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RMT demands TFL end outsourcing now
These vital workers, crucial to London's public transport, should be employed directly by TfL or its subsidiaries, the union has said.   Thousands of contracted out workers suffer from poor pay, no sick pay, inadequate pensions, and lack staff travel benefits.  ...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, TfL, Out Sourcing, City Hall, Mayor Of London, Sadiq Khan
RMT writes to London Mayor over investigation into Clapham Common incident
Both the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and Formal Investigation report identify a critical need for enhanced training for station and operational staff.   However, instead of addressing this need, LUL is increasingly relying on office staff to cover operational...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Tube, Clapham Common, London Mayor
Tube strike averted after progress made in dispute
Planned action  from Monday to Thursday  will no longer go ahead after RMT made progress in discussions with TfL today.   RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Following further positive discussions today, the negotiations on a pay deal for our...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, London Underground, Tube, Strike, Mayor of London, TfL,
Tube strikes to go ahead after talks fail to make progress
The action will begin tonight at 6pm when maintenance train workers at Ruislip Depot will walk out for 24 hours.   Control staff will strike on Sunday for 24 hours and from Monday to Wednesday nearly 10,000 RMT members will strike across the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Tube, Strike, London Underground, Transport for London, TfL, Mayor of London
RMT calls for talks over Tube strikes
The union had been invited to talks with TfL earlier this week after London Underground workers backed rolling strike action by over 90 per cent against a below inflation pay offer. The union also wants to see full staff travel facilities...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Tube, Strike, London Underground, TfL, Mayor of London
Bring safety critical tube staff in-house
TUBE Union RMT is calling a protest tomorrow (June 8, 2023) outside London Town Hall in Newham to demand an end to the outsourcing of Safety Critical Track Protection Staff and bring Morson and Cleshar’s Framework workers in-house. The union has written...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, London Underground, TfL, Mayor of London, Cleshars, Morson, track workers, Tube, LUL
Tube workers facing threats of violence.
RMT called on TfL to end its cuts programme, which is forcing repeated station closures across the network, opening staff up to abuse from frustrated passengers.   TfL has had its funding from central government dramatically cut but instead of...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, TfL, Sadie Khan, Mayor of London, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT urges London Mayor to end threat of job cuts and pension attacks
The tube union wrote to Sadiq Khan today, emphasising the importance of station staff to the safe running of London Underground and the need for the mayor to resist Tory budget cuts.    In the letter, RMT general secretary Mick...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Tube, London Underground, Job Cuts, Pension Attacks, London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, TfL
RMT urges London Mayor to change course ahead of tube strike
Over 10,000 RMT members will be taking strike action across the tube tomorrow shutting down London Underground.   In his letter to the London Mayor, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch writes:  "As you know, at this moment, London Underground managers are...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Tube, London Underground, LUL, Sadiq Khan, London Mayor, TfL, TubeStrike
RMT wins staff free travel for 5,800 TfL cleaners
London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced he will extend staff free travel to all sub-contracted cleaners who work on London’s transport system following years of campaigning by RMT.   The union had already won free travel for around 5,000 sub-contracted cleaners...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: RMT, London Underground, Cleaners, Mick Lynch, Tube, TfL, Sadie Khan, Mayor of London,
RMT writes to London Mayor over tube safety concerns
In a letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch highlights a series of incidents where stations have had less than the required staff and, in some cases, no staff at all.   Mr Lynch goes on...
Region: National
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, RMT, Mick Lynch
Tube strike shuts London Underground
Trains have remained in depots across the network and RMT activists are reporting huge attendances at picket lines despite heavy rain across the capital. 600 station staff jobs will be lost if TfL (Transport for London) plans go through and RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, TfL, Strike, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
RMT demands talks with the Mayor of London
RMT met with ACAS this week but London Underground Limited (LUL) were not interested in trying to settle the dispute. LUL made it clear that not only were they not prepared to change tack and be prepared to compromise but...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, LUL, Tube, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Strike
4,000 station tube staff to walk out on June 6
General Secretary Mick Lynch said:"TfL is trying to bulldoze through 600 job losses on London Underground and our members are not prepared to accept that. "Station staff play a crucial role in serving the travelling public and were heroes during the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London Underground, Tube, LUL, TfL, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Job Cuts, Station Staff,
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 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 calls for urgent progress on new Merseyrail fleet
RAIL UNION RMT today called for urgent progress to be made over the introduction of the new fleet of Merseyrail trains warning that the expensive new units are being left to rust in the sidings at serious cost to the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Guards, Fleet, Merseytravel, Metro Mayor
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 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 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
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
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
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 demands London Mayor take responsibility on DLR
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT DLR members are rock solid again this morning in their fight to stop outsourcing and contracting undercutting their jobs and conditions and in their battle for workplace justice. The union stands shoulder to shoulder...
Region: National
Tagged with: DLR, Strike, Mayor
Which side are you on?
LABOUR’S candidate in the Liverpool region’s mayoral race has today been urged to declare his support for the campaign to retain guards on Merseyrail’s new fleet of trains. Rail union RMT has called on Steve Rotheram to pledge that he...
Region: North West
Tagged with: merseyrail, mayoral candidate, labour, steve rotherham, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT seeks meeting with Liverpool Mayor over Merseyrail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has written to Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson seeking an urgent meeting in an effort to resolve the Merseyrail guards dispute. In response to a major intervention by the Mayor into the dispute at the weekend,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merseyrail, Dispute, Liverpool Mayor
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 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
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 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,