London Underground Ltd
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A response to the employee bulletin written by Nigel Holness, Operations Director - Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
Last week Nigel Holness sent out a letter to all members of staff about dismissed train operator Alex McGuigan. It contained a number of what politicians refer to as “terminological inexactitudes”. As the person who represented Alex at all stages of the procedure I am in a better position than Nigel to tell you the truth about what has happened to Alex.
In this special 'Defend Alex McGuigan' edition
- Vote Yes For Strike To Defend Alex
- RMT Offer To Call Off Ballot If LUL Respect Employment Tribunal Decision. Tube Bosses Say No
- Hendy Apologises
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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.
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• 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
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)
Transport for London Commissioner Peter Hendy's expenses have proved controversial once again at a time when London Underground's cost cutting program begins - with ticket offices closing, and around 850 jobs threatened.
This document from the Trains Functional Council clarifies in brief for train drivers some key issues:
- Approach to dealing with staff errors
- Special leave
- Case conference process
- Odd days and outstanding annual leave
- PTOA ’90-day agreement’ – STA - ratified (that document is here.)
- Level One and TFC minutes
We are delighted to report that Vicky Hayward is to be reinstated to her job as London Underground CSA. LUL sacked Vicky last year using CCTV "evidence" that was not available to Vicky or her rep, but following a meeting yesterday between the union's General Secretary and LUL's Managing Director, Regional Organiser John Leach advises that the company has agreed to overturn this decision. We are pleased that LUL has allowed fairness to prevail.