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Tube workers facing threats of violence after more than 100 hundred station closures in two months

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 standing up to ministers, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is cutting 600 staff and implementing a new rostering system that does not work.

RMT rejects London Underground 'Train Modernisation' plans

RMT Regional Organiser Jared Wood has written to London Underground to reject their 'Train Modernisation' plans.

In his letter, Jared states:

"A future based on ten-hour shifts, six hours working without a meal-break, remote booking on/off without travelling time, cross-line working, short-notice cover, the end of most spare turns, an end to fixed links, maximising of driving time and minimising of breaks and the reduction of over 300 train operator positions cannot be accepted by RMT."

Closing date for Tube ballot is 23rd May

3rd May 2023

Dear Colleague,


The closing date for the ballot is Tuesday 23rd May, so if you haven't done so already, now is the time to vote. Due to balloting laws I cannot stress enough how important it is that you fill in your ballot paper and return it as quickly as possible.

Vote YES to defend your job, pensions and agreements

Dear Colleague,


Your ballot paper for the re-ballot to defend your jobs, pensions and agreements was posted to your home address on Monday 24th April so please look out for it arriving in the post this week.

I have produced a video, along with your Lead Officer and NEC member, giving an update on the current position in this long-running dispute and the need for all members to vote YES to both questions in the reballot.

Tube Spending cuts, job losses and pension attacks must end

Spending cuts, job losses and pension attacks must end, RMT has told the London Mayor today.

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 Lynch wrote: "Stations were closed on 2115 occasions last year, compared with a pre-pandemic high of 649. Of course, this is only a figure for closures. More often, stations will have been left open with no staff.

Special bulletin: Defend Jobs, Pensions & Agreements

TfL and the government both identify the transfer of our pensions into the Local Government Pension Scheme as a way of cutting pensions and increasing your contributions.

  • 600 job cuts on stations causing massive increase in station closures
  • Trains productivity demands threaten flexible working and hundreds of job cuts
  • Engineering & Fleet maintenance members face redeployment with no permanent protection of earnings

Download the attached newsletter to read what London undeground bosses have planned and how we will fight back.


Action short announced on Edgware Road and Ladbroke Grove Areas

Dear Colleagues,


Further to my previous Circular (IR/052/23. 28th February 2023), a resolution has been received from our Hammersmith & City Branch, regarding the imposition of new rosters. The Company has not properly consulted our Reps over these rosters which are unworkable, and members wish to fight back against the detrimental effect these cuts will have, including on their work/life balance.