RMT Newsletter 7th December 2017

December 11, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

 

PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE & STORES STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP) (LUL/10/2)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/540/17, 28th November 2017), the ballot has concluded and the result was as follows:-

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:        52

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                               46 (88.5%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                  41 (89.1%)

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                   5

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:       0

 

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:        52

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                               46 (88.5%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                  42 (91.3%)

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                   4

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:       0

 

Following this superb result, the National Executive Committee took the decision to instruct all Train Maintainer (Train Maintenance), Technical Manager, Storeman, Storeman Team Leader, Materials Manager and Maintenance Performance Manager members to take industrial action as detailed below:

 

With effect from 00:01 hours on Wednesday 20th December 2017, until further notice, members are instructed:-

 

  • Not to work any overtime or rest days
  • Not to carry out roles beyond their substantive positions and locations
  • Not to deviate from current valid approved work and safety instruction documents
  • Not to deviate from current valid approved risk assessments
  • Not to deviate from latest issue of Tube Lines supplement to the rule book
  • Not to work onsite unless a first aider is on duty
  • Not to perform coaching and/or buddy duties
  • To take rest breaks within legal/agreed parameters
  • Not to use personal mobile devices for work related use

 

Further talks with the Company are due to take place and I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.

 

TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP) (LUL/1/8)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/540/17, 28th November 2017), the ballot has concluded and the result was as follows:-

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:        32

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                               32 (100%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                  29 (90.6%)

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                   3

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:       0

 

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:        32

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                               32 (100%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                  29 (90.6%)

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                   3

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:       0

 

Following this superb result, the National Executive Committee took the decision to instruct all Advanced Train Maintainer, Duty Maintenance Manager and Team Leader (Train Maintenance) members to take industrial action as detailed below:

 

With effect from 00:01 hours on Wednesday 20th December 2017, until further notice, members are instructed:-

 

  • Not to work any overtime or rest days
  • Not to carry out roles beyond their substantive positions and locations
  • Not to deviate from current valid approved work and safety instruction documents
  • Not to deviate from current valid approved risk assessments
  • Not to deviate from latest issue of Tube Lines supplement to the rule book
  • Not to work onsite unless a first aider is on duty
  • Not to perform coaching and/or buddy duties
  • To take rest breaks within legal/agreed parameters
  • Not to use personal mobile devices for work related use

 

I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.

 

BOXING DAY WORKING – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ASSET OPERATIONS) (LUL/7/2)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/540/17, 28th November 2017), all affected members should now have received their ballot paper regarding the above.

 

Please ensure that members complete their ballot paper and return it to reach the Scrutineer by the closing date of Tuesday 12th December 2017. If any member has not received it, please ask them to call the RMT Freephone Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or the RMT Switchboard on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail [email protected]; to request a replacement.

 

RATE OF PAY, WORK TRAIN CONTROLLERS – VGC (CROSSRAIL PROJECT) (LUL/10/2)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/540/17, 28th November 2017), all Work Train Controller members should now have received their ballot paper regarding the above.

 

Please ensure that members complete their ballot paper and return it to reach the Scrutineer by the closing date of Tuesday 12th December 2017. If any member has not received it, please ask them to call the RMT Freephone Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or the RMT Switchboard on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail [email protected]; to request a replacement.

 

BREACH OF MACHINERY – ISS (KAD CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/540/17, 28th November 2017), all ISS (KAD Contrat) members should now have received their ballot paper regarding the above.

 

Please ensure that members complete their ballot paper and return it to reach the Scrutineer by the closing date of Thursday 14th December 2017. If any member has not received it, please ask them to call the RMT Freephone Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or the RMT Switchboard on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail [email protected]; to request a replacement.

 

 

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – DOPPELMAYR EMIRATES AIR LINE CABLE CAR (TFL/0001/CC)

 

In line with Union policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions was submitted to the Company. The Regional Organiser met with the Company and the following no-strings offer was received:-

 

  • An average increase to salaries of 2.64% from November 2017, including bonuses for shifts worked over that period.

 

  • Two months back pay.

 

The National Executive Committee has considered a report from the Regional Organiser and noted a consultation of affected members by the RMT Rep resulted in an opinion to accept the offer.  In line with the NEC decision, the Company has been advised of our acceptance of the offer and I have asked that the increase, along with backdated monies, is paid to members at the earliest opportunity.

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