series of strikes after voting by [...]
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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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Offshore Industry: employers appeal – the fight goes on!

This is a statement from the OILC (Offshore Industry Liaison Committee) which formally unites with the RMT on May 1st. [...]
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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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Tube safety talks stall again

ATTEMPTS TO kick-start talks with London Underground over a raft of safety and staffing issues have foundered again over the [...]
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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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OILC and RMT to join forces

OILC members vote overwhelmingly for ‘transfer of engagements’  RMT/OILC Press Release  OILC and RMT are to become a single organisation [...]
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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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RMT and OILC take steps towards joining forces

Publication Date: May 1 2007 AFTER SEVERAL months of fruitful talks between the Offshore Industry Liaison Committee and the Rail, [...]
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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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National Shop Stewards Network

A national meeting called by the RMT attended by 250 union reps has agreed to launch a ‘National Shop Stewards [...]
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Pathways to progress

Pathways to progress Reproduced from the Morning Star (Tuesday 31 October 2006)GREGOR GALL looks at the potential for progress from [...]
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Tube Cleaners demand £6.70 an hour

The RMT organised a demonstration outside the headquarters of Transport for London to demand a minimum wage of £6.70 an [...]
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RMT Demonstration

Despite the tube and bus bombings on 7 July, the Government and London Underground are pressing ahead with plans to [...]
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Conference on Working Class Representation

You may have heard rumours of an RMT conference on working class political representation. For your information we publish below [...]
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