Council of Executives reports

Regular reports from Janine Booth, who represents London Transport Region representatives on RMT's Council of Executives. You can contact Janine by email j.booth@rmt.org.uk, or phone 07900-408493

Executive Report To London Transport Executive Council Meeting November 2012

These notes cover very briefly the topics reported by Janine Booth our Executive Member for London Transport Region at the Regional Executive meeting. Most these topics can be found on the site.

Te find out more and get involved you're encouraged to attend your branch meeting and other regional meetings.

CICA cuts – voted through Parliament yesterday

LU job cuts

  • Kings Cross demo
  • Broadsheet (by head office) -> grade-specific leaflets (by Regional council / grades cttees)
  • Meeting with LUL Directors
  • Vic line signalling – we should not agree job cuts

Executive Equalities Report To London Transport Regional Council September 2012

From London Transport Region's Executive Member Janine Booth

TRAINING COURSES

RMT is running weekend courses at the Doncaster National Education Centre, as follows:
Women's training, 16-18 November and again in 2013
Black & Ethnic Minority training: early 2013
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender training: mid 2013
The union also plans a week-long Equality At Work course.

RMT has developed a two-day Disability Awareness course, which will be offered to regions.

WOMEN

Executive Report To London Transport Regional Council September 2012

From London Transport Region's Executive Member Janine Booth

BRANCH SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
The agreed spheres of influence are attached on a separate sheet.

Council of Executives decision, 4 September:

We note the report from our Regional Organiser regarding spheres of influence of branches within London Transport region. We endorse the report and instruct the General Secretary to ensure its implementation.

Regional Council July Meeting Reports And Resolutions

Regional Organiser Steve Hedley's and Executive Member Janine Booth's report Summary

CLEANERS AND SECURITY STAFF
strike action on ISS and Initial (LU) and Carlisle (DLR), 48 hours starting with early shifts tomorrow, Friday 27 July pickets/protest – list on separate sheet; central picket/leafleting 12 noon, Friday 27 July picket packs/leaflets/stickers – available at Regional Council meeting

Initial legal threat - RMT defending our action against this spurious and vindictive threat

Equalities Resolutions: Executive Decisions

The RMT Council Of Exectives have made decisions on the following equalities resolutions:

  • No to hate crime
  • Merchandise for women
  • RMT National Lgbt Advisory Committee
  • Aviation Industry Forced Gay Flight Attendant Into A Sham Marriage
  • Campaign For Equal Marriage
  • Gay Cure Adverts On Tfl Buses
  • Women's refuges - domestic violence policy

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London Transport Regional Council Meeting Synopsis, Motions & Reports

Updated with Regional Organiser Steve Hedleys' Report & Motions.

Synopsis from RMT LTRC President Vaughan Thomas

We had excellent contributions from the C of E member Janine Booth and the RO Steve Hedley. We also had a guest speaker who talked about the National Shop Stewards Network and the upcoming conference on June 9th in London.

Executive Report To Regional Council

From RMT London Transport Region Executive Janine Booth

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

  • LU service control – decision today
  • Cubic – ballot re pay (2.5%)/Olympics
  • Cleaners – Initial/ISS
  • Tube Lines – this week’s action – BW report
  • Thales – ballot put on today
  • Telent/Quinns – ballot decided, still being prepared
  • TfL Olympics – ballot decided, still being prepared
  • Time taken to prepare ballots – verbal report given

Council of Executives Member's Report to Regional Council, March 2012

ENGINEERING ISSUES

  • Track contract workers charter - has been launched
  • Accord lift maintenance - dispute re recognition
  • Thales pay - offer 1% - recommend rejection and ballot - referred to national sub-committee
  • Telent/Quinns - ballot for strikes re pay/Olympics - national organising campaign
  • Tube Lines pensions and passes - strike ballot taking place

OLYMPICS

  • General - communication of developments to improve
  • RMT claims for bonuses: flat-rate cash sum for all grades
  • London Underground - back at ACAS 5/4/12

Council of Executives Member's Report to Regional Council, February 2012

These are the issues I covered in my report to the Regional Council on 23 February:

  • Track contractors’ charter
  • Website / app
  • RMT/TSSA merger
  • Eurostar cleaners / Heathrow Express
  • Petrit’s legal case
  • Women – training / conference
  • Alstom – Jerusalem LR
  • TUSC – C of E to consult branches
  • Grades and equalities conferences
  • World Book Day / ULRs
  • Tube Lines pay, pensions, DSM dispute
  • Breaches of casualisation dispute settlement (ICSAs, agency staff)
  • Stations access