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News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers

 

Video: Night Tube strike update

On the eve of the first of several proposed Night Tube strikes, Regional Organiser John Leach updates members.

In the video, John explains: "After 6 months of trying to explain and persuade London Underground management that you cannot abolish 200 positions, rip up an agreement that protects our members work life balance, and their right to not have to do these {Night Tube} duties if they can't, we have to stand up and be counted."

Read more about the dispute at www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/night-tube

Urgent meeting called to discuss Cockfosters concerns

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, COCKFOSTERS & ARNOS GROVE DEPOTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

A resolution was recently received from our Finsbury Park Branch and a report was received from the Lead Officer regarding a range of issues affecting Train Operator members at Cockfosters and Arnos Grove Traincrew Depots. The issues raised include the following:

· Breaches of the Attendance at Work Policy and particularly the application of section 5.2 on a number of levels, causing members stress and anxiety and concerns over their job security.

Detrainment dispute - last chance to vote YES YES

A ballot paper is posted into a red post box

25th January 2024

Dear RMT Member

Removal of Detrainment Staff – London Underground         

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE – PLEASE DON’T WASTE IT

RETURN YOUR VOTING PAPER BY THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2024

The closing date for the ballot is Thursday 1st February – so if you haven't done so already – now is the time to vote. I urge you all to vote ‘YES’ to protect your safety and the safety of your colleagues and passengers. Please post your ballot paper today.

Vote now in the detrainment dispute

19th January 2024

Dear RMT Member,

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND

DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE

MAKE SURE YOU RETURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER

VOTE ‘YES’ TO BOTH QUESTIONS

I urge all members to return your ballot paper as soon as possible. It is vital that we achieve the highest possible turnout and the highest possible vote saying YES for action to demand that LUL withdraws its plans to remove detrainment staff.

Trains Grade Meeting

Train grades meetings are the time for RMT’s train driver activists from across LU to get together to debate issues, formulate plans of action and hear reports from functional and local reps.

All RMT train drivers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings are from 1430 to 1600 and alternate between Zoom and in person. Your local rep will be able to give you Zoom details to join the virtual meetings, or otherwise contact one of the Train Grade officers.

December meeting date is TBC.

For more info see the attached poster.

 

Vote now: detrainment ballot closes on 17th of August

10th August 2023

 

Dear Colleague,

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND

DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE - MAKE SURE YOU RETURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER - VOTE 'YES' TO BOTH QUESTIONS

I urge all members to return your ballot paper as soon as possible. It is vital that we achieve the highest possible turnout and the highest possible vote saying YES for action to demand that LUL withdraws its plans to remove detrainment staff.

Vote YES YES in detrainment dispute reballot

2nd August 2023

Dear Colleague,

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND

All Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Bakerloo Line, District Line, Central Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Jubilee Line have been taking action to physically check their train before detraining since March 2023. Now due to the anti-trade union laws, this ballot mandate will expire and it is necessary to ballot members again for this action to continue.

Removal of detrainment staff dispute reballot

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/059/23, 3rd March 2023), the ballot mandate is due to expire and the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to re-ballot all Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Bakerloo Line, District Line, Central Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Jubilee Line, for strike action and action short of a strike in the form of Drivers to physically check their train before detraining.

Station overtime ban announced

Dear Colleagues,

DEFENDING JOBS, PENSIONS & AGREEMENTS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/148/23, 24th May 2023), I wrote to LUL seeking talks in an effort to make progress over this dispute and in particular, the new rosters and staffing cuts which have been imposed on stations leading to unprecedented levels of station closures and a deterioration of members' work life balance. The clear need for full and proper station staffing has been further highlighted by recent serious assaults on station staff.