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)

District Centre Group votes yes to strike but thresholds not met

Subject: DUTIES/SHIFT COVERAGE, DISTRICT CENTRE GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 171

Total votes cast 74 (43.3%)

Number voting “Yes” 71 (41.5% of members balloted)

Number voting “No” 3

Spoilt Papers 0

The 40% threshold was met but 50% turnout threshold was not met

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All fleet maintenance to be balloted over proposed safety cuts

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note that the company are intent on a wholesale watering down of train inspection frequencies beyond all recognition across the LUL network; thereby introducing significant risks to the travelling public and our members of various grades.

Station worker disciplined for suffering verbal assault

Subject: DISCIPLINARY. S. KYEI-DONKOH, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Bakerloo Line Branch; and are appalled at the company’s unfair treatment of Sister Kyei-Donkoh where instead of supporting her following a verbal assault; they have instead misapplied the disciplinary procedure and are continuing to do so; with her disciplinary hearing outcome due to be announced on Tuesday 26 th February 2018.

Bakerloo North station staffing update

Subject: STAFFING OF STATIONS , BAKERLOO NORTH GROUP

That we note the letter from our Lead Officer; and that the IR reps are dealing with these matters.

We instruct the General Secretary to update the NEC as any new developments take place.

Bakerloo Line Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

London Underground Occupational Health call charges

Subject: LONDON UNDERGROUND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CALL CHARGES

That we note the Resolution from the London Transport Regional Council regarding premium call charges being levied on members phoning the London Underground Occupational Health department to access company medical assistance.

We instruct the General Secretary to have place a report in front of the NEC.

All Relevant members to be advised by email and text.

All London Underground branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

All Transplant members balloted over bosses 'Transformation' cuts attack

SUBJECT: TFL TRANSFORMATION

That we note the report on file from the Lead Officer; that the company are steaming ahead trying to ride roughshod over our Transplant members with
Transformations job cuts.

The company has not only failed to consult the union properly; but have breached the Main Agreement which no union worth its salt would tolerate.

Urgent meeting called over Harvinder Billing wrongful dismissal

Subject: DISMISSAL, HARVINDER BILLING, CSA2, HEATHROW – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from Piccadilly & District West Branch regarding the dismissal by the company of Bro Harvinder for allegedly not carrying out procedure
around ticket office accounting, when he has never been trained in the procedure as no training exists for CSA2s.

Understaffing of stations is a welfare, employment and safety matter affecting public and members

Subject: DUTIES / SHIFT COVERAGE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from the Lead Officer regarding the outcome of the reps meeting this week; and agree that the company’s understaffing of stations is a
welfare, employment and safety matter across the tube combine affecting the travelling public and our members alike; and as such needs to be dealt with across
the combine.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix of our entire stations’ membership for industrial action.

RMT to ballot station members over 'ill-conceived' red tabards

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council and understand clearly that the introduction of red tabards across London Underground
stations and the ill-conceived and imposed manner in which this was done is solely driven by the intentional lack of staff on our stations calculated as a cost cutting
exercise.