Further to my previous Circular (IR/061/15, 2nd March 2015), the Company has been informed that a dispute situation now exists over the proposed changes to the Services organisation as part of the GTS Optimisation Programme. The proposals include compulsory redundancies and those members left at the Company will be facing worse rosters, shift patterns and terms and conditions. RMT put forward strong counter-proposals during discussions but it is clear that the Company has no intention of changing their plans.
LU Engineering branch
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, EX-METRONET GRADES – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
Further to my previous Circular No. IR/42/14, 30th January 2014, talks aimed at resolving a range of issues affecting our ex-Metronet grades members have taken place at ACAS. These talks were positive and the General Grades Committee has noted the correspondence on file and that the LU Engineering Branch has indicated acceptance of the proposals.
The RMT Engineering Branch has launched a website and Facebook Page.
The new site will have all the latest news for branch members, as well as details about the branch and a mailing list that you can sign up for.
- LUL document reveals power control strike could lead to line suspensions
- Attached below is LUL 'change assurance plan' and information which can be displayed in depots and other relevant workplaces.
As you may be aware our power control room members are currently taking industrial action. This action started at 20.00hrs on July 1st and is scheduled to run until the 20.00hrs on July 15th.
The Train’s Safety Council met with management prior to earlier planned action by these workers to discuss how this would impact on the safety of drivers.
FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS
Further to my recent letter, you will be well aware that talks have failed to reach agreement with the company. Last week I informed you of the initial strike called to begin from 1st July 2014 and this instruction has now been extended. To confirm, the union’s strike instruction is now as follows: -
Members are instructed no to book on for any shifts between:-
• 20:00 hours on Tuesday 1st July 2014 and 19:59 hours on Tuesday 15th July 2014.
Location of RMT picket lines
Elephant & Castle – 0500- April 29 & 30
Queens Park – 0455 - April 29 & 30
Central Line West;
White City -0400- 29 & 30 April
West Ruislip – 0400- 29 & 30 April
Central line East;
Loughton - 0445- 29 & 30 April
Hainault- 0445- 29 & 30 April
Leytonstone - 0445- 29 & 30 April
Morden & Oval;
Morden – 0445- 29 & 30 April
Golders Green – 0430 – 29 & 30 April
East Finchley – 0430 – 29 & 30 April
High Barnet – 0430 – 29 & 30 April
Pic & Dic west;
Acton & Northfields depots – 0445- 29 & 30 April
Newsletter produced by Engineering branch
Please download, print and distribute around your workplace
The Coming Strikes: Why Support Them?
Q: Why Support the Strikes or be in RMT?
A: The RMT or any union is only as strong as its members!
The RMT is a strong union. With YOU we will be Stronger. Without YOU we will be weaker!
Right now LU are attacking Station Staff. They have also announced job cuts on the Lines for Signal & Track Staff with more to come
Attached is a leaflet for London Underground engineering workers urging them to vote YES in RMT's industrial action ballot, 'Every Job Matters'.
Please distribute. If you would like copies sent to you, please email our Regional Organiser John Leach.
We note the correspondence from LUL. While we are disappointed that the company has not agreed to our request for better representation at the working party, we note that it has agreed to release all our company council reps for a feedback meeting the day after the first working party meeting, and understand that this will happen after every working party meeting.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd dated 8 July 2013. We instruct the General Secretary to reply, explaining that the letter of 28 June does not provide us with the clarity and assurances that we seek. Accordingly, and in line with our previous decision Gww 2 July 2013, we instruct the General Secretary to proceed immediately with a ballot for strikes and action short of strikes, to a timescale to be agreed with our LU Engineering branch. A personal letter is to be sent to all members strongly urging them to vote Yes to both questions.