Fund Transport for London

Return your 'jobs, pensions & agreements dispute' ballot

TO ALL RMT LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS

Our Ref: LUL/14/2

30th May 2022

Dear Colleagues,

DEFEND JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to previous correspondence, you will shortly receive your ballot paper for the above dispute to keep our mandate for action live. I urge you to complete and return your ballot paper as soon as you receive it to demand that LUL agree to our demands and provide the three assurances and guarantees to protect your jobs, pensions and agreements.

Station Grades and Revenue Grades: June 6 Tube strike details

A station worker assists a passenger

24th of May 2022

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular IR/82/22, 29th March 2022, a meeting of Reps from all LUL functions took place where members' anger at LUL's attempts to impose massive cuts by undermining pensions, jobs and conditions was clearly expressed. The meeting committed to take further all grades strike action and the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to conduct a re-ballot of all LUL members on the same basis as before to ensure our mandate for action remains live.

Circular: vote YES YES in jobs, pension and agreements dispute

25th of May 2022

DON'T LET THEM TAKE YOUR JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS

PAPERS OUT TODAY - VOTE 'YES' TO BOTH QUESTIONS & RETURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER

DEFEND JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND

You will have seen a bulletin from Andy Lord today asking you not to vote in this re-ballot.

It is absolutely vital that we get a big turnout and a big Yes vote on both questions to send a clear message to LUL that this dispute is not resolved as LUL has repeatedly failed to provide us with the three following simple demands:-

RMT stations' action update

The attached poster highlights action which the RMT called in January 2022 and remains in place. You can also read the circular from 19th of January below.

 

The action called in January

19th January 2022

Dear Colleagues,

DEFEND JOBS, PENSIONS AND AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Tube station workers to strike on June 6

4,000 station tube staff to walk out on June 6

Tube union RMT has criticised TfL for threatening 600 job losses on the network.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said:"TfL is trying to bulldoze through 600 job losses on London Underground and our members are not prepared to accept that.

"Station staff play a crucial role in serving the travelling public and were heroes during the 7/7 terrorist attacks.

TfL funding deal ends soon

TfLs latest funding deal will end on June 24th and London Underground plotting ways to make half a billion pounds of cuts.

Read the attached newsletter to see what RMT, the only union to have taken industrial action so far, is doing in response.

Join our demo: fight the job cuts

On the day that the Elizabeth Line opens to the public, join our demo on the corner of New Oxford St and Charing Cross Road.

On Tuesday, the Elizabeth line finally opens and the world will be told how great transport in London is. But thousands of jobs (600 on tube stations alone) are under threat from Tory cuts to transport funding in London.

A pensions grab is underway and working agreements are being torn up. Fewer staff, knackered staff, poorer service; this is ‘managed decline’ the Mayor speaks of.

Instead of a recommended approach and implementation plan, pension report is an assortment of attacks

Dear Colleague,

TFL PENSION FUND - INDEPENDENT REVIEW

I refer to my previous correspondence, 2Oth December 2021, you will be aware that Sir Brendan Barber the head of the Review Commission looking into the TfL Pension Fund submitted the final report on 28th March 2022.

RMT Strike and opposition to pension cuts have rocked management’s timetable for 'reform'

  • This text is taken from the attached newsletter. Please download, print and distribute it in your LU / TfL workplace

Strikes and opposition to pension cuts have rocked management’s timetable for so-called reform of our pensions. When Brendon Barber took on the review of the TfL pension fund the terms of reference said he would refine proposals and outline a timetable for implementation by 31 March 2022.