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Mike Brown Confirms LU to attack Stations Jobs
On February 18th Our General Secretary Bob Crow met with Mike Brown to discuss the future of Jobs on the combine. LU are pressing ahead with plans to remove night-turn supervisors and gave no assurances about the grade of staff left to run the stations through the traffic day.
We must insist that 24 hour coverage of our stations by supervisors is maintained to guarantee’ safety and
that correct procedures are followed by companies in Engineering hours.
We note the report of the well-attended meeting of our London Underground / Tube Lines ISS representatives on 20 February 2013.
The meeting identified several attacks on working conditions in addition to pay issues:
- ‘Bradford Factor’ attendance rules
- new rostering, extending the unpaid break in the middle of the shift from 30 minutes to 45, 60 or even 75 minutes
- biometric booking on, including for agency staff
We note the resolution from our Jubilee South branch, and the numerous problems being caused by management at North Greenwich and Stratford depots. Following thorough discussion with our representatives and in line with their expressed views, we instruct the General Secretary to ballot our train driver members at Stratford and North Greenwich depots for strike action, to a timescale that will enable co-ordinated action with ASLEF. A personal letter is to be sent to all members being balloted, strongly urging them to vote Yes.
We note with concern the correspondence from our Bakerloo branch that recently-recruited drivers did not have their pension contributions adjusted to the correct level until the first pay period of 2013 despite being in their new grade for many months.
We remind London Underground Ltd that the TFL Pension Fund rules are clear, and that a driver member is entitled to accrue his/her pension as a driver from the date of his/her appointment as a driver.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the documentation on file.
We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that RMT is represented at all future meetings on this issue and to place minutes and reports on file.
WHAT YOU CAN DO to be part of our campaign to defend and improve jobs:
- get a membership form from your RMT rep
- phone 0800-376-3706 or 020-7387-4771
- go to www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/join
If you are already a member of RMT, get active and involved:
- talk to your RMT rep
- make sure that RMT has your up-to-date details (address, grade, location, etc)
- make sure that RMT has your email address and mobile number so the union can contact you quickly and easily
- persuade a workmate to join
- get involved in your RMT branch
Attached is London Undergrounds 'Discipline at work procedure 2004' and the 'Discipline Support Pack.
Latest Newsletter from RMT Stations Functional Reps
Used refused and abused,
It is disingenuous of London Underground to suggest that the assessments our 33 members were expected to take part in were fair and above board.
The feeling amongst the 33 RMT members is that they were never going to be given a fair crack of the whip on these assessments. What they saw with their own eyes certainly never gave them any confidence they were being treated fairly.
Everyone knows that London Underground is woefully inaccessible to disabled people and others. A major programme of physical improvements to stations would increase access and create jobs. But access also means staff.
For example, RMT supports the continuing use of boarding ramps to enable access for mobility-impaired passengers to London Underground trains. This must be properly risk-assessed and have a safe and effective system of work, and requires adequate numbers of staff on every station to use the ramps.