RMT press releases

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.

Tube drivers strike tonight

Tube drivers' strike on Central Line East goes ahead tonight as LU fail to take talks process seriously.
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on the Central Line East goes ahead as planned tonight after LU management failed to take the talks process seriously yesterday and showed a total disregard for the core issues at the heart of the dispute. No further talks are currently planned.

Tube strike action suspended as on-going RMT fight leads to reinstatement of nearly 60% of axed jobs

TUBE UNION RMT today suspended tube stations strike action scheduled to start on Sunday following talks which mean that nearly 60% of the original job cuts planned by LU have now been reversed after three years of solid campaigning.LU, under Mayor Boris Johnson, slashed station staff numbers by 953.

RMT's campaign, involving sustained industrial action, means that 533 of those jobs will have been reinstated.RMT particularly welcomes the agreement to reopen control rooms and the guarantee of promotion into safety critical grades for Customer Service Assistants grade 2 positions.

Tube Union RMT repeats call for reversal of staffing cuts after major incident at London Bridge

Tube union RMT today re-iterated the need for a reversal to the Tube station staffing cuts in light of a major fire-related incident at London Bridge yesterday .
 
The fire , underneath an escalator  , prompted a full evacuation , and only the vigilance and professionalism of the staff at the scene prevented tragedy .
 

Tories launch attack on tube workers right to take industrial action

RMT RESPONSE TO LATEST TORY ATTEMPT TO BAN TRANSPORT STRIKES

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:

“These Tories would ban trade unions full stop if they could get away with it. Their objective is to turn the railways into a money-raking racket for their mates in the private train companies where safety counts for nothing. The Tories behind this Ten Minute Rule Bill won’t be happy until companies like Southern Rail have a free pass to run riot with no opposition whatsoever.