Resolution: Conduct of London Underground Pay Dispute

The following resolution, submitted by LU Engineering branch and seconded by TfL no.1 branch, was passed at the Regional Council meeting on 28 January 2010.

This branch believes that the conduct of the recent dispute over pay raised some serious issues of democracy and integrity. This resolution seeks to improve the way in which the executive operates in future disputes. We demand that:

  • Once a decision to ballot has been made, the executive moves decisively to implementation
  • Communications with members and reps on the progress of negotiations is honest
  • If the executive members or officers believe that a dispute should be settled, they should attend an appropriate meeting of the members/ representatives involved and put their case in person
  • That sending a text message from Head Office with the executive decision to settle with no attempt at seeking a mandate is reprehensible and should not be repeated