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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.

6% pay offer accepted by Cable Car members

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2023 - DOPPELMAYR CABLE CAR (TFL/0001/DCC)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/341/23, 15th November 2023), further negotiations have now been held and the company has proposed an improved offer of 6% backdated to the pay anniversary of May 2023. This was discussed at a meeting of members last week at which a majority were clearly in favour of accepting. Additionally, representatives canvassed the opinions of those not in attendance and this also showed a majority in favour of accepting the deal.

DLR pay update

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2023 - KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/0001/KAD)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/352/23, 24th November 2023), and following talks with the Company at ACAS and the following revised offer has been received:

· A £2,000 underpin to the 5% consolidated proposal already made. The £1,000 non-consolidated payment remains 

Tube strike called over pay offer that 'ignores members wishes'

21st December 2023

Dear RMT Members

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2023 – LONDON UNDERGROUNDS - STRIKE ACTION CALLED 

On Friday last week, before the ballot had even closed, LUL advised us that it was ignoring any of your wishes and that the pay offer would be imposed in January. This has understandably been met with a furious response from you and your colleagues and your Reps have reported overwhelming support for a significant and immediate response.

Tube members vote YES for strike over pay

19th December 2023

Dear RMT Member,

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2023 - London Underground

I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed and the result is as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 9723

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 5334   

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 4827   

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question: 505

Tube Pay Dispute - Ballot Papers Are Out Today

BALLOT PAPERS OUT TODAY - VOTE 'YES' TO STRIKE OVER PAY

The Union has now advised London Underground that a dispute exists over its failure to table an acceptable pay offer, backdated to your anniversary date in April 2023. Your ballot papers will be posted out today so please look out for them arriving this week and make sure to return your ballot paper as soon as possible. The closing date for the ballot is Tuesday 19th December 2023.

Video: Update on London Underground pay dispute

RMT LT Regional Organiser, Jared Wood & LT Region NEC Member Carlos Barros. They give a rundown of where we are with the dispute over LU Pay. Jared outlines some pivotal moments which have lead us to this point in the dispute and what we can do to show a strong message, by filling out and returning the current ballot.

Filmed and edited by Sam Ashley.

London Cycle Hire pay offer rejected

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2023 - SERCO LONDON CYCLE HIRE (LUL/0001/SLCHS)

In line with Union policy, a pay claim was submitted to the Company for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. Following negotiations, the Company tabled an offer of 4.25%, effective from 1st April 2023.

ALSTOM Metro Trains referendum result

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2023 - ALSTOM METRO TRAINS (LUL/0001/AMT)

In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted to the Company for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. Following talks, with the Company the offer which was received is as follows:

A 5.25% increase to basic rates of pay, effective from 1st April 2023

Assistance with travel costs for a further one year with the cost of an annual season ticket of up to £1,550

Thales pay update

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2023 - THALES GTS (LUL/0001/T(GTS))

Further to my previous Circular (IR/184/23, 15th June 2023), members rejected the Company's offers in a referendum. The National Executive Committee considered a further report from the Lead Officer and has now taken the decision to conduct separate ballots for signal grades and other grades for strike action and action short of a strike in the form of an overtime and rest day working ban.