Health and safety

Campaigning for higher health and safety standards at work, and opposing the employers' shortcuts

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.

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.

Automatic train operation in depots

AUTOMATIC TRAIN OPERATION (ATO) IN DEPOTS AND SIDINGS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

I write to inform branches that your Lead Officer submitted a report on discussions between your Representatives and London Underground regarding a proposed introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) in depots and sidings. Despite the efforts that have been made to engage the company over unsafe work practises, London Underground are seeking to impose ATO in a way which is clearly unsafe. A referral to ACAS has been sought and London Underground have failed to respond to our request.

RMT writes to PM about women's safety and police violence

Dear Prime Minister,

Police Violence against Women Demonstrators

Our union has requested that we write to you directly and express our members anger at the reaction of the authorities to the reclaim the night vigils. RMT women members in particular have contacted us to express their outrage at the recent actions of the police.

RMT blasts TfL over 'South African variant' Coronavirus advice

RMT blasts TfL for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to come into work as normal.

RMT has written to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford condemning its guidance that workers in postcodes being targeted for surge testing aimed at bringing the South African variant of Covid19 to heel, should come into work as normal.

Regional Organiser calls for improved Covid protections for operational and engineering workers on LU

MAYOR ANNOUNCEMENT - MAJOR COVID INCIDENT:

To Nick Dent, LU director

Dear Nick

As we all know yesterday the Mayor announced a Major Incident in London re the Surge in hospital use in the current 3rd national lockdown RMT feels that this has an immediate impact on the staff and their families. It is clear that the death rate is tragically very high and this is all set to continue

The message is clear "Stay at home" "Work from home" and yet LUL continues to act in another way for thousands our our members in operational and engineering grades

RMT will not accept that safe working arrangements cannot be implemented because of any financial agreements between TfL and the government

LONDON UNDERGROUND COVID 19 CHARTER

A report on working conditions on LUL has been considered by the National Executive Committee (NEC). The Lead Officer reports that new variant Covid is showing a massive increased rate of contagion which is having an immediate and direct impact on our members in LUL/TFL. We have been made aware that three members of LUL staff have recently died as consequence of Covid. There are many more staff isolating and reporting sick. We believe there will more deaths and some will be RMT members.