Victoria Line Drivers to Boycott Training due to Safety Dispute

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and representatives, that London Underground management is commencing training for Victoria Line drivers on automatic door opening. This is despite ongoing problems with door technology on the line, serious concerns about passenger safety, and our continuing, unresolved dispute about safety and training issues related to the Victoria Line upgrade.

We accept our Regional Organiser’s recommendation and accordingly instruct our Victoria Line driver members not to participate in training on automatic door opening, commencing from 00:01 on Thursday 27 October until further notice. We instruct the General Secretary to immediately notify the company of this form of industrial action short of strike, which is in addition to the actions already in place, and to send a letter by post to all Victoria Line driver members explaining this new form of action to them.

London Transport Regional Council and Finsbury Park branch to be advised.

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