Transplant Maintenance and Stores Staff pay parity dispute

We note the report from our Lead Officer; and that no response has been forthcoming from the company since a dispute was declared by the RMT NEC on 17 th October 2017.

The situation of lack of pay parity amongst our Transplant Members is intolerable to our Members, and the company’s attempting to ignore their claim for parity and the dispute will not be tolerated.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to immediately ballot the following Transplant Members for Industrial Actions:

Maintenance Members
Performance Managers, Technical Managers, Maintenance Duty Managers, Team Leader, Advanced Train Maintainers, Train Maintainers.

Stores Members
Materials Managers, Stores Team Leaders, Stores Operative.

The Industrial Action to be in the form of:

  • STRIKE ACTION
  • OVERTIME AND REST DAY WORKING BAN
  • MEMBERS NOT TO CARRY OUT ROLES BEYOND THEIR SUBSTANTIVEP POSITIONS AND LOCATIONS
  • MEMBERS NOT TO DEVIATE FROM CURRENT VALID APPROVED WORK AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
  • MEMBERS NOT TO DEVIATE FROM CURRENT VALID APPROVED RISK ASSESSMENTS
  • MEMBERS NOT TO DEVIATE FROM LATEST ISSUE OF TUBE LINES SUPPLEMENT TO THE RULE BOOK
  • MEMBERS NOT TO WORK ONSITE UNLESS A FIRST AIDER IS ON DUTY
  • MEMBERS NOT TO PERFORM COACHING AND/OR BUDDY DUTIES
  • REST BREAKS TO BE TAKEN WITHIN LEGAL/AGREED PARAMETRES
  • PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICES ARE NOT FOR WORK RELATED USE

The ballot is to be conducted in the shortest reasonable timescale.

Industrial Action to take place at any time during the 6 months following the close of the ballot.
We remain available for talks with the company.

Members to be advised by email and text.
LU Fleet Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

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