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96% yes vote for RMT Night tube drivers' industrial action

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground.

Members voted by over 96% for strike action and by over 98% for action short of a strike.

The results of the ballot will now be considered by RMT’s executive committee who will decide the next course of action.

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.

Ballot of Night Tube drivers commences

FULL-TIME TRAIN OPERATORS POSITIONS, CONTRACTED HOURS AND OVERTIME RATE – NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

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.

Tube drivers strike tonight

Tube drivers' strike on Central Line East goes ahead tonight as LU fail to take talks process seriously.
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action on the Central Line East goes ahead as planned tonight after LU management failed to take the talks process seriously yesterday and showed a total disregard for the core issues at the heart of the dispute. No further talks are currently planned.

Further Central Line strike over forced displacements

DISPLACEMENT, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/4)
 
Further to my previous Circular (IR/22/17, 18th January 2017) the National Executive Committee has consulted with Local Reps and the RMT Central Line East Branch and has taken the decision to call on all affected members at Hainault, Leytonstone and Loughton Traincrew Depots NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-
 

RMT goes into dispute over discriminatory treatment of Night Tube drivers

FULL-TIME TRAIN OPERATORS POSITIONS, CONTRACTED HOURS AND OVERTIME RATE – NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
 
The following resolution was recently received from the London Transport Regional Council:-
 
“This Union deplores the decision of LUL to prevent NT Drivers (TO23) from moving to full-time (TO21) positions for a period of at least 18 months. TO21 jobs are currently being advertised internally, all other staff including part-time NT Station Staff are eligible to apply, but NT Drivers are not.
 

Tube bosses testing feasibility of driverless trains on Jubilee Line

DRIVERLESS TESTING, JUBILEE LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

Further to my Circular No IR/345/16 17th November 2016, I have been in correspondence with our sister union ASLEF with a view to working together on this matter. In addition a reply has been received from London Underground stating that the tests were at “the feasibility stage, assessment of the range of potential options to increase the service is not finalised and that this isn’t to fully automate the line”.