London Underground Job Cuts Dispute 2010-11

'RMT London Calling', January 2011 (second issue): Defend Trade Union Rights!

The new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter urges members to defend trade union rights against anti-union laws and dismissals of RMT reps. It also gives a detailed update about our ongoing campaign against London Underground job cuts, and advertises RMT's coach to the anti-EDL protest in Luton on Saturday 5 February.

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Update: London Underground Job Cuts

New Stations Rosters - Minus Jobs!

London Underground’s new stations rosters - minus hundreds of jobs - are due to come in on 6 February. Staff will be expected to work even more anti-social hours with staffing levels so low that stations will struggle to cope. Ticket offices will be open for significantly shorter hours, causing huge extra workload for staff in the ticket hall and elsewhere around the station - and yet, despite LU’s claims, their numbers are being cut too.

Is London Underground Discriminating Against Part-Time Staff?

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note that London Underground has issued notices displacing full-time staff only within the group of stations in which they currently work, but has issued notices displacing part-time staff to locations beyond their current group of stations, in some cases some distance away. It also intends to alter the working hours of some part-time staff in a way that is detrimental to them. The company has also failed to adequately consider part-time workers in its Equality Impact Assessment. We believe that London Underground may be acting in breach of the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations.

RMT calls for ORR investigation as LU cuts leave stations unstaffed again at weekend and infrastructure failure leads to rush hour chaos

TUBE UNION RMT today called for a full ORR investigation into breaches of safety on London Underground after the union’s safety reps revealed that stations along the Central Line were left unstaffed last night due to cuts-led staff shortages.

The news, coming just a week after a brutal assault at unstaffed West Finchey station, nails the lie, repeated by Mayor Boris Johnson and his senior officials on a regular basis that “no station will be left unstaffed at any time” as a result of their cuts.


I write to advise members that a joint meeting of RMT and TSSA was held on Wednesday 19th January 2011 to discuss the current job cuts dispute. It was agreed that we continue to take part in the ongoing review process and we will advise you of developments when the work of the reviews become clearer.

Bob Crow
General Secretary

'RMT London Calling', January 2011: Release These Hostages!

The new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter explains that London Underground's victimisation of Eamonn Lynch, Arwyn Thomas and Peter Hartshorn is an act of hostage-taking against the union.

It also reports on the strike on Docklands Light Railway later this week, and reports in details on the up-to-date siutation with our fight against London Underground job cuts.

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Meeting for RMT members: What next for London Underground Job Cuts Dispute?


All RMT members are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the way forward in our fight against London Underground job cuts, as follows:

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square - nearest station: Holborn, map here

This meeting has been called by RMT's London Transport Regional Council Executive. There will be reports from RMT officers and our Council of Executives member, followed by plenty of opportunity for reps and members to contribute, and the meeting will vote to indicate what it believes is the best way forward.

Please come along if you can, and please pass this message on to fellow RMT members.

London Underground Job Cuts - ACAS Review Update

Your representatives report ...

Meetings so far have worked on separating the health and safety issues from the industrial relations issues which are contained within the collective grievances. This process took up until 12pm on Friday 14 January, after which reps and managers were due to sort out the timeframes to deal with the industrial relations content in the colective grievances.

Update: Talks with TSSA about LU Job Cuts Dispute

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the memorandum stating that the meeting with the TSSA will be held next Wednesday, 19 January, and are disappointed that the meeting could not be held earlier.

We instruct the General Secretary to place this matter back in front of the GGC on Wednesday 19 January, immediately following the meeting with the TSSA.