Blogs

When off sick here’s our advice: don’t call me I’ll call you!

 

An agreement from SFC dated 2005

Whilst LUL managers may deny these agreements there’s no doubt they exist.

They just don’t like sharing.

The SFC 2019 have, at the request of our reps, re-issued the following advice.

It’s important we make them stick to agreements made with the RMT

STAND UP TO RACISM - March 16 Central London

 

Anti Racism demo Saturday 16 March 2019

Demos need people and we need RMT members to turn up in numbers.

Racism and the far right exist only when we let them.

March 16 is our chance to show we will not tolerate fascist and racist agendas set by anti worker groups.

The working class will as they always have stand firm against the right wing.

 

Please join us on our demo and share this widely with your family, friends and work colleagues.

 

Sharma Jugroop - Attacked and beaten by 20 youths - sacked by London Underground

.Sharma Jugroop - Attacked and beaten by 20 youths - sacked by London Underground.
 
Sharma Jugroop was a CSS on the east end of the central line who was racially abused and physically attacked by a gang of up to 20 youths in April 2017.
He was hospitalised as a result.
 

Report: RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee, 28 January 2019

Equal Rights Sub-committee Report

We welcomed Lee Rundle (National Executive member for the South West region) to the meeting. Lee told us about his experiences as a dyslexic member, as well as reporting on the National Executive's decisions on our resolutions from our meeting in November, which were:

Draft Plan of Activities: RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee

This plan was agreed unanimously by the Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee meeting, 28 January 2019, and will be considered by the union's National Executive in March.

 

‘Know Your Rights’ Campaign

We would like to run a campaign to advise disabled transport workers of their rights. This will encourage recruitment and active involvement in the union, and would include:

Tube bosses plan to close all Revenue Control line offices

RMT revenue reps are to discuss all options including possible industrial action over LULs appalling decision to close all Line Revenue Offices.

The proposal is that all RCIs will be based at Baker Street in the current revenue control office. This includes all locker, shower and PC access only being available at Baker Street, an office that barely suits 40 odd people there now.

With nearly 140 RCIs being planned to move there , it’s a case of treating RCIs like sardines. It also means journey times of up to an hour to access mess facility’s and lockers.

Blog: Staff Our Stations

It has been a month since the station grades conference and the launch of “Staff our Stations”. The launch of this initiative has a truly national feel with national implications that will affect people up and down the land. This is also an initiative that has gathered momentum locally. TFL have already requested a FOI (Freedom of Information) to the gather the statistics on the amount of time that stations are left derelict of staff and this equates to approx 5 hours each day for every day of the year.

Blog: Bakerloo Line branch of the RMT calls for radical socialist policies to confront climate change

The Bakerloo Line branch of the RMT has called for radical socialist policies to confront climate change. The branch discussed the issue in the context of a growing movement of direct-action activity around climate change, including some in and around London Underground workplaces, and passed a resolution. We publish the text of the resolution below, as part of ongoing efforts to build dialogue and solidarity between trade unions and the radical climate movement.