FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/325/17, 27th July 2017), the discussions with our Reps regarding rostering during the 3 month leaf fall period have concluded with an agreement covering the next 2 years to allow extra lifting work due to the leaf fall season for 2017 and 2018.
This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has congratulated all Piccadilly Line AP Fleet members and reps on waging a most spirited and effective dispute leading to success in resisting the implementation of a two tier workforce via the introduction of 35 new members of staff on two year fixed term contracts. Every aspect of our joint strategy has been achieved including no use of agency staff, any redeployment being temporary and solely within the Tube Lines/LUL family, no onerous rosters and ultimately, the 35 new starters now on fully employed contracts.
The Company has been advised accordingly and the Union will of course continue to monitor the implementation of the recent agreements.
TUPE TRANSFER OF LONDON UNDERGROUND CLEANING CONTRACT TO ABM (LUL/15/10)
I write to advise you that London Underground has awarded its cleaning contract to a company called ABM. This new company will manage all cleaning across London Underground and approximately 3000 staff will be TUPE transferring across to the new employer. We have been informed that Interserve and Vinci staff will transfer over on 17th September 2017 and ISS (JNP) staff will transfer on 31st December 2017. RMT is involved in discussions with ABM over the transfer and I will keep Branches informed of developments.