RMT press releases

RMT announce new strike dates over tube cuts and Night Tube

RMT confirms programme of action on London Underground over pay, Night Tube and job cuts.

Tube union RMT today confirmed that its executive has agreed to a wide ranging programme of industrial action across London Underground grades in two separate disputes over pay and night tube and the plans to bulldoze through massive cuts to station staffing numbers early next month.

On pay and night tube ALL grades called out follows

Northern Line commuters feel impact of cuts as train breakdown causes massive disruption

A broken down train on London's Northern Line this morning, leading to massive disruption the length of the line, has capped off a week of chaos for London commuters as the reality of trying to cram surging numbers of passengers into chronically overcrowded rail and tube services comes home to ‎roost. 

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

Fare dodging rockets as Revenue Inspectors are cut by more than a third

In the wake of figures released yesterday by the Labour Group on the GLA showing that fare evasion on London Underground has rocketed by over 200%, tube union RMT revealed today that, as well as closing ticket offices, LU has reduced revenue inspectors by more than a third with more cuts to come.

Tube Bosses plan to cut half of rush hour staff at Leytonstone station: scene of recent horrific attack

RMT demands moratorium on station job cuts as union reveals that Leytonstone will lose half its rush hour staff in February.

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded that London Underground halt its station job cuts programme as the union revealed that Leytonstone station, scene of Saturdays horrific knife attack, will lose half its rush hour staff from February under proposed new rosters. The Leytonstone cuts are part of an overall package from early next year which would strip 838 front-line, uniformed station staff out of the tube system.

RMT confirms new series of strikes on Docklands Light Railway

RAIL UNION RMT said today that staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway will strike on four occasions next year in a dispute over a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations. The action follows a 48 hour strike on DLR last month which completely shut down the service for the duration.
The announcement of action comes after continuing talks have so far failed to make any serious progress. RMT members voted by 92% for action back in October.

RMT receiving regular reports of severe overcrowding on tube

RMT warns of continuing tube overcrowding danger as it emerges that Oxford Circus was closed 112 times in past year

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"The news today that Oxford Circus has had to be closed 112 times in the past year due to severe overcrowding is the clearest warning yet that the tube netwo‎rk is bursting at the seams. It also confirms that the only buffer between that overcrowding and a major tragedy is station and platform staff taking life-or-death decisions to manage the massive pressure on the system. 

RMT executive to consider next steps over pay and Night Tube following meeting of reps

RMT London Transport Region reps and activists met today to discuss London Underground's latest pay offer.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“Today was the first opportunity for RMT reps to come together to consider the revised offer on Night Tube and pay and conditions received from London Underground last week.

RMT says rail report "bears no relation to the real experience of passengers"

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RMT hits back at “loaded” and “unreal” NAO report into rail franchising.

Rail union RMT has hit back at a report on rail franchising from the National Audit Office today – Tuesday 24th November – which the union describes as loaded in favour of continued private profiteering, being light-years away from the real passenger experience on the railways and sending out a message of “carry on franchising” to the private train companies.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

More Piccadilly line delays

Rolling stock crisis on Piccadilly Line leads to another rush hour of delays.

A rolling stock crisis on the Piccadilly Line, London Underground’s fourth busiest line transporting an average of 600,000 people a day, has led to yet another morning of delays for passengers today as warnings from tube union RMT about the state of the current fleet have come home to roost with a vengeance.
This is the third rush hour morning in a row where the fleet shortage has hit services hard.