Finsbury Park branch

Includes all cleaners, plus London Underground station staff on the Victoria Line and from Knightsbridge eastwards on the Piccadilly Line; plus drivers at Seven Sisters and Arnos Grove depots

New Strike dates for Central and Victoria lines

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

New Replacement Strike Dates/Times

According to the reps meetings wishes; we now instruct all affected members to take Industrial Action in the form of a Strike by not booking on for shifts between:

20:00 hours on Tuesday 3rd September until 20:00 hours on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

Victoria Line drivers to strike: date announced

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the Lead Officer and our Negotiations Team have reviewed the lack of progress made by the company on this matter along with correspondence from the company which is unsatisfactory; and are recommending strike action should be called.

Accordingly; we instruct all affected members to take industrial action in the form of a strike by not booking on for shifts commencing between:

Two branches pass motion on anti-union laws

A motion regarding Anti-union laws has passed unanimously at Finsbury Park and East Ham branches and will be submitted to the regional council.

The motion states:

This union notes:

1. RMT's longstanding demand for the repeal of all anti-trade union laws

2. that this was reaffirmed at this year's AGM, along with support for the Free Our Unions campaign

More Transformation Announced

On Monday 18th March, RMT reps from several Functional Councils (MATS, Service Control, Engineering, Fleet) were told that plans for further reorganisation on London Underground would begin on Monday 25th March. We were not given any further information until yesterday (21st March) when we were invited to attend a large number of staff briefings in different areas of the company.

LU Pay Talks Update

The third day of London Underground pay talks took place yesterday (Wednesday 13th March). RMT Regional Organiser, John Leach, attended with reps from the seven Functional Councils RMT has recognition on. The company had previously asked us to remove a number of items from our pay claim before they would make us a financial offer. We refused this request and returned yesterday to continue to engage in meaningful talks with the company. There were discussions about improving staff travel facilities and also around our demand for a 32 hour, 4 day working week.

Finsbury Park branch raises concerns about 'operation of POMs and system of accounting'

Subject: SUSPENSION OF MEMBER, PICCADILLY LINE EAST - LUL

That we note the resolution from our Finsbury Park Branch; and concur with their concerns regarding the operation of POMs and the system of accounting that accompanies them.

Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to place a report urgently in front of this NEC.

Members to be advised by email and text.

Finsbury Park Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Meeting called to discuss Victoria Line issues

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SEVEN SISTERS TRAINCREW DEPOT – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Finsbury Park Branch regarding management bullying of staff, breaches of the Machinery of Negotiations and general deteriorating industrial relations.

We instruct the General Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of Train Operator Industrial Reps from the Victoria Line with the NEC, Lead Officer and Senior Assistant General Secretary in attendance.

Members to be advised by email and text.

Piccadilly Line strike announced

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS

PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to previous correspondence, all Piccadilly Line Driver members are congratulated for the solid yes vote for both strike action and action short of a strike in this dispute. Following special Branch meetings, the National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to call on you and your colleagues to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-

It's a yes!

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We congratulate our members and both Finsbury Park and Piccadilly & District Line West on a solid yes vote in this ballot.

The result for strike action is as follows:-
Number of members balloted: 420
Total votes cast 298 (71%)
Number voting “Yes” 285 (67.9% of members balloted)
Number voting “No” 13
Spoilt Papers 0

The 40% and 50% thresholds were both met.