Olympics & Paralympics 2012, RMT Executive decisions
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd attempting to justify the non-payment of the end-of-year £100 CSS bonus to staff. None of the documentation provided by the company shows this union agreeing to, or even being advised of, this policy.
We instruct the General Secretary to table this for urgent discussion at LUL Company Council and to seek the support of the other LUL trade unions for the restoration of this £100 stolen from our members by their employer.
We note the report from our representatives’ meeting, and are appalled that many of our members have received an RPI-only pay rise for this year while their workmates on both TfL and LUL have received RPI+0.5%. This adds insult to the injury of having received no Olympics payment.
We note that RMT rejected this pay deal but that other trade unions agreed it.
We instruct the General Secretary to:
- raise this issue with TfL as a matter of urgency, and escalate it through the machinery as far as is necessary
We note the responses on file from our admin grade members, who are dissatisfied with LUL’s implementation of its Olympic reward policy. We further note that there is no copy on file of the letter to LUL instructed by our decision of 12 December 2012, and instruct the General Secretary to place in front of us this letter and any reply received.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd, which merely tells us the structure of 'rewards' for admin staff, not the level at which they were paid out in recognition of the extra workload during the Olympics.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to write again to LUL, asking specifically: what opportunity it gave staff to nominate; how many nominations were received; and how many awards of each category were granted.
Olympic Recognition and Reward At APD To Be Pursued Further And London Underground Administration Grades Reward To Be ReviewedSubmitted by admin on 11 October, 2012 - 17:14
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd concerning the industrial action by our members in the Power and Electrical Department – APD Stations Group and the response from our representative. We instruct the General Secretary to reply to LUL, explaining that this matter is not resolved to our satisfaction, and to arrange the attendance of the relevant officer at further discussions with the employer.
From General Secretary Bob Crow
The above matter has been considered again by the General Grades Committee and has taken the following decision:-
“That we note the report from the General Secretary and accordingly instruct the General Secretary to call on our Senior Technicians, Electricians, Team Leaders and Work Controller members within the Power and Electrical Department APD Stations Group , London Underground Ltd to take action short of strike action by not working any overtime from 06.00 hrs on Friday 7th September until 23.59 Sunday 9th September 2012. A Personal Letter to be sent to all members informing them of our decision. LU Engineering Branch to be advised. “
We note the report on progress in negotiations, and affirm that pursuing further talks, rather than industrial action, is the way forward on this issue.
London Transport Regional Council and LU Engineering branch to be advised.
from RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
Following consultation with our lead officer and representatives, we instruct all London Underground members to take action short of strike action starting at 00:01 on Friday 27 July and continuing until further notice, as follows:
- All members to not co-operate in any way with the counting of Incident Customer Service Assistants (ICSAs) towards the minimum number of staff on duty for a station to be open to passengers.
- Members acting as ICSAs to withdraw from the station and refuse to be counted
We note the correspondence from TfL and the legal advice on file.
We instruct the General Secretary to cancel the strike action on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July, and instead instruct all our members covered by this dispute to take strike action as follows: not to book on for any duty starting on or after 07:00 on Friday 3 August, returning to duties starting on or after 07:00 on Saturday 4 August.