Pensions

Defending and extending your pension rights

RMT Concerned About Pension Contribution Levels For New Tube Drivers'

We note with concern the correspondence from our Bakerloo branch that recently-recruited drivers did not have their pension contributions adjusted to the correct level until the first pay period of 2013 despite being in their new grade for many months.

We remind London Underground Ltd that the TFL Pension Fund rules are clear, and that a driver member is entitled to accrue his/her pension as a driver from the date of his/her appointment as a driver.

Tube Lines Strike Suspended

We note the report on file from our lead officer and in line with the unanimous view of our Company
Council representatives, we instruct the General Secretary to suspend the industrial action (strike and
overtime ban) due to start on Friday 15 February.

We note that Tube Lines is to cost our demands for pension and travel equality by the end of March.

Joint Union Statement Calls For Tube Lines Pensions Parity

We note the response to the joint statement from all four trade unions advocating that all Tube Lines employees be allowed to join the TfL Pension Scheme. While we are pursuing our demand for pensions equality through a dispute and negotiations with Tube Lines, we believe that it is valid for the Working Group to support our position based on the strength of the Scheme and affordability, and instruct the General Secretary to reply accordingly.

Transport For London Pension Fund Valuation

This letter is from the Pensions Working Group 'staff-side' of RMT, ASLEF, TSSA and Unite, to the human resources director of TfL.

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON PENSION FUND 2012 TRIENNAL ACTUARIAL VALUATION RESULTS

Folíowìng the Pensions Working Group (PWG) Staff Side meeting held on 14th January 2013 it is requested that you consider the following:

TFL And Tube Lines Pensions Compared

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

As you will be aware the dispute with Tube Lines management regarding pension and travel equality will be reaching a significant stage over the Christmas period as a result of possible further industrial action. It is therefore important that members are fully aware of the issues involved so that they can make an informed decision when supporting this action.

Tube Lines Members Ready To Take Industrial Action Over Christmas If Necessary

We note the report on the members’ meeting that took place yesterday, and welcome our members’ determination to pursue this dispute by taking industrial action at targeted, strategic times, including over the Christmas and Easter periods.

We instruct the General Secretary to:

  • place this matter in front of us as soon as recommendations are received for proposed further action
  • arrange for the production and distribution of a newsletter for Tube Lines members
  • ensure that our previous decision to organise two mass meetings – so that members on all

RMT Suspends Tube Lines Strike Action As Lu Cancels Scheduled Engineering Works

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that industrial action involving Tube Lines staff, due to begin tomorrow, has been suspended after LU management took the unprecedented step of cancelling scheduled weekend engineering works in response to the success of previous rounds of RMT Tube Lines strike action.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

Tube Lines Industrial Action For This Week Cancelled

That we note the report on file from the lead officer stating that all planned engineering work scheduled to take place during our proposed strike action is now cancelled.

Further, we note a mass meeting of our affected members is to take place tonight, Wednesday 21st November 2012 at which the assistant General Secretary will be in attendance.

Therefore, we instruct the General Secretary to suspend all strike action planned to take place on or after 0600hrs on Friday 23rd November 2012 and 0559hrs Saturday 24th November 2012.

Tube Lines Staff New Wave Of Strike Action In Fight For Pension’s And Passes Justice

A NEW wave of tube strike action on London Underground will kick off on Friday in a long-running dispute over equality and a fair deal on pensions and passes for Tube Lines staff.

Previous strike action and an overtime ban led to the cancellation of tens of millions of pounds worth of essential engineering works on the Northern Line and raised new safety fears as the Emergency Response Unit joined with fellow Tube Lines staff in support of the fight for pensions and benefits justice.

The latest strike action will take place as follows: