Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

Notes from LTRC Executive 10/3/09

Attendance: Janine Booth, Vaughan Thomas, Josie Toussaint-Pinnock, Dean O'Hanlon, Carol Foster, Becky Crocker, Steve Hedley, Olly New, Clara Osageide

Apologies: Brian Haughian, Andy Littlechild, Malcolm Taylor, Joanne Parry, Linda Wiles, Paul Putland, Paul Jackson, Dave Rayfield, Brian Munro, Unjum Mirza, Glenroy Watson, Frank Curtis

CORRESPONDENCE Various correspondence noted and passed round. Agreed to: - arrange for new banner to be made - circularise branches asking if they have banners and recommending that they do!

Meeting: Decent Pay, Secure Jobs, Open the Books!

A mass meeting for London Underground, Metronet and TfL workers.

Speakers include: Bob Crow (RMT General Secretary) and Steve Hedley (RMT London Transport Regional Organiser), plus RMT reps.

Come and show your support for our fight to save jobs and win a decent pay rise, and join the discussion about how to make this fight as effective as possible.

Click on the file names to download notices publicising the meeting - one for general use, one specifically aimed at train drivers. Please distribute widely.

Affected by the Job-Cutting OCR? Advice from RMT ...


Advice for RMT Members regarding the Operational Cost Review (OCR)
Read the text below, and download the advice as an A4 sheet

The RMT is deeply concerned at LUL's announcement that they are getting rid of 970 so called “back room staff” as part of an operational cost review. It is a disgrace that at a time when billions of pounds are being found to subsidise the banks, London's Railway Infrastructure and Services are being cut back.

Resolution: Support the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign

This resolution, proposed by TfL no.1 branch, was passed unanimously at the February meeting of the Regional Council.

More than three million are expected to be unemployed by the end of 2009. Young people are among the first to be thrown on the scrapheap. Currently, 40% of those losing their jobs are between 18 and 24.

G20 Demonstration

This resolution, proposed by LU Fleet branch, was passed unanimously by the February meeting of the Regional Council.

The leaders of the world’s most powerful nations will meet in London in April.

They come together against a backdrop of world slump, war and rising anger at the nightmare they have created.

The point of the G20 is meant to be to find solutions – but world leaders are running out of ideas. They aim to make workers pay for the crisis.

Metronet Redundancies

This emergency resolution, submitted by LU Fleet branch, was passed unanimously by the February meeting of the Regional Council.

This Branch calls upon the RMT Executive to call a strike ballot of all members in Metronet (London Underground) if the following demand is not met.

We require a written guarantee from Metronet (London Underground) that they recognise and accept that we have a no compulsory redundancy agreement under the PPP Code of Practice and therefore will not impose any compulsory redundancies on Metronet (London Underground) staff.

March for Jobs, Justice and Climate, 28 March, London

Tell the G20 to PUT PEOPLE FIRST

In April 2009 the leaders of 20 of the world’s biggest economies meet in London against a backdrop of recession and global financial crisis.

On Saturday March 28, thousands of people will march through London as part of a global challenge to the G20 leaders to ‘put people first’.

Trade unions, environmental groups and charities have come together for this mobilisation and the message will be:

From The Horse's Mouth ...

TfL Commissioner Peter Hendy's circular to all TfL staff on 2 December 2008 spelt out the company's cost-cutting agenda and plans to slash jobs ...

"Our 10-year Business Plan sets out our plans for multi-billion pound transport investment. This year, the Operating Cost Review team has been working with the business to identify opportunities to make the £2.4 billion savings we need to deliver our commitments within the available funding levels.