Picc Line dispute ACAS talks

RMT confirms ACAS talks this morning in Piccadilly Line drivers dispute

Tube union RMT confirmed today that it will be attending talks at ACAS this morning in the long-running dispute on the Piccadilly Line over the breakdown of industrial relations and a comprehensive failure by management to deliver on promised improvements following previous rounds of industrial action.

Strike action scheduled to start at lunchtime Wednesday and running on a phased basis through to Saturday remains on.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

Jubilee South News September 2018 - CSAs join detrainment dispute

Jubilee South News is written by RMT activists in the Jubilee South branch. Please print and distribute in your workplace, and share online with colleagues.

In this edition:

  • CSAs join detrainment dispute

  • Is WTT15 Safe?

  • Inappropriate use of CCTV

  • Core values under pressure

  • New rosters at Waterloo

  • Police, thieves and blurred lines

  • Calling in sick?

  • People forum

  • The RMT is your union, have your say!

Police & Thieves. And Blurred Lines

Those of us who were involved in defending the London Bridge 3 have always held the belief, which was vindicated when LUL chose not to defend their decision to sack Lee Cornell at the ET, that the fare evader was no more than an anti social petty criminal who was spoiling for a row when he was challenged for not having a ticket.

Cops spied on station workers carrying out frontline duties

TUBE UNION RMT today reacted with astonishment after revelations that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been carrying out covert spying operations on London Underground (LUL) front line staff.

Even more astonishing is the revelations that these BTP officers engaged in fare evasion including double gating and other acts of anti-social behaviour to “gauge staff reaction”. Double gating is where a fare-dodger slips through the gate behind a fare-payer. All this was done in real time, live, when the station – Piccadilly Circus – was fully open to the public .

Station staff to be balloted in detainment dispute

That we note the resolution from our Jubilee South Branch and applaud their concern over this unsafe practice which is detrimental to our members and the travelling public.

Therefore, we instruct the General Secretary to ballot all CSA1 staff members at Waterloo for action short of strike that:

They will not give the right to, indicate to or in any other way give assistance to any Waterloo & City Line Train Operators to proceed into the depot or siding, that has not first been physically detrained.

Members to be advised by email and text.

RMT Upfront September 2018

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground drivers, produced by RMT activists.

Here's a taster of what is in this edition.  Download the newsletter to read the full articles, share it online ands distribute it in your depot.

Occupational ill health 
In the latest round of Fit for Nothing or Transformation as LU prefer to call it Occupational Health have become another victim of the abacus and axe.

RMT National Executive Committee to discuss cab security

Subject: LUL SECURITY – DRIVERS CABS

That we note the resolution and the concerns from our East Ham Branch, and instruct the General Secretary to place a full report from the Lead Officer back in front of the NEC as soon as possible.

Members to be advised by email and text.

East Ham Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Piccadilly strike back on as bosses renege on agreements

That we note the report on file from the Lead Officer; that despite our Union going beyond what we were comfortable with to suspend at extremely short notice the strike action for 11th to the 14th July 2018 to accept the detailed offer on the table from the company, the company are reneging on most of the agreed items in the settlement.

Our union members are not to be treated in either the manner which has led to this dispute in the first place nor to be cynically turned over when agreements made in trust and good faith by their reps are disregarded by management.

RMT's Mick Cash to warn TUC that a second vote on Brexit let's the Tories off the hook

In a debate on Brexit this afternoon at the TUC in Manchester RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn that a second vote on Brexit will let the Tories off the hook and ease the pressure on them for the vote that really matters - an early general election.