Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

Driverless train testing on Jubilee Line


The following resolution was recently received from the London Transport Regional Council:-

“Jubilee South Branch has been made aware that testing has taken place on the Jubilee Line whereby trains were moved without the need of the operator to ‘activate’ the cab before using ATO buttons.

Upfront June 2016: RMT newsletter for London Underground train drivers

Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground tube drivers including industrial and health & safety news.  In this edition:

  • Disputes Rumbling Across Drivers’ Grade
  • ‘Fit for Future: Trains’ Fightback Prepared
  • Night Tube Update
  • Four Day Week Trial
  • PTI: Stay Safe
  • Signals known to have failed

Please download the newsletter to read it and distribute it amongst colleagues and friends.

RMT to take Lillie Bridge depot fight to the Mayor

The  matter of the planned closure of Lillie Bridge Depot and provision of appropriate an alternative location must be raised with the New London Mayor Sadiq Khan as and when proposed talks between the Mayor and the RMT take place
Beginning this year notice has been given to our departments Track Delivery Unit, Maintenance Infrastructure Services, Track Manufacturing Department, Material Management Department (Stores), Transplant, Fleet Maintenance, District Line Trains and Plant Services at Lillie Bridge Depot that we are required to vacate the depot by 2019.

RMT announce upcoming tube overtime ban for station workers

Further to my previous Circular (IR/299/15, 4th December 2015) there remains a number of areas of concern over London Underground’s Fit for the Future Stations (FFFS) proposals and the Lead Officer has written to LUL seeking assurances that there will be no imposition of a new framework agreement, that staff will not be forced to sign new contracts and that rosters will not be imposed. At the time of writing we have not yet received a response from LUL. 

Fare dodging rockets as Revenue Inspectors are cut by more than a third

In the wake of figures released yesterday by the Labour Group on the GLA showing that fare evasion on London Underground has rocketed by over 200%, tube union RMT revealed today that, as well as closing ticket offices, LU has reduced revenue inspectors by more than a third with more cuts to come.

Docklands Light Railway Strike Solid

The Docklands Light Railway was all but shut down this morning as RMT members began 48 hours of strike action.  Workers on the DLR are taking action over a number of issues including misuse of agency workers, attempts at undermining workers with casualisation, a creeping culture of bullying and intimidation of staff and the breach of agreements.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: