RMT Strike and opposition to pension cuts have rocked management’s timetable for 'reform'

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Strikes and opposition to pension cuts have rocked management’s timetable for so-called reform of our pensions. When Brendon Barber took on the review of the TfL pension fund the terms of reference said he would refine proposals and outline a timetable for implementation by 31 March 2022. 

NEC congratulates members at Wood Lane


Further my previous Circular (IR/439/21), dated 16th December 2021, I advised that progress was being made on the key point of this dispute and it had been confirmed that Field Service Engineers would no longer be asked to cover Duty Engineers.

Green Park and Euston Area members to be balloted


Subsequent to my previous Circular (IR/058/22), dated 21st February 2022, the National Executive Committee took the decision to enter into a dispute with LUL and ballot members over the unacceptable bullying and intimidating behaviour towards RMT members and Representatives.

Pic Line drivers balloted over training concerns


Further to my previous Circular (IR/048/22), dated 11th February 2022, the Piccadilly and District West RMT Branch submitted a resolution regarding the unacceptable imposition of poor-quality training on the Piccadilly Line.

This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee which took the decision to enter a dispute with London Underground and to ballot all Piccadilly Line Train Operators for industrial action to demand that training standards are maintained.

TUC Disabled Workers statement on Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and Elections Bill

TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee strongly opposes the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

The Bill includes new duties which oblige public services to share service users’ information with the police, which is an unacceptable shift away from a public health approach to an authoritarian approach, which will erode trust between public services and disabled people. 

Join the demo: Cost of living crisis and justice for P&O workers

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Cost of living crisis and justice for P&O workers - demonstrations on 2nd April 2022

As inflation continues to rise, energy prices soar and wages are held down the cost of living crisis escalates. Big companies are continuing to rake in profits while piling misery onto working people as consumers and workers. The disgraceful illegal sacking of our members at P&O Ferries by the multinational logistics firm DP World is part of that attack.

TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

The TUC's Disabled Members' Committee has made this statement:

Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with decent standards of training, pay, conditions and security of employment.

P&O protest at parent company HO

RMT will protest outside the London headquarters of P&O’s parent company DP World tomorrow, 18 March, at 16:00. 

The protest follows P&O’s summary dismissal of 800 workers and forms part of a national day of action that will also see protests in Hull, Dover, and Liverpool. 

DP World is a multibillion pound multinational which has seen huge increases in its revenue. It made $1.3 billion profit in 2021, up 19% on the previous year.

Join us at 16 Palace Street, SW1E 5JQ to demand reinstatement for the P&O workers.

Solidarity with P&O workers

Urgent demonstrations on 18th March against - mass sackings on P&O

The UK has today seen one of the most vicious examples of despotic employer behaviour and one of the most shameful episodes in its recent industrial history.

800 workers were sacked immediately, with no notice so they can be replaced by cheaper labour.

There are reports of the use of security guards boarding ships with handcuffs to remove crew so they can be replaced.