LUL Circular 30th August 2019

September 5, 2019
Dear Colleagues,
 
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
 
Further to my previous Circular (IR/336/19, 23rd August 2019), the RMT negotiating team has held a series of talks with the Company at ACAS and following the latest developments the National Executive Committee has accepted the revised resolution proposals from the Company and taken the decision to SUSPEND THE STRIKE ACTION called for Tuesday 3rdto Wednesday 4th September. All members are therefore instructed to book on and work as normal. The upcoming re-ballot to keep the mandate live has also been cancelled.
 
The negotiating team unanimously decided that the latest proposals represent a significant shift in the Company’s previous position and address a number of the core elements of this dispute. LU has committed to increase Train Operator levels on the line, review the application of the Attendance At Work Policy and address a number of other Health & Safety matters.
 
I will be closely monitoring future industrial relations on the Central Line but in the meantime, all members and Reps are congratulated for reaching this position and seeing these issues resolved.
 
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
 
Further to my previous Circular (IR/336/19, 23rd August 2019) the RMT negotiating team has held a series of talks with the Company at ACAS and following the latest developments, the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to SUSPEND THE STRIKE ACTION called for Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th September. All members are therefore instructed to book on and work as normal.
 
During the talks with the Company, proposals to find a resolution to the issues in the dispute including Service Control and Reps Release, Pay Deductions, Disciplinaries, Attendance at Work and our Framework Agreement were discussed. The Company has stated it is committed to implementing jointly agreed proposals to improve working relationships between RMT members and Victoria Line management and further detailed discussions are planned with specified review periods.
 
I will be closely monitoring developments and if the Company renege on its current position RMT will call further industrial action in this dispute.
 
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – SERCO LONDON CYCLE HIRE SCHEME (TFL/0001/SLCHS)
 
Further to my previous Circular (IR/314/19, 12th August 2019), the referendum regarding the above has closed with the following result:-
 
Question: Are you prepared to accept the company’s offer?
 
Number of Papers Returned…        11
Number Voting ‘Yes’…                   9
Number Voting ‘No’…                    2
Spoilt Papers…                            0
 
This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has congratulated all members, Reps, the Lead Officer and Camden 3 Branch and taken the decision to advise the Company of our acceptance of the offer. I have asked that the increase, along with backdated monies, is paid to members at the earliest opportunity. For your ease of reference, the accepted offer is as follows:-
 
Year One
 
  • A 2.4% increase, effective 1st April 2019
 
Year Two
 
  • A 2.4% increase, effective 1st April 2020. However this will be reviewed should RPI exceed 5% in the three month slot before the pay anniversary (1st January to 31st March 2020).
 
Yours sincerely

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