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RMT rejects derisory TfL pay offer

TfL logo and building

We note the report from our Lead Officer and reject the derisory offer from the company which too is offered under the ‘Pay for Performance’ arrangements which are not agreed to by this union.

We also note the resolve of our TfL No.1 Branch and Reps in their steadfast position in these pay negotiations on behalf of our Members.

We instruct the General Secretary to write to the company requesting that they provide full responses to the 12 demands put to them formally by our Lead Officer during the negotiations process.

Members to be advised by email and text.

RMT Upfront Four Day Week Special, August 2017

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

In this special edition which focuses on the Four Day Week trial at the following articles:

  • Four day week trial ends soon, - Permanent roll out could mean all spare duties extended to ten hours
  • Why did the trial take place?
  • RMT Charter calls for four day, 32 hour week
  • Reduced hours working

Take the debate to your branch.

Piccadilly Workshop action suspended as company commits to permanent job contracts

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/298/17, 13th July 2017), and following the massive ‘YES’ vote by members in the recent ballot, RMT Reps had a strong position during talks with the Company and after a number of meetings, the following proposal was received:-

The Company commits to transfer all 35 FTC staff to permanent FTE contracts

Central Line East branch raises concerns over 'HOT' procedure, air quality and safe drinking water on tube

We note the resolution from our Central Line East Branch regarding the breakdown in the reasonable treatment of our members in relation to palatable drinking water, the serious health & safety issue for staff and the travelling public regarding the matter of the air quality which exceeds the expert recognised safety limits, and the appalling disregard for the safety of staff and public in relation to London Undergrounds insistence on introducing a HOT procedure that completely breaks with established and current approaches to dealing with suspect packages.

Mass meeting called for service control members

TO ALL LUL SERVICE CONTROL MEMBERS

URGENT MASS MEETING OF SERVICE CONTROL MEMBERS CALLED

An urgent meeting of all Service Control staff has been called for 10am on July 24th 2017 in the Boardroom, Unity House and all RMT Members in these grades are urged to attend.

The purpose of the meeting is to address the unparalleled assault on Service Control staff’s terms and conditions as well as the marginalisation of your Functional Council Reps who have been sidelined and precluded from key discussions and negotiations concerning your future terms and conditions.

Executive decision on Picc Line Workshop staff action

We salute the determination of our Members in the rock solid ballot turnout and yes vote in their resolve to halt the attempted introduction of a two-tier work force in the LU Piccadilly Line Fleet area; with all the detriments encapsulated for our present members; and to seek proper ongoing employment for future members joining the company.

We also note the report from our Lead Officer and that some movement was secured at yesterday’s Director level meeting; but not enough in terms of our Members aspirations.

Action set out in Picc Line Workshop dispute

Action in Piccadilly Line/Tube Lines workshop dispute

Tube union RMT today confirmed action by staff in the Piccadilly Line workshops at Northfields and Cockfosters Depots in a dispute over an attempt by Tube Lines to create a two-tier workforce by driving a coach and horses through current agreements and recruiting 35 new staff on fixed term contracts.