RMT is fighting against London underground's 'rainbow' procedure for sickness.
It seems an odd choice of name. Rainbows are caused when the sun shines through the rain. If you have a few rainy days, there may well be no sunshine from the bosses at LU - just the sack.
There are many scenarios where you could fall foul of the new procedure and potentially lose your job.
Here are a few:
- You had a few odd days off sick and then needed to care for a sick family member.
- You had to look after your kids for a few days.
- You had to recover from a major operation.
Posters have been created to make members aware of the detrimental risk to their job caused by falling foul of the rainbow procedure. You can download them below and print them for noticeboards if you want to get involved.
The RMT is organising against this new procedure and seeking legal opinion.