Fund Transport for London

RMT bulletin: we can and must win this battle

The government, TfL and London Underground consider EVERYTHING that makes our job bearable and worthwhile as up for grabs. Pensions, job security, pay rises and your framework agreements are all threatened... If we don’t stop them! 

Last year we were heroes, now we’re just a cost 
on an accountant’s balance sheet. Management are going to try and con us into believing that if we cooperate with attacks on jobs, pay, pensions and conditions they will be in a better position to negotiate with the government for funding. 

RMT Upfront October 2021

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, from the RMT. This edition looks at why overtime is, in the long term, of more benefit to the bosses than to us as a grade.

 

Please download, print and distribute it in your train crew accomodation.
 

RMT warns of action over driverless Tube plan

RMT warns of action as Government places contract for driverless trains on London Underground

TUBE UNION RMT warned today of a campaign of action as it emerged that the Government has placed adverts for a consultancy contract to explore the introduction of driverless trains on London Underground.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"The news that the Government is pressing ahead with wasting money on a consultancy project on driverless trains on London Underground when there are massive challenges facing the transport network shows their twisted set of priorities.

Fight the cuts: Meeting of all TfL / LUL representatives

FIGHT THE CUTS: MASS ZOOM MEETING OF ALL TfL REPRESENTATIVES

ALL COMPANIES, ALL DEPARTMENTS

 

Dear Colleagues

Please be advised that RMT has organised a zoom meeting for all representatives employed by TfL companies, including LUL, TfL, ABM and all other subsidiaries.

As stated, this is to address the swinging TfL cuts that will affect all of us across all employers on TfL.

No release arrangements have been secured for this meeting, but you are nevertheless urged to make every effort to attend given its importance.

Joint trade union response of Pensions Working Group to 'call for evidence' document

Dear Colleagues,

TFL PENSION FUND - INDEPENDENT REVIEW

Further to my previous email, 8th September 2021, I can advise that following the publication of the First Stage of the Call for Evidence document in respect of the TfL Pension Fund review the staff side of the Pensions Working Group (PWG) were invited to respond to this consultation.

To remind you the PWG is made up of the recognised trade unions across LUL, and TfL management. The purpose of the PWG is to discuss matters in relation to the TfL Pension Fund.

TUC meeting: Hearing Transport Workers on the Covid Crisis

Dear RMT Representative

TUC meeting: Hearing Transport Workers on the Covid Crisis,

Wed 26th September from 5pm

Please see information contained at this link to the RMT web site https://bit.ly/39gkzCw about a special online meeting for transport trade unionists to discuss issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting takes place on Wednesday 22nd September 5-7pm.  

RMT will be represented at the meeting by Relief Regional Organiser, Eddie Dempsey.

Yours sincerely,

Cut Climate Change, Not Public Transport

Dear Colleague

Please find below details of an In - Person public fringe meeting hosted by RMT at the forthcoming Labour Party Conference to support the campaign to transport jobs and services.

This a public meeting is open to all RMT members.

Cut Climate Change, Not Public Transport - What future for our public transport network after the COVID - 19 pandemic?

Labour Conference Fringe, Sunday 26th September, 12.45pm

Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, Kings Road, BN1 1NR

Refreshments Provided.

Speakers

Pension update

Dear Colleagues,

TFL PENSION FUND – INDEPENDENT REVIEW

I refer to my previous Circular NP/282/21, 2nd August 2021, following further joint Trade Union meetings to discuss the TfL Pension Fund review the attached pensions leaflet has been drafted to keep all our members across LUL fully engaged and updated on developments.

This leaflet can be read by clicking on the following link https://bit.ly/2Vn3V0v

I would ask that you bring this leaflet to the attention of as many members as possible.

RMT launches campaign to defend our pensions

RMT launches campaign to defend TfL pension scheme and declares no confidence in review process. Transport for London union RMT announced today that it is launching a campaign to defend the TfL pension scheme in the wake of revelations of how the company intend to process and conduct their pension fund review. Instead of a pension review, RMT is calling for an investigation, with the full involvement of all recognised trade unions, into the systemic transfer of TfL funds to the private sector.