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Includes engineering staff of all grades employed by Metronet, TubeLines and contractors. The LUL Engineering branch has a website here and is on Facebook here

 

 

 

Tube maintanance workers to take seven blocks of industrial action to defend safety on the track

RMT announces seven blocks of strike action by tube maintenance staff in fight over safety

Tube union RMT confirmed today that nearly 1500 maintenance and renewals staff on London Underground and Tube Lines will be involved in seven separate blocks of strike action from next Friday, 12th February, in a fight over basic safety issues relating to what are known as “Section 15 possessions”.

"SAY YES TO SAFETY ON THE TRACK SAY NO TO SECTION 15"

Further Incidents:

Less than 24 hours after talks broke down with LUL regarding Section 15 Possessions, there have been two further incidents underlining the warnings that the RMT gave that the whole process has casualised safe track access to such a point that serious injury or death was becoming inevitable.

Track workers to be balloted for strike

TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/1)

The following resolution was recently received from our LU Engineering Branch:-

“This Branch notes that LUL have decided to train Cleshar’s staff to undertake track patrolling. This is a clear breach of agreements and a direct attack on the internal staffs’ job security and direct casualisation. We therefore ask the General Grades Committee to ballot all operational permanent way track staff for industrial action and action short of strike”.

London Transport Regional Council

Th next meeting of the London Transport Regional Council will be on Thursday 24 September 1630-1830

Please try and attend and make sure your own branch is represented at this important organising meeting.

There will be reports from the Counil of Executive member John Reid and from the Regional Organiser John Leach.

Exterian LUL Pay Claim talks Concluded

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – EXTERION MEDIA (LUL/0001)

Negotiations for our members’ pay claim have concluded and the following offer has been accepted by the GGC:-

  • A 2% increase backdated to 1st April 2015.

The Company has been informed of our acceptance and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity. The outstanding issues will be dealt with in three months’ time at a formal meeting with the Company and our representatives.

Thales Roster Issue Resolved

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – THALES TRANSPORT & SECURITY (GTS) (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/144/15, 4th June 2015), the revised GTS Rostering Rules and Guidelines, which represent an improvement on previous agreements, have been received. This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted the views of our Reps, and the Company has been informed of our acceptance of this agreement.

Transplant Drivers Compulsory Overtime Issue Pregresses

COMPULSORY OVERTIME, TRANSPLANT DRIVERS (RUISLIP DEPOT) – TUBE LINES (LUL/8/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/144/15, 4th June 2015) and following discussions with management, this matter has been resolved and transplant trains paths will be rewritten to enable members to finish their shift at the correct time. This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted the reports on file and taken the decision to continue to monitor the situation.

Tube Lines Pay Meeting Called

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – TUBE LINES (LUL/0001/TL)

In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted to the Company for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. The Company initially tabled a 0.5% pay increase which was rejected. At a further recent meeting, the Company offered a two year deal which was the same as the offer received from London Underground – a 0.75% increase in year one, an RPI increase in year two and a one-off payment in return for the introduction of Night Tube. Following our rejection of the offer, the Company advised that this was not its final offer and agreed that further meetings would take place.

RMT Engineering Branch Motion Joins Growing Call of Support For Glen Hart

I'm pleased to advise the following was passed unanimously at this evenings meeting of LU Engineering RMT Branch.

Resolution on the Victimisation by LU of Glen Hart RMT Rep.

This branch calls upon the RMT GGC to ballot all grades on LU for strike action and action short of a strike in the event that Glen Hart is dismissed, down graded or given any warning for following instructions from RMT in the EJM dispute.

Glen abided by the instruction of the GGC and his refusal to work overtime was covered by a lawful RMT ballot of members.