London Underground Ltd
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The strikes were suspended earlier this week as a result of discussion and agreement at ACAS
The details are pretty much well known and will involve the Trade Unions sitting down with LUL and openly and honestly assessing the impact of ticket office closures, amongst other things, at every station across the combine
Rhetoric from LUL CEO and the mayor in the last 2 days show how little these people think of meaningful consultation
Brown states any ticket offices remaining open would be the exception rather than the rule
The fifth issue of 'Fit for the Fightback: Trains' is now available. In this issue is an article explaining what our recent success means and a warning that it is only a short term success forcing LUL to begin talking with us properly. There is also an article on RMT activist Mark Harding, who was arrested on the picket line last week.
This is the fifth of our special trains 'Every Job Matters' dispute newsletters produced in the past month, aimed at keeping drivers up to date with the latest dispute news.
Following further talks at ACAS, your Executive Committee considered a proposal from London Underground to resolve our dispute. Having considered this proposal, your Union has suspended all industrial action including the strike that was due to commence from this evening. Therefore you are instructed to work normally.
I can advise you that the full details of the deal reached at ACAS and subsequently confirmed by formal correspondence from LUL is as follows:
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “After two days of intensive and detailed discussions through the offices of ACAS we have now received proposals that halt the implementation of the job cuts set out in the HR1 document which gives us the opportunity to discuss all of the issues away from the pressure cooker.
“We now have a golden opportunity to look again in detail at all of the concerns we have raised about the impact of the cuts on our members and the services that they provide to Londoners. That is exactly what we have been calling for throughout this dispute.
Today, your functional representatives attended ACAS, unfortunately despite the many options offered by the RMT London Underground management didn't budge.
We have stated many times that we can only discuss future plans for London Underground when they agree to stop implementing the changes without proper negotiations and discussions.
So far we haven't been able to see eye to eye. We remain hopeful and will attend tomorrow, however we are still unable to call the action off due to management’s reluctance to put a hold to the cuts and enter into meaningful negotiations.
Dear RMT members
Today we returned again to ACAS . Having adjourned over the previous weekend.
At today's talks there were some proposals made by management verbally , that whilst making some progress did not sufficiently address our core concern of LUL implementing the cuts/fit for stations proposals whilst we are in discussion negotiations.
The talks have adjourned now until 0900 tomorrow 11/02/14 .LUL have told us that they will revise their position and present it to the union .
This action is suspended - more here
Tube Union RMT confirmed today that following a ballot of members across London Underground in a dispute over jobs, services and safety that recorded a massive vote for both strike action and action short of a strike members are instructed to take action as follows:
The 4th issue of 'Fit for the Future: Trains' was produced prior to the second planned 'Every Job Matters' industrial action was suspended. It has an article on the success of our initial strike - which since publication is a view that has been proven correct. There is also an article about Mark Harding, an RMT activist arrested on the picket line, and several picket line photographs.
A meeting is being held to organise the 'Defend Mark Harding campaign. Mark was arrested off of a picket line and held in a cell for 13 hours, before receiving draconian bail conditions following an allegation from an apparent strike breaker.
The meeting will be for RMT members only but we welcome all support for the campaign.
RMT Paddington No.1 branch meeting this afternoon (Friday, 7 February 2014) was attended by 40 RMT members who carried the following resolution unanimously: