EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)
I write to advise branches that the General Grades Committee has discussed the latest position in relation to our Every Job matters dispute. Our Regional Organiser reports that management are not conducting meaningful negotiations over this plans and are in fact moving to implement them without agreement. We are acting in conjunction with our sister union TSSA and have outlined our demands which are as follows: –
- A clear unconditional commitment that no member of staff will suffer a loss of substantive pay
- To state how many jobs they propose to cut, if it has been changed from 953 after the station by station review.
- To state what contingency plans have been put in place should they continue to close ticket offices.
- Assurances for the withdrawal of their notices summoning staff to the Development Centres.
- Meaningful negotiations
A mass meeting of members and reps will shortly be organised to discuss the dispute. A report on this meeting will then be submitted to the General Grades Committee to consider our next course of action.
The arrangements for this meeting are currently being made and will be publicised widely once confirmed. This Union will continue to fight against unsustainable job cuts and the closure of ticket offices.