Power Control

News, reports and information for RMT LUL members who work in the power control grade, formerly UK Power Networks, formerly EDF Powerlink, in London Underground's power supply.

 

RMT accepts Power Distribution Group Framework Agreement

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR THE POWER DISTRIBUTION GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0005)

Following many months of talks with LUL, it has now tabled a new Framework Agreement for the Power Distribution Group which will be applicable to all new staff and for existing staff that choose to take a new grade or accept the new contract. Existing staff can remain on their existing terms and conditions if they wish.

RMT Secures 3% Pay Rise For UK Power Network Services Members

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2011-2015 – UK POWER NETWORKS SERVICES (LUL/0001/EDF)

Following the pay deal agreed in 2011, I can advise that the fourth year of the pay deal, for an increase equal to the June RPI figure + 0.5% has now been paid to eligible London Underground former Powerlink NJB and NJIC staff. The percentage award was 3.1% which was implemented in October 2014 and backdated to 1st April 2014 in line with the agreement.

Power Control Strike Suspedended

from RMT Acting General Secretary Mick Cash

Further to my last letter, I am pleased to advise you that ACAS talks to resolve this dispute have resulted in real progress. This matter has now been considered by the General Grades Committee which has decided to suspend all industrial action in this dispute with immediate effect and therefore you are instructed to work normally.

Power Control Strike - Safety Information

  • LUL document reveals power control strike could lead to line suspensions
  • Attached below is LUL 'change assurance plan' and information which can be displayed in depots and other relevant workplaces.

As you may be aware our power control room members are currently taking industrial action. This action started at 20.00hrs on July 1st and is scheduled to run until the 20.00hrs on July 15th.

The Train’s Safety Council met with management prior to earlier planned action by these workers to discuss how this would impact on the safety of drivers.

14 Day Tube Power Strike Called

FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS
LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my recent letter, you will be well aware that talks have failed to reach agreement with the company. Last week I informed you of the initial strike called to begin from 1st July 2014 and this instruction has now been extended. To confirm, the union’s strike instruction is now as follows: -

Members are instructed no to book on for any shifts between:-

• 20:00 hours on Tuesday 1st July 2014 and 19:59 hours on Tuesday 15th July 2014.

Power Control Strike

POWER CONTROL OPERATORS - LONDON UNDERGROUND
24th June 2014

Dear Colleague,

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS
LONDON UNDERGROUND

Power Services Members Entitled To Transfer To TFL Pension Fund

That we note the latest correspondence on file from the Regional Organiser confirming the assurances sought by the General Grades Committee.

With regards to pensions, it has been agreed that transferring in staff will be entitled to in turn transfer into the TfL Pension Fund bringing with them their contributions.

Any further developments to be placed in front of the GGC.

London Transport Regional Council and Branches to be advised.

RMT Welcomes Return of 'Power Services' to LUL Following PFI Contract Termination

We welcome the imminent return of Power Services to London Underground following the termination of the Private Finance Initiative contract. We reaffirm our view that all contracted-out sections of London Underground should similarly be brought back in-house.

We instruct the General Secretary to obtain a report from the lead officer on the completion of this transfer, confirming that our members’ rights and conditions have been protected and itemising any outstanding issues.

Meeting Held As Power Services Return To LUL

We note the correspondence from LUL and the other material on file. We instruct the General Secretary to place a report of this meeting in front of us a report on the meeting that took place on 28 February, with recommendations for the way forward on this matter, and to ensure that our previous decisions are carried out.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

Executive Report To London Transport Regional Council September 2012

From London Transport Region's Executive Member Janine Booth

BRANCH SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
The agreed spheres of influence are attached on a separate sheet.

Council of Executives decision, 4 September:

We note the report from our Regional Organiser regarding spheres of influence of branches within London Transport region. We endorse the report and instruct the General Secretary to ensure its implementation.