Council of Executives Member's Report, 8/2/11
Submitted by Janine on 8 February, 2011 - 16:00
- Taxis – 15-year age limits – see decision
- Thales – election of reps on LT contract
- DLR – awaiting outcome of legal appeal (held this week, but decision may not be given immediately); progress made in talks
- Olympics – Regional Organiser to report to LTRC Exec
- LU machinery of negotiation – more discussion required before accepting CMO machinery; outstanding issues on COO machinery tabled for Company Council – if no result there, then refer to ACAS
- Victoria Line sensitive edge – membership information prepared for ballot; awaiting DLR appeal
- Power Control Room and TACs – referendum result due tomorrow
- TfL – redundancies in Internal Audit
- have visited new reps’ class at WEA
- I raised the issue of Egypt at a Council of Executives meeting
- LU has replied to RMT’s enquiry about pay/lieu leave for the additional public holiday on April 29
- LU job cuts – OSP now implemented; intend to propose boycott of enhanced AFM functionality; views welcome on ongoing ‘action short’; success in challenging discrimination against part-timers; others being displaced encouraged to appeal; phoneline for incidents; personal letter to station staff members from GS; need to update membership records; reviews progressing
- LU pay – meeting held with TSSA and Unite to agree joint claim; to be discussed at Company Council
- LU victimisations – Peter Hartshorn reinstated; Bakerloo and Morden & Oval branches considering more strikes for Eamonn and Arwyn; views welcome on possible escalation; LTRC public meeting 17/2/11; personal letter from GS to all members
Janine Booth, 8/2/11
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TUBE UNION RMT warned today London Assembly members risk unleashing the biggest wave of industrial action on London Underground in 30 years after City Hall politicians lined up this morning to attack basic tube workers' rights including pensions and passes.
S Stock tube drivers on Hammersmith and City and Circle lines to take action over attack on working...
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that driver members at a range of depots serving the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines will be taking industrial action in a dispute arising from the introduction of the new S Stock fleet.
In separate ballots conducted over the past two weeks, tube drivers, cleaners and TFL electricians and engineers have voted overwhelmingly for action in a series of disputes over attacks on agreements and working conditions, pay and threatened redundancies.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: 'This is another blast of bad news to hit Jubilee Line users after the repeated problems with the fleet and the automated operating system.
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that electricians and engineers working for contractors Mitie on the TFL contract are to be balloted for strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over redundancies and unilateral changes to working conditions.