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Attendance and discipline

Management's discipline and attendance policies - and the way they use them to mistreat staff

Piccadilly News July 2015: Ballot For Industrial Action Announced

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  • Piccadilly News is the newsletter for tube train drivers at Arnos Grove, Acton Town and Northfields. You can download, print and distribute the newsletter using the link below.

MANAGEMENT TAKING THE PIC

RMT Announces Further Tube Strike Action

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Tube union RMT confirmed that members across London Underground will be taking strike action from 1830 hours on Wednesday 5th August to 1829 hours on Thursday 6th August. The on-going overtime ban, which has already severely impacted on staff availability to run services, also continues.

The strike times for driver members will run slightly later, between 21.00 on 5th August to 20.59 on 6th August.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

Reinstate Paul Okoro - Sacked Because His Phone Rang

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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.

LUL SPAD Policy

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.

RMT Demands Improvements As Sodexo Contract Extended

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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;

RMT Highlights Opposition To Rainbow Procedure

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:-

LUL Guidance on Annual Leave Policy

Attached is the London Underground policy 'Guidance On Annual Leave' (GOAL).

RMT Launch Fightback Against Interserve As Reps Sacked, Staff Mistreated, And Pay Inadequate

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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.

Noel Roberts Sacking: East Ham Branch Stations To Be Balloted For Strike

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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:-

Saturdays McGuigan Strike "First stage Of A Rolling Programme"

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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.

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