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The disgraceful treatment of employees continues unabated.

The disgraceful treatment of employees continues unabated.

Our cleaners all over the combine are having to contend with bullying and intimidating managers who routinely abuse agreed policies and procedures including;

• Grievances unheard
• pay illegally deducted
• pay slips not provided
• victimisation
• race discrimination
• targeting of RMT trade union reps for their trade union activities.

New LUL Uniform - Feedback Wanted

The new LUL uniform is being trialled until 8th of December at Camden, Oxford Circus, Mile End, Greenford, Perivale, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Acton Town Depot and Edgware Road Depot.

RMT reps on the uniform committee would like to hear your feedback on it. You can email us at or give your view on the uniform website at

Attached is done of the responses that have been recieved so far.

Monday's Tube Strike On As LU Management Wreck Acas Talks

Strike action on the Northern Line over the victimisation and sacking of a driver will go ahead from early Monday as planned after ACAS talks broke down last night due to a complete failure of the management side to engage in any serious discussions which could have led to a negotiated settlement.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

"The ACAS talks, which RMT had been calling for with the objective of reaching a fair and just settlement in this case, have broken down due to a total refusal of the management side to engage in any kind ‎of meaningful discussions.

In The Press: Northern Line Tube Strike

Northern Line tube drivers are to take industrial action on Monday morning (December 1st) to demand the reinstatement of Alex Mcguigan who was sacked as a result of a flawed alcohol test. Alex is a type two diabetic, a condition which can quite often result in a false positive test result for alcohol. This is well documented medically and there is also legal precedent supporting his case. Because of this his test ought to have been followed by a confirmation urine test to ascertain whether his illness had in fact influenced the test, resulting in a false positive.

Train Driver's New PTOA 'Short Term Arrangements'

This document is an update to the '90 day agreement' for London Underground train drivers.

Download it in full by clicking 'read more'.

This publication specifies the procedures and agreements that apply to T/Ops wishing to meet short-term and domestic requirements, personal difficulties and emergencies. The aim is to assist T/Ops in resolving short-term difficulties whilst avoiding unnecessary time away from work and possible hardship caused by loss of salary.

Entry to the post of LU T/Op is to a full-time job that requires the ability to work varying shifts

Test Train Drivers Balloted For Strike


Further to previous Circular No. IR/303/14, 17th November 2014, members will recall the GGC decision to ballot our Test Train Operator members, in unison with ASLEF, over a failure to agree in relation to reward and recognition for Boxing Day working and Sandite overtime. I can now advise that the ballot papers will be posted out to affected members on Tuesday 25th November and the closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 9th December 2014.

I will keep you advised of all developments.

Tube Drivers Vote By Over 75% For Strike To Defend Bro McGuigan


Further to previous Circular No. IR/282/14, 23rd October 2014, the ballot has concluded and the result is as follows:-

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast… 58
Number Voting ‘Yes’… 45
Number Voting ‘No’… 13
Spoilt Papers… 0

Service Control Newsletter 2014

In this edition:

  • Night Tube
  • Medical Consent Forms
  • Job Campaigns
  • Local news on Hammersmith, Earl's Court and Waterloo & City.

You can read or download the newsletter by clicking 'read more'.

Local BNS/Roster Consultation Starts - Preferencing and 30 Min Talks

Local BNS/Roster Consultation starts at Rickmansworth.

The first group to begin the local BNS/Roster consultation is my own, Rickmansworth.
At the initial meeting LU confirmed that they agree with our reading of the BNS methodology, which means that if a CSS/CSM on a lone worked station is utilised in the ticket hall for 3 mins in any 15 min period then there should be a second member of staff in the ticket hall at that time.

RMT & ASLEF Plan Joint Action In Test Train Drivers Dispute


I have received correspondence from our Lead Officer advising of a failure to agree in relation to two issues affecting Test Train Drivers, which are as follows:-

Payment for working Boxing Day
The Company has rejected a claim for 2 days’ pay, on top of normal salary and any overtime worked, to be given to TTOs working on Boxing Day as per the original agreement for Train Operators.

Sandite Overtime