Dispute resolved over Tube job cuts

Author: By Alan Jones, Press Association

The Rail Maritime and Transport union claimed a “major victory” following the
two day strike in June, saying none of its members will face compulsory
redundancy under moves to cut 1,000 jobs.

But Transport for London insisted it had not changed its position on jobs as a
result of the industrial action.

Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT said: “As a result of our members
standing firm in the current dispute, LU has agreed to the RMT demands that
there be no compulsory redundancies.

“One thousand of the LU members transferred to the failed Metronet company
were at risk of losing their jobs, but thanks to the two days of strike
action we have safeguarded these members’ jobs and forced management to
abide by negotiated agreements and provide alternative jobs for all
displaced staff.”

LU interim managing director, Richard Parry said: “It’s good news the RMT
leadership has now accepted our assurances on jobs following the collapse of
Metronet and its integration into LU.

“Nothing has changed since the RMT’s pointless strike action, which only lost
those staff who took part two days pay. We have been absolutely clear that
we sought to avoid compulsory redundancies and that no frontline operational
and maintenance staff were part of this process.

“We never offered a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies and this remains
this case.

“We now look forward to a resolution and a fair pay agreement that is in the
best interests of Londoners and all of our staff.”

Further meetings will be held between the two sides to resolve outstanding pay
issues.

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