Council of Executives Member's Report to Regional Council, 25 August


  • London Underground
    • revised offer (Y1 5%, Y2-4 RPI+0.25%, Y5 RPI+0.5%) rejected by GGC
    • other unions also rejected; RMT wrote to ASLEF urging joint response: no reply
    • LU has referred the issue to ACAS
    • campaign needed in workplaces; LTRC meeting for members, 15 September
  • CTS – 3% offer, feedback sought
  • Alstom – revised offer: Y1 4%; Y2 4% + Olympics bonus of up to £400 – Regional Organiser recommends referendum with recommendation to reject


  • Tunde Umanah reinstated
  • James Masango won Employment Tribunal; unfair dismissal
  • Jayesh Patel, Tony Rowntree – appeals refused
  • Shaun McKenzie suspended
  • Review of industrial disputes, LU – Review chair conducting interviews; please give any input to Janine or Steve – GGC agreed to raise issue of delays to CDI/appeal decisions


  • Stations Job Cuts
    • boycotts of Enhanced AFM Functionality and Line Reserve planned to start 1 September
    • publicity / workplace organising required
    • national campaign on station staffing - meeting in Doncaster, 19 September
  • ‘Know your rights’ booklet’ – will be available next week
  • Changes to T/Ops’ procedures eg. recategorisation of platforms, sensitive edge – Regional Organiser to report
  • Command and Control Review – some replies received from LU, inadequate – reps’ meeting to take place (release refused so far)
  • Service Control rostered rest days – outcome of Directors’ meeting: no changes to rest days

OLYMPICS – Regional Organiser to report


  • Young Members’ Advisory Committee – nominations open
  • sexism survey – please promote to women members
  • anti-homophobia poster
  • meetings of Women’s and Black and Ethnic Minority Members’ Advisory Committees next month
  • RMT disability conference to be held this year
  • Council of Executives Equal Rights Sub-Committee meeting next week


  • see decision
  • RMT team = Mick Cash, Alex Gordon, Malcolm Dunning, Owen Herbert (Micky Thompson reserve)


  • Requests for reduced (£1) rates for Initial Rentokil cleaners and Sodexho canteen workers – referred to Council of Executives’ Organisation, Training & Education Sub-Committee – decision expected in early September
  • LTRC resolutions (2010) on RMT website / ‘app’ – Council of Executives to discuss; see decisions
  • RMT AGM decisions – most referred to sub-committees – to be discussed again by Council of Executives in September
  • GLA inquiry into TfL/LU customer service information – RMT made submission after seeking input from relevant reps/members


  • McNulty demonstration 25 October
  • campaigns on First Transpennine Express; Amey; Jarvis; Bombardier

Janine Booth, 25 August 2001