RMT Have Rejected LUL's 'Ludicrous' Olympic Offer

The RMT describes London Undergrounds latest Olympic offer as ludicrous as it expects us to co-operate in the implementation of 'agreements' we are not a party to.

The offer has been rejected and we will continue discussions at ACAS.

The 'General Grades Committee' have made the following decision on LU's latest proposal.

We note the latest wording regarding Olympics working proposed by London Underground management via ACAS. We reject this proposal, as it does not meet the position of this union.

Ludicrously, it expects RMT to cooperate in the implementation of 'agreements' that we are not party to, and asserts that management will not only seek volunteers to work duties that may breach agreements but also compel staff to do so should the company consider it necessary. We note and endorse the proposed wordings submitted by our negotiators. We instruct the General Secretary to arrange for ACAS talks to resume as soon as practical, where we will continue to press for an agreement in line with this union’s stance.

We instruct the General Secretary to obtain research information that will assist our campaigning eg. expenses that the Olympics has incurred, the pay of the organising committee, the estimated extra income for TfL due to the influx of visitors, the duration of the effect on transport needs of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We endorse the ‘Question and Answer’ text dated today which can be found on file, and urge
our representatives to circulate this around London Underground workplaces.

Further to our previous decision, our health and safety representatives may attend meetings
concerning Olympics working to obtain information, and must state when doing so that RMT
is in dispute and register a failure to agree.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.

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