A Message to you CSA

A message to you CSA

Baby sitting a station – what could possibly go wrong?

LUL – we haven't got a CSM for West Ham today
Please do some OT  CSA and keep Station open
Nothing will go wrong
We do it all the time
Sit in the Station Control Room, drink tea and pretend nothing's happening l
Don't go on the gate line
Leave gates open
You're a CSA
What could possibly go wrong?l

Say no to overtime - support the overtime ban - 0001hrs 23November 2016


This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the decision to call action and instruct ALL LUL STATION & REVENUE members NOT TO WORK ANY OVERTIME OR REST DAYS from 00:01 hours on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until further notice.


Stations Ballot Closes on Nov 15

Make sure you return your balot paper in good time and vote YES for strike action and action short of strike action.

Industrial action, which could include an overtime ban, will show that our stations cannot operate with the current staffing levels.

  • Restore all jobs cut under Fit for the Future
  • Stop all displacements until we have an agreed transfer policy
  • All CSAs to be CSA1
  • Put the ticket offcie closures into reverse

Fit for the Future Impact: Ballot Papers will be Out Next Week

RMT has demanded that LU:

  • Restore Jobs cut under Fit for the Future
    • Staff all Control rooms and Ops rooms, Provide more CSAs in ticket halls
    • Add middle turns to break up constant dead early and dead late duties
  • Stop all Displacements until we have an agreed transfer policy
  • Make ALL CSAs into permanent CSA1. All new recruits to be as CSA1
  • Put the failed ticket office closure programme into reverse

Ballot papers for strike action and action short of strike action will be going out to members next week.

Update on Trains Management

Today myself and reps from the other Trade Unions again met with London Underground management to provide initial feedback and questions in response to the proposals made last week. I tabled 35 questions and comments and the other unions fully supported these, as well as making a number of additional points. For the RMT, the biggest issues will be the threat to pensions if the company's proposals over pay capping are allowed to happen and needing the company to guarantee a process of preferencing for locations.

An evening to remember Paul Robeson

A great initiative from the BEMMAC to commemorate the life of one of our finest - Mr Paul Robeson

A legendary character in the workers struggle whose songs inspired us and in times of need consoled us.

I recall at the funeral of Brian Munro, Robesons recital of Joe Hill was not only emotionally moving but also challenging to us all. I personally felt this was a demand from Brian that RMT reps go on to organise.

Paul Robeson will mean many things to many people.