Industrial action

When negotiations fail, RMT members take action

RMT announces Boxing Day strike on Bakerloo line

Following an overwhelming YES vote for action by RMT Bakerloo South Group members over the Company’s failure to ensure sufficient shift coverage in line with previous commitments given the union has confirmed a programme of industrial action, warning that LU’s current position creates undue stress on staff and puts all members and the travelling public at increased risk. 

Strike dates named as Bakerloo South group votes for industrial action

Subject: DUTIES/SHIFT COVERAGE, BAKERLOO LINE SOUTH GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We congratulate our Bakerloo Line Branch and representatives for running a successful campaign to highlight the need to ballot for industrial actions in light of the
companies disregard for their own policies and procedures and creating undue stress on our members; putting them and the travelling public at risk.

That we note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is:-

RMT prepares ground for ballot of all drivers to defend unfairly sacked brother Bailey

That we note that the recent meeting of Train Operator Industrial Reps required a combine wide Train Operators ballot following numerous demands from other branches across the tube combine for re-instatement of Bro Paul Bailey.

We instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix of all Train Operators and Operator Instructors across all lines on the London Underground combine, and to ensure an effective dispute escalation campaign is undertaken in preparation including:

RMT campaign results in reinstatement of Brother Mahoney

Subject: BULLYING & HARASSMENT, METROPOLITAN LINE SOUTH COVER GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND (formerly BULLYING BY MANAGEMENT, METROPOLITAN LINE SOUTH COVER GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND)

We congratulate our Neasden Branch and representatives for running a magnificent campaign to highlight and get massive support to address the behaviour of management, and our members for being resolved in their determination to stand up for themselves and each other.

That we note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is:-

RMT to take further strike action on Central Line

RMT to take further strike action on Central Line over breakdown in industrial relations

Tube union RMT today announced further strike action on London Underground’s Central Line on Friday 21st December and Saturday 22nd December 2018. The action is over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse of agreed procedures and the victimisation of a trade union member.

It follows on from 24 hours action earlier this month which shut down the service completely.

RMT names more strike action in defence of brother Bailey

21st November 2018

DISMISSAL, P. BAILEY - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/463/18, 26th October 2018), the following two resolutions have been received from Central Line East Branch:-

“Following the outstanding show of solidarity on our last action on Nov 7th. The Central Line East Branch calls upon the NEC to name new strike action dates for Train Operators on both our industrial relations dispute and our Paul Bailey reinstatement dispute on the Central Line. We wish to strike as follows.

Strike action announced in Paul Bailey unfair sacking dispute

Subject: DISMISSAL, P. BAILEY – LONDON UNDERGROUND That we note the resolution from our Central Line East Branch; and applaud their resolve to continue fighting the scandalous sacking of Bro Bailey for NOT failing a drugs & alcohol test; which even the company now have reluctantly admitted is concerning so much so that they are to be undertaking a review of their whole D&A procedure.

Further Central Line industrial action called

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

That we note the resolution from our from Central Line East Branch that to bring the company back into normal industrial relations they are resolved to continue to take strike action.

Accordingly, we instruct all Central Line Train Operators and Operator Instructors to take Strike Action by not booking on for shifts between:

20:00 hours on Friday 21st December and 02:00 hours on Saturday 22nd December 2018.