Update: Command and Control Review

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the legal advice received, that it is now too late for us to initiate legal proceedings over London Underground’s failure to conduct an Equality Impact Assessment in relation to its Command and Control Review, and that in any case, the prospects of success in such action were not good. We instruct the General Secretary to communicate to Thompson’s our disappointment that the legal advice was not provided within a timescale that would have allowed us to take legal action, and to ensure that future instructions to obtain legal advice are implemented within the appropriate time limits.

We further note the correspondence from UK Power Networks Services, and instruct the General Secretary to pass on a copy of this to our representatives, branch and lead officers, and to obtain a report on the health and safety committee meetings referred to in the letter.

We further note the reports from our Regional Organiser which indicate that our representatives in Thales and Tube Lines have not been properly informed or consulted by the employers about this policy. We instruct the General Secretary to write to these companies concerning this.

We also note that this co-location policy forms part of London Underground’s plans for future reorganisation, as it is included in the job-cutting report that LU presented to the TfL Board on 2 November.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to convene a meeting of our representatives in the functions and companies affected (LU service control, UK Power Networks Services, Thales and Tube Lines), as instructed in our decision of 19 July 2011, and to place a report of this meeting in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and relevant branches to be advised.

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