Report: RMT National Disabled Members' Advisory Committee meeting, 27 November 2020

[held via Zoom]


The meeting was chaired by our newly-elected Chair, David King, and attended by sixteen Committee members from around the country. Ian Allen attended from the National Executive, but the General Secretary did not attend or send a replacement or apologies.

We began by paying tribute to DMAC member Steve Conway, who had recently died. The meeting was silent for one minute.



Jubilee South News December 2020

Jubilee South News is the newsletter for workers on stations from Stratford to Westminster, North Greenwich and Stratford train crew accommodations, ABM cleaners and Sodexo Caterers at those locations and signallers working in SMD. It is produced by RMT activists.

In this edition:

  • Who Should Be RMT General Secretary?

  • Attend the next branch meeting and have your say

  • Who represents you?

  • Sodexo ditches compulsory redundancy plan following RMT ballot threat

Cubic pay offer accepted


Following discussions with the Company regarding the above, the offer which was received in full and final settlement of our claim was as follows:-

A 1.5% increase, effective from 1st April 2020

This offer applies to both the UTS Technicians and London Cycle Hire Contracts.

RMT secures important assurances over ABM introduction of mobile devices


Further to my previous Circular (IR/339/20, 27th August 2020), the Lead Officer has had discussions with ABM over its introduction of mobile devices and I am pleased to advise that following these talks, a number of important assurances and protections have been secured for members, including:-

Sodexo ditches compulsory redundancy plan following RMT ballot threat


Further to my previous Circular (IR/441/20, 3rd November 2020), I advised Sodexo that a dispute situation existed over its restructuring plans including 30 job cuts across TfL sites. The Lead Officer then met with the Company and it has now been confirmed that Sodexo no longer intends to make any compulsory redundancies.

Government eyes attack on living wage

RMT pledges co-ordinated campaign to defend pay as Government eyes attack on living wage

TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will mount a co-ordinated campaign to defend wages and to protect the low paid as it was reported that the Government is planning to renege on commitments on the living wage. 

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

Neasden Branch AGM

The Neasden Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th December at 16:00hrs.

Due to current restrictions, the meeting will be held online via the Zoom Video Conferencing site (log-in details available nearer the time). 

The meeting will deal with Branch Officials for 2021, the AGM for 2021, delegate nominations, and also nominations for the Wembley Park Trains (Level 1) Rep Position.

Zoom Log-in details for the AGM will be posted on this page. 

Speculation grows that Crossrail could be mothballed

As speculation grows that Crossrail could be mothballed RMT demands Government stop using TFL and its workers as a political foo
Responding to reports that the Capital's Crossrail line could be mothballed without immediate funding transport union RMT today called on the Government to stop using TFL as a political football. 

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: