RMT sets out list of demands to employers across the transport sector as Coronavirus spreads

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has today written to employers across the industry setting out a list of core demands designed to protect the safety of both staff and the public as well as the rights and livelihoods of the transport workforce. 
The union has also written to the UK Government, the Scottish and Welsh Governments and the Mayor of London, who are all responsible for overseeing transport services, asking that they support these demands. 
The letter covers the following areas:

Jubilee South News March 2020

Jubilee South News is the monthly newsletter for workers on the jubilee line,  produced by Jubilee South branch activists.

In this edition:

  • Pay dispute ballot begins 
  • Join the fight for better pay and conditions. Vote YES!
  • Pay ballot begins on 6th of March 
  • RMT calls on London mayor to bring Tube cleaners in-house
  • Track Noise Ballot
  • 21 days of anti-racism
  • Justice for Station Staff Campaign

 Please download it and distribute in your workplace.

New leaflet: Vote Yes for strike action on pay & conditions

The NEC has taken the decision to ballot all LUL members over pay & conditions.

We will not accept an either/or offer that asks us to chose between protecting our pay or addressing fatigue and working hours.

Please circulate this new leaflet. There are printed copies available at Unity House from Thursday 5 March. Please ensure every workplace has copies in the mess rooms and on notice boards.

21 days of anti-racism

RMT London Transport Regional Council’s Black Solidarity Committee is organising 21 days of anti-racism events and activities.

Download the attached poster and agenda to learn more. You can also print and display it in your workplace.

In the press: RMT calls ballot over tube pay dispute

As the majority union on London Underground, when we announced our pay ballot, it made headlines across the country:

BBC - London Tube workers balloted over strikes in pay row

Thousands of Tube workers are set to be balloted for strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.

A ballot of 10,000 London Underground (LU) staff has been moved by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union after more than a year of negotiations.

RMT calls on London mayor Sadiq Khan to bring Tube cleaners in-house

Pressure is growing on London’s Labour Mayor to commit to ending the privatisation of Underground cleaning as RMT received a statement of support from the Labour Group in the London Assembly.

The statement from Len Duvall AM, leader of the Labour Group, pledges the Labour AMs’ support for ‘action to secure better working conditions and job security for cleaners on the London Underground, as well as making the case for bringing cleaners in-house as a viable option for a new contract in 2022’.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said,

Tube staff to be balloted in fight for improved pay offer

strike flag

RMT moves to ballot all tube staff over failure of London Underground to come up with acceptable pay offer.

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today this it is moving to an urgent ballot of 10,000 staff across London Underground for both strike action and action short of a strike after more than a year of negotiations have failed to produce an offer on pay that meets the very reasonable demands of the workforce.