Transport for London

News, reports and information for TfL staff

Further TfL Strike In Pensions Dispute

Firstly I wish to thank you for your solid support for your union on the last strike day. Despite this magnificent show of solidarity the company continue to refuse to address our concerns. Their plans for pay freezes and cuts to your pension rights are part of a concerted attack on your terms and conditions. Together with our sister unions Unite and TSSA a further strike day has been called to force management back to the negotiating table and reverse their disgraceful plans which would do the following: -

RMT, Unite & TSSA In Further Joint Strike At TfL

Further to my last letter I regret to advise you that there has been no progress in our discussions with management despite the solid strike action that took place last month. It has therefore been decided by your General Grades Committee, in coordination with our sister unions Unite and TSSA, to call further joint industrial action in our dispute to defend pensionable pay.

All Transport for London members are therefore instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

• 05.59 hours Friday 13th June 2014 and 05.58 hours Saturday 14th June 2014.

RMT Concerned At Department Transfer From LUL To TfL

PROPOSED TRANSFER OF THE TRAINING DESIGN AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT DELIVERY ACTIVITIES FROM LUL TO TFL (LUL/15/10)

Correspondence was received from London Underground concerning a proposal to transfer part of the Training Design and Operations Management Delivery activities from the Chief Operating Office (COO) to two departments in TfL namely Learning Development within HR and Marketing Services within TfL Marketing.

TfL Pension Fund Under Threat

TfL management are proposing to make £4.2 billion of cuts across LUL – £600 million ofthese savings could be made by slashing your pension rights. Management want you to pay more for less.

  • They want to increase pension contributions which means less take home pay
  • They want to reduce your benefits which means you will have to work longer for lessbenefits
  • They want to close the fund to new entrants – which means the whole fund and thecherished final salary pension will be under threat

TFL Strike On As 'Pay for Performance' Threatens Wages & Pensions

Further to my recent circulars our TfL members, in coordination with our TSSA and Unite colleagues will be taking 24 hours of strike action from this Friday morning in a dispute over the all-out attack on pay and pensions.

Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

  • 0600 hours Friday 9th May 2014 and 0559 hours Saturday 10th May 2014.

RMT, TSSA And Unite To Take Joint TfL Strike Action

We note the correspondence from the Lead Officer and senior reps from TfL No 1 branch informing us that TSSA and Unite have called strike action on this matter on Friday 9th May.

While this union, in the interest of solidarity and unity agrees to call our members out on strike on the same date, we are appalled that these unions did not coincide their action with those of our members on London Underground.

London Transport Region Update For April 2014

  1. General Secretary election
    Following the tragic death of Bob Crow, RMT has announced the timetable for the election of a new General Secretary. Following some months during which union branches will nominate candidates, members will vote by postal ballot between 21 July and 22 September 2014.

    More information here: http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/election2014

TfL Members To Cease Training Of Agency Workers

Further to my previous correspondence, I would like to congratulate you for supporting your union and taking industrial action, in defence of your pension. This attack on your pension is clearly intolerable and represents the future strategy of TfL management and is a threat to all members in the pension fund regardless of company or grade.

In order to put pressure on the company your Executive committee after consulting with your representatives has decided to call the following industrial action:-