Vital we defend final salary defined benefit TFL Pension Fund

Dear Colleagues,

TFL PENSION FUND - INDEPENDENT REVIEW

Further to my email of 15th July 2021, the RMT has today received the Terms of Reference document from Transport for London setting out how they intend to process and conduct the review into the Transport for London Pension Fund. Your National Executive Committee will consider this matter and I will update you accordingly.

Strike action over London Underground plans to abolish Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade goes ahead next month

Strike action over London Underground plans to abolish Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade goes ahead next month as company ‎block progress in ACAS talks

TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action across the network over plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade will go ahead next month after the company refused ‎to make any serious progress in ACAS talks this week.

Following a solid vote for action late last month and subsequent talks that failed to resolve this issue RMT has instructed members as follows;

Self-isolation exemption: All workers have the right to work in a safe system and environment

Dear Colleague,

EMERGENCY EXEMPTION FOR COVID-19

Following the publication of material by Network Rail* and the Department for Transport on emergency exemptions from self-isolation for certain critical transport workers, your National Executive Committee resolved as follows at its meeting on 22nd July 2021:

That we note the material on file from Network Rail and the Department for Transport on Emergency Exemptions from self-isolation for certain critical transport workers.

RMT Upfront: ACAS Update

Upfront is the London Underground train drivers' newsletter from the RMT. In this edition we respond to some of management's misleading claims over our 'abolition of Night Tube grade' dispute, and also there's is an ACAS update which follows the latest meeting which was on the 21st of July.

Please download the attached newsletter to read it. You can also print and display it in your depot.

RMT on staff isolation exemptions

22/07/21

Specialist transport union RMT on staff isolation exemptions

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:

“RMT will give consideration to proposals from companies on critical workers exemptions but nobody should be under any illusions about how fraught with difficulty and potential danger any system will be to operate in practice.

Update on ‘workplace isolation exemption scheme’

covid-19 charter

Dear member,

Senior RMT Safety reps and the Regional Organiser this afternoon attended an ad-hoc Safety Forum to discuss LU’s intention to implement the ‘workplace isolation exemption scheme’ that The Government are now keen to roll out to key industries; TfL being one of those organisations.

TfL are obviously keen to utilise this scheme given the staffing problems occurring in various Controls Rooms due to staff self-isolating.

So how would it work?

Upfront Newsletter July 2021 Strike Special

  • Please download the attached newsletter and display it in your depot.

15/07/21

The RMT has announced strike dates in our dispute over the abolition of the Night Tube grade. RMT demanded LUL pause their attack on our members jobs and work life balance but it has unfortunately fallen on deaf ears.

A packed meeting of driver reps and members agreed that the only option now is to name industrial action to bring LU management to their senses.