London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
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.
RMT activists, members of other unions, and local community campaigners assembled at Shepherd’s Bush Tube station tonight (Thursday 8 January) to leaflet and petition passengers against ticket office closures and staffing cuts.
Also joining the protest were local Labour MP Andy Slaughter, local Labour GLA member Murad Qureshi, and RMT Executive member for the London Transport Region John Reid.
Hundreds of leaflets were distributed and signatures collected, with campaigners encountering strong local opposition to the closure and cuts.
Please download and distribute the new SFC News bulletin with further advice for members on stations location preferencing.
London Underground want to put private retail units (including, possibly, a Tesco) in the space currently occupied by the ticket office at Shepherd's Bush station.
Join activists from RMT Central Line West and Hands Off London Transport to leaflet and petition against ticket office closure and staffing cuts at Shepherd's Bush.
Join activists from RMT Central Line East and Hands Off London Transport to leaflet and petition passengers at Leytonstone station against ticket office closures and staffing cuts.
Local Labour MP John Cryer will also be joining this action.
London Underground wants to close every ticket office on the Tube and cut nearly 1,000 jobs; united action by workers and communities can stop them!
For more information, see http://handsofflondontransport.wordpress.com/
- TfL Commissioner of Transport Peter Hendy apologises for “inadvertent error during an interview on LBC Radio” where he stated “this is a member of staff who was dismissed for drinking on duty”.
- Urgent meeting called to discuss possible escalation of industrial action