Jobs/Pay/Justice Dispute

Starting in March 2009, RMT's industrial action campaign for decent pay, against job cuts, and to stop management persecuting staff and breaking their own policies

RMT London Calling newsletter -June 2015

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RMT London Calling
news from the London Transport Regional Council
www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk June 2015.

WHAT THE MAYORS NIGHT TUBE VANITY PROJECT MEANS TO US;

* DERISORY PAY OFFER & NO STRIKE DEAL

* INCREASED ANTI-SOCIAL HOURS

* WORK -LIFE BALANCE DETERIORATION

* RIPPING UP OF NEGOTIATED AGREEMENTS

MASSIVE INCREASE IN NIGHT TURNS

REDUCED MAINTENANCE TIME AVAILABLE

VOTE YES FOR STRIKE ACTION

Effective Picketing

Attached is an updated useful guide for picketing - please download and share

ADVANCE PREPARATION

  • Choose in advance the best place(s) to picket. This should be where you will get best access to people arriving for work so you can persuade them not to go in. Try to cover all entrances.
  • In addition, you may choose to picket a location such as a busy station, where you can leaflet and speak to the public too.
  • Get members to volunteer to picket and to commit to a particular time slot.

Preparing for Industrial Action

KEEP PEOPLE INFORMED

We will be better prepared for any dispute if the workforce is already well-informed about the issue(s).

  • Keep noticecases up-to-date.
  • Give leaflets and newsletters to your workmates. Download material from www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/downloads
  • Speak to people at work.
  • Make sure that they feel comfortable to ask questions and give their views.
  • Take concerns seriously; provide answers, even if means going away and finding out.
  • If you can, produce a leaflet or newsletter for staff in your workplace.

26th March Demonstration - Stop The Cuts Demo

This Saturday promises to be the biggest trade union march in a decade. The National TUC Demo, Saturday 26th March in London: make sure you’re there and be a part of the biggest trade union demonstration in years, when the TUC marches against the Government’s savage austerity cuts.

Click 'Read More' to get the latest information about the plans for the day

Refusal To Work on Safety Grounds During Tube Lines Strike

Tube Lines are responsible for the Emergency Response Unit that covers the entire network and is fundamental to the safe running of London Underground. To ensure your own safety and that of others during the period of industrial action you are advised to approach your management prior to carrying out your duties for assurances that a safe system of work is in place.

Resolution: London Underground Pay Dispute

The following resolution, submitted by Hammersmith and City branch and seconded by TfL no.1 branch, was passed at the Regional Council meeting on 28 January 2010.

This Regional Council Condemns the General Grades Committee’s decision to settle the 2009/10 pay dispute.

The membership had returned a 2-1 vote in favour of strike action and a 5-1 vote in favour of action short of a strike.

This showed that our members were not in favour of this deal and also showed members did not accept LUL management lies, intimidation and propaganda.

Resolution: Conduct of London Underground Pay Dispute

The following resolution, submitted by LU Engineering branch and seconded by TfL no.1 branch, was passed at the Regional Council meeting on 28 January 2010.

This branch believes that the conduct of the recent dispute over pay raised some serious issues of democracy and integrity. This resolution seeks to improve the way in which the executive operates in future disputes. We demand that:

  • Once a decision to ballot has been made, the executive moves decisively to implementation
  • Communications with members and reps on the progress of negotiations is honest

LUL Pay & Conditions 2009 - Deal Accepted

(Updated with Ballot Results)

RMT General Grades Committee have decided to accept the LUL pay offer.

General Secretary, Bob Crow says "After giving careful consideration to the situation, the General Grades Committee has decided to accept the most recent offer in respect of the 2009 and 2010 pay increases and the associated improvements to conditions of service. This was a 1.5% increase from 1 April 2009 for one year and RPI + 0.5% or 0.5% whichever is the greater for year two."

Meeting for all London Underground staff: Be Part of RMT's Fight for Secure Jobs and Decent Pay!

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Venue: Indian YMCA, Fitzroy Square, nearest station: Warren Street - map here.

  • hear the industrial action ballot result
  • plan for effective action
  • hear details of London Underground’s assault on jobs
  • ask questions
  • join the discussion

Show your support for RMT’s fight for jobs, pay and justice!

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a notice advertising this meeting. Please distribute this widely at work.