RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

Tube pension update

Dear Colleague,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

I refer to my previous email of 24th June 2024, as previously reported due to our members resolve to fight to protect their past and future final salary pension rights, management and Government decided to delay their proposal to begin a consultation period in respect of any proposed reform the TfL Pension Fund no later than 1st July 2024.

RMT action sees pension consultation 'attack' plans ditched for a further 2 years

Dear Colleague,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

I refer to my previous email of 26th July 2023, as previously reported due to our members resolve to fight to protect their past and future final salary pension rights, management and Government decided to delay their proposal to begin a consultation period in respect of any proposed to reform the TfL Pension Fund no later than 1st July 2024.

Detrainment reballot commencing soon

19th June 2024

Dear Colleague,

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND

All Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Bakerloo Line, District Line, Central Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Jubilee Line and Victoria Line have been taking action to physically check their train before detraining. Now due to the anti-trade union laws, this ballot mandate will expire and it is necessary to ballot members again for this action to continue.

I have produced a leaflet here and would ask you to circulate the leaflet as widely as possible.

New Tory threat to jobs and conditions and RMT statement on General Election

strike flag

Dear Colleague

New Tory threat to jobs and conditions and RMT statement on General Election.

Today the Conservative Party have published their General Election manifesto with the promise of even more attacks on the jobs, pay and conditions of transport workers.

In their manifesto the Tories show which side they are on. They describe the terms and conditions of rail workers as “unaffordable…unfair and unjustifiable.”

Urgent meeting called to discuss Cockfosters concerns

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, COCKFOSTERS & ARNOS GROVE DEPOTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

A resolution was recently received from our Finsbury Park Branch and a report was received from the Lead Officer regarding a range of issues affecting Train Operator members at Cockfosters and Arnos Grove Traincrew Depots. The issues raised include the following:

· Breaches of the Attendance at Work Policy and particularly the application of section 5.2 on a number of levels, causing members stress and anxiety and concerns over their job security.

Strike announced to defend unfairly sacked member

22nd of May, 2024

DISMISSAL,  - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/123/24, 19th April 2024), all RMT members at Oxford Circus Area are congratulated for standing firm together against injustice during the strike action from 3rd to 4th May. Gerald's appeal hearing has now taken place but regrettably, LUL upheld the decision to dismiss him rather than taking action to rightly resolve this dispute.

Jobs, Pensions and Agreements dispute: RMT members smash Tory anti-union ballot thresholds once again

Dear Colleagues,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my previous Circular (IR/108/24, 3rd April 2024), the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:      9782

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                         5285  

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:               5112

Vote YES to guarantee job security, to fight detrimental changes to agreements and to demand no changes to your pension

11th April 2024

DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE

MAKE SURE YOU RETURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER

VOTE 'YES' TO BOTH QUESTIONS

Dear RMT Member,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

You should now have received and returned your ballot paper for the above. It is vital that we achieve the highest possible turnout and the highest possible vote saying YES for action to continue our fight to guarantee job security, to fight detrimental changes to our agreements and to demand that no changes are made to your pensions.

Trains Modernisation Update

5th April 2024

TO ALL RMT LUL TRAIN OPERATORS

 

Dear RMT Member,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

The Union has now received correspondence from LUL in response to a dispute resolution meeting with LUL Directors, that took place on 28th March. The letter covers several important issues:

 

Trains Modernisation

Pension dispute update: vote yes yes

Dear Colleagues,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/072/24, 1st March 2024), the anti-trade union laws mean each ballot mandate only lasts for 6 months so another ballot is now due to keep our action live. Ballot papers were posted on Thursday 28th March so should be arriving in the post this week. The ballot closes on Thursday 25th April.

Our demands in this dispute remain consistent and LUL could resolve it by giving us three simple assurances: