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RMT responds to air pollution crisis in London
“Car use returning to pre pandemic levels and pollution threatening people’s health confirms that decent greener public transport is essential for public safety. “And it means now more than ever that the government needs to withdraw proposals to inflict cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: London, Pollution
RMT Members vote yes for Tube strike
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed that members voted yes for strike action and action short of a strike in a ballot of over ten thousand members across all grades of LU staff that closed today. 94% of members voted to strike....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Strike, Jobs, Pensions,
New wave of Tube strike action
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed a new wave of strike action by tube drivers over the outrageous imposition of rosters‎ by London Underground bosses. Following an overwhelming vote for action by drivers on the Metropolitan Line based at the Neasden...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Metropolitan Line, Strike, Drivers
Action solid over the weekend in night tube dispute
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that action by drivers in a fight to stop the imposition of working practices that would rip apart work life balance remained solidly supported across the weekend. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "Our members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
Further Night Tube strike action
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed strike action goes ahead every weekend on the Night Tube from tomorrow through to June in an on-going fight to prevent the ripping up of staffing arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike action
Labour politicians call for public ownership of London Transport cleaning services
Senior London Labour politicians have today made the case for the full public ownership and control of London Transport cleaning services on grounds of safety and efficiency. The MPs and Peers made the plea in a letter to Transport for...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Covid
Night Tube action goes ahead again this weekend
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action goes ahead again by tube drivers this weekend over the ripping up of existing agreements and working arrangements which the union says will wreck work life balance by bulldozing through additional night...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Jobs
RMT on Mayors warning
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "The London Mayors warning tonight that there will have to be a managed decline of the tube and other transport services without a proper funding deal should be a wake up call for anyone who...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Financial Meltdown, Cuts, Covid-19
RMT calls for halt to London Underground cuts
TUBE UNION RMT has called on Transport for London to step in and stop the job cuts on London Underground as new data from Transport for London has shown a rising rate of crime and anti-social behaviour and increasing passenger...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Cuts, Violence,
RMT to ballot all London Transport members
LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that it will begin a ballot of over10,000 members across all grades after TFL refused to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions in the midst of an on-going financial crisis driven by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Job Cuts,
RMT says the ball’s in London Underground’s court
Ahead of more ACAS talks taking place today, RMT has called on London Underground managers to abandon their intransigent stance after another night of strike action over the Night Tube dispute. Friday’s strike action, which the union described as rock...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, LUL, Night Tube, Strike
Night Tube action rock solid
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action in a fight to stop the ripping up of Night Tube agreements and working arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of drivers, is rock solid again tonight . RMT General Mick Lynch...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
Night Tube action goes ahead tomorrow
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action goes ahead again by tube drivers tomorrow over the ripping up of existing agreements and working arrangements in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
Save London's Transport demonstration on Wednesday
Transport Union RMT will be protesting outside Parliament on Wednesday alongside other trade unions in a ‘Save London’s Transport’ demonstration opposing attack on pensions, the imposition of pay freezes and threats to services and jobs, imposed as part of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Save London's Transport, Demonstration, ITF, Transport for London, TfL
RMT writes to Mayor about Night Tube statements
TUBE UNION RMT has written to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, today to express the union’s deep disappointment at ‘incorrect statements’ he made on Twitter this morning that are a total misrepresentation of the facts around the Night Tube dispute....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Night Tube, LUL, Strike
Tube strike action rock solid
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action, which began in the early hours of this morning in a fight to stop the ripping up of Night Tube agreements and working arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of drivers,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
Night Tube strike goes ahead tomorrow
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action goes ahead by tube drivers tomorrow over the ripping up of existing agreements and working arrangements in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life balance...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike
RMT Night Tube action goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that action goes ahead by members over what it describes as the imposition of unacceptable and intolerable demands on staff in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Night Tube, Strike,
Save London's Transport demonstration
Transport Union RMT will be protesting outside Parliament alongside other trade unions in a ‘ Save London’s Transport ’ demonstration opposing attacks on pensions, the imposition of pay freezes and threats to services and jobs, imposed as part of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Save London's Transport, TfL, Transport for London
RMT on TfL cuts carnage
LONON TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the Mayor Sadiq Khan to stand up and fight for the Capital's transport services as the full scale of the cuts being demanded by the Government begins to emerge. The union has also...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Cuts, Jobs, Pensions
RMT calls to scrap TfL cash for cuts scheme
TUBE UNION RMT has written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling on him to scrap Transport for London’s £12 million executive bonus scheme which will see senior staff rewarded for their success in delivering the government’s attack on heroic keyworkers’...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Pensions, Pay, Jobs
RMT calls action over Night Tube reintroduction
TUBE UNION RMT has called action by members over what it describes as the imposition of unacceptable and intolerable demands on staff in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life balance by bulldozing...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Night Tube, Strike,
3 in 4 Tube staff subjected to violence
76% of staff in public facing roles on London’s Underground and TfL rail networks have been subjected to violence at work since the pandemic began, according to a new RMT survey, with half of these reporting that it has happened multiple...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, London Overground, Violence, Covid-19,
RMT on Night Tube plans
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “No one has worked harder to ensure a safe environment for women on London Underground than the RMT. While Tube bosses have axed staff and left stations routinely unstaffed, with all of the obvious risks,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Night Tube, Tube, TfL, Mayor of London, LUL
RMT on Night Tube re-opening
“Any reopening of the Night Tube must put public and staff safety first. “We know from previous experience that the Night Tube has been a magnet for anti-social and violent behaviour ‎and those risks require a fresh assessment with the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Night Tube, London Underground, LUL, TfL, Tube,
RMT warns of action over driverless trains
TUBE UNION RMT warned today of a campaign of action as it emerged that the Government has placed adverts for a consultancy contract to explore the introduction of driverless trains on London Underground. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "The news...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, TfL, Transport for London, Tube, Driverless Trains
COVID conspiracy posters on rail and Tube
RAIL,TUBE AND BUS UNION RMT today called for the strongest possible action against anti-vaxers and COVID conspiracy theorists found lacing their posters with razor blades ‎in order to injure anyone trying to remove them. The anti-vaxers are known to be...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail, Tube, Bus, Covid-19, Anti-vax, Posters, TfL, Transport for London
RMT responds to damning RAIB report
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This a damning report that once again illustrates the importance of maintaining staffing levels on the basis of proper safety and risk assessments that must involve front line staff through their trade union. “RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Waterloo, RAIB, Fatal Incident, London Underground
RMT‎ suspends next week's Tube strike
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "Following further progress in ACAS talks today our Executive has decided that there are sufficient grounds to suspend next week's tube strike action. "We remain in dispute and will be engaging in further discussions with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Drivers, Night Tube, Strike
RMT calls for halt to planned cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has called for a reversal of planned cuts across Network Rail, TFL and the train operating companies after the rail minister said today that the Government are expecting passenger numbers to return to pre-COVID levels as the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Job Cuts, Network Rail, Transport for London, TfL, TOC's, Tory Government,
RMT launches campaign to defend TfL pension scheme
Transport for London union RMT announced today that it is launching a campaign to defend the TfL pension scheme in the wake of revelations of how the company intend to process and conduct their pension fund review. Instead of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground Limited, Pension, Review,
RMT on ACAS Tube strike talks this morning
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “We believe that there is a deal to be done which recognises the work-life balance and job security of our members and we are entering the re-convened talks this morning ‎in a positive frame of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Strike
RMT suspends Tube strike action
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "Following extensive and wide ranging discussions through the ACAS machinery we have hammered out enough ground to allow those talks to continue. As a result this week's strike action is suspended although the rest...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Strike
Night Tube strike talks at ACAS tomorrow
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “The press release issued by London Underground today in advance of ACAS talks tomorrow goes much further than their negotiators have been prepared to move in earlier discussions. “We will be putting ‎their press...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Tube, Tube Strike, Driver
Night Tube strike goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action across the network over plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade will go ahead next month after the company refused ‎to make any serious progress in ACAS...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Night Tube, drivers, Strike, Tube Strike
RMT to take strike action on London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it will be taking strike action across the Tube network over plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade. Following a solid vote for action late last month and subsequent...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Night Tube, Drivers, Grade, LUL,
RMT calls for emergency support for iconic Black Cabs
TRANSPORT UNION RMT, which organises among London’s iconic black cabs, has called for a package of emergency support from government, the Mayor and Council leaders as Department for Transport statistics showed a catastrophic 29% drop in the number of Licensed vehicles...
Region: National
Tagged with: Black Cabs, Transport for London, TfL, DfT, Department for Transport, Taxi,
RMT London Overground Protest to take place on Monday 28 June
The socially distanced protest will take place on Monday 28th June between 15:30 – 18:00 outside the Arriva Rail London head office, Overground House, 125 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 6HY. The issues are: • Arriva Rail London and Carlisle Support Services'...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Overground, Arriva Rail London, Overground House, Travel Safe Officers, Cleaners,
RMT slams "disgraceful stitch up" TFL short-term funding deal
“This is a disgraceful stitch up of a deal and it will be resisted by our members whether it comes from Whitehall or City Hall through London wide industrial action if necessary. "It is completely unacceptable for transport workers who...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground, Tube, Funding, Tory Government
RMT calls for end to TfL stalemate
TUBE AND TFL union RMT today called for an end to the continuing stalemate and uncertainty over a TFL funding agreement and demanded a long term package that guarantees jobs and services as London begins to emerge out of lockdown...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, London Underground, Tube, Funding, Tory Government,
RMT warns of new Dark Age for London Transport
RMT warned today that the Tories will inflict a new Dark Age on London’s transport network if they impose more cuts on TfL as the price of providing a new bailout package. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Rumours abound...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Transport for London, Funding, Covid-19
RMT responds to latest announcements on TFL funding
"A high quality London transport network is essential for cutting pollution and rebuilding our wider economy and this continued uncertainty and reliance on short term fixes will simply hold back our economic recovery causing lasting damage. "We need the government...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, TfL, Transport for London,
RMT to fight London Underground plans
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it will fight plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers grade – if necessary through a campaign of industrial action. LU propose to axe the grade from the 16th May...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Night Train Drivers
RMT to strike on polling day
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has called a strike on the Central Line on May 6th over the victimisation and sacking of long-standing activist Gary Carney. Members have already delivered a solid yes vote for strike action in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, Central Line, Strike, Gary Carney,
London Labour politicians support bringing Tube cleaners back in-house
In the week that London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a firm manifesto commitment to explore bringing the London Underground’s multi – million-pound cleaning contract in house, a new poll of London Labour councillors has found overwhelming support to end the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Cleaners, Justice for Tube Cleaners, Sadiq Khan, Labour Party, Covid-19
RMT blasts latest government drip-feed deal
Transport union RMT today slammed the government for imposing yet another short-term funding deal on Transport for London which continues to make vital support for public transport conditional on more damaging austerity attacks on workers. The latest deal lasts until...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Grant Shapps, Tube, LUL, London Underground
RMT welcomes London Travelwatch report
TRANSPORT UNION RMT welcomed the publication of London Travelwatch’s report into the future of public transport in the capital but warned that without a change of approach from Government toward TfL it will go nowhere. The union pointed to recommendations...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Travelwatch, Transport for London, TfL,
RMT demands clarity over South African variant on TFL and Merseyrail
TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that it has written to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, demanding action after the union revealed that both TfL and Merseyrail are instructing staff in the postcodes impacted by the South African variant of COVID-19...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, South African Variant, Grant Shapps, Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Merseyrail
RMT blasts TfL over South African variant
RMT has written to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford condemning its guidance that workers in postcodes being targeted for surge testing aimed at bringing the South African variant of Covid19 to heel, should come into work as normal. Last night the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: TfL, Transport for London, Covid-19, London Underground, Tube
RMT statement on TFL Financial Sustainability Plan
“This Financial Sustainability Plan is a massive missed opportunity and a capitulation to Tory austerity. TfL could have used this moment to aggressively make the case for setting its funding on a completely new basis, recognising the failure of fare...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Financial Sustainability Plan, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Covid-19, London Transport
RMT calls for Grant Shapps to intervene in Hitachi dispute
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP immediately intervenes to protect rail workers jobs and taxpayer’s money as Hitachi Rail UK Ltd plans to sack 64 rail workers working on the publicly owned London North Eastern Rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hitachi, LNER, Grant Shapps, London North Eastern Rail, Bounds Green, Craigentinny,
RMT demands full disclosure of TFL Financial Sustainability Plan
As part of the deal made at the end of last year, Sadiq Khan agreed to submit to the DfT proposals for returning the body to ‘financial sustainability’ following the devastation of its finances by the Covid-19 pandemic. This plan...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Financial Sustainability Plan, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Covid-19, London Transport
RMT demands urgent action to protect TfL workers
TRANSPORT UNION RMT is demanding immediate action by Transport for London amid the surge in London’s cases of Covid infection and the rise of new variant Covid and the deaths of at least three TfL workers in recent days. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, TfL, Transport for London, London Underground, Tube, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
RMT responds to Government loan to fund Crossrail
RAIL UNION RMT today responded to reports that the Government had loaned Transport for London £850 million to complete the Crossrail project, following negotiations, by calling for London’s Transport and its vital infrastructure projects to be put on a stable...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Grant Shapps
RMT on Crossrail speculation
Responding to reports that the Capital's Crossrail line could be mothballed without immediate funding transport union RMT today called on the Government to stop using TFL as a political football. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "What's happening between the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Crossrail, Transport for London, TfL, Covid-19, Funding
Tube Union RMT condemns LUL policy on positive Covid-19 tests
LUL are refusing to send staff home after a workmate reports a positive Covid-19 result. This includes staff who would have been working with their colleague potentially for many hours per day and up to 8 days in a row together....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Covid-19, Tube union
RMT to ballot over job cuts at LU depot canteens
The move will put an end to over 100 years of on site home-style cooked canteen food for transport workers which will be replaced with reheated frozen microwave meals. The proposals are part of a restructuring plan by Sodexo and will...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LU, Tube, Canteen, Depots, Job Cuts, Sodexo
RMT research reveals high productivity levels of TFL staff as Government threaten savage cuts and attacks on workforce as part of finance deal
The proposed cuts are part of an austerity package being demanded by the Government in exchange for a 6 month period of ‘workplace reform’ including a return to the idea of ‘driverless trains’ and an attack on workers’ pension schemes. However,...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Underground
Coalition of Londoners calls for an end to ‘appalling attack’ on the Capital’s transport
The letter, signed by 13 organisations representing London’s transport workers, passenger groups, children, young people, students, pensioners, disabled people and anti-poverty campaigners, condemns the government for imposing what is in effect ‘a new round of austerity cuts that will throw more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing, Funding
RMT on politically motivated attacks on TfL
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has revealed today that Londoners face a bleak future in which the capital’s transport network will be starved of money if the government gets its way. The union’s research exposes the double standards at the heart of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Train Operating Companies, TOCs, Funding, Tory Government
RMT pledges all-out fight to protect pensions at TfL
London's main transport union‎ RMT pledges all-out fight to protect jobs, pensions and working conditions as Government line up savage cuts in TFL funding deal as details emerge this morning. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is appalling that the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground
RMT on reports tonight that Government are threatening a total takeover of TFL
"The speculation that the Government are threatening to take direct control of TFL sounds like more bullying by this administration designed to impose their will on Londoners and ride roughshod over local democracy. "While we await official confirmation on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Tube, London Underground, Buses, London Overground,
RMT suspends action on Victoria Line after major breakthrough in talks
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “I want to thank and congratulate our members on the Victoria Line service control who delivered a magnificent unanimous vote for action which has been instrumental in forcing management to take our issues seriously....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, Victoria Line, Industrial Action
RMT steps up campaign for TfL funding
London Transport Union RMT is stepping up its fight to win full funding for Transport for London with the launch of an online petition. The petition can be found at: https://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/funding-statement Statement: RMT calls on government to fully fund TFL...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Transport for London, TfL, Funding, Covid-19, London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, London Transport
Tube outsourcing company profiteering whilst slashing jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today called on the Mayor of London to take back control of the Underground cleaning and put an end to the outdated dogma of outsourcing, after it emerged that the outsourcing company ABM has doubled its profits...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport for London, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, ABM, Tube Cleaners
RMT calls on government to rebuild London’s public transport
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today called on the government and TfL to turn the page on a failed experiment and build a world-class public transport system around the needs of people by investing in more staff. In a submission to the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transpot for London, TfL, Public Transport, Staffing,
RMT demands action from LUL over rising levels of violent assaults
TUBE UNION RMT has demanded action from tube bosses over rising levels of violent assaults after another horrific incident at Warren Street Station on Friday ‎‎afternoon. The incident, which included severe levels of physical violence and the suspect forcing his...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, BTP, British Transport Police, Warren Street, Violence, Assault
RMT ramps up campaign to halt privatisation of Tube
TUBE UNION RMT today wrote to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps demanding that the government come clean on plans to privatise London Underground as part of its takeover of Transport for London. Yesterday, the Secretary of State announced...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, TfL, Tory Government, Privatisation, driverless
RMT warns against Government Tube privatisation plans
TUBE UNION RMT today responded to the government terms of the review into Transport for London which say there will be a: “review of the current operating model and whether there are any opportunities that alternative operating models could bring...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, tfl, Tory Government, driverless
Tube cleaning contract puts cost-cutting and profits before safety
TUBE UNION RMT said that documents disclosed under Freedom of Information legislation reveal that Transport for London’s contract with outsourcing company ABM shows the contractor is scored more for how successful they are in cutting jobs than in cleaning trains...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan,
RMT on Boris Johnson making driverless trains a condition of TFL Covid funding
"It is outrageous for Boris Johnson to wheel out the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains as a condition of the emergency Covid-19 funding of Transport for London. This is the sort of cheap political stunt that was a hallmark of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Boris Johnson, Transport for London, TfL, driverless trains
RMT on announcement that LNER will remain in public ownership
RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “The Government has finally woken up, smelt the coffee and realised that rail privatisation doesn’t work after all. It’s better late than never but this decades long farcical experiment with our railways...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, London North East Railway, East Coast Mainline
RMT launches Covid-19 charter for London Underground staff
The charter maps a way forward for London Underground by workers who have demonstrated their commitment to keeping the tube and other TfL services running throughout the Covid 19 crisis. It explains how union members want to provide the best possible...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, Tube, face masks, Covid-19 charter,
RMT demands that Mayor lift congestion charge from London lifeboat staff
RMT has written to both the Mayor and TFL boss Mike Brown requesting that the RNLI staff be exempt from the charges. The request has been turned down flat and the union is now ratcheting up the pressure as river...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, RNLI, TfL, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Thames RNLI
Union fury at London Underground bosses
RMT has revealed that in a London Underground document entitled “Covid-19 Risk Assessment for BAME and clinically vulnerable employees Guidance for all line managers” dated 5th June tube bosses have said; “You can reassure them that we have assessed the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, LU, Tube, BAME staff,
RMT calls on Mayor to help Underground cleaners
RMT today called on the Mayor and the government to stop pointing the finger at each other and put their money where their mouths are by helping the heroic cleaners who have fought to keep the Underground safe since the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan,
RMT responds to appointment of new TFL Commissioner
“The new commissioner will arrive with TFL facing a financial crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that is being ruthlessly exploited by the Tory Government for political purposes. “Mr Byford will be well aware of the strength of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport for London, TfL,
RMT warns of strike action over transport austerity
Responding to the government announcement today that it is imposing austerity cuts and direct control over transport in London as part of its conditions for funding as a result of the Covid-19 crisis RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said, “London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, transport austerity, London Transport, TfL, Transport for London
RMT calls on Government to give immediate assurances on TFL budget
“TFL staff have kept London's essential workers moving around the Capital throughout this crisis and it would be nothing short of a scandal if the financial rug was pulled from beneath them at this critical time. "The cash crunch at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, Transport for London, TfL, London Overground
RMT calls on London Mayor to meet cleaners
TUBE UNION RMT has today called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to personally meet, via video conferencing, a delegation of tube cleaners to discuss their employment concerns as a new survey shows a majority of cleaners believe their employer, cleaning...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, tube, LUL, Sadiq Khan, ABM
RMT on leaked Tube report on social distancing
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The report leaked this morning to the BBC exposing the impact on passenger numbers of maintaining Government social distancing guidelines on the tube is a wake up call to all those tub-thumping for a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, Tube, LUL, social distancing, tube union, rmt
RMT on warnings tube will be "rapidly overwhelmed" when lockdown is lifted
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This leaked report is a wake up call for anyone pushing to lift the lockdown and get transport services jacked up in preparation. Any such moves are fraught with ‎lethal danger and once again it...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, LUL, tube
TFL to deny staff cleaning tube trains free travel
TUBE UNION RMT today blasted as disgraceful and disgusting a decision by Transport for London to deny tube cleaners, who have put themselves on the line throughout the Coronavirus crisis to keep essential workers moving, ‎the basic right to free...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, tfl, London Underground, tube, lul, Sadiq Khan, cleaners
RMT keeps up pressure for full support for LU staff
Transport union RMT said today that is continuing to apply pressure in discussions with TFL for full support and protection for London Transport staff as the Covid-19 emergency continues. RMT has identified a number of serious concerns around which discussion...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, London Underground, TfL, Tube
RMT slams grossly irresponsible Tube position
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "At a time when we are trying to encourage people to stay away from the tube so we can concentrate on moving essential workers the government call ‎to reinstate a full service is grossly...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, coronavirus, London Underground, lul, tube, tory government,
Tube union RMT on Circle line closure
"These latest moves are inevitable in the current emergency situation and the union will continue to liaise closely with LU over any possible impact on staff.    "There is still enormous personal pressure on the tube workforce who are exposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, circle line, tube, lul,
RMT joins other tube unions in call over coronavirus fears
TUBE UNION RMT today joined with other LU unions in a call for urgent talks at top level as members raise fears across the job about a lack of leadership and a sense of inertia at both national and regional...
