Friday, May 25, 2012

To: All Branches & Regional Councils

Ref: MFP/137

Circular No. MF/42/12

31st May 2012

Dear colleague

RMT Office Opening Hours - Spring Bank Holiday/Queen's Diamond Jubilee

4th & 5th June 2012

With reference to the above, I would like to advise you that the Head Office and Regional Offices’ opening arrangements during this Bank Holiday period are as follows:

Monday 4th June

The offices and the RMT Helpline will be closed.

Tuesday 5th June

While the RMT Helpline will be closed, the offices will be offering a reduced service between 09.00 and 17.00 hours.

Please note that the RMT Helpline will be operating on Saturday 2nd June between 09.30 and 16.00 hours.

The offices and RMT Helpline will re-open on Wednesday 6th June.

Yours sincerely


Bob Crow

General Secretary

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Inflation Rates

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Head Office Circular No. NP/0117/12

To the Secretary all Branches,

Council of Executive members,

Regional Councils and Regional Offices.

Dear Colleagues,

New Inflation Rates

The Office of National Statistics has just published new inflation figures for the twelve months to April 2012. The next inflation figures will be published on 19th June.

The Retail Price Index (RPI) stood at 3.5% for the year to April 2012, down 0.1% from the 3.6% figure to March 2012.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 3.0% for the year to April 2012, down 0.5% from the 3.5% figure to March 2012.

The ONS cite transport fares, alcohol off-sales, clothing and the purchase of motor vehicles as the most significant drivers of the drop in annual inflation between March and April.

In pay submissions the RMT will continue to emphasise that your financial commitments have increased at a greater rate than inflation and that your living standards are undermined by the current rates of inflation.

Yours Sincerely


Bob Crow

General Secretary