Coronavirus

Read the latest information from the RMT about our response and organising during the Coronavirus crisis.

RMT Upfront April 2021: make NT drivers full time

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Shortly after the Covid crisis started the RMT recognised that some changes to working practices would be inevitable.

The national union made it clear to the Government, London Underground and the train operating companies that although we would work with them, any variation to agreements would need to be time-limited to the period of the pandemic.

London Transport Region - RMT mass meeting

23rd April 2021

Dear colleagues

London Transport Region - RMT mass meeting, Monday 26th April at 5pm

With reference to the above, a meeting will be taking place via Zoom. The meeting will be covering:

  • No Job losses
  • Defend the TfL pension
  • No deterioration in conditions

You've helped keep the tube moving throughout the Covid pandemic and the Union believes you should not accept your job, terms or pension being sacrificed to pay for the economic costs of Covid.

Speakers to include:

Information for shielding CEV workers

  • Please download the attached leaflet to get all the latest information and advice from your union, RMT.

Following the companies recent response to RMT reps raising concerns about CEV and CV staff returning to the workplace, your regional organiser has written to the company making it clear that we reject their position and believe it is unsafe.

Covid: RMT calls for protection for transport workers

As vaccine programme hits initial targets RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers

With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups risking the highest levels of occupational exposure, and who are also pivotal to the route map out of the current lockdown, are properly protected. 

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

RMT blasts TfL over 'South African variant' Coronavirus advice

RMT blasts TfL for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to come into work as normal.

RMT has written to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford condemning its guidance that workers in postcodes being targeted for surge testing aimed at bringing the South African variant of Covid19 to heel, should come into work as normal.

TfL Financial Sustainability Plan massive missed opportunity and capitulation to Tory austerity

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

“This Financial Sustainability Plan is a massive missed opportunity and a capitulation to Tory austerity. TfL could have used this moment to aggressively make the case for setting its funding on a completely new basis, recognising the failure of fare box model and making the case for public funding that recognises the public interest in London’s mass transit system.

RMT demands full disclosure of TFL Financial Sustainability Plan

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LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT today wrote to London Mayor Sadiq Khan demanding that he come clean on what plans TfL are putting to the government in order to secure more funding in March. 

As part of the deal made at the end of last year, Sadiq Khan agreed to submit to the DfT proposals for returning the body to ‘financial sustainability’ following the devastation of its finances by the Covid-19 pandemic. This plan was submitted to the DfT yesterday but unions have not yet seen them.