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Bakerloo News: Fight for free trade unions!

The Tory government elected on 12 December has announced plans to ban all-out strikes in the transport industry. They plan to introduce new laws that would impose a “minimum service
requirement” during transport strikes. Although the detail of how this would work has yet to be drawn up, in other countries where such laws exist, they usually mean that unions and employers agree between them that a certain number of workers will work through a strike to guarantee the minimum service level is met.

Tube bosses plan "offers nothing to station grades suffering from threats and violence at work"

TERMS AND CONDITIONS, STATION STAFF - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

The following resolution was submitted for consideration to your National Executive Committee by both our Neasden Branch and the London Transport Regional Council:

“Neasden Branch notes the resolution passed by the LTRC calling for a combine-wide ballot of station grades over London Underground's failure to properly address the issue of workplace violence.

Pic & Dic branch passes motion in support of terminated driver

DISMISSAL, DRIVER, ARNOS GROVE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I advised you in a previous circular that our Finsbury Park Branch had submitted a resolution on the dismissal of our member calling for a ballot of our Cockfosters and Arnos Grove driver members (Ref: IR/465/19, 15th November 2019) to demand his reinstatement.

I can now advise you that our Piccadilly and District West Branch has submitted a similar resolution in defence of our member and calling on your National Executive Committee to also ballot driver members at Northfields and Acton Town depots.

RMT commits to win justice for ABM Tube cleaners

Subject: JUSTICE FOR ABM CLEANERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolve from our Finsbury Park Branch and London Transport Regional Council; and this NEC commits this union to defend, progress and win justice for our ABM Tube Cleaners using all means organisational, industrial, political, financial, propaganda and media.

London Transport Regional members to be advised by email & text.

RMT Cleaning Grades Committee, London Underground & TfL branches and the London Transport Region Council to be advised.

Bakerloo Line drivers vote yes to strike action

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17th December 2019

TO ALL TRAIN OPERATORS ON THE BAKERLOO LINE

Dear Colleagues,

WORKING TIMETABLE 44/45 (WT44/45) TRAIN OPERATORS, BAKERLOO LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 105

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 84

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 80

Ballot to be arranged as tube bosses 'trash' service control agreements

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SERVICE CONTROL, OSBORNE HOUSE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note a meeting took place between the representatives and the Senior Assistant General Secretary; and that outstanding particulars of putting on a ballot for industrial action have been addressed through correspondence.

This union will not tolerate managers taking it upon themselves to trash agreed Machineries of Negotiations & Consultations or other agreements such as the Professional Service Control Agreement; and will defend them with all at our disposal.

RMT will enter dispute if LUL keep ignoring agreed machinery of negotiation

Subject: INTRODUCTION OF CBTC – METROPOLITAN LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Neasden Branch that the company have been ignoring our requests for meetings to resolve this issue and have instead been holding meetings with non-union representatives with staff in Train Operator, Service Control and Stations grades in contravention of the Machinery of Negotiations & Consultations and the Health & Safety Machinery.

'Appalling conditions of work at Hammersmith Service Control Centre'

Subject: WORKING CONDITIONS, HAMMERSMITH SERVICE CONTROL CENTRE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the appalling conditions of work at Hammersmith Service Control Centre.

Accordingly, we instruct the Generally Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of our Local Tier 1 and Tier 2 Service Control H&S representatives, the Lead Officer, Senior
Assistant General Secretary with members of the NEC in attendance.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Meeting called to discuss assaults on Tube staff and work conditions

Subject: TERMS AND CONDITIONS, STATION STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Neasden Branch and that consultation has now occurred with branches in the London Transport Region who are fully supportive of a move to a ballot for industrial action in the forms of Strike Action & Actions Short of a Strike if the company does not come to terms with this union.