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Bakerloo Branch Newsletter July 2014

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In the July edition of Bakerloo News:

  • Reinstate Dave Hanson: Sacked...without evidence!
  • RMT Bakerloo: winning for workers
  • Support locked-out ISS cleaners: Initial could be next!
  • Union Learning update
  • What is Bakerloo News?
  • Stand by for more action in LU jobs dispute - We still say: no to cuts and closures!
  • Brian Munro, 1968-2014

Power Control Strike Suspedended

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from RMT Acting General Secretary Mick Cash

Further to my last letter, I am pleased to advise you that ACAS talks to resolve this dispute have resulted in real progress. This matter has now been considered by the General Grades Committee which has decided to suspend all industrial action in this dispute with immediate effect and therefore you are instructed to work normally.

Jubilee Line Industrial Action Suspended

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ACTION SUSPENDED

WITHDRAWAL OF REST DAYS - TUBE LINES – JUBILEE LINE

As you know, members voted in favour of industrial action over the withdrawal of rest days by Tube Lines management on the Jubilee Line Permanent Way. Members were instructed to take industrial action short of a strike in the form of taking official meal breaks whilst on duties from Midnight tonight.

Cleaners' Solidarity Demo

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WHERE
Venue: Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3JY
DETAILS
Urgent: Demonstration tomorrow in solidarity with ISS cleaners
09.00 Tuesday 8th July Old Palace Yard (opposite Parliament)

You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a Biometric Fingerprinting system to book on for duty. We had reached agreement that the company would allow the old booking on system for two weeks while we continued to talk. These talks have unfortunately failed to reach agreement.

Power Control Strike - Safety Information

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  • LUL document reveals power control strike could lead to line suspensions
  • Attached below is LUL 'change assurance plan' and information which can be displayed in depots and other relevant workplaces.

As you may be aware our power control room members are currently taking industrial action. This action started at 20.00hrs on July 1st and is scheduled to run until the 20.00hrs on July 15th.

The Train’s Safety Council met with management prior to earlier planned action by these workers to discuss how this would impact on the safety of drivers.

14 Day Tube Power Strike Called

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FURTHER STRIKE ACTION CALLED

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS
LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my recent letter, you will be well aware that talks have failed to reach agreement with the company. Last week I informed you of the initial strike called to begin from 1st July 2014 and this instruction has now been extended. To confirm, the union’s strike instruction is now as follows: -

Members are instructed no to book on for any shifts between:-

• 20:00 hours on Tuesday 1st July 2014 and 19:59 hours on Tuesday 15th July 2014.

Every Job Matters: Job Cuts Figures by Proposed Cover Groups

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Please see the download showing the number of jobs to be cut under LU's proposals.

The figures are complied by cover area. These are the areas over which cover is organised in the new proposed model. The areas included in each cover area are shown.

Local reps should study these figures and communicate them to all members.

Jared.
RMT Stations Functional Council Rep.

RMT Tube Consultation Survey

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The Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers union is holding a public consultation on planned tube cuts on Saturday 26 July at 10am - 2pm at TUC, Congress House in London.

In advance of that, the RMT is asking for people to complete a survey so we can collate the views of as many people as possible. To complete the survey please click the button below which will take you to the RMT national site.

Power Control Strike

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POWER CONTROL OPERATORS - LONDON UNDERGROUND
24th June 2014

Dear Colleague,

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – POWER CONTROL OPERATORS
LONDON UNDERGROUND

RMT Reveals Fares Set For Further Hikes Whilst Hundreds Of Jobs Threatened On Tube

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New research published today by the biggest Tube union RMT has revealed that by the end of the decade Tube fares will be expected to rise by over a third faster than earnings - demolishing the Mayor's case for the cash-led axing of safety critical jobs and the closure of ticket offices.

The research also showed that the real terms increase in Tube fares of 24%, means that for example the cost a Zone 1 – 4 annual Travel card will rise to £2238.

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