PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT ENGINEERS TRAIN DRIVERS – TUBE LINES AP JNP

Our Ref: LUL/10/2

12th October 2016

Dear Colleagues,

PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT ENGINEERS TRAIN DRIVERS – TUBE LINES AP JNP

As members will be aware, there have been intensive talks with the Company at ACAS over the last month in an effort to reach an agreement over pay parity with your Tamper Driver colleagues. During these talks both RMT and our sister union ASLE&F have consistently worked hard to reach agreement with management, only to find that on each occasion, management have moved the goal posts just when agreement has looked close.

Despite reaching consensus on the core areas to fund the pay increase and agreeing a process to negotiate rosters, management have scuppered the deal by adding unacceptable conditions under the guise of a draft new roster which includes full multi-skilling of the Engineering Train Operator Grade.

The National Executive Committee has considered a report from your negotiating team and taken the decision to call on members to take strike action by NOT BOOKING ON FOR ANY SHIFTS that commence between:-

•    05:59 – 21:59 hours on Wednesday 19th October
•    05:59 – 21:59 hours on Thursday 20th October
•    05:59 – 21:59 hours on Friday 21st October
•    21:59 hours on Friday 4th November – 05:59 hours on Saturday 5th November
•    17:59 hours on Saturday 5th November – 05:59 hours on Sunday 6th November
•    05:59 hours on Friday 18th November – 05:59 hours on Sunday 20th November

Members are also instructed to undertake an OVERTIME BAN between:-

•    22:00 hours on Wednesday 19th October – 05:58 hours on Thursday 20th October
•    22:00 hours on Friday 21st October – 21:58 hours on Friday 4th November
•    06:00 hours to 17:58 hours on Saturday 5th November
•    06:00 hours on Sunday 6th November – 05:58 hours on Friday 18th November
•    Continuous overtime ban from 06:00 hours on Sunday 20th November until

I urge you all to stand firm and support the above action. Talks continue to take place and I will of course keep you advised of al further developments.

SUPPORT THE ACTION – UNITY IS STRENGTH

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary