Blogs

Report: RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee, 5 February 2018

The fourth meeting of RMT's Disabled Members' Advisory Committee was the best-attended yet. The Committee continues to grow in size, and all members attended the meeting and contributed to our lively discussions.

We confirmed that at our last meeting, the General Secretary had committed to tabling our proposals for union action on mental health to the National Executive, and were disappointed that this had not yet happened. This issue will be pursued.

The Grinch who stole my Xmas pay cheque

Why should you be in the RMT when LUL tell you there’s no need as we treat all staff with a degree of courtesy and respect?

 

How about this little Xmas cracker!

 

Member has had a horrendous year of personal struggle and grief.

Mental Health issues and a promise of support from LUL following a failed suicide attempt.

 

Report: RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee, 15 November 2017

The government's consultation on transport accessibility has extended its deadline to Wednesday 22 November. Anyone can submit their views. RMT has made a submission and leafleted everyone at the recent Disabled People's Summit asking them to submit evidence in support of retaining guards on trains. Details on how to submit are here.

When is a Good Service not a Good Service?

RMT Reps have been fighting hard to ensure passengers are given clear and accurate service information and have directly requested that the TFL website more honestly reflects the state of the service.

When is a Good Service not a Good Service?

Answer: When it’s Part Suspended

Since Wednesday 14th November the Piccadilly Line has been suspended between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge with a greatly reduced Piccadilly Line service on the Uxbridge Branch. Frustratingly the TFL website has insisted on advertising a “Good Service”.

Blog: overtime scandals, & minimum vs recommended numbers

The past few months have been tough for all staff.
Overtime shifts have not been paid out, which has led to not just frustration, but also financial hardships for a lot of us.

Management has tried to blame this on variation sheets not been filled out correctly. But when the sheets have been checked, they were in the vast majority, correct.

I emailed all staff with the process of how to claim their money owed, but this isn't good enough.

Blog: why you should be wary of London Underground's Yammer network

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WARY OF YAMMER

In our digitally-connected world, a workplace social media platform seems like a good idea. But there’s more to LU’s Yammer network than meets the eye.

Presented as an opportunity for two-way dialogue with our employers, where they’ll listen to and take on board our concerns about what’s happening at work, Yammer is in reality more of a megaphone for the bosses than a genuine conversation.