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RMT Upfront March 2016 - newsletter for London Underground Train Operators

Upfront is the RMT newsletter for drivers on the London Underground.  Please share it online and distribute it at your depot.

In this edition:

  • Pay & Night Tube ballot result: it's a YES

  • Stay safe - make sure traction current is switched off

  • Central line incident exposes danger of driverless trains

  • Union action sees rules for filming in cabs established

  • Breaches of agreements lead to second Piccadilly Line ballot

 

I'm a train operator get me out of here

Following a recent safety related incident incurred by a Train Operator whilst being filmed for 'the tube' programme, the issue of filming in cabs was brought into sharp focus. You may recall this is the same programme which in an earlier series filmed and aired footage of a Train Operator in obvious discomfort following a person under the train incident.

Stay safe make sure it is off

We have raised concerns with LUL and the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) about Train Operators leaving trains in tunnel sidings and being expected to leave the sidings with traction current still on.

The ORR has confirmed that the default position as outlined in law, is that traction current should be off in these circumstances.

The ORR further added that it is not for the Train Operator to request traction current off or for the controller to tell the Train Operator to come out with traction current still on.

Breaches of agreements lead to Piccadilly strike ballot

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

As members may recall (Circular No. IR/236/15, 1st October 2015), we declared a dispute situation with LUL in September 2015 and balloted all Train Operator and Instructor Operator members for strike action and action short of a strike. This dispute was as a result of a catalogue of issues on the line including:-

Wembley depot news February 2016

  • Please download the attached newsletter or share this article on line with colleagues on the Jubilee Line.

New Work Shoes / boots 

The new Uniform issue shoes / boots have been manufactured using pig skin. If, for ANY reason you don’t wish to wear these, then you can purchase your own shoes. Keep the receipt and Admin will refund you up to the value of £50. Any new shoes / boots must comply with the following guidelines -  

Piccadilly News February 2016

This newsletter is for London Underground train drivers on the Piccadilly Line.  Please share it with colleagues and print and display in depots on the line.

In this edition:

  • WAR AGAINST DRIVERS - MANAGEMENT GO MILITANT BUT THE FIGHTBACK STARTS NOW
  • Policies abused and members targeted
  • Cockfosters Depot fiasco

You can also read about the upcoming ballot on the line here.

 

Breakdown of industrial relations leads to Piccadilly strike ballot

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it is to ballot nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line for both strike action and action short of a strike over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues. The ballot will open on Monday 22nd February and close on Tuesday 8th March.‎

 The Piccadilly is the fourth busiest line on the London Underground network transporting an average of 600,000 passengers a day and services London’s Heathrow airport – the busiest airport in Europe.

Upfront newsletter for Tube train drivers Jan 2016

Upfront is the newsletter for train drivers on London Underground. In this edition:

  • STRIKES ON AS ACAS TALKS CONTINUE

  • Pay & Night Tube Dispute Strike dates

  • Defend Glen Hart

  • Working Over 8 Hours?

  • Filming in cabs

  • Casualisation Of Track Work Is A Risk To Us All

  • Join Us At 'Trains Grades' 

  • No Time For Team Talk

You can download the newsletter here, or print it out and distribute amongst your colleagues in your depot.

 

RMT statement on Piccadilly Line

An RMT spokesperson said; "Late last night RMT reps received a guarantee from the LU chief rolling stock engineer that the root cause of the fault on the Piccadilly Line doors has been identified and tests to assure the safety of the fleet by the appropriate specialists have been carried out.

"An enhanced system check for door engine failures will be introduced with immediate effect . RMT reps will continue to take part in additional investigations on the failure this morning.

Upfront January 2016 Trains Newsletter - Strikes Announced

Upfront is the RMT Newsletter for London Underground train drivers. You can downkoad it below and distribute it to your colleagues, or share it on social media.  In this edition:

  • STRIKES CALLED AS MANAGEMENT SMASH PAY TALKS AND IGNORE TRAIN AGREEMENTS

  • Strike dates

  • Broken Agreements

  • The choice is clear

STRIKES CALLED AS MANAGEMENT SMASH PAY TALKS AND IGNORE TRAIN AGREEMENTS