spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Campaigns subcategories:

Anti-capitalism

Anti-fascist

Anti-racism

Anti-war

Asylum

Black and Asian

Children

CNWP

Corporate crime

Disability

Education

Election campaigns

Environment

EU

Finance

Food

Gender Recognition Act

Health and safety

Health and welfare

Housing

Human Rights

LGBT Pride

Local government

Local services

Low pay

Migration

Nationalisation

New workers party

NHS

* Pensions

Post Office

Poverty

Privatisation

Public Services

Socialism

Socialist

Sport

Stop the slaughter of Tamils

Students

The state

Transport

TUSC

Welfare rights

Women

Workplace and TU campaigns

Youth


Pensions keywords:

Elderly (44)

Pension (282)

Pensioners (85)

Pensions (568)

Pensions


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 925, 16 November 2016: It's Socialism or Trumpism - build a socialist alternative to defeat the right

Search site for keywords: London underground - Workers - Strike - RMT - London - Tube workers - Pensions - Transport - Union - Pension - Cuts - Drivers - Pay

London Underground: RMT wins massive victory and announces strike action for more workers

Transport union RMT has won a big victory on the tube - and announced strikes in two other Underground disputes, photo by Petr Kratochvil (Creative Commons), photo by Petr Kratochvil (Creative Commons)

Transport union RMT has won a big victory on the tube - and announced strikes in two other Underground disputes, photo by Petr Kratochvil (Creative Commons), photo by Petr Kratochvil (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Tube workers' union RMT has secured a victory for London Underground maintenance staff on pensions, pay and night tube working.

All current and new workers from January 2017 will now have access to the Transport for London pension scheme.

Workers will receive a 'protected RPI pensionable salary increase' in every year from April 2015 until April 2019. Plus a consolidated 500 payment in the first year in recognition of the move to a 24-hour passenger service operation.

A further 500 non-consolidated payment will go to all operational staff following the launch of night tube on the Piccadilly Line on 16 December.

The breakthrough has come after years of determined and united campaigning and fighting for a fair deal which has included the use of industrial action.

Thousands of other tube workers have voted to go on strike over two separate disputes. Station workers in the RMT have voted 85% in favour of action over staffing and safety while drivers on the Piccadilly Line have also announced action over a "wholesale breakdown" in industrial relations. About 3,400 workers are involved and the strikes look set to take place in the run-up to Christmas.

General secretary Mick Cash said the "toxic impact of the job cuts programme" had made working on the Tube "horrific".







Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2020

January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999