RMT press releases

RMT calls for ORR investigation as LU cuts leave stations unstaffed again at weekend and infrastructure failure leads to rush hour chaos

TUBE UNION RMT today called for a full ORR investigation into breaches of safety on London Underground after the union’s safety reps revealed that stations along the Central Line were left unstaffed last night due to cuts-led staff shortages.

The news, coming just a week after a brutal assault at unstaffed West Finchey station, nails the lie, repeated by Mayor Boris Johnson and his senior officials on a regular basis that “no station will be left unstaffed at any time” as a result of their cuts.

Massive Majority Vote For Action At Docklands Light Railway

TRANSPORT UNION RMT members have voted by a massive majority for action in a dispute with Serco Docklands.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said “Management at Serco Docklands continue to show total disregard for the idea of proper negotiation and consultation with this trade union on a number of issues and have also victimised and dismissed two of our colleagues. Our members have shown in this massive vote for action that they will not be bullied and treated with contempt."

Tube chiefs given green light to blow cuts cash on lunches, flowers, hotels and management consultants as stations are left unstaffed during security alert

Tube chiefs given green light to blow cuts cash on lunches, flowers, hotels and management consultants as stations are left unstaffed during security alert

TUBE UNION RMT today slammed underground bosses as it emerged cash that has been saved through £12 million of recent cuts is to be spent on hotels, drinks, flowers, lunches and management consultants.

RMT Gains Press Coverage of London Underground's Plans for Unstaffed Stations

RMT has achieved significant press coverage of London Underground's plans to leave nearly one-third of stations unstaffed for part of the day. After RMT issued this press release, several newspapers reported on the issue, and items were broadcast on TV and radio news bulletins. Here are some web links to media coverage:

London Underground lies exposed as new documents show that nearly a third of tube stations will be left unstaffed as cuts bite

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded an immediate halt to the London Underground cuts programme as new documents released the union show that 30.5% of stations have been scheduled to be unstaffed during operational hours – a direct contradiction of the speech given by Mayor Boris Johnson at the Tory Party conference in October last year where he said that staffing cuts would leave “no station unstaffed at any time.”

RMT announces action in two separate disputes over victimisation of underground train operators Eamon Lynch and Arwyn Thomas

IN TWO separate disputes over the victimisation of RMT London Underground activists the union today announced action in support of train operators Eamon Lynch and Arwyn Thomas.

The Sun Apologises to RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

On September 15 the Sun ran an anti-union article in which it made false and damaging allegations about RMT General Secretary Bob Crow, suggesting that he had a union-subsidised home and a luxury car.

Neither is true, and the Sun carried an apology, which can be read online here.

The newspaper will also pay £5,000 to the RMT widows and Orphans Fund and will pay the union’s legal costs.