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Engie - implementation of new contracts

SUBCONTRACTORS - ENGIE (LUL CONTRACT) (LUL/13/3)

I write to update members on the developments relating to the proposed implementation of new contracts of employment for members who had previously been self-employed and working for Engie.

With the introduction of the different parts of the IR35 legislation the vast majority of those who had been self-employed have been taken onto Engie's payroll.

RMT Upfront: Strike Suspended

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for LU train drivers, produced by RMT activists.

This edition focusses on the reasons for the Night Tube dispute being suspended and the progress the RMT has made.

Please print it out and distribute it in your depot.

Newsletter: conditions, framework agreements and pensions under attack

  • Please download the attached Newsletter to read. You can also distribute in your London Underground workplace.

LU quietly announced last week that our terms and conditions, framework agreements and pensions are under scrutiny: On 22 July, at an all union meeting LU management made clear they have entirely accepted the Tories’ terms - that tube workers, and not the government must make up for the massive budget deficit caused by the pandemic.

Upfront Newsletter July 2021 Strike Special

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15/07/21

The RMT has announced strike dates in our dispute over the abolition of the Night Tube grade. RMT demanded LUL pause their attack on our members jobs and work life balance but it has unfortunately fallen on deaf ears.

A packed meeting of driver reps and members agreed that the only option now is to name industrial action to bring LU management to their senses.

RMT Upfront June 2021

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for train drivers on London Underground, from RMT train driver activists.

This edition focusses on two upcoming ballots in our grade, one to defend rep Gary Carney and the other to fight back against London Underground bosses threat to increase weekend and night working for train drivers.

- Please download the attached newsletter and distribute in your train crew accomodation.

RMT appalled by way LUL has acted over Night Tube “grade consolidation” plan

Dear Colleagues

RMT is appalled by the way London Underground has acted over Night Tube “grade consolidation”. Instead of accommodating those NT drivers who want to go full time, they attempt to do away with the grade completely and impose Night Tube shifts on the TO21 drivers.

London Underground management have told us that they are desperate for drivers. Night Tube drivers are fully trained up and many of them are eager to begin a full-time role. The solution therefore is simple: those Night Tube drivers who want to be full time should be promote as a matter of urgency.

RMT Upfront April 2021: make NT drivers full time

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Shortly after the Covid crisis started the RMT recognised that some changes to working practices would be inevitable.

The national union made it clear to the Government, London Underground and the train operating companies that although we would work with them, any variation to agreements would need to be time-limited to the period of the pandemic.