London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
In this edition of the London Underground train drivers newsletter 'Upfront:Health & Safety News':
- NIGHT TUBE CONSULTATIONS UNDERWAY
- Could relaxation of meds restrictions benefit drivers?
- Depot rules belong in the rule book
- Derogation, waiver, concession: it's out of date!
DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN, LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/08/15, 12th January 2015), the ballot papers for all London Underground Train Operator and Instructor Operator members were posted out on Monday 26th January and the closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 10th February 2015. If any member has not received their ballot paper, please ask them to call the Freephone Helpline number on 0800 376 3706 as soon as possible so a replacement can be sent.
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
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 - 02:24
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)