Briefings and advice
The offer from LUL is attached below
London Underground and RMT met at the conciliation service Acas on 22 and 26 June to discuss the dispute surrounding Service Control staff covering the Piccadilly, Circle, District, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.
There will be a meeting of Service Control reps on the 27th of June 2012 to discuss the proposals below.
The talks have led to a set of proposals on which RMT will be consulting with their members. At the moment, three days of strike action are due to take place commencing this Sunday.
From TfL No1 Branch Secretary Linda Wiles. You can download the original version of the newsletter which is attached below this article
"Management aren't treating us with the dignity and respect we deserve by trying to break existing agreements"
Recognised members in Travel Information Call Centre, Travel Information Centres, all areas of Oyster, Lost Property Office & Customer Services voted 63% in favour of strike action and 77% in favour of action short of the strike.
This is a decisive mandate for industrial action and a clear message that TfL RMT members will fight to defend their current terms & conditions and for the fair and decent reward they deserve for the additional Olympic and Paralympic workloads.
The attached document has been updated, please display this version, not the earlier one as it has been improved.
- Refuse to give YOU any financial protection when they close your control room or signal cabin!
- Will displace you to any job or grade that suits them!
- They will send you anywhere in London to do any job!
From RMT & TSSA representatives on the Stations And Revenue Control Safety Council
Multi OLBI’S Sites (station back up power)
Rule book 12, emergency response to power failure - “Where a station has more than one OLBI, it might not be needed to shut the whole station to customers. If any part of the station which is not covered by the defective OLBI can be closed to customers, then the rest of the station may be able to remain open”.
Pro forma is attached below
By now most of you will have received a copy of an expression of interest form circulated by LUL asking Drivers to give their preferences for working additional shifts over the Olympic period, in breach of our framework agreements. This form claims its distribution has been agreed with the Trade Unions whereas only ASLEF has agreed. RMT continues to be in discussions with LUL over our claims for Olympic recognition and reward.
Click on the attachment to download advice for RMT drivers. Main body of text follows...
All RMT members please be aware that an ‘expression of interest’ document is circulating in depots asking all drivers to state what shifts and or breaches of framework agreements you are prepared to work during the Olympics and Paralympics.
PLEASE NOTE THE RMT HAS NOT SIGNED UP TO OR AGREED THAT THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE CIRCULATED!
THERE IS STILL NO AGREEMENT WITH THE RMT DURING THE
What is Rainbow, how is it being implemented and what does it mean for our members?
Management are taking action against our members where the following arbitrary ‘triggers’ are reached.
- 10 items or more of sickness in the last three years
- 100 days absence in 3 years
Following abuses by management of the drug and alcohol procedure, your RMT reps on the Trains Funcional Council have produced the attached guidance document for your attention.
RMT GUIDANCE ON THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROCEDURE
Following recent abuses of the D & A procedure on the Piccadilly Line were drivers
have been routinely tested following a SPAD and in one instance where a driver was
tested for taking a train out of service, agreement has been reached at the Trains
Functional Council on February 10 th 2012. The Trains Functional Council agreed that
An open letter has been sent by RMT Stations and Revenue Council Safety Council Staff Side Secretary Ross Marshall to LU Managing Director Mike Brown.
The letter regards "The comments.... made in relation to several questions regarding staffing levels, the current review on stations, the fact that LU had presented the OSP plans as a fait accompli and other problems related to the OSP." Questions are also being asked about the review of staffing levels at a handful of stations, and why the RMT is not being involved with on this review.
Click 'read more' to see the letter or download the attachment for the original document.