Region: National
Tagged with: Coronavirus London, Tube
London Mayor’s coronavirus announcement inadequate
TUBE UNION RMT says that the London Mayor’s coronavirus transport cleaning announcement today is completely inadequate and calls into question the decision to privatise tube cleaning. Responding to Mayor Sadiq Khan’s statement, RMT General Mick Cash said: “The New York...
Region: National
Tagged with: Coronavirus London, Tube
RMT Tube pay ballot opens today
RMT said it is angry and frustrated that over a year of talks has still resulted in a stalemate and has called on the Mayor and his TFL officials to lift the cap on pay and allow a deal to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT moves to ballot all tube staff over pay
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today this it is moving to an urgent ballot of 10,000 staff across London Underground for both strike action and action short of a strike after more than a year of negotiations have failed to produce an...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT welcomes Labour Assembly Members’ support for cleaners
The statement from Len Duvall AM, leader of the Labour Group, pledges the Labour AMs’ support for ‘action to secure better working conditions and job security for cleaners on the London Underground, as well as making the case for bringing...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube cleaners, london underground, tube, tfl, sadiq khan, labour assembly
RMT Tube strike rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members remain rock solid and determined in their action this morning in a dispute which is simply about forcing LU bosses and the Mayor to wake up and take seriously the impact on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, bakerloo line, drivers, strike
RMT calls strike action on Bakerloo Line
A ballot for action covering driver members produced a 95% vote for action. Members have been instructed as follows; Not to book on for any duty after 11:59 on Friday 21st February until 11:59 on Saturday 22nd February. Not to book on for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tube, bakerloo line, strike action, train drivers,
RMT Tube cleaners’ report released today
A new report by Tube union RMT released today at a demonstration outside Parliament, with the support of MPs, shows London Underground cleaning staff believe US owned corporate giant ABM, which is responsible for cleaning the Tube, is putting profits...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, abm, cleaners, tfl, sadiq khan
RMT Tube Cleaners to demonstrate outside Parliament
The demonstration will take place on Wednesday 29 January at 13:00 opposite Old Palace Yard at the Houses of Parliament. The report, titled ‘Dirty Work: ABM and the outsourcing of London’s Underground cleaners’, shines a light on the unknown world of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan
RMT demands immediate action on violence at work
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it will be stepping up its "Stop Violence Against Tube Staff" campaign as shocking new figures released this morning show that assaults on staff have risen by almost a quarter over the past three...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, tfl, violence
RMT to hold workplace violence protest
London Underground union RMT will be holding a demonstration tomorrow outside Transport for London’s offices as part of its campaign to highlight the company’s continuous failure to take proper steps to address the issue of workplace violence faced by London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: workplace violence, London Underground, lul, tube, transport for London, tfl,
RMT on news that Arriva Rail London cutting ticket offices
Commenting on TfL’s announcement that it is pressing ahead with cuts to ticket office hours at London Overground stations, rail union RMT says these cuts are about profit not passengers. Last year the operator of London Overground, Arriva Rail London,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Profits over service for London Overground
Detailed analysis by rail union RMT of the latest accounts for Arriva Rail London, the German state-owned company which operates London Overground and which is planning the wholesale butchery of ticket offices, reveal that the company more than doubled its...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, ticket office, mayor of London, tfl, sadiq khan
RMT to begin ballot over Overground 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...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, ticket office, mayor of London, tfl, sadiq khan
Tube cleaners denied right to strike under anti-union laws
RMT has denounced the toxic combination of the anti-union laws and a hostile and aggressive management as a fundamental attac‎k on basic human rights that has stolen the opportunity for tube cleaners to stand up against a two tier workforce...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, cleaners, abm, sadiq khan
RMT to protest over planned Overground ticket office cuts
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to strike on Eurostar over London Living Wage
RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT) WORKERS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO BOOK ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:- • 00:01 HOURS ON THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2019 AND 23:59 HOURS ON FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2019. Rail Gourmet workers are the last group of workers on Eurostar...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: eurostar, rail gourmet, caterers, london living wage,
Victoria Line Tube drivers to strike as LU renege on pledges
Following a unanimous vote in favour of taking strike action by RMT members in a ballot concluded back in July 2019, strike action had been scheduled. This action was suspended as a result of progress made during discussions held under the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: victoria line, london underground, lul, tfl, drivers
RMT to protest outside London’s City Hall next week
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Tube cleaners ballot for action
As tube union RMT ballots Tube cleaners for industrial action for pay justice the union has revealed that an Underground cleaner would have to work for nearly 20 years to earn the £374,000 TfL’s highest executive makes in just one year,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, tube, lul, tfl, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan
Tube Cleaners Strike vote gets underway
The cleaning staff are employed by private contractors ABM and have been fighting for parity with their LU colleagues on a number of fronts including pensions, sick pay and travel. RMT believes that the ABM cleaning workforce are being discriminated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, tube, lul, abm, cleaners, Sadiq Khan, tfl, workplace justice,
RMT to begin balloting London Underground cleaners
The cleaning staff are employed by private contractors ABM and have been fighting for parity with their LU colleagues on a number of fronts including pensions, sick pay and travel. RMT believes that the ABM cleaning workforce are being discriminated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, abm, cleaners, sadiq khan, tfl
RMT demands that C2C drop ticket office plans
The crucial points that must be taken into account in the consultation are: · C2C is consulting on proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours at 25 stations across the network. · Many stations are facing cuts in excess of 10 hours...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: c2c, ticket office, consultation, London travelwatch, trenitalia, transport focus,
RMT to ballot on Overground ticket offices closures
RMT has been campaigning against the plans to axe the 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 the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT exposes full scale of London ticket office closures
RAIL UNION RMT has released a full list today of London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury, White Hart Lane and West Hampstead. The revelations of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT suspends Tube action after victory over track noise
Tube union RMT has suspended indefinite industrial action due to start at one minute after midnight tonight by drivers on four key underground lines after securing a massive victory over the issue of excessive track noise. Drivers on Jubilee, Central,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, excessive noise, lul, tube, tfl,
London Overground ticket office campaign launches
RAIL UNION RMT is launching a new campaign this week to halt London Overground ticket office closures. The campaign will fight London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, arriva rail London, tfl, Sadiq khan, ticket office
Campaign to halt Overground ticket office changes
RAIL UNION RMT is launching a new campaign to halt London Overground ticket office closures.   The campaign will fight London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, ticket office, mayor of London, tfl, sadiq khan
District line staff to take action over safety at work
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that members will be taking industrial action from tomorrow after the situation over violent assaults on workers and a culture of violence in the workplace deteriorated with the most recent serious incidents being the shocking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, district line, tfl, safety at work, violence
RMT confirms action on Tube track noise
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed a programme of industrial action to back up a demand for urgent progress over tube track noise after drivers voted by more than 95% in favour of industrial action in a ballot covering the Jubilee, Central,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, excessive noise, tfl, drivers
RMT warns that crime on London Underground is out of control
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The news today that official figures show that sexual assaults on London Underground have risen by more than 40% in the past four years are a truly shocking indictment of our crime-ridden transport system. Both passengers...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, violence, crime, sexual assaults
RMT in urgent meeting over District Line violence
TUBE UNION RMT has arranged an urgent meeting with company safety chiefs and the British Transport Police today after the situation over violent assaults on workers deteriorated with the most recent serious incident the shocking attack on LU staff at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, district line, violence at work, tfl
RMT declares dispute on West Midlands Trains over DOO
Rail union RMT today confirmed that it has declared a dispute on West Midlands Trains over plans by the company to bulldoze through Driver Only Operation and rip apart the safety critical role of the guard at the platform/train interface....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands trains, west midlands railway, london northwestern railway, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Tube workers to take industrial action over violence at work
RMT members on the eastern end of the District Line voted by nearly 95 per cent to take action short of strike action in protest after a female member of staff was attacked in her office by a violent passenger and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, district line, violence at work, tube
RMT demands urgent action on Tube track noise
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded urgent action over tube track noise as drivers voted by more than 95% in favour of industrial action in a ballot covering the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines. RMT has been campaigning on the issue...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, drivers, excessive noise, industrial action
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT today has announced that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking three days of strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
Central and Victoria Lines strike action suspended
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by Train Operators on the Central and Victoria Lines due to take place next week has been suspended. On the Central Line a satisfactory agreement has been reached with the company which...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, victoria line, central line
RMT shifts strike dates on Victoria and Central Lines
TUBE UNION RMT has announced that it has made a tactical decision to alter strike action by Train Operators working on the Central and Victoria lines arising from a breakdown in industrial relations in two separate ongoing disputes. RMT Members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, victoria line, central line
RMT launches short film for ABM Cleaners
ABM cleaners LU recruitment video
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abm, cleaners, london underground, tube,
RMT secures renewed mandate for Travel Safe Officers
Rail union RMT announced today that it has secured another rock solid vote to continue with industrial action on London Overground in its fight over poverty-pay for Travel Safe Officers employed by contractor the STM Group (Arriva Rail Contract) after...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: arriva rail london, arl, london overground, travel safe officers, pay
Ninth round of Tube pay talks
Tube union RMT said today that it was angry and frustrated after the ninth round of pay talks with LU yesterday resulted in just a 0.1% increase on the original offer as the company stand accused of playing for time instead...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, pay, strike ballot
RMT accuses Tube bosses of stringing out pay talks
Tube union RMT today accused London Underground bosses of stringing staff along and playing fast and loose after an eighth day of pay talks yesterday failed to lever any king of meaningful offer out of the management side. The union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
Strike ballot opens today in RMT fight over Tube cuts
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that an industrial action ballot has opened today in the fight against cuts plans being smuggled in across London Underground under the cloak of the “Transformation Programme”. Nearly 2000 staff will be involved covering engineering, signals,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT slams tube bosses for ignoring union crime warnings
Tube union RMT has slammed London Underground bosses for repeatedly ignoring warnings about the surge in crime on the tube as new figures issued today show that‎ thefts on the network have risen by 80% in the past three years. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, tfl, crime, btp, sadiq khan, mayor of london, tfl
Strike ballot opens this week in RMT fight over Tube cuts
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that an industrial action ballot will open this week in the fight against cuts plans being smuggled in across London Underground under the cloak of the “Transformation Programme”. The ballot will kick off on Wednesday. ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT to protest at City Hall today over Tube safety cuts
As tube union RMT takes a cuts and safety protest to City Hall this morning the Mayor’s transport officials have admitted that they have given up on restoring funding to the Tube despite the cuts being labelled “insane” by Transport...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT to take fight over tube cuts to City Hall
TUBE UNION RMT will be taking the fight over tube cuts and privatisation direct to the front door of London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Hall in a protest tomorrow . The protest - at 10am outside City Hall on Thursday 20th...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT to fight plans to privatise waste collection on Tube
Tube union RMT said today that it will fight tooth and nail plans unveiled by London Underground to shunt out waste collection services to the private sector as part of the “Transformation Programme” of creeping cuts and privatisation being overseen...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transformation programme, outsourcing
RMT moves to strike ballot as Tube pay talks collapse
Ballot preparations for 10,000 staff across all grades are now well advanced with the union saying it is angry and frustrated that a golden opportunity to come up with a positive offer has been blown by tube bosses today. RMT General...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, strike ballot, pay
RMT demands fair deal for all Tube workers
On the eve of pay talks tomorrow tube union RMT has set out a clear demand for a deal that reflects the growing workload and pressures on all tube staff who are central to delivering a transport system that even...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lul, london underground, tube, tfl
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT has confirmed that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking further strike action tomorrow over a pay freeze which would effectively mean a slide into poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, travel safe officers, pay justice
RMT chalks up major Tube victory
TUBE UNION RMT has announced a stunning victory for militant trade unionism, and has suspended strike action involving over a thousand tube fleet staff due to start on Friday, after London Underground confirmed that it is withdrawing all proposed cuts...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, fleet, tfl, engineering, fa cup, tube strike
RMT to lobby Mayor over Tube safety cuts
ON THE EVE of the three day strike by over a thousand safety-critical London Underground fleet staff over lethal cuts to train preparation and inspection frequencies, tube union RMT will be taking a protest to London Mayor Sadiq Khan at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, tfl, train preparation, train maintenance
London Underground staff to strike over safety-critical cuts
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff will strike for three days in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Cuts, Strike
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike again
Rail union RMT has announced today that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking further strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean a slide into poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Pay, Dispute
RMT members on London Overground secure major victory
RAIL UNION RMT has secured a major victory in its ongoing campaign to staff our stations and retain ticket offices with the Mayor of London’s announcement this morning that 47 of the 51 ticket offices previously proposed for closure on London Overground...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT declares a further dispute across London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has declared a further dispute across London Underground over job losses and is preparing a ballot for industrial action.  The dispute comes in addition to the rows over the current pay round and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tf, transformation, job losses,
RMT rejects Tube pay offer
MAIN TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has rejected a pay offer from London Underground bosses and is beginning preparations for a ballot of all tube members for both strike action and action short of a strike as it...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, tfl, pay
London Overground cleaners low pay demo
Striking RMT members working as cleaners for the London Overground on the Arriva Rail Contract, and their supporters, will be holding a demonstration tomorrow outside Arriva Rail London’s Head Office. The demonstration will take place outside Overground House 125 Finchley Road,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Overground, vinci, low pay, tfl
Key London Underground maintenance staff vote to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, maintenance, engineering, fleet train preparation
RMT step up campaign over air quality on London Underground
A dossier of issues raised by tube staff includes: - A number of members suffering with respiratory problems. - Station staff and drivers having high incidents of chest colds. - Notable levels of dirt when washing hands and face during or after a...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Air Quality
London Overground Vinci Cleaners strike for 48 Hours
Rail union RMT today has announced that members working on the London Overground for Vinci as cleaners on the Arriva Rail Contract will take a further 48-hour strike action next month after voting overwhelmingly for strike action over pay and...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Vinci, Cleaners, Strike
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike
Rail union RMT today has announced that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean poverty pay for these essential workers. STM Travel Safe Officer members on the Arriva Rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Travel Safe Officers, Strike
London Transport bosses hold summit to discuss violence
As London Transport bosses hold a key summit in the Capital today (19th March)  to discuss workplace violence a new RMT survey of members reveals the shocking level of threats, assaults and abuse experienced by Tube staff on a daily...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, workplace violence,
RMT warns of Greater Anglia threat to cheap tickets
Rail union RMT warned today that train operator Greater Anglia is threatening to cut off access to cheap Advance Purchase and Super Off Peak tickets as they set out plans that would restrict sales to on-line only as part of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, tickets, london travelwatch, dft, department for transport
RMT campaigning secures 550 Tube cleaner jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today racked up an important victory in the fight for jobs and workplace justice for London Underground cleaners as the TFL contractors ABM were forced by a sustained campaign of union pressure to reinstate 550 posts into their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, cleaners, tfl, abm
RMT calls for reversal of job cuts as violent crime surges
