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Report of Bank group Level 1 meeting, Thursday 26 June


RMT put the case for more staff on the group, in particular:

  • more weekend staff at Bank
  • an additional weekday middle-turn CSA at St. Paul’s
  • adjusting staffing at Chancery Lane during the evening peak

If there are other specific times and locations which you would like to be considered, please let me know.

Management agreed to put together a ‘business case’ for these. But we need evidence!

Disabled Access to Public Transport: TUC Disabled Workers' Conference Speech

This is the speech I gave to TUC Disabled Workers' Conference on 28 May.

Many of you will have your own experiences of both the freedom provided by public transport and the difficulty using it – be that the railway, buses, shipping, air travel, trams, riverboats, taxis, or other modes of transport.

Let’s look at some statistics and facts – mainly about the railways.

In a 2013 survey of disabled people, nearly 80% used the railways, half of them at least monthly, often weekly or more.

Listen To London - Public Consultation On Tube Future

Listen to London - the future of London Underground

Conference, Saturday 26 July, 10am - 2pm
TUC, Congress House, London

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 Underground against a background of austerity cuts and surging public demand.

RMT LGBT Conference 2014


This conference synopsis is taken from a report by Joanne Parry

RMT LGBT Conference 2014 was opened by the Bristol branch secretary who said Bristol was well known for diversity and inclusion. There was then an address from Mick Cash, Acting General Secretary.

RMT Tube Train Drivers' Charter Launch

All drivers are invited to the launch of the London Underground Drivers’ Charter. With the prospect of
attacks on us in the form of enforced “flexibility”, deskilling and driverless trains it is essential that we take a
stand to protect our grade.

The London Mayor and the Government are whipping up a frenzy of anti-union feeling and foremost in their sights are tube drivers – it’s time to defend ourselves before it’s too late!

TfL No.1 Branch Meeting

NOTE NEW VENUE: Find out what is happening in your work area and across London. All members welcome. Come and share views and opinions.

The Crown 108 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8HW 020 7261 9524

In Pictures: Every Job Matters Dispute Meeting

RMT representatives attended a meeting (April, 16th) to discuss the end of the seven weeks 'Every Job Matters' dispute talks with tube bosses. The meeting was very well attended with over a hundred reps present, and reports and updates were given on how the talks had progressed.


Special joint meeting sponsored by Jubilee South, H&C and Morden & Oval branches
At Exmouth Arms 1600 Wednesday 23 April
All members welcome

Stand together and fight for what's right
This is the fight of our lives for our jobs now and in the future
Please download , print and display the attached flyer

RMT General Secretary Election Timetable

Dear Colleague,

Term of office: 5 years

Please be advised that nominations will shortly be invited for the position of General Secretary. The circular inviting nominations and the nomination form will be enclosed within an ORANGE FREEPOST ENVELOPE in next week’s Branch mail. The ORANGE envelope should be used to return the completed nomination paper.

A timetable is listed below for your reference:

Open nominations Thursday 10th April 2014

May Day - March For Bob

Dear Colleague

March for Bob

National RMT Mobilisation for May Day, London, Thursday 1st May 2014

I can advise you that following discussions with the May Day Organsing Committee it has been confirmed that the RMT will lead the May Day March on 1st May.

The event will be used to honour Bob’s memory and another giant of the Labour Movement, Tony Benn, who some of you may recall was a honorary member of the RMT.

The March will be led by the RMT Brass Band and followed by RMT banners.