Our Rep, Our Choice!
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NOW LUL WANTS TO CHOOSE YOUR REP FOR YOU!
It appears that LUL have now decided that they will choose who can and cannot be a local rep. Management has refused to recognise IR rep Jason Moriarty after RMT head office had notified the director of employee relations as per normal protocol of his return as local IR rep.
An e mail was sent to Management at Stratford from Employee relations stating "I am of the view that he cannot be rep again" and "There is no recognition rights for RMT at north Greenwich."
This is of course nonsense as there has been an RMT IR rep at North Greenwich since it opened and the
collective bargaining agreement is very clear about who can be a rep:
3.1 Candidates for appointment as local representatives must:
(i) be currently employed by London Underground and be working within the constituency in question;
(ii) be a member of a relevant trades union party to this Agreement;
3.2 Any employee who satisfies the requirements of 3.1 (i) and (ii) will be qualified to be nominated as a local representative.
Jason is a rostered North Greenwich driver and has been for 12 years and he is definitely a member of the
RMT and has been for 15 years so certainly meets the requirements as laid out in the agreement.
This is not only an attack on Jason and the RMT members at North Greenwich and Stratford who he represents but also an attack on all members of any trade union on London underground.
The idea that the management can veto the decision of a trade unions branch and its members as to who they can have as a rep is quite absurd and unacceptable. The RMT will not tolerate any management attempts at interfering with union decisions and will not accept any other solution but that Jason is given full recognition and allowed to represent his members.
All Jubilee South RMT members should contact Jason Moriarty their rep before having any meetings with
NEXT JUBILEE SOUTH BRANCH MEETING
WEDNESDAY 5 SEPT ( PAYDAY) 1600hrs
BLUE EYED MAID BOROUGH HIGH ST JUST UP THE ROAD FROM LONDON BRIDGE STATION
Come along and have you say, raise any issues you have or just find out about the current issues affecting your workplace.