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Service control dispute update: RMT to conduct a ballot of affected members

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SERVICE CONTROL, OSBORNE HOUSE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous (Circular IR/109/20, 18th March 2020) the Union suspended two strikes related to the above dispute to allow talks at ACAS to take place. It was made clear to management at the time that the dispute is ongoing and would not be resolved until industrial relations at Osborne House had improved sufficiently and all members' concerns had been addressed for good.

Bakerloo News August 2020: Tories threaten cuts and privatisation

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for workers on the Bakerloo Line.

Please download it to read the latest news from the Bakerloo branch. You can also print it out and distribute it in your workplace.

In this edition:

  • Tories threaten cuts and privatisation
  • Get ready to resist
  • Driverless?
  • Win on North group staffing
  • SRT Update
  •  Don’t tolerate “gaslighting"
  •  RMT Credit Union

Tory Tube review to look at privatisation and workforce 'modernisation'

RMT warns of mother of all battles against government’s plans for tube privatisation and driverless trains

TUBE UNION RMT today responded to the government terms of the review into Transport for London which say there will be a:

“review of the current operating model and whether there are any opportunities that alternative operating models could bring over the longer term, including consideration of structures and governance.”

And also,

Breakdown in industrial relations at Hammersmith Service Control Centre

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Over recent years, RMT Reps have raised various issues concerning recruitment and retention within Service Control to London Underground. However, management have failed to act to resolve these matters and having considered a report from the Lead Officer, the National Executive Committee has declared a breakdown in industrial relations at Hammersmith Service Control Centre due to the following:-

As Coronavirus crisis rages on, Tory prime minister calls for driverless tube trains

RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"It is outrageous for Boris Johnson to wheel out the dangerous nonsense of driverless trains as a condition of the emergency Covid-19 funding of Transport for London. This is the sort of cheap political stunt that was a hallmark of his time as Mayor and we would have hoped he would have grown up by now.

'Zero hours' employment in Tube control rooms unacceptable

USE OF RETIRED STAFF VIA AGENCY CONTRACTS, SERVICE CONTROL - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/13/2)

I previously advised you that a dispute situation arose when London Underground sought to bring back retired staff in to perform Service Control duties, but on agency terms and conditions and on zero hours contracts (Ref: IR/159/20, 1st May 2020).

4LM Upgrades News, July 2020

4LM Upgrades News has the latest information about the upgrades plans for the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, District and Circle Lines.

Please download the newsletter to read it. You can also share it online or print it out and display it in your 4LM depot.

 

Upgrades News: RMT secures agreement on driving cabs for new trains

Following lengthy and ongoing discussions between RMT and LU, we have finally received confirmation that the new Piccadilly Line trains will be built with a driver’s cab, and that these cabs will remain for the entire lifespan of the trains. 

- Get all the latest information on the Piccadilly Line upgrades by downloading the attached Upgrades news.