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RMT Upfront March 2017 - Tube bosses plan to scrap Tunnel Telephone wires

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers from the RMT. In this edition: - LU plans to remove tunnel telephone wires - RMT complain to ORR over station strike train service - A HOT Review - Peckham Spring Please download the attachment to read the newsletter, and share it in your depot or on social media.

Update on today's Night Tube dispute meeting

Constructive and good natured talks took place this morning at Baker Street between LUL and the Movement's committee over Night Tube Driver's going Full Time.

We provided a number of constructive suggestions to the Director and his colleagues to slove the dispute including nominations being called by date of nomination order and additionally we looked at ways Night Tube Driver's could be called before 18 month's.

Fleet industrial action begins

Tube fleet maintenance action begins today in dispute over wholesale breakdown in industrial relations

RMT London Underground Fleet members will begin a campaign of  industrial action from today following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management.
RMT’s executive has instructed all Fleet Grades members to undertake the following industrial action from today, Tuesday 7th March 2017, until further notice:-

Fleet industrial action announced over appalling 'ignorance of long-standing policies and procedures by London Underground'

Tube fleet maintenance to take action in dispute over wholesale breakdown in industrial relations
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that London Underground Fleet members will be taking industrial action from next Tuesday following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by LU management. In a recent ballot 67% of members voted for strike action with 88% voting to endorse action short of a strike.

Night Tube drivers - check your depot nominations

At the last Movements Committee meeting on Thursday 2nd March, Operations Resourcing said that they believed around 175 of the 206 Night Tube Drivers had now nominated Full-Time Depot positions. 

It's important that every Night Tube Train Operator checks with their AG1 or Local Management team to ensure that if they have nominated a Depot their name is on the correct waiting list.

Defend the London Bridge 3

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Responding to a radio call to assist a colleague is now a sackable offence

3 CSAs at London Bridge have been sent to CDI following an incident with a fare evader in November 2016

The fare evader assaulted 3 members of staff, one was pregnant. 
She was pushed in her stomach.
Those who assisted were sent to disciplinary hearings.

Ballot planned in defense of London Bridge 3


Following a report recently received from the Lead Officer, along with correspondence from our Jubilee South Branch, the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to declare a dispute situation and ballot all RMT Station Grades members in the London Bridge Area for strike action and action short of a strike over the above.

Ballot of Night Tube drivers commences


Further to my previous Circular (IR/65/17, 15th February 2017), I can now advise that ballot papers will be posted to all Night Tube Train Operators on Friday 24th February and the closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 14th March 2017. If any Night Tube Train Operator does not receive their ballot paper please ask them to call the Freephone helpline number on 0800 376 3706 so a replacement can be sent.

Central Line strike rock solid

TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action on the Central Line East is "rock solid" as expected this morning with the union repeating the call for management to start taking the issues at the heart of the dispute seriously and start engaging in genuine and meaningful talks.