Power Control

News, reports and information for RMT LUL members who work in the power control grade, formerly UK Power Networks, formerly EDF Powerlink, in London Underground's power supply.

 

Uk Powerlink Members Gain £900 Olympic Bonus

We note the report from our Regional Organiser, outlining the proposal for Powerlink (formerly EDF), summarised as follows:

  • seeking an unlimited number of volunteers for duties
  • slightly changing shift patterns
  • volunteers for restricted leave during the Olympics period
  • a bonus of £900.

Our Regional Organiser reports that our local representatives and members welcome this offer.

Christmas and New Year Arrangements

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the correspondence from UK Power Networks Services outlining arrangements for Christmas and New Year cover.

We instruct the General Secretary to forward this letter to our representatives and LU Engineering branch requesting their comments. Replies to be placed in front of us.

RMT Accepts UK Power Networks Services Pay Offer

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the referendum result is as follows:-

Total votes cast: 31
Number voting “Yes”: 19
Number voting “No”: 12
Spoilt Papers: 0

We also note that Unite has already accepted this pay offer.

We instruct the General Secretary to advise the company of our acceptance.

London Transport Regional Council and LU Engineering branch to be advised.

EDF Powerlink pay latest

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the most recent pay offer from UK Power Networks Services (formerly EDF Energy Powerlink). We do not accept the company’s proposal to base an annual pay rise due to be paid on 1 April on June’s RPI figure, as this institutionalises late payment of our members’ annual pay rise. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this view is communicated to the company.

Pay Update

Update: London Underground has revised its offer to four years: 5% this year, RPI+0.5% (minimum 2%) for years 2, 3 and 4.

RMT workplace representatives will be discussing this at a meeting on Tuesday 4 October.You work hard, your employer makes money from your efforts, and you have bills to pay. So your union organises members to win better pay and working conditions. RMT aims to achieve:

  • above-inflation pay rises - anything else is a pay cut in real terms, as your outgoings increase faster than your income;

RMT Pursues Issue of 'Command and Control Review'

General Grades Committee decision:

We note the correspondence from London Underground. We now have a little more information on this matter than previously, and note that the physical moves of the affected functions will not now commence until after the 2012 Olympic Games.

We note that discussion will take place at Service Control Functional and Health & Safety Councils this month. We instruct the General Secretary to: