Reports To London Transport Regional Council Meeting April 2013

At this month's London Transport Regional Council Meeting, reports were given by our Executive member Janine Booth and Regional Organiser John Leach.

These are just notes of the areas discussed - to find out more, have a look through this site, speak to your local rep and do your best to attend branch meetings and the LTRC meeting which is held on the last Thursday of each month except June and December.

Meeting Agenda

Equalities Report

LONDON TRANSPORT REGION MEMBERS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES

  • LGBT
    • Paul Penny, Central Line East
    • Lorna Tooley, East Ham
    • Sam Goldsmith, Bakerloo
    • Cat Cray, Neasden
    • John Stack, Finsbury Park
  • Black & Ethnic Minority
    • Bobby Bennett, Finsbury Park
    • Jayesh Patel, Bakerloo
    • Frank Murray, LU Engineering
    • Patrick Raeburn, Neasden
    • Mo Mujahid, Central Line East
    • Glen Hart, Morden & Oval
  • Women
    • Becky Crocker, Camden 3
    • Carol Carroll, Bakerloo
    • Esme Bradbury, Central Line East
    • Sarah Magee, Neasden
    • Michelle Lampkin, Camden 3

REMINDER:
Deadline for Young Members’ Advisory Committee nominations is TUESDAY 30 APRIL (ie. next Tuesday)

Disability
- Yesterday’s meeting / demo on access to public transport
- TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference – delegation elected; vacancies

LGBT more Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender news items here
- Conference, 17-18 May, Blackpool (7 resolutions from our region)
- Homophobic graffiti in workplaces

Women - more here
- National women’s newsletter in production
- DV policy – sent to all employers; response from LUL

Council of Executives Report

CLEANERS
- ISS – some progress; balloting; membership increase
- Initial – awaiting report on what action members are willing to take
- Carlisle (cleaning and security) – LLW by end 2014?!
- LLW six-month delay -> political campaign
- Charter being revised – deadline tomorrow
- GGC decision for further meeting to co-ordinate action

AGENCY STAFF
- RO to cover J33
- 'Know Your Rights' leaflets
- Disputes on Northern Rail; Arriva Trains Wales

BARCLAYS BIKES
- TUC Disputes decision due today

LONDON UNDERGROUND - all LUL stories are here
‘Business update meeting’ -> LUL Briefing forum
Issues to raise? (we need to set agenda, not just leave it to them; but don’t want to detract from discussions elsewhere in the machinery):
- maintenance of staffing levels
- round-the-clock station supervision
- the Rainbow attendance policy
- development of new technology
- reintegration of Tube Lines
- pensions
- cleaners

LUL uniform
- thermals - see the survey findings here
- review

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
- right to request to be accompanied

PENSIONS - more here
- report being produced on benefits/disadvantages of admission to TfL scheme
- Island Line is auto-enrolling into RPS

TAXIS
- Law Commission

TSSA
- merger talks with Community are off; next stop Unite?!

NEWSLETTERS - Newsletters are available on this site here
- LU job cuts
- TfL
- Tube Lines
- Taxis
- GGC to discuss stepping up production of workplace newsletters

EUROPE
- ETF Railway Section meeting
- 4th Railway Package
- ETF women’s conference

RMT AGM
- Preliminary agenda out
- Some resolutions, No appeals
- Deadline for amendments next Thursday
- Appeals on decisions since March stats / emergency resolutions
( see who is a delegate here on the national RMT site

Regional Organiser's report

CBS Outdoor pay
LU machinery more here
J33 Trainpeople
Engineering companies more here
- Tube Lines reintegration
- Mitie ballot
- Alstom – changes to train maintainer grade
- Cubic pay

LU Trains disputes
- Jubilee latest here
- Piccadilly Dispute news
- S stock ballot news here
- Detrainment