Sodexo secured 3 year contract extension with TfL with staffing structure changes taking effect on 1st July 2015; before those changes come in place, Sodexo plans:
- Enter into formal consultation with all staff on 1st May 2015;
- Between 1st May and 30th June Sodexo will announce, notify and consult with all Affected Staff;
Bakerloo News is for RMT members in the Bakerloo branch. In this edition:
- We must strike again to beat cuts
- Migrant workers welcome here!
- LU’s second joke pay offer rejected...
- Victory on in-cab iPad distraction
- Fixed-term contract CSAs: Know your rights!
- iPads on stations
- No radio, no problem? No way! Resist the rule change!
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2014/2015 – THALES (BR4/0001/T)
A referendum of our Thales members on the latest pay offer has been held and has since concluded and the result is as follows:-
Total Votes Cast - 67
Number Voting ‘Yes’ - 65
Number Voting ‘No’ - 2
Spoilt Papers - 0
The company has been informed of our members’ acceptance and for your ease of reference the accepted offer is as follows:-
- All LR1-7 members within GTS will receive a Gain Share Scheme pay out of 4.04%, compared to 1.68% for 2013, of their base pay in the March paybill.
PROPOSED TRANSFER OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS TEAM FROM LUL TO TFL (LUL/15/10)
USE OF FINGERPRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT) (BR1/27/2)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/261/14, 3rd October 2014), Branches will recall that we were in dispute with ISS last year over the imposition of a biometric fingerprint system for staff to book on for duty. Members took industrial action with some even locked out by the Company for refusing to use the biometric machines. Agreement was then reached at ACAS which we hoped had resolved the matter however, the Lead Officer reports that management are now in breach of this agreement.
INTRODUCTION OF AGENCY TRAINERS, FLEET – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/13/2)
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/332/14, 15th December 2014), members will recall that we included a claim for a 4 day, 32 hour week and equal travel facilities for all London Underground staff in our submission to the Company. A series of meetings have now taken place and the following offer has been made:-
A 0.75% increase, effective from 1st April 2015.
An increase of RPI in 2016
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/0001/KAD)
In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. Following discussions with the Company, a report was received from the Lead Officer, along with further correspondence from the Branch Secretary, advising that the Company had failed to table an offer in line with our members’ aspirations.
Moving the goalposts?
A few years ago LUL introduced a performance bonus for operational staff. It wasn't something the RMT asked for, or were happy about. As a Union we believe that all earnings should be consolidated, i.e. included in the salary so that it is pensionable and goes up with inflation. However, LUL wanted a system that rewarded “good performance” so decided to pay us extra if we met certain targets. Sometimes we met them and sometimes we didn't – but at least it was possible to meet them.
LU are about to open the stations location review process.
RMT has secured some important changes to the way LU planned to run the review but there is still no agreemnet about the review process because LU will not share the criteria it is using to govern moves.
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