Power Control

News, reports and information for RMT LUL members who work in the power control grade, formerly UK Power Networks, formerly EDF Powerlink, in London Underground's power supply.


EDF Powerlink pay latest

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the most recent pay offer from UK Power Networks Services (formerly EDF Energy Powerlink). We do not accept the company’s proposal to base an annual pay rise due to be paid on 1 April on June’s RPI figure, as this institutionalises late payment of our members’ annual pay rise. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this view is communicated to the company.

Pay Update

Update: London Underground has revised its offer to four years: 5% this year, RPI+0.5% (minimum 2%) for years 2, 3 and 4.

RMT workplace representatives will be discussing this at a meeting on Tuesday 4 October.You work hard, your employer makes money from your efforts, and you have bills to pay. So your union organises members to win better pay and working conditions. RMT aims to achieve:

  • above-inflation pay rises - anything else is a pay cut in real terms, as your outgoings increase faster than your income;

RMT Pursues Issue of 'Command and Control Review'

General Grades Committee decision:

We note the correspondence from London Underground. We now have a little more information on this matter than previously, and note that the physical moves of the affected functions will not now commence until after the 2012 Olympic Games.

We note that discussion will take place at Service Control Functional and Health & Safety Councils this month. We instruct the General Secretary to:

Pay Round Up: London Underground and other London Transport Companies

Several companies where RMT negotiates have agreed pay deals this year and several more have had offers made for 2011. The table below shows the current status of pay claims and pay awards - so you can see where things stand in the company you work for.

If you work for London Underground, you can see how LUL compares with other employers in the TfL area with its below-inflation current offer of 5% for this year and the rates for the next four years in the five-year deal that has been tabled, have a look at the table below.

LU 'Command and Control Review'

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note that London Underground has written to us announcing that it has completed a 'command and control review' which is to include ‘co-location’ of network control functions into one LU Control Centre, which we suspect may involve the forced relocation of staff. It has done this without any consultation with this union, and now has the cheek to offer only 'consultation' about the 'impact on staff' of these changes.

We note that this appears to affect staff in LU service control, Powerlink and Thales.

RMT Rejects Below-Inflation EDF Powerlink Pay Offer

We note that EDF has made an offer to settle the Wages and Supervisory Grades pay claim for 2011 of:

  • Year 1 with effect from 1st April 2011 an increase in basic salaries and associated allowances of 4.5%
  • Years 2 to 5 inclusive with effect from 1st April each year from 2012 to 2015 an increase in basic salaries and associated allowances of the published June RPI figure plus 0.25%
  • The next review date will be the 1st April 2006

Strike Action Confirmed at EDF Energy Powerlink and LUL Willesden Green Group Station Staff

EDF RMT members are incensed with a pay offer of around only 1% with productivity. Since the announcement of an overwhelming ballot result in favour of action no improved offer has been forthcoming.

Meanwhile, RMT members on the Willesden Green Group have returned a magnificent vote in favour of industrial action in support of the reinstatement of their colleague, Colleen Johnston.

LUL Circular: Strike Actions Over EDF Pay Dispute and C Johnston Dismissal - Ballots for Dismissals of F Chambers, J Miah and M Odisi

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In this Circular:

  1. Rates Of Pay and Conditions Of Service - EDF Energy Powerlink
  2. Disciplinary - Colleen Johnston, Station Supervisor, Willesden Green Group, LUL
  3. Dismissal From Service Of Fitz Chambers and Joel Miah - Train Operators, Bakerloo Line, LUL
  4. Dismissal Of Mercy Odisi, Green Park Group, LUL

Ballot Results for EDF, Alstom, Hammersmith & City Depot and Willesden Green Group

circular logoBallots have concluded for the Willesden Green Group, Alstom staff at Stratford Depot, EDF employees and the drivers at Hammersmith & City Depot.

Alstom, EDF and Willesden Green Group members all voted a resounding YES for both strike action and action short of a strike. The Hammersmith & City Depot dispute was resolved and therefore the ballot cancelled.

See the full article for the circular from Bob Crow, General Secretary