Mick Cash


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It's time for the Government to lift the dead hand which is preventing rail companies from negotiating deals like the ones we have successfully struck in Wales and Scotland that guarantee a guard on the trains. If it's good enough for Scotland and Wales it's good enough for the rest of Britain.feedback
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Nov 08 2017
This page is completely dedicated to what Mick Cash has to say. All of Mick Cash’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Mick Cash came from an article called Rail strikes: Hundreds of trains cancelled in worst disruption in decades: “It is frankly sickening that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and his supporters are prepared to sit back and cheer on overseas operators who are robbing British passengers blind while sacrificing basic safety standards in order to subsidise transport services in Paris, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.”.
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Sep 04 2017 - United Airlines passenger removal

These strikes are about putting passenger safety before private profit and those that seek to undermine the safety culture on our railways in order to fill their own pockets should be called to account and forced back to the negotiating table.feedback

Aug 31 2017

They have refused to give us those guarantees and it is that failure which leaves RMT with no option but to declare a formal dispute with the company and to move towards a ballot for action. This dispute can be easily resolved if the company are prepared to stick to existing agreements, give staff and passengers alike a guarantee of a second, safety-critical member of staff on all current services and an assurance that safety and access are the absolute priority. It is time for First MTR to stand by those legends and to withdraw the threat to throw them off the trains.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - United Airlines passenger removal

These overseas outfits are creaming our railways for fat profits and have complete control over the crucial fleet operations. They use that power to exploit the British train passenger in what is nothing less than a government-sponsored racket.feedback

Aug 18 2017

RMT has a clear plan for resolving this dispute but that requires round-table talks now to push forwards.feedback

Aug 18 2017

RMT is bitterly disappointed that Southern Rail have rejected our call for round-table discussions involving all parties with an interest in resolving this dispute. The failure to get those talks moving following our face-to-face meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has left us no option but to call further action.feedback

Aug 18 2017

RMT pays tribute to our Southern Rail guards and drivers who have stood firm for well over a year in the fight for rail safety despite outrageous abuse and intimidation from the company. They are a credit to their communities and to the whole trade union movement.feedback

Aug 13 2017

The private operators and government say the rises are necessary to fund investment but the reality is that they are pocketing the profits while passengers are paying more for less, with rail engineering work being delayed or cancelled, skilled railway jobs being lost and staff cut on trains, stations and at ticket offices.feedback

Jul 13 2017

This is yet another case of the government and their rail industry cronies investigating themselves while the services they are responsible for are a global laughing stock. Chris Grayling has propped up the basket case Southern rail operation from the off.feedback

Jul 09 2017

The [Southern] franchise continues to lurch from crisis to crisis as the real impact of hacking back on safety and access hits home.feedback

Jul 09 2017

It is now down to Southern/Govia Thameslink Railway, and the contract holders in the minority Government, to face up to their responsibilities and engage in genuine and serious talks that address our issues.feedback

Jun 30 2017

This report comes as no surprise when we consider that since 2010, bus fares have increased by 9.2 per cent over the rate of inflation while at the same time bus funding has been cut by a third and in the last year alone 500 bus routes were reduced or completely withdrawn. Until our bus services are treated like a public service and taken into public ownership we will continue to see a fall in bus use and the increasing isolation of those who are consigned to the misery of transport poverty.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - British elections 2017

RMT is demanding that the axing of the guards is reversed and the union will harass Theresa May and the transport ministers in her minority government every step of the way as we step up the fight to put safety and access to services before private profit and greed.feedback

May 17 2017

This is a hugely significant development. The RMT now calls on the company to agree to tripartite talks involving both unions in an effort to negotiate a settlement to this long-running dispute that puts safety and access to services at the top of the agenda.feedback

May 08 2017 - London

Our members are standing up in support of their victimised colleagues at London Bridge and with LU making it absolutely clear they have no interest in the principles of natural justice, we have no option at all but to take this industrial action. Despite the spin from LU, the facts of this case remain the same. It is about a fare dodger stopped and asked to pay his way, who then turns violent and attacks staff doing their job.feedback

May 08 2017 - London

LU's message to thugs is that you can keep on fiddling your fares and lay into staff with impunity, and it will be the frontline tube workers who get the sack. It is outrageous. This is one of the most appalling abuses of the LU disciplinary procedure that RMT has ever come across. This was a shocking, violent incident and those that bore the brunt of it should have been supported and commended by the company. Instead, they have been sacked or disciplined in what is the most appalling multiple miscarriage of justice.feedback

Apr 26 2017

RMT has also taken protests to the offices of the Department for Transport and Southern Rail, as well as Parliament, as we have used every tool at our disposal to get our message across. Our members engaged in this dispute have made huge personal sacrifices in the past year as they have stood up for a safe railway for all.feedback

Apr 13 2017

This contemptuous attitude has unleashed a tidal wave of anger at the grassroots and the action we have agreed to put on is simply a reflection of the disgust and frustration at months of ducking and diving by the company.feedback

