RMT Upfront - Night Tube dispute update

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, produced by RMT activists. Please download and distribute it in your train crew accomodation.

In this edition:

  • RMT BREAKTHROUGH IN NIGHT TUBE TALKS
  • Jobs
  • Progress to be tracked; dispute is not settled
  • Congratulations to the members
  • Decision to suspend
  • General Secretaries' update

 

 

TUBE UNION RMT said today that it has suspended strike action by drivers

TUBE UNION RMT said today that it has suspended strike action by drivers scheduled for next week in the Night Tube dispute after further progress in ACAS talks today.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"Following further progress in ACAS talks today our Executive has decided that there are sufficient grounds to suspend next week's tube strike action.

"We remain in dispute and will be engaging in further discussions with a view to reaching a settlement.

Night Tube strike suspended

To: ALL RMT TRAIN OPERATOR AND INSTRUCTOR OPERATOR MEMBERS

20 August 2021

STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED

Dear colleague

ABOLITION OF NIGHT TUBE TRAIN OPERATOR GRADE - LONDON UNDERGROUND

Negotiations have taken place throughout this week at conciliation service Acas. Following today's session of talks, the company set out its latest position, which can be summarised as follows:

A commitment to undertake work on the feasibility of an opt out system for night tube duties

RMT responds to damning climate report

TRANSPORT Union RMT today responded to a stark and damning report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calling on the Government to wake up to the reality we are now living in and to take urgent and stringent action in the fight against climate change with a historic investment in public transport.

That urgent action is required in order to make rapid cuts to UK emissions and show the world that, as hosts of the vital COP26 climate talks, we can lead the way in the fight against catastrophic climate breakdown.

Conference on Injustice

Dear Colleague,

CONFERENCE ON “INJUSTICE” - 5th AUGUST 2021, 6PM

Following a resolution from the Black and Ethnic Minority Members' Conference, the union has organised an on-line conference on the theme of “Injustice” pulling together a number of black activist groups who tackle elements of racial injustice happening across society. The groups confirmed so far to speak include:

Justice4Grenfell

JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association)

United Friends and Families

Stop Our Kids Being Killed On Our Streets

Reparations