Blogs

Blog: overtime scandals, & minimum vs recommended numbers

The past few months have been tough for all staff.
Overtime shifts have not been paid out, which has led to not just frustration, but also financial hardships for a lot of us.

Management has tried to blame this on variation sheets not been filled out correctly. But when the sheets have been checked, they were in the vast majority, correct.

I emailed all staff with the process of how to claim their money owed, but this isn't good enough.

Blog: why you should be wary of London Underground's Yammer network

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WARY OF YAMMER

In our digitally-connected world, a workplace social media platform seems like a good idea. But there’s more to LU’s Yammer network than meets the eye.

Presented as an opportunity for two-way dialogue with our employers, where they’ll listen to and take on board our concerns about what’s happening at work, Yammer is in reality more of a megaphone for the bosses than a genuine conversation.

Blog: abolish anti-union laws

WE NEED THE RIGHT TO ORGANISE AND STRIKE! REPEAL THE ANTI-UNION LAWS FREE OUR UNIONS

The below statement was initiated by Lambeth Unison and has since been endorsed by a number of other branches, including two RMT branches and the London Transport Regional Council. Please consider discussing the issues, and proposing the statement for endorsement at your branch.

RMT affiliation to the Labour Party.

Dear brothers and sisters

 

The next meeting of Neasden branch will be on 16th May at the torch pub, Wembley Park at 16.00.

 

As well as usual branch business there will be a discussion on whether or not the RMT should reaffliate with the Labour Party. This is part of the ongoing consultation process before a decision is taken at a Special General meeting on 30th May.

 

Come along and have your say.

ITP is dead. It won’t be missed. No more forced moves

 SFC reps have long been demanding a Transfer and Promotional system to end the merry go round of forced displacements and achieve promotional opportunities for stations members. To achieve a fair system, based solely on preference, the following will apply;

CSM & CSS waiting list order;

Report, TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, 20 March 2018

TUC DISABLED WORKERS’ CONFERENCE 2018

Venue accessibility: We noted our success in getting the TUC to change the conference location to an accessible venue. We looked at the detailed access statement for the venue, and I asked that a relaxation space be allocated for the use of conference attendees.

RMT driver wins Employment Tribunal - Judge takes less than 5 minutes to hand down unfair dismissal judgement.

  RMT – Never on our knees!

SACKED FOR GETTING WATER!

An RMT member on the Bakerloo Line was dismissed for gross misconduct last year after a battle lasting nearly a year. The case was a stitch-up by management from beginning to end, with a non-safety related staff error presented as gross misconduct and numerous other alleged Code of Conduct charges invented in order to beef up a feeble CDI brief.