John Leach ‘1’ for RMT General Secretary

March 11, 2021

I have worked with most of the candidates for many years and I believe that John Leach deserves your ‘1’ VOTE


All Grades Union


John cares about us all. It does not matter what back ground you come from, what grade you are or where you work, we are all workers and he works tirelessly on everyone’s behalf. It is easy to bang a drum or wave a stick but he recognises the need for different tactics for different fights.




John has many years experience in the RMT. He is currently the Regional Organiser in your area and has served several times on our union’s National Executive and also as our President. During those decades, he has worked along side the very best people, officers and general secretaries we have had and has learnt his trade from these people. He knows how to run the union and is a safe EFFECTIVE  pair of hands in these troubling times.




John knows how to negotiate and how to fight if necessary. He has won small gains and large victories and is not ashamed to say his aim is the improvement of everyone’s job, conditions and job security.


He has directly negotiated the agreements below:

1.  The LT Pension scheme being opened to Tube Lines staff

2.  Bringing back Tube Lines and other companies inhouse

3.  Covid Isolation and sick  Pay for ABM  Cleaners

4.  The ‘Jobs for Life Deal’ / No compulsory redundancies in LU and all the contractual rights. Staff levels being agreed

5.  TUPE talks with various companies to bring staff back to LUL and on DLR

6.  Recognition agreements on new companies in tfl

7.  Abolition of zero hours contracts and full contractual hours


Cool Head


When I have worked with John, there have been times where employers have tried to unnerve us or force into the wrong course of action. He never panics and maintains a poker face at all times. He relies on his ability to negotiate a settlement and also has a feeling for whether an employer may have more on the table and will push that issue into dispute. He is able to win through ability and is never scared to fight if necessary.


Works with the Members


John believe in a fighting and democratic union where the members have the first, second and final say. He will listen to you and he will act on what your tell him. John will be your General Secretary approachable, dependable and experienced.


More work to do


John recognises the big fights ahead and that we have more work to do. He is working with us on the IR35 issue and protecting all jobs across the London transport arena. He wants to ensure that you have the very best conditions and job security that can be achieved for each and every member. Whether that be LUL, Engie, Thales, Balfour Beatty, Morsons and Cleshar etc we are all brothers and sisters and he wants the opportunity to win for us all.


That’s why LUEngineering, your branch and myself, choose to support John Leach ‘1’ for General Secretary


Many thanks


Paul Jackson

LUEngineering Branch Secretary

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