Rights and equality for part-time staff.

Olympic Recognition And Reward – Transport For London (london Underground)

I am writing to advise members that following further talks at ACAS, a final proposal was tabled over Olympic Recognition and Reward for London Underground members. A meeting took place with 150 of your representatives at the end of last week to consult on this offer and the General Grades Committee has decided the following: -

Displaced Part-Time Staff and the Part-time workers (prevention of less favourable treatment) Regulations 2000

Part Time Employees Being Treated Less Favourably

Below is a template of what you should advise a member to do if they are part time and they believe that they have been less favourably treated than a full time colleague, this template has been sent out to all reps by email.

Three Changes to the Framework Agreement

Update (March 2011): The rights itemised below were due to be incorporated into a new version of the Framework Agreement. However, LU management tried to introduce new working conditions which would have made many staff's working lives much worse, and we were therefore unable to proceed with the revision of the Framework Agreement. The rights listed here still stand - they are free-standing agreements which apply even though are not yet incorporated into the Frameowrk Agreement. RMT will try to get them incorporated into the Framework Agreement in the future.

Weekend Courses for Weekend Part-timers?

RMT has proposed to LUL that weekend part-time staff should be able to do their ATOR courses at weekends.

Staff who work weekends do so usually because they have other responsbilities on weekdays - for example, looking after young children, or attending college. At present they are expected to attend ATOR during the week, which can play havoc with their arrangements. The obvious answer is to hold weekend courses.

It may also be beneficial for the staff to be trained in a class with other weekend part-timers rather than being the 'odd one out' on a weekday course.

Weekend Part-timers’ Annual Leave

If you work weekends, a week’s annual leave falls on the Sunday of one weekend and the Saturday of the next: a right pain! RMT demanded that this be changed so that one week’s annual leave is one whole weekend. Management agreed.

One part-time Station Supervisor told RMT Platform, “That is great, common sense at last! It is so annoying not being able to appreciate annual leave fully when you get two halves of a weekend.”