London Underground: Pay Deals (Supplementary) [9]

Session date: 
December 15, 2004
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You talked at the time, about making some money back from efficiency improvements in London Underground, but you did not tell us in detail what you were planning to do. Is the proposal to cut 76 jobs for signallers and controllers, and lengthen their shifts to 12 hours ' which Bobby Law (RMT regional officer and London organiser), also from the RMT is objecting to today ' a part of your efficiency package which is going to pay for the things you have already conceded?


Answer for London Underground: Pay Deals (Supplementary) [9]

Answer for London Underground: Pay Deals (Supplementary) [9]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I gave you all an assurance, as well, that I am not involved in negotiations with RMT or any of the other unions. Unions occasionally come to see me. I listen to the point they make, but they then have to deal with Tim O'Toole to carry this package forward. The instructions to Tim O'Toole and Bob Kiley were quite clear. They can change the rota system; they can do whatever they like. The financial package is not to be amended.