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Meeting: Defend Gary Carney

Dear Colleagues

As you will know, Vaughan Thomas of Trains Functional Council has advised you all of a zoom meeting organised for this Friday 16th April at 11.15 hours in order to address Gary Carney’s dismissal situation.  The purpose of this message is to urge all representatives to try and attend and thus ensure maximum turnout. I would also like to make known to you details of the National Executive Committee’s decision on this matter giving rise to this meeting.

Jubilee Line rejects CCTV trial

London Underground have announced their decision to implement a month long trial of new in-cab monitor images showing six segments at Bond Street Southbound platform. RMT reps objected strenuously to this idea. We believe London Underground’s plan increases risk and is worse than we had before at Bond Street. Management refused to consider our concerns and have pushed ahead with their plans to implement these changes and announced that Finchley Road southbound is next. 

Queens Park depot job cuts ballot ongoing

JOB CUTS, TRAIN OPERATORS, QUEENS PARK DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)

I write further to my previous Circular (IR/067/21, 11th February 2021), concerning the above matter. Despite numerous requests from your union for a dispute resolution meeting to be convened the company have refused and continued with the imposition of the new roster from 16th May 2021.

Automatic train operation in depots

AUTOMATIC TRAIN OPERATION (ATO) IN DEPOTS AND SIDINGS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

I write to inform branches that your Lead Officer submitted a report on discussions between your Representatives and London Underground regarding a proposed introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) in depots and sidings. Despite the efforts that have been made to engage the company over unsafe work practises, London Underground are seeking to impose ATO in a way which is clearly unsafe. A referral to ACAS has been sought and London Underground have failed to respond to our request.

Night Tube drivers' meeting

The RMT trains functional council has organised a meeting to discuss Night Tube issues.

This meeting, for all drivers and in particular Night Tube drivers', will follow an important meeting your union has with senior LUL management on the future of Night Tube.

All drivers are encouraged to attend. For the Zoom login details speak to a local rep, or contact us at www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/feedback.

Please see the attached newsletter for more information of the issues being discussed.

RMT in dispute as Tube bosses announce train driver job cuts at Queen's Park depot

JOB CUTS, TRAIN OPERATORS, QUEENS PARK DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND - (LUL/14/5)

The following resolution was recently received from the Bakerloo Line Branch:-

“This branch notes LU's declared intention to cut Train Operators jobs at Queen's Park Depot. These cuts involve a reduction of 11 rostered positions (101 to 90) and one pool position (six to five), amounting to a total of cut of more than 10% of the existing workforce.