On 19 December 2012 London Underground sacked 33 agency workers who had been employed on LUL contracts for the past 5 years. They were denied applying for jobs that were available on LUL despite the agency workers regs expressly forbidding this.
We have been used. We have been abused. We have been refused
We will not be ignored and we will not go away.
The evidence is absolutely clear.
There is no reasonable explanation for LUL not to give the 33 RMT workers sacked a job.
A job they have been doing for 5 years.
Now LUL will spend in excess of £333,000 to replace 33 workers on the Bakerloo and District lines.
Its the economics of the madhouse.
Sack the agency not the workers. Justice for the 33.
We will continue our demos at Hammersmith station on Jan 21 at 0800.
Come and support our comrades and demand justice for the 33
We told you we aren’t going away and we mean it
Following 3 well attended demos at Wembley Central and Broadway these last 7 days, the fight continues tomorrow, Jan 15 at 0800 where a soup kitchen will be set up outside the head offices of London Underground in Broadway SW1
Tory minister Chris Grayling offered support for our member’s at todays demo and was asked to intervene in preventing 33 workers wanting to work being sent to sign on at the jobcentre.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the first London Underground line. The first line opened on January 10 1863, between Paddington and Farringdon as envisaged by Charles Pearsen. Briefly an MP for Lambeth, Peasons proposal was "to facilitate the improvement of the social conditions of City workers by enabling them to commute into London on cheap trains from new residential developments of good quality, cheap homes built outside the capital."
Tomorrow morning at 0650 the LBC breakfast show on 97.3 FM will be highlighting our campaign for the injustice suffered by 33 RMT agency workers sacked by LUL on 19 December 2012.
AGS Steve Hedley will be putting our case for us.
Please try and listen in and get involved in the debate.
Phone: 0845 60 60 973
Sack the agency not the workers
Justice for the 33
The ruthless and callous sacking of 33 RMTagency memebrs just before Xmas has stirred some very raw emotions among ordinary rank and file memebrs.
There is a demo on Mon Jan 7.1300hrs at Wembley Central station
Badges, placards, banners and T shirts are all being made, it looks like Monday could be a noisy and vibrant demo
Make sure you are part of it
Badges will be available for all
Data from the 2011 UK and Wales census was recently released. The Office for National Statistics which oversees the process says the census "help paint a picture of the nation and how we live. They provide a detailed snapshot of the population and its characteristics, and underpin funding allocation to provide public services."
A number of reports have been compiled from the findings covering London. Notably these include the 'GLA Intelligence Unit' reports into the Labour Market, Housing, Ethnic Diversity and Health & Unpaid Care findings of the cencus.
The 30th of November saw the start of a 48hour national cleaners strike, involving 10 Railway cleaning companies all fighting for a host of demands with dignity at the very top of the list.
We all know that cleaners play a key role in the running of the railway, without them stations would close, trains would be cancelled, and staff as well as the public would not be able to get in.
Regional recruitment workshop.
We are holding a recruitment workshop on 14/12/12 starting at 1000-1030 at Maritime House, Clapham.
All reps and activists are encouraged to attend. Loss of earnings will be covered by the region if unpaid leave is taken.
The latest RMT platform newsletter is attached. Please download, print and display at your work place.
There are details of the recruitment day, meeting at Stratfrod at 1000 on 29th Novemeber.
This month we highlight the start of the SS grade defence campaign, how we need to organise our strategy to defend our jobs, terms and conditions.
There are also issues from around the combine.
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