RMT Executive decisions
We note the research information on file, and the views expressed by our representatives at our meeting on Monday 8 October. We instruct the General Secretary to publicise this information to members, in particular RMT’s recent submission to the GLA and our raising of this issue in Parliament through a question and Early Day Motion. We ask members to lobby their MPs to support this EDM.
We note the views expressed by our representatives at our meeting on 8 October, and reaffirm the following industrial action, instructing our Victoria line driver members to:
- NOT to recognise the imposed sensitive edge door procedure and to work the previous safer instruction. i.e. go back to the carriage concerned and physically check the cause of activation.
- NOT to sign for the new Defective In Service Instruction (D.I.S.I.) handbook and not to recognise this as a condition of service and to work to the previous D.I.S.I. book.
We note the views expressed by our representatives held on Monday 8 October.
We therefore reaffirm our industrial action, and instruct the General Secretary to ensure:
- a renewed effort to promote and explain the action to drivers.
- regular updates from reps on developments.
- an up-to-date list of platforms with disputed categorisation is produced.
- our stations representatives produce publicity material for station staff, especially supervisors, on this issue and the union’s stance on it.
Any developments to be placed in front of us.
We note the report from the Assistant General Secretary and in accordance with this, instruct our representatives not to agree any new rosters, and instruct our members to take industrial action as follows:
- in the event that management attempt to impose a new roster, to refuse to co-operate with it and to continue to work to the existing roster.
A personal letter is to be sent to all members involved.
London Transport Regional Council, branches and Tube Lines representatives to be advised.
Olympic Recognition and Reward At APD To Be Pursued Further And London Underground Administration Grades Reward To Be ReviewedSubmitted by admin on 11 October, 2012 - 17:14
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd concerning the industrial action by our members in the Power and Electrical Department – APD Stations Group and the response from our representative. We instruct the General Secretary to reply to LUL, explaining that this matter is not resolved to our satisfaction, and to arrange the attendance of the relevant officer at further discussions with the employer.
LUL Uniform Consultation Committee Release Request To Be Addressed As Part Of Review Into Machinery Of NegotiationSubmitted by admin on 11 October, 2012 - 17:08
We note that London Underground’s response to our request for release for our representatives on London Underground’s Uniform Consultative Committee for one day prior to the agenda deadline for the meeting to consult and prepare, and one day to report back.
This issue will now be addressed as part of the forthcoming review of machineries. This decision and associated correspondence is therefore to be added to the file LUL/0005 MACHINERY OF NEGOTIATION AND CONSULTATION – LONDON UNDERGROUND.
We note the report of our lead officer, and seek the views of our Tube Lines Company Council representatives and our LU Engineering and LU Fleet branches.
Responses are to be placed in front of us.
We note the report on file. We are appalled that Tube Lines management are attempting to impose an anti-social roster on our members.
We instruct the General Secretary to organise an immediate ballot for strikes and action short of strikes of the members involved, to the shortest practical time scale, and to send a personal letter to all those being balloted urging them strongly to vote Yes to both questions.
We note the correspondence from London Underground, calling a meeting to discuss the process for conducting the review of the machineries. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that the appropriate officer and representatives attend this meeting, and to provide them with copies of previous decisions on this issue.
We note that while this review was originally of the industrial relations and health & safety machineries, the correspondence from LUL now suggests that it covers other areas
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd and that our branch and representatives refute the company’s stance and confirm that management are still abusing procedures. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to demand an urgent meeting with LUL to attempt to resolve this issue, and to place a report of this meeting in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.