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Piccadilly Line drivers vote to strike over rife abuse of agreements

RMT confirms driver strike vote on Piccadilly Line over comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that train operators across the Piccadilly Line have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues. Over 70% voted to strike with an even larger majority for action short. The result will now be considered by the union’s executive.
 

Stratford & North Greenwich Train Drivers' News October 2015

Stratford & North Greenwich Train Drivers' News is the regular newsletter for train drivers based at Stratford and North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line.

In this edition:

  • Night tube service - severe delays
  • RMT driver back at work after CDI
  • Interviews In Cabs – Just Say NO
  • Oblique images
  • North Greenwich drivers forgotten by management again
  • Boxing Day Requests
  • News from the Piccadilly Line: justice for driver Paul Okoro

Piccadilly Drivers Balloted For Strike

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

Further to my previous Circular (IR/175/15, 23rd July 2015), members will recall the General Grades Committee took the decision to declare a dispute situation with London Underground over a catalogue of issues affecting Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Piccadilly Line, which include:-

Piccadilly News September 2015

Piccadilly News is the newsletter for train drivers on the Piccadilly Line. In this edition:

  • JUSTICE FOR PAUL OKORO
    • False charge
    • Premeditated decision
    • Justice for Paul = Justice for all
  • MANAGEMENT RUN RIOT
    • Attendance management abuses
    • SPAD management abuses and weak brakes
    • Cockfosters depot opening turns into a farce

You can download and distribute the newsletter using the link below.

Upfront Newsletter: August 2015

Members of all unions once again showed the power of united action with another magnificent display of strength during the last strike. The all-grades overtime ban is hitting LUL hard and we have seen proof of this on their central target board. It has more red crosses than a game of Celebrity Squares with actual lost customer hours almost double the target. Lost hours caused through the Fleet overtime ban are 15 times higher than the target!

Why are we taking action?

Train Drivers Notice: Second Strike Over Pay & Night Tube

  • You can download this newsletter below, print it out and distribute it in your depot

“We’ve just had the most effective strike on the underground in 15 years, we can hardly follow that by accepting a worse offer than the one we went on strike over”. These were the wise words of one of the delegates to the reps’ meeting held at Unity House on Monday. The reps’ meeting followed a session at ACAS on Friday July 31st where LUL proposed a final, final offer for wages and Night Tube (NT).

New Industrial Action Hits Tube Services Today

New wave of tube industrial action already hitting services this morning as drivers threatened with being sent home for refusing to drive unsafe trains.

Tube services are already being hit as a new phase of industrial action kicks in this morning with staff refusing to take out trains that have not been prepped in the previous 24 hours and also refusing to train up staff who have been shunted around the network, outside of their normal jobs and locations, to try and plug gaps created by the ongoing overtime ban.

M Door Dispute: Management Will Not Impose New Rule

REAR M DOOR ALARM ACTIVATED ON JUBILEE LINE

LUL recently implemented a change to the Rule for dealing with a rear M door alarm activation on the Jubilee line. Previous to this change a Train Operator was asked to contact the Controller and then go back to investigate the activation. The Rule change is that the Train Operator would now contact the Controller, get authority to proceed in Restricted Manual and continue to next station.