RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

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.

Drivers could be balloted on Picc over training concerns

WITHDRAWAL OF TRAIN OPERATOR TRAINING, KINGS CROSS EAST-WEST REVERSING, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

The following resolution was recently received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-

“This Branch is amazed and astonished at the withdrawal of practical training of the very dangerous reversing move on the east bound platform at Kings Cross (reversing east to west), for Piccadilly Line Train Operators.

Reps meeting discusses Central Line displacements

DISPLACEMENT, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/134/17, 27th March 2017), the Reps meeting has taken place and the consensus from this meeting was that organising activity should take place across the line and the displacement situation is closely monitored as this dispute is unresolved.

Tube workers to strike for London Bridge Three

DISCIPLINARY – L. CORNELL, S. SOUISSI & D. SHARP – LONDON BRIDGE

LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/156/17, 5th April 2017), the ballots at London Bridge and Waterloo have concluded and the results were as follows:-

London Bridge

The result for strike action:-

Number of members balloted 66

Total Votes Cast 38 (58%)

Number Voting ‘Yes’ 35 (53%)

Number Voting ‘No’ 3

Spoilt Papers 0

 

The result for action short of strike:-

Number of members balloted 66

RMT to arrange meeting to discuss Central Line displacement dispute

DISPLACEMENT, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/65/17, 15th February 2017), all Train Operator and Instructor Operator members at Hainault, Leytonstone and Loughton Traincrew Depots are commended for the rock solid strike action over Tuesday 21stand Wednesday 22nd February 2017. The following resolution has now been received from Central Line East Branch:-

Ballot to be prepared of Piccadilly Line drivers

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

27/03/17

Further to my previous Circular (IR/377/16, 6th December 2016), in which I advised that the NEC had taken the decision to cancel the planned strike action as the major issues of this dispute had been ceded by management and were therefore resolved, the following resolution has now been received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-