Transport for London

News, reports and information for TfL staff

RMT Protest Against Staff Cuts At London Transport Museum

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the documentation on file.

This union completely rejects the proposal to reduce staffing at the London Transport Museum by six full-time-equivalent posts. We reiterate our opposition to all moves to cut jobs at this essential cultural and historical asset, whether the employer intends to achieve this through compulsory redundancy, voluntary severance or any other method.

Jobs On The Line At London Transport Museum - Can You Help?

Staff at the London transport Museum are fighting the loss of up to 9 posts at London Transport Museum. These figures were discovered by reps when presented as a part of a business case. This is an insult to those at risk of loosing their livelihood.

We are planning a raft of demos, lobbies and leafletting....can you help?

Demo
London Transport Museum - Stop the staff cuts!
17.00 - 18.30 Monday 25 March,
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza

Lobby
TfL Board - Have a heart - give back the grant. Stop the staff cuts!

Rail Union RMT Calls On London Mayor Boris Johnson To Support Campaign For Crossrail Fleet To Be Built In Britain

RAIL UNION RMT today challenged London Mayor Boris Johnson to come out and publicly support a union-led campaign for the Crossrail fleet to be built in Britain or risk the kind of delays that have dogged plans to build the Thameslink trains in Germany, a scandal which has dragged back the national fleet replacement programme by three years.

Last week, TFL and the DFT confirmed that the Crossrail fleet will be wholly procured by the cheaper and more efficient route of public financing, an open recognition that the public/private finance model is unable to deliver on time and on price.

TfL Pay

Further to our previous decision Gww 12 February 2012, we instruct the General Secretary to pursue replies to our correspondence to the other trade unions and to our own TfL no.1 branch, and to place responses in front of us; and to obtain an up-to-date report on the pursuit of this issue with the employer.

This issue is to be placed in front of us in the event of any developments, and in any case within 14 days.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

RMT To Seek Updated Information On TfL Market Testing

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the minutes on file.

We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this union continues to seek updated information from TfL on this process, ensuring full disclosure of information to which we are entitled, and to challenge any resulting attacks on or holding back of our members’ terms and conditions.

Any developments are to be placed in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

Get Involved In Our Campaign To Defend And Improve Jobs

WHAT YOU CAN DO to be part of our campaign to defend and improve jobs:

Join RMT

If you are already a member of RMT, get active and involved:

  • talk to your RMT rep
  • make sure that RMT has your up-to-date details (address, grade, location, etc)
  • make sure that RMT has your email address and mobile number so the union can contact you quickly and easily
  • persuade a workmate to join
  • get involved in your RMT branch

Free Travel Facilities, Emirates Airline Cable Car & Thames Riverboat Services

We note the response from TfL, which falls short of our members’ justified aspiration for free travel on these services. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this matter is tabled for discussion with the employer(s), and to seek a joint approach with the other unions.

We also note the report on our efforts to organise the workforce on the Emirates Air Line. We instruct the General Secretary to provide full support and resources for these efforts, and to place regular progress reports in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

RMT Continues To Monitor 'Market Testing' At TfL Following Assurances

We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd regarding TfL market testing. While this offers some reassurance that this is simply a ‘benchmarking activity’ and that no decision has been made to privatise the functions involved, we are well aware that ‘market testing’ is used to keep down pay, conditions and staffing in the public sector body as much as it is used to prepare for privatisation.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this issue continues to be raised with TfL and developments monitored and placed in front of us.

RMT Demands Free Travel For Licensed Taxi Drivers

We note the information on file regarding free and reduced travel facilities for employees of TfL and its subsidiaries and franchisees.

We note that we still need to collate information on these facilities for employees of contractors, as instructed in our previous decisions, and instruct the General Secretary to obtain this.

We note that the original resolution on this issue called for the provision of free travel facilities for licensed taxi drivers, and instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this demand is tabled to the relevant body.