LUL Trains, RMT official circulars
RMT Evidence To The Greater London Assembly Follow-up To Its Investigation Into The State Of The TubeSubmitted by admin on 12 October, 2012 - 20:30
As the largest trade union on London Underground, and the only union representing all grades on London Underground, RMT deeply regrets that no action has been taken following the GLA investigation into the state of the Tube.
In particular, RMT is deeply concerned that following the Union’s active engagement in the investigation, and the subsequent good faith with which we engaged the Olympics, that it now appears that our members are faced with an unprecedented assault.
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From Trains Functional Council
Just to update everyone on the Northern Line about what is happening regarding the training and i/o’s, there are lots of rumours regarding the working practice that may be asked of the i/o’s during TBTC training and the testing of TBTC area when it goes live at west finchley next february.
The RMT’s postion is clear on this, all IO’s must not be asked to breach their framework agreement in anyway
to facilitate this training.
Industrial action changed - London Underground’s breaches of casualisation dispute settlement
Further to my previous correspondence with regards our Casualisation dispute, your General Grades Committee has reviewed the situation and decided to amend the industrial action. The below action is now CANCELLED:-
Train Operators will not stop at stations which do not have the minimum number of station staff on duty.
from RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
Following consultation with our lead officer and representatives, we instruct all London Underground members to take action short of strike action starting at 00:01 on Friday 27 July and continuing until further notice, as follows:
- All members to not co-operate in any way with the counting of Incident Customer Service Assistants (ICSAs) towards the minimum number of staff on duty for a station to be open to passengers.
- Members acting as ICSAs to withdraw from the station and refuse to be counted
Olympic Recognition And Reward TfL (LU) And London Underground’s Breaches Of Casualisation Dispute SettlementSubmitted by admin on 24 July, 2012 - 04:25
"RMT members are instructed not to co-operate in any way with the counting of Incident Customer Service Assistants (ICSAs) towards the minimum number of staff on duty" - Bob Crow
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
I write to advise members that following the closing of both ballots for industrial action short of a strike the General Grades Committee has considered the situation and decided to call the following industrial action.
Olympic Recognition and Reward Dispute
Despite reaching agreement over the Olympic payment arrangements we continue to have problems with the implementation of the agreement. Therefore all LUL members are instructed to take the following industrial action short of a strike.
From RMT London Transport Regional organiser
Here is a signed off copy of London Underground's plans for driverless trains, and unstaffed stations it includes the signatures of several senior engineers and indeed that of Howard Collins himself.
The General secretary has asked me to share the document with you our reps and branches so that you can inform our members accordingly.
Here are a few key points for your attention
Pro forma is attached below
By now most of you will have received a copy of an expression of interest form circulated by LUL asking Drivers to give their preferences for working additional shifts over the Olympic period, in breach of our framework agreements. This form claims its distribution has been agreed with the Trade Unions whereas only ASLEF has agreed. RMT continues to be in discussions with LUL over our claims for Olympic recognition and reward.
From General Secretary Bob Crow
I write to advise you that the ballot for industrial action short of a strike has now closed and the result is as follows: -
Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?
- Total Votes Cast - 463
- Number Voting Yes - 369
- Number Voting No - 93
- Spoilt - 1
This result is being considered by the General Grades Committee and I shall be in touch with you again shortly.
From General Secretary Bob Crow
As previously advised we are balloting all Train Operators and Instructor Operators for strike action over LUL’s continuing victimisation of our representatives and activists. You should by now have received your ballot papers for strike action at your home addresses. If not you should urgently contact the RMT helpline on 0800 376 3706. I urge you to vote in favour of strike action to send a clear message to LUL that we will not tolerate the victimisation of our reps and activists such as Eamonn Lynch and Arwyn Thomas. The ballot is due to close on Wednesday 27th April 2011.
From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary
DISMISSAL – K.MORTELL –TRAIN OPERATOR – WHITE CITY, LUL (LUL/4/1)
I write to update Branches that following the unjust economic dismissal of Bro Kevin Mortell and the subsequent industrial action, the General Grades Committee have made the following decision:-
“That we continue to press LUL for a Directors Review and support Brother Mortell in pursuing his Employment Tribunal application”
I will keep all Branches advised of any further developments.
DISMISSAL - RAVI SOORIAH – TRAIN OPERATOR – WEST RUISLIP