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RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2022 – RAIL FOR LONDON INFRASTRUCTURE

November 16, 2022

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2022 – RAIL FOR LONDON INFRASTRUCTURE (LUL/0001/RFLI)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/217/22, 18th October 2022), the ballot for strike action has now commenced.   …

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Campaigning For Free Trade Unions – National Conference, Saturday 3rd December

November 16, 2022

Campaigning For Free Trade Unions – National Conference, Saturday 3rd December   The Campaign for Trade Union Freedom supported by the Institute of Employment Rights are hosting an important conference to …

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DEFEND JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

November 16, 2022

Dear Colleagues,   DEFEND JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   Congratulations to every member on London Underground (LUL) for taking part in the strike action on Thursday …

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New Inflation rates for year to October 2022

November 16, 2022

To all Branches and Regional Councils   16th November 2022   Dear Colleagues   New Inflation rates for year to October 2022   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has …

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New Inflation rates for year to July 2021

August 18, 2021

New Inflation rates for year to July 2021 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published inflation rates for the year to July 2021. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) increased to 3.8% for …

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In memorium, Bob Crow

March 11, 2021

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the sad death of our late and great General Secretary, Bob Crow.   So much has happened in those intermediate years and it is …

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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 …

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How the RMT talks with LUL

February 3, 2021

Ever wondered how the RMT works with LUL     How RMT talks with London Underground Ltd – YouTube

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What does the the General Secretary do? How is it elected?

February 3, 2021

Ever wondered what the General Secretary does and how they are elected?     What is the role of the RMT General Secretary? How is it elected? – YouTube

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What is an RMT Branch – YouTube

February 3, 2021

Ever wondered what an RMT branch is? Then watch the video below:     What is an RMT branch? – YouTube

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LU ENGINEERING NEWS

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2022 – RAIL FOR LONDON INFRASTRUCTURE

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2022 – RAIL FOR LONDON INFRASTRUCTURE (LUL/0001/RFLI)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/217/22, 18th October 2022), the ballot for strike action has now commenced.   …
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Campaigning For Free Trade Unions – National Conference, Saturday 3rd December

Campaigning For Free Trade Unions – National Conference, Saturday 3rd December   The Campaign for Trade Union Freedom supported by the Institute of Employment Rights are hosting an important conference to …
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DEFEND JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Dear Colleagues,   DEFEND JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   Congratulations to every member on London Underground (LUL) for taking part in the strike action on Thursday …
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New Inflation rates for year to October 2022

To all Branches and Regional Councils   16th November 2022   Dear Colleagues   New Inflation rates for year to October 2022   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has …
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New Inflation rates for year to July 2021

New Inflation rates for year to July 2021 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published inflation rates for the year to July 2021. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) increased to 3.8% for …
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In memorium, Bob Crow

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the sad death of our late and great General Secretary, Bob Crow.   So much has happened in those intermediate years and it is …
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John Leach ‘1’ for RMT General Secretary

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 …
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How the RMT talks with LUL

Ever wondered how the RMT works with LUL     How RMT talks with London Underground Ltd – YouTube
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What does the the General Secretary do? How is it elected?

Ever wondered what the General Secretary does and how they are elected?     What is the role of the RMT General Secretary? How is it elected? – YouTube
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What is an RMT Branch – YouTube

Ever wondered what an RMT branch is? Then watch the video below:     What is an RMT branch? – YouTube
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How does your union make policy – You Tube

Ever wondered how the RMT makes policy, then watch the video below:     How RMT makes its policy – YouTube
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RMT blasts TfL for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to come into work as normal

RMT blasts TfL for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to come into work as normal   RMT has written to TfL Commissioner Andy Byford condemning its guidance …
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ROLL OUT OF COVID 19 LATERAL FLOW TESTING – IMPLICATIONS FOR RMT MEMBERS

ROLL OUT OF COVID 19 LATERAL FLOW TESTING – IMPLICATIONS FOR RMT MEMBERS   Following concerns raised about the efficacy of Network Rail’s Lateral Flow Testing process, at its meeting …
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TUSC Local Elections Conference

Don’t leave politics just to shades of the Establishment!*   Help build the anti-austerity challenge at the May elections. Please visit the TUSC local elections conference Facebook event at   …
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LUL Circular 29th January

AUTOMATIC TRAIN OPERATION TRAINING, SMA3, DISTRICT LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/11/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/007/1/21, 8th January 2021), the following resolution was received from Piccadilly & District West …
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TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS

RMT launches TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS campaign as threats of pay freezes and job cuts surface TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will be launching a fresh wave …
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Transport Worker Safety Forum

RMT statement on Labour’s call for Government to convene transport worker Covid Safety forum   Commenting on Labour’s call for the Government to convene a transport worker Covid-19 safety forum …
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Cross Rail speculation

RMT  demands Government stop using TFL and its workers as a political football   Responding to reports that the Capital’s Crossrail line could be mothballed without immediate funding transport union …
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New Inflation rates for year to October 2020

New Inflation rates for year to October 2020   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to October 2020. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) has risen …
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Undercover Policing Inquiry: Outrage at “Brick Wall of Silence”

Undercover Policing Inquiry: Outrage at “Brick Wall of Silence”   Outrage at wall of silence, watch video here     Last week, on the first day of the Undercover Policing …
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LUEngineering APP – ‘My APP’ nears launch

The new LUEngineering APP and website is nearing its official launch and will be a replacement to our existing app and website.   We are in BETA testing and also …
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Blacklist Support Group opening statement to public inquiry Tuesday 17th November

The Blacklist Support Group opening statement at the public inquiry to be delivered by Dave Smith has been rescheduled to take place at 10am Tuesday 17th November.  Smith’s original statement …
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Meet the General Secretary Candidates: Mick Lynch

Dear Friends, Re: Nomination for election of RMT General Secretary                 I am standing as a candidate in the forthcoming election for General Secretary and I would be honoured to receive …
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Meet the General Secretary Candidates: Steve Hedley

Dear colleagues,   I am standing for the position of General Secretary and would ask that your branch considers supporting my nomination. I am the current Senior Assistant General Secretary …
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RMT CONTRIBUTION RATES 2021

RMT CONTRIBUTION RATES 2021 As you know, the cost of providing members with the benefits of RMT membership increases every year and contribution rates increase in line with inflation to …
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Spycops public inquiry finally starts

After a five and a half year delay, the public inquiry into the abuses carried out by the UK’s undercover political police has finally started.  The Blacklist Support Group plus …
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RMT General Secretary Announces his early retirement

LUEngineering Branch is saddened to hear that Mick Cash has decided to retire early.   We have asked him to take some time and reconsider his position but ultimately, it …
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LUL Circular 3rd November 2020

WORKING CONDITIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE – LONDON UNDERGROUND – (LUL/14/2)   Further to my previous (Circular IR/391/20, 1st  October 2020) and following the recent vote in favour of taking …
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TfL Pension Consultative Committee: VOTE Jane Gwyn and Eddie Darroch

Your branch is supporting Jane Gwyn and Eddie Darroch   Please use your vote if you are a member of the LUL Section of the TfL Pension Fund
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LONDON UNDERGROUND COVID-19 CHARTER

LONDON UNDERGROUND COVID-19 CHARTER At its meeting on 11th June 2020, your NEC noted and adoped the following report:: That we note and adopt the demands of the charter contained …
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RMT research reveals high productivity levels of TFL staff

RMT research reveals high productivity levels of TFL staff as Government threaten savage cuts and attacks on workforce as part of finance deal     TRANSPORT UNION RMT has revealed …
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COVID 19 – RMT STRATEGY FOR DEFENDING JOBS, PAY AND CONDITIONS

COVID 19 – RMT STRATEGY FOR DEFENDING JOBS, PAY AND CONDITIONS   RMT is fighting for the future of work in public transport and the maritime and offshore sectors. The …
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Coalition of Londoners calls for an end to ‘appalling attack’ on the Capital’s transport

Coalition of Londoners calls for an end to ‘appalling attack’ on the Capital’s transport     A coalition of organisations have today joined together in a letter to Prime Minister …
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How the Union Works

The RMT is a member led union (RMT Rule 1). You can directly influence our policies, actions and who our officers are.   Any member (RMT Rule 2) is allowed …
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Undercover Police Public Inquiry starts Monday 2nd November

After a five and a half year delay, the public inquiry into the systematic human rights abuse carried out by undercover political police finally starts on Monday 2nd November. The …
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LUEngineering Branch COVID Fund

The Fund has now raised almost £6,000 and we have moved from raising money to helping our members that are in need.   So far we have supported members affected …
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RMT pledge to protect TfL Pensions

RMT pledges all-out fight to protect pensions as Government line up savage cuts in TFL funding deal   London’s main transport union‎ RMT pledges all-out fight to protect jobs, pensions and …
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Branch Meetings – Zoom

Your branch is continuing to meeting on the first and third wednesday of every month.   Should you yes an invite, then please contact us [email protected]   You will need …
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Political attack on TfL Funding

MT reveals that Londoners are being offered 22 times less funding than private Train Companies in politically motivated attack on TfL     TRANSPORT UNION RMT has revealed today that …
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Website Issues

Dear ALL   We have been working on a new website and APP that should be ready to launch very soon.   This work has led to our website being …
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STONEHAVEN

STONEHAVEN   Further to Head Office Circular NP/200/20, 17th August 2020, members will be aware of the tragic loss of life of an RMT Guard member, an ASLEF train driver …
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7th September Fight the Cuts Webinar

Dear Colleagues     A special Zoom meeting has been arranged for 7th September 2020 at 5:00 PM London (London Time) to which you are invited, indeed urged to log …
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RMT Circular 4th September 2020

INTRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC PAYSLIPS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/9/11)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/465/19, 15th November 2019), Branches will recall the LTRC submitted a resolution regarding the introduction of …
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RMT analyse on fares.

New RMT analysis shows how fares could be cut immediately by 5% on an annual basis which would save commuters thousands of pounds and encourage passengers back to the railways …
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Covid UPDATE LUL Contracts

COVID-19 related issues   Area Comments Track and Signals Tier 2: General discussions on a full return to work and continued safe practices. ·         Risk Assessments are either done or …
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July 2020 Inflation Rates

New Inflation rates for year to July 2020   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to July 2020. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) has increased …
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NPC members take to streets for 11th hour socially-distanced demos over axing of free TV licences

NPC members take to streets for 11th hour socially-distanced demos over axing of free TV licences   Britain’s biggest campaign group for older people will demonstrate tomorrow (Thursday 30th July) in a …
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LUL Circular 30th July 2020

ROSTERS AND STAFFING LEVELS, JUBILEE SOUTH AREA, COVID-19 – LUL (LUL/8/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/208/20, 13th June 2020), the Union declared a dispute with LUL over managements’ refusal to …
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Branch Hardship Fund

The Branch Hardship Fund is now fast approaching £5000.   This has been an amazing effort by our branches, supporters and activists and we thank you very much.   If …
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RELAXATION OF THE LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND – UPDATED RMT INFORMATION

RELAXATION OF THE LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND – UPDATED RMT INFORMATION   As you will be aware be the government have taken the decision to further relax lockdown measures in England …
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Branch Covid Update

Area Comments Track and Signals Tier 2: General discussions on a full return to work and continued safe practices. ·         Risk Assessments are either done or in process. ·         Looking …
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LUEngineering Branch Hardship Fund passes £3000

The LUEngineering Branch Hardship Fund has now passed the £3000.   We would like to thank all those that have donated to our cause but now we need to move …
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RMT says new Transport for London Commissioner must give Underground cleaners the same free travel pass he is entitled to

RMT says new Transport for London Commissioner must give Underground cleaners the same free travel pass he is entitled to On the day that new Transport for London Commissioner Andy …
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RMT on today’s transport use statistics from the DfT

RMT on today’s transport use statistics from the DfT TRANSPORT UNION RMT called on the Government to ensure the COVID19 recovery does not make climate crisis worse in response to …
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RMT responds to Government and Rail Delivery Group on face masks this morning

“There is a real danger that the Government and the Rail Delivery Group are sending out a signal that as long as you cover your face you are safe to …
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MT calls on Mayor and the Government to stop the blame game and help the Underground’s heroic cleaners

MT calls on Mayor and the Government to stop the blame game and help the Underground’s heroic cleaners RMT today called on the Mayor and the government to stop pointing …
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RMT responds to appointment of new TFL Commissioner

RMT responds to appointment of new TFL Commissioner   RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:   “The new commissioner will arrive with TFL facing a financial crisis in the wake …
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Please Support RMT Members With No Wages!

