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Unless Tube pay offer is significantly improved it is likely a dispute situation will exist

Subject: RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from the Lead Officer on yesterday’s pay talks where the company advised us that we must withdraw all items of our pay claim in return for a
one year bare RPI offer of 2.5% (RPI February 2019).

This is a derisory offer and manoeuvre by London Underground and is unacceptable to this union. Accordingly; we instruct the General Secretary to:  

Newsletter: April pay claim update for stations

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After five days of “negotiation”, London Underground has rejected all the demands in RMT’s pay claim. LU has made an “offer”, which is for a one-year deal on pay only, proposing an RPI percentage increase (currently 2.5%), and which is contingent on the union dropping all demands in our claim, including the demand for a flat-rate pay increase and a 32-hour working week.

London Underground Pay Update - Offer Made

Your negotiating team met today (3rd April) with London Underground who made us a derisory pay offer of a one-year, RPI only deal, which works out as 2.5% based on the February 2019 figure. This offer was conditional on us removing all other aspects of our pay claim, for example a shorter working week, better work/life balance and improved travel facilities. 

Ballot matrix prepared after LU disciplines victim of passenger abuse

DISCIPLINARY, S. KYEI-DONKOH, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/119/19, 27th March 2019), I advised the Company that if any disciplinary action was taken against Sister Kyei-Donkoh following an incident where Sophie was abused by a well-known and repeatedly offensive passenger, then a dispute situation would exist between us.

Train prep ballot result: a big yes to industrial action

Dear Colleagues,

EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/112/19, 20th March 2019), the ballot has concluded with members’ voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 1162

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 743

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 662

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question: 80

Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

Nine to one vote for strike action by over a thousand key London Underground staff

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have a devastating impact on both service reliability and public safety.

The staff work at tube fleet maintenance depots right across Greater London.

Tube union campaigns for dramatic improvement to Tube air quality

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be stepping up the campaign for dramatic improvements in air quality on London Underground amid fears that the situation continues to deteriorate with serious consequences for both staff and passengers alike.

A dossier of issues raised by tube staff includes:

- A number of members suffering with respiratory problems.

- Station staff and drivers having high incidents of chest colds.

- Notable levels of dirt when washing hands and face during or after a shift.

Tube stations left unstaffed for 7,500 hours in 2018

The RMT has submitted a Freedom of Information request that has revealed that stations were left unstaffed on at least 863 occasions last year, totalling 7490 hours.

This comes in spite of London Underground's promise following the much hated 'Fit for the Future' job cuts plan that all stations would be staffed during traffic hours.

- Read the attached leaflet for further information