RMT Executive decisions

Decisions of RMT's Council of Executives, and of RMT's General Grades Committee (the section of the Council of Executives which deals with industrial matters for railway and other non-shipping grades)

"Strong and firm" ballot result on Victoria Line

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 132

Total votes cast 82 (61%)

Number voting “Yes” 82 (62.1% of members balloted)

Number voting “No” 0

Spoilt Papers 0

The 40% and 50% thresholds were both met.

Proposed new Revenue Control accomodation inadequate

Subject: REVENUE CONTROL ACCOMODATION - LUL

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council and the announcement from the company that they are to move all Revenue Control Inspectors into inadequate accommodation.

We instruct the General Secretary to arrange a meeting asap of our H&S and IR RCI representatives, Stations Safety Council, Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and NEC members in attendance.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Central Line update: 'to resolve this dispute strike action now looks likely'

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolve from our Central Line Driver members to bring the company to the table and that to resolve this dispute strike action now looks likely depending upon the coming meeting with the new line management.

We place this matter in the Southern Sub-Committee for examination and report.

Central Line East & West branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

New W&C ballot announced as anti-union laws state mandate needs refreshing

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

That we note the current live ballot mandate to protect our members and traveling public from the company’s cavalier approach to detrainment is about to expire due to the government anti-trades union laws; and that we need to conduct another ballot to assist our members to continue working safely.

Piccadilly Line Lone Working planned action explained

Further to our NEC decision of 11.6.19; we further add and clarify the following instruction on the General Secretary to ballot all affected Station Staff at the Heathrow Group and Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators & Operator Instructors on the Piccadilly Line for industrial action in the form of:

  • Strike Action
  • Station Staff to refuse lone working at all times
  • Train Ops to refuse to enter sidings alone / unaccompanied

Members to be advised by email & text.

RMT to ballot members as Tube bosses pay offer 'falls short of our aspirations'

Subject: RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from the Lead Officer, that the company has continued to disregard our claims for our low paid members, ignored our claim for the shorter working week and other parts of our submission apart from making a stand-alone offer on pay which falls short of our aspirations.

To add insult to injury the company has not made any offer whatsoever to our ex-Tube Lines members or held one single pay negotiations meeting with them.

Marylebone Station Mess Room

Subject: Marylebone Station Mess Room

We note the correspondence from Bakerloo Line Branch and instruct the General Secretary to convene a meeting at Unity House of the SAGS, Lead Officer, RMT Health & Safety Officer.

Health & Safety Reps, and NEC particularly the Health & Safety Sub Committee at the earliest opportunity.  

Bakerloo Branch & Relevant Regional Council to be informed.

 

 

Ballot matrix of Interserve security members to be prepared

Subject: CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, SECURITY STAFF – INTERSERVE (TFL CONTRACT)

That we note the report from our Leads Officer regarding the draconian treatment suffered by our Security Guard members at the hands of Interserve.

We instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we are in dispute, to prepare a ballot matrix of our affected Interserve members and to organise consultation meetings with our members regarding our next steps forward.

Members to be advised by email & text.

RMT to ballot all ABM cleaner members for Strike Action

Subject: RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, CLEANERS – ABM (LU CONTRACT)

That we note the report from our Lead Officer following the meeting with our ABM union representatives; and that no movement on any of our matters raised have been addressed by the company. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company that we are in dispute over their failure to provide free staff travel, a company wide sick pay scheme
or decent company pension.