Health and safety

Campaigning for higher health and safety standards at work, and opposing the employers' shortcuts

New W&C ballot announced as anti-union laws state mandate needs refreshing

Subject: REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the current live ballot mandate to protect our members and traveling public from the company’s cavalier approach to detrainment is about to expire due to the government anti-trades union laws; and that we need to conduct another ballot to assist our members to continue working safely.

Piccadilly Line Lone Working planned action explained

Further to our NEC decision of 11.6.19; we further add and clarify the following instruction on the General Secretary to ballot all affected Station Staff at the Heathrow Group and Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators & Operator Instructors on the Piccadilly Line for industrial action in the form of:

  • Strike Action
  • Station Staff to refuse lone working at all times
  • Train Ops to refuse to enter sidings alone / unaccompanied

Members to be advised by email & text.

Marylebone Station Mess Room

Subject: Marylebone Station Mess Room

We note the correspondence from Bakerloo Line Branch and instruct the General Secretary to convene a meeting at Unity House of the SAGS, Lead Officer, RMT Health & Safety Officer.

Health & Safety Reps, and NEC particularly the Health & Safety Sub Committee at the earliest opportunity.  

Bakerloo Branch & Relevant Regional Council to be informed.

 

 

Piccadilly Line lone working ballot announced

Subject: LONE WORKING, NIGHT TUBE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from our Lead Officer and instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we are now in dispute and to ballot all affected Station Staff at
the Heathrow Group and Train Operators & Operator Instructors on the Piccadilly Line for Action Short of a Strike in the form of:

RMT calls urgent meeting to discuss Night Tube lone working dangers

LONE WORKING, NIGHT TUBE STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

The following resolution has been received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-

“This branch notes the recent attack by drunk passengers on a member of night tube at T5 and the failure to attend by BTP. This is typical of termini stations where drunken passengers have to be woken to leave trains but not solely at termini stations.

RMT 'steadfast resolve' secures complete withdrawal of train prep cuts plan

Subject: EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That this NEC congratulates the steadfast resolve and industrial strength of our Fleet members, representatives, activists, our LU Fleet Branch which has enabled our Negotiations Team, the Lead Officer & Senior Assistant General Secretary to secure the complete withdrawal of all the company’s proposals to extend train preparation ahead of the 3 day strike set to begin 7am this coming Friday morning.

RMT chalks up major victory and suspends tube strike action as LU pulls fleet cuts plans

TUBE UNION RMT has announced a stunning victory for militant trade unionism, and has suspended strike action involving over a thousand tube fleet staff due to start on Friday, after London Underground confirmed that it is withdrawing all proposed cuts to train inspection and preparation – the issue at the heart of the dispute.

Cancelled: Join the demo at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts plan

Important demonstration at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts to fleet preparation schedules  - 09:00 Thursday 16th May

Dear colleague,

As an RMT London Underground member, you'll most likely be aware that your colleagues in London Underground maintenance and engineering recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in relation to proposed safety critical cuts.