Cross Line Working Sugestion Rejected

We note the correspondence from London Underground regarding its intention to deploy Circle and Hammersmith drivers to work on Metropolitan line track at Wembley Park sidings. The union totally rejects this, and will not accept any form of cross-line working.

Further, this adds to the evidence that LUL intends to use the introduction of the new ‘S’ stock to reduce maintenance frequencies and to deploy drivers, service control staff and others across more than one line. This threatens jobs, safety and service standards. We instruct the General Secretary to:

  1. obtain a report as to progress on this issue through the Machinery of Negotiation and Consultation
  2. consult our drivers’ representatives regarding options for opposing and resisting this and place replies in front of us
  3. call a meeting in January of relevant representatives, the chairs and secretaries of branches with London Underground members, Regional Council and grades committee chairs and secretaries, GGC members and officers to discuss resistance to cross-line working and other preparations for attacks on jobs.

London Transport Regional Council, branches and representatives to be advised.

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