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Request for Ballot

This resolution, proposed by TfL no.1 branch, was passed unanimously by the February Regional Council meeting.

This branch believes that TfL/LUL are jumping on the bandwagon of the recession, using it as an excuse to cut jobs. If we let the company get away with cutting admin/non operational grades, it will set a precedent, and have a double negative effect. A) it will make everyone’s life harder as all admin jobs are vital to the safe operating of the railway and the care of the employees themselves and B) it will make it easier for them to slash operational jobs.

From The Horse's Mouth ...

TfL Commissioner Peter Hendy's circular to all TfL staff on 2 December 2008 spelt out the company's cost-cutting agenda and plans to slash jobs ...

"Our 10-year Business Plan sets out our plans for multi-billion pound transport investment. This year, the Operating Cost Review team has been working with the business to identify opportunities to make the £2.4 billion savings we need to deliver our commitments within the available funding levels.

Union prepares for strike ballot as London Underground plans to scrap ‘jobs for life’ deal

In recent meetings with London Underground over the proposed 1,000 job cuts, it has become apparent that management is not carrying out meaningful consultation.

London Underground is trying to force through job cuts, which amount to the first stage in plans by TfL to cut its budget by £2.5 billion. TfL inherited a debt worth over £2 billion from failed privateer Metronet. Instead of cutting our senior managers’ inflated salaries, getting rid of parasitical private contractors and opening the books to public scrutiny, TfL/LUL are attempting to do away with thousands of jobs.

Demonstrate Against LUL/TfL Job Cuts

TFL/LUL intend to cut 1,000 jobs. RMT is kicking off our fightback against this on Wednesday 11 February with a protest outside the building where both LUL management and many of the workers who may be affected are based.

We will be meeting outside St James Park tube station at 07:30 am to demonstrate outside 55 Broadway.

A leaflet advertising the protest is attached. Please download and distribute it.

Update: LUL and TfL Pay

LUL Management seems to have got themselves in a twist over the 2009 pay.

RMT have demanded a substantial one year pay rise and other benefits, including a ‘floor’ salary of £26,000. Heating and food bills have gone right up over the last year and Underground passenger numbers are higher than ever.

Harassment: Guidelines for Managers

These are guidelines for managers in what was then called London Transport, published in 2000. If you are involved in a harassment case, you may find it useful to look through this document to check that management are following their own guidelines.

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Version 2 (24th October 2000) London Transport Harassment Procedure Guidance for Accredited Managers

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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: