LUL Service Control

News, reports and information for London Underground service control staff

Strike Ballot For Waterloo & City Line

RE-GRADING OF WATERLOO & CITY LINE SERVICE CONTROL STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/2/2)

Further to my previous Circular No. IR/292/14, 31st October 2014, the General Grades Committee considered this matter and took the decision to escalate this dispute by conducting a ballot for strike action in pursuit of pay justice for these members. I can now advise that the ballot papers will be posted to affected members on Tuesday 11th November and the closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 25th November 2014. I will keep you informed of all further developments.

Bosses Offer To Waterloo & City Line Controllers Falls Short of Member's Aspirations

RE-GRADING OF WATERLOO & CITY LINE SERVICE CONTROL STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/2/2)

The Union has been in talks with the Company at ACAS over the on-going dispute where Waterloo & City Line Service Control Staff have been taking industrial action short of strike action to demand re-grading (Circular No. IR/89/14, 25th March 2014). As a result of these discussions, the proposed resolution which has now been received from management is as follows:-

  1. A firm commitment to reassess the weight and value placed on this role should material changes be made to the role performed.

Service Control ACAS Update

Today, your functional representatives attended ACAS, unfortunately despite the many options offered by the RMT London Underground management didn't budge.

We have stated many times that we can only discuss future plans for London Underground when they agree to stop implementing the changes without proper negotiations and discussions.

So far we haven't been able to see eye to eye. We remain hopeful and will attend tomorrow, however we are still unable to call the action off due to management’s reluctance to put a hold to the cuts and enter into meaningful negotiations.

Service Control Strike Newsletter

Please print and distribute the guide attached

Dear RMT Service Control Comrades,

We have put together a guide for staff during the up and coming strike specifically for Service Control Staff.

A reminder that the times and instructions have changed to not to book on for any duty after 21.00 on Tuesday 4th February.

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In other news a successful vote was reached to take the first steps towards creating a Service Control branch, more news on this and other
Service Control matters will be in the newsletter next week.

Every Job Matters Strike Details

Tube Union RMT confirmed today that following a ballot of members across London Underground in a dispute over jobs, services and safety that recorded a massive vote for both strike action and action short of a strike members are instructed to take action as follows:

Strike Action

  • Members except drivers to cease work between 12.00 hours on 4th February until 11.59 hours on 6th February.
    • Driver members not to book on for any shifts between those hours.

Service Control - Protect Your Job

The text in this article is taken from the poster attached below. Please distribute it in your workplace

WARNING TO INSTRUCTORS AND TRAINERS IN SERVICE CONTROL.

London Underground have taken unfair action against service control instructors and are pursuing this further to help cut staffing number.

Stop. Do not:

  • do not let your trainee touch anything without consenting to it first. Every button!
  • if you need a pnr (personal needs relief) you must shut the desk or cabin!!
  • do not have a trainee if you feel the risks are too great of losing your job

Service Control Grades Meeting Report

At the recent Service Control Grades Meeting a number of topics were discussed, with the following updates:-

DRM & LIS Instructor Grades
After successful lobbying by our Functional Reps, Management have now conceded that these roles require instructor grades. As a result, all locations with these grades will be entitled to an instructor for every 7 staff (or 10-15% of staff compliment).

SCL2 Recruitment
A new campaign for SCL2 recruitment is now due to take place in November - and will be close listed to Service Control Staff