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RMT seeks absolute guarantee on member's jobs as TfL negotiates emergency loan with government

RMT Regional Organiser John Leach has written to London Underground Managing Director Andy Lord to seek an 'absolute guarantee' that the jobs of members at TfL / LUL will not be affected by any emergency budget settlement reached with the government. 

 

The letter

Subject: TfL Finances impact on Employees, Jobs and conditions of employment

Dear Andy

RMT continues to demand assurances on social distancing

Dear RMT members (London Transport Region)

 As you will see below in our press release, the RMT has concerns re next Monday 11th May being the start of government led mobilisation across Britain’s railways.

Accordingly I immediately wrote to LUL, the Managing Director, specifically in relation to all TfL. The MD confirmed explicitly that this is not the case for TfL and their services, that their planning date (which is not fixed 100%) is still the 18th of May.

TFL furlough arrangements

Dear colleague

FURLOUGH ARRANGEMENTS – CORONAVIRUS – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

Your union has been in discussions with Transport for London as the company plans to introduce Furlough Arrangements where certain members of staff in TfL/LUL will be put on to the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The company has outlined that those currently being identified for the scheme would be staff whose work has ceased or reduced as a result of the current pandemic as well as those who are absent from work due to shielding or on long-term sickness absence.

TfL and London Underground announce plans to furlough some workers

Dear RMT members

Following on from my message yesterday, at the bottom of this message, I have attended both the LUL Company council and Tfl Company council this afternoon.

Both employers have told us that to assist with catastrophic loss of finances Tfl will make use of the Governments "Job Retention scheme"  which provides up Financial support to employers hit by the Coronavirus crisis.

TFL directors call emergency meeting due to Coronavirus catastrophic hit on finances

Dear RMT members

At 5pm today myself and NEC member Jared Wood attended a Tfl briefing by Directors on the impact of the Corona virus on revenue and finance in Tfl.

Tfl told us that they have been hit catastrophically by the loss of revenue and also are spending £600million every 4 weeks keeping Tfl operating.

Tfl have been in talks with the government on financial support and those negotiations are still in hand.

Emergency company councils have been called tomorrow.