Health and safety

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

RMT writes to PM about women's safety and police violence

Dear Prime Minister,

Police Violence against Women Demonstrators

Our union has requested that we write to you directly and express our members anger at the reaction of the authorities to the reclaim the night vigils. RMT women members in particular have contacted us to express their outrage at the recent actions of the police.

RMT blasts TfL over 'South African variant' Coronavirus advice

RMT blasts TfL for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to come into work as normal.

RMT has written to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford condemning its guidance that workers in postcodes being targeted for surge testing aimed at bringing the South African variant of Covid19 to heel, should come into work as normal.

Regional Organiser calls for improved Covid protections for operational and engineering workers on LU

MAYOR ANNOUNCEMENT - MAJOR COVID INCIDENT:

To Nick Dent, LU director

Dear Nick

As we all know yesterday the Mayor announced a Major Incident in London re the Surge in hospital use in the current 3rd national lockdown RMT feels that this has an immediate impact on the staff and their families. It is clear that the death rate is tragically very high and this is all set to continue

The message is clear "Stay at home" "Work from home" and yet LUL continues to act in another way for thousands our our members in operational and engineering grades

RMT will not accept that safe working arrangements cannot be implemented because of any financial agreements between TfL and the government

LONDON UNDERGROUND COVID 19 CHARTER

A report on working conditions on LUL has been considered by the National Executive Committee (NEC). The Lead Officer reports that new variant Covid is showing a massive increased rate of contagion which is having an immediate and direct impact on our members in LUL/TFL. We have been made aware that three members of LUL staff have recently died as consequence of Covid. There are many more staff isolating and reporting sick. We believe there will more deaths and some will be RMT members.

Members raising renewed concerns over safety as new strain of COVID rips through our communities

RMT issues renewed guidance to members as new COVID strain ramps up risks

Specialist transport union RMT today issued fresh guidance to members across all sectors reminding them of their right to a safe working environment as the new strain of COVID 19 ramps up the risks to staff and passengers alike.

In the guidance the union says;

London Underground 'two in a cab training' paused

  • Please download, print and display the attached poster in your depot.

UPDATE: Two in a cab training to be suspended with immediate effect following RMT intervention

Following the Government’s announcement on Saturday about the alarming rise of COVID-19 transmissions in London, the RMT immediately contacted the LUL Managing Director to demand an urgent meeting about the effects on our members.

Upgrade News September 2020

Upgrade News has all the latest information on the 4LM upgrade for London Underground drivers.

In this edition:

  • Signal Migration Areas Update
  • Training for SMA 3
  • RMT: All Grades United For Safety
  • CBTC new route training 
  • Service Control comms to T/Ops when change of braking capacity
  • New seat cushion trial

Please download the newsletter to read it and display it in your 4LM depot.