Piccadilly dispute update

Further to my letter dated 14th April and as you will be aware, discussions at ACAS have been taking place in an effort to make progress over the issues affecting Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Piccadilly Line. It has now been agreed that local level meetings will take place to identify outstanding issues and agree the most appropriate forums for these matters to be addressed.
Outstanding issues related to the opening of Cockfosters Depot will be discussed at the earliest opportunity and individual members’ cases will be reviewed with all findings reported in writing to the RMT Regional Organiser. The members at risk of disciplinary action over booking on at Oakwood will be issued with ‘suitable management advice’ and no further action is required. The Company has stated it is committed to achieving long and lasting improvements in industrial relations on the Piccadilly Line.
Your Lead Officer also sought assurances over dealing with health & safety concerns/policies (including SPADs), training in downloads and confirmation of a dispute resolution agreement which have also been met with a positive response from management.
Your National Executive Committee has considered this matter and has taken the decision to SUSPEND THE STRIKE ACTION on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th April 2016. The local discussions will continue during this week and I will of course keep you advised of all further developments.