Staff Our Stations Campaign Continues

We wish to map station staffing by collating the following information about each company
that operates stations:

  • Its station staff grading structure
  • Its use of agency staff on stations
  • Current station staffing issues being discussed with the employer or otherwise of
    concern to the union
  • For each station: its staffing level, disability access, ticket office opening hours,
    whether it is categorised as sub-surface, its categorisation under the McNulty report

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

  • Ensure that the lead officer for each company that operates stations provides
    whatever information is available to them on these issues
  • Convene a meeting of Company Council / Functional Council representatives to seek
    their input into this mapping process

We further instruct the General Secretary to:

  • Commission a new ‘SOS: Staff Our Stations’ logo from the designer of the logo used
    by our London Transport Regional Council’s SOS campaign – this logo to be used on
    badges, a new banner, leaflets, etc
  • Produce a new leaflet for national use urging support for our campaign
  • Urgently ensure that the www.rmt.org.uk/sos section of our website is updated
  • Compile a summary of campaigns and successes in various companies so far
  • In liaison with our elected delegates, ensure that the union sends delegates to the
    South East Region TUC’s Transport Industries Network meetings, and to any similar
    bodies run by other Regional TUCs, and to raise this campaign at those meetings
  • Contact groups such as the End Violence Against Women coalition and Transport
    for All, with a view to campaigning on the need to adequately staff stations due to
    equalities and access issues
  • Liaise with supportive campaigns such as the Campaign for Better Transport and
    Bring Back British Rail
  • Implement these instructions in time for the series of trades council meetings that
    the union is due to address in May, in order that we can encourage those meetings
    to become involved in this campaign.
  • Ensure that lead officers for each company that operates stations provides whatever
    information is available to them, such as Time tables, rosters, rail maps of their
    areas, staff compliment lists and opening and closing times of stations.

We note that the SOS sub-committee is to hold a further meeting to receive further
reports, and instruct the General Secretary to place its report in front of us.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.

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