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News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers

 

Update on driver's cab security

Subject: LUL SECURITY DRIVER’S CABS

That we note the report from our Lead Officer and commend our Train Safety Council on the progress made so far on this serious matter.

We instruct the General Secretary to place an updated report back in front of the NEC upon any significant developments and/or prior to the November 2019 implementation date.

Members to be advised by email & text.

All operational LUL branches & the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Victoria Line drivers to strike: date announced

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the Lead Officer and our Negotiations Team have reviewed the lack of progress made by the company on this matter along with correspondence from the company which is unsatisfactory; and are recommending strike action should be called.

Accordingly; we instruct all affected members to take industrial action in the form of a strike by not booking on for shifts commencing between:

Central Line drivers' strike date announced

SUBJECT: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the Lead Officer and our representatives have reviewed the lack of progress made by the company on this matter along with correspondence from the
company which is unsatisfactory; and are recommending strike action should be called.

Accordingly; we instruct all affected members to take industrial action in the form of a strike by not booking on for shifts commencing between:

RMT win: no more 'double' meal breaks on trains

Spare Turns Meal Break Victory for RMT

The dispute on the Central line is paying dividends for drivers across the combine. Following a massive Yes vote for strike action the RMT has been in talks about a number of issues, one of which is the unsafe and unfair practice of forcing spare drivers to have 2 meal breaks. This would usually involve taking a break as soon as a driver signs on followed by 5.15 of work and then
another break followed by more work.

Train drivers' union RMT saves member's job

DOWNGRADING, A. MORGAN, TRAIN OPERATOR, NEASDEN TRAINCREW DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to my previous Circular (IR/211/19, 23rd May 2019), where I advised that Brother Adrian Morgan had been downgraded to a CSA2, I am pleased to report that following a successful appeal, our member has now been reinstated to his substantive post as a Train Operator. The National Executive Committee has congratulated the Lead Officer, Representatives and Neasden Branch for their hard work in achieving this positive result

"Strong and firm" ballot result on Victoria Line

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 132

Total votes cast 82 (61%)

Number voting “Yes” 82 (62.1% of members balloted)

Number voting “No” 0

Spoilt Papers 0

The 40% and 50% thresholds were both met.

Defend Mulu: RMT driver facing unfair disciplinary sanction

Jubilee line driver Mulu has been put through an unfair and unnecessary disciplinary process following an incident in work.

The attached newsletter explains precisely what happened, why the disciplinary is wrong and what the RMT is preparing to do to defend our member.

An RMT National Executive Committee decision is due imminently so an update will be ready soon.

Please distribute the newsletter in your depot.

Waterloo and City Line ballot: Have you voted?

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/240/19, 13th June 2019), ballot papers were posted to members on Monday 24th June and the closing date for the ballot isTuesday 16th July 2019. If any member has not received their ballot paper, please ask them to contact the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or the RMT Switchboard on 0207 387 4771 and ask to speak to the Industrial Relations Department.

I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.