Industrial action

When negotiations fail, RMT members take action

Bakerloo News - December 2019

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Bakerloo News is the monthly newsletter for workers on the Bakerloo Line, produced by RMT activists of the Bakerloo branch.

In this edition:

- Drivers: vote yes for action! Fight to scrap WTT44!
- Breakdown of industrial relations at Queen’s Park
- Cleaners fight continues
- RMT Bakerloo: fighting for every member

Please download the newsletter and distribute it in your workplace and share it online.

RMT Upfront: Tube Drivers News Pay Special

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for tube drivers from the RMT. In this special edition we look at what the company has offered for drivers in their so called 'full and final' pay and conditions offer, and why the RMT has come to the decision that a ballot for industrial action is now required to enable us to push for a better, fairer offer.

Bakerloo line drivers to be balloted over serious concerns about timetable

WORKING TIMETABLE 44/45 (WT44/45) TRAIN OPERATORS, BAKERLOO LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Our Industrial and Health and Safety representatives on the Bakerloo line have been raising serious concerns over the implementation of Working Timetable WT44/45 which has been in place since May 2019. We firmly believe this timetable is failing and is causing undue stress on Train Operator members.

ABM cleaners strike blocked by Tory anti union laws

SUBJECT: JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS (FORMERLY “RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, CLEANERS ABM (LU CONTRACT)

That we note the ballot result for Strike Action is as follows:

Number of members balloted: 620

Total votes cast: 299 (48.2%)

Number voting YES: 294 (98.3%)

Number voting NO: 5 (1.7%)

Spoilt papers: 0

The 40% threshold was met but the 50% turnout thresholds were not met.

TFL executive earnings twenty times that of ABM Tube cleaner

As tube cleaners ballot for action RMT reveals they would have to work 20 years to earn a TfL executive’s annual pay packet.

As tube union RMT ballots Tube cleaners for industrial action for pay justice the union has revealed that an Underground cleaner would have to work for nearly 20 years to earn the £374,000 TfL’s highest executive makes in just one year, while it would take them 246 years to earn the £4.5 million the CEO of the US outsourcing company that employs them pulls in annually.

Bakerloo News November 2019

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Bakerloo News is the newsletter for Bakerloo Line workers and is produced by RMT activists.

In this edition:

  • Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!
  • Spikes versus netting?
  • Timetable saga drags on

Please download the attached document to read it and share it online or print it out and distribute it in your Bakerloo Line workplace.

RMT sets aside £100,000 for strike pay for Tube cleaners

STRIKE PAY FOR RMT ABM TUBE CLEANERS! 

 The RMT NEC has just unanimously agreed an INITIAL £100,000 for hardship payments for striking Tube Cleaner Members!

 "That we note the call to support our ABM members and Instruct the General Secretary to initially ring-fence £100k for hardship payments to our members who participated in strike action. This is to be kept under review."

 Together We Are Stronger!

 JUSTICE FOR TUBE CLEANERS!

Ballot matrix prepared over SSL Point Care Signalling Department issues

Subject: BREACH OF AGREEMENT, SSL POINT CARE SIGNALLING DEPARTMENT – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the meeting took place between our workplace representatives, Track & Signals Functional representatives, Senior Assistant General Secretary and members of the NEC following the resolution passed at our 2019 AGM, and the company are persisting with breaching of our agreements.

Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix of affected members and advise the company that a dispute situation now exists between our two organisations.