LUL Revenue Control
The latest edition of RMT London Calling Newsletter has been released. You can view or download it below.
In this edition:
- Job cuts: Now LU tears up machinery of negotiation
- Why has LU got to save money?
- Olympic robbery
- Still seeking justice for the 33
- ISS wants Cleaners to Pay for New Contract with LU
- RCIs Move Closer To Unprecedented Strike Ballot
- LT Regional Secretary, John Reid, in Camden Council Election Campaign
- LTRC Officers 2013
Industial relations within the Revenue dept sank to an all time low last week with an appalling attack on the RMT reps within the dept, by the centurian manager, in an email to all staff.
The email, full of gross untuths, misleading suggestions and anti union retoric, lays bare the depts full contempt for the RMT and the machinary.
Since last september, RMT reps have , via the level one process, agreed in good faith, arrangements to enhance work life balance and other issues, only to then see the arrangements made, regulary ignored by DRCMs and Centurian managers.
As many know, London Underground is in the process of engineering another jobs attack. The RMT is taking a proactive stance in preparations for the changes, and part of this is to renew solidarity amongst all grades. Now more than ever it is vital that we reinvigorate our members and show an energised union presence in the workplace.
A major opportunity to do this is at our monthly Station Staff Recruitment and Retention day. I write you to request that you would send some representatives from your group and branch to our next Station Staff Recruitment and Retention day.
Attached is London Undergrounds 'Discipline at work procedure 2004' and the 'Discipline Support Pack.
LUL management’s actions are creating problems for staff in all functions. RMT will be producing a series of leaflets giving detail, information and advice for members in each area. Here is a summary:
Station staff have been hammered since OSP slashed staffing level. Even if some posts are restored, management’s plan is to stretch us further and work us even harder.
To prepare for this, management are leaving duties uncovered, vacancies unfilled and station unstaffed, and repeatedly try to get staff to work outside the rules.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser attaching responses from our representatives. We welcome the news that the situation is improving and issues are being addressed, but having discussed the matter with our representatives, we are disappointed that some problems continue.
We instruct the General Secretary to continue to monitor the situation, to seek regular reports from our representatives, and to ensure that our revenue control members are kept informed.
London Transport Regional Council, branches and Revenue Control representatives to be advised.
We note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council, and share its concern that ‘Wave And Pay’ forms part of London Underground Ltd’s plan to remove ticket office and other station staff.
In line with the resolution, we instruct the General Secretary to:
- contact the Greater London Assembly to find out TfL’s response to the Assembly’s questions, especially where they relate to ticket office staffing
- work with supportive GLA and TfL Board members to maintain ticket office staff on stations
Revenue control members across London underground are looking at what action to take in response to several issues now impacting the deparment. They include:
- Christmas Leave being cancelled, even though already agreed
- Duty mangers trying their hardest not to grant requests for odd days leave
- Flexible working and mutual swaps being ripped up
- Staff being coerced to break the framework to take part in special exercises
- Morale at an all-time low
RMT STATION & REVENUE GRADES COMMITTEE
• Next meeting 27 September 2102 1430 at the Exmouth Arms, Star St, NW1
• Come along and hear your level 2/Tier 2 reps report back.
• Discuss where we go after the Olympics
• Defend Ticket office jobs
• How the nomination process could affect you
• It’s your union, your job come along and have your say
ALL GRADES UNITED
SOLIDARITY WINS WORKPLACE JUSTICE
Attached is a leaflet we have put together to help recruit to RMT on stations. We hope you find it useful. For full details of the organising day email us.
Dear RMT stations and revenue reps,
Stations and revenue organising day, Thursday 23rd August
Join us for the Stations and Revenue Grades Committee meeting, 1430, Thursday 23rd August, at the Exmouth Arms, near Euston.