Maintenance

RMT to fight plan to privatise Tube waste collection

Tube union RMT said today that it will fight tooth and nail plans unveiled by London Underground to shunt out waste collection services to the private sector as part of the “Transformation Programme” of creeping cuts and privatisation being overseen by Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan.

RMT has been told that as well as an expected torrent of job cuts Tranformation will also involve privatising bin collection and transportation in the outer area from Zone 3 – flying in the face of assurances from Mayor Khan that there would be no extension of privatisation on his watch as London Mayor.

RMT to fight plan to privatise Tube waste collection

Tube union RMT said today that it will fight tooth and nail plans unveiled by London Underground to shunt out waste collection services to the private sector as part of the “Transformation Programme” of creeping cuts and privatisation being overseen by Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan.

RMT has been told that as well as an expected torrent of job cuts Tranformation will also involve privatising bin collection and transportation in the outer area from Zone 3 – flying in the face of assurances from Mayor Khan that there would be no extension of privatisation on his watch as London Mayor.

RMT 'steadfast resolve' secures complete withdrawal of train prep cuts plan

Subject: EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That this NEC congratulates the steadfast resolve and industrial strength of our Fleet members, representatives, activists, our LU Fleet Branch which has enabled our Negotiations Team, the Lead Officer & Senior Assistant General Secretary to secure the complete withdrawal of all the company’s proposals to extend train preparation ahead of the 3 day strike set to begin 7am this coming Friday morning.

RMT chalks up major victory and suspends tube strike action as LU pulls fleet cuts plans

TUBE UNION RMT has announced a stunning victory for militant trade unionism, and has suspended strike action involving over a thousand tube fleet staff due to start on Friday, after London Underground confirmed that it is withdrawing all proposed cuts to train inspection and preparation – the issue at the heart of the dispute.

Cancelled: Join the demo at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts plan

Important demonstration at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts to fleet preparation schedules  - 09:00 Thursday 16th May

Dear colleague,

As an RMT London Underground member, you'll most likely be aware that your colleagues in London Underground maintenance and engineering recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in relation to proposed safety critical cuts.

Three day strike called in train preperation cuts plan dispute

Subject: EXTENDED TRAIN PREPERATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from our Lead Officer regarding the request from our LU Fleet Branch for industrial action due to the planned imposition of vastly inferior; bordering on non-existent safety checks on trains before they enter passenger service, which is solely for the purpose of implementing the Conservative Government’s Department for Transport and the London Mayors cuts to London Underground.

Strike Action

Reps meeting: Transformation, Extended Train Prep Schedule, LU Pay dispute and Kyei-Donkoh disciplinary

LONDON UNDERGROUND DISPUTES MEETING FOR RMT REPS

The National Executive Committee has taken the decision to arrange meetings between the Senior Assistant General Secretary, Lead Officer, NEC and Reps regarding:-

1. ROP & COS 2019 - London Underground (all 2nd stage reps) - 9am

2. Extended Train Prep Schedule (all Fleet IR and H&S Reps, Trains Functional & Trains Safety Council) - 11am

3. Disciplinary, S. Kyei-Donkoh, CSA, Piccadilly Circus (IR and H&S Reps from Bakerloo Line Branch) - 12 pm

Tube drivers' news: RMT Upfront May 2019

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for Tube drivers from RMT activists.

In this edition, put together by the union for Tube drivers:

- As another driver’s cab is broken into, RMT says….
GET ON WITH FIXING CAB SECURITY

- Train Prep cuts proposal will seriously impact drivers

- The curious incident of the trespasser on the track

- Smartcap

Please download the attached newsletter to read it, print it out and distribute it in your depot, and share this article on line.

Meeting report: Mass members' meeting plans fightback

RMT reps and activists came together for a mass meeting at the Indian YMCA on Fitzroy Square on 24 April, to discuss three major disputes facing London Underground workers: against cuts to train maintenance (“extended train prep”); against job cuts (“Transformation”); and on pay, terms, and conditions.