RMT Says No To New Tube Faulty Radio Procedure

Comrades

There is a new rule going live on May 4th, OSN 118. This would see trains running in passenger services with no direct contact the controller. This is obviously an unacceptable risk to the RMT.

We have had various meetings with LU on this matter and we have continually objected to its introduction. As LU were intent on imposing this on us we have contacted our Head Office with a view to escalating the matter. You will be hearing from our union top brass in due course on this matter.

We understand that management are now issuing this new rule and just getting staff to sign for it, without understanding the change, This is in breach of Rule Book 1, 5.2 whereby safety briefings have to be conducted face to face. It is also a breach of the PTOA, in our opinion, with regards to communicating new rules and changes to drivers.

We feel this change is unsafe and we will continue to resist it.

There is a newsletter attached for notice boards explaining our position to drivers.

For further info just contact any member of the THSC.

Regards

RMT Trains Safety Council

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