PROPOSED TRANSFER OF ENGINEERING, MAJOR PROJECTS, PMO AND CHANGE DELIVERY ACTIVITY FROM LUL TO TFL
Following a communication sent out by LUL on Monday 27th March regarding the above, I am writing to all RMT LUL members to ensure you are clear on the above situation and RMT’s position in relation to the associated consultation process.
LUL and TfL advised in a letter dated 28th February of its proposal to transfer all Engineering, Major Projects, Change Delivery and PMO Activity from LUL to TfL and an initial ad-hoc London Underground Company Council meeting took place on 10th March. There are 1511 affected employees across the above functions but members covered by the Main Agreement are not affected and neither is Tube Lines part of these proposals. RMT immediately advised LUL that a proposed transfer date of 2nd April was far too short notice and the proposed transfer date is now 30th April 2017.
In the notice from LUL on Monday 27th March, it states that “thus far, the unions have chosen not to engage meaningfully in this process” but this is not the case at all. Your Regional Organiser John Leach has sought certain assurances from LUL and I have written on three separate occasions urging LUL to agree to three simple demands:-
- That no transfers or changes to terms and conditions will take place or be imposed without agreement from RMT.
- That the current LUL pay deal, which is incorporated into members’ terms and conditions will continue to be paid and implemented following this transfer in line with TUPE regulations.
- That LUL agree to full and proper negotiation and consultation over this major issue at London Underground Company Council Level.
The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and is completely resolved to resist these attacks by the Company with all means at our disposal. I will of course keep you advised of all further developments.