BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (FLEET GRADES) (LUL/14/2)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/88/17, 24th February 2017), the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all Fleet Grades members to undertake the following industrial action from 00:01 hours on Tuesday 7th March 2017 until further notice:-
- Not to work any overtime or attend training courses outside of normal working hours
- Not to carry out any higher grade duty work
- Not to change any shifts or work locations to assist with maintenance
- No trainers are to carry out training for anyone on a job that is not their substantive role
- No coaches to coach anyone on a job that is not their substantive role
- Not to work if there is not a valid and in date WRA, COSHH, and Manual Handling Assessment
- Not to work if there is no first aider on site
Despite discussions with the Company, including at dispute resolution level, the issues at the heart of this dispute remain unresolved and I urge all members to stand firm together during the industrial action listed above to demand that management properly adhere to our agreed machineries and stop trying to impose fundamental changes to working conditions without any agreement from this Union. I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.
DISCIPLINARY, L. CORNELL, S. SOUISSI & D. SHARP – LONDON BRIDGE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/4)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/88/17, 24th February 2017), the following resolution was received from the London Transport Regional Council:-
“This Branch notes that the 3 CSAs sent to disciplinary hearings face summary dismissal. This Branch has requested a ballot locally.
This motion requests that in the event that Bro. Lee Cornell is not reinstated and the sanctions against Souissi and Sharp are not withdrawn, the RMT escalate this dispute across the region”.
This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has referred it to the Southern Sub-Committee for further examination and report. I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.
NON-PAYMENT OF NEGOTIATED PAY INCREASE, EX-UKPN STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/9/18)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/1/17, 3rd January 2017), the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to proceed with legal claims over the unlawful deduction of wages affecting ex-UKPN staff who were not paid the first year of the LUL (2015-2018) pay increase. Affected individual members will be sent L2 forms and I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.