RMT to hold protest against workplace violence

RMT to hold protest against workplace violence on London Underground

London Underground union RMT will be holding a demonstration tomorrow outside Transport for London’s offices as part of its campaign to highlight the company’s continuous failure to take proper steps to address the issue of workplace violence faced by London Underground station grade members.

The protest will take place on Tuesday 21st January 2020 between 13.30-15.30 to coincide with the next meeting of the LUL Workplace Violence Group at Palestra House, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ.

The demonstration is part of RMT’s campaign to fight for a safe workplace by ending lone working, to demand that all existing Revenue Control Inspector vacancies be filled and to carry out an audit of all stations to ensure safe staffing levels.

RMT members will also be opposing the creation of a new revenue grade on inferior terms and opposing the deployment of non-LUL staff on LUL infrastructure.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"There is an epidemic of violence and crime on London Underground borne out by all the statistics and it is RMT members in the front line without the staffing resources and back up that they need to deal with this appalling situation.
"RMT is launching a new campaign that will put safety and security of both our members and the travelling public on London Underground centre stage. ‎Be under no illusions, RMT will take whatever action, including industrial action, to guarantee a safe working environment for our members and to protect their status and conditions against this background of violence."

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
 
 
 
 
 
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
 
 
 
 
 
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 

> RMT National News

Monday, 21st June
As industrial action continues on the Caledonian Sleeper and ScotRail RMT condemns the Scottish Government’s veil of secrecy over fees for profits paid to operators Serco and Abellio.
Sunday, 20th June
Strike action by Scotrail staff in fight for equality solidly supported again today‎ as Abellio accused of setting their workforce up for violence and abuse.
Friday, 18th June
RMT strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper remains rock solid three days in as company refuse ACAS talks.
Friday, 18th June
RMT guards to bring negotiating table to East Midlands Railway as Sunday strikes continue and Train Managers vote for action.
Friday, 18th June
RMT welcomes cross-party support from Scottish MSPs for finding a fair resolution to ScotRail disputes