To all RMT London Underground Industrial and H&S Representatives
Fit for the future – Every Job Matters
Please be advised that a mass meeting of RMT representatives has will take place as follows:
10.00 hours on Thursday 2nd October 2014
Conway Hall (Main Hall)
25 Red Lion Square
Management have agreed to release of all RMT Reps for this meeting but this will subject to service requirements and cover. This said release should not be unreasonably withheld.
Please arrive in good time for a start at 10 o’clock sharp.
After the reps meeting at Conway Hall all reps and activists are being asked to come down to the Sodexho HQ in Holborn for a demonstration against a union busting employer.
There can be no greater sacrifice a Trade Union rep can make than to be sacked entirely for Trade Union activities.
An ET has found 100% in favour of Petrit, absolute no fault against him.
This is a unique case. Normally the employer can point to some area of misconduct they use to dismiss.
Please download, print and distribute around your workplace
hard copies will be available from Unity House on Wednesday Oct.1 and at the reps meeting on Thursday Oct.2
EJM - Talks update
RMT negotiators have had further meetings with LUL over the last week or so.
Whilst it is true LUL have not completely capitulated and agreed to throw the whole of the FFFS proposals in the bin, we have gained significant concessions;
• SALARY GUARANTEE -
• MINIMAL DISPLACEMENTS-
• NO ASSESSMENTS -
• SS1 to be mapped over to CSM1
• SS2 to be mapped over to CSM2
COO training reorganisation - no agreement reached with your negotiators - do not sign away your job.
I am writing to you in respect of the fit for future for trainers in LUL, this is a similar exercise by TfL to reduce staffing and save money at the expense of jobs and the service provided to the travelling public.
You may have received a briefing from management as follows:-
“At yesterday’s consultation meeting the following was discussed:
- An update on recent appointments in the training function was provided.
The TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee elected two co-Chairs for 2014/15: Sean McGovern and Janine Booth.
Disabled Workers’ Conference 2014 - Resolutions
We looked at all the resolutions passed by Disabled Workers’ Conference in May. A document containing these resolutions will (eventually) be posted on the TUC website – until then, email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like me to send it to you.
Here’s a summary of what we are doing on each:
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London Underground management have stood down a station supervisor for doing his job to the letter and following the over time ban - by not being paid to work through his meal break - as directed by the RMT.
The supervisor who faces this attack was also threatened with a drugs and alcohol test. All he did was to take the necessary step of closing the station he was supervising so that he could take a meal break.
The RMT has seen a London Underground document which states trains 'with or without drivers' could be introduced on the Piccadilly Line from 2022 - just eight years away. The document, which has been released as an information pack for managers to pass on to workers, also explains that Platform Edge Doors will need to be installed across the line and that preparation work for this could begin from 2016.
Alex McGuigan, a popular and long standing member from Morden depot recently fell foul of a random breathalyser test and was summarily dismissed. There the story might end, but in Alex's case however, there is a lot more to it.
EVERY JOB MATTERS
‘That we note the resolutions from our Central Line West and Neasden Branches. We also note that Phil Hufton, LUL COO has resigned leaving the Fit for the Future project in disarray.
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said "Whilst RMT is not against night running of the tube in principle, provided all staff involved are properly rewarded and that safety and security is thoroughly worked out and agreed, the truth is that the Mayor threw this plan in as a diversion from his massive cuts and closures programme that will axe a thousand staff and decimate services and safety.