Every Job Matters - Defending London Underground Jobs


Talks continue to identity additional staffing needs

Talks are continuing as part of seven day review of staffing level. We've outlined need for more staff to meet key objectives: Staff in control rooms, safety and security in larger stations, reduce lone working and unstaffed local stations, improve roster balance.
LU have again stated that additional jobs can be created to meet these objectives. They will respond more fully on Friday.

Stations dispute ACAS update

RMT LUL stations Dispute

Dear RMT members

Yesterday afternoon and all day today myself and senior RMT Stations reps , alongside TSSA ,attended talks at ACAS with LUL.

We have in specific detail laid out to Directors of LUL all of our major concerns over the Job cuts /Ticket office closures /Lack of training /inequality of CSA2 rate undermining CSA1 rate for the job / impostion of Transfer policy and the sheer overall negative impact of working in LUL Station staff in Fit for the Future Stations.

Say no to overtime - support the overtime ban - 0001hrs 23November 2016


This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the decision to call action and instruct ALL LUL STATION & REVENUE members NOT TO WORK ANY OVERTIME OR REST DAYS from 00:01 hours on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until further notice.


Strong yes vote for station cuts strike action

Further to my previous Circular (IR/317/16, 26th October 2016), the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:-

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast 1053
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 900
Number Voting ‘No’ 149
Spoilt Papers 4

Question: Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Big votes for action in two separate disputes on London Underground

Tube union RMT confirmed today that balloting has concluded in two separate disputes on London Underground with massive votes for action being recorded in both. Both disputes, tube station staff and Piccadilly Line drivers, have safety of passengers and staff at their core.

The disputes are:

CSM2 job under threat

The CSM2 job is now is seriously under threat as a result of some LU Area Managers lobbying hard behind the scenes for its abolition. RMT knows the CSM2 grade doesn't work - but not for the reasons being touted by managers. One idea being seriously canvassed is the merging of adjacent CSM2-type areas, with stations to be run by a CSS in exactly the same way as an SS2 used to until LU stupidly abolished SS grades to drive down pay, and this would likely be a CSS2; there are usually no Ops Rooms.

RMT Station Grades Vote 6:1 for Strikes and Action short of Strikes: Download new SFC News

Download and distribute the new SFC News.

It is vital that members in every area know about this action

Don't work overtime after 00:01 on Wed 23 Nov


The newsletter also deals with management abuses of sickness process, CSA2 HGW and letters of advice.