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)
RMT Executive decisions
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%.
DRIVERLESS TESTING, JUBILEE LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)
The following resolution was recently received from the London Transport Regional Council:-
“Jubilee South Branch has been made aware that testing has taken place on the Jubilee Line whereby trains were moved without the need of the operator to ‘activate’ the cab before using ATO buttons.
PAY FRAMEWORK – LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM (TfL/10/2)
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, DRIVERS, HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/092/16, 4th April 2016), the Company was informed of a dispute situation due to a number of issues affecting members on the Hammersmith & City Line including breaches of the attendance at work policy, an overbearing management team, refusal to release reps for meetings and misuse of the disciplinary policy.
DISCIPLINARY/SPAD PROCEDURE, SHUNTERS – TUBE LINES AP JNP (LUL/4/4)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/189/16, 7th July 2016), the ballot has concluded with the following result:-
Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?
Total Votes Cast 56
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 52
Number Voting ‘No’ 4
Spoilt Papers 0
Question: Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?
NEC Report 28.7.16 John Reid
DOO Dispute GTR Southern Rail/Scot Rail
Continuing disputes in both these areas due to vicious management. Our Region offers its full support to comrades in these areas, and we will give all physical and financial assistance as required.
EVERY JOB MATTERS- DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/0051/16, 3rd March 2016), the contents of the resolution I reported to you has highlighted that our members’ concerns and the impact on the machinery of negotiation as a result of “Fit for the Future – Stations” remain very much in evidence. Therefore, the matter was again subject to consideration by your National Executive Committee, which has reiterated this union’s opposition to the concept of Fit for the Future, which the NEC notes has so far resulted in:
REPORT TO THE LTRC 28/04/16 FROM JOHN REID NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEMBER
LEON Rest In Peace
Leon was an exceptional trade unionist and socialist who built the membership of our Region. He was a man of action who involved himself in every dispute and as a brilliant speaker added to every debate and discussion. He was a lovely person and will be missed by us all.
My thoughts are with his family.
Rest In Peace Leon.
CHANGES TO CLEANING OPERATIONS – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT) (DLR/15/4)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/111/16, 14th April 2016), members are congratulated for an overwhelming ‘YES’ vote for taking strike action and action short of a strike. Following consultation with the DLR Branch and Lead Officer, the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to instruct all RMT Cleaner and Cleaning Supervisor members at Interserve (KAD) NOT TO BOOK ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-