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RMT continues to demand assurances on social distancing

Dear RMT members (London Transport Region)

 As you will see below in our press release, the RMT has concerns re next Monday 11th May being the start of government led mobilisation across Britain’s railways.

Accordingly I immediately wrote to LUL, the Managing Director, specifically in relation to all TfL. The MD confirmed explicitly that this is not the case for TfL and their services, that their planning date (which is not fixed 100%) is still the 18th of May.

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.

TfL and London Underground announce plans to furlough some workers

Dear RMT members

Following on from my message yesterday, at the bottom of this message, I have attended both the LUL Company council and Tfl Company council this afternoon.

Both employers have told us that to assist with catastrophic loss of finances Tfl will make use of the Governments "Job Retention scheme"  which provides up Financial support to employers hit by the Coronavirus crisis.

TFL directors call emergency meeting due to Coronavirus catastrophic hit on finances

Dear RMT members

At 5pm today myself and NEC member Jared Wood attended a Tfl briefing by Directors on the impact of the Corona virus on revenue and finance in Tfl.

Tfl told us that they have been hit catastrophically by the loss of revenue and also are spending £600million every 4 weeks keeping Tfl operating.

Tfl have been in talks with the government on financial support and those negotiations are still in hand.

Emergency company councils have been called tomorrow.

Urgent notice: Letters from Management

RMT London Transport Regional Council Disabled Members Covid-19 Bulletin no.2

also attached as PDF and Word files

A reminder:

TfL and London Underground Ltd have confirmed that if you are staying away from work in line with government health advice, the company supports you in doing that and you will not lose pay or suffer any detriment.

This includes staying away from work if:

Report: TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, 29 January 2020

The TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Trade Union Engagement Forum met on 29 January. RMT was represented by Janine Booth, Paul Greany, Jamie Parry and Daniel Randall (a last-minute stand-in for Glen Hart).

 

RMT tabled five issues for discussion. The other unions did not table any items, but ASLEF, TSSA and Unite did attend, and supported RMT’s demands.

 

1. Recognition of new name/gender

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.

TFL executive earnings twenty times that of ABM Tube cleaner

As tube cleaners ballot for action RMT reveals they would have to work 20 years to earn a TfL executive’s annual pay packet.

As tube union RMT ballots Tube cleaners for industrial action for pay justice the union has revealed that an Underground cleaner would have to work for nearly 20 years to earn the £374,000 TfL’s highest executive makes in just one year, while it would take them 246 years to earn the £4.5 million the CEO of the US outsourcing company that employs them pulls in annually.