Please Support RMT Members With No Wages! RMT London Transport Region Zero Hours & Self-Employed members need our Solidarity Now! Many of our regions self-employed members and those on zero …
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Tube union RMT responds to news night tube will remain suspended until next spring

Tube union RMT responds to news night tube will remain suspended until next spring Responding to news that the night tube will be suspended until Spring 2021 RMT general secretary …
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New Inflation rates for year to April 2020

New Inflation rates for year to April 2020   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to April 2020. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) has decreased …
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CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 – TESTING OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS

CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 – TESTING OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS   I have received reports that RMT members are being offered a chance to be tested for Coronavirus – Covid-19 as ‘essential …
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RMT warns of LUL strike action

RMT warns of strike action if necessary to fight London Transport Austerity imposed by government   Responding to the government announcement today that it is imposing austerity cuts and direct …
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Increased rail service timetable

As increased rail service timetable comes into place today RMT calls for new compulsory Covid-19 protections for passengers and rail workers     RAIL UNION RMT is calling for new …
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Shut the Sites

Shut The Sites blockade the London headquarters of construction giant MACE, whose CEO – Mark Reynolds – is a spokesperson for the Construction Leadership Council. Video of the action here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTrPZG16SIY …
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PREGNANCY AND COVID-19 – ADVICE TO MEMBERS

PREGNANCY AND COVID-19 – ADVICE TO MEMBERS   Never before have the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 been so important to pregnant women who work in the transport …
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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY: TUESDAY 28TH APRIL 2020- MINUTE’S SILENCE AT 11.00 AM TO COMMEMORATE FIGHT AGAINST COVID – 19 PANDEMIC   Every year on April 28th, all around the …
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HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE) POINT OF CONTACT

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE) POINT OF CONTACT   I can advise members that the HSE has provided an email address for unions to report concerns to directly:   [email protected]
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RMT Survey

RMT warns there is zero chance of agreement to government plans to increase transport services on 11th May in current climate as survey of 10,000 transport workers reveals widespread failings …
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March 2020 Inflation Rates

New Inflation rates for year to March 2020   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to March 2020. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) …
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Covid-19 and Membership Contributions

Dear Colleague   Covid-19 and Membership Contributions   Further to Circular No. MF/27/20, 17th March 2020 and under Decision No. Nww, 17th March 2020, the National Executive Committee (NEC) outlined how the …
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Thales Furlough Scheme

Dear ALL   Following further discussions with Thales, we have received the following offer   “Paul, further to the RMT concerns raised on the 9th April about the Thales position on …
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LUL Furlough & Company Council Report

Today we had the joint LUL & Tube Lines Company Council attended by the RMT.   Furlough: LUL announced that they are dealing with an unprecedented loss of income, with train …
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Basic Rules to keeping safe

Below is the basics of keeping and working safe.   Keep at least 2m social distancing Use the correct PPE and be careful Do not rush If you have doubts …
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TfL Staff deaths due to Covid 19

Engineering Reps on a conference call with London Underground were today told that 30 TFL workers have now died.     This means it is likely that the deaths of …
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Thales Furlough Scheme

At this time we have significant concerns regarding the Thales Furlough scheme that affects some 112 staff and mainly members: *   Thales have so far not agreed to include shift …
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Balfour Beatty (LU Contract) Furlough

Balfour Beatty have started/ in the process of demobilising most aspects of your work at Ruislip for the LUL Contract.   They are now proposing/ have started to furlough a …
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RMT accept Thales Pay Deal

The RMT have now accepted the Thales Pay deal and this should be paid in the very near future. We thank our members for their support that enabled us to …
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Social Media Comments by Senior Assistant General Secretary

Social Media Comments by Senior Assistant General Secretary   The Senior Assistant General Secretary made a number of controversial comments on social media this week in relation to the public …
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RMT Credit Union during the lockdown

The RMT Credit Union Office is closed for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 however it remains open for business and home working has been introduced   The main …
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Union Fees & Furlough/ Laid off members

Your Union National Executive is currently at ways that we can help our members that have been placed onto furlough and how to apply the Rules with regards to members …
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Refusal Work on the Grounds of Health & Safety COVID 19

RMT issues advice to rail and bus members that they should stop work on safety grounds if employers do not provide adequate protection from COVID-19   TRANSPORT UNION RMT has …
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RMT ADVICE TO MEMBERS EMPLOYED IN THE RAIL AND BUS INDUSTRIES

RMT ADVICE TO MEMBERS EMPLOYED IN THE RAIL AND BUS INDUSTRIES   Please find below links to two documents containing the RMT’s advice to members employed in the rail and …
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LUEngineering Branch Meetings go online

Your Branch and indeed the RMT are now conducting all critical trade union business online.   What that means is that things such as our branch meetings etc are now …
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FURLOUGH ARRANGEMENTS

FURLOUGH ARRANGEMENTS   Your National Executive Committee has adopted the following policy:   “Employers across the transport and maritime sectors are introducing Furlough Arrangements to make use of the scheme …
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Track Contracting Staff

The RMT view is that this work and these workers need to be urgently nationalised and their key skills retained in the Rail Industry. We have also demanded that TfL …
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Victims of Covid-19

Our branch and our union have been touched by so many people becoming unwell and dying of Covid-19. We have now seen several members of our branch succumb to this …
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Blacklist Support Group coronavirus statement

Blacklist Support Group supports 2 linked demands for the construction sector: #ShutTheSites – Close all non-essential building sites to keep workers and their families safe #PAYEveryworker – Ensure every worker gets …
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tube cleaners are to get full sick pay

RMT welcomes news that privatised tube cleaners are to get full sick pay after union campaign TUBE UNION RMT ‎today welcomed the news that tube cleaners in the front-line of …
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18th March 2020 Circular

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)   Consultation with our representatives has taken place since London Underground tabled its “full and final offer”, which …
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RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA (RCS)

RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA (RCS)   The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Respiratory Health has urged the Government to take action to prevent the ‘next asbestos’ from taking more lives …
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RMT Asbestos Questionaire

It is important to remember that not everyone who has been exposed to asbestos develops an asbestos related disease, and that the development of a serious illness as a result …
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Bob Crow Memorial Album

BOB CROW ALBUM <click here Branches, Regions, Officers & Offices   Dear ALL,   Bob’s family have agreed for us to distribute our album today as we remember not only …
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CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 – USEFUL ADVICE

CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 – USEFUL ADVICE   I attach, for your information, the following documents:   The World Health Organisation document “Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19”   The International …
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RMT says London Mayor’s coronavirus transport cleaning announcement is completely inadequate

RMT says London Mayor’s coronavirus transport cleaning announcement is completely inadequate   TUBE UNION RMT says that the London Mayor’s coronavirus transport cleaning announcement today is completely inadequate and calls …
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MARCH AGAINST RACISM – DEMONSTRATIONS IN LONDON AND GLASGOW, 21 MARCH

MARCH AGAINST RACISM – DEMONSTRATIONS IN LONDON AND GLASGOW, 21 MARCH   21 March is United Nations Anti-Racism Day. Stand Up to Racism, to which RMT is affiliated, are organising …
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Retired Members Branch Meeting 3rd March 2020

The next meeting of the LT Retired Members Branch will be on Tuesday 3rd March at 14.00 in Unity House, 39 Chalton St NW1 1JD.   Our Guest speaker will …
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London Transport Regional Council

The London Transport Regional Council meets tonight at the Indian YMCA, nearest station Warren Street, from 4pm.    Our meeting will be followed by a Trade Union Rally, chaired by …
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RMT welcomes Labour Assembly Members’ support for Underground cleaners

RMT welcomes Labour Assembly Members’ support for Underground cleaners   Pressure is growing on London’s Labour Mayor to commit to ending the privatisation of Underground cleaning as RMT received a …
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LUL Pay Branch Survey

Dear ALL   This is just to update you all that the branch carried out a survey on the two LUL pay offers. It is now closed.   This survey …
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New Inflation rates for year to December 2019

New Inflation rates for year to December 2019   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to December 2019. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) was 2.2%, …
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RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019-22 LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019-22 LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD   Please find attached an amended pay offer from the LUL Director of Assets Operations following the meeting held …
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General Election Result 2019

Sadly, the Tory party have won the general election with a clear majority.   Key to this was Jeremy Corbyn and others within the Labour party leadership misunderstanding the millions …
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Free will service

The RMT run a free will service for members   For more details click the link below   RMT Wills
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Stopping the bullies.

Stopping the Bullies   There is no such thing as an innocent bystander and if you have seen someone being bullied you should take action.   Ignoring it may feel …
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What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying   Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a …
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What is Bullying & Harassment?

Definition of Bullying   Bullying is a form of psychological abuse that can have a very serious impact, including the effect of making the victim feel demeaned and inadequate.   …
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AGS Cleaning Contract

The RMT have learnt that the Track Cleaning Contract with AGS has been given to another company.   We are making urgent contact with all companies to explore whether TUPE …
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Protection Masters Dispute

Further to our last update, the RMT executive is now reviewing plans to name dates for action across the London Underground Network.   The RMT have been made aware of …
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Blacklisting public inquiry in the Labour Manifesto

Page 48 of the Labour Manifesto:   “We will establish public inquiries into historical injustices including blacklisting and Orgreave, and ensure the second phase of the Grenfell Inquiry has the …
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RMT Circular Nov 2019

WORKING TIMETABLE 44/45 (WT44/45) TRAIN OPERATORS, BAKERLOO LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   Our Industrial and Health and Safety representatives on the Bakerloo line have been raising serious concerns over …
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25th November)

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, an RMT survey reveals more than 70% of women transport workers have experienced violence at work   A new RMT …
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Tory ban on Rail strikes

General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Banning strikes is the hallmark of the right wing junta not a democratically elected British government. RMT would fight any attempt to strip our members …
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The importance of us having your correct details

Did you know that the RMT needs your details to be correct because in the event of industrial action, we need to reach certain levels of accuracy regarding grade, location …
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Long Service Awards 2019

The branch is holding a special presentation for members with 10, 25, 40 and 50 years service on the 6th December 2019, details below.   If you have not received …
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London Underground Pay 2019

That we note the full and final offer from the company was discussed at an all LU Reps meeting last Thursday.   The unanimous view of the reps meeting was …
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ACCESS TO TOILETS SURVEY

ACCESS TO TOILETS SURVEY   World Toilet Day is 19th November, and the International Transport Federation (ITF) is launching a Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter.  This is following on from the ITF …
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New Inflation rates for year to October 2019

New Inflation rates for year to October 2019   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to October 2019. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) was 2.1%, …
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THE NATIONAL LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER + MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE 2019

THE NATIONAL LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER + MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE 2019   I write with regards to the above matter and to inform you that the resolutions which were passed …
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Mental Health Awareness

  MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS   The following resolution was carried at the AGM 2019:   Leeds City believes that the RMT should place pressure and influence on those companies that …
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Whistleblowing

New Labour Research Department publication: Whistleblowing The Union affiliates to the Labour Research Department (LRD) – an organisation dedicated to publishing information of use to trade unionists and employee reps. …
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Retired Members Branch

The next meeting of the LT Retired Members Branch will be on Tuesday 5th November at 14.00 in Unity House, 39 Chalton St NW1 1JD. The Guest Speaker will be none other …
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Human Waste on the Tracks

RMT appalled and disgusted as Government and train companies break promises over excrement on tracks   RAIL UNION RMT said today that revelations that train companies have reneged on a …
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Do you want to be an RMT Rep?

We elect all our representatives and officers for the branch every year in November.   So if you wish to be a rep or support someone else that does, then …
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Rmt Elections: Jared Wood for NEC

Dear ALL   Please note that elections for the RMT are carried out by the Electoral Reform Society and election forms come via a white envelope.   Your branch has …
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LUL announce ERU and FRC Christmas Period Payment

The RMT has always demanded equality across all areas and staff working on LUL worksites.   Whilst we welcome the below payments, we also believe that all workers deserve to …
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2019 General Election

2019 General Election   As you will be aware a General Election has been called for Thursday 12th December 2019.   This matter was considered by a Special Meeting of the …
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Latest LUL Pay Offer

Dear RMT members Today myself and our reps met LUL to discuss pay 2019. The company made the offer as attached We immediately responded by saying that the RMT would …
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Jared Wood for LT National Executive

Your branch has nominated Jared Wood for the role of National Executive of the RMT for the LT Region.    
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Glen Hart for Relief Regional Organiser (South)

  Your branch has nominated Glen Hart for Relief Regional Organiser (South)   Vote ‘1’ for Glen  
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RMT Credit Union

  For more details   https://www.rmt.org.uk/about/credit-union/
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LUL Pay Talks Update 8th October 2019

LU have been forced to accept a Shorter Working Week must be part of any pay settlement but 30 Mins instead of a pay rise is unacceptable For five months …
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Point Care Gang (LUL)

Despite LUL being informed of serious breaches of agreements with regards to BCV and SSL, management continue to use the JNP Gangs on non-JNP areas.   The man concerns of …
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Mick Cash elected as General Secretary

Mick Cash has been re-elected as the General Secretary of the RMT.   He has stated that he will continue the work of the last 5 years and will look …
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LUL Pay Rise

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/288/19, 31st July 2019), the RMT negotiating team has attended a series of …
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LUL Point Care Gang

It has come to the attention of the RMT that JNP Managers have been looking to export former Tube Lines working methods into BCV and SSL areas.   One such …
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LUL Circular 30th August 2019

Dear Colleagues,   BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/336/19, 23rd August 2019), the RMT negotiating team has held …
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Branch Long Service Awards

There are many members in our branch that have been in our union for many years.   To honour them, we intend to hold a special branch social on the …
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Cleshar & Morsons Protection Staff

Following a successful ballot, both companies have been written too  with our demands for fair pay and treatment   A special meeting of the RMT and Representatives will be taking …
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LUL Transformation Update

Dear ALL,   The closing date for the Transformation Ballot is Tuesday 16th July.   It is very important that everyone has a vote and uses it as there are …
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RMT Credit Union

The RMT Credit Union is a mutually beneficial savings and loan organisation which offers ethical savings and loans to its members.   The key to the RMT Credit Union is …
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VOTE SEAN HOYLE FOR GENERAL SECRETARY

The Voting papers are now out for the RMT General Secretary Position.   Please use your vote and please VOTE ‘1’ for Sean Hoyle    
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Outsourced Workers’ Fight for Fairness, 17 July

Out with Outsourcing: Outsourced Workers’ Fight for Fairness, 17 July As you know, RMT is stepping up its campaigning against outsourcing on the railways. Right across the network and on …
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LUL Pay Talks referred to ACAS

The RMT and LUL will be meeting to discuss the pay offer at ACAS on the 10th July.   Your union has rejected the inadequate pay offer already as it …
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LUL Protection Staff

Protection Services members that work under Cleshar and Morsons have returned an overwhelming and massive mandate to their union to push forward with their campaign for a fair pay rate. …
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Your Branch is supporting Sean Hoyle for General Secretary

Your branch is supporting Sean Hoyle in the election for the RMT General Secretary because:   We believe he will unify our union   We believe he will be YOUR …
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Updating your membership details

Updating your membership details i vitally important to our union.   We need to able to organise in an area and if necessary fight for better conditions or stop unsafe …
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Become an RMT Rep

The RMT are looking for reps across various areas where we currently have vacancies.   Union Reps: They represent you. They should listen to your views and make sure management …
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Balfour Beatty LUL Contract Pay Offer

We have received the below offer for members at Balfour Beatty on the LUL Contract.   COMMERCIAL DRIVER 10.84 2 11.06 PLATELAYER GRADE 2 10.32 2.5 10.58 Chargehand 11.21 2.5 …
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Fighting the latest Transformation LUL

LUL have been forcing through large job cuts in Asset Operations and other areas that also include the Track Access Controllers and Learning and Skills development.   Additionally, we are …
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RMT Circular 23rd May 2019

LONE WORKING, NIGHT TUBE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)   The following resolution has been received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-   “This branch notes the recent attack by …
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PAY, TERMS & CONDITIONS – PROTECTION STAFF MORSON & CLESHAR (LU CONTRACTS)

PAY, TERMS & CONDITIONS – PROTECTION STAFF MORSON & CLESHAR (LU CONTRACTS)   Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, this matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, …
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Support the Justice4Grenfell/Grenfell Trust solidarity March 15 June

