News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers
RMT GGC made the following decision on the Bakerloo detrainment dispute.
DETRAINMENT – LONDON UNDERGROUND LUL/14/10
Branches will be aware of our ongoing dispute with London Underground over the company’s detrainment policy on the Bakerloo and Central Lines. Talks recently took place at ACAS and the General Grades Committee has now considered a report from the Regional Organiser.
Here is the latest edition on the Finsbury Park branch newsletter.
In this edition:
- Protect your job, play it safe
- Boxing not so clever
- X-ray specs, anyone?
- Hardship fund - what's it about?
- Stiched up after helping out
- Victoria Line drivers survey
You may be able to view the newsletter below, otherwise use the 'attachments' link to download it
Attached is the latest edition of RMT Up front. This edition focuses on the Ballot for action short of strike action on the Jubillee Line. There are also reports on the Bakerloo detrainment dispute and issues for drivers on the new S Stock.
Main stories follow:
Jubilee Line drivers to be balloted over the removal of tunnel telephone wires
Last year Management informed safety reps on the Jubilee Line that there were problems in the tunnel between Baker St and Bond Street Stations on the south bound road caused by water ingress which would entail a job major of work.
From Tuesday 15th of January 2013 until further notice, RMT and ASLEF train drivers are taking action for safety.
Drivers in both Aslef and RMT unions are taking action, not over pay or hours, but because serious safety concerns have been ignored by London Underground management.
Since the introduction of a new procedure last year to clear trains of passengers before going out of service there have been thousands of incidents in which passengers have been ‘over-carried’ into sidings.
We note the report from our lead officer, which confirms that following a meeting described by our representative as ‘positive’, there is an action plan to resolve the dispute and that industrial action will not be necessary.
This matter is to be placed back in front of us following the three-month review.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised. Jubilee South branch to be advised by personal letter.
Attached is the 'Level 1 / Tier 1 combined referal form' for train side to refer issues up from level one meetings.
We note with concern the correspondence from our Bakerloo branch that recently-recruited drivers did not have their pension contributions adjusted to the correct level until the first pay period of 2013 despite being in their new grade for many months.
We remind London Underground Ltd that the TFL Pension Fund rules are clear, and that a driver member is entitled to accrue his/her pension as a driver from the date of his/her appointment as a driver.
Attached is London Undergrounds 'Discipline at work procedure 2004' and the 'Discipline Support Pack.
TUBE DRIVERS involved in a five week dispute over staff and passenger safety on the Bakerloo Line will take their campaign out onto the streets this Friday as the union ramps up public support and pressure on London Underground.
The drivers and their supporters will be outside Queens Park station from 7.30am to 9.00am this Friday – 22ndFebruary – demanding an end to the spin and lies from LUL and serious talks to resolve the bitter dispute which continues to disrupt Bakerloo Line services on a daily basis despite a barrage of misinformation from Transport for London.
Click on "attachment" to download Bakerloo detrainment union notice. Main story follows.
The RMT and ASLEF Executives’ instruction from the start of the dispute
“to ensure that the carriages on their trains are physically checked and clear of passengers prior to going into sidings or depots. This is to be done either by appropriately-licensed LUL staff or by drivers themselves.”
Private security guards don’t count!
London Underground have stated in a letter to RMT and ASLEF that from Monday 11th of February