Health and safety

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RMT have not agreed new CSA2 document

Dear all Stations and Revenue Staff,

This afternoon, Friday 9th of March, a communication has been sent out on the intranet titled “explaining the CSA2 role.“

RMT and TSSA members of the Station's Safety Council have been negotiating this document for many months now.

The document sent out today is COMPLETELY unagreed whatsoever with either trade union. Furthermore we where not even shown a copy of prior to it being published.

RMT Upfront February 2018

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers written by RMT drivers.

In this edition:

  • Central line safety issues rumble on
  • Code red in the depot
  • Noise and rough rides worsen
  • Night Tube policing
  • 4g in tunnels

Please download, print and distribute n your workplace or share this article on line.



RMT Executive responds to Finsbury Park branch Night Tube motion


We note the resolution from our Finsbury Park Branch regarding the unsatisfactory treatment of our members, the failure of the company to adhere to their agreements and the resulting call for a ballot for industrial action, and refer this matter into our Southern Sub Committee for examination and report.

Relevant Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

RMT Upfront late December 2017

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground drivers, from the RMT.  In this edition, which focuses on health and safety issues:

  • Improvements must be made to driver safety
  • Detrainment staff 
  • Formal investigation into Parson’s Green bomb begins
  • Changes to CDP
  • Train Prep changes

Please distriubute the newsletter in your depot, or share it online with your colleagues.

Changes to CDP

Your Health & Safety commitee reps have recently attended a meeting with Learning and development with regard to changes to the Continuous Development Program. We were initially concerned that management were going to try to cut / water it down. This appears not to be on the cards at the moment. Although we still have issues with a number of lines only getting the 4 day rather than the 5 day to complete this vital refresher training.

ISS KAD DLR strike ballot called after company disregards union's serious concerns

We note the report from the Lead Officer and correspondence from our Docklands Light Railway Branch; and that despite the union declaring a dispute back on the 4th October 2017, undertakings and promises made in talks by the company and prompts from our DLR Branch; that the company is disregarding our serious concerns and security issues.

This breakdown in industrial relations recklessly embarked on by the company is matched and exceeded by our members resolve to have their concerns addressed to their complete satisfaction.

Kings Cross fire 30th anniversary

RMT's Mick Cash on eve of Thirtieth anniversary of Kings Cross fire.


RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT will be attending the joint commemoration event on Saturday and our thoughts will be with all of those who lost their lives or were injured in this tragic event which still resonates throughout the transport injury thirty years on.

Improving RMT policy on mental health

Dear Colleague


AGM Item 11 called on the union to establish a campaign to deal with increasing mental health difficulties and pressures that workplaces put on our members through continuation of our mental health awareness training, by drawing up model mental health at work policies, and by providing support for workers who experience assault or trauma at work.

Night Tube driver assaulted by group of men in supposedly secure depot

A Night Tube Driver was seriously assaulted at Stanmore at 04.30 on Sunday morning (5th November). The driver was changing ends to move the train from reception road 33 to sidings road 27. Whilst changing ends the driver was assaulted by five or six youths and had spray paint sprayed on his face.

The youths also took the drivers radio.