Since the beginning of negotiations, RATP Dev London has committed to an ongoing dialogue with Unite representatives. This resulted in mutually beneficial settlements with London Sovereign and Quality Line staff last month.
However, despite RATP Dev London’s best efforts to reach an agreement with Unite representatives at London United, the union continues to reject the company’s offer to staff, extending the current disruption. Despite the company’s difficult economic situation, it made several offers in an attempt to make positive progress. We must be absolutely clear that our offers involve no changes whatsoever to London United drivers’ current Terms and Conditions.
Given we have reached an impasse in our pursuit of a resolution, we have no choice now but to contact ACAS to help both parties resolve the dispute. Every day that passes without a resolution causes further disruption for passengers, uncertainty for staff, and financial harm to our company.
ACAS is an independent body that will act as a mediator between RATP Dev London and Unite, should the union agree to take part in the process. We call on Unite to take part in the ACAS process in good faith, to reach a positive resolution in the best interest of all parties.