TfL Staff To Take Industrial Action Over Olympic Working Dispute

Branches are advised that the recent ‘Yes’ vote in the above ballot has now been considered by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-

“In accordance with the wishes of our TfL no.1 branch, we instruct members to take industrial action as follows:

  • not to book on for any duties starting after 21:30 on Sunday 1st July 2012, returning to duties starting after 21:30 on Monday 2nd July 2012
  • from 19:00 on Sunday 8th July 2012 until 19:00 on Sunday 15th July 2012, not to work any overtime (including rest day working), and to work to contracted hours only

We remain available for constructive talks to resolve this dispute and achieve an acceptable settlement for our members concerning Olympics working.

We further instruct the General Secretary to:

  • send a personal letter to members outlining the reasons for this action
  • provide appropriate information and advice to members employed elsewhere on TfL and its subsidiaries concerning the impact of this industrial action
  • give full support and resources to our TfL no.1 branch in building for this dispute, through newsletters, workplace visits, etc
  • place this matter back in front of us (or the Annual General Meeting) in the event of any developments, and in any case, on or before Friday 6 July
  • convene a meeting of the Olympics sub-committee to consider all outstanding disputes concerning the Olympics and the possibilities of co-ordination.

London Transport Regional Council, branches and service control representatives to be advised.”

I am currently acting in accordance with the above decision and will write to our TFL members in RMT recognised grades in due course.