Support the Justice4Grenfell/Grenfell Trust solidarity March 15 June The second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire is approaching and the Justice4Grenfell campaign and the Grenfell Trust are organising events to …
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RMT Legal Services

LEGAL SERVICES   I am pleased to advise you that as promised to our Eire Branch, new contracts have been signed with Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland MJ O’Conner, …
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Breakdown in Industrial Relations: LUL Signals

It has been brought to our attention that numerous changes have been occurring across LUL Signals, with minimum or no discussion. These have in some cases been minor and in …
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Lucy Parker’s film is now complete! Premiere at Sheffield Docs Fest in June

Dear All, City Projects has been working with Lucy Parker for over 4 years and we are very excited to announce that her film Solidarity is complete! Lucy Parker’s debut …
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Protection Staff Morsons and Cleshar

The RMT are very close to completing its ballot matrix for all protection staff that work on London Underground Contracts for Morsons and Cleashars.   This has been a lengthy …
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LUL Transformation: Why it matters to us all

LUL have announced a new wave of job losses as our mayor implements both the government austerity measures, along side his own cuts agenda.   However, these cuts are now …
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Bob Crow Memorial Event 8th June 2019

Reminder that if any RMT members wish to come and celebrate the life of Bob Crow, there is a memorial event on the 8th June from 19:00 at Millwall Football …
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Membership Details

It is vitally important that members keep their contact and work details up to date with the RMT.   This is so that we can keep you updated and if …
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 BIRMINGHAM PRIDE AND LONDON PRIDE EVENTS

TO: THE SECRETARY ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS   My ref: EO/16 13th May 2019 Circular No. NP/082/19                                                                                                                     Dear Colleague,   BIRMINGHAM PRIDE AND LONDON PRIDE EVENTS   …
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THE CHAINMAKERS’ FESTIVAL – 6 JULY 2019

TO: THE SECRETARY ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS   My ref: EO/22 13th May 2019 Circular No. NP/084/19               Dear Colleague,   THE CHAINMAKERS’ FESTIVAL – 6 JULY 2019   …
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May Retired Members Branch

The next meeting of the LT Retired Members Branch will be on Tuesday 7th May at 14.00 in Unity House, 39 Chalton St NW1 1JD. Discussions include report from RMT Retired Members Conference, …
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LUL TRANSFORMATION

TFL/LUL TRANSFORMATION   Further to my letter of 15th April 2019 you will know that TfL/LUL is undergoing a process called ‘Transformation’ which aims to cut costs and make savings …
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Blacklist Support Group

TUC Congress    Last week, John McDonnell announced that a public inquiry into blacklisting would form part of the first Queen’s Speech for an incoming Labour Government. More from the TUC …
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New Inflation rates for year to March 2019

New Inflation rates for year to March 2019   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to February 2019. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) …
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Bob Crow Branch nominates Sean Hoyle for General Secretary

The Bob Crow Branch overwhelmingly backed Sean Hoyle for General Secretary tonight at our branch meeting.   Both Sean and Mick Cash spoke well and were a credit to our …
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RMT declares a further dispute across London Underground over threatened job losses

RMT declares a further dispute across London Underground over threatened job losses   TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has declared a further dispute across London Underground over job …
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MASS MEETING FOR RMT LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS

MASS MEETING FOR RMT LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS   The National Executive Committee has taken the decision to arrange a mass members meeting for all London Underground members with the General …
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TFL/LUL TRANSFORMATION (LUL/15/4)

TFL/LUL TRANSFORMATION (LUL/15/4)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/80/19, 22nd February 2019) and as you may be aware, TfL/LUL is undergoing a process called ‘Transformation’ which aims to cut costs …
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RMT ANTI FASCIST EDUCATION COURSE

RMT ANTI FASCIST EDUCATION COURSE   Following decision of the National Executive Committee I am able to confirm arrangements have been made to deliver a pilot course on organising against …
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FUTURE OF INTERSERVE

FUTURE OF INTERSERVE   Further to my Circular IR/116/19 25th March 2019, I write to advise branches that we have received correspondence from Network Rail and London Underground who are the …
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ACCESSIBILITY OF THE UNION FOR DISABLED MEMBERS

ACCESSIBILITY OF THE UNION FOR DISABLED MEMBERS   You will recall that branches and regions were surveyed regarding the accessibility of the properties in which we hold our meetings.  Whilst …
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Bob Crow Anniversary Event – Saturday 8th June 2019

Bob Crow Anniversary Event – Saturday 8th June 2019   Further to Circular No. MF/24/19, 8th March 2019, I am writing to remind you of the commemorative event taking place …
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MT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 17th Garden Party: Wednesday 12th June 2018.

MT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 17th Garden Party: Wednesday 12th June 2018.   In association with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, the 17th RMT Annual Garden Party for Cuba will take place on Wednesday 12th June …
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Workers’ Memorial Day 2019

Dear Colleague   Workers’ Memorial Day takes place every year on 28 April. The purpose behind the day is to ‘remember the dead: fight for the living’ and events or …
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RMT Legal Update

Circular No: NP/067/19   Our Ref: LEG/04/19   8th April 2019   To: Branches, Regional Councils & Regional Offices   Dear Colleague   SPRING LEGAL UPDATE   1. Hargreaves v …
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ELECTION OF GENERAL SECRETARY

ELECTION OF GENERAL SECRETARY TERM OF OFFICE – 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019 to 21st SEPTEMBER 2024 LIST OF CANDIDATES & CANDIDATES’ BRANCH CIRCULARS In accordance with Rule 13, Clauses 5 to …
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General Secretary Nomination

Dear Members, We have a very important branch meeting on the 17th April. There we will discuss all disputes and members complaints plus hear reports from many areas. We also …
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RMT Circular 5th February 2019

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/15/19, 11th January 2019), the ballot closed with members’ voting as follows: …
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New Inflation rates for year to January 2019

New Inflation rates for year to January 2019   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to January 2019. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) was …
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Bob Crow – British Heart Foundation

In the next few months, Bob’s family and friends are under taking some sponsored events for charities. Please see the below message from Bob’s partner, Nicky.   I am going …
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The Bob Crow Branch

Yesterday, the RMT agreed to change the name of our branch to the ‘Bob Crow Branch’ until the end of 2019.   This is the 5th anniversary of the passing …
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AUTUMN 2018 – LEGAL UPDATE

AUTUMN 2018 – LEGAL UPDATE   1.    Another attack on workers’ rights – small claims   The Government is pressing ahead with its plans to attack the rights of workers who …
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SUPPORT FOR DEAF MEMBERS

SUPPORT FOR DEAF MEMBERS   RMT welcomes calls from deaf members via text relay.  It is no longer necessary to have a textphone to use this service – the member …
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BTUC YOUNG MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE 2019

BTUC YOUNG MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE 2019   The BTUC Young Members’ Conference will take place in March 2019 dates to be confirmed. The Union will be invited to send four delegates …
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JOHN COGGER AWARD FOR YOUNG MEMBERS 2019

JOHN COGGER AWARD FOR YOUNG MEMBERS 2019   Nominations are invited for the 2019 RMT John Cogger Award for Young Members.  The winner of the Award also becomes the Union’s …
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Transplant Redundancies

  Jean Cockerill Human Resources Director London Underground Ltd Palestra 7th Floor, 197 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NJ   16th November 2018   Dear Jean   TRANSPLANT TRANSFORMATION   I …
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RMT Social Event 22nd Nov – Acton LT Museum

Amigos,   Our event in the Acton Town LT Museum is this Thursday afternoon.   It’s looking good, with  working and retired RMT members coming from as far as Bournemouth …
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RMT racks up another important victory in campaign to halt London Overground ticket office closures

RMT racks up another important victory in campaign to halt London Overground ticket office closures   RAIL UNION RMT today racked up another important victory in the campaign to halt …
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Thales Rail Signals redundancies

The following report has been sent to Unity House regarding the situation on Thales Rail Signals   Late last week, I was contacted by local Thales Rail Signals HR regarding …
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RMT Credit Union

The LUEngineering Branch passed the below resolution to go to the London Transport Regional Council.   This is the first step to making RMT policy and shows how our union …
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TfL PENSIONS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (PCC) ELECTIONS SECTION TWO (TfL EMPLOYEES)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: TfL PENSIONS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (PCC) ELECTIONS SECTION TWO (TfL EMPLOYEES)   Please be advised that the following resolution was placed before the National Executive Committee by the London …
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RMT Trustee Election

ELECTION TO THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE   Nominations were invited from Branches in the above election (Circular No. MF/59/18, 24th May 2018). The following valid nominations were received at head office …
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September 2018 RMT Parliamentary Group Update

TO: ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS.   Ref: P4/02/18   10th September 2018   Dear Colleagues   RMT Parliamentary Group Report – Summer 2018   Please find enclosed a copy …
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12th September 2018 RMT Circular

  OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS     12th September 2018                                                   Circular No: IR/403/18   Dear Colleague,   …
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March and Rally against the Tories Birmingham 29th September 

March and Rally against the Tories Birmingham 29th September    Please see the details below of an important national event at which I will be speaking along with other speakers …
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SOO Waivers: Electrocuting PWT’s

It has come to the attention that LUL are looking at ways to cut back on safety to enable trains to run in the event of an over run of …
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SOO Waivers

Many of you will know that we have had serious concerns with LULs wildly dangerous interpretation of the SOO waiver process .   This ended up as a compliant to …
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Summer II Legal 2018 Update

Summer II Legal 2018 Update:   Caste off The government has announced that, following a consultation on caste discrimination, it will not make caste an aspect of race discrimination under …
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RMT Credit Union

The LUEngineering Branch recently discussed the role of the banks in destroying the world economy through their greed and then have the cheek to blame working people for the crisis …
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July 2018 Inflation Rates

New Inflation rates for year to July 2018   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to July 2018. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) …
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Michelle Rogers for RMT President

LUEngineering Branch is proud to support Michelle Rogers for the position of President of our union.   Michelle is hard working and an excellent candidate for the role and we …
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Latest RMT Circular 17 8 18

17th August 2018                                                                     Circular No: IR/372/18   Dear Colleague,   REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/340/18, …
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HOT WEATHER

HOT WEATHER   Following on from a consistent period of high temperature and lack of rainfall the Met Office yesterday issued a weather warning:   https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/#?tab=heatHealth   The advice given …
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RMT Circular 23rd May 2018

INTRODUCTION OF WTT15 – TRAIN OPERATORS – JUBILEE LINE, LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/228/18, 10th May 2018), the ballot has concluded with members voting as …
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VGC – WTC Grades at Plumstead

Following our successful organisation of the members working for VGC at Plumstead (Crossrail) we managed to secure an additional 4% pay rise.   However, our members felt that this did …
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Balfour Beatty Rail (LT Contract)

Following lengthy discussions with Balfour Beatty Rail (LT Contract) we have managed to avoid any compulsory redundancies in this area, with any RMT members either retaining their jobs, being successfully …
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Vinci Variations to terms and conditions

Vinci took over the contract to maintain various LUL buildings (such as 55 Broadway, Palestra House, Allsop Place etc) last year from Mitie and have forwarded a proposal to change …
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LUL Protection Staff

Cleshars & Morsons Protection Master Report LUL Contract:   Over the last year, we have been carrying out an intensive recruitment drive regarding Morsons and Cleshars Protection Masters. This has …
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LUEngineering Branch Resolution to NEC

Resolution to NEC ref Transformation:   “This branch condemns the cuts being carried out across LUL and TFL. We note that LUL are now informing staff that they are intent …
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Mass Meeting Transformation

Mass Meeting Transformation   On the 8th May 2018, LUEngineering branch organised a mass meeting of RMT members affected by the Transformation proposal from LUL  & TfL. Full reports were …
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London Underground wake-up call to end the culture of picking on staff

RMT says that major employment tribunal loss by London Underground is a wake-up call to end the culture of picking on staff   TUBE UNION RMT today called on London …
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RMT Circular 10th May 2018

        OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS       10th May 2018                                                          Circular No: IR/228/18   Dear Colleague, …
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TfL Transformation Update

UPDATE FOLLOWING TfL ENGINEERING CONSULTATION   We met with the management yesterday (9th May) and discussed a range of issues.   The main topics we discussed were when results would …
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OPPOSE TOMMY ROBINSON

OPPOSE TOMMY ROBINSON AND THE DEMOCRATIC FOOTBALL LADS ALLIANCE DEMONSTRATION – SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018   On Sunday 6 May, fascist English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson and the racist …
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RMT Circular 30th April 2018

        OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS       30th April 2018                                                                     Circular No: …
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Transformation Mass Meeting Confirmed

Transformation Mass Meeting   As part of the transformation consultation, the RMT have organised a Mass Meeting to feedback to our members involved in this reorganisation and decide our next …
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Merthyr Rising Festival May 25-27th 2018.

Merthyr Rising Festival May 25-27th 2018.   Merthyr Rising festival sponsored by RMT is a music, arts and ideas event that celebrates working-class culture and resistance at the birthplace of …
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Branch and Union events

To see future events happening with regards to the Branch and RMT, please see our events page     RMT Events Click Here    
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UPDATE ON TfL ENGINEERING CONSULTATION

UPDATE ON TfL ENGINEERING CONSULTATION   On Friday 20th April the TUs met with management for a Consultation meeting.   I am aware of the email sent out to staff …
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RMT Circular 24th April 2018

        OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS       24th April 2018                                                                   Circular No: IR/209/18   Dear Colleague, …
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RMT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 16th Garden Party

RMT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 16th Garden Party: Wednesday 13th June 2018.   Following the United Nations General Assembly last week adopting a resolution underlining the need to end the …
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RMT LT Retired – next meeting, events

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The next meeting of the LT Retired Members Branch will be on 8th May at 14.00 in Unity House, 39 Chalton St NW1 1JD. (A …
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Rail for London

The RMT have been building members that work for Rail for London at various locations including Allsop Place and Romford.   However, once Senior Management found out, they immediate gave …
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New Inflation rates for year to March 2018

New Inflation rates for year to March 2018   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to March 2018. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) …
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Pre- SGM Fringe Meeting for SGM delegates and Observers (RMT)

Dear Comrades,   The LUEngineering Branch are organising a fringe meeting at the Special Annual General Meeting for delegates and branch observers (RMT).   This will be to show case …
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Discussion on RMT Affiliation to the Labour Party

RMT Paddington No.1 Branch and SW&W Regional Council host a discussion on RMT Affiliation to the Labour Party RMT and LABOUR   ‘The past we inherit, the future we build’ …
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[Bring Back British Rail] We need your support to take Chris Grayling to court!

