Executive decision: Central Line action suspended

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the letter from the company of 14th December 2018, and the Lead Officers update report from talks at ACAS yesterday and today of some movement on the key issues.

We also note that though it does offer a small amount of improvement which in no way near goes far enough to resolve the dispute, and the company have offered more talks early in January; that it has come to light in various meetings with our Train Operative RMT reps that the underpinning common issue across many lines leading to similar breakdowns in industrial relations is the lack of train drivers to cover duties and spare duties.

With all of this in mind and with the unanimous recommendation of the Lead Officer and our ACAS Negotiations Team: We instruct the General Secretary to suspend the notified strike action on Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd December 2018, and instruct members to work normally.

Further; we instruct the General Secretary to arrange a meeting early in January 2019 of all Train Operative IR and H&S reps from the Central Line, and members of the Trains Functional Council, Trains Safety Council, the Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and NEC to consider our approach to resolving this matter.

We congratulate our members on their willingness to address these issues in a robust manner.

Members to be advised by email and text.

All London Underground branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised