RMT Upfront May 2018

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers from RMT activists.

In the May 2018 edition:

  • RMT push bosses to fix track noise issues

  • HOT process proposed changes are unsafe

  • Tap water not acceptable

  • Health and Wellbeing
     

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Managers trying to bulldoze through timetable changes on Jubilee Line

RMT confirms two 24 hours strikes on Jubilee line over imposed new timetable and ripping up of roster agreements

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that drivers on the Jubilee Line will be taking two days of strike action in June over the imposition of new timetables that ride roughshod over current rostering agreements.

After an overwhelming vote for action driver members will strike for 24 hours on the 6th and 14th June.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

Bakerloo branch congratulated as unfairly sacked driver reinstated

Subject: DISMISSAL, L. VIGO, TRAIN OPERATOR, BAKERLOO LINE – LUL

We congratulate our Bakerloo Line Branch, Trains Functional Council reps, the Lead Officer and Senior Assistant General Secretary on the re-instatement of Bro Vigo by London Underground on Tuesday at a resolution meeting with the Employment Tribunal Judge and London Underground management.

ISS KAD dispute update

Subject: BREACH OF MACHINERY – ISS (KAD CONTRACT)

17/05/18

We note the report from our Lead Officer; and that a meeting is taking place today between our negotiations team and the company.

We instruct the General Secretary to obtain a further report asap from the Lead Officer and place it before this NEC.

Docklands Light Railway Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Reballot in Transplant pay parity dispute as fightback continues

subject: PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE/STORES STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the report from our Lead Officer that this dispute remains unresolved and the ballot mandate expires on 6th June 2018.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we remain in dispute and immediately re-ballot the following Transplant Members for Industrial Actions:

Maintenance Members

Performance Managers, Technical Managers, Maintenance Duty Managers, Team Leader, Advanced Train Maintainers, Train Maintainers.

Stores Members

New ballot in train prep dispute as fightback continues

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the report from our Lead Officer that this dispute remains unresolved and the ballot mandate expires on 6th June 2018.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we remain in dispute and immediately re-ballot the following Transplant Members for Industrial Actions:

Maintenance Duty Managers, Team leaders, Advanced Train Maintainers.

The Industrial Action to be in the form of:

H&C drivers to be balloted as bosses violate basic human rights

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, DRIVERS, HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the resolution from our Hammersmith & City Branch regarding the heavy-handed approach of disciplining members for taking personal needs breaks; and that the company is breaching agreements on this reached at ACAS.

This is an intolerable situation to our members and this union and we will not tolerate such a violation of our members human rights, agreements and LU’s own rule book!

Jubilee Line drivers to strike over new working rosters

We note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 108

Total votes cast 58 (53.7 %)

Number voting “Yes” 46 (79.3%)

Number voting “No” 12

Spoilt Papers 0

The 40% and 50% thresholds were both met.

The result for action short of strike is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 108

Total votes cast 58 (53.71%)

Number voting “Yes” 50 (86.2%)