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 Disabled Members' Meeting

RMT Council of Executives decision:

That we note the meeting took place and realise that we need to build interest to ensure more delegates. We instruct the General Secretary to organise a further meeting in May 2012 following an article in RMT News advertising the event.

RMT to Draw Up Women's Training Plan

Council of Executives decision:

That we note the resolution from the Women’s Advisory Committee and instruct the General Secretary to produce a draft syllabus for a two day women’s course. This to be drawn up with the advice of the Women’s Advisory Committee but the final syllabus to be endorsed by the Council of Executives when it is happy with its contents. Applicants for these courses will be put to Branches and Regional Councils and placed in front of the Organisation, Training & Education Sub-Committee.

RMT Survey Leads to Campaign against Sexism at Work

Last year, RMT carried out a survey of women members about sexism at work. The results will be posted here soon, and contained many positive suggestions for challenging sexism - which was the purpose of the survey.

RMT Council of Executives decision:

That we note the survey and ask the NWAC how best to take the campaign forward and what format workshops should take. Finally, the Council of Executives to endorse once they are happy with the way forward to have one day courses or special Regional Council meetings on this subject.

Opposing Stations Cuts

Having received information that the ‘Together for Transport’ Campaign is holding a public meeting in Hackney on Monday 12th December 2011, RMT's General Grades Committee took the following decision:

That we note that a special meeting is being organised in Hackney to oppose cuts to ticket offices and ticket office staff at local stations on the North London line. We welcome this community initiative and we instruct the General Secretary to advertise this meeting widely amongst our Branches and activists in London via SMS text and by e-mail.

RMT Accepts Cubic Pay Deal

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the report from our Regional Organiser on file and accordantly instruct the General Secretary to inform the company of our acceptance of the offer.

Further we instruct the General Secretary to liaise with our LU Engineering Branch to organise a recruitment drive at Cubic Transportation.

Relevant Branch and Regional Council to be informed.

RMT Members Accept Alstom Pay Offer

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the referendum/ballot result is as follows:

Total votes cast 56
Number voting ‘Yes’ 49
Number voting ‘No’ 7
Spoilt Papers 0

We note the result of our referendum ballot and accordingly instruct the General Secretary to inform the Company of our acceptance of the offer.

London Transport Regional Council to be informed.

RMT Accepts London Overground Olympics Deal

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the negotiated proposals on file and the report from our Lead Officer.

The proposals are a comprehensive package of enhancements for the Olympic period in return for flexibility from our members to enable LOROL to run the enhanced services required.

In light of the Lead Officer’s and our Representative’s views, we instruct the General Secretary to inform the Company of our acceptance of the proposals.

LOROL members to be advised of the decision in writing and to be sent a summary of the agreement.

Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Checks for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the resolution from our London taxi Branch [below] and accordingly instruct the General Secretary to provide an up-to-date report on this issue. This report to be placed on file and back in front of the General Grades Committee as appropriate.

RMT Recommends Members Accept Alstom Pay Offer

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the latest correspondence on file from the Company in relation to an improved pay and conditions offer, accordingly and in line with the Organiser’s report we instruct the General Secretary to put in place a referendum ballot with a recommendation to accept, with a closure date of November 29th 2011.

Relevant Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.