RMT to Prepare Possible Legal Challenge to LU 'Rainbow' Attendance Policy
RMT General Grades Committee decision:
We note the legal advice received on this matter.
While we are disappointed that our advisers believe that there is no legal avenue to compel London Underground to allow trade union representatives to accompany members at Rainbow Attendance Review meetings, we welcome the advice that it may be possible to pursue legal claims arising from London Underground Ltd’s apparent unilateral change to its attendance policy.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:
- provide our legal adviser with the additional information that he has requested
- ask branches to suggest possible members’ cases for legal action
- send a circular to all our London Underground representatives asking for an up-to-date report on how the company is using the Rainbow Attendance procedure in their area.
Any responses to be placed back in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council and branches with London Underground members to be advised.