RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

Continued Industrial action called - fight back against 'flash and dash'

18th July 2024

Dear RMT Member,

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND

The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and congratulated all members for continuing the mandate for action in this dispute.

The NEC has taken the decision to instruct all members on the Bakerloo Line, District Line, Central Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Jubilee Line and Victoria Line to continue taking part in industrial action to physically check their train before detraining until further notice

South Asian History Month event

Dear Colleague,

SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY MONTH EVENT - 21ST JULY 2024

All members, family and friends are welcome to join an event to commemorate South Asian History Month which the RMT are supporting.  The details are as follows:

Date:              Sunday, 21st July 2024, from 2.00pm

Venue:           Clapton Community FC

The Old Spotted Dog Ground, Forest Gate, London, E7 9JU

Featuring:

Tube bosses offer 3% rise; RMT demand improved offer

17th July 2024

Dear RMT Member

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2024 - LONDON UNDERGROUND

RMT submitted a pay claim to LUL in April and last week your Lead Officer and negotiating team attended pay talks with LUL. At the meeting, a verbal offer was made to increase rates of pay by 3%. However, pay bands would remain frozen and any member whose pay rises above the top of their band would receive only a non-consolidated payment for any salary above the band. The negotiating team unanimously found this offer to be unacceptable.

Tube pension update

Dear Colleague,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

I refer to my previous email of 24th June 2024, as previously reported due to our members resolve to fight to protect their past and future final salary pension rights, management and Government decided to delay their proposal to begin a consultation period in respect of any proposed reform the TfL Pension Fund no later than 1st July 2024.

RMT action sees pension consultation 'attack' plans ditched for a further 2 years

Dear Colleague,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

I refer to my previous email of 26th July 2023, as previously reported due to our members resolve to fight to protect their past and future final salary pension rights, management and Government decided to delay their proposal to begin a consultation period in respect of any proposed to reform the TfL Pension Fund no later than 1st July 2024.

Detrainment reballot commencing soon

19th June 2024

Dear Colleague,

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND

All Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Bakerloo Line, District Line, Central Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Jubilee Line and Victoria Line have been taking action to physically check their train before detraining. Now due to the anti-trade union laws, this ballot mandate will expire and it is necessary to ballot members again for this action to continue.

I have produced a leaflet here and would ask you to circulate the leaflet as widely as possible.

New Tory threat to jobs and conditions and RMT statement on General Election

strike flag

Dear Colleague

New Tory threat to jobs and conditions and RMT statement on General Election.

Today the Conservative Party have published their General Election manifesto with the promise of even more attacks on the jobs, pay and conditions of transport workers.

In their manifesto the Tories show which side they are on. They describe the terms and conditions of rail workers as “unaffordable…unfair and unjustifiable.”

Urgent meeting called to discuss Cockfosters concerns

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, COCKFOSTERS & ARNOS GROVE DEPOTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

A resolution was recently received from our Finsbury Park Branch and a report was received from the Lead Officer regarding a range of issues affecting Train Operator members at Cockfosters and Arnos Grove Traincrew Depots. The issues raised include the following:

· Breaches of the Attendance at Work Policy and particularly the application of section 5.2 on a number of levels, causing members stress and anxiety and concerns over their job security.

Strike announced to defend unfairly sacked member

22nd of May, 2024

DISMISSAL,  - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/123/24, 19th April 2024), all RMT members at Oxford Circus Area are congratulated for standing firm together against injustice during the strike action from 3rd to 4th May. Gerald's appeal hearing has now taken place but regrettably, LUL upheld the decision to dismiss him rather than taking action to rightly resolve this dispute.

Jobs, Pensions and Agreements dispute: RMT members smash Tory anti-union ballot thresholds once again

Dear Colleagues,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my previous Circular (IR/108/24, 3rd April 2024), the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:      9782

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                         5285  

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:               5112