RMT Accepts Revised TfL Restructuring Policy

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the report from our Regional Organiser on the ‘Restructuring and Staff Reductions Policy’.

We do not accept TfL’s rationale for ‘staff reductions’; TfL, like the rest of the transport industry, needs more staff, not fewer. However, we note that significant progress has been made during negotiations on this policy, including achieving protection of earnings for non-operational TfL staff for the first time. We record our appreciation for the work of our negotiating team: Maria Taylor, Karen Fay and Roy Carey.

We agree to our Regional Organiser’s recommendation that we accept the policy as it now stands.

We instruct the General Secretary to:

  • advise the company of our acceptance of the policy
  • send a copy of the policy to all our representatives at TfL
  • write to all members in TfL advising them of this policy and summarising its contents
  • obtain from the Regional Organiser and branch a plan for increasing membership and organisational strength on TfL, and offer full support and resources for carrying out this plan

London Transport Regional Council and relevant branches to be advised.

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