Coronavirus

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

RMT condemns LU plans to ditch cash ticket sales

LONDON UNDERGROUND UNION RMT today condemned LUL plans to completely eliminate the option of using cash to purchase tickets.

The plans are an assault on the thousands of customers who only use cash, often because their financial situation means they have no access to a bank account or a contactless payment method. It will also inevitably lead to confrontations on the gateline with front line staff and revenue control inspectors.

Crucially, it will cost the company significant amounts of money, at a time where every pound is precious with lower numbers travelling.

RMT to lead fightback against transport austerity

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SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT will lead the fightback against any attempt to impose austerity cuts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a motion to the TUC today  which will be moved by senior assistant General ,Secretary Steve Hedley RMT sets out the programme for that campaigning fightback:

"Congress pays tribute to the key workers of the Coronavirus pandemic who, in protecting our lives and livelihoods risked and sadly lost their lives. 

Jubilee News September 2020

Jubilee News is written for train operators on the Jubilee Line by RMT activists.

In this edition:

- Tube review threat to train operators
- KPMG report concluded
- Night Tube Update
- Always take a rep.

Please download the attached newsletter to read it.

Ill thought through Tory plan for transport workers to test temperatures of passengers

Responding to comments made widely by Conservative MP for Westminster and Cities of London Nickie Aiken that public transport workers should be conducting temperature checks on commuters travelling into London hubs RMT Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said:

RMT demands government come clean on Tube plans

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RMT ramps up campaign to halt privatisation and driverless trains as Government coup takes over Transport for London

TUBE UNION RMT today wrote to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps demanding that the government come clean on plans to privatise London Underground as part of its takeover of Transport for London.

Yesterday, the Secretary of State announced the names of the two government appointees who will report on TfL’s finances and also set out the terms of reference for a wide-ranging review that puts it in effective control of London’s transport system.

Tory Tube review to look at privatisation and workforce 'modernisation'

RMT warns of mother of all battles against government’s plans for tube privatisation and driverless trains

TUBE UNION RMT today responded to the government terms of the review into Transport for London which say there will be a:

“review of the current operating model and whether there are any opportunities that alternative operating models could bring over the longer term, including consideration of structures and governance.”

And also,

Joint union event: TfL funding rally

- please display the attached poster in your workplace - you can join the rally on Zoom here - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85329026471?pwd=WW9DTkpQNGxZME5XUzkyNVFGYm42dz09 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive financial challenges for Transport for London. The slump in passengers numbers and suspension of fares during the height of the lockdown has sucked £600m a month from its finances, which pushed it to the brink of collapse. TfL workers should not have to pay for the coronavirus crisis!