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Ballot to defend the London Bridge three poster - YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

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BALLOT TO DEFEND THE LONDON BRIDGE 3

 

Ballot papers will be sent out on May 15 and must be returned by first post June 13 

 

It's important you vote. The new anti Trade Union laws impose a higher threshold on our ballots and a simple majority is not sufficient.

 

Message to all L1 RMT Reps: Problem Rosters

All,

Most L1 reps will have had my previous email on this subject but I have updated my list so a few of you will be getting this for the first time.

The issue of achieving better roster balance in terms of extreme shifts and weekend rest days was put at the centre of talks about additional jobs.

We now have a published proposal for 325 new jobs. This is testament to the work done by reps and members in delivering our stations strike in January. We must now ensure that the new jobs we’ve won are used to meet the demands of our members.

RMT station staff strike at London Bridge details 2159 May 7 - 2200 May 8

 

RMT station staff at London Bridge are to take strike action from 2200 May 7 until 2159 May 8 in defence of the London Bridge  3.

An action short of strike not to service POMs and not to challenge customers without valid tickets/oysters/bank cards will commence at 2200 on May 8.

The RMT National Executive have now escalated the dispute across all Revenue and Station grades on LUL.

Picket lines will be drawn from 2159 on Sunday May7.

Neasden Branch Organising Day

Neasden Branch will be holding an 'Organising Day' on Wednesday 17th May (the same date as the next Branch Meeting). The day will commence at Bond Street at 11:00am.

Reps are asked to make every effort to attend the Organising day which will cover Bond Street upwards to Wembley Park, stopping at stations in between. The branch will provide lunch for all attendees.

 

LUL Make their Proposal to Utilise 325 Additional Jobs

At SFC today LU gave us their proposal to utilise the 325 additional jobs agreed as a result of our strike action earlier this year.

An SFC News with some initial thoughts on the proposal will be sent out soon.

We will be spending 4 weeks looking at the plans at SFC level and then rosters will be produced and looked at L1.

London Transport Regional Council meeting - 27 April 1630 Fountains Abbey, Paddington

The next meeting of the London Transport Regional Council will be on Thursday April 27 at the Fountains Abbey PH, Praed St, London W2

Meeting will start at 1630.

Reports from John Leach RMT RO region 11

Andy Littlechild NEC member

Spokesperson from Jobstown dispute -  Jobstown 18 socialists and activists facing jail in Ireland for opposing water charges and austerity cuts in general

Representation Levels on Stations: Latest Position

Management continue to refuse to recognise our reps in many areas. This is a clear and obvious breach of the agreement made in March 2000 on our machinery of negotiation.

RMT will continue to elect our full entitlement of reps on stations.

Members have the right to ask for whoever they want to accompany them to LDIs, Case Conferences etc. Therefore managers cannot refused to release any rep who a member has specifically asked for.

RMT Disabled Members' Conference

Delegates to the 2017 RMT Disabled Members' Conference

Yesterday saw RMT's first ever Disabled Members' Conference, held in London.

Although quite small (9 delegates, plus union officials), the important thing was that it took place at all, especially as rank-and-file members had pushed for its creation against the wishes of the union's national leadership. Now it is established, it will grow from year to year, as the union's other equalities conferences have done.

 

TUC Disabled Workers' Committee, Conference and Manifesto