RMT members need and are entitiled to representatives. This section of the website contains advice and information for union reps, including briefings on various aspects of your role and how you can be more effective.
RMT reps are entitled to certain time off from work to carry out their duties, and certain facilities to carry out their role. This section also you informed of reps' rights, and updated about RMT's efforts to get fair numbers of reps recognised, and to get reps the release and facilities that they need.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Tue, 22/03/2011 - 17:00
RMT General Grades Committee decision about London Underground Machinery of Negotiation and Consutlation:
“We note that following the job-cutting OSP, which reduced the number of station groups from 42 to 37, London Underground management has unilaterally declared a reduction in the number of RMT representatives. Their action in doing so is completely outside the agreed processes.
Submitted by outcast on Sun, 13/02/2011 - 02:45
It was brought to my attention that not everyone’s a geek like me, and some don’t have a clue what a podcast is, where to get one, or how to make one. So for possibly the first time ever, I'm going to do a post that’s going to be a bit educational and maybe prompt someone to do a podcast for their own group or branch.
So let's look into my ways of keeping members informed (if they listen is another issue altogether).
Obviously you have the standard newsletter and sending out emails so I won't go into that.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sun, 27/09/2009 - 11:06
The Machinery of Negotiation and Consultation - the agreement that sets out how London Underground's trade unions and management talk to each other - states that in the event of a reorganisation of a group or a significant change in staff numbers or union membership, the number of reps may be changed.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/05/2011 - 19:32
TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND
I write to advise members that all strike action that was due to commence next week has been suspended following talks with the company. All RMT Train Operators and Instructor Operators are instructed to work normally. A summary of the agreement reached is as follows: -
Submitted by rmtplatform on Mon, 24/01/2011 - 13:41
Extract from the RMT General Grades Committee's decision on Wednesday 19 January, the day that London Underground sacked our Green Park group rep, Peter Hartshorn ...
We are disgusted to hear that London Underground has summarily dismissed our representative Peter Hartshorn on trumped up charges of swearing at a manager despite witnesses stating otherwise. The alleged incident took place while Peter was carrying out trade union duties and it is clear that the company has victimised him for his activities as a representative of this union.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Fri, 14/01/2011 - 14:53
Management have issued their proposed OSP rosters, due to commence from the 6th February. These rosters have not been agreed by the trade unions, which remain firmly against the job cuts and firmly against the proposed rosters - for many reasons, which are being discussed at the four reviews which are currently underway under the auspices of ACAS.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 17/12/2010 - 15:17
From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary
Correspondence was received from management concerning the levels of representation on LUL. This has now been considered by the General Grades Committee and the following decision has been taken:-
“That we note the correspondence from LUL in relation to new Station Groups and Trade Union representation.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 18:41
The roster consultation has begun. You will be called to a meeting by your GSM, then have a period of time to consult members, and the meeting will reconvene after three weeks for you to give feedback.
The weeks in which these meetings should take place are as follows:
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Tue, 15/06/2010 - 13:11
Recently I have represented members at two LDIs both were for breaches of the AAW Policy.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/05/2010 - 09:24
Section 10.1(a) of the Employment Relations Act 1999 states:
Right to be accompanied
(1) This section applies where a worker—
(a) is required or invited by his employer to attend a disciplinary or grievance hearing, and
(b) reasonably requests to be accompanied at the hearing.
(2) Where this section applies the employer must permit the worker to be accompanied at the hearing by a single companion who—
(a) is chosen by the worker and is within subsection (3),
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sat, 24/04/2010 - 11:30
Click '2 attachments' / file names to download this guide as a PDF, and to download the level 1 referral form.
As a Representative you are entitled to have a Level 1 meeting with your employing manager (GSM/TOM/SCM) four times a year ie. every three months. Ensure that the GSM/TOM sticks to this schedule.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Fri, 19/03/2010 - 15:01
Look at the details of how the job-cuts plan affects your group.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Sat, 05/12/2009 - 17:27
I am hearing more and more reports of members being called to attend fact-finding interviews whilst being denied RMT representation.
I have recently been given a document which comes with a message from the General Secretary on one side, and a proforma on the other. I have copied the proforma into a word document and attached it below. As soon as I am able I shall attach a pdf document with this blog entry. Please find the attached word document, and use it whenever necessary.
the document reads:
Submitted by admin on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 11:31
GENERAL REPRESENTATIVES TRAINING 2010 - EDUCATION, ORGANISATION & AGITATION
National Education Centre, Doncaster
Bob Crow writes ...
I have arranged a series of training courses for our elected representatives that will be held throughout the first quarter of 2010.
The courses are for our reps who have never attended a five day RMT residential before.
Our ‘General Reps Course’ focuses on the role of an RMT rep and cover all the basics including recruitment & retention, providing advocacy at disciplinary and grievance hearings and negotiation.
Venue: ex-Services Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone - map here.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/10/2009 - 13:43
All London Underground RMT reps (indusrial relations, not health and safety) are released from duty to attend our meeting to discuss London Underground's pay offer, as follows:
Tuesday 6 October, 11am
Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Indian YMCA
Fitzroy Square, near Warren Street
Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/09/2009 - 15:56
- Nominations open: Thursday 3rd September
- Nominations close: Wednesday 14th October
- Ballots open: Thursday 22nd October
- Ballots close: Wednesday 2nd December
To stand for the Stations and Revenue Council, you must be a level one representative. Two posts will be elected, both to serve a term of three years: 2010, 2011, 2012.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 17/08/2009 - 13:37
If management schedule a meeting with a member of staff at which s/he is entitled to be represented -
eg. LDI, case conference, grievance hearing, appeal, flexible working discussion, etc - on the local union rep's rest day, then either
(a) the rep will attend and be allocated an alternative rest day; or
(b) the meeting should be rescheduled to a day on which the rep is at work.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 05/07/2009 - 10:38
If you are a union rep, and management schedule your union duties outside you rostered hours - eg. arranging a member's LDI at 16:00 on a day when you are on an early turn finishing at 15:00 - then you should get "time off in lieu". Your union duties are part of the company's legal responsibilities, so should be carried out in their time, not yours.