Today myself and reps from the other TUs met with London Underground management to hear their plans for changes to the DTSM and TOSM grades.
They proposed to remove both grades and replace them with one grade called a Trains Manager. This will mean all current DTSMs and TOSMs performing one role, which will include all aspects of both current grades.
They wish to implement these changes by April 2017. Management say this will streamline trains management and improve the way things are run.
Management have said that there will be no reduction in headcount meaning that no voluntary severance will be offered. Also they are changing the pay bands, meaning that some people are potentially losing pensionable pay rises.
We raised various issues with management including what protections will be offered in terms of locations and staff who cannot perform the new role.
This matter has been placed before the Regional Organiser for consideration by the National Executive Committee and an update will be issued as soon as possible.
Lorna Tooley - MATS Functional Rep
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