  We need your support to bring Chris Grayling to court over the East Coast rail franchise fiasco. We can’t do this without you. Please pledge and share today: crowdjustice.com/case/eastcoast …
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RMT Wishaw and Motherwell: Reasons they are against Labour Party Affiliation

RMT Wishaw and Motherwell:          12th April 2014   RMT affiliation to the Labour Party: Branch and Regional Council Consultation   Preamble:   1)  On this and each and every occasion, …
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CHANGES TO CRIMINAL HELPLINE NUMBER

To: All Branches, Regional Councils & Regional Offices   Dear Colleague,   RE: CHANGES TO CRIMINAL HELPLINE NUMBER   I write in relation to the above matter. I have received …
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Why LUEngineering Branch decided against Affiliation to the Labour Party

Following several branch meetings to discuss the matter of whether to reaffiliate to the Labour Party, our Branch decided against.   We also decided to take part in the broader …
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Public inquiry finally confirm Mark Cassidy as an undercover police officer that infiltrated construction union UCATT

Undercover police officer HN15 = Mark Cassidy = Mark Jenner The undercover policing public inquiry has finally confirmed that the joiner many of us knew as Mark Cassidy was in …
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RMT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS WITH MINISTER OVER SPIKE IN RACIST ABUSE

RMT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS WITH MINISTER OVER SPIKE IN RACIST ABUSE OF STAFF IN WAKE OF HEADLINES ABOUT TERROR CELL’S ON LONDON TRANSPORT   Tube union RMT has today written …
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Branch Phone Apps

To keep up to date the branch please download our APPs and leave feedback   iPhone   Click here for iPhone App     Android   Click here for Android …
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Labour Party Affiliation

RMT Labour Party affiliation consultation – please be involved in the discussion   As you may be aware your union is consulting RMT Branches over whether the union should affiliate …
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Joke is on passengers says RMT

Joke is on passengers says RMT as 1st April marks two years of failure and broken promises on German owned Northern Rail Franchise   RMT members to hold week of …
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Please VOTE ‘1’ for Steven Skelly

Please VOTE ‘1’ for Steven Skelly   He is a proven candidate that can deliver for members   A proven Negotiator Defender of Jobs and Security Strong and Effective Leadership …
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Blacklist Support Group update 27.03.18 – that was the week that was

A massive week in our campaign   On Wednesday with the walkout of the Spycops inquiry in a show of no confidence in Judge Mitting. The Blacklist Support Group took that …
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Spycops victims stage mass walk out at public inquiry

Victims of undercover police units and their lawyers staged a mass walk out during today’s hearing of the undercover policing public inquiry calling for the removal of Sir John Mitting …
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Circular No 056 spring UPdate 2018

Please  see above and below Circular No: NCP/056/18 Our Ref: LA/15/03/2018 15th March 2018   To: Branches, Regional Councils & Regional Offices Dear colleague, Spring 2018 Update: 1.Compensatory Rest Breaks …
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Tubelines/ LUL alignment

Tubelines/ LUL alignment   Since tube lines were transferred to come fully under the LUL Banner, there has been many rumours circulating around how much different grades get paid and …
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LUL Circular 14th March 2018

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   Following the resolution to this dispute last year (Circular IR/173/17, 21st April 2017), a meeting with the …
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DLR Disputes

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/14/2)   STRIKE ACTION DATES CHANGED   Further to my Circular (IR/130/18, 7th March 2018), it has unfortunately been necessary due to …
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RMT demands to know extent of private rail company profiteering at public expense during cold weather

RMT demands to know extent of private rail company profiteering at public expense during cold weather   Rail union RMT today demanded to know how much Britain’s private rail operators …
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Branch Meeting 7th March

Branch Meetings Things we discuss:   Equality in the Workplace. Lastest News from your area Last Meeting Matters Arising such as: MIS Local Level Meeting:  Report on cleaners were being …
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INFLATION – INHERITING PROPERTY WILL DIMINISH INEQUALITY BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS, BUT EXACERBATE INTRA-CLASS INEQUALITY

  INFLATION – INHERITING PROPERTY WILL DIMINISH INEQUALITY BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS, BUT EXACERBATE INTRA-CLASS INEQUALITY       180213gb(C-Inflation_Feb2018)
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LUL Circular 14th February 2018

TUBE CLEANERS – ABM CONTRACT DEMO OUTSIDE CITY HALL AND ABM OFFICES ON WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY AT 2PM   At 2pm on Wednesday 21st February, we will be holding demos …
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COMPULSORY LIQUIDATION OF CARILLION

COMPULSORY LIQUIDATION OF CARILLION   I write further to my previous circular on the above matter (Ref: IR/65/18, 5th February 2018) to provide an update on the latest developments with …
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What’s the difference between Tube Lines and LUL conditions

Over the next few months and years there willl be discussions surrounding aligning Tube Lines and LUL T&C’s. We will be pushing for a movement upwards/   The below documents …
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TFL TRANSFORMATION (TFL/15/4)

OFFICIAL CIRCULAR TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS 11th January 2018 Circular No: IR/23/18 Dear Colleagues, TFL TRANSFORMATION (TFL/15/4) Further to my previous Circular (IR/431/17, …
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New Year Legal Circular

Please see above and below Circular No: NCP/009/18 Our Ref: LA/01/2018 17TH January 2018 To: Branches, Regional Councils & Regional Offices Dear colleague, New Year Legal Update 1. Helplines Numbers …
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COMPULSORY LIQUIDATION OF CARILLION

To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils   Circular No IR.031/18   16th January 2018   Our Ref: BR1/15/6     Dear Colleagues,   COMPULSORY LIQUIDATION OF CARILLION   …
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December 2017 Inflation Rates

New Inflation rates for year to December 2017   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published inflation rates for the year to December 2017. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) …
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RMT CALLS ON LONDON MAYOR TO TAKE CARILLION’S LONDON RAIL CONTRACTS INTO DIRECT TFL OWNERSHIP

RMT CALLS ON LONDON MAYOR TO TAKE CARILLION’S LONDON RAIL CONTRACTS INTO DIRECT TFL OWNERSHIP   RAIL UNION RMT has today called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take immediate …
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RMT TRADE UNION EDUCATION & LEARNING FESTIVAL 2018 – UNVEILING OF JFT96 MEMORIAL.   

RMT TRADE UNION EDUCATION & LEARNING FESTIVAL 2018 – UNVEILING OF JFT96 MEMORIAL.      The 2018 RMT Festival of Education & Learning will take place at the Bob Crow …
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RMT calls on Government to give assurances to workforce caught in Carillion financial crisis.

RMT calls on Government to give assurances to workforce caught in Carillion financial crisis.   General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “The Government should be giving clear-cut assurances to the …
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ELECTION OF RELIEF REGIONAL ORGANISER – SOUTH Term of Office – 5 Years

ELECTION OF RELIEF REGIONAL ORGANISER – SOUTH Term of Office – 5 Years     Nominations have been invited for the above position (Circular No. MF/137/17, 14th December 2017).   …
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New Membership forms from the 1st March 2018

NEW LAW – NEW MEMBERSHIP FORMS   I am writing in relation to the production of new membership forms that we must use from the 1st March 2018.   The …
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Train Ticket Price Hike

On 25th anniversary year of railway privatisation new study shows yesterday’s rail fare hikes will worsen the cost of living crisis The 2nd of January marked the 25th anniversary of …
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RMT PWT Update

The RMT have been meeting with LUL to discuss many issues that affect our members carrying out protection duties for Morsons and Cleshars   Below is a report from the …
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December Transformation Report – Cherry Picking

Below is a report on the latest Transformation Negotiations from our reps.   “We have come across another obstacle today which is pan Transformation and something which we all felt …
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RMT PAY BULLETIN: Sept to Dec 2017

Dear Colleagues   RMT PAY BULLETIN: Sept to Dec 2017   RPI inflation (change in cost of living relative to same time one year earlier) remains high at 3.9%.   …
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RMT Newsletter 7th December 2017

Dear Colleagues,   PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE & STORES STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP) (LUL/10/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/540/17, 28th November 2017), the ballot has concluded …
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VGC Works Controller Dispute

As part of the claim for an increase in Pay for Work Train Controllers on the Crossrail Project, working for VGC, the RMT have lodged the following case to support …
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Blacklist Support Group

Unite the Union has today launched a new blacklisting claim at the High Court. This time around they have named key individuals at the centre of The Consulting Association scandal …
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2017 Branch Social and Long Service Awards

The Branch rounded off 2017 with a well earned social event.   Mick Cash, Steve Hedley and Mick Lynch all attended on what was a very enjoyable evening.   The …
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LUL Asset Operations (Boxing Day Ballot)

London Underground Signalling Staff (former Metronet areas ONLY) that work for Incident and Maintence Departments and those in the Fault Report Centre are now receiving their ballot papers regarding Boxing …
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Facebook & Twitter Link restored

The facebook and twitter feeds for our branch has now been restored.   To catch up on any news that you’ve missed in the last few months please click the …
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RMT Circular 28th Nov 2017

  OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS     28th November 2017                                                Circular No: IR/540/17   Dear Colleagues,   BOXING DAY WORKING …
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VGC Dispute

The RMT have been in discussions with VGC regarding fair pay and treatment for the Works Train Controllers working on the Cross Rail Contract at Plumstead.   These staff were …
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ETO Agreement: Managers

Part of the agreement for Pay Parity with Engineering Train Operators was an agreed review of Operational Managers Pay to ensure that the differential was maintained between them and the …
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Thales Pay Deal

Dear ALL   Following lengthy talks with the Company, the RMT and Thales have finally reached agreement on pay and we understand that the back pay & increase will be …
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Former Metronet Signals Boxing Day Dispute

LUL Signals Boxing Day Dispute   Dear Colleagues,   The RMT have been talking to LUL (ex-Metronet areas) for nearly four years regarding working over the Christmas Period. We have …
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RMT demand talks regarding Train Prep

96 HOUR FLEET PREPARATION – LONDON UNDERGROUND   It has been brought to my attention that LUL Fleet management in both BCV/LUL and JNP are attempting to discuss the important …
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Transformation & Redeployment

The RMT are holding an urgent meeting tomorrow to discuss Transformation among their reps.   Part of these discussions will be the below proposal from Management that could be perceived …
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SPC/ PM & WSP PAYMENTS

Please find attached the original Protection Master and Site Person in Charge Agreement concluded between the RMT and Tubelines and forms part of the agreements that are carried over.   …
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RMT welcomes Labour MP Dan Carden’s backing for Merseyrail guards

RMT welcomes Labour MP Dan Carden’s backing for Merseyrail guards in parliamentary debate   Rail union RMT has welcomed Labour MP Dan Cardens support for their fight to keep the …
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Political School

Attendance on the Political School is intended to equip participants with a sound understanding of the political role of trade unions, the RMT’s political activity and our international work. Students …
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RMT SLAMS CHRIS GRAYLING

RMT SLAMS CHRIS GRAYLING’S “MISLEADING, DAMAGING AND POLITICALLY MOTIVATED” LETTER TO MP’S OVER RAIL SAFETY DISPUTES   RAIL UNION RMT today slammed a letter sent to MP’s by Transport Secretary …
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Special Company Council, Tube Lines TUPE

Special Company Council, Tube Lines TUPE Consultation, Thursday 26TH October 2017,   Commencing at 10.00 ER Meeting Room, 7th Floor, Palestra Present   Martin Coppen, Head of AP JNP David …
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DRIVER ONLY OPERATION (DOO)

DRIVER ONLY OPERATION (DOO)   Further to my Circular No IR/252/16 dated the 24th August 2016 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you of the union’s …
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TUBE CHAOS ON PICCADILLY LINE

TUBE CHAOS ON PICCADILLY LINE DUE TO CUTS TO TRACKSIDE MANAGEMENT AND FLOGGING OFF SPECIALIST LATHE   TUBE UNION RMT today demanded that London Underground halt and reverse maintenance cuts …
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National Demonstration against Fees and Cuts November 15th 2017

National Demonstration against Fees and Cuts November 15th 2017 The National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts is a network of student and education worker activists, founded in 2010. Since then, …
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RMT Circular 26th October 2017

Dear Colleagues,   PROPOSED TUPE TRANSFER OF AP JNP (TUBE LINES) TO LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD (LUL/15/10)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/431/17, 28th September 2017), it is now confirmed …
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RMT Equality Courses

RMT’s first ever Disabled Members’ weekend course will be taking place at the National Education Centre in Doncaster on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018. This will be a …
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RMT Circular 16th October 2017

  OFFICIAL CIRCULAR       POST-AGREEMENT JOINT INITIATIVES FOR TRAIN OPERATORS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0004)  
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Elections for the TfL Pensions Consultative committee

  TfL Pensions Fund Elections   Elections for the Pensions Consultative committee   It’s that time again when there are elections for staff representatives to sit on the pensions committee …
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September 2017 Inflation Rate

Dear Colleagues   INFLATION RATES JUST SHOW AVERAGE CHANGE IN COST OF LIVING –   The Retail Prices Index (RPI) was 3.9% for the year to September
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Comparison between LUL & Tube Lines Conditions

Please see attached document   Benefits comparison 11th October 2017v1.xlsx
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Tube Lines TUPE to LUL

Tube Lines TUPE to LUL   Talks have been ongoing with LUL regarding the Transfer of Tube Lines Staff into LUL. Please see attached the last minutes for the Special …
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5th October 2017 RMT Circular

OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS   Dear Colleagues,
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RMT TUBE CLEANERS TO DEMONSTRATE

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RMT MEMBERS “SOLID, UNITED AND DETERMINED” ON LATEST DAY OF STRIKE ACTION OVER RAIL SAFETY

RMT MEMBERS “SOLID, UNITED AND DETERMINED” ON LATEST DAY OF STRIKE ACTION OVER RAIL SAFETY   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members stand solid, united and determined this …
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Tribunal fees Update

Tribunal fees Update   I refer to my earlier circular of the 26th July 2017 where I advised   that as of 26th July 2017, fees are no longer payable when …
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NATIONAL PENSIONERS CONVENTION (NPC) FUNDING

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RMT Circular 28th September 2017  

28th September 2017                                                                  Circular No: IR/431/17   Dear Colleagues,   PROPOSED TUPE TRANSFER OF AP JNP (TUBE LINES) TO LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD (formerly Termination of Amey Maintenance Contract – Tube …
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Thales Pay Offer

