Pay update from Regional Organiser Jared Wood

Dear RMT member,

An important pay update

Every single RMT member who either took strike action last weekend or stood ready to take action over the following week must be congratulated.

Your collective action pushed City Hall to make additional funding available and your RMT negotiators will now negotiate how that money, £30m, can be utilised to improve LUL's inadequate 5% offer and address our demands for more help for the lower paid grades, the inflation of pay bands for those on banded pay and the return of Priv for all. Management has convened a meeting of the LU Company Council on Friday 12/1 to agree how these discussions will now take place.

RMT was only able to achieve this because of the solidarity of our members across all grades. Our action highlighted this. Different sections of LUL taking action over a week but united as RMT, with demands to ensure that every member receives a fair pay rise that reflects the needs of our widespread membership.

There is still work to do. With an additional £30m in the pay budget there is no excuse for management to delay resolving this year's pay round. Negotiators form your functional councils will continue to attend talks for RMT. Once again, all grades represented and all grades united for a fair settlement.

If any new offer is made we will report that to members. Your local reps will also be consulted before RMT takes any decisions about further offers.


Solidarity to all,

Jared Wood


LT Regional Organiser.