Fresh ACAS Talks Follow Tube Shut Down

This morning I have been in contact with John Woods at ACAS. He has advised me that ACAS are writing to all the unions today involved in the current disputes at LUL (that are at ACAS level) and inviting us to talks about process (talks about talks) as a first step, starting tomorrow at 10.00.

I have accepted this invitation and confirmed that we will attend. This is a multi layered situation with both disputes connected, especially on station staff rosters.

In real terms this will be a more focused and hopefully sharper discussion and continue from a breakout session (at the Grafton hotel) that we had before the talks collapsed and the strike action last week. Because of the nature of the meeting ACAS have requested a smaller group of attendees 3 from each union.

On that basis and also because it’s only a meeting about process I shall be attending with one from COO and one from AP. We will not be discussing anything apart from process.

We shall report back as soon as the meeting is finished.

In Solidarity
John Leach
London Transport Regional Organiser