Maintenance

Reps meeting: Transformation, Extended Train Prep Schedule, LU Pay dispute and Kyei-Donkoh disciplinary

LONDON UNDERGROUND DISPUTES MEETING FOR RMT REPS

The National Executive Committee has taken the decision to arrange meetings between the Senior Assistant General Secretary, Lead Officer, NEC and Reps regarding:-

1. ROP & COS 2019 - London Underground (all 2nd stage reps) - 9am

2. Extended Train Prep Schedule (all Fleet IR and H&S Reps, Trains Functional & Trains Safety Council) - 11am

3. Disciplinary, S. Kyei-Donkoh, CSA, Piccadilly Circus (IR and H&S Reps from Bakerloo Line Branch) - 12 pm

Tube drivers' news: RMT Upfront May 2019

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for Tube drivers from RMT activists.

In this edition, put together by the union for Tube drivers:

- As another driver’s cab is broken into, RMT says….
GET ON WITH FIXING CAB SECURITY

- Train Prep cuts proposal will seriously impact drivers

- The curious incident of the trespasser on the track

- Smartcap

Please download the attached newsletter to read it, print it out and distribute it in your depot, and share this article on line.

Meeting report: Mass members' meeting plans fightback

RMT reps and activists came together for a mass meeting at the Indian YMCA on Fitzroy Square on 24 April, to discuss three major disputes facing London Underground workers: against cuts to train maintenance (“extended train prep”); against job cuts (“Transformation”); and on pay, terms, and conditions.

RMT 'appalled by persistent failure to pay the correct wages to our Transplant Members'

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRANSPLANT STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That this NEC is appalled by the company’s persistent failure to pay the correct wages to our Transplant Members and instructs the General Secretary to take the matter up
in-line with our LU Fleet Branch’s resolution.

Industrial action called in 'Train Prep' dispute

Subject: EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the decision of the LU Fleet Branch meeting and their concerns around both training candidates and trainers being forced to undertake training to do the before; resulting in our loyal members refusing to break a strike and being locked out of work without any pay by the company.

Ballot matrix prepared after LU disciplines victim of passenger abuse

DISCIPLINARY, S. KYEI-DONKOH, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/119/19, 27th March 2019), I advised the Company that if any disciplinary action was taken against Sister Kyei-Donkoh following an incident where Sophie was abused by a well-known and repeatedly offensive passenger, then a dispute situation would exist between us.

Train prep ballot result: a big yes to industrial action

Dear Colleagues,

EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/112/19, 20th March 2019), the ballot has concluded with members’ voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 1162

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 743

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 662

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question: 80

Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

Nine to one vote for strike action by over a thousand key London Underground staff

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have a devastating impact on both service reliability and public safety.

The staff work at tube fleet maintenance depots right across Greater London.

Train prep schedule ballot papers have been sent out

Dear Colleagues,

EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (formerly Train Preparation Schedule - London Underground) (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/97/19, 6th March 2019), the decision was taken to re-commence this ballot and I issued fresh correspondence to advise the Company that a dispute situation exists over its intentions to extend the Fleet train preparation schedules. The Company has failed to engage in any meaningful consultation or negotiation with RMT or provide us with full information on all safety aspects.