LUL Service Control

News, reports and information for London Underground service control staff

LU Olympics Working: Update from ACAS Talks

At ACAS talks today, RMT stated that we wished to discuss with LU management how to deliver the staffing arrangements needed in all grades to provide London with the transport service it needs in order to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games a success. We stated that RMT believes that this can be achieved within the parameters of existing agreements, and would explain to LU management how this could be done, expecting management to consider these proposals and give its views.

Service Control April Newsletter

Service control staff are being denied basic representation by managemment, hundreds of staff will lose their jobs when Hammersmith SCC is opened and management refuse to discuss alternative employment or the number of staff at risk.
A ridiculous campaign continues where managemnt consult staff 1 to 1 but offer no alternative proposals, just do you want to work at Hammersmith or not?
Staff need to stick together and force management to the table, a meeting has been arranged for April the 18th please attend.

Olympic Recognition And Reward – Transport For London

We note the report from our Regional Organiser. At ACAS yesterday (26 March), RMT made clear that in
order to proceed with talks we need a statement from management that no RMT members will be forced to break Framework Agreements. This has not yet been forthcoming from management, and until it is, all talks are adjourned.

RMT Presses Ahead With Service Control Dispute

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the correspondence on file from London Underground Ltd. We further note the comments from our representatives about this correspondence, which refute in detail management’s claim that progress is being made towards resolving our concerns.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to reply to LUL along the lines of our representatives’ comments, and to continue with preparing the industrial action ballot as instructed by our previous decision/.

RMT Rejects London Underground Olympics Offer

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note that a well-attended meeting of our London Underground representatives unanimously recommended rejection of London Underground’s Olympics offer, taking the firm view that any offer should be for all grades and that there should not be any changes to the rules governing working conditions set out in the Framework Agreements. We therefore reject London Underground’s offer.

London Underground's Olympic Offer: full details

Attached to this post, you will find London Underground's letter to RMT setting out the company's offer to staff for Olympic working, consisting of:

  • a letter from LU
  • a document giving its 'flexibility' demands
  • and an appendix for each of the four functions affected
    • Asset Performance Directorate
    • Stations and Revenue Control
    • Service Control including Duty Reliability Managers
    • Operational Managers in COO and APD, including Network Operational Learning Trainers

RMT Considers LU Olympics Offer

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the offer from London Underground, of an additional £350 lump sum payment to all operational staff in each of the following functions, dependant on the trade unions agreeing to changes in working practices detailed in the correspondence:

  • Asset Performance Directorate
  • Stations and Revenue Control
  • Service Control including Duty Reliability Managers
  • Operational Managers in COO and APD, including Network Operational Learning Trainers