Details on the Pensions & Passes dispute can be found here.
This letter is from the Pensions Working Group 'staff-side' of RMT, ASLEF, TSSA and Unite, to the human resources director of TfL.
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON PENSION FUND 2012 TRIENNAL ACTUARIAL VALUATION RESULTS
Folíowìng the Pensions Working Group (PWG) Staff Side meeting held on 14th January 2013 it is requested that you consider the following:
From General Secretary Bob Crow
In my circular No NP/185/12 dated 10th August 2012 (Sick Workers and Annual Leave Ref: LA/185/12) I set out members’ entitlement to receive payment or carry over their leave entitlement where they had been unable to take this due to illness.
This was as a result of the decision of the Court of Appeal that, regardless of whether a worker is employed by a public or private employer, if a worker is unable or unwilling to take the four weeks’ annual leave conferred by regulation 13 of the Working Time Regulations owing to sickness (i) he or she must be allowed to take it at another time
We note the correspondence from Tube Lines, advising us that members who volunteered to work on Christmas Day and New Year's Day would be paid £333, more than originally intended.
Having consulted with the secretaries of the two branches involved, we note the position.
LT Regional Council, LU Engineering and LU Fleet branches to be advised.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the support of our Company Council representatives, and accordingly endorse the increased level of representation.
We instruct the General Secretary to immediately advise the company of our acceptance, and to write to our Tube Lines members informing them of this improvement in RMT’s representation.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
A new edition of the London Calling Newsletter is attached. You can download it below.
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
As you will be aware the dispute with Tube Lines management regarding pension and travel equality will be reaching a significant stage over the Christmas period as a result of possible further industrial action. It is therefore important that members are fully aware of the issues involved so that they can make an informed decision when supporting this action.
This is a synopsis of the report given by the London Transport Region Executive Member Janine Booth to the London Transport Regional Council Meeting on 29th November 2012.
To get more details please try and attend your branch meeting or regional council - your rep should have more information too. Alternatively this site has lots of information and material for workplaces in the London Region.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the responses of our LU Fleet and LU Engineering branches.
Accordingly, while noting that the payment has not increased since last year, we instruct the General Secretary to advise the company that this union accepts the arrangements.
London Transport Regional Council, branches and Tube Lines representatives to be advised.
Tube Lines Company Council meets tomorrow (Wednesday 28 November). The main issue to be discussed is the future of Tube Lines. Check back here for a report after the meeting!
We note the report on the members’ meeting that took place yesterday, and welcome our members’ determination to pursue this dispute by taking industrial action at targeted, strategic times, including over the Christmas and Easter periods.
We instruct the General Secretary to:
- place this matter in front of us as soon as recommendations are received for proposed further action
- arrange for the production and distribution of a newsletter for Tube Lines members
- ensure that our previous decision to organise two mass meetings – so that members on all