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Central Line falling concrete incident reinforces case against driverless trains

RMT says that Central Line falling concrete incident reinforces case against driverless trains and for protecting track patrols.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"This incident of falling concrete from development works above the Central Line is not the first of its kind and with whole swathes of London now a building site it rams home the dangers for the tube network as developers rush ahead with their projects. 

Breaches of agreements lead to Piccadilly strike ballot


As members may recall (Circular No. IR/236/15, 1st October 2015), we declared a dispute situation with LUL in September 2015 and balloted all Train Operator and Instructor Operator members for strike action and action short of a strike. This dispute was as a result of a catalogue of issues on the line including:-

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:

  • 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.