Attached is an updated useful guide for picketing - please download and share
- Choose in advance the best place(s) to picket. This should be where you will get best access to people arriving for work so you can persuade them not to go in. Try to cover all entrances.
- In addition, you may choose to picket a location such as a busy station, where you can leaflet and speak to the public too.
- Get members to volunteer to picket and to commit to a particular time slot.
KEEP PEOPLE INFORMED
We will be better prepared for any dispute if the workforce is already well-informed about the issue(s).
- Keep noticecases up-to-date.
- Give leaflets and newsletters to your workmates. Download material from www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/downloads
- Speak to people at work.
- Make sure that they feel comfortable to ask questions and give their views.
- Take concerns seriously; provide answers, even if means going away and finding out.
- If you can, produce a leaflet or newsletter for staff in your workplace.
This Saturday promises to be the biggest trade union march in a decade. The National TUC Demo, Saturday 26th March in London: make sure you’re there and be a part of the biggest trade union demonstration in years, when the TUC marches against the Government’s savage austerity cuts.
Click 'Read More' to get the latest information about the plans for the day
Tube Lines are responsible for the Emergency Response Unit that covers the entire network and is fundamental to the safe running of London Underground. To ensure your own safety and that of others during the period of industrial action you are advised to approach your management prior to carrying out your duties for assurances that a safe system of work is in place.
Standing up for all workers
Wednesday 10th February 2010
In your article titled TfL staff lobby bosses over pay offer (M Star February 3) Steve Hedley, RMT regional organiser, is totally correct in his assertion: "Unless people are prepared to take industrial action, this will keep happening."
(Updated with Ballot Results)
RMT General Grades Committee have decided to accept the LUL pay offer.
General Secretary, Bob Crow says "After giving careful consideration to the situation, the General Grades Committee has decided to accept the most recent offer in respect of the 2009 and 2010 pay increases and the associated improvements to conditions of service. This was a 1.5% increase from 1 April 2009 for one year and RPI + 0.5% or 0.5% whichever is the greater for year two."
Venue: Indian YMCA, Fitzroy Square, nearest station: Warren Street - map here.
- hear the industrial action ballot result
- plan for effective action
- hear details of London Underground’s assault on jobs
- ask questions
- join the discussion
Show your support for RMT’s fight for jobs, pay and justice!
Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a notice advertising this meeting. Please distribute this widely at work.
The Deadline for returning your ballot papers is 21st December 2009..
We need a strong mandate for strike action to show LU that we are not satisfied with the offer as it stands. In light of further attacks, it is essential we show the bosses that we'll stand together with unity.
Circular No. IR. 380/09 dated 10th December 2009 from General Secretary Bob Crow
As you will be aware, the above ballot is well underway and is due to close on 21st December 2009. There had been some movement by the company since the decision to ballot was taken. This movement was confined to the medical redeployment arrangements only and not on the pay aspect itself.
The General Grades Committee’s decision on this is as follows:
“That we note the latest offer from LUL. While we welcome improvement to the medical termination in addition to existing arrangements, the package falls short of the aspirations of our members and is therefore not acceptable."
RMT is sending members on London Underground (including Metronet) a ballot paper for industrial action to achieve a better pay deal. Your union urges you to vote YES to strikes and YES to action short of strikes.
Voting YES to both will enable the union to use a variety of tactics - such as overtime bans or work-to-rule as well as strikes - to win a better deal than the pay-cutting ‘offer’ from management.
London Underground's pay offer remains 1.5% from 1 April 2009 and RPI+0.5% (minimum 0.5%) from 1 April 2010. Despite strong representations from your union, London Underground has not changed the amount of money on offer since it tabled these figures on 1 July 2009.