RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

Improving RMT policy on mental health

Dear Colleague

IMPROVING RMT POLICY AND ACTIVITY ON MENTAL HEALTH

AGM Item 11 called on the union to establish a campaign to deal with increasing mental health difficulties and pressures that workplaces put on our members through continuation of our mental health awareness training, by drawing up model mental health at work policies, and by providing support for workers who experience assault or trauma at work.

PPP to end as workers to be transferred into London Underground

26th October 2017 TO ALL RMT TUBE LINES (AP JNP) AND LUL MAINTENANCE MEMBERS Dear Colleague, PROPOSED TUPE TRANSFER OF AP JNP (TUBE LINES) TO LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD Further to my letter dated 22nd September regarding the above, the meeting with your Lead Officer, Reps and NEC members took place last week and I write to update you all on the current situation. It is now confirmed that on Sunday 29th October all AP JNP staff, approximately 1900 employees, will transfer into London Underground under TUPE.

London Cycle Hire: Referendum called over pay offer

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – SERCO LONDON CYCLE HIRE SCHEME (TfL/0001/SLCHS)

In line with union policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions was submitted to the company. The Regional Organiser has met with them and the following offer has been tabled:-

An increase of 2.5%, effective 1st April 2017 and a commitment to enter into talks in October 2017 on reducing the working week from 40 hours to 35 hours without loss of pay.

RMT considering options as LUL de-recognises our reps

DE-RECOGNITION OF REPS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/20/6)

The following resolution was recently received from our Bakerloo Branch:-

“This Branch notes LU’s unilateral de-recognition of 15 of our elected stations reps, including one in our Branch.

This is a significant attack on our union’s democracy which disenfranchises our members and amounts to a form of union busting. It will have a particularly detrimental effect on Night Tube and part-time members.

Central line drivers: Vote yes to defend Danny Davis

DISMISSAL, D. DAVIS, TRAIN OPERATOR, LOUGHTON – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/368/17, 23rd August 2017), ballot papers were posted to all Central Line Train Operator, Night Tube Train Operator and Instructor Operator grades on Tuesday 29th August so members should have received them. The ballot closes on Tuesday 19th September 2017.

TfL pay offer rejected

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (LUL/0001/TFL)

In line with union policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions was submitted to the company. The Regional Organiser has met with them and the following offer has been tabled:-

RMT in dispute over tube driver work life balance concerns

POST-AGREEMENT JOINT INITIATIVES FOR TRAIN OPERATORS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0004)

Since the 2015 pay settlement, joint discussions regarding the post-agreement joint initiatives for Train Operators have been taking place. The Lead Officer has now reported concerns that despite these talks, aspects of the settlement remain unresolved, most notably a failure to adhere to commitments to better work life balance arrangements for LUL Trainstaff.