Regional Council Resolution: The Importance Of Agreements

Submitted by Piccadilly and District West branch

We note that once again management have held private talks with another union concerning our train operator members. The RMT opposes their intention to introduce temporary arrangements for the Olympics outside of trains Framework Agreements and the P.T.O.A. particularly the intention to extend the 8 hour day at weekends which sets a dangerous precedent.

The best tactic to oppose this development is to explain the importance of our agreements to our train operator members and that they are not legally obliged to work outside of the agreements.

This tactic will expose the collaboration between ASLEF and management while maintaining the unity of our membership.