Disputes

Pulling The Plug

Shift testers are to strike for two lots of 36 hours against EDF Powerlink's refusal to give them pay parity with day workers. The strikes will be from 19:59 this Sunday, November 16, and from 19:59 on Sunday December 7.

They are also taking 'action short of strikes', refusing to stay on at the...

Power Supply Workers To Strike Against Imposed Rosters?

RMT members on EDF Powerlink - the company that supply the Underground's power - have voted by over 90% to strike against the imposition of unacceptable rosters.

Rosters are a crucial issue for workers in all companies that demand shiftwork. It is a crucial issue for our quality of life that our...

Cleaners' Victory: A 'Tubeworker' Assessment

RMT cleaners have achieved an important success - the 'London living wage' for all Tube cleaners. It was won by brave and determined efforts by a vulnerable section of workers and their supporters, and should inspire and provide an example for others.

This has been a campaign of perhaps historic...

All Systems Go!

Tube workers take a dramatic stand for our rights this week, with several strikes adding to each others' effectiveness:

  • On noon on Wednesday, TubeLines workers walk out over pay and conditions and stay out for 72 hours.
  • On Thursday morning, they are joined by cleaners, still fighting for a...

Rickmansworth Strike Report

Tubeworker's report from the front line ...

Thursday 7th August arrived and it was Rickmansworth Group's chance to show their industrial mettle over the dispute with London Underground's Human Resources and the enforced relocation of 5 CSAs.

Despite the short turnaround time of a week to get...

CBS Outdoor Strike

Workers at CBS, the company who have the contracts for putting up advertising posters on the Tube, have gone on strike over pay and a list of injustices that have mounted over the years. There were around 40 people on the picket line at their depot at Blackhorse Road last night, and 20 yesterday...

Poster Staff To Strike

CBS Outdoor staff - the people who put up advertising posters in stations - are to strike for four days to demand a better pay offer. Having voted 65-6 for strikes, and 64-7 for action short of strikes, they will walk out for four days (which will be two shifts each) from Thursday morning to Monday...

Bring These Battles Together

Rickmansworth groups RMT members have voted by a stunning 93% for strike action against forced displacements - with a 44% turnout that is very creditable given the one-week ballot period. They will strike on Thursday 7th.

Charing Cross group station staff held a day’s strike action in support of...

Ricky: Vote Yes to Stop These Displacements

RMT is balloting station staff on the Rickmansworth group for strike action after management went ahead with issuing displacement notices to five CSAs.

LUL has been threatening to do this since last year, after creating the problem itself by sending a dozen staff 'above numbers' to Ricky group by...

Dig Deep For The Cleaners

RMT is apparently moving closer to organising a strike of cleaners demanding better pay and conditions. Mind you, the union has been "moving towards a strike" for so long now that holding your breath is probably not a good idea.

To maximise the effectiveness of the action when it does happen, RMT...

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