RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

RMT secures 4 year pay rise for London Underground members

Dear colleague

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – LONDON UNDERGROUND

You will know that your union had rejected two “full and final” offers on pay from London Underground, to cover the years commencing on 1st April on 2019-2022. These offers were rejected as your representatives expressed the anger and concern of you and your colleagues as the offers did nothing to address issues of fatigue and excessive working hours or the spiralling cost of living.

Delivery of RMT Services during the Global Health Crisis

Dear colleagues,

The RMT continues to be committed to providing its full range of services and benefits to our members. In response to the global health crisis it has been necessary to make some difficult decisions regarding the delivery of the service in order to protect our members, lay officials, staff and officers.

Following the meeting of the National Executive Committee on 17th March 2020, the broad approach to the measures we will be implementing was outlined in Circular No. MF/27/20 distributed on 17th March 2020 and is available to members online.

National Executive Committee sets out measures to be taken during Coronavirus crisis

17th March 2020 

Dear Colleague,

Covid 19 - RMT Update 
With reference to the above, a Special Meeting of the NEC was convened today and the following decisions have been made which I will ask that you read carefully. I can also advise that the attached list of key concerns have been relayed to the government following a telephone conference with government officials and I will also keep you advised of developments in this area. 

Service control strike threat forces management to change direction

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SERVICE CONTROL, OSBORNE HOUSE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I previously advised you of the magnificent and unanimous 15-0 vote of our Service Controller members at Osborne House to take strike action (Ref: IR/023/20, 15th January 2020) over a breakdown in industrial relations at the location.

RMT fights Sodexo plan to cut staff

REORGANISATION AND JOB CUTS - SODEXHO (LUL) (LUL/15/4)

It was brought to your union's attention that Sodexo had won an extension to its contract to provide catering services across TfL. At the time, your representatives were alerted to a number of rumours circulating which suggested that a reorganisation to include job cuts was the company's plan to take this contract forward.

London Underground Pay dispute update

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)

Consultation with our representatives has taken place since London Underground tabled its “full and final offer”, which I advised you of in a previous circular (Ref: IR/465/19, 15th November 2019).

To remind you, the offer tabled at that time was as follows:

· Year 1 - 2.7% (RPI Feb 2019 +0.2%)

· Year 2 - 1.4% plus 30 minute reduction in working week (three banked rest days - target implementation date: mid 2020)

· Year 3 - RPI Feb 2021 +0.2%

RMT writes to LU to discuss concerns about CBTC system

INTRODUCTION OF CBTC, METROPOLITAN LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I previously advised you that, with regard to a resolution submitted by our Neasden Branch which highlighted a number of areas of concern for members working in Trains, Stations and Service Control over the introduction of the new Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), I was instructed to inform London Underground that a failure to address these matters would result in a dispute situation existing (Ref: IR/515/19, 18th December 2019).

Revenue to be balloted over creation of new grade on inferior terms

JUSTICE FOR STATION AND REVENUE STAFF (LUL/14/2)

I previously advised you that RMT has launched a campaign for Justice for Station and Revenue Staff (Ref: IR/023/20, 15th January 2020, with the immediate instruction from your National Executive Committee being that I commence a ballot of Revenue Control Inspectors.