RMT press releases

RMT responds to press speculation over the reintroduction of transport services

RMT responds to press speculation over the reintroduction of transport services beyond the movement of essential workers.

General Secretary Mick Cash said

"No one has discussed any moves to begin restoring transport services with this trade union and the dates we have seen reported in the press look like pure speculation.

"Instead of secretive briefings to the media the Government should be talking to us as it is our members who are key to any phased increase in transport services when it is proven to us that it is safe to do so.

Government call ‎to reinstate a full Tube service is grossly irresponsible

RMT slams grossly irresponsible "business as usual" lines from government on London Underground

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

"At a time when we are trying to encourage people to stay away from the tube so we can concentrate on moving essential workers the government call ‎to reinstate a full service is grossly irresponsible as it suggests it's business as usual. That flies in the face of everything they have said about staying at home.

Coronovirus: growing sense of anger amongst tube staff

13/03/20 RMT joins other tube unions in demand for urgent top level meeting as coronavirus fears deepen TUBE UNION RMT today joined with other LU unions in a call for urgent talks at top level as members raise fears across the job about a lack of leadership and a sense of inertia at both national and regional level that is leaving union members feeling abandoned and without proper support and guidance as the coronavirus spreads.

Tube pay dispute ballot begins today

strike flag

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed that a ballot of 10,000 staff across London Underground for both strike action and action short of a strike will open today after more than a year of negotiations have failed to produce an offer on pay that meets the very reasonable demands of the workforce. The ballot will conclude on the 31st March.

RMT calls on London mayor Sadiq Khan to bring Tube cleaners in-house

Pressure is growing on London’s Labour Mayor to commit to ending the privatisation of Underground cleaning as RMT received a statement of support from the Labour Group in the London Assembly.

The statement from Len Duvall AM, leader of the Labour Group, pledges the Labour AMs’ support for ‘action to secure better working conditions and job security for cleaners on the London Underground, as well as making the case for bringing cleaners in-house as a viable option for a new contract in 2022’.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said,