Jobs/Pay/Justice Dispute

Starting in March 2009, RMT's industrial action campaign for decent pay, against job cuts, and to stop management persecuting staff and breaking their own policies

Letter from Bob Crow: RMT to Re-Ballot

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2009, Redundancies and Breach of Agreements – LUL

From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary

I regret to have to inform you that despite returning a magnificent “yes” vote for both Strike Action and Action Short of a Strike we are unable to use your mandate at this present time.

For your information you voted as follows; for strike action it was 3,165 for and only 619 against and for action short of a strike it was 3,495 for and only 266 against.

Ballot Result - Jobs, Pay and Justice Disputes - LUL and TfL

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2009, REDUNDANCIES AND BREACH OF AGREEMENTS - LUL

Q1 Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number Voting Yes 3,165 Number Voting No 619

Q2 Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Number Voting Yes 3,495 Number Voting No 266

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2009, REDUNDANCIES -TFL

Q1 Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number Voting Yes 71 Number Voting No 15

RMT outrage as ‘shameful and undemocratic’ legal challenge forces rerun of Tube strike ballot

Press release

LONDON UNDERGROUND’S biggest union today expressed outrage at a ‘shameful and undemocratic’ legal challenge by Tube bosses that has forced the re-run of a strike ballot of more than 9,000 RMT members – despite it yielding a five-to-one majority for action.

RMT today said it would re-run the ballot on the same issues of jobs and pay as soon as possible after the union received a detailed legal letter designed purely to undermine the ballot and as a preliminary to a court challenge.

RMT Members Denied Democratic Right to Strike

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DESPITE A MASSIVE DEMOCRATIC MANDATE FOR STRIKE ACTION, RMT MEMBERS ARE BEING DENIED THEIR LEGITIMATE RIGHT TO STRIKE AGAINST A FIVE-YEAR PAY FREEZE, MANAGEMENT BULLYING AND COMPULSORY REDUNDANCIES.

THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF YOU VOTED DEMOCRATICALLY TO TAKE ACTION AS SHOWN BELOW

Q1 Are you prepared to take strike action? Over 83 per cent vote yes Number Voting Yes: 3,165 - Number Voting No: 619

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2009, Redundancies and Breach of Agreements – REW Metronet Acton Works

From RMT official circular IR.114/09, dated 1st April 2009

I am writing to advise you that the Union is holding a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike over a number of very important issues.

LUL Pay Talks Report: No Movement From Management

Yesterday (2 April), RMT and other unions' representatives met with London Underground to discuss your pay. Your representatives at the meeting were Oliver New (Council of Executives), Steve Hedley (Regional Organiser) and Janine Booth (Stations & Revenue Council / Regional Council Secretary).

A full report will follow. In summary:

  • LUL did not revise their offer at all.
  • With February's RPI at 0%, LUL's offer is 1% this year, followed by RPI only for the next four years.
  • All the unions rejected this.
  • RMT and TSSA insisted on a one-year deal only.

Mass meeting: Jobs / Pay / Justice Dispute

Meeting for all London Underground, ex-Metronet and Transport for London staff

  • hear the industrial action ballot result
  • talk about the action that RMT will take
  • hear reports from your union’s negotiators
  • ask questions
  • join the discussion
    Show your support for RMT’s fight for jobs, pay and justice!

Speakers:

  • John Leach, RMT National President
  • Oliver New, RMT National Executive
  • Steve Hedley, RMT Regional Organiser

The Fight Starts Now!

London Underground and TfL have taken industrial relations to a new low with their recent disgraceful pay ‘offer’: RPI +1% this year, followed by RPI + nothing for the next four. This ‘offer’ follows a period in which LUL has abused and misused the Attendance at Work Procedure in order to harass and penalise staff who have suffered illness or injury. And the company’s latest plan is to renege on the ‘jobs for life’ agreement which was made at the time of the enforced introduction of PPP six years ago, opening the way for wholesale job cuts.