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Sadiq Khan has power to reverse atrocious decision to keep tube cleaners under control of greedy multinational contractors

RMT calls on Sadiq Khan to end privatisation on London Underground following controversial announcement

The union reacted with fury to the announcement this week, by TfL Commissioner Andy Byford that outsourcing contractor ABM will continue to employ tube cleaners, leaving hundreds of RMT members in the hands of a private company.

RMT called on the Mayor of London to overturn the decision or potentially face another strike on the tube.

RMT calls strike action on Jubilee Line



Dear Colleague


Following the Company's announcement to reintroduce Night Tube on the Jubilee Line later this month, your RMT Lead Officer has consulted your Reps and the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call strike action against this service as our dispute remains unresolved.

RMT seeks confirmation as deputy mayor says drivers will not have to work Night Tube

Ahead of further strike action, RMT seeks urgent clarification on Deputy Mayor’s claim that “It is not the case that drivers will have to work a night shift”

TUBE UNION RMT has today written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan seeking urgent clarification of comments made by Deputy Mayor Seb Dance on Monday in which he clearly stated that “It is not the case that drivers will have to work a night shift” and that “where a [Night Tube] driver wants to swap a night shift for a day shift that will be possible”.

RMT writes to London Mayor over incorrect statements

RMT writes to Mayor about ‘incorrect and incendiary statements’ on Night Tube dispute.

TUBE UNION RMT has written to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, today to express the union’s deep disappointment at ‘incorrect statements’ he made on Twitter this morning that are a total misrepresentation of the facts around the Night Tube dispute. ‎The union has warned that deliberately distorting the truth has an incendiary effect when the Mayor should be putting pressure on tube bosses to get back round the table with RMT officials for serious talks.

Video: Night Tube dispute ACAS update

I and TFC reps attended ACAS today regarding the Night Tube dispute. It was confirmed that rosters currently produced and rejected by local reps on the Central and Victoria Lines were going to be those used when Night Tube returns which although still unconfirmed could be imminent. RMT reiterated the terms of the dispute which are 1. NT should be voluntary 2. There should be no increase in weekend working. 3. Shift patterns should not destroy our members' work life balance. 4. Over 200 Part Time positions should not be abolished.

RMT Upfront October 2021

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, from the RMT. This edition looks at why overtime is, in the long term, of more benefit to the bosses than to us as a grade.


Please download, print and distribute it in your train crew accomodation.

Engie - implementation of new contracts


I write to update members on the developments relating to the proposed implementation of new contracts of employment for members who had previously been self-employed and working for Engie.

With the introduction of the different parts of the IR35 legislation the vast majority of those who had been self-employed have been taken onto Engie's payroll.

RMT Upfront: Strike Suspended

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for LU train drivers, produced by RMT activists.

This edition focusses on the reasons for the Night Tube dispute being suspended and the progress the RMT has made.

Please print it out and distribute it in your depot.

Newsletter: conditions, framework agreements and pensions under attack

  • Please download the attached Newsletter to read. You can also distribute in your London Underground workplace.

LU quietly announced last week that our terms and conditions, framework agreements and pensions are under scrutiny: On 22 July, at an all union meeting LU management made clear they have entirely accepted the Tories’ terms - that tube workers, and not the government must make up for the massive budget deficit caused by the pandemic.

Upfront Newsletter July 2021 Strike Special

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


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.