RMT official circulars

Circulars from RMT head office about issues in our region

Bond Street CCTV trial update

Dear Colleague

BOND STREET CCTV TRIAL

Your RMT National Executive Committee (NEC) met on 13th April 2021 to discuss the following resolution from RMT Jubilee South Branch:

This branch is very concerned about the unsafe PTI CCTV operating at Bond Street Southbound platform. London Underground is running a ‘trial’ of new cameras with three sectors per monitor. These images are much smaller than what was previously shown on our in-cab monitors, which are already the smallest monitors on the network.

Tube bosses seek Hammersmith Control Centre 'avoidance of dispute' meeting

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I write further to my previous Circular (IR/108/21, 17th March 2021) where I informed you of numerous issues amounting to a Breakdown in Industrial Relations centred around Hammersmith Service Control Centre. An ad hoc meeting of the Service Control Functional Council has taken place in which London Underground presented their proposals to address the issues that have been raised as part of the dispute which were deemed unacceptable in their current form.

Queens Park depot job cuts ballot ongoing

JOB CUTS, TRAIN OPERATORS, QUEENS PARK DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)

I write further to my previous Circular (IR/067/21, 11th February 2021), concerning the above matter. Despite numerous requests from your union for a dispute resolution meeting to be convened the company have refused and continued with the imposition of the new roster from 16th May 2021.

Further developments in Hammersmith Control Centre dispute

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/391/20, 1st October 2020), your Lead Officer has submitted a report along with a comprehensive document from your senior Service Control Reps regarding the above matter. Our Service Control members at Hammersmith Service Control Centre worked extremely hard during the Covid-19 pandemic to keep the tube service running and have done so in unacceptable circumstances.

Automatic train operation in depots

AUTOMATIC TRAIN OPERATION (ATO) IN DEPOTS AND SIDINGS - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

I write to inform branches that your Lead Officer submitted a report on discussions between your Representatives and London Underground regarding a proposed introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) in depots and sidings. Despite the efforts that have been made to engage the company over unsafe work practises, London Underground are seeking to impose ATO in a way which is clearly unsafe. A referral to ACAS has been sought and London Underground have failed to respond to our request.

RMT offers full support as service control rep faces spurious disciplinary action

12th March 2021

TO ALL SERVICE CONTROLLERS AT OSBORNE HOUSE

Dear Colleagues,

VICTIMISATION, IAN NORRIS, SERVICE CONTROLLER, OSBORNE HOUSE - LONDON UNDERGROUND

I have received a resolution from our Finsbury Park Branch raising grave concerns over the treatment meted out by management to your RMT Representative, Brother Norris. The concerted efforts of management against Ian led to disciplinary proceedings being taken against him.