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Jubilee South Train Driver's Newsletter May 2015


This is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers based at North Greenwich and Stratford. In this edition:

  • RMT Demands Proper Pay Offer
  • Strike Ban Threat
  • RMT Says No to 118
  • RMT Takes Action Against PMA Bias In Disciplinaries
  • Nowhere Over The Rainbow
  • Fed up of being left on the staff halt?
  • Stopping Short?

Night Tube Local Consultation Letter 'A Hostile Act'

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  • Tube bosses letter signalling an attempt to bypass negotiation initially considered a hoax as it was such a provocative act.
  • RMT seeks common ground with ASLEF in Night Tube negotiations
  • Local reps 'instructed not to co-operate whatsoever in local roster consultation until further notice'

Dear Colleagues


Please be advised that the Trains Functional Council Staff-Side Chair has received a letter from the Bakerloo Line General Manager, Lance Ramsey, who is the LUL conduit for the Night Tube consultations.

Lorna Tooley Voted the new LUL MATS Rep

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I am pleased to announce that Lorna Tooley was elected the RMT MATS rep for LUL Managers, admin and technical services at the June TFL1 & LU MATS Branch meeting. Lorna was elected as the interim RMT MATS rep in May however after the post was advertised she was elected unopposed.

Update: Noel Roberts


All members of East Ham Branch are encourage to attend the next meeting, which will take place on Thursday 4th June at 16:45 at The Spotted Dog in Barking.
The General Grades Committee has received advice from our legal department that there may be some issues with the ballot for Noel Roberts. This is a symptom of the disgraceful anti-Trade Union laws we are dictated by.

TFL1 and LU MATS Branch Meetings


TFL1 and LU MATS (LU Managers and admin) branch meetings are held upstairs, 17.00-19.30. Every 2nd Monday of each month in The Crown public house. 105 Blackfriars Rd. 5 mins walk right out of the Southwark Station

12th Jan, 9th Feb, 9th March, 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th Aug, 14th Sept, 12th Oct, 9th Nov, 14th Dec AGM

Find out what is happening in your work area and across London. Have your say and experience RMT’s ‘Unity is strength.

Paul Rutland: Branch Secretary 0794 187 7966 p.rutland@virgin.net

Nominations open for LU MATS Rep


Roy Carey has recently stood down from the role of MATS Rep for Tfl No.1 & LU MATS Branch on 11th May 2015.

The Branch has elected DTSM Lorna Tooley in the interim

We would like to open this position for nominations (for MATS LU Operational grades only)

The nominee must be in attendance at the next meeting to be held on 8th June 5pm at The Crown Pub, 108 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HW

Please notify Branch Secretary Paul Rutland or Branch Chair Linda Wiles

Waterloo & City Dispute Resolution Talks Collapse



Further to my previous Circular (IR/340/14, 19th December 2015), members will recall that the industrial action was suspended to allow for further discussions to take place and to explore a way forward that would meet our claim for Service Controller’s to be paid the SCL1 for the job.

RMT Fights Against Rainbow Process As Fit For Work Member Sacked



Further to my previous Circular (IR/100/15, 16th April 2015), a resolution regarding this matter has been received from the London Transport Regional Council, which notes the recent dismissal of Noel Roberts whilst fit and at work. This amounts to a capability/rainbow dismissal which is not a recognised nor agreed procedure with our Union and leaves all LUL members vulnerable to being sacked whilst fit and at work.

Push For Permanent Jobs For Fixed Term Contract Station Workers



Further to my previous Circular (IR/70/15, 12th March 2015), this matter was raised at a Stations Functional Council meeting where a failure to agree was recorded over the Company refusing to honour its transfer procedure for station staff and I am currently seeking legal advice as to whether LUL’s action constitutes a breach of members’ contracts of employment.

New Tube Uniform - RMT Uniform Committee Update


New London Underground Uniform
RMT Uniform Consultative Committee Update, April 2015

What’s happened so far?
2013 – 2014: uniform design. The RMT Uniform Committee reps gave feedback to the designers, prioritising comfort and practicality. Like most staff, we argued for a professional look, as opposed to the multi-coloured, clown-like look that LU initially proposed.

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