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London Underground claim that RMT refused ACAS talks incorrect

Dear RMT members

I’m getting fed up with all the not truths being peddled about RMT.

I’m told we refused to go to acas. This is not true and London Underground management know it.

Please see below and you will see an email I sent on the behalf of the RMT to the company last night where I stated, and I quote, "happy to attend ACAS to resolve the dispute. And are available to do so."

Action goes ahead over imposition of Night Tube reopening

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RMT says action goes ahead over imposition of impossible and unreasonable demands on staff in advance of Night Tube reopening

TUBE UNION RMT has confirmed that action goes ahead by members over what it describes as the imposition of unacceptable and intolerable demands on staff in advance of the Night Tube reopening which the union says will wreck work life balance by bulldozing through additional night and weekend working.

Video: Night Tube dispute ACAS update

I and TFC reps attended ACAS today regarding the Night Tube dispute. It was confirmed that rosters currently produced and rejected by local reps on the Central and Victoria Lines were going to be those used when Night Tube returns which although still unconfirmed could be imminent. RMT reiterated the terms of the dispute which are 1. NT should be voluntary 2. There should be no increase in weekend working. 3. Shift patterns should not destroy our members' work life balance. 4. Over 200 Part Time positions should not be abolished.

RMT TFC Statement on funding crisis 'engagement' sessions

 

RMT Trains' Functional Council response to London Underground's funding crisis 'engagement' sessions.

We have listened carefully to your presentations over the past month.

You have said that, prior to COVID-19, LUL was on schedule to provide an economically viable service to not only run Tube services but to subsidise other passenger services. This all changed as a direct result of the first lockdown in March 2020.

RMT Upfront October 2021

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, from the RMT. This edition looks at why overtime is, in the long term, of more benefit to the bosses than to us as a grade.

 

Please download, print and distribute it in your train crew accomodation.
 

RMT warns of action over driverless Tube plan

RMT warns of action as Government places contract for driverless trains on London Underground

TUBE UNION RMT warned today of a campaign of action as it emerged that the Government has placed adverts for a consultancy contract to explore the introduction of driverless trains on London Underground.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"The news that the Government is pressing ahead with wasting money on a consultancy project on driverless trains on London Underground when there are massive challenges facing the transport network shows their twisted set of priorities.

Circular: Night Tube dispute update

TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND TRAIN OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTOR OPERATORS

Dear Colleagues

ABOLITION OF NIGHT TUBE TRAIN OPERATOR GRADE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

I am writing further to my letter of 20th August where I notified members that the industrial action that had been planned this week has been suspended. The union’s decision was made possible by progress that had been made between your negotiating team and the company during the talks held at ACAS.

Your National Executive Committee has considered a report from your lead officer and their decision is as follows: -