RMT raises members' serious workplace safety concerns with Tubes bosses

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Joint statement from Tier 2 and SFC following our meeting with management today:

Tier 2 and S.F.C reps met today with Brian Woodhead and Senior BTP Officers. We put your concerns to them in no uncertain terms, including but not limited to:

- Access to trauma support
- The duty of care process
- Reliability of magnetic doors
- Ongoing issues raised in the
District East staffing dispute
- Lone working more generally

We told them you don’t feel safe, and we told them you don’t feel supported.

Ballot to be prepared as LU managers 'attempt to unpick agreed reasonable adjustment'

Subject: DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Bakerloo Line Branch and agree that its not enough for the company to portray themselves as a progressive equal opportunities employer to staff and publicly, if they allow their junior managers to regularly attempt to unpick agreed reasonable working adjustments for our member; which will have a potential impact on all our disabled members of staff.

We instruct the General Secretary to take up the matter in-line with the resolution:

Ballot to be prepared as LU managers 'attempt to unpick agreed reasonable adjustment'

Subject: DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Bakerloo Line Branch and agree that its not enough for the company to portray themselves as a progressive equal opportunities employer to staff and publicly, if they allow their junior managers to regularly attempt to unpick agreed reasonable working adjustments for our member; which will have a potential impact on all our disabled members of staff.

We instruct the General Secretary to take up the matter in-line with the resolution:

RMT goes into dispute as CSA dismissed

Subject: DISMISSAL, G. PLAISTER, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS AREA – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution and share the concerns of our Bakerloo Line Branch around the arbitrary discounting of evidence and severity of sanction in comparison to
similar cases.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to pursue the following course of defensive actions should Bro Glen Plaister’s coming appeal not result in his reinstatement; in line with the resolution:

Branch motions on Tube pay offer

Subject: RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note and adopt the report from our Southern Sub-Committee and subsequent resolutions from our branches:

“This branch notes that, despite numerous meetings with LU over pay/conditions, we are still at an impasse, with the latest offer clearly not meeting RMT’s key demands.
This branch therefore calls on the NEC to immediately organise a ballot of all LU members for industrial action.” - Bakerloo Line Branch

Jubilee South News: September 2019

Jubilee South News is the newsletter for station workers on the Jubilee Line between Westminster and Stratford, train drivers at North Greenwich and Stratford train crew accommodations, ABM cleaners and Sodexo canteen staff at all these locations and signalers in SMD.

In this editon:

  • RMT Track Noise Ballot Success

  • RMT Train Driver goes full time following CDI dismissal

  • Mick Cash elected as RMT general secretary for second term

  • More good news from Jubilee South branch

Urgent meeting called over 'unacceptable' track conditions

That we note the resolution from our Central Line West Branch regarding the unacceptable track conditions and the failure of management to address these reported unsafe matters.

We instruct the General Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of all our Central Line Driver H&S Representatives from both branches, Trains Safety Council, the Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and members of the NEC.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Central Line East & West Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Members vote for industrial action over workplace violence concerns

A station worker assists a passenger

Subject: VIOLENCE AT WORK – EAST HAM BRANCH LOCATIONS

We congratulate our workplace representatives and East Ham Branch for campaigning and organising this ballot when the company had just abandoned our members to their fate; and our members for resolving to protect themselves and each other through their unions lawful democratic processes.

We note that the ballot result for action short of strike is as follows:-
Total votes cast 52 ( 68%)
Number voting “Yes” 49 ( 94.2%)
Number voting “No” 3
Spoilt Papers 0