TUBE UNION RMT has called for a reversal of job cuts and a renewed focus on safety after shocking new BTP figures released this morning show a 43% increase in violent crime on the tube network over the past three years....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, btp, violent crime
RMT warns of loss of 1000 cleaning jobs on Underground
TUBE UNION RMT today warned of a thousand cleaning job losses on London Underground and announced that it will be lobbying Parliament on the 29th of January in support of decent jobs, on decent pay and conditions provided in house...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, cleaners, abm, sadiq khan
RMT suspends strike action on Bakerloo Line
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is suspending 24 hours of strike action planned to start Sunday evening on the Bakerloo Line after significant progress was made in negotiations. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “I want to pay tribute...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, bakerloo line, bakerloo, tube, lul, tfl, strike
RMT warns of loss of 1000 cleaning jobs on Tube
Last year London Underground again outsourced Tube cleaning; this time on a five year contract to Global Corporation ABM. When ABM initially took over the contract Transport for London’s s own press release said that there would be at least...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, abm, cleaners
RMT suspends Boxing Day strike action on Bakerloo Line
Other action still remains on and all CSA, CSS and CSM members in Charing Cross, Elephant & Castle, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Areas are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, bakerloo line, bakerloo, tube, lul, tfl, strike, boxing day
RMT suspends Central Line action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended strike action over a sacked driver on the Central Line – due to start tomorrow evening – after the company waited ten months and left it right up to the wire...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, central line, drivers, lul
RMT announces Boxing Day strike on Bakerloo line
RMT’s National Executive Committee has now considered this matter and taken the decision to instruct all CSA, CSS and CSM members in Charing Cross, Elephant & Castle, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Areas to take strike action by not booking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: bakerloo, bakerloo line, tube, london underground, lul, strike, strike action
RMT to take further strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT today announced further strike action on London Underground’s Central Line on Friday 21st December and Saturday 22nd December 2018. The action is over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, tube, london underground, lul, strike, industrial relations breakdown
RMT demands honesty from London Underground
Tube union RMT today demanded that London Underground bosses come clean to both staff and public over the significant and continuing service disruption on the Piccadilly line which has led to a series of problems over the past week . The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, piccadilly line, service information
RMT racks up another important victory
RAIL UNION RMT today racked up another important victory in the campaign to halt the London Overground ticket office closure programme but warned that the battle is far from over. At a packed London Travelwatch board meeting today the independent...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT members rock solid in strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT confirmed that members are standing rock solid this morning at the start of 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line  over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, central line, industrial relations, drivers
RMT suspends Piccadilly Line Tube drivers strike action
TUBE UNION RMT said today that 24 hours of strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line, due to start at noon tomorrow, has been suspended after sufficient progress was made in talks. Action in separate disputes on the Central Line,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul, central line
RMT says strike action on Central Line goes ahead
Tube union RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line goes ahead as planned from midnight over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse of agreed procedures and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, central line, drivers, lul
RMT announces 24 hours of strike action on Central Line
Tube union RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse of agreed procedures and the victimisation of a trade union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, central line, drivers, lul
London TravelWatch forced to delay decision on ticket office
RAIL UNION RMT’s campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices has seen initial victory today after London Travelwatch was forced to postpone a post-consultation decision citing receipt over 7500 responses as “unprecedented and overwhelming”. While welcoming the news the union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices, london travelwatch
RMT to hand over campaign postcards to London TravelWatch
RAIL UNION RMT will be handing in postcards and a written submission tomorrow to London TravelWatch on the final day of the statutory consultation on the proposed closure of 51 London Overground ticket offices. Campaigners will also be handing in a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT says shocking incident backs call for guards
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) report into a potentially fatal incident at Peckham Rye last year – which has been released today - wholly reinforces and underpins the union case for a safety-critical guard...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, peckham rye, evacuation
RMT reveals £16 million cost of botched Underground project
Tube union RMT today revealed through an FOI request the astronomical waste of nearly £16 million on a system meant to enhance staff rostering but which has left dozens of LU stations dangerous and ‎unstaffed. The system called RCT –...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, rostering and coverage tool, rct, tube
RMT calls on Mayor to halt ticket office closure plans
ON THE day that rail union RMT holds a day of action across the Capital against plans to axe 51 London Overground ticket offices it has revealed that reported incidences of violence against the person have increased across the operation by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT welcomes Labour support for ticket office campaign
On the day that RMT held a day of action across the Capital the union’s General Secretary, Mick Cash, received an email from Len Duval, Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, confirming that yesterday the Group met...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Day of action this week to save 51 Overground ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a day of action on Wednesday as part of the campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, ticket offices, arriva rail london, tfl, transport for london, london travelwatch,
Piccadilly Line strike "united and determined" on third day
TUBE UNION RMT said that driver members on the Piccadilly Line are standing united and determined again this morning as the current phase of strike action enters it's third day in a fight for workplace justice and respect. The dispute...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
Day Two of Piccadilly Line strike action rock solid
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line is absolutely rock solid across all depots this morning on day two as the workforce stands firm against an aggressive and bullying management culture that has reduced...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
Piccadilly Line strike action gets under way
TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line is now underway and receiving the expected rock solid support from members after LU bosses wrecked ACAS talks yesterday by refusing to bring any new proposals or...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
Piccadilly Line strike action goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line, starting tomorrow lunchtime through to the weekend, goes ahead as planned after LU bosses scuppered ACAS talks this morning by refusing to bring any new proposals...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
RMT launches campaign to save 51 Overground ticket offices
Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed closures which ends on 11th October. The union will be leafleting stations with campaign postcards on the 3rd October as part of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT confirms further ACAS talks in the morning
‎Tube union RMT confirmed this evening that it will be attending further talks at ACAS tomorrow morning in the long-running dispute on the Piccadilly Line over the breakdown of industrial relations and a comprehensive failure by management to deliver on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, piccadilly line, drivers,
RMT confirms ACAS talks over Piccadilly Line dispute
Tube union RMT confirmed today that it will be attending talks at ACAS this morning in the long-running dispute on the Piccadilly Line over the breakdown of industrial relations and a comprehensive failure by management to deliver on promised improvements...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, piccadilly line, drivers, lul
BTP have been conducting surveillance on LUL staff
TUBE UNION RMT today reacted with astonishment after revelations that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been carrying out covert spying operations on London Underground (LUL) front line staff. Even more astonishing is the revelations that these BTP officers engaged...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, btp, british transport police, tube
Piccadilly Line tube drivers to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that driver members on the Piccadilly Line will strike again later this month in a long-running dispute over the breakdown of industrial relations and a comprehensive failure by management to deliver on promised improvements following...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: piccadilly line, tube, london underground
RMT to fight Overground's proposed 88 Ticket Office closures
Rail union RMT said today it will fight with every tool at its disposal plans just announced that would axe ticket offices and station staffing across the capital with dire consequences for safety, services and accessibility Arriva Rail London have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Strike at crucial LU Ruislip Depot 100% solid this morning
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s crucial Ruislip Depot is absolutely 100% rock solid this morning. The strike action is over disputes about pay parity and payments associated with...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Ruislip, Transplant
Further strike action tomorrow at LU's Ruislip Depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from tomorrow with two forty eight hour strikes starting Wednesday 22nd August and through the...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Transplant, Strike, Ruislip
RMT confirms further phase of strike action at Ruislip
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot with two forty eight hour strikes from the 22nd August and through the following Bank Holiday weekend...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, transplant, strike, ruislip depot
RMT confirms strike action at Ruislip Depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from Friday and throughout the weekend exactly as planned as management continue to fail to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, ruislip depot, transplant,
Further strike action at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot . The strike action is over disputes about pay parity and payments associated with train preparation based on...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Ruislip, Transplant
RMT strike at Ruislip depot
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s crucial Ruislip Depot is absolutely rock solid this morning.  The strike action is over a dispute about pay parity and payments associated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transplant train
Piccadilly Line strike suspended
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed today that strike action by drivers on the Piccadilly Line due to start at 2100 hours this evening has been suspended following significant progress in extensive talks through ACAS. The dispute remains on as the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, piccadilly line, tube, drivers, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
RMT confirms strike action at Ruislip Depot goes ahead
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot goes ahead from Thursday this week exactly as planned following an abject failure by the company to engage in serious...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, transplant train
RMT demands urgent Underground recruitment drive
TUBE UNION RMT this morning revealed shock new figures from an internal LUL document that expose a crisis in staffing and safety on the tube with dozens of stations now left unstaffed on a weekly basis. The figures give more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, night tube, staffing, unstaffed, stations
RMT announces strike action of train maintenance staff
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that strike action will take place by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot. The strike action is over a dispute about pay parity and payments associated with Train Preparation based...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transplant, stores, ruislip depot, london underground, maintenance, lul, tube
RMT drivers on Piccadilly Line to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that driver members on the Piccadilly Line will be striking over a series of attacks on working conditions and staffing levels that have turned the line into a pressure cooker. RMT members will strike between...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: piccadilly line, london underground, lul, tube
Tube union RMT on Southgate explosion
The union understands that members of the public were hospitalised and we wish them a speedy recovery. Station staff were once again fantastic in dealing with the initial incident and getting people to safety whilst undertaking a full speedy evacuation...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southgate, tube, explosion, london underground, lu, lul
RMT confirms two 24 hours strikes on Jubilee line
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Jubilee Line will be taking two days of strike action in June over the imposition of new timetables that ride roughshod over current rostering agreements. After an overwhelming vote for action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, jubilee line, tfl
Major employment tribunal loss for London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT today called on London Underground to end the culture of picking on staff and misusing procedures after the company lost an important employment tribunal case, costing the taxpayer a six figure sum in the process. The driver...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, lul, tube, employment tribunal, tube driver
RMT calls for maximum support for TUC anti cuts demo
RMT members will be turning out in force tomorrow, Saturday 12 May, for the TUC national demonstration calling for an end to cuts and a new deal for working people. The march assembles at 11am at Victoria Embankment and will arrive...
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, new deal, london, may 12
RMT response to Victoria station staff incident yesterday
Tube union RMT has reacted with shock and horror to yesterday's incident at Victoria station where a member of staff was pushed onto the track. The union says that tube staff play a vital role in moving London around and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, lul, tube, victoria, tube staff
RMT raises serious concerns with Minister
Tube union RMT has today written to the Minister of State for Security, Ben Wallace, after Government comments about the possibility of terrorists embedding themselves within London Transport were turned into front page headlines last week, leading to a spike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, evening standard, tube,
MPs call on Mayor to end exploitation of Tube cleaners
TUBE UNION RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in Parliament today by MPs calling on Transport for London, which is chaired by the London Mayor, to end the exploitation of Underground cleaners. The MPs intervention came as RMT cleaners are...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, tube, cleaners, tfl, sadiq khan
London Tube cleaners' protest next week
Tube union RMT has confirmed that at 2pm on Wednesday 21 February members and their supporters will be protesting against the treatment by outsourcing companies - especially new mega contractor ABM - of cleaners across the London transport network.   The first demo...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: abm, london underground, cleaners, outsourcing, tfl, tube, transport for london
London Transport Funding Crisis
Amid reports that Transport for London is facing a £1 billion funding gap next year, transport union RMT is calling on the Government to immediately reinstate the full revenue grant being cut as part of its austerity measures.   The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, funding crisis
RMT calls on London Mayor
RAIL UNION RMT has today called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take immediate measures to bring Carillion’s London rail contract work into direct public ownership through Transport for London with guaranteed protection for the workforce, their jobs, pay, conditions...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: carillion, tfl, sadiq khan, london overground, crossrail, heathrow express,
RMT members striking today at Surrey bus company
RMT members are standing solid and united on the picket line today at a Surrey-based bus company‎ in a dispute over the basic workplace right to be represented by the union of their choice. (Press hand out picture attached). RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: quality line, epsom, ratp dev london, bus
RMT responds to new evidence of unstaffed tube stations
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‎ “This is shocking new information which confirms RMT's warnings about the tube network becoming an increasingly faceless and dangerous place . “London Underground need to get an urgent grip on this lethal gamble with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, fit for the future, unstaffed stations
RMT's Mick Cash on eve of 30th anniversary of Kings X fire
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT will be attending the joint commemoration event on Saturday and our thoughts will be with all of those who lost their lives or were injured in this tragic event which still resonates throughout...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: kings cross fire, thirtieth anniversary, london underground, lul, tube, mick cash
RMT on news of £8.5 million bonus bonanza for TfL top bosses
“It is frankly appalling that at a time when there are £5 billion worth of cuts and over 1400 job losses being lined up by Transport for London that the very top brass are lining their pockets with huge pay and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, london underground, lul, tube, bonus
RMT reveals crime surge on LUL as TfL plans to axe 1400 jobs
Specifically, there were 1,387 reported incidences of theft on London Underground in the second quarter of 2017-18, compared to 1,126 reported incidences in the second quarter of 2016-17. Reported incidences of serious public order on the Tube have also increased by an even more...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, job losses
Tube chaos on Piccadilly Line
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded that London Underground halt and reverse maintenance cuts and key asset sales after if emerged that reductions in vegetation management and the flogging off of a key piece of kit were major factors in the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, piccadilly line, wheel flats,
RMT responds to serious “near miss” incident
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded the immediate staffing  of ALL London Underground stations – or the closure of stations when they are unstaffed – after  another dangerous incident at an unstaffed station. At Ruislip station last Friday (20 Oct) as a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future, unstaffed station
RMT announces Night Tube dispute
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed this morning that it has declared a dispute with London Underground over the failure of the company to honour an agreement on career progression into full-time jobs for night tube drivers. RMT has begun preparations for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers
RMT Tube cleaners to demonstrate
TUBE CLEANERS UNION RMT is organising a demonstration outside City Hall to protest against poor pay and conditions as a result of outsourcing.   The demonstration will take place on Thursday 12 October at  09:00, Thursday 12 October at City Hall, The Queen's...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, cleaners, demonstration, abm, ags people, tfl, transport for london, sadiq khan,
RMT hits back at London City Hall Tories
Tube union RMT responds to attacks on transport workers pay and conditions by London City Hall Tories this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Unlike the London City Hall Tories, London's transport workers are in the front line ‎when...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: city hall, tories, tory party, pay and conditions, lul, london underground, tube, tfl, dlr
RMT on TfL's Uber ruling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Uber has consistently failed to reach acceptable standards of service, safety and security and we applaud this decision which is a victory for passengers and also a vital step in protecting the livelihoods of...
