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RMT Pledge All Out Public, Political & Industrial Fight To Defend Guards Jobs On London Overground

Rail union RMT today pledged an all-out political, public and industrial fight following the announcement from Transport for London (TfL) to introduce Driver Only Operation (DOO) on the whole of the London Overground network. At a meeting with the LOROL senior management held on Monday at Overground House, RMT demanded that the plans, would lead to the scrapping of the Guard grades and the implementation of DOO, be withdrawn.

Transport for London Cuts Protest at Greater London Assembly

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

Dear Colleagues,

Transport for London cuts –

Protest at Greater London Assembly at 9am on Wednesday 17 July
Transport for London is planning hundreds of job losses and extensive changes to contracts affecting workers on the Tube and on London Overground.

The details are currently unclear but as we know, TfL have already announced their intention to introduce Driver Only Operation throughout the whole LOROL network. Cuts are unacceptable, and we are pressing for TfL to halt its plans and to engage with us now.

Removal Of London Overground Guards Due To Osborne Cuts, Will Result In RMT Action

That we note the latest correspondence on file following the announcement from Transport for London (TfL) to introduce Driver Only Operation (DOO) on the whole of the LOROL network. We note that at an initial meeting with the LOROL senior management held yesterday at Overground House and led by their Managing Director, our Lead Officer & our General Secretary both argued in line with RMT policy that this union is completely opposed to the scrapping of the Conductor Guard grades and the implementation of DOO.

RMT Pledge All Out Fight To Save Conductor Jobs On London Overground

Rail union RMT today pledged an all out fight, including the use of strike action, following the bombshell announcement that over a hundred guards on London Overground will be kicked off the trains and sacked within the year in the first tranche of multi million pound spending cuts on London's transport services in the wake of the Government spending review.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said;

RMT Declares Dispute With LUL - Demands Agencies Brought In House

We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and the feedback from our branches. We endorse his view that an important principle is at stake and that London Underground members can be convinced to take a stand on this issue.

London Underground's continuing use and abuse of agency staff is seriously detrimental to LUL employees, as it undermines their opportunities to obtain and retain work and creates disruption in the workplace. We therefore declare a trade dispute with London Underground Ltd, demanding that it cease the use of agencies and offer permanent, direct employment to agency workers, including those formerly supplied by Trainpeople.

"Effective Union Organisation" Leads To Industry Leading London Overground Pay Rise

Rail Union RMT confirmed today that after constructive talks with London Overground the union and the company have agreed an industry-leading 3.85% pay deal for LOROL staff in 2013 as part of a 4 year pay award. Years 2,3 and 4 are inflation (RPI) plus 0.5% - protecting and enhancing staff living standards into the future at a time when there is an unprecedented national attack on wages and conditions.

London Overground Safety And Security Staff To Strike Again As Bosses Reneges On Settlement

TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that security and safety staff employed by STM Security Group on London Overground services will be taking strike action next week in a dispute over bullying and harassment and an attempt to impose workplace changes without agreement.

London Overground STM Strike Suspended Following Positive Developments

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

BULLYING & INTIMIDATION, TRAVEL SAFE OFFICERS – STM SECURITY GROUP (UK) LTD (LOROL CONTRACT)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED

Further to my letter dated 29th November 2012 in relation to the above matter, I can confirm that your union has entered into talks with London Overground in relation to the role and responsibility of the Travel Safe Officer. London Overground has agreed that the TSOs would be better off working directly for LOROL rather than for STM and talks will begin in January to discuss the logistics of bringing your work back in-house.