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)

RMT campaign results in reinstatement of Brother Mahoney

Subject: BULLYING & HARASSMENT, METROPOLITAN LINE SOUTH COVER GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND (formerly BULLYING BY MANAGEMENT, METROPOLITAN LINE SOUTH COVER GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND)

We congratulate our Neasden Branch and representatives for running a magnificent campaign to highlight and get massive support to address the behaviour of management, and our members for being resolved in their determination to stand up for themselves and each other.

That we note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is:-

Met line drivers to be balloted over canteen closure

Subject: CANTEEN CLOSURE, HARROW, METROPOLITAN LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from the Lead Officer; that the company have chosen to ignore the letter sent to them highlighting the issues of the lack of welfare provision for Train Crew members and the serious risks presented by aggressive anti-social behaviour in the surrounding neighbourhood.

RMT in dispute with LU over uncovered duties

That we note the report from the Lead Officer regarding talks with the company; and that we have had no satisfactory undertaking that duties will be sufficiently covered. It actually appears to be the case that if they could get away with skeleton staffing all stations they would!

This breaching of their own policy and procedure creates undue stress on our members and puts them and the travelling public at risk’ representing a breakdown in trust between the company, their staff and this union.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

RMT in dispute with LU over uncovered duties

That we note the report from the Lead Officer regarding talks with the company; and that we have had no satisfactory undertaking that duties will be sufficiently covered. It actually appears to be the case that if they could get away with skeleton staffing all stations they would!

This breaching of their own policy and procedure creates undue stress on our members and puts them and the travelling public at risk’ representing a breakdown in trust between the company, their staff and this union.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

Strike action announced in Paul Bailey unfair sacking dispute

Subject: DISMISSAL, P. BAILEY – LONDON UNDERGROUND That we note the resolution from our Central Line East Branch; and applaud their resolve to continue fighting the scandalous sacking of Bro Bailey for NOT failing a drugs & alcohol test; which even the company now have reluctantly admitted is concerning so much so that they are to be undertaking a review of their whole D&A procedure.

Further Central Line industrial action called

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our from Central Line East Branch that to bring the company back into normal industrial relations they are resolved to continue to take strike action.

Accordingly, we instruct all Central Line Train Operators and Operator Instructors to take Strike Action by not booking on for shifts between:

20:00 hours on Friday 21st December and 02:00 hours on Saturday 22nd December 2018.

Meeting called to discuss Victoria Line issues

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SEVEN SISTERS TRAINCREW DEPOT – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Finsbury Park Branch regarding management bullying of staff, breaches of the Machinery of Negotiations and general deteriorating industrial relations.

We instruct the General Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of Train Operator Industrial Reps from the Victoria Line with the NEC, Lead Officer and Senior Assistant General Secretary in attendance.

Members to be advised by email and text.

Transplant 'train prep payment' action suspended

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

That we note the report from the Lead Officer following a members meeting at Ruislip Depot; where members held the unanimous view that their current industrial action short of a strike should be suspended.

The feeling is that the new management team put in place late summer this year have improved relations in the depot; and taking the action off may provide a better environment for resolving this issue.

Metropolitan South group to be balloted over management bullying

Subject: BULLYING BY MANAGEMENT, METROPOLITAN LINE SOUTH COVER GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the report from the Lead Officer, and that despite the Stations & Revenue Functional Council Reps best efforts in raising these matters with the company they have remained belligerent and:

Refused to re-instate Bro Mahoney and drop the misplaced charges against him.
Continue to victimise our Rep Bro Rollinger and Bro Glasstone.