Resolution progress reports

Reports on progress with resolutions passed by the Regional Council.

London Transport Region Motion Agreed: RMT And TSSA Merger

That London Transport Regional Council note that talks with the Leadership of the RMT and TSSA has reached an apparent impasse.

This is amongst the Leadership.

There has been no rank and file campaign on this matter among either Unions membership in London.

That the LTRC Executive look into the possibility of meeting with LTRC RMT members and Tssa members in an effort to work closer together.

RMT to Consult on Support for TUSC in GLA Election

RMT Council of Executives decision:

That we write to all Branches and Regional Councils in the Greater London Authority election area asking if they have any objections to supporting these candidates. We make clear to Branches we are seeking views on the GLA London wide Assembly top up list election and not the GLA constituency election or Mayoral election. A copy of the Trade Union & Socialist Coalition manifesto to also be enclosed in the letter to Branches.

Branch responses to be placed before the Council of Executives on 21st March.

RMT to Improve Website and Develop App

RMT Council of Executives decision:

That the Information and Communication Technology Sub-Committee work with the Communications Department and representatives of the presentation team in order to develop the appropriate technology for developing the RMT website and app.

Regional Councils and branches to be advised.

RMT Defends London Underground Staffing Levels

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council and share its determination to protect members’ jobs and London Underground staffing levels. London Underground has already cut staffing levels to dangerously low levels, and should be considering increasing rather than further cutting them.

We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that the points outlined in the resolution have been raised with London Underground, and to place a report in front of us of the company’s response.

RMT Executive Decision on AWL Website Article

RMT Council of Executives decision, in response to this resolution:

That we note the resolution for the LTRC, however we do not believe a sectarian political grouping making statements brings our union in disrepute. We do not believe our Regional Organiser acted contrary to our Union’s rule book.

We therefore do not think it is appropriate to write to such groupings who are outside of this Union.

RMT Considers Mayor and GLA Elections

Council of Executives decision in response to this resolution from the London Transport Regional Council:

That we write to the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition to ask they provide a list of all their candidates for the 2012 GLA elections.

The General Secretary is also instructed to seek a meeting with Ken Livingstone to discuss the 2012 Mayoral elections.

We also note that we are already supporting Andrew Dismore for the Barnet and Camden Constituency and that we are not supporting other candidates for this area.

RMT Response to the Riots

RMT Council of Executives decision:

As a union we support most progressive campaigns for the advancement of people and have played a pivotal role in the anti cuts movement and continue to support trade union council and community campaigns for social justice. We also note the General Secretary is speaking at the Youth Fight for Jobs rally at Trafalgar Square.

Phone Hacking

RMT Council of Executives decision:

That we list this matter for discussion with our Parliamentary Group to discuss how we can best take this forward and play our part in a broad based campaign on this issue.