Region: National
Tagged with: uber, taxis, tfl, transport for london
RMT responds to London Overground ticket office proposals
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT is deeply concerned about the proposals which in our view could see the elimination of ticket offices across London Overground. Our experience in the past shows that, despite promises to the contrary, the closure...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, tfl, sadiq khan, ticket office
RMT on Parsons Green
"RMT is aware of the incident at Parsons Green this morning and the unions safety reps are awaiting further facts from London Underground. The union is supporting our members at this time.   "The incident shows once again that tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, parsons green
RMT warns of Night Tube crisis on the Piccadilly Line
RMT has been informed that the amount of drivers available to run the Mayor’s flagship Night Tube service on the Piccadilly Line is now so low  that last weekend saw only 7 trains running instead of the normal 22 – a near...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, piccadilly line
RMT salutes major victory in Piccadilly Line dispute
Tube union RMT today saluted a major victory secured by members in the Piccadilly Line workshops at Northfields and Cockfosters Depots as Tube Lines pulled back wholesale from a set of proposals that would have opened the door to casualisation...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lul, london underground, tube, piccadilly line, tubelines
RMT calls for urgent action on tube station staffing
Tube union RMT reacted with disbelief this morning at the news that, despite clear warnings by the rail safety regulator, the ORR, after the tragic death at Canning Town, London Underground continue to run stations unstaffed.   RMT is clear...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, station staffing, orr, canning town
RMT calls for urgent talks with Abellio
Rail union RMT has called for urgent talks over train and station staffing after the Department of Transport (DfT) confirmed this morning that a consortium comprising of Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co. Ltd has won the...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: abellio, dft, department for transport, london midland
RMT calls for Tube job cuts inquiry
Tube union RMT today called for an independent inquiry into London Undergrounds disastrous stations job cuts programs " Fit for the Future " after the ORR - the government regulator - issue London Underground with a legal "improvement notice " following the tragic death of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, lu, tube, canning town, fit for the future, orr, office of road and rail
RMT demands reversal of TFL and Network Rail cuts
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The state of transport services right across London this morning serves as the clearest possible warning to this Government that their policy of hacking back the budgets of both Network Rail and Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: network rail, tfl, transport for london, maintenance cuts
RMT RESPONDS TO SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE ON TUBE AIR QUALITY
"RMT has been raising issues of major concern over the contents of air for a long time . The response given to the Sunday Times is what the union has been fobbed off with before . It is simply not good enough...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, transport for london, air quality, sunday times,
RMT demands action as Tube workers denied drinking water
RMT members employed as Train Drivers, Station staff, Track workers,Train  Maintenance and other front line staff have been told by LUL that they will no longer  be provided with decent drinking water whilst they at work. Instead, the normal standalone...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, transport for london, drinking water,
RMT to ballot Piccadilly Line/Tube Lines workshop staff
Tube union RMT will begin balloting workshop staff in the Piccadilly Line workshops at Northfields and Cockfosters Depots today for both strike action and action short of a strike over an attempt by Tube Lines to create a two-tier workforce...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, piccadilly line, tube lines, tfl
RMT demands minority Government reverse £3 billion TFL cuts
TUBE UNION RMT has ramped up pressure on the minority to Government to reverse over £3 billion of cuts across Transport for London as officials prepared for a meeting today with tube managers to discuss safety and security measures in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, tube, btp, cuts
RMT on London Bridge strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are solid in their support of the three members at London Bridge who have been subjected to the most appalling miscarriage of justice after a violent incident involving a fare-dodger at the station...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Bridge Three, Strike
RMT to escalate "London Bridge Three" dispute
TUBE UNION RMT is to escalate a deepening dispute with London Underground as the union gears up for action from this Sunday involving station staff across the London Bridge group after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, london bridge three
RMT members to take action over "London Bridge Three"
TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed today that station staff across the London Bridge groups will take both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for intervening to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, london bridge three, strike action,
RMT members vote for action over "London Bridge Three"
Tube union RMT has confirmed today that station staff across the London Bridge and Waterloo groups have voted for both strike action and action short of a strike in a ballot after one member was sacked and two others disciplined...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, london bridge three
RMT announces Night Tube drivers’ victory
TUBE UNION RMT has called off strike action and heralded a victory for justice for Night Tube drivers as LUL agreed to end the practice of preventing them from moving into vacant full-time positions for a period of at least...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, strike action
RMT BALLOT FOR ACTION OPENS TODAY OVER "LONDON BRIDGE THREE
Tube union RMT has confirmed that balloting of station staff across the London Bridge and Waterloo group for both strike action and action short of a strike has opened today after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Bridge Three, Ballot, Tube
RMT reacts with fury at Tube bosses
Tube union RMT reacted with fury today after London Underground upheld the sacking of a staff member who intervened to stop a violent fare dodger from assaulting colleagues in an incident at London Bridge last autumn. RMT is already balloting...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, london bridge, assault
RMT responds to TFL budget plans
"RMT remains deeply concerned at the impact of Government austerity cuts on the TFL budget, cuts that the union believes  compromise capacity and safety at a time of surging demand. "RMT reps are repeatedly reporting severe overcrowding on stations, platforms...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, budget
RMT announces action on Night Tube
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers will strike on the 8/9th and 29/30th of April  after they voted overwhelmingly for action over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground. Members voted this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, strike action
RMT NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS VOTE BY OVER 96% FOR STRIKE ACTION
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground. Members voted by over 96% for...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube Drivers, Strike
Tube fleet maintenance action begins today
RMT London Underground Fleet members will begin a campaign of  industrial action from today following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management.   RMT’s executive has instructed all Fleet Grades members to undertake the following industrial...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet maintenance, industrial action
Tube fleet maintenance to take industrial action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that London Underground Fleet members will be taking industrial action from next Tuesday following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management. In a recent ballot 67% of members voted for strike action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, maintenance, industrial action
Tube fleet maintenance workers back strike action
The ballot result will now be considered by RMT’s executive. RMT reps have listed these breaches as including:- •             Not consulting or negotiating with this Union over reduced staffing levels within Fleet •             Breaching our agreement on Night Tube and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet, maintenance, ballot, strike action
Tube drivers' strike on Central Line East goes ahead tonight
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on the Central Line East goes ahead as planned tonight after LU management failed to take the talks process seriously yesterday and showed a total disregard for the core issues at the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, central line, strike
RMT to ballot Night Tube drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT said today that it is to ballot Night Tube drivers for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground.   As a result...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, night tube, drivers, ballot, strike action
Tube drivers to strike again on Central Line East
Following last month’s rock solid strike action against the forced displacement of Central Line Train Operators, and having consulted with local reps , RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all affected members at Hainault, Leytonstone and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, central line, tube, strike
Tube strike action suspended
TUBE UNION RMT today suspended tube stations strike action scheduled to start on Sunday following talks which mean that nearly 60% of the original job cuts planned by LU have now been reversed after three years of solid campaigning. LU, under...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, strike, station staff
London Midland train conductors secure major victory
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today a ballot of its London Midland conductor members for strike action over a decision to place security contractors on trains within the London Midland network has been halted after the union secured a major victory....
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, gurads, conductors, security contractors
RMT repeats call for reversal of staffing cuts
Tube union RMT today re-iterated the need for a reversal to the Tube station staffing cuts in light of a major fire-related incident at London Bridge yesterday .   The fire, underneath an escalator, prompted a full evacuation, and only the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, london bridge, every job matters
Tube stations staffing dispute
"Our reps have met this afternoon and have agreed unanimously that all planned action remains on. RMT has been available for further talks throughout the weekend and we can confirm that those talks‎ will now convene at ACAS on Tuesday...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, station staff, every job matters,
RMT confirms further strike dates in Tube dispute
Following a failure to make significant progress at intensive ACAS talks in the London Underground stations staffing disputes  RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call further action and instructs ALL LUL STATION & REVENUE members:  Not to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, every job matters, station staff, strike
Tube drivers action on Central, Waterloo and City solid
 Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Pickets are out in force this morning, picket lines are being respected and the support for the action is absolutely solid in all depots. This action has been provoked by a pointless and aggressive...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, drivers, strike, central line, waterloo and city line
Tube drivers to strike on Central Line
Following a ballot result strongly in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike against the forced displacement of Central Line Train Operators, and the failure of ACAS talks to resolve the dispute, RMT’s National Executive Committee...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, tube, london underground, lul, drivers, strike
London Midland train conductors to vote on strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Midland conductor members for strike action and action short of a strike over a decision to place security contractors on trains within the London Midland network by imposition...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, security contractors, strike ballot
RMT confirms new phase of industrial action on Tube
                www.rmt.org.uk     12th January 2017 Immediate RMT confirms new phase of industrial action in Tube station staffing and safety dispute Following the rock-solid strike action taken by RMT tube station members on the 8th and 9th of January the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, every job matters, station staff, safety
RMT to ballot London Underground fleet staff
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Underground fleet staff members for strike action and action short of a strike over a breakdown in industrial relations and numerous breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fleet staff, every job matters, ballot
RMT repeats call for talks in Tube safety dispute
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The 24 hour strike that ended yesterday evening was absolutely rock solid right across the combine and was the clearest possible reflection of the anger of tube workers at the potentially-lethal impact that the 838 job cuts...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, safety, jobs, every job matters
Tube staff out in force across the network
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Our members are out in force across London Underground this morning in the fight for jobs and safety. The strike action is ‎being solidly supported on every line, at every station and on picket...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, station staff, jobs, every job matters
RMT warns TFL to stop peddling "dangerous lies"
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "It does no one any favours for TFL to openly lie about how many Tube services are running. It just piles more people into stations that are already dangerously over crowded and ramps up...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, station staff, jobs, every job matters
London Underground talks at ACAS
Mick Cash said "Despite huge efforts by the union negotiating team London Underground have failed to come up with any serious plans to tackle the staffing and safety crisis caused by the axing of nearly 900 safety-critical station jobs. "Instead of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, acas, strike, station staff,
London Underground action to go ahead
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “RMT is bitterly disappointed that LUL brought nothing new to the negotiating table today despite assurances that fresh proposals to tackle the growing safety and staffing crisis would be forthcoming. “As a result of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, strike action
RMT confirms strike dates in Tube station staffing dispute
Not to book on for any shifts between 1800 on Sunday 8th Jan and 1759 on Monday 9th.   The dispute is over Tube station staffing and safety. Over 3000 RMT station staff members were balloted for action over the impact on safety...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, station and revenue staff, tube
Strikes loom on Tube
TUBE UNION RMT says that while strikes loom on London Underground middle managers have asked LUL Chief Operating Officer “How am I supposed to convince staff to break a strike/OT ban when I completely agree with many of the issues...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future
RMT calls for postponement of night tube on Piccadilly Line
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the postponement of the night tube on the Piccadilly Line – which is due to start on 16 December – due to on-going safety concerns.   The serious fleet problems involve trains that continue to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, piccadilly line
RMT Demands Immediate Return of Axed Station Jobs
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, has slammed London Underground management for allowing London’s tube stations to descend into chaos as a result of unjustified job cuts.   “RMT warned tube bosses again and again that the job cuts they were...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, latimer road, station staff
RMT launches Safe Trains For All campaign on London Midland
The campaign has come about as a result of the recent Department of Transport announcement regarding the future of train service throughout the West Midlands and West Coast routes. The Union believes that government plans represent a clear danger in...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: safe trains for all, london midland, doo, driver only operation, dft, department for transport
RMT SUSPENDS INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON UNDERGROUND
Tube union RMT has confirmed that 24 hours of strike action from tomorrow evening on the Piccadilly & Hammersmith and City  lines in separate disputes involving drivers has been suspended following successful talks with London Underground at ACAS. The union says...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, piccadilly, hammersmith and city, central
RMT repeats call for urgent action on Tube
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "It is shocking that the union call for an urgent summit to address the continuing problems on the Piccadilly Line are being ignored. RMT is receiving regular reports of serious and dangerous overcrowding on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul
RMT calls for discussions around closure of Piccadilly Line
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded that urgent discussions should be held at top level to give serious consideration to the Piccadilly line  being closed  until a major problem with flatted wheels is properly sorted out and all the trains are...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, flatted wheels,
Drivers on Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City Lines to strike
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines are to strike for 24 hours on the 6th  and 7th December in two separate disputes over a breakdown in industrial relations, breaches of procedures and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, piccadilly, hammersmith and city, drivers, strike
RMT confirms action in tube station staffing dispute
The dispute is over  tube station staffing and safety.  Over 3000 RMT station staff members were balloted for action over the impact on safety from the axing of nearly 900 front-line workers alongside the closure of tube ticket offices. RMT says that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future
Big votes for action in two separate disputes on LUL
Tube union RMT confirmed today that balloting has concluded in two separate disputes on London Underground with massive votes for action being recorded in both. Both disputes, tube station staff and Piccadilly Line drivers, have safety of passengers and staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, station staff
London Overground services subsidising German fares
New research by Britain’s largest rail union RMT has found that profits made by London Overground services could be used to cut fares for passengers by 5% a year but will instead be used to subsidise rail services in Germany.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, lorol, arriva, tfl, transport for london
RMT secures massive victory on Tube Lines
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has secured a massive victory for Tube Lines maintenance staff on London Underground on pensions, pay and Night Tube: 1.    Pensions: Access to the TfL Pension Fund for all current employees and new...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, london underground, lul, tube, tfl, pensions, pay, night tube
Balloting underway in two disputes on London Underground
The disputes are: • Tube station staffing and safety. Around 4000 station staff members balloted for action over the impact on safety from the axing of nearly 900 front-line workers alongside the closure of tube ticket offices. RMT says that the cuts...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Disputes, Ballot
RMT to ballot Piccadilly Line drivers for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting over 400 drivers on the Piccadilly Line for strike action in a dispute over breaching agreements, procedures and policies which amounts to a wholesale breakdown in industrial relations between the union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, drivers, ballot, strike action
RMT confirms ballot timetable for London Underground staff
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed a ballot timetable today for nearly 3500 workers a week after the terror alert at North Greenwich put tube safety right back at the top of the agenda.  Station staff members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, every job matters
RMT slams Tory axing of TFL Operating Grant
General Secretary Mick Cash said "The axing of the TFL Operating Grant is an act of criminal irresponsibility by the Tory Government which shows yet again that they could not care less about safety on Britain's railways. It must be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, jubilee line
RMT welcomes London taxi report
TAXI DRIVER’S UNION RMT welcomes the fact that a new report on London taxis from think tank Policy Exchange correctly identifies some of the problems facing the sector, but fails to acknowledge the importance of introducing a statutory definition of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxi, ply for hire, plying for hire, tfl, transport for london, policy exchange
RMT to ballot London Underground staff for action over jobs
Station staff members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Unions (RMT) will be balloted for strike action and action short of strike action in an on-going battle over job numbers, the critical safety role of control rooms, forced displacement...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, ticket offices
RMT urges public to engage in London Travel Watch survey
TUBE UNION RMT today urged the public to respond to the London Travel Watch review of ticket office closures with a message that this is an opportunity to press for a reversal of the cuts and closures programme. Ignoring evidence...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, london travelwatch, tfl, lul, tube, ticket office
RMT calls for LUL to bring forward staffing review
TUBE UNION RMT is calling for London Underground’s staffing review to be brought forward after the company’s own safety investigation slammed its new staffing model.   As well as closing ticket offices London Underground has removed staff from control rooms...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, canning town
Hammersmith & City and Circle Line strike rock solid
Strike action on Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines over heavy handed and aggressive management, including putting staff toilet breaks on a stop watch, and a flagrant disregard for agreed policies and procedures is rock solid this morning. RMT General...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: hammersmith and city, circle, strike, london underground, lul, tube
Hammersmith & City and Circle Line Drivers' strike
Following an overwhelming vote for action by RMT drivers on the Hammersmith and City and Circle Lines, and a failure to reach an agreement in talks held through ACAS right up to the wire yesterday, the union has confirmed this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, hammersmith and city, circle
RMT gives guarded welcome to London Taxi strategy
Mick Cash, General secretary of London Taxi Union RMT said; "The union gives a guarded welcome to elements of this package that have already been widely trailed and we now expect that our London Taxi reps will be fully engaged...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: taxi, london taxi, taxi strategy, plying for hire, uber
RMT responds to London Mayor review of ticket office closure
“These cuts have hammered down on safety as the front line, visible staff have been removed and all the statistics show that this has sparked an increase in crime. Access to transport services is being denied to people with a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tfl, lul, ticket office
RMT campaign brings Tube contract back in-house
A long-running campaign by tube union RMT has scored a significant victory with the final confirmation from the London Mayor today that a major slice of tube maintenance work is to be brought back in house next year. The TfL...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube lines, amey, ppp, maintenance
RMT sets out its position on Night Tube
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “RMT supports the introduction of the Night Tube and ever since the idea was first floated our members have fought tirelessly to make sure that it is done properly and that the huge...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, tfl, night tube, every job matters
Taxi union RMT responds to London Mayors' announcement
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT welcomes the announcement by London Mayor Sadiq Khan today which will increase on-street enforcement for taxis and private hire. The union has repeatedly warned that unregulated drivers put the safety of Londoners...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london, taxi, mayor, tfl, enforcement
RMT on London Underground overcrowding figures
Reports on the Press Association today reveal that there were 547 so-called ``temporary station controls'' on London Underground from March 2015 to February 2016, according to data released by Transport for London (TfL) in response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, overcrowding, tfl, transport for london
New figures confirm RMT warnings
New figures pulled out of Transport for London by a Freedom of Information request show that the number of passengers falling between the train and the platform has more than trebled in ten years with RMT laying the blame on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, overcrowding, platform train interface
TFL top managers celebrate the axing of 800 jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today slammed the “disgusting and obscene spectacle” of nearly 50 senior TFL managers decked out in black-tie regalia at Mayfair’s luxury RAF Club as they celebrated the completion of a massive cuts programme that axes 800 safety-critical station staff...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport forlondon, fit for the future stations
RMT calls for investigation into Canning Town incident
TUBE UNION RMT said today that there “must be no cover up” over an incident last week where a passenger fell between the train and the platform at Canning Town – exposing the growing problem of overcrowding and its impact...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, overcrowding, dlr, jubilee line
RMT Tube Lines members vote for Night Tube action
Tube union RMT confirmed today that a ballot of Tube Lines maintenance and engineering staff over Night Tube, pay and pensions has recorded an overwhelming vote for action. Over 85% voted for strike action with an even larger majority for action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, night tube, lul, london underground
RMT on 19 August start date for Night Tube
"RMT also still has major concerns over the safe running of the Night Tube and there are unresolved issues on the detailed safety case that will have to be agreed through the Health and Safety machinery. Against a background of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: night tube, london underground, lul,
RMT calls for urgent meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan
London's main transport union RMT  today called for urgent talks with newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan to discuss a wide range of issues that the union says pose the biggest collective threat to transport services in the Capital since the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mayor of London. Tube, Rail, Taxis
Deutsche Bahn approves UK asset sell-off
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that a fire-sale of a sizable chunk of Deutsche Bahn’s UK operations jacks up a new threat to jobs and services. The proposed sell off of up to a 45 per cent minority stake in Deutsche...
Region: National
Tagged with: deutsche bahn, arriva, arriva trains wales, chiltern railways, cross country, grand central, london overground, northern rail
Tube Lines staff ballot over night Tube pay
3RD May 2016 Immediate BALLOTING STARTS TODAY IN NIGHT TUBE PAY AND PENSIONS DISPUTE INVOLVING TUBE LINES STAFF Tube union RMT confirmed today that a ballot for action involving nearly 1500 Tube Lines maintenance and engineering staff over Night Tube pay and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, night tube, london underground, lul, tfl
Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Train Operators, Piccadil
14th April 2016 Dear Colleague, Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Train Operators, Piccadilly Line – London Underground Further to previous correspondence, members are congratulated for standing firm together against threats from an overly aggressive management team. Since the solidly supported strike action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line
Ballot for action at main tube track depot
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike for all staff working out of the main track maintenance and renewals depot at Lillie Road in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, lillie road
RMT slams "Transport for London Bill"
Tonight, Tuesday 12th April, the Transport for London Bill has its third reading – a Bill which transport union RMT has slammed as a “multi-billion pound rip off tailored yet again to the tax-dodging, global super-rich.” The Transport for London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl,
RMT demands closure of Ealing Broadway station
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded the closure of Ealing Broadway station and urgent reassurances to staff after an asbestos alarm was raised by union reps. Over the weekend there was a major incident at Ealing Broadway station when roof tiles,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ealing broadway
RMT forces shelving of plans to axe BTP sexual offences unit
After a union-led campaign to stop the axing of the specialist policing unit which investigates sexual offences on the Tube led to the plans being shelved at the weekend, main tube union RMT today demanded that they be scrapped entirely...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, btp
Piccadilly line strike action rock solid
RMT says that responsibility for the strike, and the disruption to services, rests squarely with the LU management who have allowed a culture of bullying and harassment of staff to build up over a number of years on the line...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: piccadilly line, london underground, lul
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS
TO ALL PICCADILLY LINE TRAIN OPERATORS Our Ref: LUL/14/2 24th March 2016 Dear Colleagues BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my letter of yesterday’s date, first of all I would like to congratulate you...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, piccadilly line
Strike goes ahead tonight on Piccadilly Line
Tube union RMT  today confirmed that there have been no further talks and 24 hours of strike action goes ahead from nine o’clock tonight by nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line
RMT condemns London Overground sell-off to Deutsche Bahn
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that it was ludicrous to hand LOROL services over to the German state as Arriva have just had their contract for the Tyne and Wear Metro ripped up with that service being taken into...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, lorol, deutsche bahn, arriva
RMT calls for assurances on Night Tube
Biggest tube union calls for assurances on safety case and a fair deal for engineers after Mayor confirms July start for Night Tube. London's largest tube union called for reassurances from  London Underground on the Night Tube safety case, and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: night tube, tube lines, london underground, lul, tfl
Strike dates go ahead on Piccadilly Line
As management wrecks talks strike dates go ahead on Piccadilly Line over comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations Tube union RMT  today confirmed that talks have broken down and strike action goes ahead next week by nearly 400 train operators across the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: piccadilly line, london underground, lul,
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 16th March 2016 Dear Colleague, BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my letter dated 9th March, all RMT Train Operator members on the Piccadilly Line will be aware of the three...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground lul, piccadilly line
RMT demands answers on Night Tube safety case
Biggest tube union demands answers on safety case and a fair deal for engineers after speculation about August start for Night Tube. London's largest tube union today wrote to London Underground demanding answers on the Night Tube safety case, and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube,
RMT demands halt to job cuts after Clapham South incident
Tube union RMT today demanded a halt to the massive LU job cuts programme and to the lethal idea of driverless trains after the publication of the official report into the dragging incident at Clapham South Station last year. RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, every job matters, lul, tfl, clapham south
RMT confirms Piccadilly Line strike dates
Tube union RMT  today confirmed strike action by nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues. RMT has instructed all Train Operators and Instructor Operators to take strike action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: picadilly line, london underground, tfl, lul
ISS (SIEMENS CONTRACT) LONDON MIDLAND
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(SLM) 9th March 2016 Dear Colleague RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ISS (SIEMENS CONTRACT) LONDON MIDLAND STRIKE SUSPENDED - WORK AS NORMAL After careful consideration, the union’s National Executive Committee has decided to suspend the industrial action...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, iss
Breakdown in Industrial Relations
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 9th March 2016 Dear Colleague, Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Train Operators, Piccadilly Line – London Underground Following yesterday’s strong ballot result in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike over the issues affecting you...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: picadilly line, london underground, tfl, lul
Overwhelming strike vote on Piccadilly Line
An RMT  ballot of nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line for both strike action and action short of a strike over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues has recorded massive votes in favour. 85% voted...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: picadilly line, london underground, lul,
Dangerous overcrowding hits Kings X and Victoria this a.m.
General secretary Mick Cash said.  "The dangerous and chronic overcrowding on London Underground has worsened this morning with Kings Cross closed and Victoria diverting passengers during the peak.   Every job matters card "This lethal chaos cannot be allowed to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: kings cross, victoria, london underground, lul, tfl, overcrowding
ISS (SIEMENS) LONDON MIDLAND CONTRACT
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(SLM) 4th March 2016 Dear Colleagues RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 ISS (SIEMENS) LONDON MIDLAND CONTRACT First of all let me congratulate all of you on the recent ballot, you produced an excellent result and you should...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, iss,
EVERY JOB MATTERS
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 3rd March 2016 Dear Colleagues, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND As you will be aware, the new operating model in respect of Fit for the Future - Stations commenced on 7th February 2016 and I have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lul, central line
RMT Escalates Night Tube Pay and Pensions Dispute
A meeting of RMT representatives covering Tube Lines maintenance staff on London Underground has unanimously rejected the latest pay offer on Pay and Night Tube and has condemned the company’s refusal to discuss outstanding pensions issues until after the eventual...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, night tube, tfl, london underground,
RMT warns of serious safety risks across tube network
ES Jubilee line "It is grossly negligent to be cutting back and undermining safety critical staff at a time when LU is clearly on a knife edge. Those cuts have to stop and RMT repeats it's demand for a London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: jubilee line, london underground, lul, tfl
Central Line falling concrete incident
Central Line Hole in Roof General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This incident of falling concrete from development works above the Central Line is not the first of its kind and with whole swathes of London now a building site it...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: central line, london underground, tfl, boris johnson, zac goldsmith
Strike ballot on Piccadilly Line
An RMT strike ballot of nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line for both strike action and action short of a strike over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues opens today. The ballot will close...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: piccadilly line, london underground, lul, tfl
RMT on breakdowns hitting four tube lines this morning
"The tube network has never been under such pressure and RMT is receiving regular reports now of dangerous overcrowding, a problem that is deepened by any ‎attempt to casualise, cut and undermine safety-critical jobs across the combine. The cuts, and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, boris johnson
VICTORY OVER TRANSPORT FOR LONDON BILL
The Transport for London Bill was introduced into Parliament to allow TfL to participate in novel company structures – including opaque, tax avoiding offshore structures that are well-known vehicles for laundering capital. Specifically, TfL intended to jump head first into...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transport for London Bill
TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/1 4th February 2016 Dear Colleague, TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to previous correspondence, members are congratulated for returning a solid ‘YES’ vote for both strike action and action short of a strike in the above...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, cleshar,
Night Tube latest
Tube union RMT has confirmed today that it will be conducting a referendum ballot of members across London Underground over the latest offer from the company on pay and night tube. The ballot will open on the 11th February and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, night tube
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE & NIGHT RUNNING
Our Ref: LUL/0001 3rd February 2016 Dear colleague RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE & NIGHT RUNNING – LONDON UNDERGROUND I advised you in my previous email to you dated 29th January 2016 that the National Executive Committee intended to hold...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london undrground, lul, night tube,
SECTION 15 POSSESSIONS
Our Ref: HSR/4/2 28th January 2016 Dear Colleague, SECTION 15 POSSESSIONS Following the ballot result in our dispute with LUL and Tubelines over Section 15 Possessions which showed overwhelming support for industrial action your National Executive Committee has taken the decision to instruct...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tubelines, section 15
Crunch tube talks today
TUBE UNION RMT said today that if crunch talks at Director level over this weekend’s 48 hour station staffing strike fail this morning then the matter will be referred immediately to ACAS as the clock ticks down towards Saturdays action. RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fit for the future stations, every job matters
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 29th January 2016 Dear Colleague, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND WEEK OF ACTION – SUNDAY 7TH – SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2016 Further to previous correspondence where I advised you that RMT would be organising a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING LUL
Our Ref: LUL/0001 29th January 2016 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING LONDON UNDERGROUND STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED – WORK AS NORMAL MONDAY 15TH, TUESDAY 16TH, WEDNESDAY 17TH, THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2016 Further to my letter dated...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, lul, night tube
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 26th January 2016 Dear Colleague, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to yesterday’s announcement that the strike action today and tomorrow is suspended, I want to clarify that the OVERTIME BAN FOR RMT STATION...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: LONDON UNDERGROUND, LUL, EVERY JOB MATTERS
RMT suspends tomorrow's tube strike
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT's executive has agreed to suspend tomorrow's action over pay and night tube to allow for further consideration and consultation on the current offer. The union makes it clear that we remain in dispute and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING - LUL
Our Ref: LUL/0001 25th January 2016 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING LONDON UNDERGROUND STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED – WORK AS NORMAL TUES 26TH & WED 27TH JANUARY Further to my letter dated 21st January, all...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tubestrike
London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/0001 21st January 2016 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND IMPORTANT UPDATE ON TALKS – REVISED OFFER RECEIVED FROM LUL Further to my previous...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night tube
Huge rise in injuries on London Underground
Tube union RMT today blasted the “poisonous cocktail of cuts and overcrowding as an FOI request by the website London Loves Business revealed an increase in over 400% in platform injuries on London Underground. The research shows that in 2003, a grand...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, overcrowding
Tube talks latest
RMT Other News storify feed
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: night tube, london underground, lul, acas
RMT statement on Piccadilly Line
"An enhanced system check for door engine failures will be introduced with immediate effect . RMT reps will continue to take part in additional investigations on the failure this morning. "The case for continued safe operation has been issued by the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line, rolling stock
ACAS Tube talks
A further schedule of meetings has been agreed for next week and RMT will be attending those sessions and pressing for a fair negotiated settlement to the range of issues at the core of the current disputes.”  ENDS RMT Other...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, acas
RMT begins balloting Tube Lines staff for strike action
Tube union RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting Tube Lines staff for both strike action and action short of a strike after a meeting of reps overwhelmingly rejected the latest pay and Night Tube offer which mirrors the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, london underground, tfl, tube, night tube
Surge in complaints in wake of ticket office closures
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These figures confirm all RMT's warnings about the dire impact on passenger services f‎rom the cuts-led ticket office closure programme. Every job matters card "With over 800 tube station jobs due to be axed early next...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ticket office, boris johnson, tfl, every job matters
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING
Our Ref: LUL/0001 12th January 2016 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING As members will be aware, RMT suspended industrial action in September 2015 to allow discussions at ACAS to continue in respect of the above....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING
Our Ref: LUL/0001 12th January 2016 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING LONDON UNDERGROUND As members will be aware, RMT suspended industrial action in September 2015 to allow discussions at ACAS to continue in respect of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 12th January 2016 Dear Colleague, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND As members will be aware, at the time of calling the continuous overtime ban from Sunday 3rd January 2016, your RMT Lead Officer had written...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, every job matters, night tube
RMT confirms further industrial action on tube
Tube union RMT today confirmed that its executive has agreed to a wide ranging programme of industrial action across London Underground grades in two separate disputes over pay and night tube and the plans to bulldoze through massive cuts to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, transport for london, tfl, night tube
Campaign against former "Silverlink" ticket office closures
As consultation gets underway, transport union RMT has confirmed today that it is stepping up the fight against the London Mayor’s proposals to close a number of ticket offices across north London that were once part of the “Silverlink” line....
Region: National
Tagged with: silverlink, london overground, london travel watch, transport for london, ticket offices
RMT to Ballot Tube Lines Staff
Tube union RMT confirmed today that it making the final preparations for a ballot of Tube Lines staff for both strike action and action short of a strike after a meeting of reps overwhelmingly rejected the latest pay and Night...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, london underground, tube, night tube, ballot
RMT hits back at Goldsmith claim that he will ban strikes
Tube union RMT today hit back at a leaflet being distributed by multi-millionaire Tory mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith claiming that he will ban tube strikes in the Capital. The leaflet is being distributed as RMT and sister transport unions step...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: zac goldsmith, london underground
Every Job Matters
As members will be aware, discussions and negotiations with LUL over the above and its Fit for the Future Stations (FFFS) proposal have been on going and the General Grades Committee took the decision in September to keep this issue...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lul
Fare evasion rockets
In the wake of figures released yesterday by the Labour Group on the GLA showing that fare evasion on London Underground has rocketed by over 200%, tube union RMT revealed today that, as well as closing ticket offices, LU has reduced...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london undeground, lul, fare evasion, labour group, gla, tfl, every job matters
Increase in fare evasion linked to ticket office closures
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Today's figures from the Labour Group on the GLA are exactly in line with RMT warnings that axing ticket offices and station staff would be a false economy and would encourage fare evasion. Our warnings...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, labour group, gla, tfl, ticket office, every job matters
RMT on Tube overcrowding stats
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The news today that tube passenger numbers have once again broken all records comes against a background of severe and dangerous overcrowding as we try and cram more people into services already busting at the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, overcrowding, job losses
London Underground Interserve cleaners take fight to HQ
Underground cleaners, working for giant facilities company Interserve, will be taking a protest over pay and conditions to the employers HQ at 1-3 College Hill , London EC4R 2RA at 15.00hrs next Tuesday the 15th December. Interserve demo RMT says that the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, interserve, cleaners, tfl,
RMT demands moratorium on station job cuts
TUBE UNION RMT today demanded that London Underground halt its station job cuts programme as the union revealed that Leytonstone station, scene of Saturdays horrific knife attack, will lose half its rush hour staff from February under proposed new rosters....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, leytonstone, tfl
RMT response to Leytonstone stabbing incident
" That summit should involve the unions, TFL, the BTP, the train companies and Network Rail. There can be no excuse for any further delays in bringing all parties together to address the security, staffing and safety issues currently confronting our...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, btp, network rail
RMT warns of continuing tube overcrowding
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The news today that Oxford Circus has had to be closed 112 times in the past year due to severe overcrowding is the clearest warning yet that the tube netwo‎rk is bursting at the seams. It...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, overcrowding
£130 million taxpayer rip-off
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed the direct award of a monopoly rail contract for London Midland to operate rail services in the West Midlands between April 2016 and October 2017 at a cost to the taxpayer over the 18 months of £130 million...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: west midlands, london midland
RMT to consider next steps over Night Tube
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Today was the first opportunity for RMT reps to come together to consider the revised offer on Night Tube and pay and conditions received from London Underground last week.   “The feedback from...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube
Rolling stock crisis on Piccadilly Line
A rolling stock crisis on the Piccadilly Line, London Underground’s fourth busiest line transporting an average of 600,000 people a day, has led to yet another morning of delays for passengers today as warnings from tube union RMT about the state...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: piccadilly line, london underground, lul, rollong stock crisis
Rolling stock crisis on Piccadilly Line
A rolling stock crisis on the Piccadilly Line, London Underground’s fourth busiest line transporting an average of 600,000 people a day, has led to two days of severe delays for passengers as warnings from tube union RMT about the state of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: piccadilly line, london underground, rolling stock,
RMT pledges to continue to fight TfL Bill
The Transport for London Bill passed through its latest stage in the Commons last night after a hard-line Tory whipping operation and will now go to the report stage with transport union RMT pledging to continue to work with Labour...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, transport for london bill
Transport for London Bill – Property Development Gamble
Leaks show that, from the turn of the decade, the government will cut £700 million a year from its contribution to TfL’s budget. With its property development focused “Transport for London Bill” before Parliament this evening, TfL is jumping head...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, property portfolio
RMT on news of record tube user numbers
General Secretary Mick Cash said "The record numbers of tube users shows just what a success the service is and that is down to the hard work of the staff who make it tick. The fact that the news comes...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, tube
RMT on announcement of 1% increase in tube fares
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Travellers in and out of London are forking out huge sums for their rail and tube travel and they rightly expect a safe, reliable and well staffed service but that is being compromised against a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, fare rise
London Overground profits subsidise fares in Hong Kong
New research by Britain’s largest rail union has found that profits made by London Overground services could be used to cut fares for passengers by 6.5% a year on average but are instead being used to subsidized rail services in Hong...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground,
RMT on Night Tube and Pay Talks Today
Safety of both staff and passengers has to be right ‎at the core of any agreement. “Our negotiators have spent hundreds of hours working line by line through the detail in each of the underground functional groups and we will...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, night tube, lul, tfl
RMT confirms driver strike vote on Piccadilly Line
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that train operators across the Piccadilly Line have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues. Over 70% voted to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, piccadilly line
RMT on Uber High Court Ruling
Taxi union RMT said today that while it  notes the decision of the High Court on whether the Uber app involves the use of a taxi meter, this was always a peripheral issue as the focus of RMT’s campaign has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
RMT on Night Tube delay to next year
"No one wins from this situation - neither Londoners or tube staff. RMT supports the principle of a Night Tube with properly agreed reward and rosters and the union remains available for further constructive talks. "RMT is frankly astounded that Boris...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, lul, every job matters, night tube
RMT slam absentee mayor as London descends into travel chaos
Transport union RMT slammed London’s “absentee mayor” Boris Johnson as rush hour services were gripped by a fresh round of chaos last night and this morning due to a spate of infrastructure failures and breakdowns. The union pushed again for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, london underground, metropolitan line, district line hammersmith and city line, thameslink, london overground
RMT confirms driver strike vote on Piccadilly Line
The Piccadilly is the fourth busiest line on the London Underground network transporting an average of 600,000 passengers a day and services London’s Heathrow airport – the busiest airport in Europe.   The issues at the heart of the dispute involving...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, train operators, piccadilly line
RMT calls on TfL for new measures on Uber
Transport for London has today outlined the measures which it could take to limit the operation of smartphone apps (such as Uber) in the immediate hire market. The Private Hire Regulations Review, which closed on 19 June, received over 4,000 responses. Having...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
RMT on Waterloo and City Line strike action
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Our members from service control on the Waterloo and City Line are 100% united and solid in their action today as they fight for pay and grading justice. All they are asking for is to be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, waterloo and city, lu
Tube Staff to Strike over Regrading Dispute
    21:00 hours on Monday 28 th September 2015 until 23:00 hours on Wednesday 30 th September 2015.   The action has been forced on the union as a result of a total and abject failure by LU management to address fundamental issues around re-grading...
