Defending jobs

Opposing cuts in staffing levels and jobs

Understaffing of stations is a welfare, employment and safety matter affecting public and members

Subject: DUTIES / SHIFT COVERAGE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from the Lead Officer regarding the outcome of the reps meeting this week; and agree that the company’s understaffing of stations is a
welfare, employment and safety matter across the tube combine affecting the travelling public and our members alike; and as such needs to be dealt with across
the combine.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix of our entire stations’ membership for industrial action.

RMT calls urgent meeting over shortage of train operators

Subject: TRAIN OPERATOR RECRUITMENT & ALLOCATION TO DEPOTS (2009 AGREEMENT) – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from London Transport Regional Council relating to the London Underground 2009 Agreement RMT was not party to on train operator headcount; and the detrimental effect it is increasingly having on our members in terms of their ability to take leave, family friendly & flexible arrangements, medically necessary reasonable adjustments, Training, secondments, career development, representation at management meetings including disciplinaries.

Solid YES vote for continued Waterloo & City Line industrial action

Subject: REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We congratulate our members on the increased re-ballot turnout and magnificent yes vote which clearly demonstrates once again their deep concerns over the imposition of this unsafe practice.

We note that the ballot result for action short of strike is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 68

Total votes cast 57 (83.8%)

Number voting “Yes” 57 (100%)

Number voting “No” 0

RMT have secured 550 cleaner jobs on ABM

Dear Colleagues,

RMT Secures 550 Jobs

I am pleased to announce that RMT have secured 550 cleaner jobs on ABM the chosen London Underground cleaning contract supplier.

This is an important victory in the fight for jobs and workplace justice for London Underground cleaners as the TFL contractors ABM were forced by a sustained campaign of union pressure to reinstate 550 posts into their headcount.

ABM plan to cut one in three tube cleaners - 1000 jobs

RMT warns of loss of 1000 cleaning jobs on London Underground and confirms lobby of Parliament

TUBE UNION RMT today warned of a thousand cleaning job losses on London Underground and announced that it will be lobbying Parliament on the 29th of January in support of decent jobs, on decent pay and conditions provided in house and with the cuts axe lifted from above the heads of the cleaning workforce.

In 2017 London Underground again outsourced Tube cleaning; this time on a five year contract to Global Corporation ABM.

Victory for staffing is to the credit of RMT members, Reps and the Branch

DUTIES/SHIFT COVERAGE, BAKERLOO SOUTH GROUP - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/561/18, 21st December 2018), the Company has now confirmed that a meeting regarding the review of the Business Needs Schematics will take place with our RMT Reps within the next two weeks and will include all stations within the Bakerloo South Cover Group. A timescale for future meetings will be arranged at this initial meeting.

Join us on 29th of January at the Cleaners' Rally of Parliament

Solidarity with our Tube Cleaners

RMT Parliamentary rally and demonstration

TUESDAY 29th JANUARY 2019

London Underground cleaners have been invited to come to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 29th January to meet with some MPs. The MPs want to hear from cleaners about their issues. The best people to talk to the MPs are the cleaners themselves.

RMT in dispute with LU over uncovered duties

That we note the report from the Lead Officer regarding talks with the company; and that we have had no satisfactory undertaking that duties will be sufficiently covered. It actually appears to be the case that if they could get away with skeleton staffing all stations they would!

This breaching of their own policy and procedure creates undue stress on our members and puts them and the travelling public at risk’ representing a breakdown in trust between the company, their staff and this union.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to: