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Support our ABM Cleaners

Hope to see members from all functions on the cleaners demo at Parliament tomorrow.

The demonstration will take place on Wednesday 29 January at 13:00 opposite Old Palace Yard at the Houses of Parliament.

I recently attended a meeting with RMT's parliamentary group where the MPs agreed to write to the London Mayor in support of our demands that the Mayor immediately grants staff travel facilities to all cleaners.

Fit for the Future 325 Jobs Proposal: Reps Meeting 12 July



To all LUL Stations Industrial and H&S Representatives




Please be advised that management have agreed your release for attendance at a meeting of all Stations Reps for a FFtF Stations Update. .

The meeting will take place in the Boardroom, Unity House on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 11:00 hours.

The report will be given by myself and your Stations Functional Council Representatives.

Message to all L1 RMT Reps: Problem Rosters


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.

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.

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.

Talks continue to identity additional staffing needs

Talks are continuing as part of seven day review of staffing level. We've outlined need for more staff to meet key objectives: Staff in control rooms, safety and security in larger stations, reduce lone working and unstaffed local stations, improve roster balance.
LU have again stated that additional jobs can be created to meet these objectives. They will respond more fully on Friday.

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.