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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.

Transport union RMT today welcomed what it says is a "significant victory" over the Government's Transport for London Bill

The Transport for London Bill was introduced into Parliament to allow TfL to participate in novel company structures – including opaque, tax avoiding offshore structures that are well-known vehicles for laundering capital. Specifically, TfL intended to jump head first into the worst kind of corporate structures known as “Limited Partnerships” to maximise the profit it hoped to make from developing the land it owns above and around stations.

RMT advice regarding FFTF contracts

To RMT Members

It has been brought to my attention that some RMT members in Station grades have been sent letters that involve some sort of offer / and or contract to sign under Fit For the future stations. We have been in discussion with management over this matter for some time, and we were waiting for the company to come back to us.

Additionally I have taken legal advice from RMTs lawyers on the matter of contracts under FFFS.

Every Job Matters industrial action suspended

Dear Colleague,

EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND

ALL ACTION IS SUSPENDED – ALL MEMBERS TO WORK AS NORMAL

DISPUTE RESOLVED

Since we announced the Week of Action in this dispute, your RMT negotiating team has been in intensive talks with LUL to try to reach an agreement. A revised offer has now been received from the Company in respect of Fit for the Future Stations and the details can be found on our website.

Further intensive talks as tube station strike nears

Re: Every job matters /Fit for the future stations. Further Update on talks held on Thursday 4th February

Dear RMT members

Today, all day We continued the face to face negotiations with LUL at Director level on the above dispute.

The talks were intensive, detailed and constructive.

Negotiations have not finished and are now adjourned until 0930 Friday 5th February.

Thanks

John Leach
RMT Regional Organiser
London Transport region 11

RMT Tube members vote for strike to defend Glen Hart

Dear Colleague,

DISCIPLINARY, GLEN HART – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to previous correspondence regarding the above, the ballot has now concluded with members voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast 1589

Number Voting ‘Yes’ 988

Number Voting ‘No’ 590

Spoilt Papers 11

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Total Votes Cast 1589

Number Voting ‘Yes’ 1206

Talks on London Underground stations dispute ongoing

To RMT members  (station grades)

Yesterday and today myself and senior RMT stations reps have met management to attempt to make progress on key outstanding issues on Fit for Future: Stations.

- Rosters ( weekend working)

- Short notice change of duties

- Revenue concerns around unlicensed staff servicing ticket machines

- SRT issues around duty allocation

The talks have been quite positive, but not finished and have now adjourned until 0930 tomorrow morning.

Further info will be provided in due course.

Thanks,