Track noise

RMT noise dispute outcome 'a massive victory for the union'

RMT suspends Tube industrial action due to start at midnight as union secures major victory over track noise

Tube union RMT has suspended indefinite industrial action due to start at one minute after midnight tonight by drivers on four key underground lines after securing a massive victory over the issue of excessive track noise.

Track noise dispute action suspended as RMT wins significant concessions

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That we note the report from the Lead Officer that talks yesterday and today have produced a potential resolution to the excessive track noise, with short–mid and long term fixes that will ease, minimise and then remove this unacceptable situation put upon our members and travelling public.

Track noise dispute industrial action announced

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TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed a programme of industrial action to back up a demand for urgent progress over tube track noise after drivers voted by more than 95% in favour of industrial action in a ballot covering the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines.

As a consequence of the failure of the company to act decisively members on the Jubilee, Central, Victoria and Northern Lines will be instructed to take continuous industrial action short of a strike with effect from 00.01 hours Thursday 10th October 2019 (until further notice): -

96.4% ‘yes’ ballot result in excessive track noise dispute

That we note the strong 96.4% ‘yes’ ballot result for Action Short of a Strike our members have returned in this dispute, and congratulate our members, branches, reps and Lead Officer.
We also note a meeting with the company took place last week which went well; and that we are waiting for a letter from London Underground setting out resolutions to the matter of excessive rail noise following that meeting.

Excessive track noise ballot: time is running out to vote YES

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  • Please download the attached poster and display it in your depot on the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines.

Ballot papers have arrived. All members should vote YES for action short of strike, now. Time is running out; the ballot closes on September 10th so if you haven’t already posted your ballot paper please do it today.

The RMT have been forced to escalate this action due to LU offering insufficient mitigation to the problem.

RMT Upfront: Track noise ballot poster

track noise ballot poster
  • Please display this poster in depots on the  Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines.

The RMT union has now begun balloting all Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators and Instruct Operators on the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines. We are balloting for action short of a strike 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.