Industrial action

When negotiations fail, RMT members take action

ABM cleaners strike blocked by Tory anti union laws

SUBJECT: JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS (FORMERLY “RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, CLEANERS ABM (LU CONTRACT)

That we note the ballot result for Strike Action is as follows:

Number of members balloted: 620

Total votes cast: 299 (48.2%)

Number voting YES: 294 (98.3%)

Number voting NO: 5 (1.7%)

Spoilt papers: 0

The 40% threshold was met but the 50% turnout thresholds were not met.

TFL executive earnings twenty times that of ABM Tube cleaner

As tube cleaners ballot for action RMT reveals they would have to work 20 years to earn a TfL executive’s annual pay packet.

As tube union RMT ballots Tube cleaners for industrial action for pay justice the union has revealed that an Underground cleaner would have to work for nearly 20 years to earn the £374,000 TfL’s highest executive makes in just one year, while it would take them 246 years to earn the £4.5 million the CEO of the US outsourcing company that employs them pulls in annually.

Bakerloo News November 2019

strike flag

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for Bakerloo Line workers and is produced by RMT activists.

In this edition:

  • Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!
  • Spikes versus netting?
  • Timetable saga drags on

Please download the attached document to read it and share it online or print it out and distribute it in your Bakerloo Line workplace.

RMT sets aside £100,000 for strike pay for Tube cleaners

STRIKE PAY FOR RMT ABM TUBE CLEANERS! 

 The RMT NEC has just unanimously agreed an INITIAL £100,000 for hardship payments for striking Tube Cleaner Members!

 "That we note the call to support our ABM members and Instruct the General Secretary to initially ring-fence £100k for hardship payments to our members who participated in strike action. This is to be kept under review."

 Together We Are Stronger!

 JUSTICE FOR TUBE CLEANERS!

Ballot matrix prepared over SSL Point Care Signalling Department issues

Subject: BREACH OF AGREEMENT, SSL POINT CARE SIGNALLING DEPARTMENT – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the meeting took place between our workplace representatives, Track & Signals Functional representatives, Senior Assistant General Secretary and members of the NEC following the resolution passed at our 2019 AGM, and the company are persisting with breaching of our agreements.

Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix of affected members and advise the company that a dispute situation now exists between our two organisations.

Track noise dispute action suspended as RMT wins significant concessions

Danger noise hazard sign

That we note the report from the Lead Officer that talks yesterday and today have produced a potential resolution to the excessive track noise, with short–mid and long term fixes that will ease, minimise and then remove this unacceptable situation put upon our members and travelling public.

RMT prepares to ballot over dismissal of CSA

A station worker assists a passenger

Subject: DISMISSAL, MEMBER, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS AREA – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution and share the concerns of our Bakerloo Line Branch around the arbitrary discounting of evidence and severity of sanction in comparison to
similar cases.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to pursue the following course of defensive actions should our member’s coming appeal not result in his reinstatement; in line with the resolution:

'Excessive Track Noise' dispute returns a big yes vote

10th September 2019
Dear Colleague,

EXCESSIVE TRACK NOISE - LONDON UNDERGROUND

I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 748

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 385

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 371