Work-Life Balance

Your union's campaign for your right to a life outside work! Includes flexible working, childcare and other issues.

LU (Metronet) Signals Staff Vote By Over 90% For Action Over Imposition Of Rosters, Breaches Of Agreement And Outsourcing

TUBE UNION RMT announced today that London Underground (Metronet) members covered by the Signals Framework Agreement have voted by a massive majority of over 90% for strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the imposition of new rosters, breaches of agreements and the handing over of work to external contractors.

Ballot Of LU (Metronet) Signals Staff For Action Over Imposition Of Rosters, Breaches Of Agreement And Outsourcing

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it is balloting all London Underground (Metronet) members covered by the Signals Framework Agreement for strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the imposition of new rosters, breaches of agreements and the handing over of work to external contractors.

The ballot for action, which closes on 19th January, will involve 750 staff on the former Metronet sections of the tube network – all lines except for the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee.

Review of the UK Domestic Drivers' Hours Rules

busThe Department of Transport launched a consultation on the review of Domestic Drivers' Hours Rules. The rules, first introduced in the 1930s and largely unchanged since the 1960s, cover issues including maximum driving time, breaks, rest time, daily and weekly rest, record keeping and enforcement.

The consultation document can be found on the DfT website at

http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/open/domesticdrivershours/

RMT AGM: Questioning the General Secretary's Report

Refusal to work on the grounds of safety - rights for pregnant women and new mothers

At RMT's AGM, the General Secretary presents a written report, and delegates can question and comment on it. These are the two points that I raised:

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There are two issues that are not in the Report, which I think should have been.

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Firstly, refusal to work on the grounds of safety.

London Underground Ltd's Family Leave Guidelines

This document covers areas such as maternity and paternity leave, adoption leave, funeral leave, and other forms of leave additional to annual leave that you might need to take to meet your family responsibilities. The text is provided below, and you can click '1 attachment'/file name below to download the document as a PDF.

FAMILY LEAVE GUIDELINES

1. INTRODUCTION

Flexible Working Survey

Have you ever applied for 'flexible working'? ie. For changes to your hours or location of work to suit your caring responsibilities? RMT is surveying members' experiences of applying for flexible working. We know that while getting the flexible working arrangement you want can be a great boost to your 'work-life balance', getting it can be a difficult process.

By gathering information about your and others' experiences, we can boost our campaign to strengthen your right to flexible working.