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Service Control Dispute Meeting To Discuss Options Following Ballot For Industrial Action

From RMT Service Control Team

Due to the current dispute and the ballot results coming back with a resounding yes we are holding an emergency meeting to discuss what you want management to concede to settle this dispute.

What future protection, guarantees and job options do you want agreed from LU?

Also we need you to decide what industrial action you as the member think is suitable to take if this doesn't happen as the ballot has now given us the legal grounding to do so.

Bob Crow Writes To London Underground Urging Talks At ACAS Regarding Service Control Dispute

"As a result of these outstanding issues and because we wish to negotiate an agreement on this dispute, I believe the best way forward is to hold talks at ACAS as a matter of urgency." - Bob Crow

Letter from RMT General Secretary Bob Crow to London Underground

MISTREATMENT OF SERVICE CONTROL STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to your letter dated 31st May 2012, please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you. We have been preparing a detailed response which is outlined below.

As advised yesterday my Service Control members voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of industrial action. Despite the contents of much of your letter, I must advise you that we still have a substantial number of concerns and we believe service control staff and our representatives continue to be mistreated by LUL. I shall answer each of the points on which we remain in dispute below: -

Tube Workers Vote For Action In Service Control Dispute

"This group of workers are absolutely key... the way that they have been treated by the management at a time when the system is under intense pressure is nothing short of shocking." - Bob Crow

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that key service control centre staff have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over jobs and conditions of service.

Proposals by London Underground regarding the move of Piccadilly Line Service Control to Hammersmith Service Control Centre have raised a range of union concerns that the management refuse to address:

  • The Wholesale job losses arising from the move to Hammersmith Service Control Centre
  • The Non-payment of the Service Operator 3 rate of pay

London Underground Correspondence On Service Control Dispute To Be Discussed

We note the further correspondence from London Underground regarding service control issues. We instruct the General Secretary to invite our Functional Council representatives to submit detailed comments, and to respond to the employer in line with these.

London Transport Regional Council, branches and service control representatives to be advised.

Tube Workers Balloted For Action In Two Separate Disputes

“Both of these disputes are about protecting our member’s jobs, working conditions and standards of living in the face of aggressive and bullying management tactics" - Bob Crow"

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting service control centre and Ticket/ Gate line Maintenance engineers staff for strike action and action short of a strike in two separate disputes over jobs, pay and conditions of service.

Proposals by London Underground regarding the move of Piccadilly Line Service Control to Hammersmith Service Control Centre have raised a range of union concerns that the management refuse to address

Ballot Papers For Service Control Industrial Action Sent Out Today

From General Secretary Bob Crow

You will be aware of the current proposals by London Underground regarding the move of Piccadilly Line Service Control to Hammersmith Service Control Centre. However we still have a substantial number of concerns over this process and believe service control staff and our representatives are being mistreated.

Our main areas of concern are as follows:

  • The Wholesale job losses arising from the move to Hammersmith Service Control Centre
  • The Non-payment of the Service Operator 3 rate of pay

National Conference Of Signalling And Operations Grades, 2013

An additional motion has been added as an attachment below. It was inadvertently left off of the agenda originally sent out

I enclose for your attention the invitation to the 2013 National Conference of Signalling and Operations Grades that will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2013 in the Prince Consort hall at the Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare.

Items for the agenda, including resolutions, invitations for future conference venue,
nominations for officers, executive committee seats and auditors must reach the Conference

Service Control Ballot To Continue Following Correspondence From London Underground

We note the correspondence from London Underground regarding service control issues. Our representatives are not reassured by this correspondence, and we instruct the General Secretary to invite our Functional Council representatives to submit detailed comments, which are to be placed on file.

We further note that our ballot for industrial action is now in progress, and instruct the General Secretary to offer all appropriate resources to our representatives and to our Regional Council’s Service Control Grades Committee to organise for a good turnout in this ballot.