Apr 08 2017

It is well established that once the guarantee of a guard is withdrawn then disabled passengers are disadvantaged because they can no longer be assured of being able to turn up and get on or off the train at unstaffed stations.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Article 50

With the government triggering article 50, and freeing the UK from EU rail directives, there is now no excuse at all for carrying on with the wholesale rip-off that exports British fare payers' cash overseas.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Article 50

Once again the government has refused to consider the public sector option for a major rail franchise and instead it's a foreign state operator, in this case the Chinese state, which is set to make a killing at the British taxpayers' expense. The nonsense is that, with the government triggering article 50 this week, they would be free to ignore EU rail directives that slam a block on public ownership. It is, frankly, ludicrous that the Tories are continuing with the 'any state but the British state' policy which has plundered our railways for over two decades.feedback

Mar 21 2017

It is disgraceful that Merseyrail wrecked a golden opportunity to engage in serious talks with the union. RMT reps set out key points for discussion that could have moved the dispute forwards, Merseyrail kicked that conciliatory approach back in our faces and made it crystal clear that all that they are interested in is the union signing a surrender document which gives them a free hand to rip apart the safety culture on the railway. It is that cynical and hostile stance from Merseyrail which has left us with no option but to put on this additional strike action.feedback

Mar 21 2017

RMT recognises the severe impact that the action will have on Grand National Day but we are dealing with an employer that refuses to listen or engage with the union on the critical issue of safe rail operation and we ask the public to understand that we have no option but to take this high-profile action to force the company back to the negotiating table. Merseyrail are completely ignoring the clear wishes of their own passengers, who overwhelmingly oppose the idea of Driver Only Operated trains on their network.feedback

Mar 21 2017

That pig-headed attitude has forced the union's hand and the idea that we would compromise on the fundamental issue of rail safety is absurd.feedback

Mar 21 2017

RMT members on Southern rail have been fighting for safety and access to rail services for nearly a year now and it is time for the company to get out of the bunker and to start making some progress. There is no reason for Southern/GTR to drag their heels and RMT is prepared to meet on the 4th of April as they have requested.feedback

Mar 15 2017

We are of course requesting a full copy as it goes to the heart of our disputes with the company. In the meantime RMT is pressing yet again for urgent talks with the company in our guards' and drivers' disputes.feedback

Mar 13 2017

It is obviously the case that if a disabled passenger once had the guarantee of a guard on their service and that guarantee is withdrawn then the disabled passenger has been disadvantaged. Far from being about modernisation, driver only trains turns the clock back on the rights of disabled and older passengers.feedback

Mar 13 2017

The RMT action on Merseyrail this morning is absolutely solid with pickets out in force at all key points and the response on the ground has been wholly positive. This action could have been avoided if Arriva hadn't backpedalled from earlier pledges to retain the guard. It is now down to the company to get that pledge back on the table and engage with the union in talks over a safe and sustainable future built around the guarantee of a guard on the trains.feedback

Mar 03 2017

Without guards to keep passengers calm and lead safe evacuations, we would have had the potentially lethal prospect of passengers de-training themselves in cold, dark tunnels and stumbling towards tons of debris and damaged 25,000-volt overhead power lines.feedback

Feb 13 2017 - Scottish independence

"Guaranteeing a second member of safety critical staff on every train is the only way you can guarantee access for all and a safer journey for passengers."feedback

Feb 02 2017

Once we have the full details of the deal that has been struck today, and an assurance that the terms of reference of those talks will focus on the retention of a second safety-critical member of staff on Southern services, we can agree an immediate date for negotiations to commence.feedback

Jan 25 2017

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling should stop pussy-footing about, get his act together and get Southern/GTR off the tracks before more damage is done.feedback

Jan 25 2017

"Instead of dragging this farce out any longer the Government should now do the decent thing, pull the plug on the GTR contract, take the lines under public control and draw a line under this shambles that shames Britain's railways". "As part of that process they should get round the table with the union and reach a genuine and lasting negotiated settlement to the ongoing guards safety dispute".feedback

Jan 09 2017 - London

This action has been forced on us by savage cuts to jobs that have reduced London Underground to an under-staffed death trap at a time of heightened security and safety alert.feedback

Jan 03 2017

British passengers are paying the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed services while the private train companies are laughing all the way to the bank.feedback

Dec 06 2016

This is the Tory Government dragging the railways back to the failed and lethal Railtrack model of the private sector running infrastructure. The idea that what Britain's railways need is more privatisation is ludicrous.feedback

Aug 10 2016

Our train manager members at Eurostar have a heavy commitment to shift work and unsocial hours and are sick and tired of the company's failure to honour agreements.feedback

May 23 2016

All parties have to be clear that Night Tube, a development that RMT supports, cannot be delivered on the cheap.feedback

May 23 2016

There were still unresolved issues concerning the Tube's engineers and it urged management to move quickly to reach a settlement with that group of workers that did not leave them disadvantaged on conditions and pensions.feedback

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