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RMT rejects Tube pay offer and moves to ballot for action

MAIN TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has rejected a pay offer from London Underground bosses and is beginning preparations for a ballot of all tube members for both strike action and action short of a strike as it launches a London-wide campaign for pay justice that improves living standards and working lives across the combine.

Unless Tube pay offer is significantly improved it is likely a dispute situation will exist


That we note the report from the Lead Officer on yesterday’s pay talks where the company advised us that we must withdraw all items of our pay claim in return for a
one year bare RPI offer of 2.5% (RPI February 2019).

This is a derisory offer and manoeuvre by London Underground and is unacceptable to this union. Accordingly; we instruct the General Secretary to:  

Newsletter: April pay claim update for stations

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After five days of “negotiation”, London Underground has rejected all the demands in RMT’s pay claim. LU has made an “offer”, which is for a one-year deal on pay only, proposing an RPI percentage increase (currently 2.5%), and which is contingent on the union dropping all demands in our claim, including the demand for a flat-rate pay increase and a 32-hour working week.

LTRC Pay 2019 Bulletin

Pay talks are underway and with no offer on the table from LU for our pay rise this April we need to start mobilising members to fight for our demands:

32h 4day week

Substantial pay rise with flat rate minimum to benefit lower paid grades

Priv for all

Abolish CSA2 on stations

Plus other elements included in our pay submission.

Please download and distribute the LTRC newsletter. Printed copies will be available from Unity House later this week.

LU Pay Talks Update

The third day of London Underground pay talks took place yesterday (Wednesday 13th March). RMT Regional Organiser, John Leach, attended with reps from the seven Functional Councils RMT has recognition on. The company had previously asked us to remove a number of items from our pay claim before they would make us a financial offer. We refused this request and returned yesterday to continue to engage in meaningful talks with the company. There were discussions about improving staff travel facilities and also around our demand for a 32 hour, 4 day working week.

RMT secures 3.8% pay rise on DLR


That we note the report from the Regional Organiser in which he advises that the following pay offer has been tabled:-

A 3.8% increase for Systems Technicians and General Operatives.

Having consulted with our Representatives, the Regional Organiser is requesting that the offer is accepted without the need for a referendum.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company of our acceptance of their offer.