London Underground Sickness Issues: Management's and Unions' views

RMT has raised many issues with London Underground management about the way that the company treats staff who are off sick. Several of them are listed here, with the union's view and management's response. This summary is provided by London Underground management.

Issue - Length of warning ‘up to’ 26/52 weeks

Trade Union Line - Insufficient / no discretion being applied

Finsbury Park Branch

Welcome to the RMT Finsbury Park Branch No. 0543

We Welcome and represent all RMT members on the Victoria Line & Piccadilly Line North ( Knightsbridge to Cockfosters). This includes Train Drivers, depot staff,Station and Revenue Control staff in our area.

Additionally we represent most cleaning grades members throughout London Underground.

The branch meets on the first and second Thursday of the month at 4pm very close to Finsbury Park station. We meet at The Twelve Pins, 263 Seven Sisters road, London N4 2DE www.twelvepinspub.co.uk/pub.html

Is the Opening of Brixton Depot the start of a train side SRT?

The opening of a new depot you think would always be a good thing because of the employment of more drivers to staff it, and giving other grades the opportunity to progress if they wish to become a driver, and therefore strengthens the job and the need for train drivers, but the question we have to ask ourselves is, would this indeed be the case with the opening of Brixton and the subsequent plans on the opening up of more new depots across the combine.

TUC Spokesperson Addresses Demonstration Against Israel's War on Gaza

Speech to London Gaza Demonstration Sally Hunt, TUC international spokesperson

10 January 2009

The trade union movement unreservedly condemns this illegal war on the people of Gaza. We join the United Nations in calling for an immediate ceasefire.

Our government and the EU must pressure Israel and Hamas to end this war. No more bombs, no more murder, no more excuses.

The TUC - and the six and a half million workers we represent - demand that our government and the EU takes the action needed to force an end to the terror. They have the power. We urge them to find the will.

One Cleaner Rep Saved, One Sacked - RMT Continues The Fight

Background information here.

The good news is that the case against Clara was thrown out.

The bad news is that Mary's dismissal was upheld for the second time. The first time round, she was sacked in her absence, when despite giving ISS her address, to which they sent her P45, they claim to have sent the first notice to her old address, stopped her pay because she did not respond, then sacked her!

RMT representative Pat O'Brien got her reinstated. He then represented her at the next hearing, when she was sacked again

Membership Updates

Solidarity

Hi everybody
My name is Nick Smith,i am the membership secretary for RMT Neasden 1070 branch.
This is a reminder to all members (new/old,rejoins,transfers in/out )i would like to ask for your help.
Please could all branch members check the RMT site (if possible)to make sure that all your membership details are up to date and correct.

You can email me with updates of your membership information by clicking here

RMT to demonstrate against victimisation of ISS cleaners

RMT press release, issued today

RMT TUBE cleaners and their supporters will demonstrate tomorrow at the Greenwich offices of cleaning contractor ISS against its victimisation of union reps following last year’s successful strike for the London living wage.

One RMT rep has already been sacked and another faces disciplinary charges in vindictive attacks on the union following its historic victory against ISS and other Tube cleaning contractors.

Defend Our Cleaners' Reps

ISS cleaning company continues to victimise RMT reps, sacking and disciplining them on trumped-up charges.

A protest is being held outside ISS offices at Greenwich, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, this Thursday, 8 January, at 11am. Please meet inside London Bridge outside WH Smiths at 10am.

Solidarity is strength.

Labour Representation Committee Supports RMT Cleaners Fighting Victimisation

LABOUR REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE www.l-r-c.org.uk

*PRESS NOTICE* *PRESS NOTICE*

The LRC supports demonstration against victimisation of tube cleaners

The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) supports the RMT Tube cleaners who will be demonstrating tomorrow (8th January 09) at the Greenwich offices of cleaning contractor ISS against its victimisation of union reps following last year’s successful strike for the London living wage.

Discussion meeting: How the financial crisis affects you

Meeting for RMT members: Saturday 17 January, 11:00-14:00 Venue: RMT headquarters, 39 Chalton Street NW1 (nearest stations: Euston and King's Cross St. Pancras)

The Financial Crisis: How will the recession affect jobs, wages and pensions?

Speakers: Jared Wood, RMT Plus a speaker from the Wall Street Journal

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