You can read about Olympic deals and disputes across the London Transport Region here.
Transport for London, TfL no.1 branch, Olympics & Paralympics 2012
We note the report from our representatives’ meeting, and are appalled that many of our members have received an RPI-only pay rise for this year while their workmates on both TfL and LUL have received RPI+0.5%. This adds insult to the injury of having received no Olympics payment.
We note that RMT rejected this pay deal but that other trade unions agreed it.
We instruct the General Secretary to:
- raise this issue with TfL as a matter of urgency, and escalate it through the machinery as far as is necessary
At my meeting with Leon Daniels I was able to raise numerous points concerning the treatment of Surface Transport staff during the Olympic Period. I would like to thank all who contributed with items raised.
RMT members working directly for Transport for London will be taking strike action from 0659 Friday 3rd August until 0700 Saturday 4th August over the total and abject failure of the organisation to offer any kind of recognition and reward for the increase in workload and pressure arising from the extended Olympics period and for attempting to impose changes to working conditions and a unilateral ban on annual leave in some departments.
We note the correspondence from TfL and the legal advice on file.
We instruct the General Secretary to cancel the strike action on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July, and instead instruct all our members covered by this dispute to take strike action as follows: not to book on for any duty starting on or after 07:00 on Friday 3 August, returning to duties starting on or after 07:00 on Saturday 4 August.
RMT Confirms Olympics Payments Action At South West Trains, TfL And Serco Barclays Cycle Hire SchemeSubmitted by admin on 23 July, 2012 - 16:32
The Cycle Hire Scheme action is suspended following an offer - more details here.
The dates for the TfL action have been changed - more details here.
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today confirmed industrial action on South West Trains, Serco "Boris Bikes" and TFL in continuing disputes over Olympics recognition and reward.
Members in Oyster Business Support, Lost Property Office, London Transport Museum and the Travel Information Centres are: not to book on for any duty starting on or after 07:00 on Friday 27 July, returning to work for duties starting on or after 07:00 on Saturday 28 July
Members in the Travel Information Contact Centres based at Pier Walk and Albany House which are termed First Contact Telephony for Oyster, Surface, Buses and London Underground are to strike between the following hours: Friday 27 July 10:00- 12:00; Friday 27 July 21:00-23:00; Saturday 28 July 01:00-03:00
ON THE first full day of the RMT AGM in Torquay delegates are set to hear reports from the continuing fight for Olympics payments at three major train operators and Transport for London.
Although RMT has secured fair payments at a number of companies including Network Rail, Virgin Trains, London Overground. Heathrow Express, DLR and London Underground the union is in dispute and balloting at three key TOC's - South West Trains, Greater Anglia and First Great Western - and has announced industrial action for centrally employed TFL staff.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
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 hypocrisy of TFL managers, who stand to hit the bonus jackpot during the Olympics while offering...staff virtually nothing, stinks like a sack of rotting fish." - Bob Crow
STAFF WORKING directly for Transport for London are to take strike action and action short of a strike over the total and abject failure of the organization to offer any kind of meaningful recognition and reward for the huge increase in workload and pressure arising from the extended Olympics period and for attempting to impose changes to working conditions and a unilateral ban on annual leave in some departments.
After an overwhelming vote for action RMT has instructed members to take industrial action as follows: