APD Stations Group Power and Electrical Department To Take Industrial Action
We are seriously concerned that this [change to shifts] ...could lead to members working more days or longer hours. - Bob Crow
From General Secretary Bob Crow
It has been brought to our attention that London Underground are in breach of the spirit of our Olympic Agreement in terms of the rostering arrangements within the APD Stations Group Power and Electrical Department.
Our members within this group are rostered to do 12 hour shifts giving cover for electrical faults across LUL during the Olympic and Paralympic period. Management have incorporated a one hour unpaid meal break into this roster which has been rejected by our reps. The custom and practice for those “on call” covered by the Signals Framework Agreement area is for a 30 minute unpaid meal break. We are seriously concerned that this has the potential to impact on all rosters across the Signals Framework area and could lead to members working more days or longer hours.
Having consulted with the local branch and representatives, the General Grades Committee has decided to call our members who work as Electricians, Senior Technicians, Team Leaders and Work Controllers within the APD Stations Group Power and Electrical Department to take the following industrial action short of a strike:
Not to work any overtime from 06.00 hours on Friday 7th September 2012 until 23.59 hours on Sunday 9th September 2012
A meeting will be held with the company this week to try to resolve the matter and I shall be sure to keep members fully informed of any developments.
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