The RMT will be protesting outside the Kyrgyzstan embassy over the governments proposal for an anti-gay law based on a similarly homophobic Russian law.
The protest takes place on Monday 3rd November from 1130 am. We will also hand a letter to embassy officials from RMT General Secretary Mick Cash.
All members are invited to join us.
The Train's Safety Council will be meeting with LU management tomorrow to review the 'Workplace Risk Assessments' and Change Assurance Plans' pertaining to the weekend 96 hour FBU dispute over pensions.
In normal operation, there are 160 fire fighting units covering the London area. During recent disputes there have been 27 units covering 32 London boroughs. You do not have to be Einstein to calculate the discrepancy!
Paul Murphy has just been elected as TD (MP in the Irish Parliament) for Dublin South West. Paul stood as a candidate for the Anti-Austerity Alliance and defeated all the main parties, gooing from odds of 16:1 to win!
This meeting will discuss how new parties have won elections against all the odds in Ireland and in the USA, where Kshama Sawant won an incredible victory in Seattle.
Paul will be speaking at our meeting, which is at 17:00hrs on 10 Nov at The Exmouth Arms, Starcross St, Nr Euston station.
At our 2014 AGM, the RMT London Transport Regional Council voted to create the position of “Green Officer”. Transport workers have a special role in the fight against climate change because a massive expansion of affordable public transport, under real social ownership, is a vital reform that could drastically reduce carbon emissions. Our fight for jobs is, in an immediate sense, a fight for socially and environmentally-sustainable work.
Serious scientific opinion is now unequivocal in its view that changes to the earth's climate caused by human activity will have catastrophic
There is a regional recruitment day on Thursday October 30
Please meet at London Bridge or Stratford at 1000
Following the recruitment/organising event station and drivers have their own grades meetings.
Station grades - 1430 at the Exmouth Arms
Driver grades - 1430 at Unity House
The LTRC meeting takes place at the Exmouth Arms at 1630
Reinstate unfairly sacked workers, Noel Roberts, Alex McGuigan and Vicky Hayward
RMT have pledged to defend 3 of our members who have been sacked by LUL
Noel was dismissed under capability, even though he was fully fit for work and hadn't had a day off sick for over 10 months.
For more info; http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/node/5227
Alex was dismissed for failing a breath test. LUL were aware he has type 2 diabetes and the probability of registering a false positive was known. But LUL destroyed the urine sample that would have given a definitive answer.
The RMT Women's Committee has organised an evening of speeches and music to coincide with the United Nations Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women, 25th November.
This is a free event open to all members - both women and men.
Should you plan on attending, for the purposes of making the necessary catering arrangements, please let our Equal Opportunities Officer know at j.webb [at] rmt.org.uk.
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2014 – ALSTOM METRO TRAINS
‘That we note the revised offer by the Company after a meeting took place with our negotiating team on 16th October 2014.
The offer has been greatly improved and meets the aspirations of our members. Therefore, the General Secretary is instructed to inform the Company of our acceptance of the offer and that we are no longer in dispute with them.
Our members are to be applauded for their willingness to fight against the previous appalling offers from the Company and demand a just pay award.
IMPROVING PAY & CONDITIONS – CARLISLE CLEANING & SECURITY (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY) (DLR/10/1)
In December 2013, we entered into dispute with the Company over a breach of our agreement regarding implementation of the London Living Wage and following the threat to take industrial action, a settlement was reached, including a pay increase for all members and a commitment that all staff on all contracts will be paid at a rate at least equivalent to or above the London Living Wage from commencement of the new franchise (Circular No. IR/42/14, 30th January 2014).
TERMS & CONDITIONS – CLEANERS, TRANSPORT FOR LONDON CONTRACTS (LUL/14/2)