RMT press releases

RMT calls for urgent meeting with Transport Secretary over London transport cuts

RMT calls for urgent meeting with transport secretary over cuts, safety and services.

Transport union RMT today called for urgent talks with re-appointed transport secretary Chris Grayling over the axing of guards by train companies, the impact of budget cuts at Transport for London and the threat to safety of major cuts at Network Rail. The union is also calling for top level talks on the future of Britain's maritime industry.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

Tube staff vote for strike to defend London Bridge Three

RMT members vote for action over "London Bridge Three" - Tube staff sacked and disciplined for stopping violent assault.

Tube union RMT has confirmed today that station staff across the London Bridge and Waterloo groups have voted for both strike action and action short of a strike in a ballot after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for intervening to stop a serious assault by a fare-dodger on fellow staff members including one who was pregnant. The ballot result will now be considered by the union’s national executive.

Drivers' union RMT wins again for Night Tube train ops

RMT announces victory for justice over Night Tube drivers’ career progression.

TUBE UNION RMT has called off strike action and heralded a victory for justice for Night Tube drivers as LUL agreed to end the practice of preventing them from moving into vacant full-time positions for a period of at least 18 months. All other staff, including part-time Night Tube Station Staff had been eligible to apply, but Night Tube Train Operators were not.

As London Bridge Three ballot opens, RMT General Secretary tells tube bosses 'do the right thing'

Tube union RMT has confirmed that balloting of station staff across the London Bridge and Waterloo group for both strike action and action short of a strike has opened today after one member was sacked and two others disciplined for intervening to stop a serious assault by a fare-dodger on fellow staff members including one who was pregnant. The ballot will close on the 18th April.

96% yes vote for RMT Night tube drivers' industrial action

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground.

Members voted by over 96% for strike action and by over 98% for action short of a strike.

The results of the ballot will now be considered by RMT’s executive committee who will decide the next course of action.

Fleet industrial action begins

Tube fleet maintenance action begins today in dispute over wholesale breakdown in industrial relations

RMT London Underground Fleet members will begin a campaign of  industrial action from today following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management.
 
RMT’s executive has instructed all Fleet Grades members to undertake the following industrial action from today, Tuesday 7th March 2017, until further notice:-

Fleet industrial action announced over appalling 'ignorance of long-standing policies and procedures by London Underground'

Tube fleet maintenance to take action in dispute over wholesale breakdown in industrial relations
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that London Underground Fleet members will be taking industrial action from next Tuesday following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management. In a recent ballot 67% of members voted for strike action with 88% voting to endorse action short of a strike.
 

Central Line strike rock solid

TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action on the Central Line East is "rock solid" as expected this morning with the union repeating the call for management to start taking the issues at the heart of the dispute seriously and start engaging in genuine and meaningful talks.