Coronavirus

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

Coronavirus: Stations FAQ

An FAQ has been put together to answer some on the common questions members have in relation to the coronavirus crisis. This will be updated regularly. If you cannot find an answer here, please get in touch with your local rep, attend your branch meeting or send the website team a message here.

 

Bakerloo News April 2020

Bakerloo News is produced by RMT activists for workers on the Bakerloo Line.

In this edition:

- Coronavirus pandemic
- Fight for safer workplaces
- Reinstate Ezra Christian!
- SRT Update
- REINSTATE RACQUEL DWYER
- Update for cleaners
- Update for Bakerloo trains
- Update for Centre Group stations

Please download this newsletter to read it, and consider printing it out for distribution in your Bakerloo Line station or depot.

RMT Trains' Safety Council Update, 2nd of April 2020

Yesterday the RMT THSC took part in the third in a series of conference calls with LU to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and measures that were being put in place to reduce risk to all parties. 
 
LU confirmed that tube usage had remained at 94% down on normal levels but accepted that there continues to be areas which experience short term heavy loading. Their view is that changes to timetables will resolve this concern. 
 

Tier 2 News: April 2020

Tier 2 News is a health and safety Newsletter for stations.

In his bulletin:

- Locking and unlocking unstaffed stations
- Dealing with passengers ill on trains

Please download the attached bulletin to learn more. You can also print and distribute it on your station.

ABM cleaners: your work is highly valued and the RMT has your back

To all ABM Cleaner Members

Dear Colleagues

I am sure that I don’t need to point out the difficulties we are all facing at this extraordinary time. But like many key workers, the efforts you are making are highly valued by the whole community of London.

At the same time your Union RMT and its ABM representatives are going flat out to continue looking after you interests. Should you need to contact one of them, their names and numbers now follow:

Stations Health and Safety News, March 2020

In response to the companies statement from TfL’s Head of Occupational Health that stated “where people need to work closely to each other (within two meters) they can continue” we implore you to not take unnecessary risks.

Please do not interpret this in such a way that leads you to think this is ‘business as usual’. It is NOT ‘business as usual’ and there are multiple ways to change how we do things SAFELY without putting each other at risk.

12-Week 'Shielding'

RMT London Transport Regional Council Disabled Members Covid-19 Bulletin no.3 – 26 March 2020

Also attached as PDF and Word files.

 

Government advice is for people considered to be ‘extremely vulnerable’ to Covid-19  to ‘shield’ (stay at home with no contact with anyone other than carers) for twelve weeks. The government specifies that this group includes:

1. Solid organ transplant recipients.

2. People with specific cancers: