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News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
In the February 2014 edition of Jubilee South Train Drivers Newsletter:
- Every Job Matters - What Now?
- Defend Mark Harding
- North Greenwich Improvements
- Facilities Watch
- Coming Up
- Open to scrutiny
- Read all about it
Download the latest Central Line newsletter.
In this issue:
- Union action pauses cuts and closure plan, but fight goes on
- Be prepared to strike again
- Central Line East branch is...visiting every workplace
- Stay in touch
Hammersmith & City RMT branch has passed two motions in support of Mark Harding. The branch invites other branches to adopt the same motion should they wish.
This branch/region (etc) condemns the arrest by BTP of Mark Harding, the RMT Branch Secretary of Hammersmith & City Branch. Mark was arrested despite only carrying out legitimate trade union activities whilst on the picket line outside his place of work.
All RMT members are invited to the launch event of PLUNDERING LONDON UNDERGROUND: New Labour, Private Capital and Public Service 1997-2010 by Janine Booth, former London Transport region representative on RMT’s national executive.
WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 18:00-20:00
WEA LONDON, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, EC2A 4TP
(venue details and map here: http://www.london.wea.org.uk/contact-us)
Bob Crow - General Secretary RMT
Janine Booth - Author
Andy Littlechild – LU Engineering branch
Signed copies of the book will be available on the night at special rate of £10 per copy!
The London Assembly has passed an urgent motion calling for Mayor Boris Johnson to call a public consultation on planned ticket office closures and the loss of 950 jobs. The motion, passed by 15 Labour / Liberal Democrat Assembly Members, to 9 Tory member also welcomes all night weekend running.
Proposer: Val Shawcross AM
Seconder: Caroline Pidgeon AM
At a recent Prime Minister's Questions, PM David Cameron said “The fact is that only 3% of transactions now involve ticket offices, so it makes sense to have fewer people in those offices.” Website Fullfact has contacted TfL who said that this figure is wrong.
Please make every effort to attend the “Every Job Matters” meeting that the RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has arranged.
The meeting begins at 18.00 on Tuesday 18TH February 2014, at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL.
Read more about the Every Job Matters dispute here.
From RMT London Transport Region, Regional organiser John Leach
You have nobody to thank but yourselves for what RMT and TSSA has achieved this week. Full details of the details of the deal hammered out at ACAS over Monday and Tuesday are given later in this bulletin. All I’ll say for now is that this is what we were asking for all along.
Dear RMT member,
Following the suspension of the strike action, I and RMT representatives have attended two meetings with LUL management this week. These discussed arrangements for the seven weeks of discussions that we agreed.
I have made it clear that the union is still in dispute over the Fit For The Future - Stations plans and all threats to jobs. RMT is explicitly campaigning against and will resist the cuts that drive these attacks.
There are two meetings of the Joint Working Party (JWP) next Tuesday and Thursday. We will report back after these meetings.
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