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.

Tube union campaigns for dramatic improvement to Tube air quality

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be stepping up the campaign for dramatic improvements in air quality on London Underground amid fears that the situation continues to deteriorate with serious consequences for both staff and passengers alike.

A dossier of issues raised by tube staff includes:

- A number of members suffering with respiratory problems.

- Station staff and drivers having high incidents of chest colds.

- Notable levels of dirt when washing hands and face during or after a shift.

Tube stations left unstaffed for 7,500 hours in 2018

The RMT has submitted a Freedom of Information request that has revealed that stations were left unstaffed on at least 863 occasions last year, totalling 7490 hours.

This comes in spite of London Underground's promise following the much hated 'Fit for the Future' job cuts plan that all stations would be staffed during traffic hours.

- Read the attached leaflet for further information

Central Line ballot result smashes anti union laws and demonstrates resolve to bring LU back in-line!

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

We note that the ballot results are as follows:

Hainault Depot
The result for strike action is as follows:-
Number of members balloted: 35
Total votes cast 19 (54.3%)
Number voting “Yes” 19 (54.3%)
Number voting “No” 0
Spoilt Papers 0
The 40% and 50% thresholds were both met.

Stratford Depot News March 2019

Stratford Depot News is the newsletter for train operators at Stratford depot, produced by RMT actrivists.

In this edition:

  • There’s nothing to see here, so carry on driver! TOD rule changes unacceptable

  • Disciplined for an accident on duty

  • Pay update

  • HOT Process Issues

  • Staff assaults rise

  • Warnings thrown out

  • Jubilee South branch meeting​ 10th of April at 4pm