Attendance and discipline
Paul Okoro has been unfairly sacked because his phone rang. The RMT are defending Paul and we are ready to fight for his reinstatement. What has happened to him could happen to any of us. Stand with us now as we support him and defend ourselves against unfair dismissal.
Paul Okoro was sacked because he briefly glanced at his mobile phone whilst in Northfields depot. The train was stationary and he didn't answer his phone. He handed over the train to a colleague before taking the call in the passenger saloon – his actions were safe at all times.
Attached is the London Underground SPAD policy, Case Conference for Safety Competance procedure and the Case Conference Guidelines.
These documents could be useful for both members and reps involved in SPAD incidents.
Sodexo secured 3 year contract extension with TfL with staffing structure changes taking effect on 1st July 2015; before those changes come in place, Sodexo plans:
- Enter into formal consultation with all staff on 1st May 2015;
- Between 1st May and 30th June Sodexo will announce, notify and consult with all Affected Staff;
RAINBOW ATTENDANCE POLICY – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/5/9)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/120/13, 21st February 2013), the Attendance, Performance and Conduct (APC) working group met to discuss this matter where RMT confirmed that we remain opposed to this policy and LUL’s use and abuse of its attendance policy more generally. The following resolution has recently been received from our Piccadilly & District West Branch in respect of this matter:-
Attached is the London Underground policy 'Guidance On Annual Leave' (GOAL).
BREAKDOWN OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – INTERSERVE (LUL CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/303/14, 17th November 2014), members will recall that we advised the Company that a dispute situation existed over the mistreatment of staff and abuse of power by supervisors and management, non-payment of wages, and attacks on trade union reps and activists. The RMT Reps then commenced the task of checking and updating member’s details as necessary for a ballot for industrial action.
As members will be aware (Circular No. IR/022/15, 21st January 2015), RMT is currently conducting a campaign against the unfair dismissal of Brother Noel Roberts from London Underground and a further resolution has recently been received from East Ham Branch in relation to this matter, which is as follows:-
Further to my previous Circular (IR/034/15, 29th January 2015) the ballot for strike action has concluded and members are congratulated for returning a ‘yes’ vote and for the excellent support shown despite a massive campaign of misinformation and smears mounted by LU and TfL bosses and the media.
Alex McGuigan was sacked following a flawed alcohol test which we believe resulted in a false result. We balloted for industrial action to defend Alex which resulted in a yes vote for strike.
There are lots of ways that you can help Alex get his job back, and help the union ensure that alcohol testing is fair and robust for all of us on London Underground.
- Share the facts of the case
View and download the poster below
1 - We believe Alex is innocent
Alex has diabetes which we believe has given a false positive in a random breath test he took when booking on for duty. The RMT has seen evidence that this is possible. If the police breath test you and you fail, they take you back to the police station and you are tested again using much more robust equipment. At LUL once you fail a breath test that is it - sacked after 29 years unblemished service.