London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
The RMT have announced a 48 hour tube strike next week in the fight over job cuts and ticket office closures. The latest action has been widely reported in the press as RMT members prepare for action to defend jobs and a decent tube service:
Londoners are set for further Tube chaos next week with London Underground workers due to go on strike for 48 hours over staff cuts and ticket office closures.
TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed 48 hours of strike action on London Underground later this month in the continuing fight against the Mayor’s onslaught on jobs, working conditions, safety and the threat to services including the wholesale closure of ticket offices.
The vast majority of RMT tube members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 2100 hrs on 14th October through to 2059 hrs on the 16th October. Fleet members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 1829 hrs on the 14th October through to 1828 hrs on the 16th October.
This year marks the end of our current London Underground pay deal and the beginning of negotiations for the next deal. Here is the pay claim that the RMT has given to tube bosses.
In this pay claim the RMT is asking for:
- A substantial pay award
Dramatic rises in living costs necessitate a substantial, unconditional pay award at the earliest opportunity, in order for our members’ pay to keep pace with both the increasing cost of living and rates of pay in the industry.
- A minimum flat rate increase for those on the lowest pay
Members of RMT Central Line West and HOLT demonstrated outside Shepherd's Bush tube station on Thursday 8th January between 17:00 and 18:30. Capturing the busy crowds and the shoppers, commuters and members of the local community.
Re-Grading Of Waterloo & City Line Service Control Staff, London Underground
Further to my letter of 25th November 2014, as you know members voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action. Whilst discussions with London Underground are still continuing no agreement has been reached on your claim for re-grading to recognise the hard work you undertake.
The General Grades Committee has, therefore, called the following strike action:-
All members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-
Whatever your grade or work location, there is a very good reason for you to come to your RMT branch's AGM next Thursday (11 December, 17:00-19:15, ex Services club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone)
- London Underground has announced its schedule for ticket office closures, and the majority of the first tranche of closures are on the Central Line (details here)
In this edition:
- Night Tube
- Medical Consent Forms
- Job Campaigns
- Local news on Hammersmith, Earl's Court and Waterloo & City.
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JOIN THE LOBBY OF THE TfL BOARD @ CITY HALL
9.00-10.00am, Wednesday 5 November
Further to my previous circular dated 14th August 2014 (IR/208/14) the GGC had considered a resolution from Central Line East Branch over the use of CCTV in a disciplinary case. Despite using CCTV evidence against the member, this evidence was not made available to her rep in order to argue her case. Unfortunately LUL has since decided to dismiss this member who is Sister Vicky Hayward.
GGC decision, 30 September
That we note with regret that on 29 September, London Underground Ltd summarily dismissed Sister Vicky Hayward. We are shocked and appalled that the company chose to disregard all the arguments and evidence that Sister Hayward and her representative put forward, and persisted in using managers' statements as to what they had seen on CCTV footage as "evidence" despite the actual footage having been destroyed.
We note the legal advice received, which confirms that LUL's actions are in breach of data protection law and employment law.