Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

Transformation mass meeting


11th January 2018 Circular No: IR/23/18

Dear Colleagues,


Further to my previous Circular (IR/431/17, 28th September 2017), where I advised that TfL was undertaking a ‘root and branch’ review of the business with the intention of hitting a savings target of £5.8bn – made up from £5.2bn Business Savings and £0.6bn Operating Model Savings, discussions with the Company have continued.

Redundancy threat on Balfour Beatty

Subject: redundancies, lul contract – balfour beatty

We note the correspondence on file and the serious threats to our members from redundancy and refer this matter into our Southern Sub Committee for examination and report.

LU Engineering Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Danny Davis to Come Back as a Driver

Let nobody be in any doubt - this is a fantastic result for Danny. Having been sacked for an alleged offence that certainly didn’t merit dismissal, Danny was looking at a bleak future for himself and his family. On appeal he was given a position as a CSA2, but after a formal request from the RMT Regional Organiser to the HR Director Danny was moved to a CSA1 position. Then the result of the RMT ballot for strike action came back and suddenly the landscape changed.

RMT alarmed at TfL programme of job and financial cuts

TfL logo and building

TFL Transformation

We note the report from our Lead Officer and are alarmed at the programme of job and financial cuts TfL are soon to be embarking on, which will affect both our hardworking members and the service to the travelling public.

We submit the matter into our Southern Sub-Committee for examination and report.

Relevant Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Rail union RMT responds to London Overground ticket office and staffing proposals

Responding to London Overground ticket office and staffing proposals plans, RMT 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 of ticket offices leads to the wholesale destafiing of stations with serious consequences for safety and security. 

Workshop fixed term contract ballot results 'smash' Tory anti strike laws


Further to my circular IR/247/17 14th June 2017, the result of the ballot of our members has been received from the independent scrutineer and was considered by the National Executive Committee at the end of last week. The result is as follows: -


Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:        144