Campaigning for better pay
Campaigning for better pay
LUL Pay and Night tube update acas talks 10th November 2015 Today our delegation met the company for the first time since October 14th. No revised offer was made with regards to pay and conditions However the company have said that they are prepared to move away from the interim arrangements and revise it to the long term solution on night tube .
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015/2016 – BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (SSR & VLU) TRAIN SERVICES TECHNICIANS (LUL/0001/BT(S&V)
In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. Following discussions, the Company has signed a Memorandum of Agreement for Train Services Technicians, including a pay offer in full and final settlement of the 2015 and 2016 pay review, effective from 1st May 2015.
Year One – effective 1st May 2015
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 AND NIGHT RUNNING – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)
When RMT entered the London Underground pay talks, one of our original demands was a 4 day, 32 hour week with no loss of earnings. LUL has dismissed this. A counter proposal came from staff side for a 4 day 36 hour week. LUL said that this could only be achieved if the same amount of handle turning time is completed over 4 days as it was over five. This will inevitably involve changing the Trains Framework Agreement. Simple arithmetic shows working that four eight-hour shifts is never going to equal a 36 hour week.
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2013-2015 – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TFL/0001)
As you will be aware, TfL members have been in dispute with the Company and taking on going industrial action short of strike action (see Circular No. IR/236/15, 1st October 2015 “Pay for Performance, Defend your Pensionable Pay – Transport for London”).
However in the meantime, the Company advised us of the following arrangements in respect of the 2013/14 pay review:-
· There will not be a salary increase for 2013/14.
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – ISS (TUBE LINES AP JNP CONTRACT) (LUL/0001/ISS(TL))
In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. The Company then advised that it has implemented the changes to the London Living Wage with effect from 1st April 2015. As a result, all Operatives’ pay was increased from £8.80 per hour to the new minimum rate of £9.15 per hour, which is a 3.97% increase.
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – CUBIC TRANSPORTATION (LUL/0001/CTS)
In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. The Lead Officer has met with the Company and the offer which was tabled is as follows:-
TRANSFER POLICY – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/2)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/124/15, 14th May 2015), the Lead Officer has discussed the legal findings with the Stations and Revenue Functional Council Secretary and advised that LUL’s proposals for the T&P have not changed and remain unacceptable. The Company still want to remove the right to nominate for promotion to grades for which a licence is held. They are also proposing to remove payment for Higher Grade Working until three consecutive shifts have been worked.
Your Train Functional reps (from both unions) along with John Leach met the employers at ACAS on Tuesday afternoon (September 15th). The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a joint RMT/Aslef proposal to introduce Night Tube.