Olympics and Paralympics 2012

RMT Olympic Dispute - First Great Western


I write to inform you that First Great Western has totally refused to discuss or agree at Company Council level, the working arrangements for our members during the Olympic and Paralympic periods. Therefore, the matter has been subject to recent consideration by the General Grades Committee and the following decision has been taken:

RMT Olympic Deal - London Overground


Your unions’ negotiating team has been holding talks with London Overground to discuss the proposals put forward by management with regards working and payment arrangements for our members in the run up to and during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I can report that a final agreement has been reached.

RMT Olympic Deal - C2C


I have now received a formal offer from c2c in respect to working during the London Olympics. The offer is as follows:

  • Retail Grades (at non event locations) and Cleaners who will have no changes to their usual terms and conditions during the period of the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been offered £250 Gross (pro rata for part time) as a special Olympic payment. This payment is dependent upon attendance at work during the periods of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Fight Continues For Olympics Payments At Train Operators And TfL

ON THE first full day of the RMT AGM in Torquay delegates are set to hear reports from the continuing fight for Olympics payments at three major train operators and Transport for London.

Although RMT has secured fair payments at a number of companies including Network Rail, Virgin Trains, London Overground. Heathrow Express, DLR and London Underground the union is in dispute and balloting at three key TOC's - South West Trains, Greater Anglia and First Great Western - and has announced industrial action for centrally employed TFL staff.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

TfL No1 Branch Newsletter - Why We Are Taking Industrial Action.

From TfL No1 Branch Secretary Linda Wiles. You can download the original version of the newsletter which is attached below this article

"Management aren't treating us with the dignity and respect we deserve by trying to break existing agreements"

Recognised members in Travel Information Call Centre, Travel Information Centres, all areas of Oyster, Lost Property Office & Customer Services voted 63% in favour of strike action and 77% in favour of action short of the strike.

This is a decisive mandate for industrial action and a clear message that TfL RMT members will fight to defend their current terms & conditions and for the fair and decent reward they deserve for the additional Olympic and Paralympic workloads.

Central TFL Staff To Take Action Over Olympics Recognition And Reward

“The hypocrisy of TFL managers, who stand to hit the bonus jackpot during the Olympics while offering...staff virtually nothing, stinks like a sack of rotting fish." - Bob Crow

STAFF WORKING directly for Transport for London are to take strike action and action short of a strike over the total and abject failure of the organization to offer any kind of meaningful recognition and reward for the huge increase in workload and pressure arising from the extended Olympics period and for attempting to impose changes to working conditions and a unilateral ban on annual leave in some departments.

After an overwhelming vote for action RMT has instructed members to take industrial action as follows:

Pay, Pensions & Olympic Bonus For Telent MJ Quinn Members At London Underground Discussed With Bosses

No member had received an inflationary based increase despite the fact that the company is in profit

Senior Assistant General Secretary, Mick Cash, and other representatives from this union met with Telent on 12th June 2012 to address your union’s ongoing concerns.

Railway Pension Scheme
Your union would like to reduce the amount that members must pay towards their pensions and have asked the company to assist in this endeavour by putting in a lump sum.

Blog: Thousands of Bus Workers Take Solid Strike Action

Picket at Westham by 'Busworker' Blog

Thousands of London bus workers are taking industrial action today in a dispute over a fair bonus for the extra workload during the Olympics.

Around 85% of the bus workforce from 17 companies are involved in the action today, with TfL listing scores of bus routes as affected, were they say cycling or walking would be the better option. Presumably they don't suggest using the tube as there is a risk of services being dangerously overcrowded.