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LUL Asset Performance Directorate, Tube Lines, Alstom, LU Engineering branch, LU Fleet branch

In The Press: Tube Maintenance Workers To Strike For Three Days

There has been widespread coverage in the media, following RMT Tube Lines members strong call for strike action to fight for pensions parity with their colleagues across LUL.

Why RMT Will Not Sell Our Framework Agreements

  • What is RMT calling for?

  • What are Framework Agreements?
  • Why are Framework Agreements important?
  • So why does LU want to change our Framework Agreements or encourage us to break them?

    Read more to find out the answers to these and several other questions.

  • Tube Lines Strikes To Begin On April 24th

    The Tube Lines ballot has had an excellent result with 80% of those taking part voting yes to strike action to fight for equal passes and pensions.

    RMT Have Rejected LUL's 'Ludicrous' Olympic Offer

    The RMT describes London Undergrounds latest Olympic offer as ludicrous as it expects us to co-operate in the implementation of 'agreements' we are not a party to.

    Four To One Vote For Strike Action On Tube Lines In Fight For Pension’s Justice

    TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed a four to one vote for strike action in a ballot of Tube Lines staff in support of a dispute over pensions and benefits justice.

    LU Olympics Working: Update from ACAS Talks

    At ACAS talks today, RMT stated that we wished to discuss with LU management how to deliver the staffing arrangements needed in all grades to provide London with the transport service it needs in order to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games a success. We stated that RMT believes that this can be achieved within the parameters of existing agreements, and would explain to LU management how this could be done, expecting management to consider these proposals and give its views.

    Olympic Recognition And Reward – Transport For London

    We note the report from our Regional Organiser. At ACAS yesterday (26 March), RMT made clear that in
    order to proceed with talks we need a statement from management that no RMT members will be forced to break Framework Agreements. This has not yet been forthcoming from management, and until it is, all talks are adjourned.

    RMT Rejects London Underground Olympics Offer

    RMT General Grades Committee decision:

    We note that a well-attended meeting of our London Underground representatives unanimously recommended rejection of London Underground’s Olympics offer, taking the firm view that any offer should be for all grades and that there should not be any changes to the rules governing working conditions set out in the Framework Agreements. We therefore reject London Underground’s offer.

    RMT Confirms Timetable For Industrial Action Ballot On Tube Lines Over Pensions And Staff Travel

    TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed the timetable on a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike on Tube Lines.

    Ballot papers will be sent out to RMT members at Tube Lines, including ex-Alstom Stratford Market depot staff, on the 20th March with the ballot closing on the 16th April. RMT is calling for a massive yes vote for industrial action to back the union’s demand for equal pension and travel-pass rights.

    London Underground's Olympic Offer: full details

    Attached to this post, you will find London Underground's letter to RMT setting out the company's offer to staff for Olympic working, consisting of:

    • a letter from LU
    • a document giving its 'flexibility' demands
    • and an appendix for each of the four functions affected
      • Asset Performance Directorate
      • Stations and Revenue Control
      • Service Control including Duty Reliability Managers
      • Operational Managers in COO and APD, including Network Operational Learning Trainers
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