Poll of London Labour politicians finds overwhelming support to end privatisation of Tube cleaning

Poll of London Labour politicians finds overwhelming support to end privatisation of Tube cleaning in wake of COVID – 19 pandemic

In the week that London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a firm manifesto commitment to explore bringing the London Underground’s multi – million-pound cleaning contract in house, a new poll of London Labour councillors has found overwhelming support to end the privatisation of the tube cleaning when the current contract ends in 2022.

Jubilee Line rejects CCTV trial

London Underground have announced their decision to implement a month long trial of new in-cab monitor images showing six segments at Bond Street Southbound platform. RMT reps objected strenuously to this idea. We believe London Underground’s plan increases risk and is worse than we had before at Bond Street. Management refused to consider our concerns and have pushed ahead with their plans to implement these changes and announced that Finchley Road southbound is next. 

Information for shielding CEV workers

  • Please download the attached leaflet to get all the latest information and advice from your union, RMT.

Following the companies recent response to RMT reps raising concerns about CEV and CV staff returning to the workplace, your regional organiser has written to the company making it clear that we reject their position and believe it is unsafe.

Tube bosses seek Hammersmith Control Centre 'avoidance of dispute' meeting

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I write further to my previous Circular (IR/108/21, 17th March 2021) where I informed you of numerous issues amounting to a Breakdown in Industrial Relations centred around Hammersmith Service Control Centre. An ad hoc meeting of the Service Control Functional Council has taken place in which London Underground presented their proposals to address the issues that have been raised as part of the dispute which were deemed unacceptable in their current form.

Queens Park depot job cuts ballot ongoing

JOB CUTS, TRAIN OPERATORS, QUEENS PARK DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)

I write further to my previous Circular (IR/067/21, 11th February 2021), concerning the above matter. Despite numerous requests from your union for a dispute resolution meeting to be convened the company have refused and continued with the imposition of the new roster from 16th May 2021.

RMT women organise

  • This article is taken from RMT Bakerloo News which can be read here.

The death of Sarah Everard and arrest of a serving police officer on suspicion of murder, and the subsequent police repression of the event organised in her memory, has sparked renewed organisation among women members of RMT in London Transport Region.

Safety, Equality, Solidarity!

Safety, Equality, Solidarity! 

The RMT London Transport Region is hosting a panel focusing on women’s health and safety in the workplace, for International Workers Memorial Day.

The event will take place at 5pm on the 28th April. There are more details in the attached flyer.

Please join us, a link to the meeting will be available soon.

Bakerloo News April 2021

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for workers on the Bakerloo Line.

Please download it to read the latest news from the Bakerloo branch. You also print and distribute it in your workplace.

In this edition:

  • Vote yes for action to stop cuts
  • Queen’s Park drivers resist bosses’ job cuts plan
  • Why vote yes?
  •  RMT women organise
  •  Our target: cleaning in house by 2022
  •  RMT BEM Conference

Shocking rise in hate crimes toward disabled people on the rail network

Shocking rise in hate crimes toward disabled people on the rail network shows we need more staff on stations and trains says RMT

The shocking rising level of hate crime toward disabled people travelling on Britain’s railways is a wake-up call to the industry to stop the cost-cutting that has emptied staff from trains and stations said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash today.

New figures published by the Department for Transport have shown that hate crimes toward disabled people traveling on the rail network have risen by 24% in the last three years. (1)