London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
Strike action ballots return strong yes votes from ISS cleaners, drivers on the Piccadilly and sub surface depots, and maintenance workers on TfL contract with Mitie
RMT today confirmed a ballot for strike action of Train Operators and Instructor Operators on the Piccadilly Line, in response to London Underground riding roughshod over agreements and abusing a range of agreed policies and procedures, has shown a massive nine to one vote in favour.
We welcome the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council, and share its firm opposition to the TfL Pension Fund suspending transfers into the fund. This decision threatens the stability of the Fund and removes important rights from some of our members.
We also agree that ‘suspending’ a rule for six years is an undemocratic manoeuvre to avoid the process of changing the rules.
We note that further talks have taken place on this matter, and that the employer has drafted proposed constituencies.
We further note the request from the employer for our membership numbers. We authorise the lead officer to provide these numbers through an appropriate method, for example through the auspices of ACAS. We require and expect the company to reciprocally provide us with the numbers of employees in each of its proposed constituencies.
Reports and developments to be placed in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council and TfL no.1 branch to be advised.
Your representatives and senior LUL management met today to discuss the issues surrounding the introduction of S Stock trains.
The following items were discussed.
If the company press machine is to be believed, stations and in particular the stations on the outskirts of the underground network are ghost stations. Whereby there is very little need for station staff, staff there sit around drinking tea and watch Jeremy Kyle all day. Customers come and go as they please using all this wonderful modern technology such as etop up; wide aisle gates and help points. No need for station staff they say.
In this edition:
- Piccadilly dispute latest
- Tube lines dispute
- Update on Rainbow Sickness Process from Stations Functional Council Reps
- Fighting for the 33
- Support ISS Cleaners
- Supervisor Cuts and Wider use of ICSAs Will be Resisted
- Thermal Comfort Survey
In this edition:
- LUL Refuses to Discuss Future Station Plans at Stations Functional Council
- It’s Official: BNS is made up by Management
- RMT Says No to Split Shifts
- Your RMT Stations Functional reps
At this month's London Transport Regional Council Meeting, reports were given by our Executive member Janine Booth and Regional Organiser John Leach.
These are just notes of the areas discussed - to find out more, have a look through this site, speak to your local rep and do your best to attend branch meetings and the LTRC meeting which is held on the last Thursday of each month except June and December.
Last month RMT Health & Safety representative Julie Miller surveyed station staff, asking about the effects of working in cold weather and the mitigation offered.
Nearly 700 people responded - around half station assistants (CSA's), a third station supervisor's and the remainder Revenue Control Inspectors and ticket office workers (SAMFs).
We note the report from our lead officer.
We deplore the stated intention of the employer to refuse to:
- allow transferring staff to join the TfL Pension Scheme;
- uphold the settlement of the 2001 PPP dispute which includes ‘no compulsory redundancies’ and explicitly applies to all employees and all future employers; and
- recognise RMT in departments into which our members are transferring
In accordance with the request of our lead officer, we instruct the General Secretary to obtain legal advice on these matters, to uphold the rights of our members.