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Jubilee South News October 2019: ABM Cleaners' Ballot Special

Jubilee South branch have produced a special newsletter as part of our efforts to build the ABM Tube cleaners' ballot. Cleaners are being balloted in a fundamental fight for free staff travel, decent pensions and sick pay.

 In this edition:

  • ABM Cleaners Prepare to Fight Back
  • For Pensions, Sick Pay And Free Travel

  • The Law and taking strike action

  • Free Staff Travel

  • Company sick pay

  • Decent pensions

  • Ballot to win justice begins

RMT to begin balloting ABM cleaners

Dear Colleagues,

JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS (LUL/14/2)

A dispute situation was declared by the National Executive Committee over the company's failure to provide free staff travel, a company-wide sick pay scheme and a decent company pension (Ref: IR/240/19, 13th June 2019).

No progress on these matters has been achieved, despite the best efforts of our representatives and negotiators. Therefore, notice of a ballot of all RMT members at the company was served on ABM this week and the ballot opens on Monday 28th October 2019 and closes on Tuesday 19th November 2019.

RMT out organising with ABM Cleaners

Report on ABM Tube Cleaners RMT Ballot Campaign Activities

*Workplace Visits*

Today we visited cleaner members & non members on the North End of the Bakerloo Line, the South End of the Northern Line & Acton Town Depot

Cleaners were leafleted, the importance of a strong YES vote in the ballot was explained, a non-member was joined into the union & members were put into the RMT Cleaners WhatsApp.

*Organising Meeting*

ABM Cleaners' ballot organising meeting

To all LUL Region Branches

Dear Colleagues

JUSTICE FOR TUBE CLEANERS

As you know we are balloting our ABM members for strike action to secure Staff Travel, proper Sick Pay and a decent Pension for all.

The ballot opens this Monday 28th October with a closing date of Tuesday 19th November 2019. Myself and our National Executive Committee member, Andy Littlechild are calling a meeting for all Branch Secretaries and Chairs on Monday 28th October commencing at 14.00 hours in Unity House.

RMT to ballot all ABM cleaner members for Strike Action

Subject: RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, CLEANERS – ABM (LU CONTRACT)

That we note the report from our Lead Officer following the meeting with our ABM union representatives; and that no movement on any of our matters raised have been addressed by the company. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company that we are in dispute over their failure to provide free staff travel, a company wide sick pay scheme
or decent company pension.

TfL Pension Consultative Committee: vote Sister Parry

That we note the endorsement from our London Transport Regional Council of Sister Jamie Parry for the pending election to the TfL Pension Consultative Committee
Section 2.

This NEC endorses Sister Parry, and instructs the General Secretary to inform all RMT members eligible to vote in the Section 2 election for the TfL Pension Consultative Committee, and render Sister Parry, TfL No 1 Branch and the London Transport Regional Council every reasonable assistance in this important election.

Members to be advised by email and text.

TfL Pensions Fund Elections

TfL Pensions Fund Elections

 

Elections for the pensions Consultative committee

 

It’s that time again when there are elections for staff representatives to sit on the pensions committee to keep an eye on our money.

 

The voting paperwork is now out and the main thing is we need to get the right people on there with the experience and knowledge to look after our money in the proper way, and to keep an eye on what LUL and the government are trying to do with our fund.