RMT To Take Further Action On 'TrainPeople' Members Concerns
We note the issues raised by a member who works for the agency ‘Trainpeople’, the legal advice received, and that this employer argues that it is exempt from regulations concerning agency workers, as it is using the ‘Swedish Derogation Model’. We instruct the General Secretary to:
- provide our legal adviser with the further information requested, and place in front of us the further advice that will result
- provide full support to this member and others who are challenging the unacceptable practices of this and other agencies
- prepare a briefing for GGC members about the ‘Swedish Derogation Model’ issue and its implications for our members
We further note reports from our members of non-payment of wages by Trainpeople to our members on the Bakerloo line. We instruct the General Secretary to urgently obtain further details of this, and demand that Trainpeople pay any outstanding wages and commit to pay wages on time in future.
We further note correspondence on file containing allegations regarding the directors of Trainpeople. We instruct the General Secretary to establish the facts surrounding this.
We reiterate our stance that we believe that all transport workers should have secure contracts of employment, directly employed by an integrated, publicly-owned public transport system. We instruct the General Secretary to draft a report on the use of agency workers in our industries and proposals for organising them.
Any developments to be placed in front of us. Regional Councils and branches to be advised.