RMT seeks confirmation as deputy mayor says drivers will not have to work Night Tube

Ahead of further strike action, RMT seeks urgent clarification on Deputy Mayor’s claim that “It is not the case that drivers will have to work a night shift”

TUBE UNION RMT has today written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan seeking urgent clarification of comments made by Deputy Mayor Seb Dance on Monday in which he clearly stated that “It is not the case that drivers will have to work a night shift” and that “where a [Night Tube] driver wants to swap a night shift for a day shift that will be possible”.

In his letter Mr Lynch notes that this appears to mark a shift from London Underground and TfL’s previous statements:

“I would like you to confirm that this is the position and as your Deputy has said “it is not the case that drivers will have to work a night shift.” Previously, TfL have briefed the press that drivers will be able to swap shifts if possible but have not gone so far as to claim that that drivers will not have to work a night shift.

“Mr Dance’s answer clearly states that drivers will not have to work night shifts and therefore it follows that night shifts should not be compulsory and drivers will have the ultimate right not to work them. As you know, this is the core principle underpinning RMT’s position.

“If you or London Underground can confirm the above that would be a significant step in the right direction and would I believe serve as the basis for positive discussions.”

 

> RMT National News

Monday, 23rd May
Tube union RMT has criticised TfL for threatening 600 job losses on the network.
Sunday, 22nd May
Any attempt by Grant Shapps to make effective strike action illegal on the railways will be met with the fiercest resistance from RMT.
Friday, 20th May
Railway workers in Scotland will be balloted for strike action, following ScotRail's derisory pay offer of 2.2%.
Wednesday, 18th May
Tube staff will take strike action at Euston and Green Park stations on June 3, if action is not taken against a bullying manager.
Friday, 13th May
RMT to ballot for strike action at wind farm company Orsted over victimisation.