Dear ALL,   The below offer is for LR1-7 Job Families 7 & 10 plus site engineers ONLY.  Please note that I still have to come up with a form …
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RMT Contribution Rates

RMT Contribution Rates   In 2014, following a successful AGM resolution, the union introduced a reduced contribution rate to encourage organisation and provide support for members within low paid sectors …
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PREMATURE BABIES – ACAS GUIDANCE

TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL OFFICES & REGIONAL COUNCILS   2nd October 2017       Dear Colleague,   PREMATURE BABIES – ACAS GUIDANCE   ACAS have published new advice for …
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Blacklisting debate in parliament 

Blacklisting debate in parliament 5th September 2017 – 1:30pm Westminster Hall Houses of Parliament   Blacklisting will be debated again by MPs in parliament in September after Chuka Umunna secured …
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Cut fares not guards

General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “The huge hike in fares confirmed last week is another kick in the teeth for passengers who ‎already fork out colossal sums to travel …
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Inflation Circular – New RPI is 3.6% – Info on defending use of RPI

Head Office Circular No. NP/131/17   To the Secretary, all Branches and Regional Councils Tuesday 15 August 2017   Dear Colleagues   ANNOUNCEMENT OF MAX INCREASE FOR REGULATED TRAIN FARES, …
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LEGAL UPDATE SUMMER 2017

Circular No: NP/110/17 Our Ref: LA/2017 13th July 2017   To: Branches, Regional Councils & Regional Offices
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Thales revised Pay Offer

Thales have made a revised pay offer for their LR 1-7 staff in job families 7 & 10 plus site engineers.   The offer is below:   Year 1 – …
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9th August LUL Circular

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/325/17, 27th July 2017), the discussions with our Reps regarding rostering during the …
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RMT warns of Night Tube crisis on the Piccadilly Line

RMT warns of Night Tube crisis on the Piccadilly Line   TUBE UNION RMT warned today that the Night Tube on the Piccadilly line is in crisis with a serious …
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New website goes live

LUEngineering Branch is proud to declare that the new website has now gone live an dshould be fully functional.   The Android App for our website can be obtained at …
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PPP Code of Best Practice

During the TUPE talks for certain staff from LUL to be transferred into TfL, LUL continually stated that the PPP Code of Best Practice was non-contractual.   Your union was …
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TRANSFER FROM LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED (LUL) TO TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) MINUTES

TRANSFER OF ENGINEERING, MAJOR PROJECTS, PMO AND CHANGE DELIVERY ACTIVITY FROM LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED (LUL) TO TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL)  Talks in this area have taken place over the last …
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Opps TUPE’d the Wrong People

In quite an amazing show of incompetence, LUL have admitted that they have sent letters to staff involved on the TUPE transfer from LUL to TfL and had not even …
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RMT Circular 13th July

  FIXED TERMS CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE TUBE LINES   Further to my previous Circular (IR/286/17, 10th July 2017) and following the overwhelming ballot result in favour of industrial …
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LUL – HOT PROCEDURE

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14th June RMT Circular

14th June 2017                                                                         Circular No: IR/247/17   Dear Colleagues,   FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/215/17, 24th May …
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PROPOSED TRANSFER OF ENGINEERING, MAJOR PROJECTS, PMO AND CHANGE DELIVERY ACTIVITY FROM LUL TO TfL

PROPOSED TRANSFER OF ENGINEERING, MAJOR PROJECTS, PMO AND CHANGE DELIVERY ACTIVITY FROM LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED (LUL) TO TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TFL) Folloiwng LUL’s decision to renege on agreements reached at …
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LUL Engineering TUPE to TfL

Dear ALL, We met with LUL on the 1st June in a stormy discussion regarding the proposed transfer of 1600 staff into TfL Engineering Directorates. The RMT reiterated its opposition …
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Renewed terror threat – RMT calls for reversal of Tory manifesto proposals

Renewed terror threat – RMT calls for reversal of Tory manifesto proposals to abolish British Transport Police and for a halt to cuts to rail staff   Transport union RMT …
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Blacklist Support Group – Vote for a public inquiry into blacklisting and workers rights

The Labour Manifesto pledges to hold a full public inquiry into blacklisting whereas Theresa May has repeatedly refused to set up a public inquiry when she was Home Secretary. The …
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SPEAKERS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCED – RMT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 15th Garden Party

SPEAKERS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCED – RMT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 15th Garden Party In association with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, the 15th RMT Annual Garden Party for Cuba will take …
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24th May RMT Circular

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/13/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/193/17, 9th May 2017), the following resolution has been received from LU Fleet …
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2017 General Election – Tory Manifesto proposals to attack rail workers right to strike

2017 General Election – Tory Manifesto proposals to attack rail workers right to strike    I am writing to draw your attention to the following extract from the Conservative Party …
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RMT’s Mick Cash welcomes Labours’ rail campaign day

RMT’s Mick Cash welcomes Labours’ rail campaign day Welcoming Labours’ rail campaign day today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Labour commitment to British state ownership of our railways …
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LUL TUPE to TfL

The RMT are organising a meeting set up specifically for our members and LU employees who are in scope for the proposed LU TUPE to TfL, on Wednesday 10th May, …
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LGBT+ PRIDE EVENTS 2017

My ref: EO/16 2nd May 2017 Circular No. NP/66/17   TO: THE SECRETARY ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS     Dear Colleague,   LGBT+ PRIDE EVENTS 2017   LGBT+ Pride …
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Blacklisting: General Election

Every political party in the General Election is claiming to be the voice of the workers. Blacklisted construction workers know the score.   Labour pledges a public inquiry into blacklisting: …
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Blacklist Support Group

#spycops Blacklisted workers were kept under surveillance by big business but also by the British state who exchanged information with major employers. BSG are among the core participants in the …
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RMT BALLOT FOR ACTION OPENS TODAY OVER "LONDON BRIDGE THREE"

RMT BALLOT FOR ACTION OPENS TODAY OVER “LONDON BRIDGE THREE”  – TUBE STAFF SACKED AND DISCIPLINED FOR STOPPING VIOLENT ASSAULT   Tube union RMT has confirmed that balloting of station …
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PROPOSED TRANSFER OF ENGINEERING etc to TfL

PROPOSED TRANSFER OF ENGINEERING, MAJOR PROJECTS, PMO AND CHANGE DELIVERY ACTIVITY FROM LUL TO TFL Following a communication sent out by LUL on Monday 27th March regarding the above, I …
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Branch Request to Ballot Tube Lines Northern Track

The LUEngineering Branch has received a request to ballot all track members on the Northern Line over an over zealous and incorrect interpretation of the Attendance Policy by two members …
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GOVERNMENT PLANS TO AXE RAIL STAFF, COMPROMISE SAFETY AND RUN TRAINS ON THE CHEAP

RMT WARNS OF CO-ORDINATED GOVERNMENT PLANS TO AXE RAIL STAFF, COMPROMISE SAFETY AND RUN TRAINS ON THE CHEAP Rail union RMT warned today of a co-ordinated Government plan to axe …
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March 17th RMT Circular

FULL-TIME TRAIN OPERATOR POSITIONS, CONTRACTED HOURS AND OVERTIME RATE – NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/88/17, 24th February 2017), the ballot concluded …
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Inflation Rates Feb 2017

New Inflation Rates   The Office for National Statistics has published inflation figures for the twelve months to February 2017. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) stood at 3.2% for the …
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RMT Circular 3rd March

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (FLEET GRADES) (LUL/14/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/88/17, 24th February 2017), the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call …
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Retired Members Branch Meeting 7th March

NEXT BRANCH MEETING I hope you can come along to the next meeting of the RMT London Transport Retired Members Branch.   It’s on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 14.00 in …
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Blacklisting & Spycops: in court & parliament – Blacklist Support Group update 23rd Feb 2017

  Blacklisting debate in Westminster parliament Well done Chuka Umunna for using a Westminster debate in parliament to call for a public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal Blacklist Support Group …
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Friends of Durham Miners Association Appeal

Friends of Durham Miners Association Appeal The Durham Miners’ Gala is an important and historic date in our movement’s calendar and one at which the RMT has always been represented. …
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Tube drivers’ strike on Central Line East rock solid this morning

Tube drivers’ strike on Central Line East rock solid this morning TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action on the Central Line East is “rock solid” as expected this …
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Agreement reached with Engineering Train Drivers

Following months of talks between the RMT, Aslef and Tube Lines, a final offer has now been received that is acceptable to our members. This shows what unity in workforce …
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February 15th RMT Circular

FULL-TIME TRAIN OPERATORS POSITIONS, CONTRACTED HOURS AND OVERTIME RATE – NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)   The following resolution was recently received from the London Transport Regional Council:- …
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Tube drivers to strike again on Central Line East

Tube drivers to strike again on Central Line East over cuts-led forced displacement of staff  Following last month’s rock solid strike action against the forced displacement of Central Line Train …
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Southern make a mockery of dispute talk

General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT entered today’s talks in good faith but it soon became clear that the only thing Southern were interested in was bulldozing through driver only …
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Jan Inflation Rate

New Inflation Rates   The Office for National Statistics has published inflation figures for the twelve months to January 2017.   The Retail Prices Index (RPI) stood at 2.6% for …
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Unions demand action from spycops inquiry following Met Police shredding of evidence

Joint Union Statement  We the undersigned are outraged at the news that despite court orders to the contrary, the Metropolitan Police Service has destroyed evidence required for use in the …
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ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)

ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR) I write further to my Circular (IR/26/17) dated 20th January 2017 and to my Circular dated 4th February 2017, …
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February 3rd RMT Circular

STATION STAFFING & SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS, POST-IMPLEMENTATION OF FIT FOR THE FUTURE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)  ALL ACTION IS SUSPENDED – MEMBERS TO WORK AS NORMAL Further to my previous Circular …
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GENERAL SECRETARY’S STATEMENT TO THE PRESS ON THE BETRAYAL OF OUR CONDUCTOR MEMBERS

GENERAL SECRETARY’S STATEMENT TO THE PRESS ON THE BETRAYAL OF OUR CONDUCTOR MEMBERS IN THE TUC LED AGREEMENT ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)  I …
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LUL Track & Signals Sunday to Thursday

Last year the union negotiated a deal whereby staff got a one off payment of £500 for the implementation of Night Tube. That has now happened. The deal was based …
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RMT on "‎rail fares overhaul"

RMT on “‎rail fares overhaul” General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This is an open admission by Britain’s private train companies and the Government that they have been ripping off the …
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Engineering Train Operator Dispute

Yesterday the RMT attended Acas with our sister union, Aslef. The intention was to finalise the agreement that we have been working on since May 2016 and there was very …
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Jan 31st RMT Circular

    STATION STAFFING & SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS, POST-IMPLEMENTATION OF FIT FOR THE FUTURE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5) Further to my previous Circular (IR/22/17, 18th January 2017), our RMT Station Reps …
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4th March National Demonstration to defend the NHS

4th March National Demonstration to defend the NHS   Health Campaigns Together (a national network of over thirty NHS campaigning organisations and unions working together to co-ordinate action to defend …
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Tube drivers action on Central, Waterloo and City Lines

Tube drivers action on Central, Waterloo and City Lines solid in all depots this morning Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Pickets are out in force this morning, picket lines …
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LUL Network Command Reorganisation

LUL are starting discussions today regarding a reorganisation with the Network Command and Response Team. This proposal includes a changes in some areas such as the DOME team, Asset Performance Control …
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Metropolitan Line Signals Annual Leave Agreement

The RMT have net with management over the last week following problems covering last Christmas Day on call. To this end we have tried to address some of the issue …
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LATEST TORY ATTEMPT TO BAN TRANSPORT STRIKES

RMT RESPONSE TO LATEST TORY ATTEMPT TO BAN TRANSPORT STRIKES Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “These Tories would ban trade unions full stop if they could get away with …
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Engineering Train Operator Talks Collapse

Following months of intensive talks with Tube Lines Management that have been productive and have nearly reached a conclusion, the main sticking point has been that they wish Engineering Train …
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Emergency Public Rally in support of Tube workers

Emergency Public Rally in support of Tube workers  Wednesday 1 February, 18:30pm Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ Tube journeys are up by 23% in the last six …
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Dec 2016 Inflation Rate

New Inflation Rates   The Office for National Statistics has published inflation figures for the twelve months to December 2016. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) stood at 2.5% for the …
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LUL Circular 18th January

DISPLACEMENT, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/4)  Further to my previous Circular (IR/395/16, 19th December 2016), the ballot concluded with members voting as follows:- Are you prepared to …
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RMT demand action over downtime

The RMT have held talks with senior managers at  CPD Signals over the concerns our members have over the lack of work and downtime (no available work) where we have …
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MAKE SOME NOISE DEMO 13th MARCH

MAKE SOME NOISE DEMO 13th MARCH In the light of Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s shocking decision in October not to grant an inquiry into “The Battle of Orgreave”, the Truth …
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WOMEN’S REGIONAL ORGANISATION – WOMEN’S WEEK

WOMEN’S REGIONAL ORGANISATION – WOMEN’S WEEK Further to circular NP/277/16, 23rd November 2016, promoting a week set aside to specifically organise women within the industry, the button badges saying “A …
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RMT to ballot London Underground fleet staff

RMT to ballot London Underground fleet staff for action over breakdown in industrial relations   RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its London Underground fleet staff …
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Thales Proposal to attack Pension Payments

The RMT have received a proposal from Thales UK to amend the future pension increases for members of  legacy final salary pension schemes (such as Thomson Retirement Benefit Scheme, Thales …
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Jan 2017 Blacklisting Update

Happy 2017, and a massive thank you to everyone who has assisted the blacklisting campaign throughout 2016 and beyond. Last year saw a historic outcome in the High Court litigation, …
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RMT hits back at Government-appointed ORR

General Secretary Mick Cash said. “The Office of Road and Rail are claiming to be an independent safety body when in fact they are a department of the government made …
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2016 Branch Social

Dear ALL Please see the photos from our 2016 branch social and we would like to thank all our members and especially our long serving ones for making it such …
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Tube Lines entry to the TfL Pension Fund

We would like to remind members that intend to transfer into the TfL Pension Scheme to send back their papers and chase up confirmation or replies if they have not …
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Thales RSS ALP & A-Z Agreed

The RMT have now formally accepted the below agreement for Thales Rail Signals LR 1-7 Grades to resolve the long standing issue of annual leave pay and equalise conditions with …
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The Great Rail Rip Off

Southern Rail owners Go Ahead ramp up dividends and stockpile cash while services are left to rot and safety standards are slashed New research by transport union RMT has found …
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DfT admits to rigging rail franchise market for privateers

DfT admits to rigging rail franchise market for privateers RAIL UNION RMT says that today’s revelations in the media that the DfT intend to rig the rail franchise market to …
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Jan RMT Circular

STATION STAFFING & SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS, POST-IMPLEMENTATION OF FIT FOR THE FUTURE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)   STRIKE ACTION CALLED ON 8TH and 9th JANUARY! Further to my previous Circular IR/395/16 …
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Fighting Transphobia

FIGHTING TRANSPHOBIA  The RMT National LGBT Members’ Conference last year called for a new poster to be produced about transphobia in line with the union’s on-going fight against all forms …
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Retired Members Branch

Hi Brothers and Sisters, Please do your best to come to the next meeting of the RMT LT Retired Branch. It’s on Tuesday 10th January at 14.00 in Unity House, 39 …
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INTEGRATION OF TRACK AND TRAIN OPERATIONS – NETWORK RAIL

INTEGRATION OF TRACK AND TRAIN OPERATIONS – NETWORK RAIL   I write further to my previous circular on the above matter (Ref: IR/379/16, 6th December 2016) in which I advised …
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RMT calls for postponement of night tube on the Pic Line

RMT calls for postponement of night tube on Piccadilly Line over safety concerns   RAIL UNION RMT today called for the postponement of the night tube on the Piccadilly Line …
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LUL Station Strikes

Strikes Loom on Tube while middle managers shown to agree with RMT following job cuts   TUBE UNION RMT says that while strikes loom on London Underground middle managers have …
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Blacklisting & Construction Union Collusion?

