The above matter has been considered again by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-
SOS: Staff Our Stations
<img src="/sites/default/files/sos_cutout.gif" align="centre" hspace="10" width="420" alt="SOS"><br><br><br><h1>RMT's campaign against London Underground's attempts to de-staff our stations, and to demand adequate staffing in the interests of both workers and passengers.</h1>
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'.
Here is the May Issue after a few editorial changes (due to outside influences picking on me ;) )
Report to RMT stations representatives from Janine Booth
- London Underground does not consider the needs of equalities groups when calculating its station staffing levels.
- LU's methods for collecting information, categorising passenger journeys and assessing data are deeply flawed and fail to account for equality issues.
Ticket Office Service Survey
Extract from RMT General Grades Committee decision:
We also note that reports have been placed on the file giving updates on the Reviews of the Operational Strategic Plan (OSP) being held under the auspices of ACAS. We believe that, two months after the implementation of the OSP, we now need to assess the progress of these Reviews. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to convene a meeting with our Regional Organiser and our representatives involved in the Reviews as soon as practical, and to place this matter back in front of us following this meeting.
In light of discussions so far at the Equality review, London Underground has revised its Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for staff only. (We have asked the company to also revise its EqIA for passengers.)
All members are reminded that the ‘Action short of strike’ is still in place, consisting of:
- refusal of any higher grade working other than in the ticket office
- no overtime
- boycott of the policy of £5 minimum Oyster top-up.
Report by RMT Stations & Revenue Council rep John Kelly. Read the text below. Click '1 attachment' / file name to download it as a Word document.
RMT (and TSSA) reps met London Underground management on Monday 21 March as part of the Equality review of the OSP (job cuts). Report from RMT Council of Executives member Janine Booth,
From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary:
RMT General Grades Committee decision:
As a public body, London Underground has to carry out an assessment of the impact of any new policy on various equality issues. The attached file is LU's Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for its current OSP (policy of cutting 800 mainly-stations jobs). Below is the response to this document that I have written on behalf of RMT. You will see from this that LU's EQIA falls woefully short, and ignores key equality issues.
WHY WE ARE STRIKING: TO DEFEND SERVICES, SAFETY AND JOBS
London Underground plans to:
Click the following links to see the detail of job cuts and roster changes - and our objections to them - for these groups:
Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a petition against the job cuts. Get your friends, workmates and family to sign it, stand outside your station and collect signatures, knock on doors in your neighbourhood ... and once it is filled in, send it in, print off another one and start all over again!
London Underground plans to dramatically cut ticket office opening hours and to cut 7-800 station staff jobs. RMT is campaigning against this, and welcomes the support of passengers, fellow trade unionists and others who share our view that Tube stations need more staff not fewer!
Please send us a message of support, using the online form below.
RMT faces a vital struggle to stop London Underground's plans to cut 7-800 jobs. We would like the support of the wider trade union movement.
If you are a member of another trade union, or if you are a delegate to a trades council (borough TUC), please consider proposing a resolution on this subject to your next meeting. You may like to base it on the draft below.
Resolution - SOS: Staff Our Stations
RMT has revealed a shocking instruction from London Underground management - that visually-impaired passengers should not travel to Victoria station during the evening peak. The BBC has covered this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15303638