Train prep

Cancelled: Join the demo at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts plan

Important demonstration at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts to fleet preparation schedules  - 09:00 Thursday 16th May

Dear colleague,

As an RMT London Underground member, you'll most likely be aware that your colleagues in London Underground maintenance and engineering recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in relation to proposed safety critical cuts.

Three day strike called in train preperation cuts plan dispute


That we note the report from our Lead Officer regarding the request from our LU Fleet Branch for industrial action due to the planned imposition of vastly inferior; bordering on non-existent safety checks on trains before they enter passenger service, which is solely for the purpose of implementing the Conservative Government’s Department for Transport and the London Mayors cuts to London Underground.

Strike Action

Reps meeting: Transformation, Extended Train Prep Schedule, LU Pay dispute and Kyei-Donkoh disciplinary


The National Executive Committee has taken the decision to arrange meetings between the Senior Assistant General Secretary, Lead Officer, NEC and Reps regarding:-

1. ROP & COS 2019 - London Underground (all 2nd stage reps) - 9am

2. Extended Train Prep Schedule (all Fleet IR and H&S Reps, Trains Functional & Trains Safety Council) - 11am

3. Disciplinary, S. Kyei-Donkoh, CSA, Piccadilly Circus (IR and H&S Reps from Bakerloo Line Branch) - 12 pm

Tube drivers' news: RMT Upfront May 2019

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for Tube drivers from RMT activists.

In this edition, put together by the union for Tube drivers:

- As another driver’s cab is broken into, RMT says….

- Train Prep cuts proposal will seriously impact drivers

- The curious incident of the trespasser on the track

- Smartcap

Please download the attached newsletter to read it, print it out and distribute it in your depot, and share this article on line.

Meeting report: Mass members' meeting plans fightback

RMT reps and activists came together for a mass meeting at the Indian YMCA on Fitzroy Square on 24 April, to discuss three major disputes facing London Underground workers: against cuts to train maintenance (“extended train prep”); against job cuts (“Transformation”); and on pay, terms, and conditions.

Industrial action called in 'Train Prep' dispute


That we note the decision of the LU Fleet Branch meeting and their concerns around both training candidates and trainers being forced to undertake training to do the before; resulting in our loyal members refusing to break a strike and being locked out of work without any pay by the company.

Jubilee South branch News

Jubilee South branch News is the newsletters for workers on stations between Westminster and Stratford on the Jubilee Line, drivers an North Greenwich and Stratford, controllers at Stratford Market depot, and cleaners and caterers at all these location.

In this edition:

  • PAY TALKS REACH STALEMATE, But this union isn’t stale, so prepare for action!

  • RMT’s plan of action

  • Sickness reviews are not compulsory to attend

  • Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

Train prep ballot result: a big yes to industrial action

Dear Colleagues,


Further to my previous Circular (IR/112/19, 20th March 2019), the ballot has concluded with members’ voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 1162

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 743

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 662

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question: 80

Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

Nine to one vote for strike action by over a thousand key London Underground staff

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have a devastating impact on both service reliability and public safety.

The staff work at tube fleet maintenance depots right across Greater London.