RMT press releases

RMT demands halt to high risk plan to close Holborn Sidings on the Central Line

Tube UNION RMT today demanded an immediate halt to TFL’s cash-led plans to close the Holborn sidings on the Central Line – a move that the union says would pose an immediate danger to staff and passengers alike. The plan is thought to have been cooked up to save somewhere in the region of £30 million.

RMT only discovered the plans by chance and since the 9th of May the union been trying to engage with central line management on the issue with a wholly inadequate response from them.

RMT calls for talks with London Mayor Sadiq Khan

RMT calls for urgent meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan on tube, rail and taxis.

London's main transport union RMT  today called for urgent talks with newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan to discuss a wide range of issues that the union says pose the biggest collective threat to transport services in the Capital since the Blitz. 

The RMT union agenda for talks includes;

Lillie Road depot ballot called over mad dash demolition plan

RMT to ballot for action at main tube track maintenance and renewals depot.

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike for all staff working out of the main track maintenance and renewals depot at Lillie Road in Earls Court.

RMT slams "Transport for London Bill" as a multi-billion pound rip off by the super-rich

Tonight, Tuesday 12th April, the Transport for London Bill has its third reading – a Bill which transport union RMT has slammed as a “multi-billion pound rip off tailored yet again to the tax-dodging, global super-rich.”

The Transport for London Bill was introduced into Parliament to help TfL maximise, at all costs, the profits that it makes from developing its property.

RMT Campaign sees plan to axe BTP tube sexual offences unit ditched

As union campaign forces shelving of plans to axe BTP tube sexual offences unit RMT demands proposals be scrapped completely.

After a union-led campaign to stop the axing of the specialist policing unit which investigates sexual offences on the Tube led to the plans being shelved at the weekend, main tube union RMT today demanded that they be scrapped entirely with more staff hired to stop the surge of sexual assaults on London’s transport services.

RMT demands closure of Ealing Broadway station over asbestos warning

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded the closure of Ealing Broadway station and urgent reassurances to staff after an asbestos alarm was raised by union reps.

Over the weekend there was a major incident at Ealing Broadway station when roof tiles, containing asbestos, fell on the platform. London Underground staff , unaware they contained asbestos , assisted in the clearing up . RMT says that it is not the first time that this has happened.

Tube bosses refuse to address serious issues at heart of dispute and strike goes ahead tonight on Piccadilly Line


Tube union RMT  today confirmed that there have been no further talks and 24 hours of strike action goes ahead from nine o’clock tonight by nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues. No services will be running.

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

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.