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

RMT Alarmed At Possibility Of Redundancies At Mitie

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CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLE REDUNDANCIES – MITIE (TFL CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)

“We note the report from the Assistant General Secretary and are appalled that fraud was committed in the compilation of the business case and that this employer intends to go ahead with redundancies anyway.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:-

  • Seek press coverage of this situation
  • Seek urgent legal advice on our options for putting a stop to these redundancies going ahead

Tube Lines Strike Suspended For Meetings On Pension & Travel Equality

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We note the report of our representatives’ meeting, and further note that a meeting with the employer is due to take place on 8 March regarding our demands for travel equality, and a further meeting towards the end of March regarding our demand for pensions equality.

Tube Lines Strike Suspended

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We note the report on file from our lead officer and in line with the unanimous view of our Company
Council representatives, we instruct the General Secretary to suspend the industrial action (strike and
overtime ban) due to start on Friday 15 February.

We note that Tube Lines is to cost our demands for pension and travel equality by the end of March.

Joint Union Statement Calls For Tube Lines Pensions Parity

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We note the response to the joint statement from all four trade unions advocating that all Tube Lines employees be allowed to join the TfL Pension Scheme. While we are pursuing our demand for pensions equality through a dispute and negotiations with Tube Lines, we believe that it is valid for the Working Group to support our position based on the strength of the Scheme and affordability, and instruct the General Secretary to reply accordingly.

Tube Lines Bosses Consider Reps Roster

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We note the report from our lead officer on file, that management are considering an alternative roster
submitted by our representative. We instruct the General Secretary to place management’s response in front of us when received, together with the views of our representatives.

London Transport Regional Council and LU Engineering branch to be advised.

Job Cuts part 2: What's happening Where You Work?

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This is the second part of a two part article taken from our newsletter on fighting job cuts. You can download it from here or request copies here

Fleet
LUL is deliberately moving to a system of less frequent maintenance of the train fleet. They want us to make checks on equipment such as tripcocks far less often. Examinations have already been moved from every 14 days to 28 days, and management plan to change daily checks to once every 60 days, and have us check the new stock just every 60 days. They also plan to reduce Hammersmith depot to little more than a stabling yard, cutting jobs and displacing staff, and to use the introduction of new trains as a pretext to do away with long-established rosters and working practices.

These cuts will inevitably lead to more failures and risk to passengers and staff, but management only care about saving money. They plan to do that by cutting our jobs and reducing their wage bill.

Transport For London Pension Fund Valuation

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This letter is from the Pensions Working Group 'staff-side' of RMT, ASLEF, TSSA and Unite, to the human resources director of TfL.

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON PENSION FUND 2012 TRIENNAL ACTUARIAL VALUATION RESULTS

Folíowìng the Pensions Working Group (PWG) Staff Side meeting held on 14th January 2013 it is requested that you consider the following:

Your Right To Be Paid Annual Leave During Sickness

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From General Secretary Bob Crow

In my circular No NP/185/12 dated 10th August 2012 (Sick Workers and Annual Leave Ref: LA/185/12) I set out members’ entitlement to receive payment or carry over their leave entitlement where they had been unable to take this due to illness.

This was as a result of the decision of the Court of Appeal that, regardless of whether a worker is employed by a public or private employer, if a worker is unable or unwilling to take the four weeks’ annual leave conferred by regulation 13 of the Working Time Regulations owing to sickness (i) he or she must be allowed to take it at another time

Tube Lines Pays Increased Christmas Bonus

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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.
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RMT Insist On Maintaining Or Improving Release For Reps So Members Can Be Properly Represented

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We note the resolution from our LU Fleet branch.

During the forthcoming review, we will insist on maintaining or improving the total amount of release afforded to our representatives, and will seek a more even and appropriate distribution of release across the representatives in various functions. Every member in every grade should have access to reps with release that makes them available when required.

This matter is to be placed in front of us when further responses are received from branches and representatives.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

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