Piccadilly Workshop action suspended as company commits to permanent job contracts


Further to my previous Circular (IR/298/17, 13th July 2017), and following the massive ‘YES’ vote by members in the recent ballot, RMT Reps had a strong position during talks with the Company and after a number of meetings, the following proposal was received:-

The Company commits to transfer all 35 FTC staff to permanent FTE contracts

RMT commits to a JWP commencing on Monday 31st July with the purpose of agreeing the roster for the ‘lifting team’ during the 3-month Leaf Fall period. The JWP will complete the review no later than Friday 4th August 2017

Over the course of the next 2 years, any vacancies arising in the Piccadilly Line Fleet maintenance team will be filled from the pool of 35 employees

At the end of this period any of the 35 employees that have not been absorbed into the maintenance team will be managed in accordance with existing arrangements, and any redeployment will be within the LU Fleet organisation

The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and noted that the above lays the basis for a satisfactory resolution to this dispute. Having consulted with the Reps, the NEC has taken the decision to suspect all the current industrial action with immediate effect. All members are therefore instructed to work as normal.

All Tube Lines Fleet members and Reps at Northfields and Cockfosters Depots are congratulated on their resolve not to allow the introduction of a two-tier workforce, which has enabled us to reach this position.