Campaigning for better pay

Alstom Train Maintenance Workers At Stratford Market Depot To Take Strike Action Following 100% Yes Vote

Strike action has been cancelled. Update here

circular logoAlstom members at Stratford Market Depot voted one hundred per cent in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in order to attain pay harmonisation with Alstom emplyeees at other locations on LU.

The first 24 Hour Strike will now take place between 19.29 Hours on Wednesday 27th January and 19.28 hours on Thursday 28th January 2010. Until further notice strike action will continue from Sunday evening until Monday morning.

Read the full story to see the official RMT circular

Inflation Rates circular, January 2010

The December rates of RPI and CPI were published by the Office for National Statistics on the 19th January 2010. The next publication date is the 16th February 2010.

December 2009 retail prices index rate is 2.4%.This is up from 0.3% in November. The last time there was an increase in the annual inflation rate greater than 2.1 per cent was between June and July 1979, when the rate increased from 11.4 per cent to 15.6 per cent.

This record increase is due to a number of exceptional events that took place in December 2008:

London Overground staff: Have Your Say on Pay

Concerning the next pay deal … As you are aware, negotiations are due to start in the new year. RMT would like to hear your views and ideas on the pay deal, so please let your local rep know your feelings about what the final outcome should be.

For example, do you want a one-year deal, or two? On stations, would you be willing to work until later times for a bigger pay rise?

We think your views count.

LUL Pay & Conditions 2009 - Deal Accepted

(Updated with Ballot Results)

RMT General Grades Committee have decided to accept the LUL pay offer.

General Secretary, Bob Crow says "After giving careful consideration to the situation, the General Grades Committee has decided to accept the most recent offer in respect of the 2009 and 2010 pay increases and the associated improvements to conditions of service. This was a 1.5% increase from 1 April 2009 for one year and RPI + 0.5% or 0.5% whichever is the greater for year two."

Meeting for all London Underground staff: Be Part of RMT's Fight for Secure Jobs and Decent Pay!

Venue: Indian YMCA, Fitzroy Square, nearest station: Warren Street - map here.

  • hear the industrial action ballot result
  • plan for effective action
  • hear details of London Underground’s assault on jobs
  • ask questions
  • join the discussion

Show your support for RMT’s fight for jobs, pay and justice!

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a notice advertising this meeting. Please distribute this widely at work.

Admin Grade Review

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download this as a leaflet. Read the text below.

A joint statement was presented to Company Council on December 8th 2009 in which it was decided to shelve the AGR.

At the end of the day the RMT are not about doing the best deal for the company, we are about getting the best in pay, benefits and conditions for our members.

TfL Joint Unions Pay Bulletin

bulletinThis bulletin has been issued jointly by RMT and the other five recognised unions in TfL. Click '1 attachment / file name to download it. Read the text below.

Get The Facts Right!

Warning! Don’t believe everything you hear from TfL. Managers have been telling staff that they will not receive the 75% Reimbursement after April 1st 2010 if they don’t sign the pay award acceptance form. This is untrue. Reimbursement will continue for the full length of your current season ticket, even if it expires after April 1st 2010. Maybe this was meant as an early April Fool, but it’s more likely yet another mistake from management that don’t seem to have a clue what they’re doing.

London Underground industrial action ballot: Vote YES and YES!

RMT is sending members on London Underground (including Metronet) a ballot paper for industrial action to achieve a better pay deal. Your union urges you to vote YES to strikes and YES to action short of strikes.

Voting YES to both will enable the union to use a variety of tactics - such as overtime bans or work-to-rule as well as strikes - to win a better deal than the pay-cutting ‘offer’ from management.

Latest Inflation Figures Underline Case for Action on Pay

Inflation is rising again, and the latest figures show:

  • an all-time record increase in the price of second-hand cars (annual rate of increase 13.2%!)
  • furniture and household goods up 3.3%
  • communication up 2.6%, mainly due to landline phone bills increasing
  • food and non-alcoholic drink up 2.2%, with significant increases in the prices of meat, bread, cereals and vegetables.

RMT Begins Ballot In Four Separate TfL Disputes

Today RMT began balloting four separate groups of members for industrial action in four separate localised trade disputes:

  • EDF Energy Powerlink
  • LU Hammersmith and City Depot Drivers
  • Straford Market Depot - Alstom Metro Trains
  • LUL Willesden Green Group

RMT has also today served notice on London Underground for a ballot of staff over pay and conditions with the ballot closing on Monday 21st December.