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News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers


Work life balance dispute ACAS update

Your union RMT entered into dispute yesterday over management's failure to adhere to agreements made in the last pay deal.

These are as follows:
- Failure to allow a referendum on the 4 Day trail on the Jubilee line when it finishes in September.
- Failure to introduce a range of pro rota working arrangements to enhance T/ops work life balance.
- Failure to give your Union assurances in regard to no increases in Weekend working for existing T/ops.

Talks are ongoing at ACAS and your Union will update you on any developments,

RMT in dispute over tube driver work life balance concerns


Since the 2015 pay settlement, joint discussions regarding the post-agreement joint initiatives for Train Operators have been taking place. The Lead Officer has now reported concerns that despite these talks, aspects of the settlement remain unresolved, most notably a failure to adhere to commitments to better work life balance arrangements for LUL Trainstaff.

Train driver Davis ballot begins on 29th of August


The National Executive Committee has recently considered the case of Brother Danny Davis and taken the decision to conduct a ballot for strike action amongst all RMT Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators and Instructor Operator members on the Central Line – Hainault, Leytonstone, Loughton, West Ruislip and White City Traincrew Depots.

RMT in dispute with bosses over work life balance issues for train drivers

We note the report from our Lead Officer regarding the company’s failure to adhere to commitments made toward a better work life balance for LU Train Staff; and the detrimental course taken in these talks and current proposals which if are introduced will lead to fatigue and potentially to mistakes such as spads.

This is unacceptable and we instruct the General Secretary to write to London Underground immediately to inform them we are in dispute, and prepare a ballot matrix.

Members to be advised by email and text.

RMT Upfront Four Day Week Special, August 2017

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, produced by RMT activists.

In this special edition which focuses on the Four Day Week trial at the following articles:

  • Four day week trial ends soon, - Permanent roll out could mean all spare duties extended to ten hours
  • Why did the trial take place?
  • RMT Charter calls for four day, 32 hour week
  • Reduced hours working

Take the debate to your branch.

Central line drivers to be balloted after overly severe treatment of colleague

We have received the updated report from our Central Line East Branch regarding the highhanded and overly severe treatment of Bro Davis by London Underground management and note the following:

- There are many comparators of similar and even more serious incidents where the Train Op had either no action taken against them or a much more appropriate sanction. These were ignored.

- Mitigations contributing to Bro Davis’ incident around his wife’s ongoing illness and home life were brushed over.

RMT Upfront Late June 2017

RMT Upfront is a newsletter for London Underground drivers, from RMT activists and reps on the Tube.

In this edition:

  • Watergate Scandal
  • Station staff needed
  • A change too far
  • Dust committee up and running
  • Cab security
  • Night Tube

Please download and distribute the newsletter in your depot, or share it on social media.

RMT Upfront May 2017

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground Tube drivers from the RMT.

In this edition:

  • Safety critical? Keep it brief
  • Not too HOT procedure
  • Fire at Oxford Circus
  • Dust update

Please distribute the newsletter in your workplace, or share it online with your colleagues.