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Branch motion raises concerns about removal of Tunnel Telephone wires

London Underground has announced plans to remove tunnel telephone wires despite the concerns of RMT members.

Following the announcement of the decision, several branches passed the following motion:

This branch is concerned to learn of London Underground's plans to remove all tunnel telephone wires from the tube network.

Drivers could be balloted on Picc over training concerns

WITHDRAWAL OF TRAIN OPERATOR TRAINING, KINGS CROSS EAST-WEST REVERSING, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

The following resolution was recently received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-

“This Branch is amazed and astonished at the withdrawal of practical training of the very dangerous reversing move on the east bound platform at Kings Cross (reversing east to west), for Piccadilly Line Train Operators.

Piccadilly Line drivers could be balloted if important training isn't reinstated

We note the resolution from our Piccadilly & District West Branch and the sentiments within; and we are completely opposed to the withdrawal of practical training of the very dangerous reversing move on the east bound platform at Kings Cross (reversing east to west), for Piccadilly Line Train Operators.

This exceptionally difficult move has been withdrawn from training purely to save money and it will put the travelling public in danger and put train operators jobs at risk.

Reps meeting discusses Central Line displacements

DISPLACEMENT, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/134/17, 27th March 2017), the Reps meeting has taken place and the consensus from this meeting was that organising activity should take place across the line and the displacement situation is closely monitored as this dispute is unresolved.

RMT Upfront April 2017

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for Tube drivers from the RMT. In this editing are health & safety articles on:

  • Tube bosses desire to reintroduce 'flash and dash'
  • Tunnel telephone wire removal
  • The unacceptable number of staff assaults
  •  The health risk of tunnel dust

Please click the attachment to read the newsletter. You can also download it and distribute it in your depot, or share this article with your work mates.

Drivers' union RMT wins again for Night Tube train ops

RMT announces victory for justice over Night Tube drivers’ career progression.

TUBE UNION RMT has called off strike action and heralded a victory for justice for Night Tube drivers as LUL agreed to end the practice of preventing them from moving into vacant full-time positions for a period of at least 18 months. All other staff, including part-time Night Tube Station Staff had been eligible to apply, but Night Tube Train Operators were not.

RMT to arrange meeting to discuss Central Line displacement dispute

DISPLACEMENT, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/65/17, 15th February 2017), all Train Operator and Instructor Operator members at Hainault, Leytonstone and Loughton Traincrew Depots are commended for the rock solid strike action over Tuesday 21stand Wednesday 22nd February 2017. The following resolution has now been received from Central Line East Branch:-

Ballot to be prepared of Piccadilly Line drivers

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

27/03/17

Further to my previous Circular (IR/377/16, 6th December 2016), in which I advised that the NEC had taken the decision to cancel the planned strike action as the major issues of this dispute had been ceded by management and were therefore resolved, the following resolution has now been received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-

Picc & Dic branch call for action over defective brakes and subsequent unfair disciplianry actions

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, SPADS & BRAKE SWITCH FAILURES – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/4)

The following resolution was recently received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-

“This Branch calls on the General Secretary to immediately instigate an investigation of all Train Operator SPAD’s (Signals Passed At Danger), overruns and all safety related items which may happen due to defective brakes.