Post by colin on Apr 4, 2008 0:38:17 GMT
john said:I know the strikes are off so progress has been good, but what progress have the RMt actually made??
Quite a significant amount as it goes - from what I remember being told ealier:
- Proposed changes to 'refusal to work on grounds of safety' policy dropped
- proposed ticket office closures suspended pending a full & transparent review of business needs, which will be carried out by a joint working party involving the Unions
- Proposed changes to the station congestion control and emergency evacuation plans, along with minimum station staffing levels are now dropped
- LUL staff only to carry out safety critical duties relating to the Piccadilly line train service at Heathrow T5 - LUL to 'impress this position' upon T5 station owners, BAA
- Review of proposed changes to service control grades, which will be carried out by a joint working party involving the Unions
- Changes to the recruitment & promotions process for internal (LUL) staff, particularly within service control grades to be reviewed by a joint working party involving the Unions
- A commitment from LUL that management will not pursue a policy of introducing agency/security staff - those in use on former Silverlink stations to remain only until the training and transfer process is complete. Those temporary staff that are in use on former Silverlink stations to be 'reviewed periodically'
I think they're the main bits of interest - I find it quite interesting that the Unions have achieved so much on the threat of a strike, and still with days to go.......
The current status is that the strike is only suspended, but I think it will be totally dropped once RMT are satisfied that their point has been made.