RMT chalks up major victory over Tube job security

TUBE UNION RMT today welcomed a major breakthrough in an on-going dispute with London Underground which will see the company sticking to agreed policies on redundancies, protecting the futures of a thousand staff who had been identified as being at risk.

The dispute, which was at the heart of the 48 hour tube strike earlier this year, has led to long hours of direct negotiation both face to face and through ACAS.

Bob Crow RMT general secretary said today:

“As a result of our members standing firm in the current dispute, LUL has agreed to the RMT demands that there be no compulsory redundancies. There were a thousand jobs due to be made redundant but now management has agreed to abide by ‘Annex H’ – the key security of employment clause - and that this will apply to all LUL operational staff.

"A thousand of the LUL members that were transferred to the failed Metronet company were at risk of losing their jobs but thanks to the two days strike action we have safeguarded these members jobs and forced management to abide by negotiated agreements and provide alternative jobs for all displaced staff. This shows what can be done by workers showing solidarity with their colleagues.

"We will now be meeting with ACAS and the other tube unions to discuss the outstanding issues around pay.”

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