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RMT calls poor air quality on Tube 'a scandal'

The RMT has responded to a story in The Sunday Times on the poor air quality on the Tube.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"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 to say it's different because it's underground.

Rmt demands immediate action as Tube workers denied drinking water in appalling heat.

RMT members employed as Train Drivers, Station staff, Track workers,Train Maintaince 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 drinking water units are being stripped out in a cost cutting exercise.

RMT members are being told do take a mug of water off the tap, warm water which hasn't even been tested as fit for human consumption.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

RMT Upfront Late June 2017

RMT Upfront is a newsletter for London Underground drivers, from RMT activists and reps on the Tube.

In this edition:

  • Watergate Scandal
  • Station staff needed
  • A change too far
  • Dust committee up and running
  • Cab security
  • Night Tube

Please download and distribute the newsletter in your depot, or share it on social media.

Bakerloo News June 2017

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for Bakerloo Line trubw wokers from the RMT Bakerloo branch.

In this edition:

  • Tories’ anti-union laws scupper industrial action ballot

  • Grenfell Tower fire: working-class people killed by austerity

  • Labour election gains: keep fighting to kick out the Tories!

  • Women workers demand dignity in the workplace

  • Staffing level to increase as result of January strike

  • Early start on WTT43

  • Don’t let LU cut corners on safety

Regional Organiser writes to London Underground to raise serious safety concerns

RMT London Transport Regional Organiser John Leach has written to London Underground's Head of Security Operations Jill Collis following an important health and safety meeting.

London Underground's 'HOT' procedure and guidelines for dealing with a security incident were discussed at the meeting. The RMT have serious concerns with the responses given to both issues as outlined in John Leach's letter.

If you have any comments or concerns relating to the situation discussed in the letter below, please speak to your local health and safety rep.

Meeting called to discuss London Bridge dispute

Dear Colleagues


Following the ballot of all Station Staff members you will now be aware that despite an overwhelming vote in favour of taking industrial action, the ballot turnout failed to meet compliance with the new legal thresholds that have been introduced. This means we cannot take strike or any other action in support of your three colleagues.

Massive Yes Vote returned in London Bridge 3 ballot, but Tory anti-strike law thwarts democratic action


Further to my previous Circular (IR/204/17, 17th May 2017), the ballot has concluded and the results are as follows:-


The result for strike action is as follows:-

Number of members balloted…             3,743

Total Votes Cast…                                 1,290 (34.4% turnout)

Number Voting ‘Yes’…                          1,039 (80% but only 28% of members balloted)