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News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers

 

Ballot prepared over Metropolitan Line drivers' canteen closure

Subject: CANTEEN CLOSURE, HARROW, METROPOLITAN LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the resolution from our Neasden Branch; and that the Machinery of Negotiation & Consultation has been exhausted.

This NEC is appalled by the company removing meal break facilities from our Driver Members, breaching longstanding agreements and consistently refusing to address the issue of an adequate staff canteen.

Ballot arranged over plans to cut detrainment staff

Subject: REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the resolution from our Central Line East Branch; and that this cost cutting exercise by the company is putting passengers lives at risk and our members safety at risk.

We instruct the General Secretary to advise the company a dispute now exists between our respective organisations and to arrange a ballot for action short of a strike for all Leytonstone Depot Train Operators and Operator Instructors but excluding Night Tube Drivers.

Pic Line negotiators congratulated for achieving 'vast movement from company'

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND
LUL/14/2

We congratulate our negotiations team and Lead Officer on achieving vast movement from the company in all four items of this dispute.

None of this would have been remotely possible without the crushing pressure of the strike mandate and proposed strike dates which our Train Operator Members in both Finsbury Park and Piccadilly & District West branches delivered.

Piccadilly Line strike dates

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/246/18, 1st June 2018), the ballot concluded with members' voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:      420

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                         298

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:               285

Piccadilly Line strike announced

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS

PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to previous correspondence, all Piccadilly Line Driver members are congratulated for the solid yes vote for both strike action and action short of a strike in this dispute. Following special Branch meetings, the National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to call on you and your colleagues to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-

Edgware Road Safety News

Edgware Road Safety News has the latest important issues from your RMT H&S rep.

In this edition:

  • We Still Don’t Know If This System Is Safe 
  • HMS Familiarisation: Nothing Agreed Yet
  • 50mph Target Speed Into HMS Dt! 
  • Platform Strike 
  • Beeping Noise 
  • Issues From 30 May Meeting With Management
  • Latimer Road Facilities/timings 
  • 'Amnesty': It’s Ok To Make Mistakes

The newsletter is attached for you to download.

Jubilee dispute ends as RMT secures more weekend rest days for drivers

We note the report from the Lead Officer regarding the proposal from management.

We congratulate our Members, Negotiations Team, Lead Officer and both Jubilee Line Branches on fighting for and achieving this proposal from the company that addresses the issues of the dispute by returning the rest days management took away as a consequence of their imposed roster which will now be returned under our current agreements.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to write to the company advising them of our acceptance of the proposal and that we are no longer in dispute.