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RMT Upfront - ballot result means we are ready to fight

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for RMT train drivers on London Underground.

This edition looks at the cuts and attacks that management may attempt, and how we are ready collectively to fight back for our jobs, pensions and agreements.

  • Please download, print and distribute this newsletter in your train crew accomodation.

Tube members vote YES for strike

London Transport Union RMT confirms members vote yes for action as London Underground refuse to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions.

LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed that members voted yes for strike action and action short of a strike in a ballot of over ten thousand members across all grades of LU staff that closed today. 94% of members voted to strike.

The ballot took place after LUL members were refused assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions in the midst of an on-going financial crisis driven by central Government.

Tube members vote YES to defend pensions, pay and agreements

Dear Colleagues,



I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed and the result is as follows: -


Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 10,084

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 5,219

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 4,900

Video: Jared Wood reminds members to return ballot papers

RMT National Executive Council member Jared Wood reminds members of the importance to return ballot papers in our dispute to defend jobs, pensions and working conditions.

Jared says "Get your ballot paper back. Once we've done that the boot will be on the other foot. We will have a strike mandate and then TfL, the mayor and our managers will have to listen to us"


Poster for TfL/LU workplaces: vote yes

Please display this poster in your London Underground / TfL workplace to encourage members to vote yes in our dispute to defend jobs, pensions & agreements.

Ballot papers went out from the Monday 13th of December. If you don't have yours by today (20th December) please request a new one either by emailing or speaking to your local rep.

RMT concerned about TfL's use of non-permanent labour


The following resolution has been received from our London Transport Regional Council:  

“This Region is concerned by the recent FOI release showing a huge number of non-permanent labour working for LUL. We are concerned that the real figure of labour is much higher due to this figure only being for LUL and not including TfL staff.