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

LUL Attendance Policy

From RMT Circular No. IR 283, November 27 2008

Dear Colleagues,

LUL ATTENDANCE POLICY

Examples of Management ignoring or twisting clear policies in relation to attendance have recently been brought to my attention.

We have made it clear that we expect Management to abide by their own policies and have listed a series of serious instances where management seem to have flagrantly breeched the rules. It is unacceptable that policies are ignored and all members should be advised of the seriousness of this matter, which could lead to a major dispute.

Do Occupational Health And Your GP Disagree About When You Should Return To Work?

What happens if your company's Occupational Health department says that you are fit to return to work after sickness but your own GP says you should stay off work for a while longer? Is your employer allowed to stop your sick pay if you stay off?

No. Case law outlined below explains the legal situation.

Scottish Courage Ltd vs Guthrie EAT/0788/03

TubeLines: The Prequel

This is a briefing that I wrote in 2001, looking at the companies that made up TubeLines when it won the contract for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Infraco ...

TubeLines is a consortium consisting of the following companies ...

Amey

RMT condemns huge rail fare hikes

RMT press release, issued today

BRITAIN’S BIGGEST rail union RMT called on the government today to intervene to prevent private rail operators hitting passengers with huge fare rises in the new year with some tickets going up by more than double the rate of inflation.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said that the privateers and their shareholders were forcing commuters to pay the price of the recession.

Childcare Arrangements Fallen Through? Your Right To Time Off

The Employment Rights Act 1996 gives employees the right to time off if something “unexpected” happens to their arrangements for caring for a dependant. But your employer may suggest that the word "unexpected" means that if you had more than a couple of days' notice, then you do not have the right to the time off. But a recent legal case has established that “unexpected” can include a situation in which the employee had two weeks’ notice of a change to their childcare arrangements.