Regional Council Executive

RMT In Dispute With LUL Over Poor Guidelines Regarding Clearing Snow From Platforms

From General Secretary Bob Crow

I write to advise branches that a formal complaint has been made to LUL on the subject of snow clearing and winter weather. The RMT Stations Safety Council has raised this as an issue with the company without resolution and has now exhausted the machinery. The Stations Safety Council has raised the following items with the ORR and the company:

  • Insufficient local, practical training packages are available and have not been delivered to staff.

Executive Report To London Transport Regional Council October 2012

Each month our Executive Council Member Janine Booth reports to the Regional Council. This report as a synopsis and the full 'EC decisions' can be read here.

We've added some links to the report to explain some of the topics covered in more detail.

Remember branch meetings and the regional meeting are open to all members - this is where you can get involved and make a change in your union.

EC Report

CLEANERS

London Transport Region Executive Members Report To Executive Meeting

This is the report from our Executive Member Janine Booth to this month's Executive Council Meeting. We've added links to each report item to explain what they mean in some more detail.

To find out more attend your local branch, or the Regional or Executive meetings where these points can be discussed in detail, points raised or questions asked about them.

REGIONAL ORGANISER VACANCY

RMT Demands An End To Agencies, With Workers Given Permanent Jobs Instead

We believe that railway employers are increasingly using agencies such as Trainpeople, in order to casualise the workforce, prepare for job cuts, and undermine our power to take effective strike action. The use of agencies is part of the employers’ and government’s strategy for pursuing the McNulty proposals.

We believe that every railway worker is entitled to a permanent, secure job. We therefore demand an end to the use of agencies, with their employees offered direct employment with the railway company at which they work.

London Transport Regional Council Officer Nominations

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL COUNCIL OFFICERS
AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2012

The AGM of the Regional Council is on 23rd February 2012 and it is therefore time to remind Branches to consider nominations for Regional Council Officers and Executive Committee.

The deadline for nominations to be received is prior to the LTRC Executive on Tuesday 14th February 2012. Nominations received by this date will be circulated with the RC mailing.

Council of Executives Report to LTRC Executive, 13 September

  • PAY
    • Alstom – referendum closes 29 September
    • LU – offer rejected; Unite referendum rejected last LU offer; meeting with the other unions this week; further discussion at GGC after Thursday’s meeting
  • VICTIMISATIONS
    • Jayesh Patel, Tunde Umanah, James Masango – see decisions
  • ORGANISING
    • Track contract workers’ charter – being laid out this week
    • Reduced-rate subs – Initial cleaners, Sodexho canteens
  • LU UNIFORM

Council of Executives Member's Report to LTRC Executive, August 2011

  • LU pay – revised offer (Y1 5%, Y2-4 RPI+0.25%, Y5 RPI+0.5%) to be discussed by GGC tomorrow (10/8) – recommendation to reject – letter to ASLEF urging joint response: no reply
  • CTS pay – 3% offer, feedback sought
  • Victimisations – Tunde Umanah, Jayesh Patel, Tony Rowntree – all still awaiting appeal outcome
  • Review of industrial disputes, LU – verbal report on progress to be given; input needed
  • LU Job Cuts – to be discussed by GGC tomorrow (10/8)

Council of Executives Report to Regional Council Executive, July 2011

Victimisations

  • Arwyn reinstated - dispute resolved - details of settlement to be given verbally
  • request for donation to LabourStart
  • outstanding victimisation cases - Tony Rowntree; Jayesh Patel; Tunde Amanah
  • review of industrial disputes

Pay & Conditions

  • London Underground - Company Council tomorrow; cleaning vouchers
  • Tube Lines (ex-Alstom) - accepted
  • EDF Powerlink - rejected
  • CBS Outdoor - accepted
  • TfL - third year of 3-year deal

Victoria Line Dispute Update

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the report from our Regional Organiser and our representative, and are alarmed that London Underground intends to conduct trials from Seven Sisters to Walthamstow Central from May 30 despite our ongoing dispute over safety issues.