Bakerloo branch passes motion on union response to coronavirus crisis

The following motion has been passed by Bakerloo branch.
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Our Union is an Essential Service: Step Up, Don't Stand Down!

During the Covid-19 crisis, workers need strong unions more than ever. Many employers are placing workers in danger, with unsafe working practices and refusing to pay wages to people who stay away from work under government guidance. Workforces need collective action, workers need reps, reps need union support.

RMT secures new deal for Boxing Day

download the attached poster. You could also print and distribute it in your depot.

Most drivers will be aware of the Boxing Day “agreement” that was hastily signed off by Aslef about 9 years ago. It was a very unsatisfactory deal because the bonus of £350 wasn’t index linked and has consequently gone down in value every year.

RMT News: special coronavirus bulletin 1

This is an emergency on line edition of RMT News that we have produced to bring together the various strands of work that the union has been involved in since the Covid 19 crisis took hold.

Since this emergency broke the overriding priority of your union has been to protect the health, safety and livelihoods of our members in every industry and sector where we organise.

Coronavirus: Stations FAQ

An FAQ has been put together to answer some on the common questions members have in relation to the coronavirus crisis. This will be updated regularly. If you cannot find an answer here, please get in touch with your local rep, attend your branch meeting or send the website team a message here.

 

Bakerloo News April 2020

Bakerloo News is produced by RMT activists for workers on the Bakerloo Line.

In this edition:

- Coronavirus pandemic
- Fight for safer workplaces
- Reinstate Ezra Christian!
- SRT Update
- REINSTATE RACQUEL DWYER
- Update for cleaners
- Update for Bakerloo trains
- Update for Centre Group stations

Please download this newsletter to read it, and consider printing it out for distribution in your Bakerloo Line station or depot.

RMT Trains' Safety Council Update, 2nd of April 2020

Yesterday the RMT THSC took part in the third in a series of conference calls with LU to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and measures that were being put in place to reduce risk to all parties. 
 
LU confirmed that tube usage had remained at 94% down on normal levels but accepted that there continues to be areas which experience short term heavy loading. Their view is that changes to timetables will resolve this concern. 
 

Tier 2 News: April 2020

Tier 2 News is a health and safety Newsletter for stations.

In his bulletin:

- Locking and unlocking unstaffed stations
- Dealing with passengers ill on trains

Please download the attached bulletin to learn more. You can also print and distribute it on your station.

ABM cleaners: your work is highly valued and the RMT has your back

To all ABM Cleaner Members

Dear Colleagues

I am sure that I don’t need to point out the difficulties we are all facing at this extraordinary time. But like many key workers, the efforts you are making are highly valued by the whole community of London.

At the same time your Union RMT and its ABM representatives are going flat out to continue looking after you interests. Should you need to contact one of them, their names and numbers now follow: