Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

RMT goes into dispute over 'Transformation' cuts plan

Dear Branches, Region & Reps,

Please find attached above a copy of the dispute letter sent today to Jean Cockerill HR Director informing the company we are now in dispute over their failing to consult/negotiate properly over Transformations job cuts etc, and that we have withdrawn from the process and withdrawn our reps.

Jubilee South branch News

Jubilee South branch News is the newsletters for workers on stations between Westminster and Stratford on the Jubilee Line, drivers an North Greenwich and Stratford, controllers at Stratford Market depot, and cleaners and caterers at all these location.

In this edition:

  • PAY TALKS REACH STALEMATE, But this union isn’t stale, so prepare for action!

  • RMT’s plan of action

  • Sickness reviews are not compulsory to attend

  • Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

RMT sets out Transformation process demands

London Underground are attempting to ram through a new swathe of job cuts and are walking all over our agreements to do it! This is happening in the following areas: Track Access Control, Power Control, Service Control, LUCC, Skills Development, Waste, Pumps, Stations Buildings & Civils and Signals Incidents.

The RMT's London Transport Regional Organiser John Leach has written a letter to the Head of London Underground Employee Relations.

 

LUL TRANSFORMATION

Train prep ballot result: a big yes to industrial action

Dear Colleagues,

EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/112/19, 20th March 2019), the ballot has concluded with members’ voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 1162

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 743

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 662

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question: 80

Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

Nine to one vote for strike action by over a thousand key London Underground staff

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have a devastating impact on both service reliability and public safety.

The staff work at tube fleet maintenance depots right across Greater London.

Tube stations left unstaffed for 7,500 hours in 2018

The RMT has submitted a Freedom of Information request that has revealed that stations were left unstaffed on at least 863 occasions last year, totalling 7490 hours.

This comes in spite of London Underground's promise following the much hated 'Fit for the Future' job cuts plan that all stations would be staffed during traffic hours.

- Read the attached leaflet for further information