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Trains Functional Update: Night Tube and Four Day Week Trial

As you all maybe aware we are now in the process of working together with LUL to sort out the detail regarding the staffing of Night Tube, such as their contracts and rosters. This includes how they will be managed on Nights, transfers and moves and ways for them to progress from part time drivers to full time and their future development. We are also going to have to work out what will happen to depots with existing Nights as well as Night Tube duties, because depots with existing night duties will now NOT be working on Friday and Saturday night as these will be Night Tube duties only.

Piccadilly Line strike dates announced

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

Further to my previous Circular (IR/0037/16, 18th February 2016), the ballot has concluded with the following result:-

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast                       180

Number Voting ‘Yes’                 153

Number Voting ‘No’                  27

Spoilt Papers                            0

 

Test train operators working with NIRTS

TEST TRAIN OPERATORS WORKING WITH NIRTs – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/1)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/043/16, 25th February 2016), the ballot has concluded with members’ voting as follows:-

 

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Total Votes Cast…                     4

Number Voting ‘Yes’…              3

Number Voting ‘No’…               0

Spoilt Papers…                         1

 

Question: Are you prepared to take action short of a strike?

 

Piccadilly line strike resolution talks thwarted by 'extremely hostile' tube bosses

Dear RMT members,

Today myself and RMT Piccadilly line reps met the company at ACAS. Aslef were there as well.

We laid out a clear way to resolve this dispute. We insisted that the six warnings at Oakwood were cancelled and a Directors review be called for another specific case.

Both were answered with a "no" and an extremely hostile management approach

We would have been prepared to outline a working plan to resolve other key issues with timetabled resolution talks to be led by a General Manager but managment thwarted that.

RMT Upfront March 2016 - newsletter for London Underground Train Operators

Upfront is the RMT newsletter for drivers on the London Underground.  Please share it online and distribute it at your depot.

In this edition:

  • Pay & Night Tube ballot result: it's a YES

  • Stay safe - make sure traction current is switched off

  • Central line incident exposes danger of driverless trains

  • Union action sees rules for filming in cabs established

  • Breaches of agreements lead to second Piccadilly Line ballot

 

Tube members vote to accept Pay and Night Tube offer

Tube union RMT has confirmed today that a referendum ballot of members across London Underground over the most recent offer from the company on pay and night tube has recorded an overwhelming vote for acceptance.

The ballot recorded a vote of  84 % in favour.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“I want to pay tribute to RMT’s members across London Underground who have stood rock solid throughout the long campaign of industrial pressure to secure a fair deal from the company over pay and night tube operation.

RMT strongly opposes 'holiday purchase schemes'

BUYING AND SELLING HOLIDAYS POLICY – ALSTOM METRO TRAINS (LUL/7/1)

The Lead Officer recently submitted a report enclosing a policy document received from the Company over the concept of buying and selling annual leave entitlement on a voluntary basis. This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has reiterated that this Union strongly opposes any form of holiday purchase schemes because all workers should be entitled to a living wage and quality time away from work and should not have to trade one off against the other.

RMT to ballot Test Train Operators alongside sister union ASLEF

TEST TRAIN OPERATORS WORKING WITH NIRTs – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/1)
 
The Lead Officer has recently submitted a report regarding LUL’s proposal to roster Test Train Operators (TTOs) to support the Network Incident Response Teams (NIRTs), with TTOs driving trains involved with incidents attended by the NIRTs to a depot or sidings location to aid timely resumption of normal passenger service.