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Circular: Night Tube dispute update

TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND TRAIN OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTOR OPERATORS

Dear Colleagues

ABOLITION OF NIGHT TUBE TRAIN OPERATOR GRADE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

I am writing further to my letter of 20th August where I notified members that the industrial action that had been planned this week has been suspended. The union’s decision was made possible by progress that had been made between your negotiating team and the company during the talks held at ACAS.

Your National Executive Committee has considered a report from your lead officer and their decision is as follows: -

RMT Upfront - Night Tube dispute update

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, produced by RMT activists. Please download and distribute it in your train crew accomodation.

In this edition:

  • RMT BREAKTHROUGH IN NIGHT TUBE TALKS
  • Jobs
  • Progress to be tracked; dispute is not settled
  • Congratulations to the members
  • Decision to suspend
  • General Secretaries' update

 

 

TUBE UNION RMT said today that it has suspended strike action by drivers

TUBE UNION RMT said today that it has suspended strike action by drivers scheduled for next week in the Night Tube dispute after further progress in ACAS talks today.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"Following further progress in ACAS talks today our Executive has decided that there are sufficient grounds to suspend next week's tube strike action.

"We remain in dispute and will be engaging in further discussions with a view to reaching a settlement.

Night Tube strike suspended

To: ALL RMT TRAIN OPERATOR AND INSTRUCTOR OPERATOR MEMBERS

20 August 2021

STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED

Dear colleague

ABOLITION OF NIGHT TUBE TRAIN OPERATOR GRADE - LONDON UNDERGROUND

Negotiations have taken place throughout this week at conciliation service Acas. Following today's session of talks, the company set out its latest position, which can be summarised as follows:

A commitment to undertake work on the feasibility of an opt out system for night tube duties

Abolition of Night Tube grade dispute upcoming action suspended

TO ALL TRAIN OPERATOR MEMBERS

Dear Colleagues,

ACTION SUSPENDED

ABOLITION OF NIGHT TUBE TRAIN OPERATOR GRADE - LONDON UNDERGROUND

I write to advise you that your NEC has decided to suspend the industrial action in this dispute planned to take place from 12:00 on Tuesday 3rd August 2021 and members are instructed to work normally on the following days:

• 12:00 hours on Tuesday 3rd August 2021 to 11.59 hours on Wednesday 4th August 2021

• 12:00 hours on Thursday 5th August 2021 to 11.59 hours on Friday 6th August 2021

RMT suspends Tube strike

RMT suspends Tube strike action this week to allow for further talks.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:

"Following extensive and wide ranging discussions through the ACAS machinery we have hammered out enough ground to allow those talks to continue. As a result this week's strike action is suspended although the rest of the planned action rema‎ins on.

RMT Upfront: Strike Suspended

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for LU train drivers, produced by RMT activists.

This edition focusses on the reasons for the Night Tube dispute being suspended and the progress the RMT has made.

Please print it out and distribute it in your depot.

ACAS Talks continue over Tube dispute

TUBE UNION RMT has said that it will be joining last ditch ACAS talks this morning ( Monday, 2nd of August) with a view to securing a constructive solution to the dispute over the abolition of the Night Tube driver grade with strike action across London set to start at lunchtime tomorrow.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said:

RMT back at ACAS to discuss 'abolition of Night Tube grade' dispute

RMT challenges London Underground to stand by lines in press release today as grounds for progress in Night Tube strike talks at ACAS tomorrow.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:

“The press release issued by London Underground today in advance of ACAS talks tomorrow goes much further than their negotiators have been prepared to move in earlier discussions.

“We will be putting ‎their press statement back to them at ACAS and calling on them to make good on their public promises.

Strike action over London Underground plans to abolish Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade goes ahead next month

Strike action over London Underground plans to abolish Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade goes ahead next month as company ‎block progress in ACAS talks

TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action across the network over plans by London Underground to abolish the Night Tube Train Drivers’ grade will go ahead next month after the company refused ‎to make any serious progress in ACAS talks this week.

Following a solid vote for action late last month and subsequent talks that failed to resolve this issue RMT has instructed members as follows;