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RMT Upfront Four Day Week Special, August 2017

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, produced by RMT activists.

In this special edition which focuses on the Four Day Week trial at the following articles:

  • Four day week trial ends soon, - Permanent roll out could mean all spare duties extended to ten hours
  • Why did the trial take place?
  • RMT Charter calls for four day, 32 hour week
  • Reduced hours working

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Piccadilly Workshop action suspended as company commits to permanent job contracts

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/298/17, 13th July 2017), and following the massive ‘YES’ vote by members in the recent ballot, RMT Reps had a strong position during talks with the Company and after a number of meetings, the following proposal was received:-

The Company commits to transfer all 35 FTC staff to permanent FTE contracts

RMT calls for Tube job cuts inquiry after Canning Town death

Tube union RMT today called for an independent inquiry into London Undergrounds disastrous stations job cuts programs " Fit for the Future " after the ORR - the government regulator - issue London Underground with a legal "improvement notice " following the tragic death of a customer at Canning Town on the 29th of  January this year .

RMT demands reversal of TfL cuts

The RMT have repeated demands for  the reversal of TFL and Network Rail cuts follokwing this morning's transport chaos.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"The state of transport services right across London this morning serves as the clearest possible warning to this Government that their policy of hacking back the budgets of both Network Rail and Transport for London risks dragging tube and rail in the capital city into permanent chaos.

Central line drivers to be balloted after overly severe treatment of colleague

We have received the updated report from our Central Line East Branch regarding the highhanded and overly severe treatment of Bro Davis by London Underground management and note the following:

- There are many comparators of similar and even more serious incidents where the Train Op had either no action taken against them or a much more appropriate sanction. These were ignored.

- Mitigations contributing to Bro Davis’ incident around his wife’s ongoing illness and home life were brushed over.