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Includes engineering staff of all grades employed by Metronet, TubeLines and contractors. The LUL Engineering branch has a website here and is on Facebook here

 

 

 

Tube bosses to suspend the training of non-permanent employees for track patrolling purposes for two weeks

TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/1)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/029, 5th February 2016), discussions took place at ACAS last week and progress was made over LUL’s decision to train Cleshar staff to undertake Track Patrolling duties. As a result, the National Executive Committee took the decision to suspend the strike action which was due to commence on Friday 12th February.

First phase of track safety 'Section 15' strike suspended

RMT suspends first phase of strike action in tube safety dispute.

Tube union RMT confirmed today that a first phase in a programme of industrial action involving nearly 1500 maintenance and renewals staff on London Underground and Tube Lines, in a fight over basic safety issues relating to what are known as “Section 15 possessions”, has been suspended after the union received confirmation that changes will be put on hold for two weeks to allow for a comprehensive safety review.

Tube maintanance workers to take seven blocks of industrial action to defend safety on the track

RMT announces seven blocks of strike action by tube maintenance staff in fight over safety

Tube union RMT confirmed today that nearly 1500 maintenance and renewals staff on London Underground and Tube Lines will be involved in seven separate blocks of strike action from next Friday, 12th February, in a fight over basic safety issues relating to what are known as “Section 15 possessions”.

"SAY YES TO SAFETY ON THE TRACK SAY NO TO SECTION 15"

Further Incidents:

Less than 24 hours after talks broke down with LUL regarding Section 15 Possessions, there have been two further incidents underlining the warnings that the RMT gave that the whole process has casualised safe track access to such a point that serious injury or death was becoming inevitable.

Track workers to be balloted for strike

TRACK PATROLLING, CLESHAR STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/1)

The following resolution was recently received from our LU Engineering Branch:-

“This Branch notes that LUL have decided to train Cleshar’s staff to undertake track patrolling. This is a clear breach of agreements and a direct attack on the internal staffs’ job security and direct casualisation. We therefore ask the General Grades Committee to ballot all operational permanent way track staff for industrial action and action short of strike”.

London Transport Regional Council

Th next meeting of the London Transport Regional Council will be on Thursday 24 September 1630-1830

Please try and attend and make sure your own branch is represented at this important organising meeting.

There will be reports from the Counil of Executive member John Reid and from the Regional Organiser John Leach.

Exterian LUL Pay Claim talks Concluded

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – EXTERION MEDIA (LUL/0001)

Negotiations for our members’ pay claim have concluded and the following offer has been accepted by the GGC:-

  • A 2% increase backdated to 1st April 2015.

The Company has been informed of our acceptance and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity. The outstanding issues will be dealt with in three months’ time at a formal meeting with the Company and our representatives.

Thales Roster Issue Resolved

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – THALES TRANSPORT & SECURITY (GTS) (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/144/15, 4th June 2015), the revised GTS Rostering Rules and Guidelines, which represent an improvement on previous agreements, have been received. This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted the views of our Reps, and the Company has been informed of our acceptance of this agreement.

Transplant Drivers Compulsory Overtime Issue Pregresses

COMPULSORY OVERTIME, TRANSPLANT DRIVERS (RUISLIP DEPOT) – TUBE LINES (LUL/8/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/144/15, 4th June 2015) and following discussions with management, this matter has been resolved and transplant trains paths will be rewritten to enable members to finish their shift at the correct time. This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted the reports on file and taken the decision to continue to monitor the situation.