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)

Job Cuts – London Underground

RMT's General Grades Committee took the following decision today:

We note that after this union agreed to take part in talks on the basis proposed by ACAS, and LUL Management having welcomed this, LUL then announced that they wished to revise the ACAS terms of reference.

Talks are therefore adjourned while we await LUL Management putting their new position in writing.

All this followed LUL’s announcement of further job cuts just prior to talks at ACAS.

Disciplinary – Peter Hartshorn and Bullying of Members – Piccadilly Line LUL

RMT's General Grades Committee today made the following decision:

That we note the report from our Regional Organiser, the resolution from our Finsbury Park Branch and we understand that similar concerns are shared by our Piccadilly and District West Branch. There is no doubt that our representative is facing victimisation and must have the full backing of this union.

This matter is referred to the Southern Sub Committee for examination and report.

RMT Executive decision on industrial action, London Underground

We note that LUL plans to cut 800 jobs is only the next stage of their plans to turn the Underground into a second or third class system. They are brazenly cutting safety standards and public service in a reversal of Mayor Johnsons pledges prior to his election

The strong vote by RMT members across LUL shows the determination of our members to resist this attack, which has been combined with a n aggressive series of sackings of staff for workplace errors and illness.