LU Fleet branch

Includes fleet maintenance staff employed by Metronet and TubeLines

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.

More Transformation Announced

On Monday 18th March, RMT reps from several Functional Councils (MATS, Service Control, Engineering, Fleet) were told that plans for further reorganisation on London Underground would begin on Monday 25th March. We were not given any further information until yesterday (21st March) when we were invited to attend a large number of staff briefings in different areas of the company.

LU Pay Talks Update

The third day of London Underground pay talks took place yesterday (Wednesday 13th March). RMT Regional Organiser, John Leach, attended with reps from the seven Functional Councils RMT has recognition on. The company had previously asked us to remove a number of items from our pay claim before they would make us a financial offer. We refused this request and returned yesterday to continue to engage in meaningful talks with the company. There were discussions about improving staff travel facilities and also around our demand for a 32 hour, 4 day working week.

All fleet maintenance to be balloted over proposed safety cuts

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note that the company are intent on a wholesale watering down of train inspection frequencies beyond all recognition across the LUL network; thereby introducing significant risks to the travelling public and our members of various grades.

'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.

RMT aims for full re-integration of our Fleet Materials Stores members

Subject: TFL TRANSFORMATION

We note the concerns of our LU Fleet Branch regarding the deviation from the company’s transformation process regarding re-wiring affecting our Fleet Materials Stores members; and the potential affect on them and other Fleet members.

We instruct the General Secretary to seek an urgent meeting with the company to raise our concerns, objections with the aim of full re-integration of our Fleet Materials Stores members back into the Fleet family.

RMT aims to end outsourcing of core Materials work

Subject: VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY SYSTEM, FLEET MATERIALS – LUL

We note the concerns of our LU Fleet Branch regarding the apparent outsourcing by stealth of our Fleet Material Stores member's work, and the threat posed to our members ongoing employment.

We instruct the General Secretary to seek an urgent meeting with the company to raise our concerns and objections with the view of an immediate end to all VMI and associated outsourcing of core Materials work to external contractors

Train prep payment ballot returns a strong yes vote

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF

LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the overwhelming turnout and ballot result and the resolve shown by our members.

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:  32

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                       32 (100%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:             29 (90.6%)

TfL Pensions Fund Elections

TfL Pensions Fund Elections

 

Elections for the pensions Consultative committee

 

It’s that time again when there are elections for staff representatives to sit on the pensions committee to keep an eye on our money.

 

The voting paperwork is now out and the main thing is we need to get the right people on there with the experience and knowledge to look after our money in the proper way, and to keep an eye on what LUL and the government are trying to do with our fund.