Pay

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Deductions from Pay or Leave Because of Snow

From RMT head office circular No. IR/70/09, dated 5th March 2009

DEDUCTIONS FROM PAY OR LEAVE BECAUSE OF SNOW

Some LUL members have lost pay or a day’s leave because of heavy snow prevented them coming in to work on Monday 2nd February 2009. The fact of the matter is that TFL decided not to run the buses, so it is totally unfair to punish staff.

Value Our Time!

Who are they kidding? We have all been subjected to the forced rhetoric of our glorious, soon to be departing, MD. We are told at valuing time in a bunker near Holborn how wonderful we all our. How great our achievements have been over the past year. How we are in line for a £500 bonus because we deliver such brilliant and consistent customer satisfaction. Now all of a sudden, we are worth absolute nothing. A miserly ,insult of a pay offer. 5 years of no pay rises. For what? No improvement in conditions, pensions or anything.

London Underground insult staff with pathetic 5 year offer

At the pay talks on Friday, London Underground blamed the recesession for their disgraceful 5 year slap in the face to all staff.

The Director for Employee Relations said "The severe downturn in the economy is having a major effect on all companies, and we are no different. Because of this uncertainty and the steep falls in interest rates and inflation, we have to plan for the risk to our future income. This makes entering into a process of negotiating pay increases extremely difficult."

Emcor Rail: Success as Workers Fight Back Wtih RMT

By Paul Jackson, Secretary, RMT LU Engineering branch

Times are hard, companies are cutting back and by and large workers are paying the price of other people's mistakes or cynical moves by companies to maximise profits. One such example was Emcor Rail, which help to maintain station infrastructure on behalf of TubeLines.

'RMT London Calling' newsletter: Why We Need a Decent Pay Rise

This new issue of RMT London Calling newsletter spells out the reasons why we all need to demand a decent pay rise to protect ourselves from the effects of the recession. It also tackles common arguments for settling for a lower rise, and gives you facts and figures about how your bills are rising and how much our fat-cats bosses are being paid!

Click on '1 attachment' or the file name to download and print it. Please distribute it widely amongst your workmates.

More Strikes on EDF Powerlink

RMT Head Office Circular No. IR/18/09 - 29th January 2009 CLAIM FOR PARITY PAYMENTS – EDF POWERLINK NOTICE OF FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

Further strike action has been called in support of the above dispute. I am informed that this follows direct consultation with RMT members concerned and that this has their backing.

Members have been instructed as follows:

TO NOT book-on for any turns of duty between the following dates and times:

Pay and the Economic Crisis: Answering the Arguments

"But other workers are losing their jobs."

Yes, and those workers could be our partners, sons, daughters or other dependants. If they lose their jobs, they will rely on our incomes more than ever.

Workers within TfL face job losses too. If we accept an inadequate pay deal, this will not protect our jobs: rather it will encourage management to attack them.

"But LUL/TfL has no money."

Fat Cats? How Much Our Bosses Are Paid

As London Underground and Transport for London prepare to tell us that they can not afford a decent pay rise for workers, what with the economic crisis 'n'all, let's look at how much they pay their top bosses ...

The figures for the most recent completed financial year (2007/08) revealed that ...

  • Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy was paid more than £540,000: a salary of £334,720 plus a bonus of £115,200 and other benefits.
  • Tim O'Toole, Managing Director of London Underground, £283,254 and a bonus of £73,115.