Fleet Workers Fight Tube Bosses' Plan To Cut Train Maintenance And Jobs

We note the resolution from our LU Fleet branch, and share its disgust at London Underground Ltd management’s attacks on the jobs and working conditions of our fleet maintenance members.

We firmly oppose the company’s plans to reduce maintenance frequencies, cut jobs and replace skilled staff with unreliable automated processes. We further believe that these attacks endanger the safety of passengers and of Underground workers. Trains will be less safe and failures more frequent; and it is likely that a company that proposes that its trains be prepared for service automatically will then move on to proposing that they be driven automatically.

Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to:

  • immediately ballot all our London Underground Ltd fleet members for strike action and action short of a strike
  • send a personal letter to all members being balloted strongly urging them to vote Yes to both questions
  • isend an rmtmail to London Underground Ltd members in other grades and functions explaining the union’s stance on this issue and why it affects them

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

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This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

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What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.