Bakerloo branch


Includes London Underground staff of all grades on the Bakerloo Line, plus the Special Requirements Team (SRT) and hotel staff. Branch meetings are held at The Royal Exchange PH, 26 Sale Place, Paddington, W2. (map)

Ex Silverlink stations: Management attack core role of Station Supervisor

London Underground management are trying to whittle away the core roles of a Station Supervisor by creating a part-qualified Supervisor grade on the ex-Silverlink stations. RMT believes that this is both unfair on the staff who will take up these Supervisor jobs and a threat to the Station Supervisor grade in general. We are insisting that all Station Supervisor grades must continue to receive the full core Supervisor training and not be de-skilled.

Recent pay settlements

Here are some recent pay settlements, which may help put London Underground's and TfL's current offers in perspective:

  • HBOS: 4.25%
  • Lloyds TSB: 4%, second year of 3-year deal
  • Phoenix Healthcare Distribution: 3.65%
  • BAE Regional Aircraft: 3%
  • BVT Surface Fleet: 3%
  • Stagecoach South West: 3.2 - 4.5%
  • Stagecoach South West Weillington depot: 4%
  • Maersk Offshore Deep Sea Ratings: 3%
  • Hitachi: 4.2% from 1 January 2009, plus 3% from 1 April 2009
  • Wabtec: 3.5%
  • Unipart Crewe: 2.5%

Eight National Unions declare their support for Lindsey Oil Refinery workers

Press release...

John McDonnell MP, TUCG Convenor said:

"This dispute demonstrates the anger many workers feel when employers refuse to negotiate or seek arbitration"

"The Trade Union Coordinating Group calls upon the employers to enter into negotiations and calls upon the government to repeal the anti trade union laws which only serve to exacerbate the current poor industrial relations climate."

Bob Crow, General Secretary, RMT said:

LUL Claim They Ran a Good Service - Well Guess What? They Didn't

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY

Dear Colleague,

Here are some useful facts. Below is the actual number of trains run (bold) on all lines during the strike against the total each line would normally run.

On a normal day 522 trains are run across the combine. Taken as a percentage, and at mid peak times (0900 and 1800) the best 'service' they ran amounted to 28% on Thursday (0900). However, take away the Northern and Jubilee Lines the best 'service' they could run across the combine was 17% for Wednesday and 19% for Thursday.

SCABS

It’s an emotive word and one which used in the workplace has even led to disciplinary action. Nevertheless, it is an important part of the lexicon of picketers and very effective when used properly!

So what are “scabs” and what motivates them?

The truth about the tube dispute

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download. Read the text below.

There has been a tidal wave of media coverage of the 48 hour strike on TfL and LUL. Although that coverage is a reflection of just how successful the RMT action has been, it has also led to some incredible exaggeration, blatant political interference and in some cases sheer, barefaced lies.

The “Big Lie”

Bob Crow "stunned" by management dishonesty

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow sent the following message to all union members:

"Dear Colleague,

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY

THE TRUTH (AND IF NOT SUE US FOR LIBEL)

This is my 31st year as a member of this Union and a worker on London Underground and in all that time I have never experienced such dishonesty from any management that I have dealt with. Let me explain to you what really happened at the talks.

The Facts