London Underground's Attempt To Change 'Attendance At Work' Procedure Without Consultation Unacceptable to RMT
From General Secretary Bob Crow
I write to advise branches that I have received reports from our representatives that there have been instances where case conferences have been chaired outside the current agreed attendance procedure. This matter has now been considered by the General Grades Committee and has taken the following decision:-
“We note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council and share our Regional Council’s concerns.
We instruct our London Underground representatives to not take part in case conferences where there is a breach of procedure and the Employing Manager is not present.
We also share our Regional Council’s view that it is not acceptable for LUL to simply change a policy or procedure by letter, without consultation. We note that in Decision Gww 19 July 2011, we noted similar actions from LUL regarding its ‘command and control review’ and created a file, ‘Failure to consult/negotiate on policy changes - London Underground’. We instruct the General Secretary to place this file in front of us for consideration.
London Transport Regional Council, branches with London Underground members, and all London Underground representatives to be advised.”
Therefore all London Underground representatives are instructed not take part in case conferences where there is a breach of procedure and the employing manager is not present.
I am currently acting in accordance with the rest of the decision and will update branches on further developments.