RMT calls urgent meeting over shortage of train operators


That we note the resolution from London Transport Regional Council relating to the London Underground 2009 Agreement RMT was not party to on train operator headcount; and the detrimental effect it is increasingly having on our members in terms of their ability to take leave, family friendly & flexible arrangements, medically necessary reasonable adjustments, Training, secondments, career development, representation at management meetings including disciplinaries.

More alarmingly; this shortage of train operators engenders stress and unprofessionalism amongst the managers who supervise them as they too can’t cope with the lack of train operators but have not the courage themselves to address this with their own senior management, but instead bully and continually subject our members to a harsh style of management which our members are no longer prepared to tolerate!

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of all our trains industrial and safety representatives with the Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and NEC in attendance and prepare a ballot matrix of our entire train operator membership for strike action.

Members to be advised by email and text.

All LU Operational branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised

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