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At this month's London Transport Regional Council Meeting, reports were given by our Executive member Janine Booth and Regional Organiser John Leach.
These are just notes of the areas discussed - to find out more, have a look through this site, speak to your local rep and do your best to attend branch meetings and the LTRC meeting which is held on the last Thursday of each month except June and December.
We note the correspondence on file from Transport for London. We do not accept its abrogation of responsibility for Carlisle’s disgraceful refusal to pay the London Living Wage.
Transport for London (and other public bodies) must take responsibility for bodies in its chain of contracting. We further note the lack of response from Boris Johnson, and instruct the General Secretary to step up our public and political campaigning on this matter.
We note that a meeting is to take place with ISS on 18 April and instruct the General Secretary to place a report of this meeting in front of us.
We further note that ISS intends to only pay the uprated level of the London Living Wage six months after the uprating is announced, and claims that this is allowed for in its contract. We are appalled by this, which means in practice that our members are expected to live on less than a living wage for 50% of their lives.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013.
Senate House Malet St, London, Greater London WC1E 7HU (nearest tube Russell square/ Euston/ Goodge street)
The University of London Union has been big supporters of the RMT Justice for the 33 Campaign and RMT cleaners time to show some solidarity back.
The London Transport Region's Executive Member has given a report to the London Transport region at the recent Regional Council.
For full details all RMT members are invited to come to the meeting.
Regional Council meetings are held at the Exmouth Arms near Euston Station at 1630 on the last Thursday of the month, except June and December.
Recognition agreement signed
Pay and conditions claim to be drafted
REGIONAL COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS
RMT complaints policy
International solidarity conference in Paris
We note the report from our lead officer, that ISS has still not responded to our request for a meeting to discuss this issue. We instruct the General Secretary to pursue this, and should such a meeting not have been scheduled within 14 days, to place this matter back in front of us.
The latest edition of RMT London Calling Newsletter has been released. You can view or download it below.
In this edition:
- Job cuts: Now LU tears up machinery of negotiation
- Why has LU got to save money?
- Olympic robbery
- Still seeking justice for the 33
- ISS wants Cleaners to Pay for New Contract with LU
- RCIs Move Closer To Unprecedented Strike Ballot
- LT Regional Secretary, John Reid, in Camden Council Election Campaign
- LTRC Officers 2013
We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and accordingly declare this union in dispute with ISS on these matters, including:
- ‘Bradford Factor’ attendance rules
- new rostering, extending the unpaid break in the middle of the shift from 30 minutes
to 45, 60 or even 75 minutes
- biometric booking on, including for agency staff
- non-payment of the increased London Living Wage until six months after the uprating
'Reintegration' brings new threat to pensions and conditions
RMT has slammed plans to transfer some Tube Lines clerical and project staff back in-house to TfL and London Underground without pension or travel facilities, and has threatened industrial action to defend the terms and conditions of its members.
We note the report of the meeting of our ISS representatives and members which took place on 20 February 2013.
We are appalled that ISS is reportedly not paying the London Living Wage (LLW), having not increased it when the rate was increased. We insist that ISS increase its employees’ wages in line with the LLW uprate at the time that it is uprated, not six months later. We instruct the General Secretary to make urgent representations to ISS, its contracting company Tube Lines, that company’s owners Transport For London, and to the TfL Board, GLA and Mayor, and to seek press coverage on this matter.