London Transport Region Update For April 2014
  1. General Secretary election
    Following the tragic death of Bob Crow, RMT has announced the timetable for the election of a new General Secretary. Following some months during which union branches will nominate candidates, members will vote by postal ballot between 21 July and 22 September 2014.

    More information here:

  2. TfL Pension Fund meeting
    In response to an RMT-organised requisition signed by over 200 members, there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the TfL Pension Fund at 14:00 on Friday 25 April 2014.
    All Fund members are entitled to attend. It will discuss two RMT demands:
    • that all employees employed by TfL and throughout London Underground should be allowed to join the TfL Pension Fund, in particular those previously employed by Tube Lines and Metronet.
    • that Fund members be allowed to transfer in funds from former employers or personal pension benefits into the TfL Pension Fund.

    More information:

  3. London Underground 'Every Job Matters' dispute
  4. Justice for Cleaners
    • RMT continues to resist attempts by ISS to impose biometric booking-on. Although machines have been installed, they are not yet in use. RMT members are refusing to use them, and the union will soon be balloting ISS members for strike action on this issue.
    • Initial - which has the cleaning contracts for London Undergorund BCV and JNP - has been bought by Interserve. RMT Regional Organiser John Leach and representative Clara Osagiede are meeting the company this week to press our demands for better pay and conditions.
    • The union wants all cleaning to be carried out 'in-house' and not farmed out to contractors.
    • A meeting for all cleaners in the London Transport region is held on the first Monday of every month 4.30pm-6pm in Unity House.
    • More details on cleaners' issues here:
  5. Disputes

  6. Equalities
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