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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.

District line workplace violence dispute update

Update following our directors meeting regarding the District Line dispute:

We are deeply concerned and disappointed by what the company have offered us in response to the shocking rise in workplace violence which has forced us to take industrial action.

What they have offered us is a strategic and tactical mistake, which won’t solve the problem - in fact it will make it worse.

LU’s response in brief:

They will continue working with their crime reduction team to tackle the worst affected areas (they should be doing this already)

RMT raises serious safety concerns following despicable West Ham staff assaults

Joint statement from Tier 2 and SFC following our meeting with management today:

Tier 2 and S.F.C reps met today with Brian Woodhead and Senior BTP Officers. We put your concerns to them in no uncertain terms, including but not limited to:

- Access to trauma support
- The duty of care process
- Reliability of magnetic doors
- Ongoing issues raised in the
District East staffing dispute
- Lone working more generally

We told them you don’t feel safe, and we told them you don’t feel supported.

Ballot to be prepared as LU managers 'attempt to unpick agreed reasonable adjustment'

Subject: DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Bakerloo Line Branch and agree that its not enough for the company to portray themselves as a progressive equal opportunities employer to staff and publicly, if they allow their junior managers to regularly attempt to unpick agreed reasonable working adjustments for our member; which will have a potential impact on all our disabled members of staff.

We instruct the General Secretary to take up the matter in-line with the resolution:

RMT goes into dispute as CSA dismissed

Subject: DISMISSAL, G. PLAISTER, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS AREA – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution and share the concerns of our Bakerloo Line Branch around the arbitrary discounting of evidence and severity of sanction in comparison to
similar cases.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to pursue the following course of defensive actions should Bro Glen Plaister’s coming appeal not result in his reinstatement; in line with the resolution:

Branch motions on Tube pay offer

Subject: RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note and adopt the report from our Southern Sub-Committee and subsequent resolutions from our branches:

“This branch notes that, despite numerous meetings with LU over pay/conditions, we are still at an impasse, with the latest offer clearly not meeting RMT’s key demands.
This branch therefore calls on the NEC to immediately organise a ballot of all LU members for industrial action.” - Bakerloo Line Branch

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