LU Engineering branch

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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




RMT Considers Tube Lines Pay Offer

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the proposal from Tube Lines to extend the current 3-year pay deal for a further 2 years, increasing wages by RPI+0.5% (minimum 2%) from 1 April 2013 and again from 1 April 2014.

We instruct the General Secretary to obtain a report on the views of our lead officer, representatives, branches and members about this proposal, and to place this report in front of us by 31 January.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

Yunus Bakhsh

Council of Executives decision:

That we note this is a case of a trade union member taking action against his former union (UNISON) in an employment tribunal.

We therefore do not authorise this as a legitimate use of branch funds as this was a request from LU Engineering Branch and we should not interfere in the in internal affairs of another union.

Hizen Kendo Charity

Council of Executives decision:

That we authorise the Branch (LU Engineering) that it is legitimate for them to use their B.M.F if they wish to support this charity.

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.

AWL website allegations against RO Steve Hedley

The following resolution submitted by LU Engineering Branch was carried 11 votes to 1 at the November 24th Regional council meeting.

This region condemns the statement on the AWL website which makes damaging and unjustified allegations against our Regional Organiser. Steve Hedley has a history spanning 25 years of fighting fascism, racism and anti-semitism. He had to defend himself from physical fascist attack on several occasions and was even arrested for anti fascist activity.

Special Meeting 6th December,1700-Christopher Alder Campaign

Important Meeting-Christopher Alder Campaign.

Christopher Alder, a former paratrooper, died in police custody in 1998.
Now, eleven years after his death, it has come to light that it was not Christopher Alder at all who was buried in the family grave but the body of an elderly woman named Grace Kamara who died of natural causes in 1999.
The mix up was only discovered when members of Grace’s family asked to see the body before it was buried.

Christmas and New Year Arrangements

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the correspondence from UK Power Networks Services outlining arrangements for Christmas and New Year cover.

We instruct the General Secretary to forward this letter to our representatives and LU Engineering branch requesting their comments. Replies to be placed in front of us.