RMT to ballot over excessive track noise
Ear protectors

That we note the Lead Officer has consulted the representatives regarding the lack of progress by management on this issue; and our members need protection from the excessive noise where these poor track conditions exist.

Therefore, we instruct the General Secretary to ballot all Train Operators and Operator Instructors on the Jubilee, Central, Victoria and Northern Lines for industrial action for action short of a strike; namely:

  • To drive in manual mode at an appropriate reduced speed to mitigate the creation of excessive noise and to alleviate the distraction, discomfort and anxiety caused in the affected areas.

We remain open for talks.

We also instruct the General Secretary to merge this file and file “Excessive Tunnel Noise – LUL” HSR/1/12.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Relevant branches & the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.