Olympics and Paralympics 2012

TfL Members To Take Further Industrial Action On Day Of Olympic Opening Ceremony

Members in Oyster Business Support, Lost Property Office, London Transport Museum and the Travel Information Centres are: not to book on for any duty starting on or after 07:00 on Friday 27 July, returning to work for duties starting on or after 07:00 on Saturday 28 July

Members in the Travel Information Contact Centres based at Pier Walk and Albany House which are termed First Contact Telephony for Oyster, Surface, Buses and London Underground are to strike between the following hours: Friday 27 July 10:00- 12:00; Friday 27 July 21:00-23:00; Saturday 28 July 01:00-03:00

RMT Members Vote Yes For Action Short Of Strike In Both 'LU Olympic Recognition and Reward' And 'LU Breach of Casualisation Dispute Settlement' Disputes

From General Secretary Bob Crow


I write to advise you that the ballot of my members has now concluded and the result is as follows: -

RMT Members Concerned About Olympic Security

We note the resolution from Stratford no.1 branch and share our branch’s concern as to the shambolic security and safety arrangements for the Olympics.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

  • immediately contact transport authorities and employers in London asking for these concerns to be addressed as a matter of urgency
  • circulate to all members in the affected area advice on their legal right to refuse to work on the grounds of health and safety concerns

London Underground Members Vote For Action Short Of Strike To Prevent Casualisation Of Jobs During The Olympics And After

That we note the result of the ballot for action short of strikes is as follows:-

Total votes cast 1,954
Number voting “Yes” 1682 (86.3% of valid vote)
Number voting “No” 267
Spoilt Papers 5

Carlisle Cleaning And Security Workers On The Docklands Light Railway Give Massive Mandate For Industrial Action

That we note the result of the ballots for both strikes and action short of strikes is as follows:-

Total votes cast 32
Number voting “Yes” 31 (96.9% of valid vote)
Number voting “No” 1
Spoilt Papers 0

RMT Members Proposed industrial Action Secures Acceptable Olympic Payment At Thales

We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and that significant progress has been made in talks, leading to a new offer being tabled by the employer, including:

  • payments to employees to compensate for the change in annual leave allocation from a number of days to an equivalent number of hours
  • improved shift allowances
  • an Olympics payment of £20 per day, maximum £680
  • 1% pay rise

Olympic Security

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

Following the recent news that G4S has grossly underemployed the number of security guards required for Olympic events, I have written to employers with members working in the London area. I have asked them to inform me of their mitigations for ensuring the safety and security of RMT members during the Olympic Games.

I am writing to you to remind you that you have the right to withdraw yourself from imminent and serious danger should you have genuine concern for your safety.

Vote YES in RMT's Ballots for Action Short of Strikes

RMT is balloting its members on London Underground on two separate issues. These are not ballots for strikes, but for 'action short of strikes'.

They are necessary because of LUL's actions - and will become unnecessary if and when LUL backs off from its dangerous and unacceptable course of action. Until such a point is reached, please vote YES in both these ballots.

Issue 1. Implementation of our Olympic deal