Coronavirus

Read the latest information from the RMT about our response and organising during the Coronavirus crisis.

RMT Upfront June 2021

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for train drivers on London Underground, from RMT train driver activists.

This edition focusses on two upcoming ballots in our grade, one to defend rep Gary Carney and the other to fight back against London Underground bosses threat to increase weekend and night working for train drivers.

- Please download the attached newsletter and distribute in your train crew accomodation.

RMT says guarantee TfL long term funding

 

It was annunced today that the government and the Mayor of London have agreed to extend the current Transport for London (TfL) funding deal. The deal, due to expire on 18 May 2021 will be extended by just ten days.

Respondong to the announcement General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"A high quality London transport network is essential for cutting pollution and rebuilding our wider economy and this continued uncertainty and reliance on short term fixes will simply hold back our economic recovery causing lasting damage.

RMT Upfront April 2021: make NT drivers full time

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Shortly after the Covid crisis started the RMT recognised that some changes to working practices would be inevitable.

The national union made it clear to the Government, London Underground and the train operating companies that although we would work with them, any variation to agreements would need to be time-limited to the period of the pandemic.

London Transport Region - RMT mass meeting

23rd April 2021

Dear colleagues

London Transport Region - RMT mass meeting, Monday 26th April at 5pm

With reference to the above, a meeting will be taking place via Zoom. The meeting will be covering:

  • No Job losses
  • Defend the TfL pension
  • No deterioration in conditions

You've helped keep the tube moving throughout the Covid pandemic and the Union believes you should not accept your job, terms or pension being sacrificed to pay for the economic costs of Covid.

Speakers to include:

Information for shielding CEV workers

  • Please download the attached leaflet to get all the latest information and advice from your union, RMT.

Following the companies recent response to RMT reps raising concerns about CEV and CV staff returning to the workplace, your regional organiser has written to the company making it clear that we reject their position and believe it is unsafe.

Covid: RMT calls for protection for transport workers

As vaccine programme hits initial targets RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers

With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups risking the highest levels of occupational exposure, and who are also pivotal to the route map out of the current lockdown, are properly protected. 

General Secretary Mick Cash said;