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Action set out in Picc Line Workshop dispute

Action in Piccadilly Line/Tube Lines workshop dispute

Tube union RMT today confirmed action by staff in the Piccadilly Line workshops at Northfields and Cockfosters Depots in a dispute over an attempt by Tube Lines to create a two-tier workforce by driving a coach and horses through current agreements and recruiting 35 new staff on fixed term contracts.

Workshop fixed term contract ballot results 'smash' Tory anti strike laws

FIXED TERMS CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – TUBE LINES (LUL/13/2)

Further to my circular IR/247/17 14th June 2017, the result of the ballot of our members has been received from the independent scrutineer and was considered by the National Executive Committee at the end of last week. The result is as follows: -

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:        144              

Cubic pay rise offer accepted

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – CUBIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The NEC has considered a report from the lead officer outlining a 2.75% no-strings pay offer for our members working for Cubic Transportation. Having considered the views of our affected members via their reps this proposal has now been accepted by the NEC. I have informed the company of our acceptance of their proposals.  

Piccadilly Fleet members to be balloted over two-tier workforce plans

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We salute the determination of our LU Fleet Branch in their resolve to halt the attempted introduction of a two-tier work force in the LU Piccadilly Line Fleet area; with all the detriments encapsulated for our present members; and to seek proper ongoing employment for future members joining the company.

We instruct the General Secretary to:

Ballot all relevant members for:

- Industrial action in the form of a strike

And industrial actions short of a strike comprising:

Fleet ballot called over bosses two tier workforce plan

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We salute the determination of our LU Fleet Branch in their resolve to halt the attempted introduction of a two-tier work force in the LU Piccadilly Line Fleet area; with all the detriments encapsulated for our present members; and to seek proper ongoing employment for future members joining the company.

We instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix for industrial strike action and industrial actions short of a strike, and advise the company we are now in dispute.

RMT concerned over fixed term contracts on Piccadilly Line

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS, WORKSHOP STAFF, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/13/2)

At a recent meeting with Tube Lines, the Company announced its intention to recruit 35 new staff to work in workshops on the Piccadilly Line on a 2 year fixed term contract. The work is necessary to enable 24-hour lifting of the trains to replace damaged wheels due to problems with rail head contamination (leaf fall) and wheel flats on the line.