Tube Lines

News, reports and information for RMT members on Tube Lines

Details on the Pensions & Passes dispute can be found here.
 

Transformation Update

We are nearing the end of Transformation. This has been a long and stressful process for all of our members who have been involved. Throughout the consultation, management have ignored many of the concerns raised by our reps and members, and have refused to share detailed plans of how things will actually work post-implementation. A number of managers who have been leading Transformation are leaving the company and this has been notable by the differences in consultation between work streams.

Transformation Update

Your London Underground Transformation Reps wanted to provide you with an update on how consultation is progressing.

 

Throughout consultation, we have opposed any job losses ad will continue to do so. We have scrutinised pooling documents and questioned the company’s rationale on many of the pools. We have successfully changed a number of pools and had people moved into the correct pools when the company have misplaced them. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to successfully achieve this in all cases and are pursuing those on an individual basis.

Transformation Mass Meeting

As part of the transformation consultation, the RMT have organised a Mass Meeting to feedback to our members involved in this reorganisation and decide our next course of action.

The meeting will take place at 14:00 - 16:00, Tuesday 8th May in the Mahatma Ghandi Hall, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ.

(The nearest station are Great Portland St or Warren St Tubes)

The agenda for the meeting is:

1. Feedback and Reports from the Negotiating Reps on TfL, LUL and JNP

2. Questions from the floor, and then a response from your reps.

Piccadilly Workshop action suspended as company commits to permanent job contracts

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/298/17, 13th July 2017), and following the massive ‘YES’ vote by members in the recent ballot, RMT Reps had a strong position during talks with the Company and after a number of meetings, the following proposal was received:-

The Company commits to transfer all 35 FTC staff to permanent FTE contracts

Executive decision on Picc Line Workshop staff action

We salute the determination of our Members in the rock solid ballot turnout and yes vote in their resolve to halt the attempted introduction of a two-tier work force in the LU Piccadilly Line Fleet area; with all the detriments encapsulated for our present members; and to seek proper ongoing employment for future members joining the company.

We also note the report from our Lead Officer and that some movement was secured at yesterday’s Director level meeting; but not enough in terms of our Members aspirations.

Action set out in Picc Line Workshop dispute

Action in Piccadilly Line/Tube Lines workshop dispute

Tube union RMT today confirmed action by staff in the Piccadilly Line workshops at Northfields and Cockfosters Depots in a dispute over an attempt by Tube Lines to create a two-tier workforce by driving a coach and horses through current agreements and recruiting 35 new staff on fixed term contracts.

RMT concerned over fixed term contracts on Piccadilly Line

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/13/2)

At a recent meeting with Tube Lines, the Company announced its intention to recruit 35 new staff to work in workshops on the Piccadilly Line on a 2 year fixed term contract. The work is necessary to enable 24-hour lifting of the trains to replace damaged wheels due to problems with rail head contamination (leaf fall) and wheel flats on the line.