Attendance and discipline

Management's discipline and attendance policies - and the way they use them to mistreat staff

Jubilee South Branch News November 2019

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In this edition:

  • Ballot planned as RMT rejects Tube pay offer

  • CSA sacked as AM ditches right to redeployment

  • Workplace violence increasing

  • ABM boss earns £4.5m

  • Detrainment staff return to the W&C line

 

TfL branch passes motion on abuse of attendance policy

Subject: ATTENDANCE AT WORK POLICY – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the company going outside of their own procedures to intimidate and mis-discipline our members.

We instruct the General Secretary to pace a report in front of this NEC without delay.

Further; we instruct the General Secretary to merge this file with file:

ABUSE OF ATTENDANCE AT WORK POLICY – LONDON UNDERGROUND LUL/5/9

Members to be advised by email & text.

Urgent meeting called as Victoria Line dispute continues

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I advised you previously that the NEC had instructed me to obtain a report from the Regional Organiser with regards to the local meetings that were taking place that would hopefully resolve this dispute over the need to improve working relationships between RMT members and Victoria Line management (Ref: IR/399/19, 2nd October 2019).

RMT prepares to ballot over dismissal of CSA

A station worker assists a passenger

Subject: DISMISSAL, MEMBER, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS AREA – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution and share the concerns of our Bakerloo Line Branch around the arbitrary discounting of evidence and severity of sanction in comparison to
similar cases.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to pursue the following course of defensive actions should our member’s coming appeal not result in his reinstatement; in line with the resolution:

Reminder of RMT position on LUL Attendance Policy to be sent out

Subject: ATTENDANCE AT WORK PROCEDURE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our TfL No1 & LUL MATS Grades Branch; and instruct the General Secretary to issue an urgent yellow RMT circular reminding all applicable London Underground staff of the RMT position regarding the LUL Attendance at Work policy.

Also restating previously issued advice relating to associated LUL paperwork that staff may be asked to sign.

TfL No1 & LUL MATS Grades Branch & the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

RMT goes into dispute as CSA dismissed

Subject: DISMISSAL, G. PLAISTER, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS AREA – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution and share the concerns of our Bakerloo Line Branch around the arbitrary discounting of evidence and severity of sanction in comparison to
similar cases.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to pursue the following course of defensive actions should Bro Glen Plaister’s coming appeal not result in his reinstatement; in line with the resolution:

RMT winning for tube drivers: SPAD CDI thrown out

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RMT train driver Mulu Tumzghi faced termination at CDI following a SPAD in Neasden depot. The RMT went into dispute and fought his case and now this unnecessary disciplinary has been thrown out. Mulu is back at work as a train driver because he is a member of the RMT, the train drivers union.

Mulu should never have faced a a disciplinary charge: his was not an aggravated SPAD. Mulu was honest about what happened and followed instructions as soon as he was aware of his error.

Train drivers' union RMT saves member's job

DOWNGRADING, A. MORGAN, TRAIN OPERATOR, NEASDEN TRAINCREW DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my previous Circular (IR/211/19, 23rd May 2019), where I advised that Brother Adrian Morgan had been downgraded to a CSA2, I am pleased to report that following a successful appeal, our member has now been reinstated to his substantive post as a Train Operator. The National Executive Committee has congratulated the Lead Officer, Representatives and Neasden Branch for their hard work in achieving this positive result

Defend Mulu: RMT driver facing unfair disciplinary sanction

Jubilee line driver Mulu has been put through an unfair and unnecessary disciplinary process following an incident in work.

The attached newsletter explains precisely what happened, why the disciplinary is wrong and what the RMT is preparing to do to defend our member.

An RMT National Executive Committee decision is due imminently so an update will be ready soon.

Please distribute the newsletter in your depot.