Len McCluskey: “I undertake to ensure an independent review of this new evidence when I am re-elected General Secretary of Unite and after the new High Court proceedings have concluded”. …
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November Inflation Rates

New Inflation Rates   The Office for National Statistics has published inflation figures for the twelve months to November 2016.   The Retail Prices Index (RPI) stood at 2.2% for …
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Addendum to the Tube Lines Pension Agreement

Following the agreement to implement access to the TfL Pension Fund for Tube Lines staff, LUL management have sent over an additional document regards to areas where further roster work …
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INTEGRATION OF TRACK AND TRAIN OPERATIONS – NETWORK RAIL

INTEGRATION OF TRACK AND TRAIN OPERATIONS – NETWORK RAIL I write to advise branches of an announcement made yesterday by The Secretary of State for Transport that the Tory Government …
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Latest RMT Circular

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)  Further to my previous Circular (IR/361/16, 25th November 2016), talks took place with the Company at ACAS on …
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Drivers on Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines to strike on 6th and 7th December

Drivers on Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines to strike on 6th and 7th December TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines …
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RMT reaction to the death of Fidel Castro

RMT reaction to the death of Fidel Castro General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT is saddened to hear of the death of our comrade and inspiration Fidel Castro. It should …
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RMT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 15th Garden Party: Wednesday 21st June 2017

Dear Colleagues RMT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 15th Garden Party: Wednesday 21st June 2017. Following the sad news over the weekend regarding the passing of Fidel Castro, RMT will continue …
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Update on the Section 15 Dispute

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RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, NIGHT RUNNING & PENSIONS TUBE LINES AP JNP

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When the door was opened to allow former Metronet staff to join the TfL Pension Fund, there was some 168 people for various reasons that did not join at that …
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Tube Lines Pay, Night Tube and Pensions

Following over four years of complex and detailed talks between the RMT and LUL, we have finally reached a conclusion. The below Agreement was placed before all our Tube Lines …
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Legal Update: Autumn 2016

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New LUL Vehicle Policy

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October RMT Circular

STATION STAFFING & SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS, POST-IMPLEMENTATION OF FIT FOR THE FUTURE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/287/16, 5th October 2016), LUL has been advised that …
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RMT slams Tory axing of TFL Operating Grant

RMT slams Tory axing of TFL Operating Grant as “criminally irresponsible” as Greenwich incident focuses attention on safety and security.   General Secretary Mick Cash said “The axing of the …
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Engineering Train Operator Dispute

Proposed ETO Regrading Initiative – Prepared for ASLEF and RMT Following productive discussions at ACAS on the 17th October, the below clarifications was agreed and the Engineering Train Operator proposed …
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Tube Lines Pay, Night Tube and Pensions Dispute

As you know, talks with LUL and Tube Lines have been ongoing for several years regarding the issue of Pay, Night Tube and Pensions. All these three issues have become …
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Oct 2016 Thales Company Council Report

October 2016: Thales Company Council Update Dear Colleague Your company council representatives, DTS Ronnie Fardell and RSS, Ed Hardy and myself met with Senior Thales Management and HR for our regular quarterly …
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Blacklisting Update 13th October

Compensation is not the same as Justice http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a666-Compensation-could-never-equal-justice#.V_4bC_krLs2   DCI Gordon Mills sues GMB The senior police officer who gave the PowerPoint presentation at a Consulting Association meeting to senior …
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Tube Lines: Where's our Pay & Pension?

Tube Lines: Pay, Pensions and Night Tube All three issues have now become intrinsically linked together. LUL/ Tube Lines want to state that the Pay cannot be settled without agreement …
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Engineering Train Operator Dispute

Over the last month there has been intensive talks with Tube Lines to achieve 6.3% Pay Parity with their Tamper Driver colleagues. During these talks both the RMT and our …
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LUL: New Signals Framework Agreement Agreed

Following lengthy discussions, the New LUL Signals Framework Agreement has been agreed at the Company Council.   signals-framework-oct-2016   If you work for LUL in Signals, Power or DLO (Comms …
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National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine   The National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine will take place on Tuesday 15 November, from 12-6pm, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.   …
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LT RETIRED MEMBERS BRANCH Sept Minutes

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Jeremy Corbyn Victory

LU Engineering Branch would like to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his increased victory as Labour Leader. He is a member of the RMT Parliamentary Group and has always shown support …
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Tube Lines Pensions Update

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Get well soon Steve Hedley

LUengineering Branch wishes Steve a quick recovery from the heart attack that he has suffered. We are glad to hear that our amazing NHS has acted quickly and he is …
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RMT calls for London Underground to bring forward staffing review

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"Things like that don't happen here"

“The biggest difficulty we faced with the blacklisting and the undercover police campaigns, is that people think we live in a liberal democracy and things like that don’t happen here” …
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June 2016 Tube Lines Company Council Minutes

Notes of Company Council Meeting No 57 Held on Wednesday 1st June, 2016, at Westferry Circus.   Present John Edmonds, Chairman Andy Derbyshire, Head of AP JNP Terry Deller, ER …
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Tube Lines Pensions Dispute/ TUPE

The RMT have requested a Tube Lines Mass Reps meeting at Unity House on Friday 23rd September 2016 start 10:00 to report back to reps from the last ACAS meeting. We have set …
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TfL’S TRANSFORMATION

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August 2016 Inflation rates

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Engineering Train Operator Dispute

Over the last few weeks, the RMT have been in dispute with Tube Lines over pay parity for Engineering Train Operatives and obtaining a 6.3% Pay Rise. Talks have been …
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LEAVE AND PAY FOR MOTHERS

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Tube Lines Pension Talks

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RMT to raise concerns over Redundancy Payment Cap

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Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle

Blacklist Support Group is honoured to be co-hosting a major employment rights conference at the University of Greenwich. The conference is FREE but as numbers are limited and John McDonnell is a …
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RMT CAMPAIGN BRINGS THE END OF TUBE LINES

RMT CAMPAIGN BRINGS MAJOR TUBE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT BACK IN-HOUSE   A long-running campaign by tube union RMT has scored a significant victory with the final confirmation from the London Mayor …
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RMT PAY BULLETIN: August 2016

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Latest RMT Circular

PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT ENGINEERS TRAIN DRIVERS – TUBE LINES AP JNP (LUL/10/2)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/237/16, 12th August 2016), branches will be aware that our members voted …
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Night Tube this weekend

RMT sets out its position on the roll out of the first phase of the Night Tube this weekend   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “RMT supports the …
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Engineering Grades Conference Resolutions

NATIONAL industrial ORGANISING conference of engineering GRADES 2016   The following resolutions were passed at the 2016 conference and the National Executive Committee decisions are given below:-   PLAIN LINE …
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Rail Travel Concessions (Priv)

CHANGES TO RAIL STAFF TRAVEL CONCESSIONS – 12 MONTH TRIAL   Further to my Circular No IR/213/14 dated the 21st August 2014 with regards to the trial changes to the …
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Inflation Rates July 2016

  Dear Colleagues   INFLATION: FOOD AND FUEL PRICES UP (following Sterling fall & more money printing) WITH PRICES OF OTHER IMPORTED GOODS SET TO RISE TOO (c10% by mid-2017) …
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COMBATTING RACIST ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

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Thales GTS Overtime Agreement

The RMT have reached agreement for Thales GTS with regards to overtime as below. We thank the company reps for their hard work in making this agreement.     GTS …
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RMT Circular 12th Aug

OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS   12th August 2016                                                                Circular No: IR/237/16 Dear Colleagues, PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT ENGINEERS TRAIN DRIVERS – …
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'Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle' conference

John McDonnell is just one of many high profile speakers confirmed to speak at the ‘Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle’ conference at University of Greenwich on 16-17 September. This …
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Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle

Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle Blacklist Support Group are co-hosting a major employment rights conference in September at the University of Greenwich. Bringing together activists & academics, politicians, unions …
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How Workers Beat a Government

The working class took on and defeated the Government in July 1972. Find out how.  PENTONVILLE 5 MEETING July 28 2016 – 18.30 Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R …
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NOMINATIONS FOR RMT BLACK AND ETHNIC MINORITY MEMBERS’ COURSE

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Latest RMT Circular 22/6/16

EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/175/16, 22nd June 2016), members will recall the NEC decision to organise a Stations …
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Blacklist Support Group update – 15 July 2016

Neil Findlay MSP names Gayle Burton from Costain in Scottish parliament as key link between the police and the blacklist. This is a big breakthrough but amazingly none of the media have picked it …
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INFLATION SET TO SOAR

  STERLING DOWN c15% FROM RECENT HIGH (meaning imports dearer) + LIKELIHOOD OF MORE MONEY PRINTING (stimulus) = INFLATION SET TO SOAR   The Retail Prices Index (RPI) was 1.6% …
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Tube Lines Pensions

Tube Lines Pensions The RMT met with Tube Lines and Senior LUL management on Thursday at Acas and following this meeting they have written to Unity House outlining their proposals …
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NEW CRIMINAL/LICENSING APPLICATION FORM L3

NEW CRIMINAL/LICENSING APPLICATION FORM L3   In order to assist Branch Secretaries and to streamline the process for applications for licensing and criminal assistance in work related matters we have …
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RMT on Southern "crisis timetable"

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said;   “The axing of nearly 350 trains a day by GTR is a crisis measure designed to rig their appalling performance figures. The fewer …
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Latest Tube Lines Safety Forum Minutes

AP JNP H&S Forum – Minutes 230616   JNP HS Forum Closed Action list 23 June 2016   JNP HS Forum Open Action list 23 June 2016
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Latest LUL Company Council Minutes

LONDON UNDERGROUND COMPANY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 21 APRIL 2016 IN THE BOARDROOM, 5th FLOOR, 15 WESTFERRY CIRCUS AT 09:30  MANAGEMENT ATTENDEES: Steve Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer (Chair) (NB) Jean …
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Commemorating 40 years since the Grunwick strike

Dear Colleagues,   Commemorating 40 years since the Grunwick strike   The historic Grunwick strike was sparked by the dismissal of Devshi Bhudia on Friday 20 August 1976 for working …
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RETIRED MEMBERS BENEFITS: F3 FORM

RETIRED MEMBERS BENEFITS: F3 FORM  The following resolution was carried at the National Retired Members Advisory Conference held on 21st April 2016. “Members of this branch regularly report at meetings …
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Acas Update: Tube Lines Night Tube, Pension and Pay

The RMT met with Tube Lines and LUL management today at Acas. During this meeting we reached the following position: Night Tube: A poll of existing staff was conducted to …
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Tube Lines Pensions Discussions

Further discussions under the auspice of Acas are due to take place on Monday 4th July when we expect full details of the company proposal on how the entry to …
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Durham Miners’ Gala 2016

Durham Miners’ Gala 2016 Further to circular no. NP/32/15 of 23rd February 2015 please be advised that the details for RMT activists and members attending this year’s Durham Miners Gala, …
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TUCG Annual Tolpuddle Seminar

TUCG Annual Tolpuddle Seminar This year’s Trade Union Coordinating Group Annual Tolpuddle Seminar will take place on Tuesday 12th July, 2016 at 18.30 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, …
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Transport union RMT ‎statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn.

