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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”.

Ballot result: Christmas & New Year’s working arrangements

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S WORKING ARRANGEMENTS, TRAIN OPERATORS, HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE AND DISTRICT LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/7/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/377/16, 6th December 2016), the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Total Votes Cast                69

Number Voting ‘Yes’           58

Number Voting ‘No’            11

Spoilt Papers                     0

 

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

 

Tube drivers to strike following 'overly harsh' sacking of colleague

Following the recent ballot result in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike in protest against the unfair dismissal of your RMT colleague Brother Dean Storey, your Reps met yesterday to discuss the matter. As a result and having noted the views from this meeting, the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all affected members at West Ruislip Traincrew Depot and White City Traincrew Depot NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-

RMT Suspends Industrial Action on Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines

Tube union RMT has confirmed that 24 hours of strike action from tomorrow evening on the Piccadilly & Hammersmith and City  lines in separate disputes involving drivers has been suspended following successful talks with London Underground at ACAS.
The union says that all objectives in the Piccadilly Line dispute have now been achieved and that the union is committed to further talks aimed at a long term agreement on the Hammersmith and City Line.
General Secretary Mick Cash said: