From TfL No1 Branch Secretary Linda Wiles. You can download the original version of the newsletter which is attached below this article
"Management aren't treating us with the dignity and respect we deserve by trying to break existing agreements"
Recognised members in Travel Information Call Centre, Travel Information Centres, all areas of Oyster, Lost Property Office & Customer Services voted 63% in favour of strike action and 77% in favour of action short of the strike.
This is a decisive mandate for industrial action and a clear message that TfL RMT members will fight to defend their current terms & conditions and for the fair and decent reward they deserve for the additional Olympic and Paralympic workloads.
The attached document has been updated, please display this version, not the earlier one as it has been improved.
- Refuse to give YOU any financial protection when they close your control room or signal cabin!
- Will displace you to any job or grade that suits them!
- They will send you anywhere in London to do any job!
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
I refer to my Circulars Nos 095 and 076. 2012 notifying you of the proposed Legal changes in Employment and Personal Injury cases.
Your Council of Executives have begun to consider the impact of these changes upon this Union; in fact we are probably the first Union to involve and inform our members.
These changes are without a doubt massive Con/Dem attacks on employment laws for workers. At our June 2012 Statutory Meeting your Council of Executives approved and adopted the following Action Plan.
"We will not accept London Underground reneging on our agreement nor any other organisation"
We note the correspondence from London Underground, which poses a perverse misinterpretation of the agreement we reached at ACAS, and which has been circulated widely to LU train drivers by ASLEF. We instruct the General Secretary to reply to this letter, giving a detailed rebuttal of its contents, and to circularise this reply to our representatives.
We note the General Secretary’s efforts to arrange an immediate return to ACAS to enforce our agreement.
To apply for any of these course, the leaflet of courses and an application form is attached below
At the WEA we offer a range of union courses for reps of all experiences and backgrounds. Our courses are free for union reps and are accredited through time in the classroom and workplace activities. Workplace reps, shop stewards, H&S reps and learning reps all have a legal right to attend without loss of earnings.
NB: for all courses listed below WEA are running two separate courses on each day – a General course and a course specifically for those who work on London Underground.
All courses listed , unless otherwise stated, run from 9.30am to 4.30pm
We welcome and support the resolution from the National Women's Advisory Committee. We instruct the General Secretary to produce the two posters and the badges in sufficient quantities for use in workplaces nationally, and to distribute them to all branches, Regional Councils, Regional Organisers and Regional Offices.
The resolution referred to is from the National Women's Advisory Committee, asking for the posters and badges produced by LT Region to be produced nationally.
No worker should be expected to live on an income of less than the London Living Wage
We note the report from our Regional Organiser. While we may be close to securing an acceptable offer on Olympic Reward and Recognition, we are appalled by Carlisle’s refusal to pay our cleaning and security members the London Living Wage. No worker should be expected to live on an income of less than the LLW, an amount calculated to meet only the ‘minimum acceptable quality of life’, currently set at only £8.30 per hour.
RMT demands a decent living wage for Cubic staff
RMT has been negotiating with Cubic Transportation for decent pay and conditions, including an Olympic bonus.
We are demanding: PAY EQUALITY, with a decent rate of pay for all staff and an end to individual pay rates – people doing the same job deserve the same pay; a substantial OLYMPIC BONUS for all staff; FREE TRANSPORT on London Underground, and a SHORTER WORKING WEEK for all staff to work the same hours with no loss of pay.
You can view the newsletter here. If you want to help out, then please download it using the link below the article, print it and hand it out to Sodexo canteen staff at your workplace.
The RMT is the only union campaigning for Sodexo canteen workers
RMT believes in direct employment of all catering staff. The appallingly low wages paid to sub-contracted caterers has already been described.