Defending and improving conditions

Campaigning for better working conditions

Trains Functional Council Update, April 2020

Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Trains Functional Council Update, 14th of April 2019

  • Please display the attached poster in your train crew accommodation and share online amongst our 1700 tube train driver members.

Mileage guidance – the new LUL document on claiming car mileage payments was discussed. Staff side submitted a joint document asking for various changes, the main one being removing the £20 cap for drivers who have National Rail season tickets. Management will consider our proposals and respond.

Branch resolution calls for maximum of four day week for all operational staff to reduce exposure to Coronavirus

Jubilee South branch has unanimously passed a motion during calling for "London Underground ...to put all full timers onto at maximum a four-day week, for as long as the lock down continues, with further reductions in hours made wherever possible as well." The resolution also states that "there should also be similar meaningful reduction in hours for those on part time contracts."

Station Functional Council News: local arrangements to revise staff deployment

  • Please download the attached newsletter to read it. You can also print it out to distribute and display in your station.

RMT pressure, at both workplace and Functional level, has resulted in an agreement that all areas must implement local arrangements to revise staff deployment and shift allocation on the basis of emergency BNSs and the reduced service. 

RMT secures new deal for Boxing Day

download the attached poster. You could also print and distribute it in your depot.

Most drivers will be aware of the Boxing Day “agreement” that was hastily signed off by Aslef about 9 years ago. It was a very unsatisfactory deal because the bonus of £350 wasn’t index linked and has consequently gone down in value every year.

Tube staff to be balloted in fight for improved pay offer

strike flag

RMT moves to ballot all tube staff over failure of London Underground to come up with acceptable pay offer.

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today this it is moving to an urgent ballot of 10,000 staff across London Underground for both strike action and action short of a strike after more than a year of negotiations have failed to produce an offer on pay that meets the very reasonable demands of the workforce.