What the Regional Council is doing to improve RMT organisation on London Transport, to recruit, retain and involve members

Resolution to September Regional Council meeting: Eastern European migrant workers

Proposed by the Regional Council Executive Committee

We note that from 1 January 2014, restrictions will be lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian citizens coming to the UK to live and work. Those people who do so are likely to find themselves in the lowest-paid, most insecure jobs. Many of these jobs will be in London Transport, for example in contracted-out cleaning, catering and engineering functions.

Video- RMT young members Action for Rail Event- Dover

Prior to the young members organised fundraiser social for the Brian Munro Cancer Fighting Fund on the 12th of August 2013 RMT young members went down to Dover Rail station to leaflet the public about Action for Rail:

Campaigning for-
-Lower fares
-Public ownership of the railways
-Ending the expensive leasing of trains

It was kick started by executive member Mike Sargent the video of his address to RMT young members can be found here:

London Cycle Hire Members Organise

The RMT have over one hundred members working for the London Cycle Hire Scheme; better known as 'Boris Bikes.'

This image from a recent meeting shows a well organised workforce who are demanding to be treated with respect and are strong enough to take management on if necesary.

For more stories on this site relating to Cycle Hire Scheme workers click here.

'Stand Back' delivering a powerful message another way

We are constantly looking for new ways to communicate our message to other workers, members and the public.

A branch of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) who represent transport workers in New York City have created a unique rap video urging passengers to stand back.

Check it out:

j33 April 2013 Newsletter. Support Us! Strenghten Yourselves!

Attached is the latest newsletter giving background information on the treatment of the 33, of how LU are ripping up agreements and why all grades on London Underground should be balloted and vote yes.

The J33 are available to visit branches and workplaces to answer any questions you may have. Don't let them divide us.

Please forward, circulate and display on noticeboards.

Join the demo on Monday 15th April. Details in newsletter.

Revenue & Station Grades Meeting 28th Of March 2013


As many know, London Underground is in the process of engineering another jobs attack. The RMT is taking a proactive stance in preparations for the changes, and part of this is to renew solidarity amongst all grades. Now more than ever it is vital that we reinvigorate our members and show an energised union presence in the workplace.

A major opportunity to do this is at our monthly Station Staff Recruitment and Retention day. I write you to request that you would send some representatives from your group and branch to our next Station Staff Recruitment and Retention day.

RMT To Protest Outside Russian Embassy Over Violation Of LGBT Rights

On Tuesday 20th November 2012, RMT activists plan to stage a demonstration outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation, in protest at the violation of the rights of LGBT Russians.
We will meet-up at Notting Hill Gate Tube Station at 2:30pm and walk together to the Russian Embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens where we will stage our demo and deliver the RMT protest letter below.

To The Embassy of The Russian Federation