RMT calls on London Mayor to lead fight against cuts to green jobs

RMT calls on London Mayor to lead fight against cuts to green jobs and services as he’s appointed chair of C40 climate change group.

Responding to the The London Mayors appointment as chair of C40 the network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said

Demo: Cut carbon emissions, not public transport jobs

Dear Colleague

CUT CARBON EMISSIONS, NOT PUBLIC TRANSPORT JOBS - DEMO THURSDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

The UN climate summit COP26 is taking place in Glasgow from 31 October - 12 November. Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme ecological events such as flooding and heatwaves, both in the UK and globally. Climate change is not just an environmental problem, but it also a problem of social and economic justice and should be a key issue for workers and trade unions.

Video: Regional Organiser responds to Tube bosses 'cuts wish-list'

RMT Regional Organiser John Leach discusses London Underground's 16 page 'cuts wish-list' and the action RMT is taking to fight back.

John Leach explains in the video "You've been heroes through the pandemic, you do a fantastic job and it is absolutely wrong that now, coming out of the pandemic TfL / London Underground want to put all that in jeopardy [by making cuts]."

End fire and rehire

Dear Colleague,

End “Fire and Re-Hire” for Good

1 in 10 workers have experienced “fire and re-hire”, that is they have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse pay, terms and conditions or face the sack and now unscrupulous employers are using the Covid-19 crisis as a cover for this despicable practice.

Global day of justice for climate action

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE - NOV 6

To: All RMT members

 

Dear Colleague,

The UN climate summit COP26 is taking place in Glasgow in November. Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme ecological events such as flooding and heatwaves, both in the UK and globally. Climate change is not just an environmental problem, but it also a problem of social and economic justice and should be a key issue for workers and trade unions.

Report: TUC Disabled Workers' Committee, 14 October 2021

This was the first full meeting of the committee elected in March. It elected Dave Allan as chair (a formality as he is the disabled workers’ representative on the TUC General Council); and Annie Galpin as co-chair.

Implementing Disabled Workers’ Conference decisions

TUC staff presented proposals for carrying out the policies passed by this year’s Disabled Workers’ Conference. As this took place seven months ago, they had started some of the work already. This includes:

RMT view that the TfL Pension Fund is well funded is now confirmed

Dear Colleague,

TFL PENSION FUND - INDEPENDENT REVIEW

I refer to my previous email, 11th September 2021, as the RMT has been maintaining since the Independent Review of the TfL Pension Fund was announced it is our view, based on actuarial advice, that this final salary pension scheme is well funded and not in a position where our members benefit need to be reduced or their contributions need to increase.

RMT on Night Tube restart announcement

RMT responds to plans for limited Night Tube reopening

General Secretary Mick Lynch said:

“No one has worked harder to ensure a safe environment for women on London Underground than the RMT. While Tube bosses have axed staff and left stations routinely unstaffed, with all of the obvious risks, we have campaigned relentlessly for the front line, physical ‎presence of visible staff on stations and platforms.