New Inflation rates for year to July 2021
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published inflation rates for the year to July 2021. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) increased to 3.8% for the year to July 2021, a fall of 0.1% from 3.9% for the year to June 2021.
The alternative measures of CPI and CPIH rose by 2.0% (down from 2.5% to June) and 2.1% (down from 2.4% to June) respectively.
Your union’s policy is to use the RPI rate in all pay negotiations. Should an employer attempt to use alternative inflation measures during pay talks, please inform the National Policy department as soon as possible.
I would be grateful if you could bring the content of this circular to the attention of all members in your Branch.
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the sad death of our late and great General Secretary, Bob Crow.
So much has happened in those intermediate years and it is fitting that we take stock and spend a minute sharing our memories of a person that left us far too early.
His family set have a charity donation page for the British Heart Foundation to help prevent this illness taking anymore of our loved ones.
so please, if you can, remember Bob by donating below
I have worked with most of the candidates for many years and I believe that John Leach deserves your ‘1’ VOTE
All Grades Union
John cares about us all. It does not matter what back ground you come from, what grade you are or where you work, we are all workers and he works tirelessly on everyone’s behalf. It is easy to bang a drum or wave a stick but he recognises the need for different tactics for different fights.
John has many years experience in the RMT. He is currently the Regional Organiser in your area and has served several times on our union’s National Executive and also as our President. During those decades, he has worked along side the very best people, officers and general secretaries we have had and has learnt his trade from these people. He knows how to run the union and is a safe EFFECTIVE pair of hands in these troubling times.
John knows how to negotiate and how to fight if necessary. He has won small gains and large victories and is not ashamed to say his aim is the improvement of everyone’s job, conditions and job security.
He has directly negotiated the agreements below:
1. The LT Pension scheme being opened to Tube Lines staff
2. Bringing back Tube Lines and other companies inhouse
3. Covid Isolation and sick Pay for ABM Cleaners
4. The ‘Jobs for Life Deal’ / No compulsory redundancies in LU and all the contractual rights. Staff levels being agreed
5. TUPE talks with various companies to bring staff back to LUL and on DLR
6. Recognition agreements on new companies in tfl
7. Abolition of zero hours contracts and full contractual hours
When I have worked with John, there have been times where employers have tried to unnerve us or force into the wrong course of action. He never panics and maintains a poker face at all times. He relies on his ability to negotiate a settlement and also has a feeling for whether an employer may have more on the table and will push that issue into dispute. He is able to win through ability and is never scared to fight if necessary.
Works with the Members
John believe in a fighting and democratic union where the members have the first, second and final say. He will listen to you and he will act on what your tell him. John will be your General Secretary approachable, dependable and experienced.
More work to do
John recognises the big fights ahead and that we have more work to do. He is working with us on the IR35 issue and protecting all jobs across the London transport arena. He wants to ensure that you have the very best conditions and job security that can be achieved for each and every member. Whether that be LUL, Engie, Thales, Balfour Beatty, Morsons and Cleshar etc we are all brothers and sisters and he wants the opportunity to win for us all.
That’s why LUEngineering, your branch and myself, choose to support John Leach ‘1’ for General Secretary
LUEngineering Branch Secretary
Ever wondered how the RMT works with LUL
Ever wondered what the General Secretary does and how they are elected?
Ever wondered what an RMT branch is? Then watch the video below:
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Help build the anti-austerity challenge at the May elections.
Please visit the TUSC local elections conference Facebook event at
*Sunday, February 7th, 11:00 to 13:30*
Meeting ID: 828 9659 5909
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Those details will also be available on the Facebook event above and also the TUSC website at www.tusc.org.uk/events