RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT TUBE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/011/16, 14th January 2016) all members will have received a copy of the revised offer from London Underground in respect of Pay, Night Tube and Fit for the Future Stations. For your ease of reference, the full offer can still be accessed on our website via
The mass meeting of our LUL Reps took place yesterday and having considered the views from this meeting, the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to suspend this week’s strike action. Members are therefore instructed to work as normal on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th January 2016.
Both these disputes, on Pay & Night Tube and on Every Job Matters will be considered by the National Executive Committee again on Thursday 28th January. The future strike dates in February currently remain in place and I will keep you advised of all further developments.
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND
Further to my previous Circular (IR/011/16, 14th January 2016) and in addition to the above, the National Executive Committee has recommitted to a Week of Action from Sunday 7th February 2016. All Station Grades members should be very clear that RMT has not, and has never accepted any part of the Fit for the Future Stations proposals.
To reiterate, as things stand there will be industrial action called for RMT Station Grades members during the WEEK OF ACTION COMMENCING SUNDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2016. Also, the overtime ban which has been in place for Station Grades since Sunday 3rd January 2016 is still on and I urge all members to CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE OVERTIME BAN. I will keep you advised of all further developments.
TRACK PATROLLING, CLEHSAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/1)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/011/16, 14th January 2016), members will be aware of the dispute situation with London Underground over its decision to train Cleshar Staff to undertake track patrolling duties.
The ballot papers were posted out to affected members on Tuesday 19th January and the closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 2nd February 2016. I will keep you advised of all further developments.
DISCIPLINARY, GLEN HART – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/4)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/011/16, 14th January 2016), members will be aware of the dispute situation that exists with London Underground over the continued suspension and threat of disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against RMT Activist Glen Hart.
The ballot papers were posted out to all London Underground members on Thursday 21st January and the closing date for this ballot is Thursday 4th February 2016. I will keep you advised of all further developments.
DISMISSAL, R. GARD, CSA, BOND STREET – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/276/15, 12th November 2015), members will recall the case of Sister Rachel Gard who suffers from type 1 diabetes and was recently dismissed from London Underground. This matter has now been considered again by the National Executive Committee, which has noted the outcome of the Director’s review to uphold the decision to dismiss Sister Gard, and taken the decision to commence a ballot of our Customer Service Assistant members at Bond Street Station.
The Company has been advised that a dispute situation exists between us as it is the view of this Union that Sister Gard did not deserve the sanction of dismissal and that this member has been unfairly targeted on her disability.
The ballot papers will be posted out to members on Tuesday 26th January 2016. The closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 9th February 2016 and I will keep you advised of all further developments.