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Bakerloo News March 2015

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for RMT members in the Bakerloo branch.

In this edition:

  • LU’s pay offer is an insult
  • Every Job Matters - Prepare for more action!
  • Toilet humour at the Elephant
  • RMT wins 50 permanent jobs for cleaners
  • The fight against ticket office closures goes on!
  • No member left behind

Agency “disguised Employees” – London Underground

A resolution was recently received from Jubilee South Branch regarding the above and this matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has taken the decision to investigate the use of “disguised employees” by Interserve and other companies in TfL/LUL (reference LUL Engineers Charter and article by GS in January RMT News ‘Fighting Casualisation’) and to produce a report on this worrying pract

RMT Launch Fightback Against Interserve As Reps Sacked, Staff Mistreated, And Pay Inadequate

BREAKDOWN OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – INTERSERVE (LUL CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/303/14, 17th November 2014), members will recall that we advised the Company that a dispute situation existed over the mistreatment of staff and abuse of power by supervisors and management, non-payment of wages, and attacks on trade union reps and activists. The RMT Reps then commenced the task of checking and updating member’s details as necessary for a ballot for industrial action.

Reinstate our reps

Our cleaning reps are being targeted by ruthless cleaning contractors who are given contracts by LUL, part of those contracts would appear to include a clause to systematically route out troublesome RMT reps.

We have a cleaner rep at Hainult depot suspended on entirely spurious grounds.
He has been on full pay at home for months.
Who picks up that tab?
Get him back to work.
Put up or shut up.
If it takes so long to fabricate a case against our member it's likely there is nothing to it.
Even unscrupulous anti trade union managers must accept that.

Bakerloo News - February 2015

Bakerloo News is the regular Newsletter for RMT members in the Bakerloo Branch.

In this edition:

  • 2015 pay talks begin: Fighting for a good deal for all staff
  • Taking action against cuts and closures
  • Drivers vote to strike against unfair sacking
  • Q&A on FftF
  • Justice for cleaners: end agency exploitation!
  • Victory for safety at Elephant
  • Reps report.

The scandal of self-employed cleaners on London Underground

LONDON UNDERGROUND FINGERED IN TAX EVASION SCAM

AGS people and LUL are complicit in a tax evasion scam whereby they use the self-employed status of workers to avoid paying employers National Insurance liabilities to HMRC, SSP and holiday pay to the workers and destroy pretty much every right a worker in the UK enjoys.
Workers, even agency workers, have certain rights and protections. A self-employed cleaner has none. I would be interested to see the actual contract between the self-employed and LUL or its sub-contractor, if one even exists.

Interserve Cleaners Dispute Emergency Meeting

To all LT Branches & Activists

A message from John Leach Regional Organiser follows:-

Dear Colleagues

The Cleaning Grades Committee along with myself has agreed to have an emergency meeting on 14th January 2015 at 5pm in Unity House to plan for the Interserve cleaners Dispute. I have therefore been asked by the Cleaning Grades Secretary to circulate this to all branches to ensure full participation of all grades at this meeting.

With best wishes.

John Leach

Interserve Cleaners Dispute Emergency Meeting

To all LT Branches & Activists

A message from John Leach Regional Organiser follows:-

Dear Colleagues

The Cleaning Grades Committee along with myself has agreed to have an emergency meeting on 14th January 2015 at 5pm in Unity House to plan for the Interserve cleaners Dispute. I have therefore been asked by the Cleaning Grades Secretary to circulate this to all branches to ensure full participation of all grades at this meeting.

With best wishes.

John Leach

RMT Cleaners deserve respect, justice and our support

Interserve, the latest outsourced contract cleaning company LUL have tasked with humiliating and treating our cleaners as an underclass of London’s workers.

Previous incumbents of the multi million pound contracts on offer from TfL/LUL/Mayor’s office have failed to pay minimum wage, London Living wage, sick pay, travel allowance to our cleaners.

Interserve are perhaps the worst of the worst.
Non-payment of wages, late payment of wages, no pay slips, statutory sick pay withheld are the headlines in this appalling companies treatment of our comrades and colleagues.