RMT welcomes return of Metronet staff to London Underground

RMT press release, issued today

LONDON UNDERGROUND’S biggest union RMT today welcomed plans to transfer the workforce at failed public-private partnership company Metronet back to LUL.

In a letter to RMT general secretary Bob Crow, Metronet Rail chief executive Andie Harper confirmed that a consultation over the TUPE transfer will soon be underway and that he hoped the process would be completed by December.

“RMT has been pressing for this measure all along and welcomes Metronet Rail’s move as a victory for common sense,” Bob Crow said today.

“It is another small step on the road for a properly integrated transport system for London after the disastrous experiment with PPP. Next up, Tubelines’ operations should be brought back in-house.”

ends

Notes to editors: Metronet is responsible for maintenance on nine London Underground lines. It came under the control of Transport for London this May after going into administration in July 2007.

> RMT National News

Wednesday, 15th September
RMT supports MP’s call to protect public-facing staff as union reveals nearly 60% of transport workers have been subjected to workplace violence since the pandemic began.
Wednesday, 15th September
Merseyrail Safe Travel is Clean Travel – Take cleaning In-House Demonstration Saturday 18th September.
Tuesday, 14th September
RMT warns of sustained national industrial action across the transport network as bus and train giant FirstGroup awards £500m to shareholders and Government and bosses continue to attack transport jobs, pay and services.
Tuesday, 14th September
Main rail union RMT in talks over Scotrail pay dispute tomorrow as campaign for justice continues.
Monday, 13th September
OFFSHORE ENERGY UNION RMT today responded to the launch of the fourth round of publicly funded Contracts for Difference between the UK Government and offshore wind farm developers.