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H&C drivers to be balloted over breakdown of industrial relations

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, DRIVERS, HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/092/16, 4th April 2016), the Company was informed of a dispute situation due to a number of issues affecting members on the Hammersmith & City Line including breaches of the attendance at work policy, an overbearing management team, refusal to release reps for meetings and misuse of the disciplinary policy.

Victoria Line Night Tube Ballot Called Off

NIGHT RUNNING – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/15/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/200/16, 19th July 2016), I informed the Company of the dispute situation between us over the proposed rosters for Victoria Line Train Operator and Instructor Operator members. Since then, further meetings have taken place with the Company and RMT Reps. LUL has offered an additional review of the new rosters after eight weeks although Reps can also continue to raise any immediate concerns in the usual way.

Victoria Line Night Tube rosters to be discussed at reps meeting

NIGHT RUNNING – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/15/4)

The following resolution was recently received from our Finsbury Park Branch:-

“Finsbury Park Branch resolves to request an immediate ballot for strike action and action short of strike action of all our Victoria Line Train Operator members to resist the imposition of new duty rosters in connection with the start of night tube on 19thAugust.

Jubilee South branch concerned about recent train tests on the line

Jubilee South branch have passed a motion highlighting our concerns following reports of testing on the Jubilee Line, whereby a train was alledgedly moved in engineering hours without the operator being required to 'activate' the cab with their key or to operate the manual control switch.

Branch officials and representatives are investigating the reports and preparing an action plan to respond to the issue.

The motion

Driverless testing on Jubilee Line.

Central Line East branch prepares to defend tube drivers who face forced depot move

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/0001)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/051, 3rd March 2016), the following resolution has been received from Central Line East Branch:-

“This Branch intends to defend our Train Operators in our area who are threatened with being unjustly displaced to other depots around the combine in breach of the Pay and Night Tube dispute settlement.

Trains Functional update on Night Tube, 4 day week and recruitment freeze

Today (Tuesday 24th May) we had the latest in a series of meetings regarding Night Tube (NT) and the proposed trial 4 day, 36 hour week (4DW).
 
(Background - As part of our dispute resolution LUL agreed to look at trialling a 4DW on the Jubilee line. This was to be negotiated at a Company Council Trains Sub-Group (CCTSG) at the same time as we negotiated the introduction of NT and the long term reduction of weekend working, and the option for current drivers (TO21s) to work reduced hours.)
 
Night Tube

Upfront June 2016: RMT newsletter for London Underground train drivers

Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground tube drivers including industrial and health & safety news.  In this edition:

  • Disputes Rumbling Across Drivers’ Grade
  • ‘Fit for Future: Trains’ Fightback Prepared
  • Night Tube Update
  • Four Day Week Trial
  • PTI: Stay Safe
  • Signals known to have failed

Please download the newsletter to read it and distribute it amongst colleagues and friends.

RMT demands halt to high risk plan to close Holborn Sidings on the Central Line

Tube UNION RMT today demanded an immediate halt to TFL’s cash-led plans to close the Holborn sidings on the Central Line – a move that the union says would pose an immediate danger to staff and passengers alike. The plan is thought to have been cooked up to save somewhere in the region of £30 million.

RMT only discovered the plans by chance and since the 9th of May the union been trying to engage with central line management on the issue with a wholly inadequate response from them.

Piccadilly dispute update

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
 
Further to my letter dated 14th April and as you will be aware, discussions at ACAS have been taking place in an effort to make progress over the issues affecting Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Piccadilly Line. It has now been agreed that local level meetings will take place to identify outstanding issues and agree the most appropriate forums for these matters to be addressed.