RMT Executive decisions

Decisions of RMT's Council of Executives, and of RMT's General Grades Committee (the section of the Council of Executives which deals with industrial matters for railway and other non-shipping grades)

Ballot to be arranged as tube bosses 'trash' service control agreements

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SERVICE CONTROL, OSBORNE HOUSE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note a meeting took place between the representatives and the Senior Assistant General Secretary; and that outstanding particulars of putting on a ballot for industrial action have been addressed through correspondence.

This union will not tolerate managers taking it upon themselves to trash agreed Machineries of Negotiations & Consultations or other agreements such as the Professional Service Control Agreement; and will defend them with all at our disposal.

RMT will enter dispute if LUL keep ignoring agreed machinery of negotiation

Subject: INTRODUCTION OF CBTC – METROPOLITAN LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Neasden Branch that the company have been ignoring our requests for meetings to resolve this issue and have instead been holding meetings with non-union representatives with staff in Train Operator, Service Control and Stations grades in contravention of the Machinery of Negotiations & Consultations and the Health & Safety Machinery.

'Appalling conditions of work at Hammersmith Service Control Centre'

Subject: WORKING CONDITIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the appalling conditions of work at Hammersmith Service Control Centre.

Accordingly, we instruct the Generally Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of our Local Tier 1 and Tier 2 Service Control H&S representatives, the Lead Officer, Senior
Assistant General Secretary with members of the NEC in attendance.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Meeting called to discuss assaults on Tube staff and work conditions

Subject: TERMS AND CONDITIONS, STATION STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Neasden Branch and that consultation has now occurred with branches in the London Transport Region who are fully supportive of a move to a ballot for industrial action in the forms of Strike Action & Actions Short of a Strike if the company does not come to terms with this union.

Meeting called over workplace violence and Revenue Control Inspector vacancies

Subject: STAFFING LEVELS, REVENUE CONTROL INSPECTORS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the appalling spike in violence at work against our operational members, the company’s failure or worse intentional non-filling of RCI vacancies which has reduced RCI staff numbers on a massive scale; down from 237 to 140 over 10 years.

To literally add insult to injury; the company are now proposing to replace our RCI grade with an inferior grade of Revenue Control Officer; on £18,000 less salary!

Urgent meeting called to discuss ‘TfL Work-Related Violence and Aggression Strategy' document

Subject: VIOLENCE AT WORK

That we note that the company have produced and sent the union a document entitled ‘TfL Work-Related Violence and Aggression Strategy’.

We instruct the General Secretary to circulate the document to our Stations and Trains Tier 2 Safety Council Representatives and arrange an urgent meeting of our Stations and Trains Tier 2 Safety Council Representatives, Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and members of the NEC in attendance.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Bakerloo drivers to be balloted over proposed new timetable

SUBJECT: WORKING TIMETABLE 44/45 (WT44/45), TRAIN OPERATORS, BAKERLOO LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from the well-attended Special Meeting yesterday evening of our Bakerloo Line Branch; and that:

• The company have disregarded representations made by our IR and H&S Representatives

ABM cleaners strike blocked by Tory anti union laws

SUBJECT: JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS (FORMERLY “RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, CLEANERS ABM (LU CONTRACT)

That we note the ballot result for Strike Action is as follows:

Number of members balloted: 620

Total votes cast: 299 (48.2%)

Number voting YES: 294 (98.3%)

Number voting NO: 5 (1.7%)

Spoilt papers: 0

The 40% threshold was met but the 50% turnout thresholds were not met.

Picc driver unfairly sacked

Subject: DISMISSAL, DRIVER, ARNOS GROVE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Finsbury Park Branch and the report from our Lead Officer regarding the indefensible treatment of our Member, Piccadilly Line management.

We instruct the General Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of our Piccadilly Line IR Reps, Senior Assistant General Secretary, Lead Officer and members of the NEC in attendance.

An injury to one is an injury to all!

Members to be advised by email & text.