Defending and extending your pension rights

TfL Pension Fund Under Threat

TfL management are proposing to make £4.2 billion of cuts across LUL – £600 million ofthese savings could be made by slashing your pension rights. Management want you to pay more for less.

  • They want to increase pension contributions which means less take home pay
  • They want to reduce your benefits which means you will have to work longer for lessbenefits
  • They want to close the fund to new entrants – which means the whole fund and thecherished final salary pension will be under threat

TFL Strike On As 'Pay for Performance' Threatens Wages & Pensions

Further to my recent circulars our TfL members, in coordination with our TSSA and Unite colleagues will be taking 24 hours of strike action from this Friday morning in a dispute over the all-out attack on pay and pensions.

Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

  • 0600 hours Friday 9th May 2014 and 0559 hours Saturday 10th May 2014.

RMT, TSSA And Unite To Take Joint TfL Strike Action

We note the correspondence from the Lead Officer and senior reps from TfL No 1 branch informing us that TSSA and Unite have called strike action on this matter on Friday 9th May.

While this union, in the interest of solidarity and unity agrees to call our members out on strike on the same date, we are appalled that these unions did not coincide their action with those of our members on London Underground.

TfL Pension Fund Extraordinary Meeting

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Members of the Fund will be held at 14:00 on Friday 25 April 2014. This is called under the provisions of Rule 52(2) of the Fund Trust Deed and Rules which provides that an EGM will be held if more than 200 Members of the Fund sign a requisition to that effect.
The following two requisitions were signed by the required number of Members.

Requisition 1

Tube Reps Asked To Continue Collecting Signatures For Pension Fund Special Meeting

We note the progress in collecting signatures for the request for Extraordinary General Meetings, and instruct the General Secretary to place this matter back in front of us on 7 November in preparation for submitting the requests. We request representatives to continue collecting signatures in order to maximise the pressure we can apply.

London Transport Regional Council, branches and representatives to be advised.

RMT Prepares race To The Top For Cubic Workers

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the correspondence from the employer.

We instruct the General Secretary to tabulate the differences in attendance policies, pension rights and travel benefits for former LUL employees and other employees, in preparation for tabling to this employer a demand that all employees be levelled up to equal rights and benefits in these three areas.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised. LU Engineering branch and our Cubic representative to be advised by personal letter.

Thales Transport And Security Section Of The Railways Pension Scheme

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

I refer to my previous Circular NP/205/13, 5th August 2013, please be advised that Thales managements proposal to increase member contributions midway through a triennial valuation has been rejected by the Railways Pension Scheme Trustee Board.

This is clearly good news for all members of the Thales Pension Scheme who were affectively facing a pay cut had managements shameful proposal been accepted by the trustees. In consideration your General Grades Committee made the following decision on 10th October 2013:

Tube Lines Reps Win Increased Time For Pension Dispute Discussions

We note the correspondence from LUL. While we are disappointed that the company has not agreed to our request for better representation at the working party, we note that it has agreed to release all our company council reps for a feedback meeting the day after the first working party meeting, and understand that this will happen after every working party meeting.

RMT London Calling Newsletter September 2013

In this months newsletter:

  • We Will Unite & Fight to Stop Job Cuts
  • Why Can’t LU Keep Ticket Offices Open?
  • RMT Taxi Branch Resists Attempts to Loosen Rules on “Plying for Hire”
  • RMT will Demand Payment for all Staff Working on Boxing Day
  • Tube Lines Pension Dispute
  • Bombardier Pay And Conditions Talks Continue
  • RMT Push For Increased Representation at TfL
  • RMT will Demand Payment for all Staff Working on Boxing Day
  • Back Dated Pay Rises For Cleaners & Security Workers Still Short Of London Living Wage
  • STOP PRESS: CLEANERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY to refuse to use fingerprint scanners to book on for Duty

This article and the attached newsletter was updated on the 22nd of September to remove an outdated story about a member facing disciplinary