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RMT Upfront: Track noise ballot poster

track noise ballot poster
  • Please display this poster in depots on the  Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines.

The RMT union has now begun balloting all Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators and Instruct Operators on the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines. We are balloting for action short of a strike to drive in manual mode at an appropriate reduced speed to mitigate the creation of excessive noise and to alleviate the distraction, discomfort and anxiety caused in the affected areas. 


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That we note the report from our Lead Officer and commend our Train Safety Council on the progress made so far on this serious matter.

We instruct the General Secretary to place an updated report back in front of the NEC upon any significant developments and/or prior to the November 2019 implementation date.

Members to be advised by email & text.

All operational LUL branches & the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

RMT to ballot over excessive track noise

Ear protectors

That we note the Lead Officer has consulted the representatives regarding the lack of progress by management on this issue; and our members need protection from the excessive noise where these poor track conditions exist.

Therefore, we instruct the General Secretary to ballot all Train Operators and Operator Instructors on the Jubilee, Central, Victoria and Northern Lines for industrial action for action short of a strike; namely:

Track noise meeting called

Ear protectors


That we note the correspondence on file from the Lead officer in relation to the company’s unsatisfactory response, and we instruct the General Secretary to arrange a meeting asap of all affected Train Operator H&S reps, the Trains Safety Council, Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and members of the NEC in attendance.

Members to be advised by email & text.
Relevant branches and the London Transport Regional Council.

Newsletter: RMT secures significant victory on Heathrow Group

A station worker assists a passenger

Workers on the Heathrow Group have secured a significant victory, after an RMT campaign against lone work achieved an agreement from management.

Key to this achievement was the decision of the local branch to ballot both station staff and Night Tube drivers for industrial action, showing that when workers stand together and prepare to take action, we can win concessions from our bosses.

See the attached bulletin for more details.

Waterloo and City Line ballot: Have you voted?


Further to my previous Circular (IR/240/19, 13th June 2019), ballot papers were posted to members on Monday 24th June and the closing date for the ballot isTuesday 16th July 2019. If any member has not received their ballot paper, please ask them to contact the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or the RMT Switchboard on 0207 387 4771 and ask to speak to the Industrial Relations Department.

I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.