RMT Demands Adequate Representation in APD Reorganisation Talks

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note that London Underground plans to reorganise the planning, analysis and reporting of asset information within its Asset Performance Directorate, which will lead to job cuts and possible relocation and displacements of members. The company has presented a large volume of material to us about these plans.

We note with grave concern that London Underground is refusing to allow RMT fair and adequate representation during the negotiation and consultation process, excluding our representative Jackie Darby from talks at which we believe she should be present.

We note that a further meeting about these plans is to take place tomorrow.

We instruct the General Secretary to:

  • write urgently to London Underground outlining our objections to the level of RMT’s representation on this issue, requesting a meeting at the appropriate level to resolve this;
  • obtain a report on the meeting due to take place on 25 January;
  • prepare a report summarising the proposals as put forward so far.

Reports and developments to be placed in front of us. London Transport Regional Council and branches with London Underground members to be advised.

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