RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

'Zero hours' employment in Tube control rooms unacceptable

USE OF RETIRED STAFF VIA AGENCY CONTRACTS, SERVICE CONTROL - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/13/2)

I previously advised you that a dispute situation arose when London Underground sought to bring back retired staff in to perform Service Control duties, but on agency terms and conditions and on zero hours contracts (Ref: IR/159/20, 1st May 2020).

LONDON mayor who praised Tube cleaners again denies them free travel

Dear colleague

PROVISION OF FREE TRAVEL FOR CLEANERS DURING COVID-19 - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/12/2)

I advised you in a previous circular that your National Executive Committee had instructed me to write to London Mayor Sadiq Khan following TfL’s rejection of your union’s demands to provide free travel for cleaners during the Covid-19 crisis (Ref: IR/159/20, 1st May 2020).

Pregnancy and Covid-19 - advice to members

Dear Colleague,
 
PREGNANCY AND COVID-19 – ADVICE TO MEMBERS
 
Never before have the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 been so important to pregnant women who work in the transport industry.  Under these regulations:
  1. Employers must try to remove or prevent exposure to risks
  2. If that is not possible, working from home should be allowed
  3. If that is not possible, suitable alternative employment at the same rate of pay should be offered if available

RMT prepares to ballot drivers over impostiton of 'Covid-19' timetables

Dear colleague

IMPOSITION OF COVID-19 ROSTER – LONDON UNDERGROUND

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR TRAIN OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTOR OPERATORS

Your union notes with alarm London Underground’s intention to impose duty rosters at train operator depots that will provide for a significant ramping up of the current emergency level of service on the Tube.

TFL furlough arrangements

Dear colleague

FURLOUGH ARRANGEMENTS – CORONAVIRUS – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

Your union has been in discussions with Transport for London as the company plans to introduce Furlough Arrangements where certain members of staff in TfL/LUL will be put on to the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The company has outlined that those currently being identified for the scheme would be staff whose work has ceased or reduced as a result of the current pandemic as well as those who are absent from work due to shielding or on long-term sickness absence.

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.