RMT press releases

London Overground profits to go to new firm

RMT condemns London Overground sell-off to Deutsche Bahn

RMT has condemned the decision by Transport for London to hand the busy London Overground service over to failing rail privateer Arriva, a subsidiary of the German state railway Deutsche Bahn.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that it was ludicrous to hand LOROL services over to the German state as Arriva have just had their contract for the Tyne and Wear Metro ripped up with that service being taken into direct public control from April next year.

As management wrecks talks, strike dates go ahead on Piccadilly Line

As management wrecks talks strike dates go ahead on Piccadilly Line over comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations

Tube union RMT  today confirmed that talks have broken down and strike action goes ahead next week by nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues.

RMT calls for assurances on Night Tube

RMT calls for assurances on Night Tube safety case and a fair deal for engineers as Mayor announces July start target

Biggest tube union calls for assurances on safety case and a fair deal for engineers after Mayor confirms July start for Night Tube.

London's largest tube union called for reassurances from  London Underground on the Night Tube safety case, and a fair deal for Tube Lines engineers, after the Mayor confirmed a July start for the ‎project.

Piccadilly Line strike dates confirmed

RMT confirms strike dates after overwhelming vote on Piccadilly Line over comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations

Tube union RMT  today confirmed strike action by nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues.

RMT has instructed all Train Operators and Instructor Operators to take strike action as follows:

Woman dragged 60 foot by train was saved by tube driver and station workers

RMT demands halt to job cuts and scrapping of driverless trains plans after horrific Clapham South Incident

Tube union RMT today demanded a halt to the massive LU job cuts programme and to the lethal idea of driverless trains after the publication of the official report into the dragging incident at Clapham South Station last year. RMT has also called for all platforms for to be fully staffed.

Piccadilly Line drivers vote for strike action

Overwhelming strike vote on Piccadilly Line over comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations.

An RMT ballot of nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line for both strike action and action short of a strike over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues has recorded massive votes in favour.

85% voted for strike action with an even larger number voting for action short of a strike.

The result will now be considered by the union’s executive.

RMT call for halt to job cuts as dangerous overcrowding hits Kings Cross

RMT demands halt and reversal of station staffing job cuts as dangerous overcrowding hits Kings Cross and Victoria this morning.

General secretary Mick Cash said.

"The dangerous and chronic overcrowding on London Underground has worsened this morning with Kings Cross closed and Victoria diverting passengers during the peak.

Tube members vote to accept Pay and Night Tube offer

Tube union RMT has confirmed today that a referendum ballot of members across London Underground over the most recent offer from the company on pay and night tube has recorded an overwhelming vote for acceptance.

The ballot recorded a vote of  84 % in favour.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“I want to pay tribute to RMT’s members across London Underground who have stood rock solid throughout the long campaign of industrial pressure to secure a fair deal from the company over pay and night tube operation.

Industrial action called to defend Glen Hart

Following the recent ballot result where RMT members voted ‘YES’ in favour of taking strike action and industrial action short of a strike this matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, who have taken the decision to call an OVERTIME BAN:-

You are therefore instructed NOT TO WORK ANY OVERTIME between 18:00 hours on Wednesday 2nd March and 17:59 hours on Thursday 3rd March 2016.

Central Line falling concrete incident reinforces case against driverless trains

RMT says that Central Line falling concrete incident reinforces case against driverless trains and for protecting track patrols.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"This incident of falling concrete from development works above the Central Line is not the first of its kind and with whole swathes of London now a building site it rams home the dangers for the tube network as developers rush ahead with their projects.