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RMT in dispute with tube bosses over 'Tube Lines' machinery of negotiations changes

MATS FUNCTIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATION, TUBELINES GRADES - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/20/2)

The Lead Officer recently submitted a report regarding LUL's intention to remove members from the TubeLines Machinery and place them into the MATS Council for the purpose of collective bargaining. This move follows the reorganisation of grades covered by both the LUL Machinery of Negotiation and also the TubeLines Machinery of Negotiation, but has not been agreed by RMT.

RMT to ballot service control members at Hammersmith Control Centre

IMPOSITION OF ROSTER, SCL2s, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/8/2)

The Lead Officer recently submitted a report as, despite the best efforts of our RMT Reps to reach a negotiated settlement, management have proceeded to impose a new roster, which is due to be implemented in March 2021, affecting members on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines at Hammersmith Service Control Centre.

RMT has advised TfL/LUL at the highest level that any attempt to attack members' jobs or conditions will be met with industrial action

INDEPENDENT PANEL REVIEW - TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TFL/15/4)

 Further to my previous Circular (IR/523/20, 23rd December 2020), the following resolution was received from our Jubilee South Branch:-

TfL financial review "a disgraceful document that seeks to justify imposing job cuts"

22nd December 2020

Dear Colleague,

INDEPENDENT PANEL REVIEW - TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

TfL recently released the full report from the Independent Panel Review, commissioned by the Mayor, which focuses on increased funding and cost-savings. RMT attended a meeting regarding the report and the Union has already made it clear to TfL that this review is an attack on staff.

RMT secures important assurances over ABM introduction of mobile devices

INTRODUCTION OF MOBILE DEVICES, CLEANERS - ABM (LUL/27/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/339/20, 27th August 2020), the Lead Officer has had discussions with ABM over its introduction of mobile devices and I am pleased to advise that following these talks, a number of important assurances and protections have been secured for members, including:-

Government proposes savage cuts on London Underground and Overground

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has revealed today that the Government proposes savage cuts on London Underground and Overground in spite of the high productivity levels of its workers.

The proposed cuts are part of an austerity package being demanded by the Government in exchange for a 6 month period of ‘workplace reform’ including a return to the idea of ‘driverless trains’ and an attack on workers’ pension schemes.

Supreme Court case likely to have significant impact on RMT holiday pay calculation claim

CALCULATION OF HOLIDAY PAY - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/9/8)

Further to my previous Circular (IR208/20, 13th June 2020), the Lead Officer, Reps and NEC met with our Legal Department and updated legal advice has been received relating to our prospective legal action to secure the inclusion of overtime in the calculation of holiday pay for members working for LUL.

Interserve security staff offered 'guaranteed minimum hours'

TERMS & CONDITIONS, SECURITY STAFF - INTERSERVE (BR1/14/2)

The Lead Officer recently submitted a report regarding Interserve having written to all staff working on the TfL Contract with a proposal to change a term of the contract from zero hours to a guaranteed minimum number of hours each week. RMT is in favour of replacing zero hour contracts with guaranteed hours and the correspondence from Interserve states that the actual working hours will not change.

Breakdown in industrial relations at Hammersmith Service Control Centre

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Over recent years, RMT Reps have raised various issues concerning recruitment and retention within Service Control to London Underground. However, management have failed to act to resolve these matters and having considered a report from the Lead Officer, the National Executive Committee has declared a breakdown in industrial relations at Hammersmith Service Control Centre due to the following:-