London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ISSUES – NEW TUBE LINES CONTRACT – ISS
That we note the ballot result for both strike action and action short of strikes is follows:-
Total votes cast - 77
Number voting “Yes” - 77 (100%)
Number voting “No” - 0
Spoilt Papers - 0
We congratulate our members on their determination to fight against this employer’s attacks on their working conditions. We further note the recent significant increase in RMT membership and commend our representatives for achieving this.
BREACHES OF AGREEMENTS AND FAILURE TO ADDRESS REASONABLE CONCERNS – DRIVERS - PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND
That we note the ballot result is as follows:-
Are you willing to take strike action?
Total votes cast ...203...
Number voting “Yes” ...182...(89.7%)............
Number voting “No” ....21.................
Spoilt Papers .....0...............
S STOCK ISSUES – LONDON UNDERGROUND
That we note the ballot results are as follows:-
Are you willing to take action short of strike action (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan
Total votes cast ...85................
Number voting “Yes”...80...(94.1%)............
Number voting “No”...5.................
Are you willing to take strike action (Hammersmith and Edgware Road drivers)?
Total votes cast...49...............
Number voting “Yes”...41...(83.7%).............
Strike action ballots return strong yes votes from ISS cleaners, drivers on the Piccadilly and sub surface depots, and maintenance workers on TfL contract with Mitie
RMT today confirmed a ballot for strike action of Train Operators and Instructor Operators on the Piccadilly Line, in response to London Underground riding roughshod over agreements and abusing a range of agreed policies and procedures, has shown a massive nine to one vote in favour.
We welcome the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council, and share its firm opposition to the TfL Pension Fund suspending transfers into the fund. This decision threatens the stability of the Fund and removes important rights from some of our members.
We also agree that ‘suspending’ a rule for six years is an undemocratic manoeuvre to avoid the process of changing the rules.
We note that further talks have taken place on this matter, and that the employer has drafted proposed constituencies.
We further note the request from the employer for our membership numbers. We authorise the lead officer to provide these numbers through an appropriate method, for example through the auspices of ACAS. We require and expect the company to reciprocally provide us with the numbers of employees in each of its proposed constituencies.
Reports and developments to be placed in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council and TfL no.1 branch to be advised.
Your representatives and senior LUL management met today to discuss the issues surrounding the introduction of S Stock trains.
The following items were discussed.
If the company press machine is to be believed, stations and in particular the stations on the outskirts of the underground network are ghost stations. Whereby there is very little need for station staff, staff there sit around drinking tea and watch Jeremy Kyle all day. Customers come and go as they please using all this wonderful modern technology such as etop up; wide aisle gates and help points. No need for station staff they say.
In this edition:
- Piccadilly dispute latest
- Tube lines dispute
- Update on Rainbow Sickness Process from Stations Functional Council Reps
- Fighting for the 33
- Support ISS Cleaners
- Supervisor Cuts and Wider use of ICSAs Will be Resisted
- Thermal Comfort Survey
In this edition:
- LUL Refuses to Discuss Future Station Plans at Stations Functional Council
- It’s Official: BNS is made up by Management
- RMT Says No to Split Shifts
- Your RMT Stations Functional reps