Resolution: Training and Strategy re Employment Act 2008

This resolution, proposed by Piccadilly & District West branch and seconded by Hammersmith & City branch, was passed unanimously by the March meeting of the Regional Council.

On April 6th 2009 the Employment Act 2008 repeals 2002 Employment Act sections 29 to 33 and Schedules 2 to 4 (which make provision for statutory dispute resolution procedures).

It also repeals the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18), section 98A (procedural fairness).

Changes to this legislation will have a serious impact on our ability as Reps to support our members in disciplinery procedures.

This Regional Council calls upon Head Office to ensure a training program be written to ensure all IR Reps are made aware of this legislation and a Union strategy be clearly devised and cascaded to all Reps and that any future changes to employment law are acted upon immediately known.

We call for for an immediate response from RMT Head Office.