Coronavirus

Read the latest information from the RMT about our response and organising during the Coronavirus crisis.

RMT demands government come clean on Tube plans

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RMT ramps up campaign to halt privatisation and driverless trains as Government coup takes over Transport for London

TUBE UNION RMT today wrote to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps demanding that the government come clean on plans to privatise London Underground as part of its takeover of Transport for London.

Yesterday, the Secretary of State announced the names of the two government appointees who will report on TfL’s finances and also set out the terms of reference for a wide-ranging review that puts it in effective control of London’s transport system.

Tory Tube review to look at privatisation and workforce 'modernisation'

RMT warns of mother of all battles against government’s plans for tube privatisation and driverless trains

TUBE UNION RMT today responded to the government terms of the review into Transport for London which say there will be a:

“review of the current operating model and whether there are any opportunities that alternative operating models could bring over the longer term, including consideration of structures and governance.”

And also,

Statement: RMT calls on government to fully fund TFL and London Underground

Please read and add your name to the RMT statement calling for the government to fully fund London Underground and TfL.

If you add your email address we will also keep you informed about our campaign.

You can also add your name to the statement by clicking here.

 

RMT calls on the Government to ensure the COVID19 recovery does not make climate crisis worse

TRANSPORT UNION RMT called on the Government to ensure the COVID19 recovery does not make climate crisis worse in response to the transport use statistics released today by the Department for Transport today that show car use continuing to rise rapidly towards pre-COVID19 crisis levels.

Statistics show last week (week beginning 22nd June) saw the fastest rise in car use and ‘all vehicle use’, that includes light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles, since lockdown began on 23rd March. 

Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said:

As Coronavirus crisis rages on, Tory prime minister calls for driverless tube trains

RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"It is outrageous for Boris Johnson to wheel out the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains as a condition of the emergency Covid-19 funding of Transport for London. This is the sort of cheap political stunt that was a hallmark of his time as Mayor and we would have hoped he would have grown up by now.

RMT Covid-19 Charter

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RMT members have demonstrated our commitment to keeping the tube and other TfL services running throughout the Covid 19 crisis. We want to provide the best possible service to workers in London but we reject workers being forced on to the tube without the necessary safety planning and before conditions are right.