Campaigning for better pay

Mind the Pay Gaps!

RMT submitted the following comments to TfL / London Underground's consultation on its pay gap reports and plans.


RMT comments on TfL pay gap action plan (and associated reports)


The pay gap reports show that the persistence (and in some aspects, worsening) of pay disadvantage experienced by women, black, ethnic minority and disabled workers arises from two main areas:

New jobs, pensions and agreements ballot for Tube members

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26th March 2024

Dear RMT Member,


All London Underground members are commended for maintaining a strong and positive mandate for industrial action throughout this long-running dispute. The anti-trade union laws mean each ballot mandate only lasts for 6 months so another ballot is now due to keep our action live. Your ballot paper will be posted on Thursday 28th March so please look out for it arriving in the post next week. The ballot closes on Thursday 25th April.

CTS pay update

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In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. Following talks, the Company tabled a full and final offer of 4%, backdated to 1st April 2023 for protected members on the Cubic contract covering LUL and Serco Cycle Hire (TfL).

Final, final pay rise agreed following RMT industrial determination

Tube union, RMT secured a pay rise on LU following threats of mass strike action.

Representing around 10,000 members on the network, the lowest paid will see their wages rise by between 8-10%.

Other workers will see a 5% rise with consolidated payments of £1000.

Those members on less than £40,000 will get an additional consolidated payment.

RMT also secured progress towards enhanced travel facilities on national rail services.

RMT calls for unconditional Tube strike talks with mayor and LU bosses

TUBE UNION RMT today called on the London Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) to enter unconditional talks hosted by the conciliation service ACAS to avert strike action scheduled for later this week.

The union had been invited to talks with TfL earlier this week after London Underground workers backed rolling strike action by over 90 per cent against a below inflation pay offer.

The union also wants to see full staff travel facilities for all tube workers restored to prevent to the creation of a two-tier workforce.