Jobs/Pay/Justice Dispute 2009

RMT Throws in the Towel - Without Even a Mandate

Many RMT reps and members are shocked at the union's decision to accept the company's pay offer that until that point it had told us was "unacceptable", and to do so the day after a ballot result in which over 3,000 members voted for action short of strikes against it.

There were positive...

Weak Leadership from Unions in Pay Fight

It’s a good job that Tube workers and rank-and-file union reps are up for a fight about pay - because it does not look much like our union leaders are. First, TSSA accept the paltry, pay-cutting offer, then ASLEF’s leaders overturn the decision of their own reps’ meeting and recommend it in a...

Anti-Union Laws Strike Again

Last month, an unelected, unaccountable, (probably) octogenarian, public-school-educated chap in a wig ruled that RMT's ballot for industrial action on EDF Powerlink was illegal.

It was something about the precise grade title of an engineer or a technician not being exactly "engineer" or...

Chuck Out This Insulting Redeployment "Offer"

So London Underground has made an "offer" on the claim for a guaranteed job for anyone who becomes medically unfit to do their current job. But the "offer" is a joke. The unions should laugh at it and chuck it out of the window.

It will be portrayed by those who want to big it up as progress on...

Why Are We Waiting?

Nearly five weeks ago, RMT reps met to discuss 'where next?' with the LU dispute, spoke broadly in favour of a re-ballot and voted unanimously to reject the pay offer. Over five weeks ago, RMT's executive decided to re-ballot.

And since then? Rank and file reps have put out posters saying,...

LUL Dispute: Vote Yes!

Following a meeting of all its LU reps, RMT has decided to ballot its members for strike action and action short of strike over the pay offer (1.5% this year, 0.5% next year).

This is our chance to have a say over our pay until 2011.

RMT is balloting for strike action because to simply...

Pay Fight Back On: Dust Off Those Picket Armbands!

It looks like the fight for a decent pay rise could be on again, after a big meeting of RMT reps yesterday voted unanimously to reject the offer and renew the campaign. Despite concerns about some staff wanting to ‘swallow’ what everyone knows is a rubbish offer, and despite the pathetic inaction of...

Don't Let the Truth Get in the Way of Propaganda

LUL has today issued a circular stating that RMT has "announced the resolution of its dispute with us". Either RMT has closed off the dispute without telling its members (possible, but unlikely) or LUL's Director of Employee Relations is lying (probable).

As Tubeworker understands it, LUL has...

Unite and Fight!

All Tube workers know at heart that if all our unions took united action over pay and other issues, we could win so much more. All unions have rejected LUL's crap pay offer and should stand together to fight it; so far only RMT is doing anything.

Many ordinary members of every union are...

In The Dark

It seems that there may have been a breakthrough on the issue of compulsory redundancies and fresh talks at ACAS on pay - read RMT's circular here. However, details are as yet unclear. The shortage of definite information about what is going on with our dispute has been causing frustration among...

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