RMT Highlights Opposition To Rainbow Procedure


Further to my previous Circular (IR/120/13, 21st February 2013), the Attendance, Performance and Conduct (APC) working group met to discuss this matter where RMT confirmed that we remain opposed to this policy and LUL’s use and abuse of its attendance policy more generally. The following resolution has recently been received from our Piccadilly & District West Branch in respect of this matter:-

“This Branch is appalled at the use of the Rainbow Policy by London Underground, who are hell bent on using it to attack, bully and dismiss our members. This policy is punitive, when it should be assisting.

This Branch calls on the Executive Council to endorse a ballot of all RMT members on London Underground calling for strike action in support of those members wrongly being punished by this draconian policy”.

This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee which has taken the decision to seek a report from the Lead Officer over this issue. I am currently acting in accordance with this decision and will keep Branches advised of all further developments.