Tube Bosses Want To Remove Important Equipment From Jubilee Line


We note the resolution from our Neasden branch and the support expressed by representatives from Jubilee South branch. We share our branches’ horror at London Underground’s plan to operate trains on the Jubilee Line north of Bond Street without tunnel telephone wires for a period of up to 4 years. Tunnel telephone wires play an essential safety role, both in facilitating communication and in discharging traction current in an emergency.

We instruct the General Secretary to conduct a ballot of all our Jubilee line driver members for action short of strike action, with a view to drivers taking action including refusing to drive trains in passenger service through tunnel sections without tunnel telephone wires or suitable alternative protection.

This ballot is to be conducted according to a timescale to be discussed with our representatives to ensure sufficient time for members to vote while also allowing us to call action in time for the start of management’s implementation of its reckless plan.

We also instruct the General Secretary to seek joint action with ASLEF on this issue.

We further note the proliferation of issues on which we have had to consider or take industrial action
about London Underground trains safety issues. We wish to consider an overall approach to this as
well as dealing with it issue-by-issue, and therefore instruct the General Secretary to add this issue to
the agenda of the meeting with our representatives on 25 January and place a report of the discussion
in front of us.

Developments to be placed in front of us. London Transport Regional Council and branches to be
An explanation is given of the current tunnel telephone wire system on the last page of this PDF from