Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

Newsletter: RMT News May 2022

RMT News is the newsletter for station workers on London Underground.

Download it to read the latest news and print and distribute in your station.

In this edition:

  • Station staff ready for action in June!
  • Stations strike and overtime ban
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  • Euston and green park members stand against toxic management
  • Join the credit union!

TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

The TUC's Disabled Members' Committee has made this statement:

Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with decent standards of training, pay, conditions and security of employment.

P&O protest at parent company HO

RMT will protest outside the London headquarters of P&O’s parent company DP World tomorrow, 18 March, at 16:00. 

The protest follows P&O’s summary dismissal of 800 workers and forms part of a national day of action that will also see protests in Hull, Dover, and Liverpool. 

DP World is a multibillion pound multinational which has seen huge increases in its revenue. It made $1.3 billion profit in 2021, up 19% on the previous year.

Join us at 16 Palace Street, SW1E 5JQ to demand reinstatement for the P&O workers.

Solidarity with P&O workers

Urgent demonstrations on 18th March against - mass sackings on P&O

The UK has today seen one of the most vicious examples of despotic employer behaviour and one of the most shameful episodes in its recent industrial history.

800 workers were sacked immediately, with no notice so they can be replaced by cheaper labour.

There are reports of the use of security guards boarding ships with handcuffs to remove crew so they can be replaced.

RMT Upfront: Strike Suspended

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for LU train drivers, produced by RMT activists.

This edition focusses on the reasons for the Night Tube dispute being suspended and the progress the RMT has made.

Please print it out and distribute it in your depot.

Newsletter: conditions, framework agreements and pensions under attack

  • Please download the attached Newsletter to read. You can also distribute in your London Underground workplace.

LU quietly announced last week that our terms and conditions, framework agreements and pensions are under scrutiny: On 22 July, at an all union meeting LU management made clear they have entirely accepted the Tories’ terms - that tube workers, and not the government must make up for the massive budget deficit caused by the pandemic.

Upfront Newsletter July 2021 Strike Special

  • Please download the attached newsletter and display it in your depot.

15/07/21

The RMT has announced strike dates in our dispute over the abolition of the Night Tube grade. RMT demanded LUL pause their attack on our members jobs and work life balance but it has unfortunately fallen on deaf ears.

A packed meeting of driver reps and members agreed that the only option now is to name industrial action to bring LU management to their senses.

Staff Our Stations meeting

Staff our Stations - RMT Regional Campaign Meetings - Register Now!

To: All RMT Station Grades members in rail, London Underground and metro

Dear Colleague,

Your Union has long campaigned against attempts by Government and train companies to cut station staffing, close ticket offices and casualise the workforce under the Staff our Stations campaign. Whilst the threats to station grades, of course, pre-date Covid-19, it is clear that Government and companies are attempting to use the pandemic to attack station grades jobs, pay and conditions.