1 July 2015
Our Ref LUL/0001
1st July 2015
TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND MEMBERS
Rate of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 and Night Running LONDON UNDERGROUND
Firstly you should all be congratulated for the massive yes vote in favour of industrial action which sends a clear message to LUL that RMT members stand united and are prepared to fight for a fair pay increase.
The company’s below inflation offer on pay and Night tube is simply not good enough. It would see your pay fall well behind the rate of inflation and will see you burdened with even more unsociable hours, bring an end to any meaningful work/life balance, and dilute your hard fought terms and conditions.
Their pathetic one off lump sum offer for introducing Night Tube is frankly insulting. A £500 lump sum paid in two stages for COO and CPD Operational Staff, with £250 extra for Drivers, Track and Signal Staff, goes nowhere near far enough to compensate for the major upheaval this will mean for your working arrangements.
The General Grades Committee has considered the clear and overwhelming mandate from members and has decided to call you and your colleagues to take the industrial action outlined below.
All LU members, excluding Train Operators And Instructor Operators are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-
• 18.30 hours Wednesday 8th July 2015 and 18.29 hours Thursday 9th July 2015
Train Operator and Instructor Operator members only are instructed not to book on for any duties that commence between: –
• 21.30 hours Wednesday 8th July 2015 and 21.29 hours Thursday 9th July 2015
ALL LU members are instructed not to work any overtime from 21.30 hours on Thursday 9th July 2015 until further notice.
I urge LUL members to stand shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues during the days of action. We must send a clear message to LU and their political masters that we will accept nothing less than a substantially improved offer. It is your hard work and dedication that keeps London running and its only right you should receive a decent offer that keeps pace with the cost of living and reflects the long hours and hard work you do.
SUPPORT THE ACTION
UNITY IS STRENGTH