Health and safety

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

RMT sets out list of demands to employers across the transport sector as Coronavirus spreads

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has today written to employers across the industry setting out a list of core demands designed to protect the safety of both staff and the public as well as the rights and livelihoods of the transport workforce. 
The union has also written to the UK Government, the Scottish and Welsh Governments and the Mayor of London, who are all responsible for overseeing transport services, asking that they support these demands. 
The letter covers the following areas:

RMT to reballot on excessive track noise

- please download the attached leaflet and display it in relevant depots.

Members on the Northern, Jubilee, Central and Victoria lines are currently receiving ballot papers relating to excessive track noise.

The ballot will be conducted on a line by line basis. This ballot has been forced upon us in response to the TU Act 2016 which exhausts ballot mandates after 6 months, meaning that the resounding yes vote mandate that was returned last year would expire in March.

Staff Our Stations: reps campaigning meeting

A station worker assists a passenger

REMINDER - Staff our Stations - Reps Campaigning Meeting - Thursday 16th January 

Dear colleague,

As part of the Staff Our Stations campaign, the NEC has instructed me to arrange a high profile meeting of station staff reps including Tier 2 and Health and Safety reps and branches that represent station staff.

Violence and assaults against rail workers and members is soaring. Despite this, station staffing is under increasing attack from the private train companies which are attempting to close ticket offices and cut hours and staffing at stations.

Tube bosses plan "offers nothing to station grades suffering from threats and violence at work"

TERMS AND CONDITIONS, STATION STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

The following resolution was submitted for consideration to your National Executive Committee by both our Neasden Branch and the London Transport Regional Council:

“Neasden Branch notes the resolution passed by the LTRC calling for a combine-wide ballot of station grades over London Underground's failure to properly address the issue of workplace violence.

Meeting called over workplace violence and Revenue Control Inspector vacancies

Subject: STAFFING LEVELS, REVENUE CONTROL INSPECTORS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the appalling spike in violence at work against our operational members, the company’s failure or worse intentional non-filling of RCI vacancies which has reduced RCI staff numbers on a massive scale; down from 237 to 140 over 10 years.

To literally add insult to injury; the company are now proposing to replace our RCI grade with an inferior grade of Revenue Control Officer; on £18,000 less salary!

Urgent meeting called to discuss ‘TfL Work-Related Violence and Aggression Strategy' document

Subject: VIOLENCE AT WORK

That we note that the company have produced and sent the union a document entitled ‘TfL Work-Related Violence and Aggression Strategy’.

We instruct the General Secretary to circulate the document to our Stations and Trains Tier 2 Safety Council Representatives and arrange an urgent meeting of our Stations and Trains Tier 2 Safety Council Representatives, Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and members of the NEC in attendance.

Members to be advised by email & text.