Tube union RMT has reached a deal with London Underground bosses that secures an Olympics working bonus for Tube staff whilst defending collective agreements.
The new issue of Tubeworker discusses the fight over Olympics working, the campaign to win reinstatement for Dayna Nembhard, and other local/workplace stories.
As part of the UKUncut day of action on Saturday 26 May, activists from the Anti Cuts Network in Newcastle linked up with RMT activists to organise a "Party on the Metro" in support of contract cleaners.
A strike ballot of London bus workers is underway as transport workers’ campaigns for decent Olympic working arrangements continue.
Delegates to this year’s LGBT members’ conference of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on 18 May debated a range of issues including international LGBT rights, homophobic bullying in UK schools, equal marriage and the banned advertising campaign on London buses (which aimed to promote the “ex-gay” movement and “conversion therapy”).
Train drivers working for East Midlands Trains (EMT) have taken 6 days of strike action in the past 3 weeks to try and prevent the company from reducing contributions to their pension fund.
The British Medical Association (BMA), the professional association for doctors, has begun balloting its 103,000 members for industrial action.
Tube worker Dayna Nembhard was racially abused in a branch of fast food outlet KFC after a shift at work on London Underground.
Unite will ballot its 2,500 members at Ford plants across the UK for strike action after the motor industry giant announced plans to close its final-salary pension scheme to new starters.
Tube Lines workers, who do maintenance on London Underground lines, are striking on 24-27 April.