LUL Trains, Olympics & Paralympics 2012
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd attempting to justify the non-payment of the end-of-year £100 CSS bonus to staff. None of the documentation provided by the company shows this union agreeing to, or even being advised of, this policy.
We instruct the General Secretary to table this for urgent discussion at LUL Company Council and to seek the support of the other LUL trade unions for the restoration of this £100 stolen from our members by their employer.
Leaflets have been created to give advice to London Underground drivers on what actions to take when Incident Customer Service Assistants (ICSAs) are working on platforms carrying out SATs.
RMT believes that ICSAs are not adequately trained to carry out this safety related role. Their deployment on the paid side of stations also breaches a casualisation agreement reached between the RMT and LUL in 2008.
You can download the leaflet below. Local Reps should also have copies to distribute. For more information speak with a local rep or get in touch with us.
Industrial action changed - London Underground’s breaches of casualisation dispute settlement
Further to my previous correspondence with regards our Casualisation dispute, your General Grades Committee has reviewed the situation and decided to amend the industrial action. The below action is now CANCELLED:-
Train Operators will not stop at stations which do not have the minimum number of station staff on duty.
from RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
Following consultation with our lead officer and representatives, we instruct all London Underground members to take action short of strike action starting at 00:01 on Friday 27 July and continuing until further notice, as follows:
- All members to not co-operate in any way with the counting of Incident Customer Service Assistants (ICSAs) towards the minimum number of staff on duty for a station to be open to passengers.
- Members acting as ICSAs to withdraw from the station and refuse to be counted
Olympic Recognition And Reward TfL (LU) And London Underground’s Breaches Of Casualisation Dispute SettlementSubmitted by admin on 24 July, 2012 - 04:25
"RMT members are instructed not to co-operate in any way with the counting of Incident Customer Service Assistants (ICSAs) towards the minimum number of staff on duty" - Bob Crow
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
I write to advise members that following the closing of both ballots for industrial action short of a strike the General Grades Committee has considered the situation and decided to call the following industrial action.
Olympic Recognition and Reward Dispute
Despite reaching agreement over the Olympic payment arrangements we continue to have problems with the implementation of the agreement. Therefore all LUL members are instructed to take the following industrial action short of a strike.
London Underground Members Vote For Action Short Of Strike To Prevent Casualisation Of Jobs During The Olympics And AfterSubmitted by admin on 20 July, 2012 - 02:16
That we note the result of the ballot for action short of strikes is as follows:-
|Total votes cast||1,954|
|Number voting “Yes”||1682 (86.3% of valid vote)|
|Number voting “No”||267|
In this Olympic special edition:
- All Grades Of Transport Employees Are Entitled To A Decent Financial Reward
- TfL Strike
- Fully-Trained Station Staff Count!
- Your Reps Report
- Olympic Issues For Taxi Drivers
At an Olympics Implementation meeting today, RMT Trains Functional reps got an assurance from London Underground management that all drivers who are in the grade on the 26th of July 2012 will be paid the £500 bonus and £20 a day attendance allowance regardless of duties worked.
Any driver still in training and not passed out by the 26th of July will still get the £500 payment. The payment, however will not appear in the August 8th pay packet, but will be in September’s pay.
"RMT have made it very clear therefore that no member should be forced to breach the current framework agreement if they so choose." - Bob Crow
.I write in response to your letter dated 30th May 2012, in which you raise concerns over a copy an RMT newsletter for RMT Train Operators. In addition I am most concerned and alarmed that a copy of our correspondence has been made available to appear in ASLEF newsletter dated 1 st June 2012. I shall respond to the points you have raised in turn:-
Click on the attachment to see a RMT up front poster for notice-boards. Go to view and rotate to get the poster the right way up.