RMT press releases

RMT to hold protest against workplace violence

RMT to hold protest against workplace violence on London Underground

London Underground union RMT will be holding a demonstration tomorrow outside Transport for London’s offices as part of its campaign to highlight the company’s continuous failure to take proper steps to address the issue of workplace violence faced by London Underground station grade members.

The protest will take place on Tuesday 21st January 2020 between 13.30-15.30 to coincide with the next meeting of the LUL Workplace Violence Group at Palestra House, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ.

RMT to protest against plan to ban tube and rail industrial action

RMT to protest at Parliament tomorrow over threat to ban transport workers from taking strike action

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has confirmed that it will be staging a protest tomorrow outside Parliament in response to the threat by the in-coming Tory government to ban workers across the sector from taking any kind of effective industrial action.

The provisions for this legislation are expected to be included in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech and as a result the demonstration has been organised to assemble outside parliament on:

RMT pledges to fight Tory plan to ban strikes in the transport sector

strike flag

TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will fight tooth and nail plans from the incoming Tory Government to effectively outlaw strikes on the rail and tube networks.

It has been reported this morning that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is planning to include provisions in Thursday's Queen's Speech that would force workers to run services during industrial action.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

TFL executive earnings twenty times that of ABM Tube cleaner

As tube cleaners ballot for action RMT reveals they would have to work 20 years to earn a TfL executive’s annual pay packet.

As tube union RMT ballots Tube cleaners for industrial action for pay justice the union has revealed that an Underground cleaner would have to work for nearly 20 years to earn the £374,000 TfL’s highest executive makes in just one year, while it would take them 246 years to earn the £4.5 million the CEO of the US outsourcing company that employs them pulls in annually.

RMT exposes full scale of London Overground ticket office closures

On eve of day of action RMT exposes full scale of London ticket office closures

RAIL UNION RMT has released a full list today of London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury, White Hart Lane and West Hampstead.

RMT noise dispute outcome 'a massive victory for the union'

RMT suspends Tube industrial action due to start at midnight as union secures major victory over track noise

Tube union RMT has suspended indefinite industrial action due to start at one minute after midnight tonight by drivers on four key underground lines after securing a massive victory over the issue of excessive track noise.

Track noise dispute industrial action announced

Danger noise hazard sign

TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed a programme of industrial action to back up a demand for urgent progress over tube track noise after drivers voted by more than 95% in favour of industrial action in a ballot covering the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines.

As a consequence of the failure of the company to act decisively members on the Jubilee, Central, Victoria and Northern Lines will be instructed to take continuous industrial action short of a strike with effect from 00.01 hours Thursday 10th October 2019 (until further notice): -