London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
RMT declares new tube strike dates as London Underground wreck talks and confirm even worse cuts to jobs, services and safety
In the April 2014 edition of Jubilee South Train Drivers Newsletter:
- Withdrawal of ANP is another step toward Driverless Trains
- Every Job Matters talks update
- Reps Under Attack
- May Day - don't mourn organise
- member's cases
This is the RMT’s charter for London Underground train drivers. It lists our key demands and ‘lines in the sand’ – issues which we see as crucial to achieve or defend for those members working in the grade of train driver. Several of these issues are also essential for other London Underground grades and transport workers in all industries.
The latest edition of 'Every Job Matters: Dispute Report - Trains' has been released as we prepare for five days of strike action over cuts on London Underground. Please print it out and put on your noticeboards, and share on social media.
New Strike Dates Called: Get Ready For Action!
After our recent successful strikes on The Underground your union managed, by solid industrial action and public opinion, to force LU back around the table to consult on their future plans for the job. Your union was expecting the worse and we weren't left disappointed.
RMT Members on London Underground are to take five days strike action, split over two weeks, in reaction to London Underground bosses continued threat to cut hundreds of jobs.
"As a result of the disgraceful outcome of the talks at ACAS and the breach of trust between ourselves and the company we agree that further strike action and action short of strike action is absolutely necessary to further this union’s central objectives to defend the job and protect the travelling public. Accordingly we instruct all our members, excluding Fleet staff, not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-
"We will fight, be prepared for strike action"
Today myself and senior reps reported back to ACAS the results of the previous 8 weeks of talks on the issues Fit for Future Stations .
The fact is that management still intend to close every ticket office, use selection to make people reapply for their jobs, cut 953 jobs and tear up agreements.
- Update as current talks reach conclusion
- 1800 front line jobs threatened
- LU is demanding cuts in operational pay rates while suggesting that a salary four times that of the Prime Minister is not enough for a senior manager.
- Disastrous reforms which nobody besides senior management either need or want
Please print and distribute the newsletter below, from which this text is taken
- General Secretary election
Following the tragic death of Bob Crow, RMT has announced the timetable for the election of a new General Secretary. Following some months during which union branches will nominate candidates, members will vote by postal ballot between 21 July and 22 September 2014.
More information here: http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/election2014
A group of union reps are examining the impact of London Underground Ltd’s proposals for Fit for the Future – Stations on equality groups including women members, black and ethnic minority members, lesbian/gay/bi/trans members, disabled members, older members (55+) and younger members (under 30).
From RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Cash
I write to update you on the situation within LUL following our decision to suspend further industrial action last month.
We are now half way into the seven week period of extensive talks. In this time there was an initial meeting of the JWP to set out a programme for the seven weeks. Then, the week before last, there were two further meetings of the JWP. Last week we met as a main group once and this was followed by smaller working meetings. These are now pencilled in for up until the end of March together with weekly meetings of the main group.