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RMT Platform Newsletter March 2014


The March 2014 edition of 'RMT Platform' for tube station workers is now available. In this edition:

  • Union Action Pauses Cuts and Closures Plan - But the Fight Goes On
  • Be Prepared To Strike Again
  • The issues RMT has raised in talks so far
  • Join The Campaign
  • Embankment Ticket Office Closed

Tube Bosses Mostly Unresponsive In 'Every Job Matters' Talks



It should come as no surprise that Management totally rejected virtually every objection and concern that all the Trade Unions had to these proposed plans, which we continue to insist are illogical, ill thought out, and an operational and administrative nightmare facing us in the future if they go ahead.

Regional Update For Early March 2014

Hands up

Latest on campaigns around the region, please take the time to look at the links, download material, print & distribute as necessary. Keep checking back for updates and new material.

Latest rmtlondoncalling newsletter; http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/node/4919

Latest on talks with LUL; http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/every-job-matters--defending-jobs-on-london-u...

HOLT campaign - http://handsofflondontransport.wordpress.com/

Londoncalling webpage - http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/every-job-matters

Committees , grades mtgs and recruitment

As Sales Go Up, Boris Wants To Shut Ticket Offices Down


As TfL figures show an increase in sales at Tube ticket offices, we wonder why the plan to cut 953 jobs, and close them all down?

Click read more to see the full size graphic.

Advice For Drivers As ANP Is Removed


Despite agreements reached with London Underground and your union just over a year ago at Directors level regarding the implementation of Auto Not Permitted (ANP) while P-Way staff or trespassers were on the track, LU have decided to remove this facility without meaningful consultation with your union and without the participation of local safety representatives in the workplace risk assessments around this.

Leytonstone Ticket Office Petition


Central East branch have set up a petition to defend Leytonstone tube station ticket office. You can download it below and return in the post , or contact us here with the following detail:



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RMT Enters Dispute Jointly With ASLEF Following Driverless Train Staff Bulletin


This General Grades Committee is outraged at London Underground’s ‘employee bulletin’, dated 19 February 2014, announcing the imminent commissioning of driverless/cabless trains for the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City Lines.

Ticket Office Use Increases As Boris Plans To Shut Them All


New figures obtained by the Labour Group on the GLA and released today show a net increase in total transactions at tube ticket offices from 7.418 million in 2012 to 7.577 million in 2013 – making a nonsense of claims that the booking offices are in decline and some sort of relic from the past.

The latest figures come hot on the tail of other research which has exposed the fact that David Cameron’s claim in Parliament that “only 3% of transactions now involve ticket offices” is totally misleading and disingenuous .

MATS Newsletter - Every Job Matters


Admin Update
After the ACAS talks we told management to end their workshops with Admin if they wanted the consultation to continue as this undermined the talks and was denying Admin proper consultation with the involvement of their unions, management agreed and the workshops ended.

New LUL Sickness Reporting Procedure To Improve Confidentiality


Handling confidential personal information in line with the Data Protection Act:

  1. Train operators should telephone the booking-on point on the first day / shift of sickness where possible (reference to 2.1 of LUL AAW Procedure).
  2. The train operator will state that they are reporting sick and, if possible, give an approximate timescale for resumption of duty.
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