Tag: RMT

Rail users face 3 day strike in guards row

UPDATE: 21/06/18 Planned industrial action on SWR train services from June 21 – 23 has been called off following talks between RMT union and SWR mediated by ACAS. Trains will be running as normal on these dates. Rail users in Eastleigh will face disruption to their journeys later this month as rail union RMT confirmed…

Strike action disrupts train services

Rail commuters in Eastleigh face 48 hours of disruption starting today as Conductors on South Western Railway (SWR) take industrial action –  a move the town’s MP has described as “political.” The striking conductors joins members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union from five of the UK’s rail operators in the dispute over…

Railmen plead: ‘Save our railways’

Railmen worried about the future of Britain’s railways have urged Eastleigh commuters to write to the town’s MP and demand the return of British Rail. According to the recently published McNulty report, – an independent report sponsored by the Department of Transport and the office of rail regulation – rail services in the UK are…

Locals in London Protest

Hundreds of local people will be in London today protesting against government cuts to public spending by taking part in a TUC sponsored ‘March for the Alternative’. Trade unionists, anti-cuts campaigners, labour party members, real socialists and bearded Lib Dems will all be taking part in the protest. Two weeks ago Eastleigh saw one of…

Eastleigh’s Railwaymen back Socialist candidate

Rail workers have been meeting here for almost 100 years in Eastleighs oldest survivng Working Men’s Club. As the Rail Maritime and Transport Union prepared to hold a strike ballot by local Network Rail workers later this week, the Eastleigh branch of The Rail Maritime & Transport Union invited Tim Cutter, the Trade Unionist and…