RMT Executive decisions
We note the correspondence from Tube Lines, advising us that members who volunteered to work on Christmas Day and New Year's Day would be paid £333, more than originally intended.
Having consulted with the secretaries of the two branches involved, we note the position.
LT Regional Council, LU Engineering and LU Fleet branches to be advised.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser, attaching a report from our LU Trains Upgrades representatives.
We and our LU trains representatives are concerned that London Underground Ltd may be using the Upgrades set-up to bypass the established Machinery of Negotiation and Consultation. It is not acceptable to us for the employer to discuss all matters concerning the upgrades of three lines with one Upgrades rep to the exclusion of local representatives.
We note the correspondence from London Underground, and also the views reported by our branch.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to monitor the industrial relations situation at Arnos Grove depot.
We note that further discussions have taken place to arrange synchronisation with ASLEF for the Bakerloo line action. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to cancel our industrial action on the Bakerloo line only starting at 00:01 on Thursday 10 January and to begin the action instead at 00:01 on Tuesday 15 January. The industrial action remains the same as in our previous instruction and is to run until further notice; and the timing of the industrial action on the Central line remains unchanged.
We note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council, and share its concern that ‘Wave And Pay’ forms part of London Underground Ltd’s plan to remove ticket office and other station staff.
In line with the resolution, we instruct the General Secretary to:
- contact the Greater London Assembly to find out TfL’s response to the Assembly’s questions, especially where they relate to ticket office staffing
- work with supportive GLA and TfL Board members to maintain ticket office staff on stations
We note the report from our Regional Organiser as to the current situation with Initial’s use of fingerprinting for booking on. Although this is to be ‘voluntary’, with the alternative being telephone booking-on, we continue to oppose the installation of the machines and insist that cleaners book on with the person in charge of the workplace where they are due to work.
ISS Industrial Action
In accordance with the request of our representatives, we instruct all members on this contract to take strike action by not booking on for any duties starting at or after 05:30 on Monday 31 December 2012 and to return to duties starting at or after 05:30 on Wednesday 2 January 2013.
We instruct the General Secretary to:
• send a personal letter by post to all members involved, explaining this action.
• email our London Underground members, urging their support for this action.
We note the correspondence from London Underground regarding the time allowance for detrainment of the S Stock. This union insists that all workers should have adequate time to carry out the tasks involved in their job.
We instruct the General Secretary to obtain reports as to progress on this issue, and on the issue of time for train preparation, through the Machinery of Negotiation and Consultation and to place these in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council, branches and representatives to be advised.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the support of our Company Council representatives, and accordingly endorse the increased level of representation.
We instruct the General Secretary to immediately advise the company of our acceptance, and to write to our Tube Lines members informing them of this improvement in RMT’s representation.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
We note the correspondence from London Underground regarding its intention to deploy Circle and Hammersmith drivers to work on Metropolitan line track at Wembley Park sidings. The union totally rejects this, and will not accept any form of cross-line working.
Further, this adds to the evidence that LUL intends to use the introduction of the new ‘S’ stock to reduce maintenance frequencies and to deploy drivers, service control staff and others across more than one line. This threatens jobs, safety and service standards. We instruct the General Secretary to: