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'RMT London Calling', October 2010 - Cuts Will Hurt Us All

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download the new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter. It urges members to join the fight against the ConDem government's cuts; condemns London Underground's latest job cuts announcement; and reports on RMT's campaigns on Docklands Light Railway, Initial (cleaners) and Alstom.

'RMT London Calling' September 2010, second issue! - Support Alstom Strike / LU Overtime Ban

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download the new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter. It features the Alstom pay dispute, the LU overtime ban, messages of support for our fight against job cuts, Royal Mail - not for sale, and more!

'RMT London Calling': Solid Stand for Safe Staffing!

Click '1 attachment'/ file name to download the post-strike issue of our newsletter, featuring 'the strike in pictures'. Read the lead article below.

RMT salutes the solid support of members for the joint action with sister union TSSA on Monday evening and Tuesday. Respect also to those members of ASLEF who respected picket lines and joined the action. Together, we have successfully turned the spotlight on cuts to safe staffing levels and ratcheted up the pressure on both London Underground management and Boris Johnson to drop their job-cutting plans.

'RMT London Calling' August 2010

The new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter asks how it is that TfL/LUL 'can't afford' frontline jobs and regular maintenance, but can afford massive salaries for directors. It also reports on the Alstom pay dispute, Euston escalator fire, Northern line runaway train and other issues, and replies in detail to last week's London Underground management bulletin about our industrial action ballot result.

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download it.

Ten Reasons Why Revenue Staff Should Vote YES-YES to Save Jobs

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download this as a 2-page leaflet.

1. Because the merging of the three revenue units into one was a prototype for these cuts. Look at the effects this has had: extremely low morale; higher stress levels; more disjointed, unrealistic workloads for management and admin. Imagine how bad it would be if this was spread to the rest of LUL.

2. Because ticket offices will be shut, passengers won't be able to sort out Oyster problems or buy tickets, so there will be an increase in assaults on staff.

Ten Reasons Why Drivers Should Vote YES-YES to Save Jobs

Read the ten reasons below. Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a special issue of 'RMT London Calling' for London Underground drivers.

1. Because management want to take risks with our safety by cutting jobs to save money. They are trying to change our procedures so we have to deal with incidents alone, without help from station staff. This will leave us vulnerable both to accidents and assaults, and to disciplinary action if anything goes wrong.

Ten Reasons Why Admin & Duty Managers Should Vote YES-YES to Save Jobs

Read the ten reasons below. Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a special issue of 'RMT London Calling for MATS grades.

1. Because these job cuts will be a disaster for all of us - every grade of station staff; other grades of Underground workers; and passengers too.

2. Because LU management are not listening to your union reps in talks. Industrial action will make them listen.

Ten Reasons Why Service Control Staff Should Vote YES-YES to Save Jobs

Read the ten reasons below. Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a special issue of 'RMT London Calling for service control grades.

1. Because the job cuts on service control, stations and other grades, will be a disaster. Everyone will suffer, including our passengers.

2. Because LU management are not listening to your union reps in the talks. Industrial action is the only effective tool at our disposal that can force the issue and bring our concerns into the open.

'RMT London Calling' June 2010 - Support These Strikes!

The new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter reports on next week's industrial action on Tube Lines and Docklands Light Railway, and on the approaching ballot of London Underground members.

It also reports on RMT's victory on ill-health pensions, our campaigning to bring London Overground (including the extended East London Line) into public ownership, John McDonnell's Bill to stop injunctions against strikes for technical trivialities, and RMT's plans to participate in the LGBT Pride march on 3 July.