London Underground Ltd
News, reports and information for RMT members who work for London Underground Ltd
We note the resolution from the London Transport Regional Council and wholeheartedly agree that the arrest by BTP of Mark Harding, the RMT Branch Secretary of Hammersmith & City Branch was a travesty of civil of liberties. Bro Harding was arrested despite only carrying out legitimate trade union activities whilst on the picket line outside his place of work. We agree that his detention for nearly 13 hours and the draconian bail conditions imposed were extreme to say the least.
The March 2014 edition of 'RMT Platform' for tube station workers is now available. In this edition:
- Union Action Pauses Cuts and Closures Plan - But the Fight Goes On
- Be Prepared To Strike Again
- The issues RMT has raised in talks so far
- Join The Campaign
- Embankment Ticket Office Closed
PROPOSED NEW ROLES FOR AREAS AND AREA MANAGERS
It should come as no surprise that Management totally rejected virtually every objection and concern that all the Trade Unions had to these proposed plans, which we continue to insist are illogical, ill thought out, and an operational and administrative nightmare facing us in the future if they go ahead.
Latest on campaigns around the region, please take the time to look at the links, download material, print & distribute as necessary. Keep checking back for updates and new material.
Latest rmtlondoncalling newsletter; http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/node/4919
Latest on talks with LUL; http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/every-job-matters--defending-jobs-on-london-u...
HOLT campaign - http://handsofflondontransport.wordpress.com/
Londoncalling webpage - http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/every-job-matters
Committees , grades mtgs and recruitment
As TfL figures show an increase in sales at Tube ticket offices, we wonder why the plan to cut 953 jobs, and close them all down?
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Despite agreements reached with London Underground and your union just over a year ago at Directors level regarding the implementation of Auto Not Permitted (ANP) while P-Way staff or trespassers were on the track, LU have decided to remove this facility without meaningful consultation with your union and without the participation of local safety representatives in the workplace risk assessments around this.
Central East branch have set up a petition to defend Leytonstone tube station ticket office. You can download it below and return in the post , or contact us here with the following detail:
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This General Grades Committee is outraged at London Underground’s ‘employee bulletin’, dated 19 February 2014, announcing the imminent commissioning of driverless/cabless trains for the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City Lines.
New figures obtained by the Labour Group on the GLA and released today show a net increase in total transactions at tube ticket offices from 7.418 million in 2012 to 7.577 million in 2013 – making a nonsense of claims that the booking offices are in decline and some sort of relic from the past.
The latest figures come hot on the tail of other research which has exposed the fact that David Cameron’s claim in Parliament that “only 3% of transactions now involve ticket offices” is totally misleading and disingenuous .
After the ACAS talks we told management to end their workshops with Admin if they wanted the consultation to continue as this undermined the talks and was denying Admin proper consultation with the involvement of their unions, management agreed and the workshops ended.