London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
Control room upgrades - how will the affect me?
- The farcical SCAC recruitment process
- Instructor roles for LIS / DRM
- Waterloo & City Line upgrade
- Barking cabin regrade
- Misuse of 'Corrective Actions Plans'
- Salary disparity
- Equal pay for all
The meeting will be held at Unity House 11am on 26th Spetember.
Earlier in the year a survey of station staff was carried out about working in cold temperatures, over 700 people responded.
I’m sure we’ve all welcomed the news that London Underground is taking the issue of Thermal clothing seriously...but, can we rely on them to take it seriously enough?
East Ham Branch meeting to defend victimised rep Gary Woolf
Thursday September 6 at 1700
Spotted Dog PH, Barking
Gary completed the first part of the Drugs and alcohol random test (breathalyser) but could not provide a specimen of urine within the time allocated.
We note with concern the company’s use of this means of testing for drugs and alcohol and the potential ramifications for our members of any such process to which we are opposed.
The General Secretary is instructed to seek a legal opinion of the company’s use of bodily hair samples for drug and alcohol testing. The opinion to be placed back before this General Grades Committee for further consideration.
RMT Regional Organiser for London Transport John Leach has been interviewed on BBC London News following reports of a 9 to 1 ballot for strike action on London Overground.
London Overground guards have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of a strike in a ballot following the announcement by Transport for London of their plans to introduce 'Driver Only Operation' on the whole of the London Overground network.
In this newsletter:
- Stations Job Cuts: Fight Starts Now
- A Ridiculous Attempt to Justify Cuts
- Station Job Cuts are not Justified
- Job Cuts Will Undermine Safety
- We Can Fight Job Cuts & We Can Win
- LU Cuts will hit All Grades
We note the correspondence from London Underground. We instruct the General Secretary to forward this letter to our functional council representatives of train, depot and service control staff, asking for their comments and any additional information they may have about this issue, and to place replies in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
We welcome the imminent return of Power Services to London Underground following the termination of the Private Finance Initiative contract. We reaffirm our view that all contracted-out sections of London Underground should similarly be brought back in-house.
We instruct the General Secretary to obtain a report from the lead officer on the completion of this transfer, confirming that our members’ rights and conditions have been protected and itemising any outstanding issues.
London Underground management have sewn further anger and disgust amongst staff as they effectively confirm that plans for cuts are not only real but are already being put into action. Their statement, far from "clarifying" matters, in a mixture of management jargon and avoidance of the real issues, de facto confirms that the axing of jobs and ticket offices is core to the LU management programme.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
On the day that secret plans for the alleged axing of thousands of crucial tube jobs was leaked by the TSSA union, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “RMT has warned that the Government cuts of 12.5% to TFL budgets would result in thousands of job losses and now the numbers are being confirmed we are prepared to ballot across the Capital for strike action in defence of jobs and services.