RMT Executive decisions

Decisions of RMT's Council of Executives, and of RMT's General Grades Committee (the section of the Council of Executives which deals with industrial matters for railway and other non-shipping grades)

ISS DLR breach of agreements leads to dispute

We note the breakdown in industrial relations with the company and their breach of agreements across several issues.

This is totally unacceptable to this union and our members at ISS DLR; and we instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix of all members and inform the company that a dispute situation now exists between us and the company.

Members to be advised by email and text.

Our Docklands Light Railway Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

RMT deeply concerned by Overground proposals

We note the report from the Lead Officer on file.

We are deeply concerned about London Overground’s proposals, which could see the elimination of ticket offices across their network. Our experience in the past shows that, despite promises to the contrary, the closure of ticket offices leads to the wholesale destaffing of stations with serious consequences for safety and security.

We are also aware that these proposals are being mapped out against the background of massive central Government cuts to the TFL budget and those cuts could shape the eventual package.

RMT alarmed at TfL programme of job and financial cuts

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TFL Transformation

We note the report from our Lead Officer and are alarmed at the programme of job and financial cuts TfL are soon to be embarking on, which will affect both our hardworking members and the service to the travelling public.

We submit the matter into our Southern Sub-Committee for examination and report.

Relevant Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Meeting called to discuss TUPE transfer of workers from Tube Lines to London Underground

PROPOSED TUPE TRANSFER OF AP JNP FROM TUBE LINES TO LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD (formerly Termination of Amey Maintenance Contract – Tube Lines AP JNP)

We note the correspondence from the company dated 14th September 2017 and instruct the General Secretary to place a report before this NEC.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to arrange a meeting of all infrastructure, maintenance and engineering reps from London Underground BCV, SSL and JNP AP with the Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and NEC members.

Advice on dealing with suspect packages



RMT consider it important to note that there has been no changes to Government guidance around HOT procedures, and instructing staff to open or tamper with suspicious packages is contrary to CURRENT Government guidance and may put staff and the travelling public in serious and imminent danger.

The current Government guidance advises that if, after following the HOT protocol a member of staff considers an object to be suspect, they should take the following actions in this order:

RMT continues ACAS talks over Four day week

We note the report from our Lead Officer that the letter 26.8.17 from the company regarding “progress” made at ACAS which is somewhat exaggerated and makes claims about concessions that were not made in the ACAS meeting.

Regarding the request contained in the letter that the union end the dispute; this is not currently possible and we remain in dispute at this stage.

Dispute situation arising as LU bosses derecognise station reps

We note and welcome the resolution from our Bakerloo Line Branch regarding the imposed de-recognition of many of our stations reps which amounts to a form of union busting, is a significant attack on our union’s democracy, disenfranchises our members and if LU is allowed to get away with de-recognising reps on stations, the
majority function on LU, they will be emboldened to attack our levels of representation elsewhere on the job.

Sacked City Cruises worker reinstated following RMT campaign

Sister Abdo has been fully re-instated with no loss of pay!

We congratulate the Lead Officer, our two Reps Gordon Markley and Martin Walsh and our Members working at City Cruises as this outcome could never had been achieved without their good work, full support and them telling management that they would not accept this unfair dismissal.

We instruct the General Secretary to inform the company we are no longer in dispute and write and email all our members on City Cruises thanking them for their support in winning this case.

London Cycle Hire pay and conditions offer to be put to members


We congratulate the Lead Officer, Reps and Camden 3 Branch for securing an improved pay offer from the company to the backdrop of a major reorganisation.

The following offer has been tabled by the company:

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 to 35 hours without loss of pay.