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.

 

Trade Dispute Updates for EDF Energy, Stratford Depot - Alstom, Hammersmith and City Depot and Willesden Green Station Group Members

circular logoThis is an official RMT circular - IR/399/09 dated 13th of November 2009, from General Secretary Bob Crow.

RMT is currently in a number of dispute situations with various TfL employers that will necessitate ballots for industrial action. In addition to this there is of course the company wide dispute with LUL itself and I am carrying out the necessary checks for this ballot and hope to be in a position to report on progress next week.

Regretfully, this process has become even more complicated than before following a High Court ruling against us in respect of a recent ballot we conducted amongst our EDF Energy members.

Power workers on London Tube set six new strike dates

RMT press release, issued today

POWER WORKERS responsible for finding and fixing faults on the London Tube’s power supply will begin the first of six new overnight strikes at 19:59 on Sunday (February 1) after employer EDF Energy Powerlink again failed to deliver pay parity with non-shift colleagues.

The two dozen ‘shift testers’, who have already stopped work three times, will also strike for 12 hours starting at 19:59 on February 4, 11, 15 and 22 and March 1.

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:

EDF power workers on London Tube to strike for third time

RMT press release, issued today

RMT SHIFT workers responsible for fault-finding and maintaining the electrical supply to London’s Tube will begin their third 36-hour strike on Christmas night in a dispute over employer EDF Energy Powerlink’s refusal to concede a claim for pay-parity with permanent day workers.

Some 25 RMT 'shift testers', who work both night and day shifts, will not book on for turns that commence between 19:59 on Christmas night, December 25, and 07:59 on Saturday (December 27).

EDF power workers on London Tube strike again for pay parity

RMT press release, issued today

RMT SHIFT workers responsible for fault-finding and maintaining the electrical supply to London's Tube will begin their second 36-hour strike tonight after employer EDF Energy Powerlink failed to budge on their claim for pay-parity with day workers.

Some 25 RMT 'shift testers', who work both night and day shifts, will not book on for turns that commence between 19:59 tonight, December 7, and 07:59 on Tuesday (December 9).

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:

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

Power workers’ strike on London Tube 100% solid, says RMT

RMT press release, issued today

THE FIRST of two 36-hour strikes by RMT shift ‘tester’ technicians responsible for finding and fixing faults on the London Tube’s power supply is 100 per cent solid, the network’s biggest union said today.

And it warned that if employer EDF Energy Powerlink is to avoid a second strike in two weeks’ time the company should negotiate seriously over their claim for pay parity with non-shift colleagues.

EDF power workers on London Tube to strike for pay parity

RMT press release, issued today

RMT SHIFT WORKERS responsible for fault-finding and maintaining the electrical supply to London's Tube will start the first of two 36-hour strikes on Sunday evening (November 16) after employer EDF Energy Powerlink failed to deliver pay parity with day workers.

After voting by 21 to two for strike action, 25 RMT 'shift testers' will not book on for turns that commence between 19:59 this Sunday, November 16, and 07:59 on Tuesday, November18, and between 19:59 on Sunday December 7 and 07:59 on Tuesday December 9.