RMT press releases

Ditched £16m Tube project left stations unstaffed

Tube union RMT reveals £16 million cost of botched project which has left dozens of stations dangerous and unstaffed

Tube union RMT today revealed through an FOI request the astronomical waste of nearly £16 million on a system meant to enhance staff rostering but which has left dozens of LU stations dangerous and ‎unstaffed.

Picc Line dispute ACAS talks

RMT confirms ACAS talks this morning in Piccadilly Line drivers dispute

Tube union RMT confirmed today that it will be attending talks at ACAS this morning in the long-running dispute on the Piccadilly Line over the breakdown of industrial relations and a comprehensive failure by management to deliver on promised improvements following previous rounds of industrial action.

Strike action scheduled to start at lunchtime Wednesday and running on a phased basis through to Saturday remains on.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

Cops spied on station workers carrying out frontline duties

TUBE UNION RMT today reacted with astonishment after revelations that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been carrying out covert spying operations on London Underground (LUL) front line staff.

Even more astonishing is the revelations that these BTP officers engaged in fare evasion including double gating and other acts of anti-social behaviour to “gauge staff reaction”. Double gating is where a fare-dodger slips through the gate behind a fare-payer. All this was done in real time, live, when the station – Piccadilly Circus – was fully open to the public .

RMT's Mick Cash to warn TUC that a second vote on Brexit let's the Tories off the hook

In a debate on Brexit this afternoon at the TUC in Manchester RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn that a second vote on Brexit will let the Tories off the hook and ease the pressure on them for the vote that really matters - an early general election. 

RMT confirms further strike action by key group of staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot

TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed a further round of strike action by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot .

The strike action is over disputes about pay parity and payments associated with train preparation based on the duties staff undertake in their role.

The staff in dispute at Ruislip depot are instructed to take strike action by NOT BOOKING ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-

Massive rise in unstaffed tube stations

RMT demands urgent recruitment drive as internal London Underground document shows massive rise in unstaffed stations

TUBE UNION RMT this morning revealed shock new figures from an internal LUL document that expose a crisis in staffing and safety on the tube with dozens of stations now left unstaffed on a weekly basis.

The figures give more proof RMT's case that tube bosses are attempting to run the Underground on the cheap in unsafe conditions .

Southgate explosion: RMT wishes injured passengers a speedy recovery

Yesterday evening , in what appears to be a power tool battery explosion, a major incident unfolded at Southgate station on the London Underground network.

The union understands that members of the public were hospitalised and we wish them a speedy recovery.

Station staff were once again fantastic in dealing with the initial incident and getting people to safety whilst undertaking a full speedy evacuation in very difficult circumstances.

RMT confirms further strike action on DLR in dispute over breakdown in industrial relations

RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, the union confirmed today, as the intransigent attitude of the management continues to refuse to meet and negotiate a settlement.

The workers involved in the dispute are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract and will take further strike action as follows:

Not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:-

RMT votes not to affiliate to Labour Party

RMT Special General Meeting agrees to align union towards Labour and encourage its members to be active in the party whilst remaining unaffiliated

Following a consultation with union Branches and Regional Councils a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the RMT has today agreed to a recommendation from the unions National Executive committee to align the RMT towards the Labour Party and encourage its 80,000 plus members to be active in the Labour Party, whilst remaining unaffiliated.

Managers trying to bulldoze through timetable changes on Jubilee Line

RMT confirms two 24 hours strikes on Jubilee line over imposed new timetable and ripping up of roster agreements

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Jubilee Line will be taking two days of strike action in June over the imposition of new timetables that ride roughshod over current rostering agreements.

After an overwhelming vote for action driver members will strike for 24 hours on the 6th and 14th June.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: