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)

Waterloo & City Line ballot called

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

That we note the current live ballot mandate to protect our members and travelling 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.

RMT prepares to ballot over new 'HOT' procedure

That we note the resolution from our Piccadilly & District West Branch, and are stunned that given the contentious historical nature of this matter which places the travelling public and our members in danger; that the company have again put forward a procedure without adequate consultation, and imposed it on staff despite our H&S representatives raising serious concerns about it.

RMT Central Line dismissal industrial action suspended

- This is an edited extract of the National Executive Committee's decision. For the full decision or further info please speak to your branch secretary.

That we note the ACAS report from the Lead Officer; and that the Toxicologist attended ACAS today.

The ACAS negotiation team have considered this matter and they and the Lead Officer unanimously recommend that we immediately suspend the strike.

Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to suspend the notified strike action on Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd December 2018, and instruct members to work normally.

Met Line South Group reps congratulated as Brother Mahoney reinstated

Subject: BULLYING & HARASSMENT, METROPOLITAN LINE SOUTH COVER GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we congratulate the Lead Officer and our representatives on the progress made on these matters; especially the re-instatement of Bro Mahoney and the easing off by management on our other members.

We note that the letter of 17th December 2018 from the company is acceptable to the Trains Functional Council reps; and we welcome this and we stay in dispute for the time being to monitor the situation.

Members to be advised by email and text.

'Train prep schedule' dispute arises over management inaction

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from our Lead Officer concerning the failure of the company to engage in meaningful talks with this union; and their ignoring of letters from the Lead Officer.

This matter is of the upmost importance to this union; and we will not be subject to a railroading through of these far-reaching proposals which affect the safety of the travelling public and various grades of our members; notably our Fleet and Train Operator members.

Strike dates named in defence of brother Codd

A CODD TRACK ACCESS CONTROL LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note that no progress has been made with the company, who have not made any reasonable offer to settle this dispute but are continuing with their vindictive
stitch-up against Bro Codd.

Accordingly; we instruct all members to take strike action by not booking on for shifts commencing between:

  • 19.00hrs on Sunday 30 th December and 18.59hrs on Monday 31 st December 2018.

Members to be advised by email and text.

Tube bosses cull of counselling workers detrimental to RMT members

Subject: LUOH - COUNSELLING REDUCTION

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the significant removal of counselling services provided by LUOH without consultation; due to the downsizing of LUOH staff numbers to save costs and the detrimental effect this will have on our members.

We instruct the General Secretary to seek an urgent meeting with the company at Director level with the Lead Officer and senior IR & HS reps in attendance.

All London Underground members to be advised.

Cleshar and Morson members to be balloted over pay

Subject: PAY, TERMS & CONDITIONS, PROTECTION STAFF –​ MORSON & CLESHAR (LU CONTRACTS)

That we note the resolution from our LU Engineering Branch regarding the unsatisfactory rate of pay for members working in Cleshars Ltd and Morsons
International; and that both companies are acting in concert to deny our members a pay rise.

We applaud our members will to address this through Industrial Action, and accordingly instruct the General Secretary to advise both Cleshars and Morsons we
are now in dispute and to:

Strike dates named as Bakerloo South group votes for industrial action

Subject: DUTIES/SHIFT COVERAGE, BAKERLOO LINE SOUTH GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We congratulate our Bakerloo Line Branch and representatives for running a successful campaign to highlight the need to ballot for industrial actions in light of the
companies disregard for their own policies and procedures and creating undue stress on our members; putting them and the travelling public at risk.

That we note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is:-