Regional Organisers reports

Reports and updates from Regional organiser John Leach

RMT seeks absolute guarantee on member's jobs as TfL negotiates emergency loan with government

RMT Regional Organiser John Leach has written to London Underground Managing Director Andy Lord to seek an 'absolute guarantee' that the jobs of members at TfL / LUL will not be affected by any emergency budget settlement reached with the government. 

 

The letter

Subject: TfL Finances impact on Employees, Jobs and conditions of employment

Dear Andy

RMT continues to demand assurances on social distancing

Dear RMT members (London Transport Region)

 As you will see below in our press release, the RMT has concerns re next Monday 11th May being the start of government led mobilisation across Britain’s railways.

Accordingly I immediately wrote to LUL, the Managing Director, specifically in relation to all TfL. The MD confirmed explicitly that this is not the case for TfL and their services, that their planning date (which is not fixed 100%) is still the 18th of May.

RMT goes to ACAS over proposed 'unsafe and inappropriate' timetables

Dear RMT members in Train grades,

Following the universal rejection of Covid 19 Emergency duty schedules and LUL's threat to impose them next Sunday,we met at Director level yesterday and informed them that these schedules were fundamentally misconceived.

The proposed timetabled service was far too intense for purpose and the schedules were fundamentally unsafe and inappropriate.

TfL and London Underground announce plans to furlough some workers

Dear RMT members

Following on from my message yesterday, at the bottom of this message, I have attended both the LUL Company council and Tfl Company council this afternoon.

Both employers have told us that to assist with catastrophic loss of finances Tfl will make use of the Governments "Job Retention scheme"  which provides up Financial support to employers hit by the Coronavirus crisis.

ABM cleaners: your work is highly valued and the RMT has your back

To all ABM Cleaner Members

Dear Colleagues

I am sure that I don’t need to point out the difficulties we are all facing at this extraordinary time. But like many key workers, the efforts you are making are highly valued by the whole community of London.

At the same time your Union RMT and its ABM representatives are going flat out to continue looking after you interests. Should you need to contact one of them, their names and numbers now follow:

RMT members have been working flat out to keep the Tube running

To RMT members in London Transport Region from Regional Organiser John Leach and NEC rep Jared Wood

Dear Colleagues

It goes without saying that everyone in the country and the world are living through the pandemic, but this message is specifically for RMT members in the London Transport region.

Since the crisis unfolded, RMT members have been working flat out 24/7 to keep the tube running and, through the union, to keep the job safe and ourselves healthy.

ABM Cleaners' ballot organising meeting

To all LUL Region Branches

Dear Colleagues

JUSTICE FOR TUBE CLEANERS

As you know we are balloting our ABM members for strike action to secure Staff Travel, proper Sick Pay and a decent Pension for all.

The ballot opens this Monday 28th October with a closing date of Tuesday 19th November 2019. Myself and our National Executive Committee member, Andy Littlechild are calling a meeting for all Branch Secretaries and Chairs on Monday 28th October commencing at 14.00 hours in Unity House.