DLR Staff Ballot for Action

Circular No. 289/08, Thursday 11th December 2008

IMPOSITION OF ROSTERS – CONTROL ROOM, SERCO DOCKLANDS

Members working in the DLR Control Room for Serco Docklands will be balloted for strike action and industrial action short of strike due to their management’s insistence on imposing new rosters.

Christmas Party and Busworkers' Meeting

Don't forget the London Transport Regional Council's Christmas party is on Friday 12th December at the Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, Euston from 1830 onwards. Free food and limited free bar are available. Everyone is welcome.

Also busworkers meeting at Unity House on Monday 8th December 1300-1500 to elect bus grades committee.

Metronet ballot possible: one for the road?

Following some very unsavory legal advice it now appears that jobs will be under threat when Metronet staff return to London Underground on 8th December. It appears that although all the staff are being tranferred to LUL, the contracts will remain with Metronet. This makes it possible for example that Metronet withdraw the contract from LUL and give it, let's say, to Balfour Beatty leaving the current Metronet employees jobless. The advice is provided in full underneath.

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Dear Bob,

Young Members Nominations

Dear Colleague

Young Members’ Conference 2009

I am pleased to advise you that we will be holding the RMT Young Members’ Conference in Birmingham on Saturday & Sunday, 28th February & 1st March 2009.

Branches are invited to submit items for the agenda. The items must be relevant to young members in the union.

Branches and Regional Councils are invited to nominate up to four delegates to attend conference, delegates must be no older than 30 years of age at the start date of the conference.

Metronet Transfer to LUL

From Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

TUPE TRANSFER OF METRONET RAIL EMPLOYEES TO LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my circular of 30th October 2008, I can confirm that the above consultation process has now commenced and RMT will be making every effort to ensure that jobs and conditions are fully protected. This process will be ongoing up to and beyond the transfer of members back into LUL.

In the meantime, in order to comply with the TUPE regulations, the employers have confirmed the following:

RMT's Pay Claim 2009

From Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2009:

  • LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD
  • EDF ENERGY POWERLINK
  • METRONET (BCV AND SSL)
  • TfL
  • ALSTOM METRO TRAINS

I write to confirm that a common claim for improvements to rates of pay and conditions of service in 2009 was formally lodged with all of the above employers last week. The basis of the claim is as follows:

New Year's Eve: London Underground Pay Rates Q&A

Below is a question-and-answer briefing produced by LUL management to explain pay rates for working on New Year's Eve.

LUL produced this Q&A a year ago, and the only thing that has changed since then is that there are no longer payments for Operational Duty Managers.

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These Q& A’s must be used in conjunction with the current Pay Arrangements for New Years Eve Payments.

LUL Olympics Forum

From RMT Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

CONSULTATION AND BRIEFING FORUM FOR 2012 OLYMPICS

LUL have advised me of their belief that that there would be a benefit in having a forum, separate from the Company Council, whereat the Unions could be regularly briefed about the 2012 developments and, where appropriate, consulted over relevant issues.

RMT's Pay Claim

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2009:

LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD EDF ENERGY POWERLINK METRONET (BCV AND SSL) TfL ALSTOM METRO TRAINS

I write to confirm that a common claim for improvements to rates of pay and conditions of service in 2009 was formally lodged with all of the above employers last week. The basis of the claim is as follows:

  • A substantial increase in rates of pay for all grades and additional protection for the lowest paid grades in the form of a minimum salary of £26,000
  • Improved travel facilities for non-safeguarded employees