LUL Service Control

News, reports and information for London Underground service control staff

Service Control Ballot To Continue Following Correspondence From London Underground

We note the correspondence from London Underground regarding service control issues. Our representatives are not reassured by this correspondence, and we instruct the General Secretary to invite our Functional Council representatives to submit detailed comments, which are to be placed on file.

We further note that our ballot for industrial action is now in progress, and instruct the General Secretary to offer all appropriate resources to our representatives and to our Regional Council’s Service Control Grades Committee to organise for a good turnout in this ballot.

Mistreatment Of Service Control Staff Leads To Ballot For Industrial Action

In line with the recommendation of our representatives and previous decisions, we instruct the
General Secretary to ballot our London Underground service control members on the Piccadilly Line
and Sub-Surface Railway (SSR) for strike and action short of strike.

London Transport Regional Council, branches London Underground service control representatives to
be advised.

RMT To Ballot Service Control Members For Industrial Action

We note that our London Underground service control representatives and members met on
Wednesday 18 April. They feel strongly that London Underground Ltd has not responded adequately
to their concerns, and wish RMT to begin a ballot for strike action and action short of strike forthwith.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

  • commence this ballot
  • set timescales for it which co-ordinate with other disputes in the London Transport region, so
    long as this is practical and does not unnecessarily delay action in any dispute

Say No To DRMS

View the poster by clicking the image or hitting 'download attachment' below.

It has been raised by the RMT Union that handing over the control of signalling equipment or control to an unqualified member of staff who doesn’t have the right paperwork, knowledge or regular work of signalling in that area can put the safety of the railway in jeopardy!

Service Control Meeting

The next service control meeting is on Wednesday 16th May - 12.30 on PAY DAY at Conference Room 1, RMT HQ, Unity House, 39 Chalton Street.

Closes Tubes are Euston & Kings Cross.

This should be an important meeting as figures for expected job cuts when the new Hammersmith SCC is opened have just been released. Read this article for the latest details and the Service Control newsletter for April.

Service Control Dispute Newsletter April Edition 2

London Underground has finally supplied RMT with projected figures for Hammersmith SCC. These figures confirm a 50% cut for all Service Operators and Service Controllers Level 1 & 2, which will now all be rebranded to Area Controllers and Regional Controllers. All staff will have to apply for positions in the new control room, that includes management!

Click 'read more' to see the April edition of SC News, or download it below and distribute amongst your colleagues.

LU Olympics Working: Update from ACAS Talks

At ACAS talks today, RMT stated that we wished to discuss with LU management how to deliver the staffing arrangements needed in all grades to provide London with the transport service it needs in order to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games a success. We stated that RMT believes that this can be achieved within the parameters of existing agreements, and would explain to LU management how this could be done, expecting management to consider these proposals and give its views.