Dispute materials

Leaflets, posters, newsletters and other materials for use in RMT's industrial disputes

Service Control Strike Newsletter

The attached document has been updated, please display this version, not the earlier one as it has been improved.

London Underground

  • Refuse to give YOU any financial protection when they close your control room or signal cabin!
  • Will displace you to any job or grade that suits them!
  • They will send you anywhere in London to do any job!

Strike for workplace justice!

The RMT train grades committee has produced a new RMT up front. Click on the link to download it. Articles follow:

Strike for workplace justice!

The RMT has called all drivers out on strike action next week for the reinstatement of Northern Line driver Arwyn Thomas (see overleaf for details).
Arwyn was sacked because he has for 30 years represented RMT members and has loyally argued the union’s corner in the workplace.
He was sacked because LU have been found out as an aggressive anti trade union employer and are targeting reps and activists to undermine union organisation on the tube.

RMT train grades committee produces new RMT up front

The RMT train grades committee has produced the latest edtion of RMT up front focussing on the union's campaign to reinstate Arwyn Thomas. Main stories follow:


Once again, London Underground management have proved that they do not deserve our faith or trust. Following a bold programme of industrial action which shook the establishment and kept the copywriters at the Evening Substandard busy for days and caused politicians and commentators to bay for Boris’ blood, an agreement was reached which allowed us to suspend previous action.

RMT London Calling - May 2011

REINSTATE OUR REPS! At long last, Eamonn Lynch's tribunal has announced its unanimous decision: Eamonn's dismissal by LU was unfair and was because of his trade union activities. If management still refuses to reinstate both Eamonn and Arwyn, we must prepare to hit the company with strike action, starting on Monday 16th May. An injury to one is an injury to all.

For details of the strikes and other issues, click on the attachment below.

New issue of RMT up front - Eamonn Lynch secures crushing victory at employment tribunal

Click on the attachment to see the lastest edition of RMT up front, the newsletter for LU train operators. It gives a full report on the recent tribunal ruling on Eamonn Lynch's unlawful sacking.

Main story follows:

Eamonn Lynch secures crushing victory at employment tribunal

An employment tribunal has unequivocally found that Eamonn Lynch, RMT Health and Safety Representative for the Bakerloo Line, was dismissed because he was a member of a health and safety committee and because of his trade union activities.
Three times now the legal system - usually biased towards employers - has
ruled on the side of Tube workers, giving a massive boost to the union's
campaign for reinstatement of both Eamonn and Northern Line driver Arwyn

'RMT London Calling', January 2011 (second issue): Defend Trade Union Rights!

The new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter urges members to defend trade union rights against anti-union laws and dismissals of RMT reps. It also gives a detailed update about our ongoing campaign against London Underground job cuts, and advertises RMT's coach to the anti-EDL protest in Luton on Saturday 5 February.

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download it.

'RMT London Calling', January 2011: Release These Hostages!

The new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter explains that London Underground's victimisation of Eamonn Lynch, Arwyn Thomas and Peter Hartshorn is an act of hostage-taking against the union.

It also reports on the strike on Docklands Light Railway later this week, and reports in details on the up-to-date siutation with our fight against London Underground job cuts.

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download it. Click 'read more' to read the main article.

Eamonn Lynch campaign receives parliamentary support

John McDonnell MP has given Bakerloo drivers the full support of the parliamentray group in the union's campaign to reinstate Eamonn Lynch.

John said:

"The RMT Parliamentary Group fully supports the industrial action taken by RMT and Aslef drivers working on the Bakerloo Line on 17th-18th December. The disgraceful victimisation of Eamonn Lynch appears to have been escalated by Tube management during the appeals process apparently to intimidate trade union members working on the Bakerloo Line and across the Tube network.