Olympics & Paralympics 2012, RMT Executive decisions
We note the report on the problems experienced in holding a demonstration on 27 July as instructed by the GGC on 19 July. We are appalled that the right to protest is being curtailed under the pretext of a sporting event, and that the Olympic area is designated ‘private property’ when the Olympics is a major public event funded by public money.
We note the ongoing efforts to identify alternative venues for a demonstration and instruct the General Secretary to place a report in front of us once an alternative is identified.
Members in Oyster Business Support, Lost Property Office, London Transport Museum and the Travel Information Centres are: not to book on for any duty starting on or after 07:00 on Friday 27 July, returning to work for duties starting on or after 07:00 on Saturday 28 July
Members in the Travel Information Contact Centres based at Pier Walk and Albany House which are termed First Contact Telephony for Oyster, Surface, Buses and London Underground are to strike between the following hours: Friday 27 July 10:00- 12:00; Friday 27 July 21:00-23:00; Saturday 28 July 01:00-03:00
We note the resolution from Stratford no.1 branch and share our branch’s concern as to the shambolic security and safety arrangements for the Olympics.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:
- immediately contact transport authorities and employers in London asking for these concerns to be addressed as a matter of urgency
- circulate to all members in the affected area advice on their legal right to refuse to work on the grounds of health and safety concerns
London Underground Members Vote For Action Short Of Strike To Prevent Casualisation Of Jobs During The Olympics And AfterSubmitted by admin on 20 July, 2012 - 02:16
That we note the result of the ballot for action short of strikes is as follows:-
|Total votes cast||1,954|
|Number voting “Yes”||1682 (86.3% of valid vote)|
|Number voting “No”||267|
Carlisle Cleaning And Security Workers On The Docklands Light Railway Give Massive Mandate For Industrial ActionSubmitted by admin on 20 July, 2012 - 01:54
That we note the result of the ballots for both strikes and action short of strikes is as follows:-
|Total votes cast||32|
|Number voting “Yes”||31 (96.9% of valid vote)|
|Number voting “No”||1|
London Cycle Hire 'Boris Bike' Members To Strike Over Olympic Opening Weekend Following Overwhelming Yes VoteSubmitted by admin on 20 July, 2012 - 01:28
That we note the result of the ballot for strikes is as follows:-
We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and that significant progress has been made in talks, leading to a new offer being tabled by the employer, including:
- payments to employees to compensate for the change in annual leave allocation from a number of days to an equivalent number of hours
- improved shift allowances
- an Olympics payment of £20 per day, maximum £680
- 1% pay rise
That we note the correspondence from our Regional Organiser on file and the letter from Thales dated the 13th July 2012 and that this matter remains unresolved.
Therefore we reiterate our previous decision to call industrial action as stated in our decision GWW 11th July 2012.
Further should Thales mount a legal challenge, the General Secretary is instructed to provide all necessary assistance to defend the decision of our members to take industrial action.
Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and are appalled that Emcor Rail have refused to make any financial offer to our members for Olympics working.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to immediately conduct a ballot for strikes and action short of strikes, notice to be given today, the ballot to commence on 18 July and close on 27 July, ballot papers to be sent first class, and a personal letter to be sent to all members involved urging them to vote Yes to both questions.
We link this file to the file OLYMPIC RECOGNITION AND REWARD – TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
RMT Ends Dispute With MJ Quinn Following Olympic Bonus And Pay Increment, Whilst Telent Dispute Suspended For Further TalksSubmitted by admin on 5 July, 2012 - 04:18
We note the resolutions from our LU Engineering branch, and in line with these, we instruct the General Secretary to:
- advise MJ Quinn that following its Olympic bonus, pay increment and relaxation of
leave restriction, we are no longer in dispute with the company on this contract
- cancel the ballot of our members on this MJ Quinn contract
- advise our members of this decision
- keep our ballot of our members on Telent in suspension
- place in front of us reports on further talks with Telent and reports from our branch as
to members’ views