London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and the feedback from our branches. We endorse his view that an important principle is at stake and that London Underground members can be convinced to take a stand on this issue.
London Underground's continuing use and abuse of agency staff is seriously detrimental to LUL employees, as it undermines their opportunities to obtain and retain work and creates disruption in the workplace. We therefore declare a trade dispute with London Underground Ltd, demanding that it cease the use of agencies and offer permanent, direct employment to agency workers, including those formerly supplied by Trainpeople.
Referring to decision GWW 21st May 2013. The meeting has now taken place and we note the report from our Regional Organiser regarding the substantial progress made and that the recommendation of our negotiating team is that we should regard this dispute resolved due to the following points:
The RMT has made great progress in our S Stock dispute with LU. But one sticking point remains - the issue of Cross Line Working.
Following talks at ACAS on Tuesday 21st of May your negotiators tabled a reasonable solution to the S Stock dispute which was flatly refused by LUL for spurious reasons. The RMT proposed that the timetable should be amended so that trains are picked from Moorgate Bay Road as opposed to Baker St Met platforms; our view was that this would not compromise any existing agreements or require any additional training.
TUBE UNION RMT warned today London Assembly members risk unleashing the biggest wave of industrial action on London Underground in 30 years after City Hall politicians lined up this morning to attack basic tube workers’ rights including pensions and passes.
RMT believes that this morning’s attack is part of a coordinated, political action designed to kick off the process of stripping away hard-won working conditions and workplace rights across the Underground network.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
SFC reps are receiving reports that the number of disciplinary investigations into unsatisfactory surplus and/or loss items in ticket offices is growing.
Please download the latest edition of SFC News and the pro-forma memo that can be used by RMT members to respond to notifications of unsatisfactory items.
Admin CDI Note Taking
On Tuesday May 14th the Reps attended a MATS Functional Council meeting. The RMT was the union that put this on the agenda. At the meeting we were able to highlight the pressing issues around CDI note taking. The Reps pointed out how Admin were being told they had to take part in the pilot scheme and we insisted that this was voluntary and was not part of your role or job description.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ISSUES – NEW TUBE LINES CONTRACT – ISS
That we note the ballot result for both strike action and action short of strikes is follows:-
Total votes cast - 77
Number voting “Yes” - 77 (100%)
Number voting “No” - 0
Spoilt Papers - 0
We congratulate our members on their determination to fight against this employer’s attacks on their working conditions. We further note the recent significant increase in RMT membership and commend our representatives for achieving this.
BREACHES OF AGREEMENTS AND FAILURE TO ADDRESS REASONABLE CONCERNS – DRIVERS - PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND
That we note the ballot result is as follows:-
Are you willing to take strike action?
Total votes cast ...203...
Number voting “Yes” ...182...(89.7%)............
Number voting “No” ....21.................
Spoilt Papers .....0...............
S STOCK ISSUES – LONDON UNDERGROUND
That we note the ballot results are as follows:-
Are you willing to take action short of strike action (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan
Total votes cast ...85................
Number voting “Yes”...80...(94.1%)............
Number voting “No”...5.................
Are you willing to take strike action (Hammersmith and Edgware Road drivers)?
Total votes cast...49...............
Number voting “Yes”...41...(83.7%).............
Strike action ballots return strong yes votes from ISS cleaners, drivers on the Piccadilly and sub surface depots, and maintenance workers on TfL contract with Mitie
RMT today confirmed a ballot for strike action of Train Operators and Instructor Operators on the Piccadilly Line, in response to London Underground riding roughshod over agreements and abusing a range of agreed policies and procedures, has shown a massive nine to one vote in favour.