Is London Underground Discriminating Against Part-Time Staff?

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note that London Underground has issued notices displacing full-time staff only within the group of stations in which they currently work, but has issued notices displacing part-time staff to locations beyond their current group of stations, in some cases some distance away. It also intends to alter the working hours of some part-time staff in a way that is detrimental to them. The company has also failed to adequately consider part-time workers in its Equality Impact Assessment. We believe that London Underground may be acting in breach of the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations.

We instruct the General Secretary to:

  • convene an urgent meeting with union’s legal advisers; the meeting to include the Council of Executives member for London Transport region
  • seek the withdrawal of these potentially-unlawful roster changes and displacement notices by London Underground
  • identify individual members who are part-time workers aggrieved by these displacements so that advice and representation may be sought on potential Employment Tribunal claims.

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