LUL/TfL ballots – vote YES to defend jobs and for pay justice

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow ... Dear colleague

Ballots of RMT members at LUL and Transport for London begin tomorrow, March 24, and close on April 8. You are urged to vote YES for action to defend jobs and win pay justice.


LUL is trying to push through compulsory redundancies, despite the agreement designed to safeguard jobs in the PPP Code of Conduct.

It is also trying to push through an unacceptable five-year pay formula which would offer no real-terms increase for FOUR years – and could even result in a pay cut.

LUL has also been breaching disciplinary and attendance procedures and has encouraged aggressive and punitive behaviour by local managers – including 52-week warnings for a first attendance warning, maximum attendance warnings given as standard and unreasonable pressure while ill. Members have been refused representation for interviews while they are ill, and at other interviews where these could lead to disciplinary action.

At TfL:

TfL is also seeking compulsory redundancies – and won’t even tell us which jobs are earmarked to go in a cuts package of £2.4 billion over the next 18 months.

To make matters worse, it appears that TfL hasn’t even factored in the loss of revenue due to income dropping, or money lost from the abandonment of the western congestion-charge zone.

To add insult to injury, TfL has failed to make a reasonable offer in response to RMT’s claim for a substantial increase in pay and improvements to service conditions.

Stand together: please vote YES for action to defend jobs, for fair pay and an end to bullying

Yours sincerely

Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary