Older disputes and issues

When Our Strike Was Banned But We Walked Out Anyway Tubeworker Thu, 04/16/2009 - 08:49

In 2001, at the height of our fight against the introduction of PPP, London Underground scuttled to its lawyers to get an RMT strike declared illegal. RMT members went ahead and walked out anyway.

It seems relevant in the current situation to tell the story. Here is how Workers' Liberty reported it in the pamphlet 'Tunnel Vision' ...

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Defend 'Jobs for Life' Tubeworker Thu, 02/19/2009 - 14:22

LUL seems intent on reneging on the "jobs for life" deal that strike action forced it to concede back in 2001.

That year, at the height of the battle to stop PPP (the story of which is told here and here), ASLEF and RMT took strike action together, at one point defying the anti-union laws. The resulting deal covered all employees of LUL, the infracos and their subsidiaries, and promised "no compulsory redundancies" and at least one new job offer for any worker who became "surplus". It became known as the "jobs for life" deal.