RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

RMT to Ballot CBS Outdoor Members - Defend Brendan Judge

RMT Head Office Circular No. IR/18/09 - 29th January 2009 DISMISSAL OF BRENDAN JUDGE – CBS OUTDOOR NOTICE OF BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION

As RMT members you would have more likely heard of the disgraceful decision by CBS Outdoor to sack Union Representative, Brendan Judge, just before Christmas. CBS Outdoor members are understandably very angry about what has happened and have demanded action to get Brendan reinstated.

It is our firm belief that Brendan has done nothing wrong other than work to normal practices that all other members work to.

RMT Young Members Course

Circular sent on 11th December 2008 to all Branch Secretaries, Regional Councils & Regional Organisers

Dear Colleagues

Young Members Course to be held at the AGM in Isle of Man Sunday 29nd June to Friday 3rd July 2009

I am pleased to advise you that the Union will be holding a one week Young Representatives Course at this years’ AGM.

Members wishing to attend should be under 30 years of age. The course will deal with: -

DLR Staff Ballot for Action

Circular No. 289/08, Thursday 11th December 2008

IMPOSITION OF ROSTERS – CONTROL ROOM, SERCO DOCKLANDS

Members working in the DLR Control Room for Serco Docklands will be balloted for strike action and industrial action short of strike due to their management’s insistence on imposing new rosters.

Metronet Transfer to LUL

From Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

TUPE TRANSFER OF METRONET RAIL EMPLOYEES TO LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my circular of 30th October 2008, I can confirm that the above consultation process has now commenced and RMT will be making every effort to ensure that jobs and conditions are fully protected. This process will be ongoing up to and beyond the transfer of members back into LUL.

In the meantime, in order to comply with the TUPE regulations, the employers have confirmed the following:

RMT's Pay Claim 2009

From Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2009:

  • LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD
  • EDF ENERGY POWERLINK
  • METRONET (BCV AND SSL)
  • TfL
  • ALSTOM METRO TRAINS

I write to confirm that a common claim for improvements to rates of pay and conditions of service in 2009 was formally lodged with all of the above employers last week. The basis of the claim is as follows:

LUL Olympics Forum

From RMT Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

CONSULTATION AND BRIEFING FORUM FOR 2012 OLYMPICS

LUL have advised me of their belief that that there would be a benefit in having a forum, separate from the Company Council, whereat the Unions could be regularly briefed about the 2012 developments and, where appropriate, consulted over relevant issues.

LUL Attendance Policy

From RMT Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

LUL ATTENDANCE POLICY

Examples of Management ignoring or twisting clear policies in relation to attendance have recently been brought to my attention.

We have made it clear that we expect Management to abide by their own policies and have listed a series of serious instances where management seem to have flagrantly breeched the rules. It is unacceptable that policies are ignored and all members should be advised of the seriousness of this matter, which could lead to a major dispute.