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Bakerloo News October 2019

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for Bakerloo Line workers and is produced by RMT activists.

Please download the attached document to read it and share it online or print it out and distribute it in your Bakerloo Line workplace.

Jubilee South News: September 2019

Jubilee South News is the newsletter for station workers on the Jubilee Line between Westminster and Stratford, train drivers at North Greenwich and Stratford train crew accommodations, ABM cleaners and Sodexo canteen staff at all these locations and signalers in SMD.

In this editon:

  • RMT Track Noise Ballot Success

  • RMT Train Driver goes full time following CDI dismissal

  • Mick Cash elected as RMT general secretary for second term

  • More good news from Jubilee South branch

RMT Bakerloo News July 2019

Here is the latest issue of Bakerloo News. Please download and distribute it in your Bakerloo Line workplace.

In this edition:

- Cleaners: prepare to strike!
- Win on MYB mess room
- Hot weather debacle
- SRT staff demand proper training

RMT will fight hard for improvements for ABM cleaners

Dear colleague

JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS

As you may know, RMT is currently in dispute with ABM in our campaign for “Justice for ABM Cleaners.”

Yesterday, 26th June 2019, your Regional Organiser John Leach along with RMT ABM representatives met the company's Contract Director and his HR team face to face to demand improvements on the key issues at stake in this dispute:

- Free Staff Travel
- Decent Company Sick Pay
- Access to a direct pension scheme, same as the TfL pension scheme

RMT to ballot all ABM cleaner members for Strike Action

Subject: RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, CLEANERS – ABM (LU CONTRACT)

That we note the report from our Lead Officer following the meeting with our ABM union representatives; and that no movement on any of our matters raised have been addressed by the company. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company that we are in dispute over their failure to provide free staff travel, a company wide sick pay scheme
or decent company pension.

Employment conditions at ABM 'of grave concern' to RMT

Subject: RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, CLEANERS – ABM (LU CONTRACT)

That we note the resolution from the London Transport Regional Council regarding the impoverisation of our cleaner members by ABM using their super-exploitation model of employment, presided over by London Underground, TfL and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Meeting report: Mass members' meeting plans fightback

RMT reps and activists came together for a mass meeting at the Indian YMCA on Fitzroy Square on 24 April, to discuss three major disputes facing London Underground workers: against cuts to train maintenance (“extended train prep”); against job cuts (“Transformation”); and on pay, terms, and conditions.

RMT plan ABM recruitment video

Subject: RMT Nationally Resourced Cleaners Recruitment Drive ABM on LUL

That we note the London Transport Regional Council has agreed to fund the production of a recruitment video for our ABM cleaning grades on the underground on the basis that the union nationally make a substantial contribution.

Cleaners' demo: Clean Up Outsourcing

Demonstrate on 26 February: clean up outsourcing!

RMT London Transport Regional Council is uniting with three other unions organising outsourced workers for a day of direct action against outsourcing.

Along with the Independent Workers’ union of Great Britain (IWGB), the United Voices of the World (UVW), and the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) branch at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), RMT members will demonstrate on Tuesday 26 February to demand rights for outsourced workers, including direct employment.