Maintenance

Talks scheduled in Transplant train prep payment dispute

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the letter from the company.

We instruct the General Secretary to suspend all industrial action in light of scheduled talks in the new year.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to place a report back on progress in scheduled talks in front of this NEC no later than the third week in January 2018.

Members to be advised by email and text.

LU Fleet Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Progress made in Transplant pay parity dispute

Subject: PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE/STORES STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the letter from the company.

We instruct the General Secretary to suspend all industrial action in light of progress made in negotiations.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to place a report back on progress in scheduled talks in front of this NEC no latter than the third week in January 2018.

Members to be advised by email and text.

LU Fleet Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Train prep payment ballot returns a strong yes vote

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF

LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the overwhelming turnout and ballot result and the resolve shown by our members.

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:  32

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                       32 (100%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:             29 (90.6%)

Transplant pay parity ballot returns a yes vote, smashing anti-strike laws

Subject: PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE/STORES STAFF LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP

We note the overwhelming turnout and ballot result and the resolve shown by our members.

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:    52

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                       46  (88.5%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:             41  (89.1%)

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:              5

Strike ballot called over Christmas working arrangements

We note the resolution from our LU Engineering Branch regarding the appalling treatment of our members in Asset Operations when it comes to recognising the severe impact that Christmas working has on family life.

We also note that payments are available for all or part of this period in other areas such as Major Projects, Tube Lines and for Train Drivers and this NEC agree with our branches demand at least parity and recognition for working these days.

VGC Works Train Controller members to be balloted for strike action

We note the report from the Lead Officer along with correspondence from LU Engineering Branch regarding the Work Train Controller members on the VGC Crossrail Project whose rate of pay is approximately half that of other grades.

Despite this matter being raised as a collective grievance, the rate of pay has not been corrected and the Lead Officer has requested a dispute situation and ballot for industrial action over this matter.

Transplant Maintenance Duty Managers, Team leaders and Advanced Train Maintainers industrial action

We note the report from our Lead Officer; and that no response has been forthcoming from the company since a Failure to Agree was declared by the RMT at
the Company Council Meeting in September 2017.
The train prep payment being denied to some of our Transplant Members performing that duty is intolerable to our Members, and the company’s attempting to ignore their claim for parity will not be tolerated.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we are now in dispute and immediately ballot the following Transplant Members for Industrial

Transplant Maintenance and Stores Staff pay parity dispute

We note the report from our Lead Officer; and that no response has been forthcoming from the company since a dispute was declared by the RMT NEC on 17 th October 2017.

The situation of lack of pay parity amongst our Transplant Members is intolerable to our Members, and the company’s attempting to ignore their claim for parity and the dispute will not be tolerated.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to immediately ballot the following Transplant Members for Industrial Actions:

PPP to end as workers to be transferred into London Underground

26th October 2017 TO ALL RMT TUBE LINES (AP JNP) AND LUL MAINTENANCE MEMBERS Dear Colleague, PROPOSED TUPE TRANSFER OF AP JNP (TUBE LINES) TO LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD Further to my letter dated 22nd September regarding the above, the meeting with your Lead Officer, Reps and NEC members took place last week and I write to update you all on the current situation. It is now confirmed that on Sunday 29th October all AP JNP staff, approximately 1900 employees, will transfer into London Underground under TUPE.

Meeting called to discuss TUPE transfer of workers from Tube Lines to London Underground

PROPOSED TUPE TRANSFER OF AP JNP FROM TUBE LINES TO LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD (formerly Termination of Amey Maintenance Contract – Tube Lines AP JNP)

We note the correspondence from the company dated 14th September 2017 and instruct the General Secretary to place a report before this NEC.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to arrange a meeting of all infrastructure, maintenance and engineering reps from London Underground BCV, SSL and JNP AP with the Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and NEC members.