Vote YES to demand that car parking facilities at Acton Town are retained

REMOVAL OF CAR PARKING FACILITIES, ACTON TOWN DISTRICT DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/287/23, 12th September 2023), all members at Acton REW, Acton Town (DSM & ERU), Acton Works and all Train Operator members at Acton Town (District & Piccadilly) are urged to return their ballot paper and vote 'yes' for strike action and action short of a strike to demand that car parking facilities at Acton Town are retained.

Tube union, RMT will take strike action on London Underground on October 4 and 6 over job losses and safety concerns

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Tube union, RMT will take strike action on London Underground on October 4 and 6 over job losses and safety concerns.

The union has been locked in a long running dispute over 600 station staff cuts and detrimental working conditions since last year.

Safety concerns have also been raised regarding fewer staff facing higher workloads, more lone working and increased fatigue.

The job losses planned will affect every aspect of the tube including stations and maintenance, leading to the likelihood of more unstaffed stations and a lowering of safety standards.

Station strike called on 4th and 6th of October

Dear RMT Member,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

STATIONS & REVENUE INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED

Your Lead Officer has consulted with your Stations Reps and received detailed feedback on members’ demands in response to LUL’s latest position and proposals regarding station staffing. A further presentation was made at Stations Functional Council recently to completely re-organise station areas which has only added to members anger over these attacks on your jobs and terms and conditions.

TfL says no RAAC found in buildings

RAAC (REINFORCED AUTOCLAVED AERATED CONCRETE) IN TfL BUILDINGS

Dear colleague,

Following receipt of information from your London Regional Transport Organiser, I wrote recently to TfL seeking assurances about the possible presence of RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) in any TfL buildings of infrastructure.

TfL has now published the following statement. This information is welcome and RMT will continue to be alert to the issue:

No known RAAC on our network and we're continuing to investigate.

Trains Grade Meeting

Train grades meetings are the time for RMT’s train driver activists from across LU to get together to debate issues, formulate plans of action and hear reports from functional and local reps.

All RMT train drivers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings are from 1430 to 1600 and alternate between Zoom and in person. Your local rep will be able to give you Zoom details to join the virtual meetings, or otherwise contact one of the Train Grade officers.

December meeting date is TBC.

For more info see the attached poster.

 

Ballot called over Acton Town car park plans

REMOVAL OF CAR PARKING FACILITIES, ACTON TOWN DISTRICT DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

The Union declared a failure to agree with London Underground over the Company's decision to remove car parking facilities at Acton Town District Depot which have been in place for over 25 years. It is clear no rational thinking has been used in taking this decision and members should not be forced into longer working days with no secure, reliable car parking facilities.

Docklands Light Railway pay & conditions referendum result

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RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2023 - KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/0001/KAD)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/247/23, 11th August 2023), the Lead Officer and Reps met with the Company and a revised offer was tabled:  

A 4.75% no-strings increase, effective from 1st April 2023

A discretionary one-off cost of living payment of £1000 (subject to tax and NI deductions)

The National Executive Committee took the decision to conduct an e-referendum of all KAD members, which closed on Thursday 31st August with the following result:

ISS KAD breakdown in industrial relations - strike dates announced

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS - ISS (KAD CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/247/23, 11th August 2023), despite the negotiating team's best efforts, giving the Company every opportunity to resolve key issues at the heart of this dispute, there has not been any resolution to our demands for the 2023 pay claim to be properly addressed or for Night Allowance.

Vote now: detrainment ballot closes on 17th of August

10th August 2023

 

Dear Colleague,

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND

DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE - MAKE SURE YOU RETURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER - VOTE 'YES' TO BOTH QUESTIONS

I urge all members to return your ballot paper as soon as possible. It is vital that we achieve the highest possible turnout and the highest possible vote saying YES for action to demand that LUL withdraws its plans to remove detrainment staff.