LUL Asset Performance Directorate, Tube Lines, Alstom, LU Engineering branch, LU Fleet branch
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – EXTERION MEDIA (LUL/0001)
Negotiations for our members’ pay claim have concluded and the following offer has been accepted by the GGC:-
- A 2% increase backdated to 1st April 2015.
The Company has been informed of our acceptance and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity. The outstanding issues will be dealt with in three months’ time at a formal meeting with the Company and our representatives.
Branches will be aware that we have been in dispute with London Underground over the plan to use of Agency staff to undertake training. This action by management was in breach of the Fleet Core Work Agreement and the training organisation agreement reached in discussions at ACAS. On top of this there had been a total lack of consultation over this important issue.
Today (Monday) I'm attending talks with LUL about our joint dispute with Unite over the outsourcing of LUL jobs (in training) to agency on the Fleet project Heavy Overhaul Programe Lift (HOPL).
This is a major project to overhaul the Central line rolling stock - trains. This project is being used as a Trogan horse to outsource directly employed staff.
RMT and Unite are fighting this tooth and nail and currently we have an overtime ban right across the Fleet membership on LUL.
We have other 'action short' industrial action too.
Dear RMT members
Most of you will be aware that we have had a number of magnificent ballot results where members in our union in LUL as well as all of the other tube unions have voted overwhelmingly to fight back. We have four current disputes in LUL:
1. Pay and Night tube
2. Every job matters - defending jobs on London Underground
3. M Door safety alarm procedures - Jubilee Line
4. Introduction of Agency trainers - London Underground
Introduction of Agency Trainers, Fleet – London Underground
Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, the ballot has now concluded with members voting as follows:-
Are you prepared to take strike action?
Total Votes Cast 368
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 252
Number Voting ‘No’ 112
Spoilt Papers 4
Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?
Total Votes Cast 368
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 335
Number Voting ‘No’ 29
Spoilt Papers 4
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – THALES TRANSPORT & SECURITY (GTS) (LUL/14/2)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/144/15, 4th June 2015), the revised GTS Rostering Rules and Guidelines, which represent an improvement on previous agreements, have been received. This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted the views of our Reps, and the Company has been informed of our acceptance of this agreement.
COMPULSORY OVERTIME, TRANSPLANT DRIVERS (RUISLIP DEPOT) – TUBE LINES (LUL/8/10)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/144/15, 4th June 2015) and following discussions with management, this matter has been resolved and transplant trains paths will be rewritten to enable members to finish their shift at the correct time. This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted the reports on file and taken the decision to continue to monitor the situation.
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 and NIGHT RUNNING
Ballot opens in disputes over tube night running, pay, staffing and use of agency staff
Balloting will begin amongst RMT members today in a series of disputes on London Underground, including the dispute over pay and night running, as the union warned that working conditions, pay, jobs and safety are facing an almost unprecedented assault which has united all four tube unions in a campaign of resistance.
Ballot papers will be distributed today, with voting closing on the 30th June, in separate industrial action votes over the following:
PENSIONS AND PASSES – TUBE LINES
I refer to my previous Circular NP/002/14, 9th January 2014, as you will recall the RMT has been having a long running dispute with LUL in respect of former employees of Tube Lines being refused the same pension and travel rights as other LUL workers.