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Tory Planned Attacks On Worker's Trade Unions Explained

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Dear Colleague,

Further to my recent Circular NP/ 127/15/MC. Last night saw the launch of Trade Union Freedom campaign to kill the Trade Union Bill, published on the 20th July 2015, which goes even further than the Tory manifesto and the summary in the Queen’s Speech. It’s important that you are aware of the detail and important to note that the Tories will add more to it so it is imperative that we unite together to defeat this odious bill before it becomes an act.

Regional Executives Report - July 2015

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RESOLUTION PASSED AT THE GGC 30/07/15

We note the intransigence of London Underground management and their failure to meet our reasonable demands on Every Job Matters and on Pay and Night Working. London Underground management continue to press proposals that will destroy jobs and life work balance on London Underground and we are left with no alternative but to organise a further strike, which will be for 48 hours.

New Industrial Action Hits Tube Services Today

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New wave of tube industrial action already hitting services this morning as drivers threatened with being sent home for refusing to drive unsafe trains.

Tube services are already being hit as a new phase of industrial action kicks in this morning with staff refusing to take out trains that have not been prepped in the previous 24 hours and also refusing to train up staff who have been shunted around the network, outside of their normal jobs and locations, to try and plug gaps created by the ongoing overtime ban.

M Door Dispute: Management Will Not Impose New Rule

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REAR M DOOR ALARM ACTIVATED ON JUBILEE LINE

LUL recently implemented a change to the Rule for dealing with a rear M door alarm activation on the Jubilee line. Previous to this change a Train Operator was asked to contact the Controller and then go back to investigate the activation. The Rule change is that the Train Operator would now contact the Controller, get authority to proceed in Restricted Manual and continue to next station.

Exterian LUL Pay Claim talks Concluded

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RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – EXTERION MEDIA (LUL/0001)

Negotiations for our members’ pay claim have concluded and the following offer has been accepted by the GGC:-

  • A 2% increase backdated to 1st April 2015.

The Company has been informed of our acceptance and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity. The outstanding issues will be dealt with in three months’ time at a formal meeting with the Company and our representatives.

SFC News: ACAS report on Fit for the Future Talks

Download the new SFC news for up to date report on Fit for the Future talks at ACAS.

Strike Ballot Prepared On Piccadilly Line Over Range of Issues

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The following resolution was submitted by Piccadilly and District West Branch which has now been considered by the GGC.

“This Branch is appalled at the sacking of Paul Okoro.

The CDI panel made its judgement on Paul answering his phone while in control of train 251.

This blatant misrepresentation of the facts; where even the main evidence against him from the trainer stated “he did not answer his phone till he was in the saloon”.

RMT Calls Meeting Over Dismissal of Interserve Members

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BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – INTERSERVE (LUL SSL/BCV CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)

A resolution has been received from Finsbury Park Branch which is as follows: -

“Finsbury Park Branch calls on the General Secretary to conduct a ballot for industrial action among our Interserve cleaning members on LUL to deal with systematic deductions of pay from our members and routine harassment and dismissal of our members.”

RMT Executive Endorses Branch Motion Calling for Four Day Working Week on Tube

EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/170/15, 17th July 2015) the General Grades Committee has considered and endorsed a resolution from Neasden Branch concerning our ongoing Every Job Matters dispute which is copied below in full.

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