RMT demands government come clean on Tube plans

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RMT ramps up campaign to halt privatisation and driverless trains as Government coup takes over Transport for London

TUBE UNION RMT today wrote to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps demanding that the government come clean on plans to privatise London Underground as part of its takeover of Transport for London.

Yesterday, the Secretary of State announced the names of the two government appointees who will report on TfL’s finances and also set out the terms of reference for a wide-ranging review that puts it in effective control of London’s transport system.

Tory Tube review to look at privatisation and workforce 'modernisation'

RMT warns of mother of all battles against government’s plans for tube privatisation and driverless trains

TUBE UNION RMT today responded to the government terms of the review into Transport for London which say there will be a:

“review of the current operating model and whether there are any opportunities that alternative operating models could bring over the longer term, including consideration of structures and governance.”

And also,

Cable car pay offer accepted

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2020 - DOPPELMAYR CABLE CAR (DCC) ON EMIRATES AIR LINE CABLE CAR

In line with Union policy a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions has been submitted. The Regional Organiser has met with the company and the following revised offer has been tabled:-

Breakdown in industrial relations at Hammersmith Service Control Centre

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Over recent years, RMT Reps have raised various issues concerning recruitment and retention within Service Control to London Underground. However, management have failed to act to resolve these matters and having considered a report from the Lead Officer, the National Executive Committee has declared a breakdown in industrial relations at Hammersmith Service Control Centre due to the following:-

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

Online Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival - 17-19th July 2020

This year's Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival is now taking place online over the weekend of Friday 17th - Sunday 19th July.

Across the weekend there will be various discussions, debates and lectures on topical issues as well as music, comedy and film.

There will also be a virtual wreath-laying, rally and grand procession. Union members can join in by posting pictures of their union banners on social media, and use the hashtag #BannersatTolpuddle

RMT calls on the Government to ensure the COVID19 recovery does not make climate crisis worse

TRANSPORT UNION RMT called on the Government to ensure the COVID19 recovery does not make climate crisis worse in response to the transport use statistics released today by the Department for Transport today that show car use continuing to rise rapidly towards pre-COVID19 crisis levels.

Statistics show last week (week beginning 22nd June) saw the fastest rise in car use and ‘all vehicle use’, that includes light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles, since lockdown began on 23rd March. 

Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said: