Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

Blog: LUL Believes They Should Pay Top Earners More

The RMT has made a number of proposals to London Underground of alternatives to job cuts and ticket office closures. All of these have been rejected by the company. One issue raised was bosses pay. In 2012/13, TfL paid 328 people more than £100k. RMT calculate that if this was capped at £100k, £15m would be saved per year.

In response to our proposal, London Underground wrote to the RMT to defend the bosses high pay, citing ‘total annual pay, ‘Long-term incentives’ and ‘Total Direct Compensation’ to name a few. TfL told us they believe that their managers are probably not paid enough:

What Are Tube Bosses Offering?

A misleading bulletin has been sent out which says that all supervisors will get CSM jobs.

Here is the RMT's breakdown of what is actually on offer and how it will affect each grade.

SS1/SS2
Guaranteed a CSM position but location and CSM grading (1 or 2) decided by LU on assessment.

SSMF/SS3
- Guaranteed CSS post but while most SSMF/SS3s work in outer zones the CSS jobs will be mainly in Zone 1.

Tube Job Cuts Talks Report Reveals 1800 Job Cut Threat

  • Update as current talks reach conclusion
  • 1800 front line jobs threatened
  • LU is demanding cuts in operational pay rates while suggesting that a salary four times that of the Prime Minister is not enough for a senior manager.
  • Disastrous reforms which nobody besides senior management either need or want

Please print and distribute the newsletter below, from which this text is taken

TfL Members To Cease Training Of Agency Workers

Further to my previous correspondence, I would like to congratulate you for supporting your union and taking industrial action, in defence of your pension. This attack on your pension is clearly intolerable and represents the future strategy of TfL management and is a threat to all members in the pension fund regardless of company or grade.

In order to put pressure on the company your Executive committee after consulting with your representatives has decided to call the following industrial action:-

Jubilee South Branch Special EJM Meeting

EVERY JOB MATTERS

Jubilee South branch special EJM meeting

The Jubilee South branch is holding a special meeting on Thursday 5th December at 1600 in the Blue Eyed Maid. This meeting is specifically to discuss the devastating cuts planned by our bosses. Come along and have your say. This is your opportunity to find out the facts and discuss tactics on how to fight back.

  • Special branch meeting
  • Thursday 5th December – 1600
  • The Blue Eyed Maid, Borough High Street
  • Nearest Tube London Bridge
  • Your chance to have your say

TfL Should Demand More Funds & Cut Directors Pay Not Jobs

We believe that rather than cut staff, London Underground and its parent company Transport for London should:

  1. challenge the government's funding cut to TfL, and demand the guaranteed, decent level of public funding that such a crucial transport system requires
  2. maintain or increase the level of station staffing and ticket office opening times; promote its own ticket-selling services rather than those of external outlets
  3. undertake a major programme of making London Underground more accessible to disabled people and to communities that it does not currently serve