Every Job Matters - Defending London Underground Jobs

 

Stations Ballot Closes on Nov 15

Make sure you return your balot paper in good time and vote YES for strike action and action short of strike action.

Industrial action, which could include an overtime ban, will show that our stations cannot operate with the current staffing levels.

  • Restore all jobs cut under Fit for the Future
  • Stop all displacements until we have an agreed transfer policy
  • All CSAs to be CSA1
  • Put the ticket offcie closures into reverse

RMT calls for reversal of all tube cuts following North Greenwich security incident

Today (Thursdsy, 27th October) senior RMT Health and safety reps from both LUL and Tubelines and myself attended a special Health and safety forum (summit) called after last week's security incident at North Greenwich.

Directors of LUL and senior management as well as the chief Inspector of B.T.Police were in attendance. We were updated on the incident and other security matters. It was stated to us that the level of threat remains Severe, unchanged since August 2014.

Fit for the Future Impact: Ballot Papers will be Out Next Week

RMT has demanded that LU:

  • Restore Jobs cut under Fit for the Future
    • Staff all Control rooms and Ops rooms, Provide more CSAs in ticket halls
    • Add middle turns to break up constant dead early and dead late duties
  • Stop all Displacements until we have an agreed transfer policy
  • Make ALL CSAs into permanent CSA1. All new recruits to be as CSA1
  • Put the failed ticket office closure programme into reverse

Ballot papers for strike action and action short of strike action will be going out to members next week.

RMT submission to London TravelWatch ticket office closure review

London Underground union the RMT has made a submission to London TravelWatch who have been instructed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to carry out a review of ticket office closures on the Tube.

Click here to tell London TravelWatch your view on ticket office closures

The RMT's submission covers the following important areas:

RMT to ballot for strike over safety critical job cuts

London Underground is facing renewed industrial action on its stations, tube union RMT confirmed today.

Station staff members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Unions (RMT) will be balloted for strike action and action short of strike action in an on-going battle over job numbers, the critical safety role of control rooms, forced displacement of staff, grading and a crisis resulting from London Undergrounds closure of ticket offices.

Local Investigation Report into Canning Town Evacuation Slams Fit for the Future

A company report into an evacuation that went out of control at Canning Town has blamed inadequate staffing levels and the closure of control rooms.

RMT is calling for the one year review of Fit for the Future to be brought forward. We need more staff now. We need control rooms re-opened.

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Local Investigatory Report into Canning Town Evacuation Slams Fit for the Future

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RMT Head Office has seen a draft Local Investigatory Report into a PTI incident and station evacuation at Canning Town in May of this year.

“With the Control Room at Canning Town being unstaffed there was no central base for communications to flow in and out of.”

“Station classification lead to low numbers of staff being present to manage an emergency.”