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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 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 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 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 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 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
RMT pledges to fight any attacks on jobs and conditions sparked by TFL funding deal
"It is deeply troubling for TFL staff that this short term deal is loaded with strings that amount to at least £160 million of cuts with the very clear threat of worse to come. "RMT has said from the outset...
Region: National
Tagged with: TfL, Funding
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 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 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 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
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
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 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 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,
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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,
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
RMT on MP's reports into Carillion collapse
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "Today's bombshell reports from two separate Commons Committee's into the Carillion collapse ram another nail in the coffin of the racket of outsourcing and franchising.    "The Carillion business model didn't disappear with...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, amey, network rail, tfl, rail infrastructure
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,
RMT on news that Amey is taking over bulk of Carillion works
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT's preferred option since the collapse of Carillion has been for their rail works to be taken directly in house but we recognise that today's announcement should guarantee up to 700 rail workers jobs and we...
Region: National
Tagged with: carillion, amey, network rail, tfl, rail infrastructure
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 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 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
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 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 calls for urgent meeting with transport secretary
Transport union RMT today called for urgent talks with re-appointed transport secretary Chris Grayling over the axing of guards by train companies, the impact of budget cuts at Transport for London and the threat to safety of major cuts at...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, transport secretary, tfl, network rail
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
Taxi protest today over Bank junction closure
TfL’s gutlessness in failing to stand-up to multi-national venture capital-backed raiders such as Uber, has left our streets flooded with minicabs. With buses stuck in gridlock behind haphazardly driven Uber cars – and with the Tube dangerously overcrowded during peak...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, bank junction, taxis
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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 hits back at Goldsmith's attack on TfL workers
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “At a time when the multi-billion pound tax-dodging racket of the super-rich is all over the media it is disgusting that Tory multi-millionaire Zac Goldsmith is threatening the long-established travel concessions for hard-working London...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: zac goldsmith, tfl, travel concessions
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
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
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
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
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
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
TfL ordered to keep ticket offices open after RMT campaign
RAIL UNION RMT can reveal today that after a careful review, London TravelWatch has ordered Transport for London to keep a number of former Silverlink ticket offices open - thereby throwing into question the credibility of TfL’s entire ticket office closure...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, ticket offices
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
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
Save your ticket office
FROM RMT PRESS OFFICE Press photo hand out. Campaigners from RMT,  fighting to keep ticket offices open at a swathe of former Silverlink stations across North West London, at Queen's Park this morning. Today's event is part of an ongoing...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: silverlink, ticket office, bakerloo line, tfl
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
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
RMT pledges to fight Boris Johnson's austerity cuts budget
"No matter how Mayor Boris Johnson tries to dress this up his budget plans have at their core massive cuts to Transport services that can only be met through hammering down on jobs and safety and hiking up fares for...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: boris johnson, budget, tfl,
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 hits back as Peter Hendy is forced to apologise
General Secretary Mick Cash said "Sir Peter Hendy's expletive driven comments were clearly a cynical attempt to drag commuter rail services into the TFL operation at a time when his own cuts programme has reduced the tube services he is...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: sir peter hendy, tfl,
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 demands an end to mis-management of Driver Licenses
A licence to operate a taxi is issued by the driver’s local authority. As part of being licensed, taxi drivers are required to have their good character verified via an enhanced criminal records check.   In the capital, Transport for...
Region: National
Tagged with: taxi, tfl, dbs,
RMT taxi drivers hit back at insulting comments
In an interview with London's Evening Standard the Transport Commissioners' comments have exposed his gross ignorance of the trade. As a highly regulated service, the licensed taxi industry provides the public with a safe, secure travel option. Protecting the standards...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: taxi, tfl, sir peter hendy, uber
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
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
London Taxi Drivers Demonstration tomorrow 9th July
The RMT London Taxi Drivers believe this is not the time to let TfL off the hook and are committed to keeping the pressure on.   Failure to enforce legislation and selective consultation must stop. This Branch will be staging...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, lodnon taxi drivers
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
TFL PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY
To All Transport for London Employees Our Ref: TFL/0001 17th April 2014 Dear Colleagues PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – DEFEND YOUR PENSIONABLE PAY GENERAL GRADES COMMITTEE CALLS FOR FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ACTION Further to previous correspondence on the above matter, I can report...
Region: National
Tagged with: TFL, Pension Fund, Industrial Action
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
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 confirms action on Docklands Light Railway
 Serco Docklands members are instructed NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-   04:30 hours on Wednesday 29th January 2014 until 04:29 hours on Friday 31st January 2014.   12:00 hours on Tuesday 4th February 2014 until 11:59 hours on Thursday 6th February 2014.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: serco, docklands light railway, dlr, tfl, industrial action
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
Docklands Light Railway vote by massive majority for strike
Transport union RMT confirmed today that members on the SERCO Docklands Light Railway have voted by massive majorities of more than nine to one  for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over a wide...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: serco, dlr, docklands light railway, tfl, strike