From The Horse's Mouth ...

TfL Commissioner Peter Hendy's circular to all TfL staff on 2 December 2008 spelt out the company's cost-cutting agenda and plans to slash jobs ...

"Our 10-year Business Plan sets out our plans for multi-billion pound transport investment. This year, the Operating Cost Review team has been working with the business to identify opportunities to make the £2.4 billion savings we need to deliver our commitments within the available funding levels.

Invitation: Reception for Israeli Army Refuser

Tamar Katz
RMT's London Transport Regional Council and Finsbury Park branch invite you to a Reception to meet and support Tamar Katz (pictured), Israeli army refuser.

Thursday 5 March, 7-9pm, the Twelve Pins pub, next to Finsbury Park station.

Tamar Katz is a 19-year-old Israeli who has refused to serve in the Israeli army. Israel requires all young men and women to serve in its army, and Tamar has served three prison sentences for her refusal. She explains:

Job Cuts: LUL's question-and-answer; RMT's comments

Below you can read a question-and-answer briefing produced by London Underground management about their 'Organisational Change Process'.

RMT would like to point out that:

  • Whatever soft-soap and jargon it uses, this is a document announcing around 1,000 job cuts.
  • Despite the claim in this document, your union has not agreed to this process.

Emcor Rail: Success as Workers Fight Back Wtih RMT

By Paul Jackson, Secretary, RMT LU Engineering branch

Times are hard, companies are cutting back and by and large workers are paying the price of other people's mistakes or cynical moves by companies to maximise profits. One such example was Emcor Rail, which help to maintain station infrastructure on behalf of TubeLines.

Piccadilly & District West Branch

RMT, Piccadilly & District West Branch will be meeting at O’Neills pub near Earls Court from March 2009. Next meeting is 18th March.

Branch meets on 3rd Wednesday of every month at 16:00hrs.

To get to O’Neills, come out of Earls Court Station on the Earls Court Road side and turn right. O’ Neills will be the first pub you come to, a few minutes walk from the station at 326 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London, SW5 9BQ.

Reception for Israeli army refuser

RMT's London Transport Regional Council and Finsbury Park branch invite you to a Reception to meet and support Tamar Katz, Israeli army refuser.

Thursday 5 March, 7-9pm, the Twelve Pins pub, next to Finsbury Park station.

Tamar Katz is a 19-year-old Israeli who has refused to serve in the Israeli army. Israel requires all young men and women to serve in its army, and Tamar has served three prison sentences for her refusal. She explains: