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Cut fares not guards

August 20, 2017

General Secretary Mick Cash said;   “The huge hike in fares confirmed last week is another kick in the teeth for passengers who ‎already fork out colossal sums to travel on rammed out, unreliable trains while the private operators are laughing all the way to the bank.   “With over three quarters of Britain’s railways …

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Inflation Circular – New RPI is 3.6% – Info on defending use of RPI

August 20, 2017

Head Office Circular No. NP/131/17   To the Secretary, all Branches and Regional Councils Tuesday 15 August 2017   Dear Colleagues   ANNOUNCEMENT OF MAX INCREASE FOR REGULATED TRAIN FARES, FROM JAN 2018 -SIGNIFICANT FOR NEGOTIATING INCREASE TO RAIL WORKERS’ PAY & BENEFITS   The Retail Prices Index (RPI) was 3.6% for the year to …

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LEGAL UPDATE SUMMER 2017

August 20, 2017

Circular No: NP/110/17 Our Ref: LA/2017 13th July 2017   To: Branches, Regional Councils & Regional Offices   LEGAL UPDATE SUMMER 2017 Dear Colleague,   The Supreme Court handed down its decision in the joined cases of Essop v Home Office and Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice. The Supreme Court overruled decisions of …

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Thales revised Pay Offer

August 11, 2017

Thales have made a revised pay offer for their LR 1-7 staff in job families 7 & 10 plus site engineers.   The offer is below:   Year 1 – 1.2% Year 2 – 1.5% +0.5%* Year 3 – 1.7% +0.8%*   *Subject to meeting the in year MYB EBIT target.   The issue is …

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9th August LUL Circular

August 11, 2017

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 …

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RMT warns of Night Tube crisis on the Piccadilly Line

August 11, 2017

RMT warns of Night Tube crisis on the Piccadilly Line   TUBE UNION RMT warned today that the Night Tube on the Piccadilly line is in crisis with a serious lack of trained train operators available to run the service.   RMT has been informed that the amount of drivers available to run the Mayor’s …

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New website goes live

August 11, 2017

LUEngineering Branch is proud to declare that the new website has now gone live an dshould be fully functional.   The Android App for our website can be obtained at   Click here for the Android APP   And hopefully the APP for iPhone will be finally published very soon as it is in the …

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PPP Code of Best Practice

July 19, 2017

During the TUPE talks for certain staff from LUL to be transferred into TfL, LUL continually stated that the PPP Code of Best Practice was non-contractual.   Your union was able to obtain information that clearly showed that that was not the true position and not only that, but, that the LUL negotiating team was …

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TRANSFER FROM LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED (LUL) TO TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) MINUTES

July 17, 2017

TRANSFER OF ENGINEERING, MAJOR PROJECTS, PMO AND CHANGE DELIVERY ACTIVITY FROM LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED (LUL) TO TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL)  Talks in this area have taken place over the last few months and the RMT remains opposed to this transfer and does not believe that we have ended consultation or have we reached a satisfactory …

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Opps TUPE’d the Wrong People

July 17, 2017

In quite an amazing show of incompetence, LUL have admitted that they have sent letters to staff involved on the TUPE transfer from LUL to TfL and had not even managed to get the dates correct. More worryingly than this admin error, they also seem to have welcomed people to TfL that were not even …

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