RMT Wins 'No Compulsory Redundancy' Commitment

From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary

As a result of standing firm in the current dispute, LUL has agreed to the RMT demands that there be no compulsory redundancies. As you also know there were 1,000 jobs to be made redundant but now management has agreed to abide by ‘Annex H’ and that this will apply to ALL LUL operational staff. 1000, of the LUL members that were transferred to the failed Metronet company were at risk of losing their jobs but thanks to the two days strike action you have safeguarded these members jobs and forced management to abide by negotiated agreements and provide alternative jobs for all displaced staff. This shows what can be done by showing solidarity to your colleagues and your Union and you should be congratulated of the stand you took.

On the pay offer a meeting has been called by management, under the auspices of ACAS, where all 4 Unions will be invited to attend. I will write to you again separately on this issue as soon as there is anything to report.

I am calling a meeting of all LUL/Metronet 1st and 2nd stage representatives so we can explain further all the detail of the agreement and I have no doubt they will report back to members at the earliest opportunity.

You must be congratulated on the stand you have taking in these difficult times with a credit crunch and rising unemployment causing job losses and attacks on working peoples terms and conditions. The stand you have taken has proved that by sticking together and supporting each other and the union we can protect jobs and conditions.

Yours sincerely,

Bob Crow General Secretary