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)

Train' safety reps to pursue issue of Picc Line driver training

WITHDRAWAL OF TRAIN OPERATOR TRAINING, KINGS CROSS EAST-WEST REVERSING, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the report from our Lead Officer concerning the latest correspondence from the company stating that the training has not been withdrawn and is to be discussed at the appropriate level in the LU Health & Safety Machinery.

The Trains Safety Council Reps are to be vigilant and pursue this matter and refer any further issues to the Lead Officer and this NEC.

Members to be advised by email and text.

RMT Assistant general Secretary to meet with DLR reps

Docklands Light Railway Logo

We note the report from our Lead Officer, and instruct the General Secretary to convene a meeting between the Assistant General Secretary, Docklands Branch Secretary and Branch Officials, Lead Officer and the LT Region NEC Member.

We also rename this file to “MACHINERY OF NEGOTIATIONS” KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/0005)

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

Changes to London Underground trains operational management

We note the letter from the company imposing this reorganisation on our members and staff in general.

We recognise the extensive work involved in this mater so therefore congratulate our Representatives for successfully mitigating the worse aspects of this restructuring through their negotiations with the company, and remain vigilant!

We instruct the General Secretary to organise a recruitment drive among these grades.

Members to be advised by written letter and email.

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

RMT General Secretary to raise concerns over removal of tunnel telephone wires with Tube bosses

We note the resolution from our Central Line East Branch and the sentiments within.

We instruct the General Secretary to raise these concerns with the company and place this matter back before the NEC upon any further developments. Train Operators have been trained in the essential safety net that tunnel telephone wires provide as a last resort in switching off traction current in an emergency and making contact with the line controller when no other method is available.

RMT accepts Balfour Beatty LUL contract pay offer

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – BALFOUR BEATTY (LUL CONTRACT)

We note the report from our Lead Officer and the graduated pay offer from the company which provides our lowest paid members with a 5.6% pay rise.

We also note that our representatives recommend acceptance of the offer.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company of our acceptance of the offer.

Members to be informed by personal letter and email. LU Engineering Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Tube strike ballot to be held in defense of London Bridge 3

In light of the deplorable treatment of our stations staff members; Brothers Siussi 52 weeks final warning, Sharp 52 weeks final warning, along with Cornel’s summary dismissal and his failed appeal that was an utter miscarriage of justice; We instruct the General Secretary to ballot all grades/members (CSA1, CSA2, CSS, CSM’s & RCI’s but excluding LU Staff Trainers at Ashfield House) based in all station areas and Cover Groups on London Underground for strike action and actions short of a strike.

Piccadilly Line drivers could be balloted if important training isn't reinstated

We note the resolution from our Piccadilly & District West Branch and the sentiments within; and we are completely opposed to the withdrawal of practical training of the very dangerous reversing move on the east bound platform at Kings Cross (reversing east to west), for Piccadilly Line Train Operators.

This exceptionally difficult move has been withdrawn from training purely to save money and it will put the travelling public in danger and put train operators jobs at risk.

Significant gains made in Fleet dispute

We note the report from our Lead Officer following the reps meeting yesterday, and we congratulate our Fleet members, representatives and the Lead Officer on the effective actions short of a strike and negotiations with the company which have led to significant gains being made in this dispute.

In light of these gains we instruct the General Secretary that we remain in dispute but to suspend all actions short of a strike to enable resolution talks at the appropriate level to continue.

Say no to overtime - support the overtime ban - 0001hrs 23November 2016

 

This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the decision to call action and instruct ALL LUL STATION & REVENUE members NOT TO WORK ANY OVERTIME OR REST DAYS from 00:01 hours on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until further notice.

 

New TfL pay offer rejected

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2016 – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (LUL/0001/TFL)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/189/16, 7th July 2016), the Lead Officer met again with the Company and a slightly improved base pay offer was made, which is now 1% backdated to 1st April 2016, up from the previous 0.75%.