London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
REGIONAL RECRUITMENT DAY 29 NOVEMBER 2012
MEET STRATFORD STN AT 1000
EC member Janine Booth, RO Brian Whitehead & Dave Marshall from org unit are coming along to kick off the SS grade defence campaign.
Come along and support this important event. All grades welcome.
RMT STATION & REVENUE GRADES COMMITTEE
• Next meeting 29/11/ 2012 1430 at the Exmouth Arms, Starcross St, NW1, nearest stn Euston/Euston sq
• Come along and hear your level 2/Tier 2 reps report back.
SS grade defence campaign
• All Revenue & Station Staff Welcome
Each month our Executive Council Member Janine Booth reports to the Regional Council. This report as a synopsis and the full 'EC decisions' can be read here.
We've added some links to the report to explain some of the topics covered in more detail.
Remember branch meetings and the regional meeting are open to all members - this is where you can get involved and make a change in your union.
Following the de-recognition of trains side rep Jason Moriarty the RMT has once again had fantastic success. Before the de recognition there was only one RMT train rep position for the east end of the Jubilee line, now there is TWO!
We now have
- 1 Rep position at North Greenwich AND 1 Rep position at Stratford
- 1 rep + 1 rep = 2 reps
There is an increase of RMT Train IR rep numbers from 33 to 34.
At the London Transport Regional council on 25 Oct the following emergency resolution from Jubilee South branch was put before the Region:
Right to elect workplace representatives
This branch is disgusted with the attacks being made by management and the devious methods they are using to try not to recognize our rep for Stratford/North Greenwich depots.
Jason Moriarty, elected for this position by members of the branch, has refused to be recognized by LUL despite him previously being the rep and having full recognition.
“No plans in relation to preparing for the introduction of driverless train on London Underground” - Tube Lines
We note the correspondence from Tube Lines, stating that it has “no plans in relation to preparing for the introduction of driverless train on London Underground” and that “This is a matter for London Underground to determine”. We instruct the General Secretary to continue to press Tube Lines for information concerning its involvement in developing technology that may facilitate driverless trains or a reduction in the driver’s role.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd, and instruct the General Secretary to arrange for the appropriate officer(s) and representative(s) to attend the meeting suggested by LUL.
We further instruct the General Secretary to draft a list of issues and demands that we will raise at this meeting, and to place these in front of the GGC in advance of the meeting.
Any developments to be placed in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council, branches and representatives to be advised.
By John Reid, London transport Regional Council Secretary
Workers United Against Racism
The London Olympics was a resounding success thanks to the role of different sections of workers who delivered the Games.
London Underground staff worked around the clock to provide an excellent service for the million extra passengers a day. People from all over the world, able bodied and disabled, expressed their delight that stations were staffed by knowledgeable staff. Behind the scenes our engineers and service controllers kept the service running like clockwork while our drivers delivered passengers swiftly and safely to their destinations.
We note the correspondence from the company, and instruct the General Secretary to obtain the views of our Level 2 representatives and place these in front of us.
The Service Control Grades Committee will next meet on: 25th October 2012 between 13.00 and 15.00.
It will be followed by the Regional Council.
The meeting will be held at Committee Room 1, Unity House, Chalton Street, Euston. The nearest tube station is Euston or Kings Cross.
All RMT members within the Service Control and signalling grades are urged to attend. Have your say about your workplace
- Line upgrades and cabin/control room closures.
- Waterloo and City Line Weekend Running, implications on Staff!
- Hammersmith Cabin Regrade
We note the resolutions from our London Transport Regional Council, and reiterate this union's complete opposition to driverless trains.
The main request of these resolutions – to ballot our test train and potentially other, drivers for industrial action – was dealt with by our decision of 25 September in response to a resolution from our LU Fleet branch.