RMT Circular 26th October 2017

October 27, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

 

PROPOSED TUPE TRANSFER OF AP JNP (TUBE LINES) TO LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD (LUL/15/10)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/431/17, 28th September 2017), it is now confirmed that on Sunday 29th October all AP JNP staff, approximately 1900 employees, will transfer into London Underground under TUPE. On this day, AP JNP members will be on their previous rates of pay, contract and terms and conditions and all AP JNP policies, procedures and agreements will continue to apply.

 

However, soon after the transfer has taken place, LUL will review and seek to reorganise its maintenance activities under the wider Transformation programme and these discussions are expected to commence in early November. As you would expect, this will involve in-depth discussions and negotiations with the Lead Officer and Reps from every affected function in attendance. The process is likely to take some time but be assured that RMT will of course remain vigilant and be fully involved throughout.

 

Any future proposals will of course be subject to full consultation with all affected members and any movement by the Company to threaten any member’s job security or our hard fought for agreements will be resisted by this Union by all means at our disposal up to and including industrial action if necessary.

 

At this early stage there are few details but as all members will now be back in-house under one public sector company we will be in a strong collective position going forward. Also RMT was always opposed to the private-public-partnership which led to Tube Lines in the first place and this transition finally brings that chapter to an end.

 

PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE/STORES STAFF – TUBE LINES (AP JNP) (LUL/10/2)

 

The following resolution was recently received from our LU Fleet Branch:-

 

“LU Fleet Branch calls upon the NEC to seek a formal dispute resolution to the following failure to agree at Tube Lines Company Council:-

 

  1. Pay parity for maintenance and stores staff with their fellow Transplant colleagues
  2. Train Preparation Payment

 

The members feel that they play a vital and pivotal role in the success and safe operation of the department and would like to seek an agreement that awards them parity with the rest of the unit.

 

We request that the NEC prepare a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike to resolve this dispute”.

 

The National Executive Committee welcomed the resolution and agrees that pay parity is justified for maintenance and stores staff. In line with the NEC decision, the Company has been informed that a dispute situation exists between us over this issue and I am currently making preparations to conduct a ballot for industrial action amongst affected members.

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