Is social distancing guidance about to change?

Today, in a presentation to the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) TfL Director of Public Transport Service Planning,

Geof Hobbs stated that with full social distancing measures of 2 metres, LUL would only be able to run at 13% of normal capacity. He hinted strongly that a reduction would ease the problem. Chief Operating Ofcer of MTA New York, Mario Peloquin also made similar
comments. With both New York and London hinting that a reduction in distance is required, we believe P.H.E is likely to change its guidance.

Jubilee News: 'Covid-19' schedules rejected again

Jubilee News is the newsletter produced by RMT activists for drivers on the Jubilee line. This edition has been produced on the eve of the second ACAS meeting to discuss London Underground's proposed 'Covid-19' timetables and schedules.

Please download it to read the latest news. You can also print and share it in your Jubilee Line depot too.

Pregnancy and Covid-19 - advice to members

Dear Colleague,
 
PREGNANCY AND COVID-19 – ADVICE TO MEMBERS
 
Never before have the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 been so important to pregnant women who work in the transport industry.  Under these regulations:
  1. Employers must try to remove or prevent exposure to risks
  2. If that is not possible, working from home should be allowed
  3. If that is not possible, suitable alternative employment at the same rate of pay should be offered if available

RMT Upfront April 2020, 'Covid-19 timetable' dispute special

  • RMT Upfront is the newsletter for Tube drivers, produced by the RMT. We are the specialist transport workers union with over 1700 tube driver members.  Please download the attched newsletter to get all the latest news.  You can also print it out and distribute it in your depot.

Bosses Plan To Impose 4 Minute Train Service

Tube bosses have announced plans to impose their bluntly named ‘Covid-19’ timetables with a four minute train frequency across the combine, from the 26th of April.

TFL/LUL tell cleaners - Tough luck, You’ve still got to pay to travel

Buses are now free to all, all RCIs are deemed unnecessary and furloughed...But Cleaners on the tube still have to pay to get to work.

That’s the message from TFL/LUL management. When we challenged them at the MDs weekly conference call we were told it was a tough choice but unaffordable. The letter from TFL/LUL can be downloaded below.

RMT cannot think of much that is more important right now than the heroic role of our cleaners.

They are doing the most valuable and dangerous work of all on the tube network during this pandemic.

Zero chance of agreement to government plans to increase transport services on 11th May

RMT warns there is zero chance of agreement to government plans to increase transport services on 11th May in current climate as survey of 10,000 transport workers reveals widespread failings to protect key transport workers and passengers from COVID 19.

RMT blasts disgraceful and disgusting decision by ‎TFL to deny staff cleaning tube trains throughout the coronavirus crisis free travel

TUBE UNION RMT today blasted as disgraceful and disgusting a decision by Transport for London to deny tube cleaners, who have put themselves on the line throughout the Coronavirus crisis to keep essential workers moving, ‎the basic right to free travel.