The real strength of any union lies in our power to withdraw our labour. This section of the website covers why, when and how we take industrial action.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:34
I write to advise members that the Job Cuts dispute was discussed yesterday at the union’s Annual General Meeting. Following a considered debate it was decided by conference to suspend the continuous overtime ban which has been in place since last year. Members are therefore instructed to work normally with regard to overtime.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 24/03/2011 - 13:57
All members are reminded that the ‘Action short of strike’ is still in place, consisting of:
- refusal of any higher grade working other than in the ticket office
- no overtime
- boycott of the policy of £5 minimum Oyster top-up.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 06/03/2011 - 21:00
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow:
I am delighted to be able to report that this morning in the Court of Appeal RMT has secured a massive landmark victory on the UK strike laws over our dispute on Serco Docklands.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 31/10/2010 - 11:53
It has come to the my attention that misinformation is being given out relating to the minimum £5 top up. It has been reported that managers are telling staff members that if they do not adhere to the minimum £5 Oyster top up they will face disciplinary action.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Thu, 25/08/2011 - 10:27
To keep pressure on against further LU stations job cuts, RMT has decided to boycott the ‘line reserve’ and enhanced AFM functionality policies. These are both measures which assist LU to manage with fewer staff, paving the way for future job cuts.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 17/06/2011 - 17:15
Dear Station Staff Member
You will probably be aware that your Union RMT have been defending a series of attacks by LUL Management on Trade Union Reps,Members and Activists.LU have been engaged in a campaign to smash Trade Unionism in the workplace.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:33
TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND
I write to advise members that all strike action that was due to commence next week has been suspended following talks with the company. All RMT Train Operators and Instructor Operators are instructed to work normally. A summary of the agreement reached is as follows: -
Submitted by John on Thu, 20/01/2011 - 13:09
RMT SFC Reps John Kelly and Neil Cochrane alongside our TSSA colleagues met LUL management at ACAS on Tuesday 18th January regarding the Ticket Office Review.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:10
This morning, the BBC has reported that RMT will not hold strikes against London Underground job cuts during the month of January, and attributes this to a "highly-placed RMT source". This report is wrong. [The BBC has changed its report since it originally publish it, but it is still inaccurate, although less so than previously.]
Submitted by admin on Wed, 22/12/2010 - 16:51
The RMT Executive's current position on industrial action in the continuing dispute about London Underground job cuts is as follows:
- to press LUL for further talks [which have now been set up] prior to an escalation of this dispute.
- to make dispute payments to members in the event of further strike action
Submitted by admin on Sat, 18/12/2010 - 10:13
From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary
Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/12/2010 - 14:00
From Bob Crow, General Secretary:
I write to advise branches of the latest GGC decision in relation to our ongoing dispute over job cuts on LUL. The General Grades Committee has recently met to discuss the situation and the following decision has been taken: -
Submitted by rmtplatform on Mon, 29/11/2010 - 16:09
LUL safety and jobs – congratulations on another solid strike
I would like to congratulate you on delivering another rock-solid strike to defend safety and jobs.
TfL’s dishonesty about the effects of the dispute, as well as their lies over unstaffed stations have now well and truly caught up with them and that the public no longer trust them.
It is clear that our industrial action has been having a cumulative effect and that today’s action has been the most effective yet.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 27/11/2010 - 11:06
A message from Steve Hedley, RMT Regional Organiser
The RMT strike action and action short of a strike is taking place after a legally held ballot. You may have seen an employee relations bulletin suggesting that you can get into trouble for going on strike or refusing to abide by the 5 pounds minimum top up policy, this is nonsense.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 24/11/2010 - 18:46
Unions offer to recommend suspension of tube action if management agree to twelve week suspension of staffing cuts plans to allow for thorough safety evaluation
Submitted by admin on Fri, 19/11/2010 - 15:00
LU VICTIMISED EAMONN LYNCH – VOTE YES FOR ACTION
Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 12:43
Suspend cuts and we will halt strikes, say RMT and TSSA
STRIKE ACTION by more than 11,000 members of RMT and TSSA, the two biggest unions on London Underground, will go ahead tomorrow evening after Tube bosses again failed to suspend their “dangerous and unnecessary” plan to axe 800 safety critical station staff.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Mon, 11/10/2010 - 10:45
Jon Abdullah, an RMT activist who works on the SRT, considers some important points for you to remember about our action to defend jobs ...
1. Abuse of power ...
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sat, 09/10/2010 - 16:13
My travel to and from work was quite severely disrupted on Monday 4 oct. But I do support your action
- People should not lose their jobs
- I really need a safe travel system
- I need safe stations
- Remembering the roles staff played in helping commuters on 7/7
All the best
Submitted by rmtplatform on Mon, 04/10/2010 - 17:00
RMT and TSSA have today sent the following letter to Prime Minister David Cameron:
Dear Mr Cameron
London Underground Dispute
We are writing to ask you to intervene to ensure direct talks take place between the trade unions and the Mayor of London.