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RMT Duty Manager newsletter, April 2011

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LUL Management Caught Out - Stations Operations Standards Manager?

No this is not an April fool. Although if you are a DSM you are not only being taken for a fool but being led up the garden path and out the door. In a recent recruitment campaign for Duty Station Manager when some of our members clicked on the link up popped an advert for “Stations Operations Standards Manager”. The company claim it was a typo error, Duty Station Manager to Stations Operations Standards

LU Trains: RMT Concerns about Role of Duty Managers in Grievances

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the correspondence from London Underground and the report from our Regional Organiser.

We are very concerned that the role of the recently-reorganised duty manager grades in the grievance procedure will see grievances dealt with only within the driver’s own depot, and that in many cases, the grievance will not even reach the Train Operations Manager (TOM). This represents a devaluation of the grievance process, and will inevitably lead to genuine and serious grievances not being dealt with properly.

Power Control Room vote for action

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note that the ballot result for Power Control Room is a follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast 4
Number Voting Yes 4
Number Voting No 0
Spoilt Papers 0

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Total Votes Cast 4
Number Voting Yes 4
Number Voting No 0
Spoilt Papers 0

RMT to ballot London Underground Power Control Room staff for action

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting the underground’s crucial Power Control Room staff for strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay grade progression.

In a recent referendum ballot on London Underground’s latest proposals to the staff they were rejected by a vote of 100% and the union is campaigning for a similar rock-solid mandate for industrial action.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

RMT to Ballot Power Control Room Members for Strikes

General Grades Committee decision:

That following our members’ rejection of London Underground’s offer on grade progression, and following consultation with our representative and with Unite, we instruct the General Secretary to ballot our members in the Power Control Room for strike action and action short of strike. The ballot is to start as soon as possible and to close on Tuesday 5 April.

The Southern Sub-Committee will submit a further report regarding Track Access Control after further consultation.

Power Control Room / Track Access Control Grade Progression - Referendum Result

RMT General Grades Committee decision, 10 February:

That we note the referendum result for Power Control Room is as follows:-

Total votes cast: 4
Number voting “Yes”: 0
Number voting “No”: 4
Spoilt Papers: 0

That we note the referendum result for TAC is as follows:-

Total votes cast: 3
Number voting “Yes”: 1
Number voting “No”: 2
Spoilt Papers: 0

Power Control Room and Track Access Control: RMT to hold referendum of members on grade progression

General Grades Committee decision ...

That we note the report from our Regional Organiser. We agree that the offer from London Underground to our members regarding grade progression is unacceptable, and instruct the General Secretary to conduct a referendum of members in the LU Power Control Room and a referendum of Track Access Controller members, with a recommendation in both cases to reject the company’s offer. We instruct the General Secretary to send a personal letter to all members in these grades explaining the union’s stance.

Duty Managers Grade Progression

From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary

Following our member’s earlier rejection of LUL’s proposals on Duty Managers Grades Progression, further talks took place to discuss this matter. It is through our members resolve and determination that an improved deal has now been secured by our negotiating team and the General Grades Committee has decided to hold a referendum of Duty Manager Grades with a recommendation to accept.

Voting papers have now been sent out and the closing date is Tuesday 4th January 2011.

Joint Communication sent by: RMT; UNITE; TSSA and ASLEF to LU Employees impacted by Support Services Review

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Following various meeting the Trade Unions have held with London Underground, we feel it would be beneficial to update you on the current situation in respect of Assessment & Selection and also awareness of the implications of applying for the Non Permanent Roles listed by LU.

Assessment & Selection