Region: National
Tagged with: london underground, strike, Waterloo & City
LONDON UNDERGROUND DISPUTES UPDATE
Dear Colleague, LONDON UNDERGROUND DISPUTES UPDATE Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service and Night Running – London Underground Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground Further to my previous letter dated 24th August, all industrial action in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike,
London Mayor admits illegal taxi trade is rife
RMT London taxi driver branch secretary Lewis Norton rang into the Mayor’s regular 'AskBoris' phone in on LBC.   When asked if the Mayor acknowledged previous comments he had made that traffic congestion in the capital can be attributed to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxis, boris johnson, london mayor, plying for trade, uber
RMT responds to Night Tube suspension
We warned repeatedly that it would be dangerous and foolish to press ahead with bodged Night Tube plans until the very basics in terms of staffing and safety had been agreed with the unions through the long-established frameworks. “This move...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: night tube, london underground
INDUSTRIAL ACTION – LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/0001 24th August 2015 Dear Colleague, INDUSTRIAL ACTION – LONDON UNDERGROUND ALL ACTION IS SUSPENDED – ALL MEMBERS TO WORK AS NORMAL As members will be aware, your Union has been in intensive discussions with LUL at ACAS in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
RMT suspends this week’s tube strike
TUBE UNION RMT said this afternoon that the strike dates on London Underground this week have been suspended, with new dates announced in September, as talks over pay, jobs and Night Tube have made significant progress at ACAS. The union...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, night tube
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 21st August 2015 Dear Colleague, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my previous correspondence dated 11th August, members are reminded of the upcoming strike action starting Tuesday next week. All Station Grades members...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, every job matters, lul
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING LONDO
Our Ref: LUL/0001 21st August 2015 Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING LONDON UNDERGROUND All RMT members working for London Underground are reminded of the upcoming strike action starting Tuesday next week. The details of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube
Chaos on District Line
The District line has lost more than a third of its trains this morning due to the union work to rule in the depots which has been ongoing as part of the Night Tube dispute. Tube bosses have attempted to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube strike, night tube, every job matters, london underground, lul, district line
Industrial Action – London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/0001 12th August 2015 Dear Colleague, Industrial Action – London Underground Ever since the start of the overtime ban (21:30 hours on Thursday 9th July), we have warned London Underground management that it will have a drastic impact on their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, industrial action
RMT tables response to LU at ACAS Tube dispute talks
RMT’s position covers the following ground: •    Suspension of two fleet trainers at Ealing Common without pay for carrying out lawful industrial action. RMT’s sees this as provocative, aggressive and an escalation by LU and demands an assurance by the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
RMT on latest statements from Mayor and LU
General Secretary Mick Cash said “London Underground and the Mayor are sending out conflicting messages to the public over the start up for Night Tube and rather than ducking and diving around the 12th September date that is plastered all...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
RMT demands an end to posturing by the London Mayor
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is time for Boris Johnson to stop the posturing and start talking. This latest stunt of writing to all tube staff just confirms that he is calling the shots on Night Tube from top...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, tube strike
Rock solid tube action
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "The action is absolutely solid on London Underground ‎across all unions, all grades and all lines and depots. That sends out the clearest possible message to Boris Johnson and his tube bosses that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, night tube
RMT Responds to Latest Statements from LU's Nick Brown
"This dispute is not about money, it's about being able to plan for and enjoy some downtime with friends and family away from work. The current plans wreck that and the unilateral issuing of the new rosters has simply inflamed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night tube, tube strike
Tube Lines staff to be balloted for strike action
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that staff working for Tube Lines are to be balloted for both strike action and action short of a strike over pay and 24 hour working – the Tube Lines staff have received an offer which...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube lines
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 4th August 2015 Dear Colleague, Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground Further to my previous correspondence dated 15th July, members are reminded of the upcoming strike action starting tomorrow. All Station Grades members are instructed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service and Night Running
Our Ref: LUL/0001 4th August 2015 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service and Night Running London Underground All RMT members working for London Underground are reminded of the upcoming strike action starting tomorrow, which will be the second...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night tube, tube strike
RMT calls for indefinite suspension of Night Tube plans
RMT says that is an open secret across the job that senior managers do not believe that the Night Tube is deliverable on the 12th September without unleashing repeated chaos. As a result of the project being dumped on tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night tube, every job matters, tube strike
RMT on latest re-hashed tube investment programme
If tube bosses seriously want the public to believe that they are investing and planning for the future they would halt and reverse the current job cuts and deal with the logistical mess that they have thrown up through the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube
RMT rejects latest Night Tube offer strike action goes ahead
RMT reps were furious when they examined the details of the current proposals earlier today only to find that they are a re-hash of previous plans and would continue along the course of smashing up long-standing agreements and destroying work/life...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night tube, strike, tubestrike
RMT on night tube talks
Our London Underground reps will meet on Monday to look at the detail and we will take a response into the ACAS talks ‎following that meeting. RMT reiterates that next week's action remains on. ". Ends.
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, every job matters
New tube action hits services
New wave of tube industrial action already hitting services this morning as drivers threatened with being sent home for refusing to drive unsafe trains. Tube services are already being hit as a new phase of industrial action kicks in this...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lu, london underground, night running, every job matters
INTRODUCTION OF AGENCY TRAINERS – FLEET – LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/13/2   23 rd July 2015   TO ALL LUL FLEET MEMBERS   Dear Colleagues   All industrial action in this dispute suspended!   INTRODUCTION OF AGENCY TRAINERS – FLEET – LONDON UNDERGROUND   I write to advise members that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, fleet
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service & Night Running Londo
Our Ref: LUL/0001 15th July 2015 TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS Dear Colleagues, Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service & Night Running London Underground Members are congratulated for taking part in the significant strike action on Wednesday 8th and Thursday...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night running
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 15th July 2015 TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND STATION STAFF MEMBERS Dear Colleagues, Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground Members are congratulated for taking part in the significant strike action on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lul
RMT confirms tube strike dates
The strike times for driver members will run slightly later, between 21.00 on 5th August to 20.59 on 6th August. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The unity and determination of staff across London Underground in the dispute ‎over night tube, the imposition...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lul, london underground, tube strike, every job matters
Industrial Action – London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/0001 13th July 2015 Dear Colleague, Industrial Action – London Underground All London Underground members are congratulated for the hugely successful strike action which took place across the network during Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July. Now, while RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, night running
RMT demand for tube chiefs
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The strike action on London Underground is rock solid across all lines, all grades and all depots and the unity and solidarity of the entire workforce, which has now brought London to a standstill, must...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London underground, lul, every job matters, tube strike
RMT salutes tube workforce
  RMT salutes tube workforce for solid, united and determined action and demands that LU return to serious negotiations. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT congratulates the 20,000 members of all four tube unions who have stood united, solid and determined...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, tube strike
MPs condemn “disgraceful” treatment of tube workers
London MP Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs have tabled a motion condemning the “disgraceful” treatment of tube workers and calling on the Mayor of London to withdraw the imposition of night working.   The motion notes that uncontrolled and unmanaged...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters
RMT Photo
© Guy Smallman
Region: National
Tagged with: london underground, lul, fgw, first great western
Tube strike on
General Secretary Mick Cash said   "Despite strenuous efforts by union negotiators to press London Underground to address the issues of fairness, safety, work\\\\\\\\life balance and equality at the heart of this dispute they have come up with nothing in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike
RMT on tube talks
"That of course means that the detailed offer submitted by LU yesterday must remain on the table as a key part of the talks framework and the union issues on a coherent package that addresses work\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\life balance, equality and safety...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, strike, every job matters
London Underground talks latest
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT has received the latest offer from London Underground during the ACAS talks today. “Our representatives on London Underground have discussed it and are clear that it is divisive and unacceptable. While a small...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, pay offer, every job matters
M Door Alarm Procedures, Jubilee Line – London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/10 2nd July 2015 Dear Colleague, M Door Alarm Procedures, Jubilee Line – London Underground      You and your colleagues on the Jubilee Line recently returned a massive vote in favour of taking industrial action over changes to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, jubilee line,
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 2nd July 2015 To all London Underground Station Staff Members Dear Colleagues Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground This week you and your colleagues voted massively in favour of industrial action in our dispute to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters
Introduction of Agency Trainers, Fleet – London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/13/2 2nd July 2015 Dear Colleague, Introduction of Agency Trainers, Fleet – London Underground Following the massive ‘YES’ ballot result from you and your colleagues in respect of the above, LUL continue to refuse to accept that the use...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, fleet
Overwhelming RMT votes for action in LUL disputes
Ballots of RMT members concluded today in a series of disputes on London Underground, including the dispute over pay and night running, as the union warned again that working conditions, pay, jobs and safety are facing an almost unprecedented assault...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night running, pay, staffing, agency staff
RMT confirms industrial action dates on London Underground
RMT confirmed today that members will be taking the following industrial action on London Underground following ballots over pay, night running, safety and casualisation: Not to book on for any shifts between 18.30 hours on 8th July 2015 and 18.29 hours on 9th...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, every job matters, industrial action, night running
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 and Night Running
TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS 23rd June 2015 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 and Night Running London Underground RMT has organised a meeting/rally open to all London Underground members to coincide with the industrial action ballot results...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, night running
Ballot opens in London Underground disputes
Ballot papers will be distributed today, with voting closing on the 30th June, in separate industrial action votes over the following:   •         Pay and night running – with RMT demanding a fair deal for all staff including an above...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ballot
RMT responds to TFL announcement of record passenger numbers
"We knew this was coming but no one has bothered planning for it and in fact there are more cuts in the pipeline that will increase the transport chaos and safety risks across the capital. We need more staff and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, every job matters
RMT on predictions of chaos at London Bridge tonight
General Secretary Mick Cash said “RMT awaits the investigation report into this derailment but it is clear that we can expect absolute chaos again at London Bridge this evening and the company appear to be confirming that on their website....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london bridge, derailment, charlton
More tube breakdowns reinforce warnings over night running
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Another spate of breakdowns has hit tube services this morning and once again reinforce RMT's warnings over the consequences of the Mayor's ill-conceived vanity project of night tube running, scheduled to be rushed through in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, tfl, night-running
RMT slams Mayor for ignoring sex attack warnings
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "RMT warned right from the off that cash led cuts to station staffing would turn London Underground into a criminals paradise and those who ignored those warnings, and in particular Mayor Boris Johnson, should be...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, sex offences, boris johnson
RMT slams AWOL London Mayor
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "As the week of train and infrastructure breakdowns continues today, with the Circle and District Lines hit hard, Londoners will b‎e rightly asking why the Mayor, who is responsible for the cuts across the tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lul, tfl, mayor, boris johnson,
RMT on Canada Water being renamed Buxton Water
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is the thin end of a very long wedge and opens the door for those with corporate power and money to rip up the transport map of London and it fits the current ethos...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, buxton water, canada water, tfl, dlr
Major signal failure unleashes Monday tube chaos.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "It is a nightmare Monday for hundreds of thousands of commuters this morning due to yet another signal breakdown with our members reporting total chaos and severe overcrowding on the lines still running. ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, signal failure, tfl, london undeground, lul
RMT responds to London Overground tendering process
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “It is ridiculous that the same tired old bunch of spivs and chancers who have reduced London’s commuter services to chaos through their greed and incompetence are now being given a chance to have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, tfl
RMT lifts lid on the truth behind the London Bridge chaos
*New track and signalling layout poorly installed* *Incorrect procedures followed* *Corners cut on quality of new points* *Network Rail engineers left to correct contractor faults* *Some installation mistakes potentially dangerous* *Concerns raised by union members ignored*   Rail union RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Bridge, Chaos, Overcrowding
Chaos continues at London Bridge and across Capital
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "PR stunts and sticking plaster solutions were never going to end the dangerous chaos at London Bridge. Our signalling members warned repeatedly that this was a disaster waiting to happen when they first saw the...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Bridge, Chaos, Overcrowding
Union warnings of lethal overcrowding ignored
Tube union RMT revealed today that it formally warned underground bosses of lethal overcrowding at Clapham South station in a specially convened safety meeting last week, warnings that were ignored. That most recent warning followed previous alerts flagged up by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, northern line
RMT demands action over assaults on staff at London Bridge
RMT has also revealed that concerns from signalling staff about the operational plans, well before they were put in place, were ignored and that staff and union input into the process was woeful. In the letter to NR and the...
Region: National
Tagged with: london bridge, thameslink, southern, southeastern
RMT on continuing chaos at London Bridge this morning
“This morning’s latest delays and pressures are now the norm at one of London’s busiest stations and it affects all operators through London Bridge – Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink. It doesn’t help that the Mayor and Transport for London seem...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london bridge, southern, southeastern, thameslink
RMT vote opens today over pay and conditions on Network Rail
The union is recommending that members vote NO to reject the proposals which are summarised as follows. •    2015 - A 0%  increase in pay. •    2016, 2017, 2018 - An RPI level of inflation increase in pay would be applied for each year....
Region: National
Tagged with: network rail, london underground, lul, pay and conditions
Plan to jam passengers into clapped-out tube trains
RAIL UNION RMT today called on the Government to stop lying as detailed information in the Northern Rail franchise documents confirmed that 30 year old tube trains withdrawn from service on London Underground, currently undergoing refitting to diesel operation, could be...
Region: National
Tagged with: northern rail, london underground, dft, d78, d-stock
RMT demands action at London Bridge
Passengers jumped over and crawled under gate line barriers in an attempt to avoid the crush in scenes that the union has described as “horrific.” RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is sick and tired of the excuses about...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london bridge,
Nine to one vote for strike action on London Midland
The ballot result and the mandate for action will now be considered by the union’s executive. A string of trumped-up charges against Steve, amounting to a sustained campaign of harassment in response to his questioning of safety issues and his...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, steve caldwell, strike action
RMT fights "shocking and despicable" sacking
Karen joined LUL in 2007 and was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010. LUL tried to dismiss her under capability in 2010 but she was successfully defended by RMT and returned to workplace in 2010 with suitable reasonable adjustments including measures that included no open...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lul, london underground, karen guyott
Dismissal – A. Mcguigan – Train Operator – Morden LU
Our Ref: LUL/4/1   27 th February 2015   Dear Colleague,   DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN LONDON UNDERGROUND   Further to my previous correspondence advising you of the result of the ballot, members are congratulated for returning...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Dismissal, McGuigan
RMT on 24 hour running on Overground and DLR
General Secretary Mick Cash said.    "This announcement has been dropped on London by the Mayor as a blatant pre election stunt without a shred of consultation with the union. That is a ridiculous way to conduct important negotiations and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: dlr, london overground, lorol, 24 hour running
RMT steps up tube cuts fight with Bakerloo Line protest
With the London Mayor's ticket office closure programme now underway, RMT is ramming home the point that increasing passenger demand, forecast to continue to surge in the coming years, combined with increased levels of violent incidents against both passengers and...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, every job matters, lu, lul, tube, bakerloo line,
RMT ballot opens today on London Midland
A string of trumped-up charges against Steve, amounting to a sustained campaign of harassment in response to his questioning of safety issues and his level of influence with union colleagues, have been exposed as bogus and have been withdrawn but...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london midland, steve caldwell, ballot
New figures predict 20% increase in London passenger demand
"For starters the mayor should call off his cuts to jobs and services across the tube network and the train companies should abandon their attacks on guards and station staff. We need a coherent and properly resourced plan for transport...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: passenger demand, london underground, lul, london overground
RMT to ballot staff on London Midland
A string of trumped-up charges against Steve, amounting to a sustained campaign of harassment in response to his questioning of safety issues and his level of influence with union colleagues, have been exposed as bogus and have been withdrawn but...