Transport union RMT ‎statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn.   Responding to the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “By peddling the ludicrous notion that …
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Tube Lines Night Tube, Pay and Pensions

The RMT met with LUL and Tube Lines today at Acas to discuss Night Tube, Pay and Pensions Night Tube: Tube Lines have stated that they will identify how many people …
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Blacklist Support Group Update

Jo Cox R.I.P. Blacklist Support Group send their condolences to the family and friends of Jo Cox at this appalling time.   The murder of a Labour MP by someone …
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RMT Political School

NOMINATIONS FOR RMT POLITICAL SCHOOL SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER – FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 2016   Please nominate by Monday 11 July 2016   The next school will take place from Sunday …
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RMT REITERATES "VOTE LEAVE" MESSAGE ON EVE OF EU REFERENDUM

TRANSPORT UNION REITERATES “VOTE LEAVE” MESSAGE ON EVE OF EU REFERENDUM One of Britain’s most powerful unions today urged its members and trade unionists to vote for “hope not fear” …
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Latest RMT Circular

Dear Colleagues,   DISCIPLINARY/SPAD PROCEDURE, SHUNTERS – TUBE LINES AP JNP (LUL/4/4)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/133/16, 5th May 2016), members will recall the resolution from LU Fleet …
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London Pride 2016

Our Ref EO/16 Circular No. NP/167/16 13th June 2016   TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS AND REGIONAL OFFICES   Dear Colleague, LONDON PRIDE – SATURDAY 25TH JUNE 2016   This …
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May 2016 Inflation Rate

Head Office Circular No. NP/168/16   To the Secretary, all Branches and Regional Councils Tuesday 14 June 2016   Dear Colleagues   INFLATION: INSIST ON YOUR PAY DEAL BEING BASED …
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2016 Thales Pay LR1-7

Despite productive talks with Senior Management and the RMT, we was disappointed that no progress was made. A 1.7% Pay Offer has been made and implemented which is below the …
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Cleshar's Patrolling Dispute Settled

Following lengthy talks, LUL and the RMT have reached an agreement that will see an end to Cleshars employed staff undertaking patrolling and the work will again revert to fully …
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Tube Lines Pay/ Night Tube & Pension Update

Tube Lines Pay/ Night Tube & Pension Update RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, met with senior LUL Managers at Acas last week and had an open and honest discussion on …
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Undercover police spied on the RMT union

Undercover police officer Carlo Neri spied on the RMT union.  Photographic evidence shows that in October 2004 the spy cop was present at the industrial dispute following the sacking of the prominent union …
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Corbyn & Burnham pledge a public inquiry for blacklisting

Corbyn & Burnham pledge a public inquiry for blacklisting This week both Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham made speeches praising the Blacklist Support Group and calling for a full public …
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John McDonnell endorses blacklist campaigner on trial over democratic right to protest

The trial of Dave Smith takes place in the City of London Magistrates Court on Thurs 9th – Fri 10th June following his arrest for blocking after traffic in Park Lane …
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Tube Overcrowding Projections

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said; “These projections are truly terrifying and require urgent action if we are to avoid a lethal cocktail of gridlock and extreme passenger danger right …
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Latest LUL Circular 26th May 2016

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ASBESTOS DEATHS

ASBESTOS DEATHS Further to Head Office Circular NP/115/16, 11th April 2016 the TUC have published a guide for union workplace representatives as part of their campaign to make all workplaces …
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Tube Lines Ballot Result

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LUL Night Tube

Following the announcement of the start of Night Tube, General Secretary Mick Cash said; “There are major unresolved issues in relation to the Tube Lines engineering workforce and it is imperative that …
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Glen Hart Dispute

Dear RMT members   I am pleased to advise you that we have some good news with regards to Brother Glen Hart. I have received a letter from  LUL that …
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LUL Signals: Night Tube

Following talks at Acas, LUL agreed that staff would not be compelled and could stay on their existing rosters. In CPD it was stated that there would be no impact. …
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Health & Safety Issues: Trackside House

The situation at Trackside House: Stratford Market Depot Messroom has long been undesirable. It is over crowded and not good enough to cope with the large numbers of staff based …
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Thales Pay Rise LR1 -7 2016

This is a to inform you of the latest situation regarding your pay and a response to the Bulletin issued today by Thales stating that they are imposing this years …
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RMT to take Lilliebridge Fight to the Mayor

Raise Lillie Bridge Depot Closure Concerns with New London Mayor Sadiq Khan Our branch wants the matter of the planned closure of Lillie Bridge Depot and provision of appropriate an …
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Joint Union Statement Supporting a Leave Vote

ASLEF, BFAWU, RMT   Joint Union Statement Supporting a Leave Vote A united Labour Movement   Many great figures of the Labour moment such as Tony Benn, Michael Foot and …
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RMT PAY BULLETIN: May 2016

Headline forecasts Inflation rate: Average new forecast April 2016 RPI inflation (change in cost of living relative to same time one year earlier) was 1.3% For the final three months …
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TfL PENSION FUND – SUSPENSION OF TRANSFERS-IN

TfL PENSION FUND – SUSPENSION OF TRANSFERS-IN I refer to my previous Circular NP/076/14, 11th April 2014, the RMT has been informed that the suspension of transfers-in from external pension …
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Mayor Sadiq Khan on tube, rail and taxis

RMT calls for urgent meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan on tube, rail and taxis.   London’s main transport union RMT  today called for urgent talks with newly elected Mayor Sadiq …
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Working in a possession – May 2016

The Secretary LONDON TRANSPORT REGIONAL COUNCIL LU ENGINEERING BRANCH Dear Colleague  LUL SECTION 15 POSSESSIONS Further to Head Office Circular NP/077/16, 1st March 2016, this matter has again been considered …
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Referendum on Membership of the European Union

Dear Colleagues, Referendum on Membership of the European Union As you may be aware, the referendum campaign surrounding UK membership of the European Union has now begun. RMT policy on …
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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF SEAMEN'S STRIKE

RMT TO LAUNCH NEW BOOKLET ON FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF SEAMEN’S STRIKE IN DOVER   Shipping union RMT will be officially launching a new booklet – “TURNING THE TIDE” – marking …
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Blacklisting Vindication

This happened at the High Court on 11th May:   9:30am – John McDonnell MP joins blacklisted workers outside the High Court celebrating their legal victory against the major construction firms. …
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Blacklist Update

High Court Construction firms pay out millions to settle more blacklisting claims but the fight for justice continues. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-5820-Blacklist-wretches-pay-250m#.VyhdvfkrLs0 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/29/blacklisted-workers-secure-compensation-construction-firms http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-biggest-building-firms-agree-7864460 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36173104 http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/contractors-settle-blacklisting-litigation http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-blacklisting/   Hillsborough Blacklist Support Group would …
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BALLOTING STARTS TODAY ON TUBE LINES STAFF

    BALLOTING STARTS TODAY IN NIGHT TUBE PAY AND PENSIONS DISPUTE INVOLVING TUBE LINES STAFF Tube union RMT confirmed today that a ballot for action involving nearly 1500 Tube …
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Working in Possessions: Code of Practice

Following discussions on safety on the track with regards to the Section 15 dispute, it was recognised that there was issues on how safe management of staff working in a Possession …
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Ex-UKPN Pay 2015: Update

The RMT and its sister unions met with LUL Management last week to discuss the issue of the difference between the final year of the UKPN and the first year …
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LUL Company Council Minutes 4/2/16

Below are the latest LUL Company Council Minutes Company Council Minutes 4 2 16
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Tube Lines Pay & Pension Ballot: Notice Given

I can advise that the notice of ballot has been sent to Tube Lines today. The ballot papers will be posted to members on Tuesday 3rd May and the closing …
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Retiring Reps and Friends

LUEngineering Branch held a special award evening for four of our long standing reps; Martin Eden, Dave Godfrey, Frank Murray and Jackie D’Arby, with over 150 years membership and service …
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TfL Pension: 'Transfer In' Issue Won (existing members only)

Following pressure and a concerted campaign by the RMT through the Pension Consultative Committee Members, Trustees and Unity House, LUL have been forced to allow existing TfL Pension Scheme members to transfer …
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EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE – TUC SURVEY

EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE – TUC SURVEY  The TUC is conducting an Equality in the workplace survey of union representatives on the type of equality issues arising in the workplace …
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Sexual Harassment- TUC Survey

SEXUAL HARASSMENT – TUC SURVEY Recent TUC polling indicates that sexual harassment is still rife in many workplaces. These findings are in line with European data on the extent of …
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Trade Union Bill – Take Action Now

Trade Union Bill – Take Action Now On Wednesday 27 April, the Trade Union Bill is likely to get its final vote in the House of Commons, when MPs will …
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As EU imposes rail privatisation – RMT says "vote to Leave"

As EU imposes rail privatisation – RMT says “vote to Leave” The European Parliament’s decision this week to back the opening up of all rail routes across the EU to …
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TFL PENSION FUND – 2015 TRIENNIAL ACTUARIAL VALUATION

TFL PENSION FUND – 2015 TRIENNIAL ACTUARIAL VALUATION Following the 2015 triennial actuarial valuation of the TfL Pension Fund the results reveal a deficit of £396 million with a funding …
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TFL PENSION FUND – CONTRACTING-OUT PROPOSALS

TFL PENSION FUND – CONTRACTING-OUT PROPOSALS As a result of Government legislation Defined Benefit (Final Salary) pension schemes, such as the TfL Pension Fund, are no longer able to contract-out …
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RMT Supporting Blacklisted Members

Should you feel that you have been subject to blacklisting and have appeared on a Blacklist Database (as the Information Commissioners Office can confirm) then the RMT may be able …
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Blacklisting and Corporate Lies

Blacklist Support Group today announced that it intends to make a formal submission to the Metropolitan Police calling for an investigation into the destruction of documents and computer files by …
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Blacklisting and Police Spies

Newly uncovered documentary evidence shows how police officers infiltrated campaigns by construction workers protesting against deaths on building sites. The documents include a series of letters written to and from …
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RMT Circular 14th April 2016

OFFICIAL CIRCULAR TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS  14th April 2016                                                                   Circular No: IR/111/16   Dear Colleagues, CLOSURE OF LILLIE BRIDGE DEPOT – LONDON UNDERGROUND …
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Blacklisting Update

Blacklisted workers taunted by central figure in the blacklisting conspiracy http://www.mirror.co.uk/opinion/blacklisting-victims-havent-suffered-enough-7752746   Blacklisted workers speak at the High Court about how standing up for fellow workers affected their families https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV7lL2Gm9zw …
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New Inflation Rates

New Inflation Rates The Office for National Statistics has published inflation figures for the twelve months to March 2016. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) stood at 1.6% for the year …
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RMT TO BALLOT LILLIEBRIDGE DEPOT

RMT TO BALLOT FOR ACTION AT MAIN TUBE TRACK MAINTENANCE AND RENEWALS DEPOT   TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot for both strike …
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RMT SLAMS "TRANSPORT FOR LONDON BILL" MULTI-BILLION POUND RIP OFF BY THE SUPER-RICH

RMT SLAMS “TRANSPORT FOR LONDON BILL” MULTI-BILLION POUND RIP OFF BY THE SUPER-RICH Tonight, Tuesday 12th April, the Transport for London Bill has its third reading – a Bill which …
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14th RMT Annual Garden Party for Cub

RMT / Cuba Solidarity Campaign 14th Garden Party: Wednesday 15th June 2016. In association with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign the 14th RMT Annual Garden Party for Cuba will take place …
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TRADE UNION BILL – CHECK OFF PROPOSALS

TRADE UNION BILL – CHECK OFF PROPOSALS  The Trade Union Bill has continued its passage through Parliament and was progressed to the Report Stage on 16th March 2016. As you …
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WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY – 28th APRIL 2016

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY – 28th APRIL 2016 You will recall from the contents of NP/021/16 1st January 2016  Circular, that the attacks on Trade Unionists and Health & Safety reps …
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EXHAUST FUMES AND ALARMS – HOUNSLOW TUNNELS

EXHAUST FUMES AND ALARMS – HOUNSLOW TUNNELS A report and correspondence came in from the Relief Regional Organiser and from RMT members working on track tamping machines in tunnels around …
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ASBESTOS DEATHS

ASBESTOS DEATHS There continues to be asbestos all around the railway infrastructure and in other locations where we also organise. RMT Members are reminded almost monthly of the damage and …
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Briefing on State Aid complaint alleging Earl's Court developer

The RMT and LUEngineering Branch have been working hand in hand with the local community around Earls Court to save our LillieBridge Depot and support the West Kensington and Gibbs …
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PM, the Mayor and being Open

When it comes to disclosures about people’s salaries that work for TFL and other public bodies, it seems Boris and his mate, Dave are more than happy that the public …
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Paris Demonstration against Anti-Labour Laws

The LUEngineering branch sends solidarity to the 15,000 Workers and Students that have been and continue to demonstrate in Paris and across France against proposed Labour Laws. The fight against …
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Thales RSS & DTS Pay Talks: Final Position

Talks with Thales have reached a near Final Position with Thales offering 1.7%. The RMT have stated that they are looking to see this money incorporated into RSS Benchmark Figures …
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LUL Track Patrolling Dispute

Following talks a Final Position has been reached with the Company. Please let your local reps know if it is acceptable or whether we reject it Track Patrolling Cleshars Staff …
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Tube Lines Pay/ Night Tube and Pensions

Following LUL Tube Lines continually stating that they would offer the same pay and night tube deal to Tube Lines staff as LUL employees, the RMT was shocked to find …
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LUEngineering Facebook Page thriving

The LUL Engineering Face Book page is thriving as we continue to update and inform our members and fellow activists. In the last week,we have had more posts and engagement …
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Major Transport Projects may be Compromised

General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Major transport infrastructure projects are compromised by a failure to plan for the future in terms of the skilled workforce Britain needs to drive forwards. “There …
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Blacklisting High Court latest figures

Blacklisting High Court latest figures: Over 180 blacklisted workers settled their claims after renewed offers from the firms in the past 2-3 weeks. The estimated cost to the firms for …
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RMT SETS OUT SIX KEY REASONS FOR LEAVING THE EU

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GOLDMSITH'S ATTACK ON LUL WORKERS’ TRAVEL CONCESSIONS

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LUL Track Patrolling Dispute

Following talks with LUL and meetings with affected members, we believe we are close to achieving an acceptable solution that guarantees job security and patrolling being done by internal staff. …
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Section 15: Working in a Possession

Following intensive discussions with LUL and Tube Lines management over the Section 15 dispute, progress is consistently being made to ensure that we have a safe system of work for …
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YOUNG MEMBERS CONFERENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

To: All BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS, & REGIONAL OFFICES Dear Colleagues. YOUNG MEMBERS CONFERENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Following the closing of nominations for the Young Members Advisory Committee on the 31st March …
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Save our Steel

RMT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT AND NETWORK RAIL TO SPEED UP RAIL RENEWALS WORK TO EASE PRESSURE ON UK STEEL INDUSTRY   RAIL UNION RMT today called on the Government and …
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Where's our bloody money?

