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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
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.