RMT strikes to KeepTheGuardOnTheTrain
RMT action in defence of safety on South Western Railway rock solid this morning as company slams the door on talks (2 Dec) – RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “‎RMT members are standing rock solid and united on South Western Railway this morning as we begin a full month of strike action in support of the safest method of train operation and dispatch. This strike is solely about protecting safety and accessibility on SWR trains. RMT is angry and frustrated that a set of proposals that would have guaranteed the safety-critical role of the guard at the point of dispatch, and which would have cost the company absolutely nothing, were kicked back in our faces last week. There is no rational explanation for the company position and we can only assume that either they or their paymasters in Government wanted this strike action to go ahead for politically motivated purposes…” read more

As a result of SWR’s failure to move forwards on an agreement RMT members will take action as follows: We instruct our Guard, Commercial Guards and Driver members to take the following strike action:-

Not to book on for duty from 00:01 on Monday 2nd December 2019 until 23:59 on Wednesday 11th December
Not to book on for duty from 00:01 on Friday 13th December until 23:59 on Tuesday 24th December 2019
Not to book on duty from 00:01 on Friday 27th December 2019 until 23:59 on the 1st January 2020

Send messages of support to RMT NEC member and SWR guard Geoff Kite – g.kite@rmt.org.uk and make a donation to: ‘RMT Wessex DOO Dispute Fund’ – sort code 60-83-01 acc no. 20399461

RAIL UNION RMT today issued a fresh call for further talks as members across the length and breadth of South Western Railway are standing firm on the second day of the December strike action in the fight for safe and accessible rail travel for all (3 Dec) read more

RMT remains solid and determined this morning on West Midlands Trains action in fight for guards and safety – Rail union RMT said that strike action on West Midlands Trains remains solid and determined in the latest union fight to put the role of the guard and the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train operator read more

00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 30th November
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 7th December
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 14th December
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 21st December
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Saturday 28th December read more

RMT to begin ballot over Overground ticket offices (2 Dec) – RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that balloting will begin on Friday on Arrival Rail London for strike action and action short of a strike to resist an all-out assault on ticket offices. The union has been campaigning against plans to axe Overground ticket offices for the past two years and although the initial plans were pushed back the union has now accused ARL and TFL of trying to smuggle through a closure programme by stealth read more
4 Dec 2019 - 09:41 by WDNF Workers Movement | comments (0)