Health and safety

Campaigning for higher health and safety standards at work, and opposing the employers' shortcuts

RMT 'steadfast resolve' secures complete withdrawal of train prep cuts plan

Subject: EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That this NEC congratulates the steadfast resolve and industrial strength of our Fleet members, representatives, activists, our LU Fleet Branch which has enabled our Negotiations Team, the Lead Officer & Senior Assistant General Secretary to secure the complete withdrawal of all the company’s proposals to extend train preparation ahead of the 3 day strike set to begin 7am this coming Friday morning.

RMT chalks up major victory and suspends tube strike action as LU pulls fleet cuts plans

TUBE UNION RMT has announced a stunning victory for militant trade unionism, and has suspended strike action involving over a thousand tube fleet staff due to start on Friday, after London Underground confirmed that it is withdrawing all proposed cuts to train inspection and preparation – the issue at the heart of the dispute.

Cancelled: Join the demo at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts plan

Important demonstration at City Hall against London Underground safety-critical cuts to fleet preparation schedules  - 09:00 Thursday 16th May

Dear colleague,

As an RMT London Underground member, you'll most likely be aware that your colleagues in London Underground maintenance and engineering recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in relation to proposed safety critical cuts.

RMT train reps call for review into insufficient driver numbers

STAFFING LEVELS
Update May 3rd 2019

Today your RMT TFC reps met with LUL to discuss levels on trains; the current numbers were agreed as part of the 2009 Agreement.

The formula used to determine which “Band” a depot fell in was based on various factors, including the number of duties at a depot, the position of the depot on the line, the frequency of trains, number of remote booking locations and the proximity of the train crew to a rolling stock depot.

Jubilee South News May 2019

Jubilee South News is the Newsletters for tube workers on the Jubilee Line between Westminster and Stratford, including drivers at North Greenwich and Stratford, cleaners, caterers and signalers at Stratford Market Depot.

In this edition:

  • It’s official, shift work is a killer

  • RMT General Secretary election nomination

  • Dust Update

 

  • Pay Claim 2019

Please download the attached newsletter to read it, and then share it online or print it out and distribute it in your workplace.

 

Three day strike called in train preperation cuts plan dispute

Subject: EXTENDED TRAIN PREPERATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from our Lead Officer regarding the request from our LU Fleet Branch for industrial action due to the planned imposition of vastly inferior; bordering on non-existent safety checks on trains before they enter passenger service, which is solely for the purpose of implementing the Conservative Government’s Department for Transport and the London Mayors cuts to London Underground.

Strike Action

Progress made addressing staff shortages at Hendon Central

Subject: DUTIES/SHIFTS COVERAGE, HENDON CENTRAL GROUP – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from our Lead Officer that progress is being made in addressing the unsafe staff shortages, and that matters are currently in hand.

We instruct the General Secretary to place an updated report back in front of this NEC.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Camden 3 Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.`

RMT to request meeting over TOD failure rule change

Subject: LOSS OF TRAIN OPERATOR DISPLAY, TBTC LINES – LONDON UNDERGROUND 

That we note the resolution from our Neasden Branch regarding the unacceptable situation with company changes to the LU Rule Book; resulting in transition based train control stock (TBTC) being kept in service if/when the train operator display (TOD) fails, which will also result in Train Operators having to rely on unqualified and remotely based third parties service decisions whilst they are driving their trains.

Reps meeting: Transformation, Extended Train Prep Schedule, LU Pay dispute and Kyei-Donkoh disciplinary

LONDON UNDERGROUND DISPUTES MEETING FOR RMT REPS

The National Executive Committee has taken the decision to arrange meetings between the Senior Assistant General Secretary, Lead Officer, NEC and Reps regarding:-

1. ROP & COS 2019 - London Underground (all 2nd stage reps) - 9am

2. Extended Train Prep Schedule (all Fleet IR and H&S Reps, Trains Functional & Trains Safety Council) - 11am

3. Disciplinary, S. Kyei-Donkoh, CSA, Piccadilly Circus (IR and H&S Reps from Bakerloo Line Branch) - 12 pm