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'Good progress' in talks sees Piccadilly strike date pushed back

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

Further to my previous Circular (IR/073/16, 17th March 2016), members took part in solidly supported strike action on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March which closed down the Piccadilly Line. However, management took the aggressive stance of threatening our members that they would lose wages if they refused to book on at Oakwood Depot and the National Executive Committee took the decision to rescind this instruction.

RMT Upfront March / April 2016 - news for tube drivers

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

In this edition:

  • Night Tube Update: What will it mean for me?
  • Four Day Week Trial
  • RMT Women's Membership and Participation Survey
  • Piccadilly Strike Solid
  • Reporting Incidents
  • Spare Rails
  • New Shoes
  • Workplace Violence
  • Upgrades News
  • Join us at Trains Grades

 

 

 

Piccadilly Line News March 2016

Piccadilly News is the newsletter for train drivers on the Piccadilly Line. In this edition, which comes after rock solid strike action on the line:

- Strike rock solid
- Why we shut the line
- Justice for Oakwood Six
- Cockfosters Depot Fiasco
- I HATE YOU, BUTLER!

And don't forget -Unless there is an outbreak of common sense among line management, two further 24-hour strikes will take place as follows:
Tuesday 19 April, 1200hrs to Weds 20 April, 1159hrs
Thursday 21 April, 1200hrs to Friday 22 April, 1159hrs

RMT General Secretary congratulates Piccadilly Line strikers

Dear Colleagues

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my letter of yesterday’s date, first of all I would like to congratulate you all on the magnificent display of solidarity that you and your colleagues are participating in today. All Piccadilly Line services are currently suspended and will remain so throughout the rest of the day.

Tube bosses refuse to address serious issues at heart of dispute and strike goes ahead tonight on Piccadilly Line

 

Tube union RMT  today confirmed that there have been no further talks and 24 hours of strike action goes ahead from nine o’clock tonight by nearly 400 train operators across the Piccadilly Line over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations combining a range of issues. No services will be running.

85% voted for strike action with an even larger number voting for action short of a strike.

Piccadilly strike remains on due to 'out of control' management

Dear RMT members,

This afternoon I have received a letter from LUL on the above. After waiting 6 days for any contact.

We made it clear at ACAS last week that our three (with three aslef as well) 6 in total victimised members at Oakwood need to be exonerated before the strike called for tomorrow. They've had at least 6 days from acas and weeks before that as well with all other issues to be resolved.

This has not been offered. An appeal for one member which is a legal entitlement is all that is forthcoming, as well as a meeting for another case and an acas review.

Trains Functional Update: Night Tube and Four Day Week Trial

As you all maybe aware we are now in the process of working together with LUL to sort out the detail regarding the staffing of Night Tube, such as their contracts and rosters. This includes how they will be managed on Nights, transfers and moves and ways for them to progress from part time drivers to full time and their future development. We are also going to have to work out what will happen to depots with existing Nights as well as Night Tube duties, because depots with existing night duties will now NOT be working on Friday and Saturday night as these will be Night Tube duties only.

Piccadilly Line strike dates announced

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

Further to my previous Circular (IR/0037/16, 18th February 2016), the ballot has concluded with the following result:-

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast                       180

Number Voting ‘Yes’                 153

Number Voting ‘No’                  27

Spoilt Papers                            0