Pay offshore seafarers the minimum wage, union demands
RMT today engaged in protests in Aberdeen following revelation that UK Government guidance on fair pay will not affect those working in UK waters
THE NATIONAL UNION OF RAIL, MARITIME AND TRANSPORT WORKERS (RMT) carried out protests in Aberdeen today (26 February), calling for the enforcement of the national minimum wage (NMW) for seafarers on commercial vessels in the North Sea.
Watch: Disability rights activists and RMT protest against driver only trains
Disability rights activists concerned over extension of DOO trains
DISABLE PEOPLE AGAINST CUTS (DPAC) Glasgow and the RMT Union held a rally today (8 May) for safe and accessible Scottish trains at Glasgow’s central station.
Central Station, Glasgow from 12 to 2pm and Queen Street, Station, Glasgow from 4pm to 6pm.
Unions rally for “golden opportunity” of ScotRail public ownership
Successful public ownership bid would represent a bridgehead for the bringing of rail back into public control across UK
RAIL union leaders and activists have hailed a “golden opportunity” to bring Scotrail back into public ownership, a move they believe could have far-reaching implications for the struggle to bring the entire UK rail network under public control.
STUC disabled workers concerned about Scotrail plan for driver-only trains
STUC disabled workers conference raises concerns about Scotrail plan for driver-only trains after summer industrial action
THE STUC disabled workers committee has come out against driver-only operated trains run by Scotrail.
A motion was passed at the STUC disabled workers conference over the weekend stating that it would increase the dangers and disadvantage faced by disabled and vulnerable passengers.
Full steam ahead: RMT claims victory in ScotRail dispute
Rail workers’ union backs solution to labour dispute with ScotRail
THE SUMMER OF STRIKES over driver-only operated trains is set to come to an end after a deal was reached yesterday [20 September] between rail workers and corporation bosses.
RMT claimed victory in the negotiations after a series of strikes put pressure on management to provide guarantees on the future of train safety.
The union will now propose that its membership support the deal, which includes a place for conductors on key routes.
RMT activists take train guards' demands to Scottish Government’s door
Strike over spread of driver only trains suspended but disagreements continue
ACTIVISTS involved in the RMT union’s ongoing dispute with Scotrail over the extension of driver only operated (DOO) trains took to Scottish Government headquarters in Glasgow today (8 August) to protest.
Scotrail guard strike suspended but tensions remain
Ongoing issues include safety, disability access to train services and single crew trains
STRIKE ACTION by train guards affecting Scotrail services across Scotland was suspended last night (3 August), after successful negotiations between the Scotrail and the RMT union despite outstanding issues.