I am writing to advise members that following further talks at ACAS, a final proposal was tabled over Olympic Recognition and Reward for London Underground members. A meeting took place with 150 of your representatives at the end of last week to consult on this offer and the General Grades Committee has decided the following: -
After months of intensive negotiations RMT has reached an agreement that protects existing agreements and allows staff to work within the terms of their existing contracts.
There will also be additional rewards packages of up to £1000 for staff in recognition of the massive additional pressures that will be thrown at the service from the extra three million journeys a day.
"Dayna - we stand with you 1000%. We just wish we could be there with you in your appeals meeting and stand by your side. This is about right vs. wrong and you are on the side of right.
All our love and respect.
John Carlos and Dave Zirin"
Your negotiating team met with LUL under the auspices of ACAS yesterday. The company has not changed its financial offer, and has proposed that in the event of duties remaining uncovered by volunteers at any location, the level 1 committee will meet to resolve it. There is no proposal to change Framework Agreements.
Your negotiating team met with LUL under the auspices of ACAS today. The company has not changed its financial offer, and has proposed that in the event of duties remaining uncovered by volunteers at any location, the level 1 committee will meet to resolve it. There is no proposal to change Framework Agreements.
RMT attended talks at ACAS with London Underground yesterday about Olympics working. Unfortunately, instead of going forward from the last wording agreed, management tried to change it by adding qualifications that appeared designed to tie us to agreements made by other unions. RMT could not accept this.
I write to advise branches that the above matter has been considered again by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-
The above matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-
“We note the resolution from LU Engineering branch and the report regarding our ballot of APD Fleet members. We instruct the General Secretary to place this matter back in front of us as soon as practical after our Regional Council has debated this resolution at its meeting today.
Newsletter of the Bakerloo Branch
BREAKDOWN OF MACHINERY OF NEGOTIATION – VICTORIA LINE UPGRADE – SAFETY AND TRAINING ISSUES – LONDON UNDERGROUND LUL/14/1Submitted by johntube on Tue, 17/04/2012 - 10:17
Further to previous circulars on this issue we remain in dispute with London Underground and action short of a strike remains in place. Correspondence has been received from our Finsbury Park Branch which has now been considered by the General Grades Committee : -
I write to advise branches that decisions have been taken with regard to Olympic Recognition and reward at Transport for London companies: -
Read the attached RMTplatform edition for March 2012.
Included: the latest on the Olympic deal, Station Supervisor grade under attack and how we can fight back to defend our hard won terms and conditions.
LUL`s vision of the future under flexibility.
Please download and print for display in union noticeboards.
The above matter has been considered again by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-
Branches are advised that the above matter has been considered again by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-
“We note the report from our Regional Organiser on the productive meeting held on this matter. We welcome the detailed plan drawn up by our representatives.
As you will be aware, London Underground has tabled a further offer with regard to Olympic Recognition and Reward following recent discussions. The offer is due to be discussed this Friday 16th March at a mass meeting of reps to be held at Friends Meeting House in Euston at 11am. I have been informed that release from duty has been arranged for our LU reps.
Below is a summary of the new deal.
RMT has rejected the latest Olympics pay offer from London Underground and has agreed to step up the pressure for a fair deal for all staff across the grades that properly rewards the additional work load and pressure that members will need to carry throughout the extended Olympics and Paralympics period.
Branches and Regional Councils are invited to submit motions for the agenda of the Conference. You are reminded that these should be relevant to the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender members throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 13th April 2012 at the latest.
Click on the attachment to download the latest RMT Platform newsletter detailing the attacks on Station Jobs revealed in the leaked documents on LU 's 'Operational Strategy'.
Extracts from RMT General Grades Committee decision:
We note the report from our Regional Organiser. London Underground management tried to introduce a 'line reserve' policy whereby reserve station staff would be systematically allocated duties outside their group of stations, to paper over the cracks of understaffing. Under pressure from our objections and threat to boycott the policy, management have backed down and reverted to the previous, agreed practice of allocating duties outside the group only occasionally. It is therefore the view of our Stations and Revenue Council representatives that it is no longer necessary to implement action short of a strike to boycott this ‘line reserve’ policy, and accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary not to include this in our action short of a strike on this issue. We remain vigilant, and ask our representatives to alert us to any further attempts to impose such a policy.
“TSSA and RMT met again as planned on Tuesday 18 October 2011 for further friendly and constructive talks concerning the political strategies for a potential new union.
Your RMT Stations and Revenue Council representatives: click on their names or photos to send them an email.
John Reid 07748-760261
Neil Cochrane (staff side chair) 07739-869867
Mick Crossey 07834-117509
John Kelly 07740-065367
Malcolm Taylor (staff side secretary) 07748-933241
Mac McKenna 07801-071363