Briefings and advice

Advice from RMT to members and/or reps

Every Job Matters: Job Cuts Figures by Proposed Cover Groups

Please see the download showing the number of jobs to be cut under LU's proposals.

The figures are complied by cover area. These are the areas over which cover is organised in the new proposed model. The areas included in each cover area are shown.

Local reps should study these figures and communicate them to all members.

RMT Stations Functional Council Rep.

RMT Tube Train Driver's Charter

This is the RMT’s charter for London Underground train drivers. It lists our key demands and ‘lines in the sand’ – issues which we see as crucial to achieve or defend for those members working in the grade of train driver. Several of these issues are also essential for other London Underground grades and transport workers in all industries.

Key Points From London Underground Cuts Plan Document

London Underground have circulated a document amongst staff telling them the cuts and changes to jobs that they want to make. These extracts are taken from the document which you can download below.

Bits in italics have been rewritten:

The Proposals
Government has told us that we need to make a bigger contribution to the investment needed to continue to improve our network,

we’re proposing to make some fundamental changes in line with our vision for the Tube.

Service Control - Protect Your Job

The text in this article is taken from the poster attached below. Please distribute it in your workplace


London Underground have taken unfair action against service control instructors and are pursuing this further to help cut staffing number.

Stop. Do not:

  • do not let your trainee touch anything without consenting to it first. Every button!
  • if you need a pnr (personal needs relief) you must shut the desk or cabin!!
  • do not have a trainee if you feel the risks are too great of losing your job

London Fire Brigade To Take Further Industrial Action

This action has now been suspended


Your RMT Train’s Health and Safety Council have today, Thursday 17th, met with LU to discuss the upcoming industrial action by the London Fire Brigade and the impact that this will have on us as drivers.

This action is scheduled to commence at 18.00hrs on Saturday the 19th and end at 23.00hrs later that evening.

Briefing: Anti-Union Laws

Anti-union lawsThis briefing itemises anti-trade-union legislation since 1980. It then looks further back into history, and examines some of the key issues in Britain's anti-union laws.

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download this as a document; click 'read more' to read the text below.

RMT London Underground Bulletin - Sack The Agency Not The Workers

RMT has produced a newsletter on agency working, describing the numerous issues with being employed by an agency, why that suits the bosses, and how it risks the jobs of workers on permanent contracts.

In this newsletter:

  • Sack the agencies - not the workers
  • The harsh facts about agencies
  • Justice for the Trainpeople 33
  • Bring All Agency Trackworkers Into Permanent Direct Lu In-house Employment!
  • Halting the spread of agency work

Updated Advice on Rainbow from Stations & Revenue Functional Reps

See the attached updated advice for dealing with Rainbow sickness processes.

Feb 2013-02-28

Update on Rainbow Sickness Process from Stations Functional Council Reps (SFC).

This update is overdue but we have been waiting for an agreed set of minutes from the last APC (Attendance, Performance & Conduct) meeting with management. The minutes are still in dispute but as the next meeting is not now scheduled until April and we are now getting more reports of the process kicking off again we are issuing this update to previous advice.