End outsourcing

RMT calls for end to outsourcing, franchising and privatisation following chaotic collapse of Carillion The union has called for all rail contracts affected by the collapse of the outsourcing and construction company Carillion to be taken in-house immediately. Only Carillion workers on what the government defines as its 450 public sector contracts will be guaranteed …

Cut fares, not Guards

A new RMT study has revealed that rises in rail season tickets by 3.6 per cent and fares on average by 3.4 per cent is over 50 per cent more than the increase in earnings over the last year alone.

Rail franchise chaos

RMT demands inquiry into sustainability of rail franchising RMT has called for an immediate forensic inquiry into the sustainability of the government’s rail franchising programme after it announced the early termination of the East Coast franchise. The East Coast rail franchise, run by an alliance of Stagecoach and Virgin, will be terminated three years early, forfeiting …