Trainpeople - Justice For The 33
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has not given up the fight to have the 33 RMT members sacked by LUL given permanent jobs
He will be at the demo on Monday to heap pressure on the bosses at 55 Broadway
Justice for the 33 campaign. Sack the agency not the workers.
Please come and support RMT members who worked for over 5 years on LUL but have now been dropped by after being promised permanent jobs
May 20 2013 0800 - 1000
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In This Issue:
- YM Conference
- Edinburgh Recruitment
- Chairman’s Report
- President's Welcome
- Union learning
- Dates to remember
- Justice for the 33
The 'Justice For The 33' campaign went to London Underground head office - 55 Broadway - today. RMT's London Transport Region have long been campaigning for tube bosses to employ the thirty-three agency workers who lost their jobs on the tube. They were employed by Trainpeople agency for five years working as station assistants, but when Trainpeople's contract was ended early, they were sacked.
Attached is the latest newsletter giving background information on the treatment of the 33, of how LU are ripping up agreements and why all grades on London Underground should be balloted and vote yes.
The J33 are available to visit branches and workplaces to answer any questions you may have. Don't let them divide us.
Please forward, circulate and display on noticeboards.
Join the demo on Monday 15th April. Details in newsletter.
SUPPORT US AT OUR NEXT DEMONSTRATION
ON MONDAY APRIL 15TH
Place: Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL
Start Time: 0800 AM Closest tube station: St. James Park
Wednesday 3rd APRIL 2013: 1600hrs
The Bread and Roses Pub, nearest tube Clapham North
The Bakerloo Branch agreed the following resolution for the attention of the RMT's General Grades Committee:
"The Bakerloo Branch notes the disgraceful treatment of our members, formally employed by Trainpeople, by London Underground. Despite assurances to our General Secretary and members of our Stations Functional Council, our members’ treatment in the LU recruitment process has been scandalous. We note that at least two thirds of our members have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process despite many of them doing the job for 5 years. We believe that LU has rigged and abused the recruitment process to deny our members direct employment. The fact that 32 of our 33 members are black or are ethnic suggests that racism is a central factor in their treatment.
Download or view the newsletter below
Mike Brown Confirms LU to attack Stations Jobs
On February 18th Our General Secretary Bob Crow met with Mike Brown to discuss the future of Jobs on the combine. LU are pressing ahead with plans to remove night-turn supervisors and gave no assurances about the grade of staff left to run the stations through the traffic day.
We must insist that 24 hour coverage of our stations by supervisors is maintained to guarantee’ safety and
that correct procedures are followed by companies in Engineering hours.
Used refused and abused,
It is disingenuous of London Underground to suggest that the assessments our 33 members were expected to take part in were fair and above board.
The feeling amongst the 33 RMT members is that they were never going to be given a fair crack of the whip on these assessments. What they saw with their own eyes certainly never gave them any confidence they were being treated fairly.
Please click this link to take part in our online campaign calling on London Underground to offer permanent employment to the 33 staff left without work when the Trainpeople agency’s contract came to an end:
Thirty-three agency staff working on London Underground, some for as long as five years, were told just before Christmas that the contract with their agency, Trainpeople, had been ended, and that they would lose their jobs in January.