Monthly Archives: December 2018
The determined campaign by ASLEF Health & Safety Council reps, supported by EC member Terry Wilkinson, has delivered real progress on making driving cabs secure.
Management and your reps have now agreed on a prototype lock that will be developed over the next six months. Once the procurement process is complete, the lock will be installed on trains across the Underground network.
The lock will meet our twin objectives of securing the cab from intruders while allowing access in an emergency by using a combination of a key and an override mechanism. We believe this will make the job safer for every driver and provide a better working environment for those who feel most vulnerable.
Based on this progress, the ASLEF Executive Committee has decided to suspend the combine wide strike planned for December 7th.
There is no doubt that this has only been achieved by the determination and persistence of ASLEF Health and Safety reps. They refused to take No for an answer and visited branches and depots across the Underground to explain the importance of the issue and ensure we got the Yes vote needed to
RMT Parliamentary demonstration & rally
Tuesday 29th January 2019
5.00pm: (sharp) Demonstration opposite Parliament (Old Palace Yard, SW1P 3JY)
6.30pm: Rally in the Houses of Parliament
London Underground’s 3000 cleaners have been outsourced to global contractor ABM.
Despite working unsocial hours, in dirty and hazardous conditions, our cleaners are being treated less favourably compared to other workers directly employed by Underground.
That means inferior sick pay, holidays, pensions and travel facilities.
On top of this the cleaning workforce is set to be cut by a third from 3000 to 2000, piling the pressure on these hard-pressed workers.
RMT is holding a demo and rally at Parliament to demand, No Cleaning Job CutsEqual Conditions with London Underground workers Bring all cleaning work in-house.
All RMT Branches are asked to send a delegation to the demo and rally. Please also ensure your Branch cleaning member’s coordinator is included in the delegation.
We are an all grades union. Please show solidarity with our cleaning members on 29th January.
Matt Wrack – Fire Brigades Union
Kevin Courtney – National Education Union – NUT Section
Unmesh Desai – GLA member