RMT press releases

RMT calls on TfL to implement measures to tighten controls on Uber

TAXI UNION RMT has called on Transport for London to implement measures set out in response to a consultation on Private Hire Vehicles which would tighten controls on apps like Uber and help protect the future of the licensed taxi trade in the Capital and the safety of the travelling public.

Transport for London has today outlined the measures which it could take to limit the operation of smartphone apps (such as Uber) in the immediate hire market.

The Private Hire Regulations Review, which closed on 19 June, received over 4,000 responses.

Boris Johnson Admits Illegal Taxi Trade Rife

TAXI UNION RMT is calling for action to be taken after London Mayor Boris Johnson admitted that Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs) were illegally plying for hire in the capital.

RMT London taxi driver branch secretary Lewis Norton rang into the Mayor’s regular 'AskBoris' phone in on LBC.

When asked if the Mayor acknowledged previous comments he had made that traffic congestion in the capital can be attributed to the high volume of Private Hire vehicles 'roaming streets looking for fares', he agreed.

Significant Progress In Talks At ACAS Over Pay, Jobs And Night Tube

RMT suspends this week’s action and puts on September strike dates as talks over Night Tube make significant progress
TUBE UNION RMT said this afternoon that the strike dates on London Underground this week have been suspended, with new dates announced in September, as talks over pay, jobs and Night Tube have made significant progress at ACAS.

Solid Strike Sends Clear Message To Tube Bosses And Mayor Johnson

Rock solid tube action sends out clearest possible message that issues must now be addressed.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"The action is absolutely solid on London Underground ‎across all unions, all grades and all lines and depots. That sends out the clearest possible message to Boris Johnson and his tube bosses that they must now take the staff grievances seriously and get back into genuine and meaningful talks.

RMT Calls For Meeting With London Mayor On Tube Dispute

With Boris Johnson taking direct control of Night Tube dispute RMT calls for urgent meeting
‎With Boris Johnson taking direct control of Night Tube dispute RMT calls for urgent meeting

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"It has become clear from the media coverage over the past forty eight hours that Boris Johnson has taken direct control of the current tube dispute.

New Industrial Action Hits Tube Services Today

New wave of tube industrial action already hitting services this morning as drivers threatened with being sent home for refusing to drive unsafe trains.

Tube services are already being hit as a new phase of industrial action kicks in this morning with staff refusing to take out trains that have not been prepped in the previous 24 hours and also refusing to train up staff who have been shunted around the network, outside of their normal jobs and locations, to try and plug gaps created by the ongoing overtime ban.

RMT Responds As Rail Assaults Up 6%

Commenting on the RSSB annual report today General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"These are truly shocking figures that are a wake up call for the politicians and train companies pressing ahead with cash-led plans to axe staff from trains and stations.

"RMT has warned repeatedly that sacking guards and destaffing the platforms would turn our railways into a criminals' paradise and here is the concrete evidence that shows the consequences of crashing on regardless.

RMT Responds To Tory Anti Worker Laws

General Secretary Mick Cash said; "We know that these brutal new anti-union laws are specifically targeted at our members in the transport sector who have shown in recent months that they have the guts to stand up and fight for jobs, pay, services and safety. The response of this Government mirrors the actions of hard-right regimes throughout history - shackle the unions, criminalise it's members and use a raft of new laws to try and bankrupt workers' organisations.

RMT Responds To Tory Anti Worker Laws

General Secretary Mick Cash said;"We know that these brutal new anti-union laws are specifically targeted at our members in the transport sector who have shown in recent months that they have the guts to stand up and fight for jobs, pay, services and safety. The response of this Government mirrors the actions of hard-right regimes throughout history - shackle the unions, criminalise it's members and use a raft of new laws to try and bankrupt workers' organisations.