Industrial action

When negotiations fail, RMT members take action

London Underground Fleet Maintenance Staff Announce Action Over Safety-Critical Cuts

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed this morning that following a massive vote for action London Underground fleet maintenance staff members have been instructed to work only to process instructions (vehicle maintenance instructions), not to carry out higher grade working and not to cooperate with staff movements away from home locations. This action will commence from 00.01 hours on Tuesday 26th October 2010 and will have a major impact.

Massive Vote For Action By London Underground Fleet Maintenance Staff Over Safety-Critical Cuts

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed this morning that London Underground fleet maintenance staff have voted by 88% in favour of industrial action short of a strike over safety-critical cuts that have ripped up tube maintenance schedules leaving brakes and other equipment in a lethal state of disrepair.

Support Alstom Workers' Fight Against Real-Terms Pay Cut!

An RMT member at Alstom writes ...

Alstom is a multinational engineering company that was invited to supply and then maintain trains on the London Underground Northern and Jubilee Lines under that last Tory government. They were the first private company in the underground and may be the last one. Conditions in Alstom have declined massively in the past year, with the employer using severe disciplinary methods against staff for increasingly minor offences.

Alstom Workers Vote for Action for Decent Pay

Are you prepared to take strike action?

  • Total Votes Cast...86
  • Number Voting Yes...74
  • Number Voting No...10
  • Spoilt Papers...2
  • (Yes vote is 88% of valid vote = 8:1 majority)

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

  • Total Votes Cast...86
  • Number Voting Yes...81
  • Number Voting No...4
  • Spoilt Papers...1
  • (Yes vote is 95% of valid vote = 22:1 majority)

RMT Circular: Maintenance Optimisation

Official circular - MAINTENANCE OPTIMISATION - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/15/4/)

Dear Colleagues,

A resolution was received from LU Fleet about an alarming policy change by management over the maintenance regime on trains. This was placed before the General Grade Committee who have made the following decision:-

Minutes: Emergency Regional Council meeting, 29 June 2010

ATTENDANCE

  • Bakerloo branch – Sean Geoghegan
  • Camden No.3 branch – John Reid, Tony Gandolfi, Becky Crocker, Joanna Prestwich
  • Central Line West branch – Vaughan Thomas (meeting chair)
  • DLR – Darren Arnold
  • East Ham – Claire Reilly, Gary Lazell, Unjum Mirza, Andy Izard
  • Finsbury Park branch – Dean O’Hanlon, Dave Rayfield, Frank Curtis, John Kelly, G Doyle
  • Hammersmith & City branch – Mac McKenna
  • Jubilee South & East London Line branch –
  • London Taxis branch –
  • LU Engineering branch – Paul O'Brien, Lewis Peacock, Paul Jackson

Ten Reasons Why Service Control Staff Should Vote YES-YES to Save Jobs

Read the ten reasons below. Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a special issue of 'RMT London Calling for service control grades.

1. Because the job cuts on service control, stations and other grades, will be a disaster. Everyone will suffer, including our passengers.

2. Because LU management are not listening to your union reps in the talks. Industrial action is the only effective tool at our disposal that can force the issue and bring our concerns into the open.