Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

If we fight we may lose; if we dont fight we cannot win

The rosters that LUL want to force through in readiness for FFFS in 2016 have been leaked. Inadvertently by a kind hearted and concerned GSM? Maybe.
The full impact of the madness of this new model is now available for all to see.

The RMT have from day 1 said the idea you can cut 1000 staff, shut ticket offices, control rooms, take away customer focus and assistance and offer a better service is not only flawed but frankly dangerous.

Tube Driver's Newsletter - RMT Upfront November 2014

Download and read the latest edition of RMT Upfront below, and distribute it in your depot.

In this edition:

  • LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND UNATTRIBUTABLE BRIEFINGS
    Regular readers of “Up Front” will remember the report in August describing how Alex McGuigan was wrongfully dismissed following a false positive reading arising from an unannounced breath test. Alex’s rep proved that a number of medical conditions had affected the reading and also that the Drug and Alcohol Procedure hadn’t been properly followed....
  • Night Tube By A Night Mayor

EVERY JOB MATTERS - THE STRIKES ARE ON

EVERY JOB MATTERS

STRIKE SPECIAL

THE STRIKES ARE ON

  • RMT tube members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 2100 hrs on 14th October through to 2059 hrs on the 16th October.
  • Fleet members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 1829 hrs on the 14th October through to 1828 hrs on the 16th October.
  • Ongoing overtime ban for stations grades

"The latest phase of action in RMT's Every Job Matters campaign follows a mass meeting of reps to report back from talks with London Underground.

Trainers - Do Not Sign Away Your Job

Dear Colleague,

COO training reorganisation - no agreement reached with your negotiators - do not sign away your job.

I am writing to you in respect of the fit for future for trainers in LUL, this is a similar exercise by TfL to reduce staffing and save money at the expense of jobs and the service provided to the travelling public.

You may have received a briefing from management as follows:-

“At yesterday’s consultation meeting the following was discussed:

  • An update on recent appointments in the training function was provided.

REINSTATE NOEL ROBERTS IMMEDIATELY

NOEL ROBERTS – 26 YEARS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND

SACKED BY LUL DESPITE BEING FULLY FIT FOR WORK

• LUL say Noel is fit for ALL duties

• Occupational health say Noel is fit for work

• His GP says Noel is fit for work

• His consultant says Noel is fit for work

• Even the GSM at East Ham says Noel is fit for work

• Everyone agrees Noel is fit for work – So why has he been sacked?

RMT Condemns ISS Sacking

TUBE UNION RMT today slammed cleaning contractor ISS for sacking at least one tube cleaner – and sending home many more workers without pay today – for following a union instruction not to book on for shifts using Biometric Fingerprinting Machines.

The agency cleaner was sacked after refusing to use the biometric system to sign on for work at Heathrow Terminal 4 this morning.

Cleaners' Solidarity Demo

WHERE
Venue: Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3JY
DETAILS
Urgent: Demonstration tomorrow in solidarity with ISS cleaners
09.00 Tuesday 8th July Old Palace Yard (opposite Parliament)

You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a Biometric Fingerprinting system to book on for duty. We had reached agreement that the company would allow the old booking on system for two weeks while we continued to talk. These talks have unfortunately failed to reach agreement.

RMT Pledge As Docklands Light Railway Take Over Approaches

RMT pledges to defend jobs and conditions as Keolis take over DLR from SERCO in December

RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said.

"RMT members on DLR are deeply concerned that we will be facing a major period of upheaval in the run up to December when Keolis take over from Serco.

"RMT will fight to defend the jobs and working conditions of our members on DLR and we are seeking an urgent meeting with Keolis to secure the cast iron assurances that our members are seeking. "

Employment Tribunal Rules Sodexo Unfairly Sacked Brother Mihaj

DISMISSAL – PETRIT MIHAJ, SODEXO

Employment Tribunal Victory – Ruling that Petrit Mihaj was automatically unfairly dismissed for his Trade Union activities

The Employment Tribunal Case for Petrit Mihaj v. Sodexo was heard last week and the Union was successful as the judge ruled that Brother Mihaj had been automatically unfairly dismissed by Sodexo due to his trade union activities.