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News, reports and information for RMT members on Tube Lines

Details on the Pensions & Passes dispute can be found here.
 

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.

Transformation Update

We are nearing the end of Transformation. This has been a long and stressful process for all of our members who have been involved. Throughout the consultation, management have ignored many of the concerns raised by our reps and members, and have refused to share detailed plans of how things will actually work post-implementation. A number of managers who have been leading Transformation are leaving the company and this has been notable by the differences in consultation between work streams.

Transformation Update

Your London Underground Transformation Reps wanted to provide you with an update on how consultation is progressing.

 

Throughout consultation, we have opposed any job losses ad will continue to do so. We have scrutinised pooling documents and questioned the company’s rationale on many of the pools. We have successfully changed a number of pools and had people moved into the correct pools when the company have misplaced them. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to successfully achieve this in all cases and are pursuing those on an individual basis.

Transformation Mass Meeting

As part of the transformation consultation, the RMT have organised a Mass Meeting to feedback to our members involved in this reorganisation and decide our next course of action.

The meeting will take place at 14:00 - 16:00, Tuesday 8th May in the Mahatma Ghandi Hall, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ.

(The nearest station are Great Portland St or Warren St Tubes)

The agenda for the meeting is:

1. Feedback and Reports from the Negotiating Reps on TfL, LUL and JNP

2. Questions from the floor, and then a response from your reps.

Piccadilly Workshop action suspended as company commits to permanent job contracts

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/298/17, 13th July 2017), and following the massive ‘YES’ vote by members in the recent ballot, RMT Reps had a strong position during talks with the Company and after a number of meetings, the following proposal was received:-

The Company commits to transfer all 35 FTC staff to permanent FTE contracts