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)

Finsbury Park branch resolution issues raised with company

Subject: WORKING ARRANGEMENTS, NIGHT TUBE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the resolution from Finsbury Park Branch and instruct the General Secretary to raise all the issues contained within the resolution with the company, and to report back to this NEC, branches and members on any progress made and on which matters remain outstanding.

We note that the last paragraph regarding Night Tube representation is currently being dealt with.

Night Tube Members to be advised.

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

Talks scheduled in Transplant train prep payment dispute

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the letter from the company.

We instruct the General Secretary to suspend all industrial action in light of scheduled talks in the new year.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to place a report back on progress in scheduled talks in front of this NEC no later than the third week in January 2018.

Members to be advised by email and text.

LU Fleet Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Progress made in Transplant pay parity dispute

Subject: PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE/STORES STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the letter from the company.

We instruct the General Secretary to suspend all industrial action in light of progress made in negotiations.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to place a report back on progress in scheduled talks in front of this NEC no latter than the third week in January 2018.

Members to be advised by email and text.

LU Fleet Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

TOPRA change is attack on junior drivers

We note the report from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the  recently changes to the TOPRA/TOSCA agreements; which clearly amount to an attack on our more recently employed Driver Members and the introduction of a discriminatory two tier approach for addressing SPADs.

We instruct the General Secretary to run a campaign of information on this issue, additionally to call a meeting of all train representatives consulting them on all
approaches up to and including the potential of a ballot for industrial actions.

Train prep payment ballot returns a strong yes vote

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF

LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the overwhelming turnout and ballot result and the resolve shown by our members.

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:  32

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                       32 (100%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:             29 (90.6%)

Transplant pay parity ballot returns a yes vote, smashing anti-strike laws

Subject: PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE/STORES STAFF LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP

We note the overwhelming turnout and ballot result and the resolve shown by our members.

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:    52

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                       46  (88.5%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:             41  (89.1%)

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:              5

ISS KAD DLR strike ballot called after company disregards union's serious concerns

We note the report from the Lead Officer and correspondence from our Docklands Light Railway Branch; and that despite the union declaring a dispute back on the 4th October 2017, undertakings and promises made in talks by the company and prompts from our DLR Branch; that the company is disregarding our serious concerns and security issues.

This breakdown in industrial relations recklessly embarked on by the company is matched and exceeded by our members resolve to have their concerns addressed to their complete satisfaction.

Strike ballot called over Christmas working arrangements

We note the resolution from our LU Engineering Branch regarding the appalling treatment of our members in Asset Operations when it comes to recognising the severe impact that Christmas working has on family life.

We also note that payments are available for all or part of this period in other areas such as Major Projects, Tube Lines and for Train Drivers and this NEC agree with our branches demand at least parity and recognition for working these days.