Rail worker trade unionists and environmental activists in the USA are meeting to discuss how they can support each others’ struggles, and how the issues they're fighting on intersect.
Environmental and community activists concerned about “oil trains” (freight vehicles carrying tonnes of dangerous and unsustainable fossil fuel) being transported through working-class neighbourhoods will learn about the workplace issues faced by the workers who drive and crew those trains — fatigue, lone-working, and more.
RMT Offer To Call Off Driver's Strike Ballot If LUL Respect Employment Tribunal Decision - Tube Bosses Say NoSubmitted by admin on 25 January, 2015 - 01:24
Further to my letter dated 12th January regarding the above, members are aware that your Union’s Executive Committee has taken the decision to conduct a ballot of all Train Operator and Instructor Operator members over this issue. The ballot notice was sent to the Company yesterday, your voting paper will be sent out on Monday 26th January 2015 and must be returned for the closing date of Tuesday 10th February 2015.
Latest edition of rmtlondoncalling, please download, print, display & distribute around your workplace.
• The campaign for Alex McGuigans reinstatement
• Ongoing every job matters dispute – rosters cause rage on stations – reps and activists called for a meeting to discuss industrial action
• March for homes on January 31 2015
• London Underground fingered in tax evasion scandal
• 95% of DLR members vote yes for industrial action
• Vicky Hayward reinstated – stand firm for other sacked members
LONDON UNDERGROUND FINGERED IN TAX EVASION SCAM
AGS people and LUL are complicit in a tax evasion scam whereby they use the self-employed status of workers to avoid paying employers National Insurance liabilities to HMRC, SSP and holiday pay to the workers and destroy pretty much every right a worker in the UK enjoys.
Workers, even agency workers, have certain rights and protections. A self-employed cleaner has none. I would be interested to see the actual contract between the self-employed and LUL or its sub-contractor, if one even exists.
DISPUTE WITH KEOLIS/AMEY DOCKLANDS (K.A.D.) (DLR/15/10)
Further to my previous Circular No. IR/08/15, 12th January 2015, the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:-
Are you prepared to take strike action?
Total Votes Cast 486
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 466
Number Voting ‘No’ 18
Spoilt Papers 2
Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?
Total Votes Cast 486
DISMISSAL, V. HAYWARD – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)
Further to previous correspondence (Circular No. IR/261/14, 3rd October 2014), I am pleased to report that Sister Vicky Hayward has been reinstated to her substantive role at London Underground. The General Grades Committee has applauded the good news that common sense and fairness has prevailed in this case, which is now resolved.
DISMISSAL, N. ROBERTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)
Further to previous correspondence (Circular No. IR/261/14, 3rd October 2014), members will be aware that RMT is also conducting a campaign against the unfair dismissal of Brother Noel Roberts from London Underground and we have recently received a resolution from East Ham Branch in relation to this matter, which is as follows:-
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)
RMT are planning a series of protests outside Sodexo Ltd HQ to mark the anniversary of the unfair dismissal of RMT rep Petrit Mihaj.
We will continue to fight for the reinstatement of Petrit, he was dismissed for his trade union activities, and these included representing members at grievances, disciplinary meetings and fact finders. Activities that trade union reps are meant to participate in.
Petrit was found to be unfairly dismissed by an Employment Tribunal in 2014; the ET found him 100% victimised and discriminated against by the employer Sodexo.
In this edition:
- Victory: Vicky Hayward reinstated! Solidarity wins - stand firm for other colleagues
- Fighting cuts and closures
- Interserve cleaners: Organise for workplace dignity
- New technology driving us to distraction?
- Tree vs Train: revisited
- MARCH FOR HOMES: social housing, not social cleansing!
- For solidarity against terrorism and racism