Region: National
Tagged with: london midland, euston to tring, steve caldwell
RMT continues fight for safety as first ticket office closes
"The recent stabbing at Lancaster Gate of a member of staff has shown once again the vulnerability of both our members and the travelling public when numbers are sacrificed in the drive for cuts. "RMT will continue to work with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, ticket office closures, london underground, lul, tube, boris johnson
RMT on Lancaster Gate tube stabbing
"Once again Boris Johnson is sent a reminder of just how vulnerable staff and passengers are on London's underground network as he seeks to bulldoze through yet more finance-led cuts. The thoughts of transport workers across London are with our...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, stabbing
DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN
Our Ref: LUL/4/1 20th January 2015 Dear Colleagues, DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my letter dated 12th January regarding the above, members are aware that your Union’s Executive Committee has taken the decision...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london undeground, lul, a. mcguigan
RMT steps up tube ticket office fight
RMT Central Line activists, alongside community groups, will be taking the fight against the closure of tube ticket offices to the public this Thursday 15th January at 17.00 hours with a demo and petition signing outside Shepherds Bush Central Line Station....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ticket office closures
Tube lines hit by signal failures and train breakdowns
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "This mornings latest spate of signal failures and train breakdowns on the tube should force the mayor and his officials to back off from their programme of cuts to staffing and maintenance schedules. "Maintenance programmes...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lul, cuts, boris johnson
Re-Grading Of Waterloo & City Line Service Control Staff
Our Ref: LUL/2/2 12th December 2014 Dear Colleagues, Re-Grading Of Waterloo & City Line Service Control Staff London Underground Further to my letter of 25th November 2014, as you know members voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action. Whilst discussions with London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, waterloo and city
Extended Leaf Fall Season & Boxing Day
Our Ref: LUL/7/2 12th December 2014 Dear Colleague, Extended Leaf Fall Season & Boxing Day – London Underground I write further to my correspondence dated 9th December 2014, in which I set out the result in the above ballot. The General Grades...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul,
RMT warns again on tube cuts
Mick Cash, General Secretary, said "This week we have seen a spate of breakdowns and failures on rail and tube which have shone a light on the fact that our transport services are constantly running on the edge due to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, district, circle
RMT slams TfL's New Year’s Eve “ambassador” stunt
The move comes at a time when TFL workers are having their pay and pensions attacked across the board and when London Underground workers are still locked into an industrial and political fight over cuts to jobs, services and safety....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tfl, transport for london, ambassadors, new years eve
Northern Line action rock solid
Once again the TFL advice to the public is contradictory and dangerous. On their website they are advising people to replan their journeys and yet media outlets like the BBC are recycling the propaganda that there is a normal service....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube strike, northern line, tfl
Monday's tube strike on as LU management wreck ACAS talks
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "The ACAS talks, which RMT had been calling for with the objective of reaching a fair and just settlement in this case,  have broken down due to a total refusal of the management side...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Strike Action
Dismissal – A. McGuigan – Train Operator – Morden LUL
Our Ref: LUL/4/1 24th November 2014 Dear Colleagues, Dismissal – A. McGuigan – Train Operator – Morden London Underground Further to my letter dated 18th November advising you of the result of the ballot, members are commended for returning a strong...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, morden, strike action
Northern Line drivers to take strike action
The decision to move to a strike comes after massive “Yes” vote amongst the members concerned. RMT’s executive has today instructed affected members at Morden Traincrew Depot NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:- •    04:44 hours on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: northern line, london underground, lul, morden, strike action
Extended Leaf Fall Season & Boxing Day – London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/7/2 19th November 2014 Dear Colleague, Extended Leaf Fall Season & Boxing Day – London Underground As you may be aware, at a recent meeting with the Company to discuss working arrangements for Test Train Operators on Boxing Day...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, boxing day, extended leaf fall season
Staff at Waterloo Station to strike over victimisation
•         the unwarranted victimisation and dismissal of RMT members   •          ignorance of basic employment rights and failure to follow agreed procedures   •          underpayment of wages   •         bullying and harassment of staff          RMT has also...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: interserve, london waterloo, cleaners, strike action
COO Training Reorganisation
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 13th November 2014 Dear Colleagues, COO Training Reorganisation Further to my letter dated 29th September, members will be aware that the failures to agree over the preferencing and selection process for trainer roles would be referred to discussions...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: coo training, london underground, lul
COO Training Reorganisation
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 13th November 2014 Dear Colleagues, COO Training Reorganisation Further to my letter dated 29th September, members will be aware that the failures to agree over the preferencing and selection process for trainer roles would be referred to discussions...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: coo training, london underground, lul
RMT to ballot Interserve cleaners across London Underground
The union is also angry at a repeated refusal by Interserve to deal directly with the union over the staff grievances which has led to a breakdown in trust and normal industrial relations. The issues on London Underground are a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: interserve, london underground, london waterloo
TfL staff to lobby board meeting at City Hall
For the best part of a year, TFL have point-blank refused to engage in serious negotiations over their plans for what amount to a performance-related pay freeze and savage cuts to pension rights. The savage attacks that TFL are looking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensions
RMT Northern Line drivers balloted for strike action
The ballot will open today, 30th October, and will close on Tuesday 18th November.   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “RMT has been pointing out for some time now that a new culture of harassment and misuse of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, northern line, drivers
RMT on latest LU performance stats
However this success is simply unsustainable with the billions of pounds worth of financial cuts being lined up by Boris Johnson and the threat to jobs and services that go with it. That is the ground that RMT  is fighting...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tube, lu, lul
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 9th October 2014 Dear Colleague, Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED – ALL MEMBERS TO WORK AS NORMAL Following the talks at ACAS yesterday attended by your Lead Officer, Stations negotiating...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, tube, lu, lul, strike action
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 8th October 2014 Dear Colleague, Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground Talks at ACAS Re-started All members will be aware of the decision taken yesterday to call on all London Underground members to take strike...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, tube, lul, lu
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 7th October 2014 Dear Colleague, Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground All London Underground Members to take Strike Action Further to previous correspondence, a mass meeting of your Reps took place on Thursday 2nd October...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lul, lu, tube
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 7th October 2014 Dear Colleague, Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground All London Underground Members to take Strike Action Further to previous correspondence, a mass meeting of your Reps took place on Thursday 2nd October...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lul, lu, tube
RMT confirms 48 hours of strike action on London Underground
The vast majority of RMT tube members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 2100 hrs on 14th October through to 2059 hrs on the 16th October. Fleet members have been instructed not to book on for any...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, every job matters, lu, lul, tube, strike action
RMT on this morning's Tube chaos
The only solution is to reverse the entire tube cuts programme which leaves whole sections of the underground network teetering on the edge. That is no way to run a mass transit system in a global capital city.” “London Underground...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, chaos, london underground, lu, lul
RMT Exposes Tube Bosses' Deliberate Attempt to Mislead GLA
Following information requests from Labour GLA member Val Shawcross, LU claimed that the total job losses were 587. However, close examination of documents by RMT negotiators show that those figures are wildly inaccurate and misleading with the real number of posts...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, every job matters, lu, lul, tube, gla,
RMT responds to Boris Johnson's night tube plans
Instead, this proposal is now being bulldozed through without any proper risk assessment or agreement on core issues.  To make this plan work we need more tube staff not less if we are not going to be risking disaster at ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: night tube, london underground, lu, lul, boris johnson
RMT announces latest phase of industrial action on Tube
With effect from 00.01 hours on Wednesday 24th September 2014, until further notice, Station Grades Members, Revenue Protection and Duty Station Manager Grades Members are instructed not to work any overtime. The decision to move back into industrial action across the tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, tube, lu, lul
Every Job Matters
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 17th September 2014 Dear colleague Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, despite months of discussions between your union and London Underground, it remains the case that management...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, tube, london underground, lul, lu
Loose concrete on track causes travel chaos
The debris fouled the running rails and electric traction current rails. Fortunately power was switched off and a track worker saw this in time and ensured that trains did not run. If the track worker hadn’t  spotted the debris then...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube, london underground, lu, lul, kings cross
Southern train crew to be balloted in dispute over rostering
Staff were presented with new work schedules with very little notice – and without consultation – in spite of the fact that the company has had 18 months to prepare for engineering works at London Bridge for the Thameslink project. The...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, tsgn, thameslink, london bridge
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref LUL/14/5 2nd September 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED! Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground I write to all LU members concerning our dispute with London Underground over their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, lul, tube
RMT announces latest industrial action on London Underground
•    With effect from 00.01 hours Wednesday 3rd September 2014, until further notice, all station staff and station supervisors are instructed not to work any overtime •    With effect from 00.01 hours Wednesday 3rd September 2014, until further notice, all Station Supervisors members are...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, lul, tube
Every Job Matters
Our Ref LUL/14/5 27th August 2014 Dear Colleagues TO ALL RMT STATION STAFF INCLUDING STATION SUPERVISORS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND Your union has been in ongoing discussions with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london undeground, lu, lul, tube
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/14/5 21st August 2014 TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS Dear Colleagues MASS MEETING OF MEMBERS FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST! EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my recent letter, a mass meeting of all London Underground...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london undergrond, lu, lul, tube
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref LUL/14/5 15th August 2014 TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS Dear Colleagues MASS MEETING OF MEMBERS FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST! Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground A mass meeting of all London Underground members has been arranged to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, lul, tube
RMT exposes shocking working conditions of tube cleaners
The cleaners, working for ISS have been in a long-running dispute over the attempt to enforce the fingerprint sign-in system which has led to staff being intimidated, bullied and locked out of the workplace as they refuse to comply with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, fingerprinting, london underground,
WITHDRAWAL OF REST DAYS – JUBILEE LINE – TUBE LINES
Our Ref LUL/8/6 13th August 2014 TO ALL TUBE LINES TRACK STAFF ON THE JUBILEE LINE Dear Colleagues, ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED WITHDRAWAL OF REST DAYS – JUBILEE LINE – TUBE LINES I write to advise members that following further discussions...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube lines, jubilee line, london underground, lul
RMT takes fight against Sodexo to their HQ
The protest, 9am Monday 11th August, will take place at:   Sodexo ONE SOUTHAMPTON ROW HOLBURN LONDON WC1B 5HA   Petrit has been a major force in building union organisation on the LUL Sodexo depot catering contract and has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: petrit mihaj, sodexho, london underground,
LU Sodexo staff to strike in union victimisation dispute
Petrit has been a major force in building union organisation on the LUL Sodexo depot catering contract and has been instrumental in securing union recognition and delivering improvements in pay and conditions and effective representation of staff. An Employment Tribunal...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Sodexo, Petrit Mihaj
RMT “Fighting Tube Cuts - Listen to London Conference”
As well as taking report backs and speakers on the on-going campaign to stop the attacks on tube jobs, services and safety the conference will also take a report on radical plans for a new Land Value Tax and how...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: fighting tube cuts - listen to london conference, land value tax, london underground, tube, #tubeconsult
London Overground safety staff balloted in pay dispute
The dispute has a number of core points: • A below inflation pay offer that would undermine standards of living • Heavy handed approach to staff sickness • Failure to make progress on the introduction of a full sick pay...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, Pay, Dispute
RMT calls for London Overground trains to be built in Derby
TfL has shortlisted the bidders for the trains which are due to arrive in 2017 and which will run on new London Overground routes out of Liverpool Street station and also replace the current two-car diesel trains on the Gospel Oak...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Overground, LOROL, Bombardier
RMT slams London Underground for "winging it on safety"
Mick Cash RMT acting general secretary said   "This dispute is over an all-out attack on the power control grade that would hit pensions, length of service and working conditions and damage the futures of this key group of tube...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: power control staff, london underground, lu, lul
Tomorrow - show solidarity with ISS cleaners
Tuesday 8th July 2014   Dear Colleague,   Tomorrow - show solidarity with ISS cleaners 09.00 Wednesday 9th July Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station   You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, cleaners, fingerprinting, london underground, jubilee line
POWER CONTROL OPERATORS LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 8th July 2014 Dear Colleague, FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my last letter, your General Grades Committee has decided to extend the current strike action even further....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, lu, power control operators
Transport for London staff join July 10th strike action
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    05.59 hours Thursday 10th July 2014 and 05.58 hours Friday 11th July 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, july 10, pensionable pay
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON-FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED
Our Ref: TFL/0001 2nd July 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Firstly I wish to thank you for your solid support for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensionable pay, strike action
POWER CONTROL OPERATORS LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 2nd July 2014 Dear Colleague, FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my recent letter, you will be well aware that talks have failed to reach agreement with the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, lul, power control operators, strike action
Tube Power Control Strike Action remains ON
The dispute is over attacks on pensions, length of service, working conditions and the futures of the staff who supply the power to the entire tube network from their base in Blackfriars. Action by the workers, set to run for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, lul, power control, acas, strike action
RMT research exposes Boris Johnson's tube fares scandal
The research also showed that the real terms increase in Tube fares of 24%, means that for example the cost a Zone 1 – 4 annual Travel card will rise to £2238. The fare hikes are taking place despite frontline station staff being...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube fares, boris johnson, every job matters, london underground, lu, lul
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 18th June 2014 Dear Colleague, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) Further to my emails on the above I have today sent the attached pro-forma , by post, to all our members employed by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, lu, lul, london underground, fingerprinting
USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/27/2 18th June 2014 Dear Colleagues USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) As you may be aware, ISS is introducing fingerprinting as part of the booking on process for its staff on London Underground....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, fingerprinting, london underground, lu, lul
USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/27/2 18th June 2014 Dear Colleagues USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) As you may be aware, ISS is introducing fingerprinting as part of the booking on process for its staff on London Underground....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, london underground, lu, lul, fingerprinting
LUL Sodexo staff balloted in union victimisation dispute
Petrit has been a major force in building union organisation on the LUL Sodexo depot catering contract and has been instrumental in securing union recognition and delivering improvements in pay and conditions and effective representation of staff. RMT is in...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sodexho, london underground, lu, lul, petrit mihaj
USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL)
Our Ref: LUL/27/2 17th June 2014 Dear Colleagues USE OF FINGERPRINTING MACHINES TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report that talks have been on-going between RMT and ISS management in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, lu, lul, london underground
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 16th June 2014 Dear Colleague, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) As you know we have been instructing members not to sign on using the Biometric finger printing system. As of this moment...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: ISS, lul, london underground
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 16th June 2014 To: ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleague, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) Further to my email of today’s date you will know that there is a...
Region: National
Tagged with: iss, lul, london underground, finger printing
RMT slams ISS bullying and intimidation of tube cleaners
RMT has been involved in a long-running dispute over the use of fingerprinting for booking on which the union believes is a fundamental attack on civil liberties and designed to completely dehumanise the workplace while threatening jobs through automation in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, lul, london undeground
Transport for London staff to strike on Friday
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    05.59 hours Friday 13th June 2014 and 05.58 hours Saturday 14th June 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, rmt, tssa, unite, pay for performance
RMT backs London Taxi protest on Wednesday
RMT is backing the protest, under the banner “Cabbies  Against Boris”, which has been mobilised against the many improper and unlawful decisions imposed on the taxi trade by Transport for London and the Mayor. These include the improper London Taxi...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxi drivers, uber,
Pay for Performance - TfL - Further Strike Action Called
Our Ref: TFL/0001 6th June 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Further to my last letter I regret to advise you that...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pay for performance, pensionable pay, strike action
Jubilee Line track staff balloted for strike action
The dispute, which has massive implications for the Jubilee Line services, is over an all-out attack by the management on properly rostered and agreed time off away from work. The removal of rest days would wreck the work/life balance of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, jubilee line, tube lines
DISCIPLINARY ACTION – A MCKOY – TRAIN MAINTENANCE
Our Ref LUL/4/4 5th June 2014 TO ALL LUL FLEET MEMBERS Dear Colleagues, DISCIPLINARY ACTION – A MCKOY – TRAIN MAINTENANCE – STONEBRIDGE PARK – LONDON UNDERGROUND London Underground were today notified that we are in dispute and all LUL Fleet...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: lu, lul, london underground, fleet, stonebridge park
Tube union official Mark Harding found not guilty
Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said “This is an important victory, not just for RMT but for the whole trade union movement, and has significant implications for every single trade unionist taking action and seeking to picket effectively at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: mark harding, every job matters, london underground, lu
Listen to London - the future of London Underground
TUBE UNION RMT has called a major conference in July to fill the void left by the Mayor of London and Transport for London over a genuine and meaningful consultation with service users and providers on the future of London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: rmt, london underground, lu, tube, future
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS – LONDON UNDERGROUND I write to advise you that following further negotiations with the company at ACAS, your Executive Committee has decided to suspend all industrial action that...
