RMT goes to ACAS over proposed 'unsafe and inappropriate' timetables

Dear RMT members in Train grades,

Following the universal rejection of Covid 19 Emergency duty schedules and LUL's threat to impose them next Sunday,we met at Director level yesterday and informed them that these schedules were fundamentally misconceived.

The proposed timetabled service was far too intense for purpose and the schedules were fundamentally unsafe and inappropriate.

We made it clear that no further discussions would take place on them until the posted rosters / duties are withdrawn. Also our safety representatives were allowed to have their crucial input.

LUL confirmed that they are willing to meet us at ACAS tomorrow as part of the disputes resolution procedure.

Your union remains committed to find a solution that works for key workers and those making essential journeys and above all puts your health and welfare above all else.

Further updates to be provided once talks at ACAS have taken place.


John Leach

RMT London transport Regional organiser