National Executive Council Member report

Regular reports from Jared Wood, who represents the RMT London Transport Region on the National Executive Council.

Council of Executives Member's Report to Regional Council, 25 August


  • London Underground
    • revised offer (Y1 5%, Y2-4 RPI+0.25%, Y5 RPI+0.5%) rejected by GGC
    • other unions also rejected; RMT wrote to ASLEF urging joint response: no reply
    • LU has referred the issue to ACAS
    • campaign needed in workplaces; LTRC meeting for members, 15 September
  • CTS – 3% offer, feedback sought
  • Alstom – revised offer: Y1 4%; Y2 4% + Olympics bonus of up to £400 – Regional Organiser recommends referendum with recommendation to reject


  • Tunde Umanah reinstated

Council of Executives Member's Report to LTRC Executive, August 2011

  • LU pay – revised offer (Y1 5%, Y2-4 RPI+0.25%, Y5 RPI+0.5%) to be discussed by GGC tomorrow (10/8) – recommendation to reject – letter to ASLEF urging joint response: no reply
  • CTS pay – 3% offer, feedback sought
  • Victimisations – Tunde Umanah, Jayesh Patel, Tony Rowntree – all still awaiting appeal outcome
  • Review of industrial disputes, LU – verbal report on progress to be given; input needed
  • LU Job Cuts – to be discussed by GGC tomorrow (10/8)

Council of Executives Member's Report to Regional Council, July 2011


  • London Underground – The latest offer is Y1 4.75% Y2-5 RPI+0.25%, very little on conditions; RMT rejected (see decision); other unions indicated they would reject too
  • EDF Powerlink – the latest offer is Y1 4.5%, Y2-5 RPI+0.25%; RMT rejected (see decision)
  • Tube Lines (Stratford Market, ex-Alstom) – accepted 2-year deal of Y1 5.6%; Y2 RPI+0.5% (min. 0.5%); changes to rosters to be subject to negotiations

Council of Executives Report to Regional Council Executive, July 2011


  • Arwyn reinstated - dispute resolved - details of settlement to be given verbally
  • request for donation to LabourStart
  • outstanding victimisation cases - Tony Rowntree; Jayesh Patel; Tunde Amanah
  • review of industrial disputes

Pay & Conditions

  • London Underground - Company Council tomorrow; cleaning vouchers
  • Tube Lines (ex-Alstom) - accepted
  • EDF Powerlink - rejected
  • CBS Outdoor - accepted
  • TfL - third year of 3-year deal

RMT Executive Report to Regional Council Executive, 14 June 2011

  • Victimisations – see decision re strike dates, Arwyn; talks at ACAS tomorrow; dispute payments decision 20/21 June; publicity and workplace visits; LabourStart email campaign; preparation for all-grades ballot; Tony Rowntree CDI and appeal; other victimisations; review of industrial disputes
  • LU pay – latest offer rejected; next talks 22 June
  • LU stations job cuts – reps’ meeting; GGC decision; stations and revenue grades meeting, 23 June
  • Track contract workers’ charter – list of contractors compiled; reduced subs to be decided 20/21 June; first draft of Charter now done

Council of Executives Member's report, 28 April

LU Victimisations – LU job cuts (OSP) – Tube cuts – LU machinery of negotiation - Victoria Line upgrade health & safety drivers’ dispute – Hammersmith & City Line dispute – LU ‘rainbow’ process – Signals Framework Agreement, grade progression – Northumberland Park fleet – imposition of Stations Framework Agreement – Power Control Room grade progression – DLR dispute – Regional Organiser assault conviction – Alstom Jubilee contract transferred back in-house to Tube Lines – LU uniform cleaning vouchers – LU pay – Disabled members’ advisory committee / conference – other companies – Egypt

Council of Executives Member's Report to Regional Council Executive

Victimisation of RMT reps

  • ballot now running
  • strike committee; - lots of publicity materials / organising work
  • Eamonn's tribunal decision made, but not delivered yet
  • research into public money spent
  • members' meeting 27 April to discuss action before making decision
  • coordinate with other unions
  • strike pay?
  • Tony Rowntree CDI

Council of Executives report to Regional Council Executive, 8 March


  • DLR – RMT won appeal; in same Appeal Court decision, ASLEF also won similar appeal; proposal for new strikes on DLR to be discussed at GGC Wednesday; talks with management Wednesday
  • LU victimisations – see decision; will be a single ballot of drivers; membership lists / database needs checking; ACAS talks Wednesday; RCI rep Tony Rowntree sent to CDI
  • LU job cuts – report on Equalities review posted on website; need more reports to members on reviews; comments invited re ongoing strategy

Council of Executives Report to Regional Council, February 2011

  • Taxis - 15-year age limit (see decision)
  • LU job cuts - confidential reporting line; need to update membership information following 6 February moves; appeals against displacements; Enhanced AFM Functionality; reviews ongoing; action short of strikes; recommend members' meeting w/c 14 March
  • LU pay - claim submitted
  • 29 April public holiday - correspondence with LU
  • 26 March demonstration - please mobilise
  • DLR injunction appeal - hearing has been held, decision expected around 8 March

Council of Executives Member's Report, 8/2/11

  • Taxis – 15-year age limits – see decision
  • Thales – election of reps on LT contract
  • DLR – awaiting outcome of legal appeal (held this week, but decision may not be given immediately); progress made in talks
  • Olympics – Regional Organiser to report to LTRC Exec
  • LU machinery of negotiation – more discussion required before accepting CMO machinery; outstanding issues on COO machinery tabled for Company Council – if no result there, then refer to ACAS