Region: National
Tagged with: Industrial Action, Power Control, London Underground
Listen to London - the future of London Underground
Conference, Saturday 26 July, 10am - 2pm TUC, Congress House, London    Dear Colleague Your solid strike action has won important gains including protection of pay, a station by station review and a supervisor on every station. Plus a clear message has...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Conference, TUC
MP's call for justice for RMT official Mark Harding
MP's call for justice for RMT official Mark Harding as he faces imprisonment under UK anti-union laws MPs and trade union leaders have issued a statement calling for London Underground RMT Branch Official Mark Harding to receive a fair trial...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mark Harding, London Underground, Anti-Union Laws
RMT steps up fight against job cuts on London Midland
RAIL UNION RMT today stepped up the fight to halt savage job cuts at London Midland which would axe 150 key posts and decimate gateline staffing numbers, warning that unless talks this week reach a solution the union will look to...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Midland, public subsidies, job cuts
RMT on District Line collision
However the incident once again shines the spotlight on the cuts to track inspections and maintenance at London Underground and also draws attention to the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains, advocated by Boris Johnson, when there is such an obvious...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tube crash, district line, london underground, lu, boris johnson
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/14/5 7th May 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND I write further to my letter on Bank Holiday Monday where you were informed that we had...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tubestrike
TfL staff to strike on Friday over attack on pay and pension
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:- •    0600 hours Friday 9th May 2014 and 0559 hours Saturday 10th May 2014. The action is in protest at TFL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, pensions, pay
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/14/5 7th May 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND I write further to my letter on Bank Holiday Monday where you were informed that we had...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tubestrike
London Underground - Strike Action Suspended
Our Ref LUL/14/5   5th May 2014   TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND   Dear Colleagues, STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED – MEMBERS INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY   EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND   I wrote to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube strike
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref LUL/14/5   2nd May 2014   TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND   Dear Colleagues,   EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND   STRIKE ACTION STILL ON   As you will be aware, talks reconvened...
Region: National
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, tubestrike, london underground,
Tube strike action next week goes ahead
RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said. "RMT negotiators worked flat out today at ACAS to try and reach an agreement which could allow for a suspension of the action and late this afternoon we had workable framework which could...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube strike
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TfL
Our Ref: TFL/0001 2nd May 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED Further to my last letter, your General Grades Committee has called...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: pay for performance, defend your pensionable pay, tfl, transport for london
RMT hits back at Boris Johnson threat
“From Boris Johnson’s wholesale assault on the trade unions this morning it is crystal clear that he has sought to engineer and provoke a dispute on London Underground, by bulldozing through his cuts and closures programme, in order to use...
Region: National
Tagged with: every Job Matters, London Underground, Industrial Action, lu, tube
RMT HITS BACK AT JOHNSON UNION BASHING
“From Boris Johnson’s wholesale assault on the trade unions this morning it is crystal clear that he has sought to engineer and provoke a dispute on London Underground, by bulldozing through his cuts and closures programme, in order to use...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube, tube strike
RMT slams LU for misleading public and risking safety
With the action solid again this morning , social media has been packed with pictures of severe overcrowding as tube chiefs rip up the safety rule book in an effort to spin a pack of lies about what services are functioning...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube strike
RMT – the tube dispute in numbers
3 %: The number of tickets the Mayor claims are sold by ticket offices. 23%: Total amount of ticket transactions ticket offices actually have responsibility for. 7.577 Million: The total transactions at ticket offices in 2013, an increase on the 7.418 million from 2012. 14% Projected increase in...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube, tubestrike
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TfL
Our Ref: TFL/0001 29th April 2014 TO ALL TRANSPORT FOR LONDON MEMBERS Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED Further to my last letter concerning this dispute, your General Grades...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensionable pay,
RMT reminds Boris Johnson of his pledge to Londoners
Asked last year about his plans to close a number of ticket offices across London, Boris Johnson's spokesperson said: "This Mayor takes his promises to Londoners extremely seriously. Every station that has a ticket office will continue to have one.”...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, every job matters, tube strike, boris johnson
Tube strike on as London Underground reject RMT proposals
Tube strike action starting this evening, over the closure of ticket office and the axing of safety-critical jobs, is on after London Underground management rejected a series of proposals from RMT negotiators that could have created the grounds for a...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Strike, Every Job Matters
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Dear Colleague,   EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND   STRIKE ACTION ON   I am writing to tell you that despite your negotiators putting forward a series of proposals in last ditched talks at ACAS today,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Every Job Matters, London Underground, Industrial Action
TFL PENSION FUND: YOUR PENSION UNDER THREAT
Dear Colleague,   I write to advice you that management are planning further attacks on your Terms and Conditions, in particular to your future pension entitlement.   The RMT has received correspondence from the LUL Chief Operating Officer which requests...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, london underground, lu, pension
RMT responds to Cameron's 'unjustified' Tube Strike comments
"Instead of attacking tube workers who are fighting to defend jobs and safety David Cameron should be hauling in his Tory colleague Boris Johnson to explain why he has turned his promise to Londoners not to close ticket offices on...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, tube, london underground, lu, david cameron, boris johnson
TUBE STRIKE VOLUNTEERS – SOUTH WEST TRAINS
24th April 2014 Our Ref: LUL/14/5 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS SOUTH WEST TRAINS Dear Colleague, TUBE STRIKE VOLUNTEERS – SOUTH WEST TRAINS As you will be aware RMT members on London Underground are taking industrial action to defend Jobs and Ticket...
Region: National
Tagged with: south west trains, london underground, lu, every job matters
Transport for London - Pensions - Strike Action Suspended
TO ALL RMT MEMBERS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Our Ref: TFL/0001 24thApril 2014 Dear Colleagues STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY Further to my letter dated 17th April 2014, I write to advise members that your General Grades...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, defend your pensionable pay
RMT hits back at "barrage of lies, smears and spin"
Talks will resume later today but RMT has set out to demolish a catalogue of bogus and misleading arguments pumped out by the politicised, tax-payer funded TFL spin machine; *  LUL have pumped out the spurious line that "we won't...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube, tube strike
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 23rd April 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) I write to remind you that we remain in dispute with ISS over the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, london underground, lu, fingerprinting
USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)
Our Ref: LUL/14/2 23rd April 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) I write to remind you that we remain in dispute with ISS over the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: iss, london underground, lu, fingerprinting
RMT declares new tube strike dates
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed five days of all-out strike action across London Underground as long-running talks hosted by ACAS, aimed at settling the dispute over cuts to jobs, ticket offices and safety, were wrecked by a combination of management...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every Job Matters, London Underground, Industrial Action, lu, tube
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND   GENERAL GRADES COMMITTEE CALLS FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ACTION   This General Grades Committee has considered a report from the Lead Officer and is disgusted at the outcome of the talks at...
Region: National
Tagged with: Every Job Matters, London Underground, Industrial Action
Bombardier London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/0001/B (LSV) 9th April 2014 TO ALL TRAIN SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS – BOMBARDIER (LUL SSR AND VLU PROJECTS) Dear Colleague, RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2013 – BOMBARDIER (LUL VLU & SSR CONTRACT) As recently advised, TST members voted...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: bombardier, london underground, lu, lul, ssr, vlu
RMT to fight massive job cuts on London Midland
In a cynical attempt to mislead the public London Midland have claimed in recent statements that the changes will not affect “frontline” staff – a claim that RMT has today demolished as a total pack of lies as the cuts...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: london midland, job cuts
Every Job Matters - Defending Jobs on London Underground
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 27th March 2014 Dear Colleague, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND Further to my previous correspondence dated 5th March 2014, I write to update you on the situation within LUL following our decision to suspend further...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu,
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 5th March 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleague, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND I write to update you on the situation within LUL following our decision to suspend further industrial action...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube
Pay for Performance – Defend your Pensionable Pay – TfL
Our Ref: TFL/0001 25th February 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Dear colleague PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Further to my previous correspondence, I would like to congratulate you for supporting your...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, transport for london, pensionable pay
RMT Support Letter from TWU
Click here to access the letter Click here for TWU news article
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube
Industrial Action Suspended ISS Siemens Ldn Midland Contract
Our Ref: BR1/0001/ISS(SLM) 12th February 2014 Dear Colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2013 – ISS (Siemens London Midland Contract) INDUSTRIAL ACTION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WORK AS NORMAL ON THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY, FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY AND SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2014 Further...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: siemens, london midland, industrial action
RMT suspends action in tube jobs and cuts dispute
“We now have a golden opportunity to look again in detail at all of the concerns we have raised about the impact of the cuts on our members and the services that they provide to Londoners. That is exactly what...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, tube, london underground, lu
LU Industrial Action - Message for members
Our Ref LUL/14/5 11th February 2014 Dear Colleagues ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED! EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND Following further talks at ACAS, your Executive Committee considered a proposal from London Underground to resolve our dispute. Having considered...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
Transit Union Shows Solidarity with Striking LU workers
“I want to express the solidarity of all of our members with striking London underground workers,” asserted Hanley, who heads up the largest transit union in North America. “This attack on transit and workers is happening across the world. It isn’t...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube
In support of RMT
Estimada compañera Alicia Castro, Es inaceptable que el Sunday Times por medio de Boris Johnson se exprese de la forma descrita de la clase obrera, en especial de un lider sindical. Coincido con tu propuesta que la ITF. a nivel...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube
(PLF) Full Solidarty Support with the LU Workers
The 48-hours strike action that began last night has been rock solid and this has meant the London Underground network has effectively been closed down. The (PLF) an affiliated of ( WFTU) greets the RMT and TSSA British unions for calling...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, tube, lu
Solidarity with London tube workers!
Dear Brothers,  On behalf of the metro workers from Romania - Free trade Union of Metro Workers and ATU Romania - Federation of Transport and Public Services we support your claims in the current dispute against job losses and plans to close...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
Every Job Matters – Defending Jobs on London Underground
Dear Colleague,   EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND   In my recent letters I advised you of the instructions to carry out industrial action in defence of jobs on London Underground. Part of this action is...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Cuts, Every Job Matters
RMT exposes full impact of tube cuts
As the tube action enters its third day, with continuing rock solid support, RMT has revealed that London Underground's own assessment of the impact of its proposals on passengers raises concerns that the cuts will have a seriously adverse impact...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london undeground, tube
SUD-Rail Federation - France solidarity message
Paris, February 6th, 2014   TO RMT     SUD-Rail federation, french railworkers union, member of Solidaires and Solidaires-Transport, in the name of french railway workers, wish to express its solidarity to RMT and London Tube workers on strike   SUD-rail...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
RMT receives solidarity message from USB of Italy
In all European countries is in progress a grave privatization public transport  process . The aim is to cancel fair labour rights with poverty pay but also the safety of the transport passengers. This situation is European Union policy consequence.  All...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
Victory for 48-hr strike - solidarity from Japan
Victory for 48-hr strike! Dear Brother Bob Crow, General Secretary of National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) We'd like to send herewith our wholehearted solidarity with your decisive 48-hr strike action against unjust dismissal of close to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
Solidarity From APFUTU - Pakistan
The All Pakistan Federation of United Trade Unions salutes the struggle of the London Underground workers in Britain who have joined forces in industrial action to stop cuts in jobs, services and security. The 48-hours strike action that began last...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
Solidarity Message from KPTU
In Support of the Struggle of London Underground Workers against Job Cuts and Structural Adjustment To our brothers and sisters in the London subway, The Korean Federation of Public Services and Transportation Workers’ Unions (KPTU) and our affiliates in the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
PAME Solidarity Message
SOLIDARITY MESSAGE     Dear comrades,   On behalf of the federations, the regional trade union centers and the trade unions rallied to PAME – GREECE, we express our support and solidarity with the w orkers who will participate in the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube, bob crow, boris johnson
LETHAL OVERCROWDING AT WATERLOO THIS MORNING
RMT releases picture of lethal overcrowding at Waterloo this morning as LU rip up the safety rule book, union launches immediate call for a full safety inquiry into deadly conditions as managers ignore every regulation in the book and expose...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube, bob crow, boris johnson
Strike rock solid!
Our Ref LUL/14/5   5 th  February 2014   Dear Colleagues   STRIKE ROCK SOLID!   EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON U NDERGROUND   The strike action that began last night has been rock solid and this has meant...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube, bob crow, boris johnson
WFTU Solidarity Message
Athens, Greece – February 5th, 2014 WFTU stands in solidarity with the fair struggle of the London Underground Workers The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 86 million workers in 126 countries around the world salutes the struggle of the London Underground workers...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube, bob crow, boris johnson
Tube union leaders at City Hall for talks with Mayor
Bob Crow said:   “We have exchanged letters with Boris Johnson and it’s now time to meet face to face – if he won’t come to us then we are showing our willingness to engage by travelling to him. This...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, tube, london underground
Poll shows strike action against tube cuts justified
With tube action starting at nine pm tonight, an independent survey of 1000 tube users has shown that a clear majority of  passengers believe that strike action against the Mayor's plans to close ticket offices is justified and that the Mayor...
Region: National
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
Every Job Matters - LU dispute - ACAS latest
Our Ref LUL/14/5 3rd February 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND Dear Colleagues, EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND Further talks took place today under the auspices of ACAS in a last ditch effort to resolve...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu, tube
RMT's Bob Crow calls for direct talks with Boris Johnson
The direct approach to the Mayor has come after intensive efforts by union officials through the offices of ACAS have failed to reach agreement so far. RMT suspects that, as in previous tube disputes, the management side in the ACAS...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube, bob crow, boris johnson
RMT on TFL announcement on preparation for industrial action
"RMT is once again appalled that TFL are trying to fool the public into believing that volunteer "ambassadors" can run a safe service as an alternative to experienced and highly-trained tube staff. That is dangerous and provocative nonsense with potentially...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
London Underground admits cuts will hammer Equalities
TUBE UNION RMT today called on London Underground to withdraw its job cuts, reorganisation and ticket office closure plans as it emerged that the companies own internal Equalities Impact Assessment reveals that key groups of staff will be hit hardest...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, equalities
Transport for London - Amended Industrial Action
Our Ref: TFL/0001 28th January 2014 TO ALL RMT MEMBERS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON Dear colleague PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON AMENDED INDUSTRIAL ACTION Further to my previous correspondence, I would again like to congratulate...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: transport for london, tfl, pay for performance, pensions
RMT welcomes TSSA ballot result
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “The TSSA ballot result steps up the pressure for a serious and renewed effort to resolve the issues that have forced our two unions into this dispute which is simply about protecting safety, staffing...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
LU - Every Job Matters - Latest on ACAS talks
On Monday we told ACAS that we believed the consultation process is flawed and that LUL  are going through a sham consultation because they are imposing the changes, have already sent out severance letters and are repeatedly bypassing the unions....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london underground, tube
London Underground - Amended Industrial Action
Our Ref: LUL/14/5 24th January 2014 Dear colleague EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND AMENDED INDUSTRIAL ACTION Further to my previous correspondence, and following the overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote that you and your colleagues delivered in favour of taking...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, london underground, lu
FGW Mitie cleaners strike solid in fight for Living Wage
Mitie is a wealthy company that can easily afford to lift its staff out of poverty pay and the appalling working conditions that they are being told to put up with.  The most recent company accounts show that Mitie Group...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: first great western, fgw, mitie, london living wage, paddington
RMT's Bob Crow on today's tube fare hike
“The facts are that the Mayor has lied about keeping ticket offices open, has lied about freezing fares and is now at it again on the consequences for safety and services of the jobs cuts programme that RMT members have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, tube fare rises
RMT exposes mayoral lies on cuts and closures
In a recent Survation survey of a 1000 passengers 71% of all travellers and 78% of regular commuters expressed the view that current fares on the London Underground were “too high”. RMT says that it was pressure on the Mayor from the results...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, london mayor, tfl, fare increases, job cuts, ticket office closures
Parliamentary debate, protests and mass meeting on LU jobs
Demonstration opposite Parliament - Wednesday 15th January 2014 (10.00 – 11.00, Old Palace Yard) The demonstration will take place prior to an urgent parliamentary debate on the tubes cuts crisis secured by the Convenor of RMT’s parliamentary group John McDonnell MP                                                    Public Meeting...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, lu, london undeground
Massive vote for action on LU over attacks on jobs & safety
Tube Union RMT confirmed today that a ballot of members across London Underground in a dispute over jobs, services and safety has recorded a massive vote for both strike action and action short of a strike. In the “Every Job...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, ballot, Every Job Matters
RMT Confirms Two 48 Hour Strikes and Revenue Action on Tube
Tube Union RMT confirmed today that following a ballot of members across London Underground in a dispute over jobs, services and safety that recorded a massive vote for both strike action and action short of a strike members are instructed...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Strike, Every Job Matters
RMT on tube time capsule event at Tottenham Court Road
Bob Crow said "The underground has a proud and successful history over its 150 years delivered by generations of staff committed to providing this brilliant public service and it is right that we celebrate that again this morning.  "However, RMT does...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, tube, time capsule