Details on the Pensions & Passes dispute can be found here.
We note the report of our representatives’ meeting, and further note that a meeting with the employer is due to take place on 8 March regarding our demands for travel equality, and a further meeting towards the end of March regarding our demand for pensions equality.
We note the report on file from our lead officer and in line with the unanimous view of our Company
Council representatives, we instruct the General Secretary to suspend the industrial action (strike and
overtime ban) due to start on Friday 15 February.
We note that Tube Lines is to cost our demands for pension and travel equality by the end of March.
We note the response to the joint statement from all four trade unions advocating that all Tube Lines employees be allowed to join the TfL Pension Scheme. While we are pursuing our demand for pensions equality through a dispute and negotiations with Tube Lines, we believe that it is valid for the Working Group to support our position based on the strength of the Scheme and affordability, and instruct the General Secretary to reply accordingly.
We note the report from our lead officer on file, that management are considering an alternative roster
submitted by our representative. We instruct the General Secretary to place management’s response in front of us when received, together with the views of our representatives.
London Transport Regional Council and LU Engineering branch to be advised.
This letter is from the Pensions Working Group 'staff-side' of RMT, ASLEF, TSSA and Unite, to the human resources director of TfL.
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON PENSION FUND 2012 TRIENNAL ACTUARIAL VALUATION RESULTS
Folíowìng the Pensions Working Group (PWG) Staff Side meeting held on 14th January 2013 it is requested that you consider the following:
From General Secretary Bob Crow
In my circular No NP/185/12 dated 10th August 2012 (Sick Workers and Annual Leave Ref: LA/185/12) I set out members’ entitlement to receive payment or carry over their leave entitlement where they had been unable to take this due to illness.
This was as a result of the decision of the Court of Appeal that, regardless of whether a worker is employed by a public or private employer, if a worker is unable or unwilling to take the four weeks’ annual leave conferred by regulation 13 of the Working Time Regulations owing to sickness (i) he or she must be allowed to take it at another time
We note the correspondence from Tube Lines, advising us that members who volunteered to work on Christmas Day and New Year's Day would be paid £333, more than originally intended.
Having consulted with the secretaries of the two branches involved, we note the position.
LT Regional Council, LU Engineering and LU Fleet branches to be advised.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the support of our Company Council representatives, and accordingly endorse the increased level of representation.
We instruct the General Secretary to immediately advise the company of our acceptance, and to write to our Tube Lines members informing them of this improvement in RMT’s representation.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
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From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
As you will be aware the dispute with Tube Lines management regarding pension and travel equality will be reaching a significant stage over the Christmas period as a result of possible further industrial action. It is therefore important that members are fully aware of the issues involved so that they can make an informed decision when supporting this action.