London Underground Job Cuts Dispute 2010-11

RMT warns of “Tube cuts carnage” as TFL jacks up cuts plans to £7.6 billion

RMT reaction to latest TFL cuts plans

  • TUBE CUTS JACKED UP FROM 5 BILLION TO 7.6 BILLION IN NEW TFL PLAN
  • MASSIVE THREAT TO TUBE SAFETY AND SECURITY IN RUN UP TO OLYMPICS
  • PASSENGERS FACE MORE DISRUPTION AND BREAKDOWNS WHILE FARES ROCKET
  • RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

RMTv: Reinstate Arwyn and Eamonn

The RMT have released a video to explain the reason for balloting members to get our sacked reps, Eamonn Lynch and Arwyn Thomas reinstated.

RMT is balloting for industrial action at London Underground over the victimisation of these two drivers and union reps.

Station Job Cuts-ACAS Review Report back Meeting 24th March 1300-1800 St Aloysius Social Club, Euston

A report back meeting on the ACAS Reviews will be held on the 24th March at St Aloysius Social Club,20 Phoenix Road,Euston.

There will be a presentation/report on the work done to date on the four reviews,Safety,Collective Grievances,Ticket Office and Equalities.

There will be two sittings of these presentations, the first will be at 1300 and the second will be at 1600.

All members,Level 1 Representatives and activists are welcome.

Report: Job Cuts Equalities Review

The latest meeting of the Equalities strand of the OSP (job cuts) review, on Tuesday 1 March, revealed that London Underground does not consider the needs of equalities groups when calculating its station staffing levels. RMT secured agreement from LU to consider revising these calculations to include equalities considerations.

Article for Labour Briefing

I have written this short article for Labour Briefing:

On 6 February, despite strong opposition from trade unions and passengers, London Underground completed its cut of 800 jobs from its stations. It slashed ticket office opening hours and removed staff from around the stations, leaving safety and security compromised and passengers without the help they need. Private-sector-run upgrades are seeing repeated failures, and maintenance regimes are being slashed.

LU Job Cuts - Health and Safety Confidential Reporting Line

The circular below is from Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary. Please use the reporting line he outlines to tell the union about any incidents at work which concern you, or which illustrate the effect of the OSP job cuts. Perhaps you are station staff and want to report assault or abuse from passengers unhappy with the reduced service, or a station evacuation that took too long because of under-staffing, or your station having too few staff available to give adequate help to a disabled or vulnerable passenger.

Resolution: Dispute review

This resolution, submitted by Finsbury Park branch, was carried unanimously by the February meeting of the Regional Council:

This branch calls for a delegation from the EC to undertake a thorough review of the recent dispute regarding the job cuts and scrutiny of the decision making process: - who made those decisions and on whose authority including when were decisions made. The results of the review will be made available and if required recommendations made for any future disputes will be sought. This review should take place at the end of the dispute.

RMT demands halt to cuts as LU bulldozes through job losses on Sunday at end of week of tube chaos

TUBE UNION RMT today repeated the demand for an end to the London Underground cuts programme as the system grinds towards the end of a week of chaos that has seen repeated failures on the Jubilee, Metropolitan, Central and Victoria Line’s as a combination of cuts, infrastructure failures and mismanagement from the top conspire to drag the network into a spiral of failure.

This morning the Jubilee Line went down due to fleet and signal failures and there was further disruption on the Metropolitan Line after it totally closed in yesterday evenings rush hour through the City.