Despite the RMT agreeing a Pay Deal with LUL on the first of March, the company have still not implemented the increase and paid the appropriate amount of back pay. …
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LUL Circular 4th April 2016

OFFICIAL CIRCULAR   TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS  4th April 2016                                                                           Circular No: IR/092/16 Dear Colleagues, BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, DRIVERS, HAMMERSMITH …
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RMT Women's Membership and Participation Survey

The LT Region is conducting a survey to find out how the RMT can support more women members to become active in the union For more details click the link …
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RMT to take ex-UKPN Pay Issue to Company Council

The RMT are taking the issue of pay back to LUL for our members in UKPN. We are concerned that LUL are paying less to these staff than the negotiated …
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March Inflation Figures

New Inflation Rates The Office for National Statistics has published inflation figures for the twelve months to February 2016. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) stood at 1.3% for the year …
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Last Weeks Pic Line Drivers Strike

Solidarity from LUEngineering Branch to the Drivers striking to stop Bullying on the Pic Line From Last Week Piccadilly line strike action rock solid TUBE UNION RMT said that strike …
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RMT INTERNAL STRUCTURE – WALES REGIONAL COUNCIL

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Blacklisting Update

High Court latest The next hearing at the High Court blacklisting litigation is Thursday 7th April. BSG stance is the same as always. We want to see the directors of …
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Tube Lines Safety Forum Minutes March 2016

Minutes of the AP JNP Health & Safety Forum On Thursday 17th March 2016 at 10:00 to 13:00 In Auditorium 1, Ground Floor, Westferry Circus     Attendees representing Management: …
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Report on the 2016 RMT Women's Conference

There were just over 50 RMT Members who attended the Conference this year. This was another well attended Conference with 5 speakers on various subjects and 4 main reports from …
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Save Lilliebridge Depot

The following resolution will be discussed at the next LUEngineering Branch Meeting: Save Lilliebridge Ballot of All RMT Members in Lillie Bridge Depot  Lillie Bridge Depot Closure and Breach of …
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Junior Doctors Strike

Transport union RMT pledges it’s continuing full support for junior doctors’ industrial action. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT stands in full support of our junior doctors as once …
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Trade Union Bill – TUCG demonstration – 16 March

Trade Union Bill – TUCG demonstration – 16 March   The Report Stage of the Trade Union Bill will be taking place on Wednesday 16th March in the House of …
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Black List Support Group Statement

Blacklisting is human rights abuse on an industrial scale. The secret conspiracy that ruined the lives of thousands of hard working men and women was orchestrated by the directors of …
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International Women's Day

LUEngineering Branch would like to send solidarity to all women in the world. The fight for Equality and Justice is a fight for us all “The worker is the slave …
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LUL Tendering Tube Lines Work

The RMT have caught LUL red-handed as they try to hive off work currently done internally by Tube Lines staff to outside companies. At a time when the RMT are …
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RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, NIGHT RUNNING AND PENSIONS TUBE LINES

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, NIGHT RUNNING AND PENSIONS TUBE LINES AP JNP (LUL/0001/TL) Further to my previous Circular (IR/029/16, 5th February 2016) the meeting with Tube Lines …
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RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE & NIGHT RUNNING – LUL

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE & NIGHT RUNNING – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001) Further to my previous Circular (IR/0037/16, 18th February 2016), the referendum has concluded and the result …
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RMT CONTRIBUTION RATES 2016

MOM/MEM/ACR Circular No MF/133/15 12th November 2015 TO ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS Dear Colleague, RMT CONTRIBUTION RATES 2016 As you know, the cost of providing members with the benefits …
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Blacklisting Campaign

Construction firms attempt to ban a number of blacklisted workers from giving evidence in the blacklisting super-trial was thrown out by the High Court on Friday (26 Feb). Edmund Nourse QC representing the blacklisting …
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Section 15 Acas Talks

SECTION 15 POSSESSIONS – LUL Further to Head Office Circular NP/066/16, 17th February 2016 your National Executive Committee has once again considered a report of the Regional Organiser on talks …
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Tube Lines Reps Meeting Pay & Pensions

Tube Lines Reps Meeting Report The Tube Lines Pay Offer was put to all our Tube Lines reps at a meeting at Unity House on 23 Feb. The discussions also …
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Tube Lines Pay/ Night Tube & Pensions

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 AND NIGHT RUNNING TUBE LINES AP JNP Thank you for your report dated 28th February regarding the above. This matter has been …
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Legal Update: Holiday Pay

Legal Update:  Holiday Pay. Further to Circular NP/099/14 of the 29th May 2014  where I reported the case of Lock v British Gas, and Circular NP/149/14 dated 2nd September 2014,  …
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LUL Dispute- Cleshars Outsourcing

Following talks with LUL, the RMT have agreed to joint briefings with staff to find out how many people wish to change their shift patterns on the BCV Track areas. Some …
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Section 15 Update

Talks have been continuing under the auspices of Acas and through a formal LUL investigation into incidents that have occurred within Possessions in General. Your representatives have reported a far …
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Thales Pay Rejected

Following Thales offering our members across DTS and RSS a mere 1.4% payrise for 2016, the Thales representatives unanimously rejected the offer on behalf of our members. We have notified …
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Thales Pay Update

Following talks with Thales regarding the RMT pay claim for 2016, we have received the below reply:   RMT Pay Claim Response   This is response to the below claim: …
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Blacklisting Update

Pressure mounts in High Court & Scotland Brian Higgins blacklisted by construction firms, spied on by undercover police. Double page spread in Daily Record. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/blacklisting-left-broke-disgrace-families-7377627#ICID=sharebar_facebook#lKzrpUukdkyC6Ph7.97   http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/blacklisting-companies-justice-part-36-offers-to-settle http://www.hazards.org/blacklistblog/2016/02/09/guilty-as-sin-site-firms-try-to-buy-silence/ http://www.healthandsafetyatwork.com/hsw/worker-involvement/compensation-blacklisting-ucatt Next …
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Reps Retiring

The LUEngineering Branch would like to wish Martin Eden, Dave Godfrey and Colin Miller all the best as they leave the company for new pastures. The have worked ceaselessly for …
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Devolution of inner suburban rail passenger services to TfL

Dear Colleague Devolution of inner suburban rail passenger services to Transport for London The Government are consulting on the devolution of inner suburban mainline rail passenger services to Transport for …
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London Mayoral Election

London Mayoral Election  The National Executive Committee has received a Branch request to support the Labour Party Candidate Sadiq Khan for London Mayor. The National Executive are seeking the views …
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2016 May Elections

2016 May Elections  The 2015 AGM adopted the Council of Executives political review that was placed before them. This included the following requirement,  The Council of Executives will set a …
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Tube Lines Pay Offer

The following Pay offer was sent over by Tube Lines today. We have requested release of the reps to discuss this on the 23rd February   Pay Night Tube offer …
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Section 15: Why the strike was suspended

Section 15: Why the strike was suspended Following extensive talks at Acas, the demands from your representatives were very clear and very basic, WE DO NOT WANT TO BE KILLED …
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LU suspend the training and assessment of Cleshars T001

LUL Track Patrolling: Strike Suspended Following talks at and after Acas, your representatives made it clear that a line in the sand had been drawn and that as far as …
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LUL Tubelines: STRIKE SUSPENDED

SECTION 15 POSSESSIONS Further to Head Office Circular NP/032/16, 28th January 2016, a report from the Regional Organiser and a letter from management with a proposal to resolve the dispute …
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LUL Track Patrolling Strike SUSPENDED

TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the following decision:- “Further to our Decision No. NWW of …
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LUL Track Patrolling Dispute

LONDON UNDERGROUND TRACK PATROL STAFF TO STRIKE FOR 24 HOURS FROM FRIDAY MORNING Tube union RMT confirmed today that nearly 500 London Underground track patrol staff are to strike for …
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Section 15 Strike: Acas Update

The issue of Section 15 Possessions and this Friday’s strike was today discussed at Acas. The RMT stated that they was concerned that LUL were turning track access into a …
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TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LUL

TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND   Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, this matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the following …
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TUC SURVEY – LGBT DISCRIMINATION

TUC SURVEY – LGBT DISCRIMINATION   The TUC is carrying out a survey to identify the obstacles that prevent or deter Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans workers from using the …
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Tube Liines Pay Talks Report

On the 5th February had an ad-hoc company council meeting with Tube Lines and for once unite and tssa turned up. On the agenda was the following; 2015 Pay RMT Ballot …
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Young Members Survey

Young Members Survey   Young Members Survey   We surveyed all young members in our branch of 25 and below and asked them the below questions Have you ever attended …
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Section 15: Frequently asked Questions

LUL have sent out a Bulletin regarding Section 15 Possessions and the Keystone Cop approach to safety. Here is our reply   Frequently Asked Questions        NOT Frequently …
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Cleshars Outsourcing: Massive Vote

LUL Track Workers have sent a resounding YES for action and a NO to LUL over the training of Cleshars staff to undertake Track Patrols Those voting YES for strike 141 …
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Section 15: A Personal View

Many people have been asking what is the dispute all about, below is an extract of an email sent by your Branch Secretary to Heads of Tube Lines and LUL. …
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Huge Action Planned for Section 15

SECTION 15 POSSESSIONS Further to Head Office Circular NP/252/15, 15th December 2015, and following the ballot result showing overwhelming support for industrial action your National Executive Committee has taken the …
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2016 Thale Pay Claim Lodged

The RMT have lodged a pay claim with Thales for both its DTS and Rail Signal Members. Please see claim below   2016 Pay Claim – Thales    
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Thales DTS Roster Changes

Following months of talks, the RMT Reps at Thales DTS have reached a final position. This matter is now being put to an email vote of our members, with replies …
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Blacklisting: Court Date Cancelled

High Court hearing set for Monday 1st February has now been cancelled. Its very last minute but the firms only agreed the issues very late.   There is now an …
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Section 15 Update: Tube Lines back safety

Tube Lines members have delivered a massive yes vote for action in their demand for safety at work Out of 185 Votes Strike 170 For 12 Against Action short of …
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Section 15 Ballot Result

28th January 2016 Dear Colleague, Section 15 – Possessions – London Underground Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, the ballot has now concluded with members voting as follows:- Are …
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LUL Circular – Pay & Night Tube, EJM, Track Patrolling Cleshar, Glen Hart

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT TUBE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/011/16, 14th January 2016) all members will have received a …
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Week of action against Trade Union Bill

RMT to support week of action against Trade Union Bill as Tories target transport workers  Transport union RMT is supporting a week of action from 8th to 14th February organised by the …
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LUL Pay & Night Tube Survey

The results of the informal text survey are below 151 Accept 120 Reject This will be reported back at the Reps meeting tomorrow. Many thanks for completing the survey. 113 People …
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High Court orders blacklist firms to disclose further evidence

High Court orders blacklist firms to disclose further evidence and issues costs of £100k against them   Last Friday (22 Jan), the High Court made judgements against blacklisting firms; Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, …
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Section 15: Carrot and Stick

Formal Investigation: LUL have agreed today to hold a formal investigation into recent incidents within Section 15 Possessions. They have stated ‘Due to the recent protection irregularities and near misses that …
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LUL Pay & Night Tube Offer

Following many months of talks, LUL have offered the below agreement to resolve our dispute. Full draft below. This is the LUL Pay offer ONLY AP JNP Offer to follow …
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Bob Crow Memorial Page

The Branch has refined its Bob Crow Memorial Page and members are welcome to read or submit their memories of Bob Sadly missed   https://www.luengineeringrmt.co.uk/bob-crow-memorial-page/
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‘London Recruits’ documentary

‘London Recruits’ documentary – Appeal for Branch and Regional Council Funding In the 1960s and 1970s a number of NUS and NUR activists (as well as members of other British …
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LGBT HISTORY MONTH

LGBT HISTORY MONTH Further to a request from the RMT LGBT Members’ Conference last year, the Council of Executives agreed to promote LGBT History Month (February).  A rainbow logo and …
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LUL Cuts

RMT blames “poisonous cocktail of cuts and overcrowding” for huge rise in injuries on London Underground   Tube union RMT today blasted the “poisonous cocktail of cuts and overcrowding as …
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TORY ANTI-UNION LAWS

Transport Union RMT responds to news that transport is one of the sectors targeted for new wave of Tory anti union laws. General Secretary Mick Cash said; “This morning the …
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WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY – 28th APRIL 2016

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY – 28th APRIL 2016   Workers Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils …
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Winter Legal Update 2016

Winter Legal Update 2016 Conciliation Officers     It has come to my attention that members are putting their reps and Regional Administrators forward as conciliators for ACAS conciliation; please …
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LUL Pay & Night Tube: Acas Update

Dear  RMT members Today myself with senior RMT reps met LUL at acas for the second day in this week’s talks A new proposal for Train Operators ref Night tube …
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LUL Pay & Night Tube

Talks will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, 20th January regards the LUL Pay and Night Tube dispute under the auspices of ACAS. John Leach, LT Regional Organiser, stated the he expected talks …
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NOMINATIONS FOR RMT POLITICAL SCHOOL

NOMINATIONS FOR RMT POLITICAL SCHOOL SUNDAY 15 MAY – FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016 Please nominate by Tuesday 1 March 2016 The next school will take place from Sunday 15 May …
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New Inflation Rates

New Inflation Rates The Office for National Statistics has published inflation figures for the twelve months to November 2015. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) stood at 1.2% for the year …
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March to Kill the Housing Bill housing demo

March to Kill the Housing Bill housing demo January 30th Start from Imperial War Museum 12pm ( SE1 6HZ) March to Cameron’s publicly funded home in Downing Street for 2pm The …
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Section 15: VOTE YES for Safety

Less than 24 hours after talks broke down with LUL regarding Section 15 Possessions, there have been two further incidents underlining the warnings that the RMT gave that the whole …
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New Branch Website APP

Our branch website APP has now gone live. It is currently ONLY for Android phones, but the Apple and iPhone versions are coming soon To get the APP click below …
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"SAY YES TO SAFETY ON THE TRACK SAY NO TO SECTION 15"

Emergency talks ended in failure today when LUL refused to suspend the use of section 15 Possessions in the face of serious concerns from the RMT over their safety and …
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Latest LUL Circular

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT TUBE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)   Further to my previous Circular (IR/299/15, 4th December 2015), and as members will be aware, …
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Section 15 Dispute

Emergency talks are due to take place today with both LUL and Tube Lines regarding the changes to track access that have been incorporated within the Section 15 of the …
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RMT slams "pathetic" fine over death

RMT slams “pathetic” fine handed out to contractor after rail worker death   RAIL UNION RMT today slammed as “pathetic” and “wholly inadequate” a fine handed out to a major …
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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL.

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL – BOB CROW NATIONAL EDUCATION CENTRE.     It was on the 18th October 2006 that the recently renamed Bob Crow National Education Centre was opened by …
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Blacklisting Event

Liverpool football fans who have been blacklisted by construction companies for being members of a trade union or raising concerns about safety on building sites will be holding a protest …
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LUL Pay & Night Tube Strike Dates

RMT confirms programme of action on London Underground over pay, Night Tube and job cuts Tube union RMT today confirmed that its executive has agreed to a wide ranging programme …
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LUL Track Work Outsourcing

LUL Track Work Outsourcing Despite numerous appeals to LUL to withdraw from training Cleshars’ staff to undertake track patrolling, they have now decided to start line based familiarisation and assessments. …
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