RMT press releases

Big votes for action in two separate disputes on London Underground

Tube union RMT confirmed today that balloting has concluded in two separate disputes on London Underground with massive votes for action being recorded in both. Both disputes, tube station staff and Piccadilly Line drivers, have safety of passengers and staff at their core.

The disputes are:

Hammersmith & City and Circle Line Drivers' strike goes ahead from this evening

Following an overwhelming vote for action by RMT drivers on the Hammersmith and City and Circle Lines, and a failure to reach an agreement in talks held through ACAS right up to the wire yesterday, the union has confirmed this morning that 24 hours of strike action will go ahead from this evening.

All affected members have been instructed NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-

RMT gives guarded welcome to Mayor's London Taxi strategy

Taxi Union RMT gives guarded welcome to elements of Mayor's London Taxi strategy but warns that he has again missed key issue on plying for hire

Mick Cash, General secretary of London Taxi Union RMT said;

"The union gives a guarded welcome to elements of this package that have already been widely trailed and we now expect that our London Taxi reps will be fully engaged ‎in discussions as to how this strategy moves forwards.

RMT on the launch of Night Tube

"it is not politicians and their top officials who will deliver a Night Tube for London it is the cleaners, station staff, drivers, engineers and all the other grades working anti-social hours"

RMT sets out its position on the roll out of the first phase of the Night Tube this weekend.

Undercover cop spied on RMT

Blacklist Support Group reveals photographic evidence of undercover police spying on RMT union

Photographic evidence shows that in October 2004 the spy cop was present at the industrial dispute following the sacking of the prominent union militant Steve Hedley (now elected as Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT union) at the Kings Cross terminal for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link .  

The presence of the police spy from the Met's disgraced Special Demonstration Squad was captured on camera by the freelance photographer Andrew Wiard.