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RMT calls strike over "unworkable timetable" on Bakerloo line

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has called strike action on the Bakerloo line in a dispute over the impact on train drivers over unworkable timetable changes that place operators under intolerable levels of personal stress.

A ballot for action covering driver members produced a 95% vote for action.
Members have been instructed as follows;

RMT writes to LU to discuss concerns about CBTC system

INTRODUCTION OF CBTC, METROPOLITAN LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I previously advised you that, with regard to a resolution submitted by our Neasden Branch which highlighted a number of areas of concern for members working in Trains, Stations and Service Control over the introduction of the new Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), I was instructed to inform London Underground that a failure to address these matters would result in a dispute situation existing (Ref: IR/515/19, 18th December 2019).

Trains Grades Meeting

Train Grades is a monthly meeting for RMT London Underground driver activists. At the meeting Trains Functional Council (grade wide industrial), Tier 2 (grade wide health and safety) and local representatives give updates on current issues and answer questions. Local reps and activists also give reports, ask questions, get updates and become further involved in organising campaigns and activities.

Justice for Ezra

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Justice for Ezra

Attached is a leaflet outlining the injustice Bakerloo Train Operator Ezra Christian is facing at the hands of a management who have no sense of the human effect of their actions. Whilst management woefully disregard agreements and commitments in order to push for the toughest penalties, they should be in no doubt that the union will defend its members in every way possible.

Pic & Dic branch passes motion in support of terminated driver

DISMISSAL, DRIVER, ARNOS GROVE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I advised you in a previous circular that our Finsbury Park Branch had submitted a resolution on the dismissal of our member calling for a ballot of our Cockfosters and Arnos Grove driver members (Ref: IR/465/19, 15th November 2019) to demand his reinstatement.

I can now advise you that our Piccadilly and District West Branch has submitted a similar resolution in defence of our member and calling on your National Executive Committee to also ballot driver members at Northfields and Acton Town depots.

Bakerloo Line drivers vote yes to strike action

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17th December 2019

TO ALL TRAIN OPERATORS ON THE BAKERLOO LINE

Dear Colleagues,

WORKING TIMETABLE 44/45 (WT44/45) TRAIN OPERATORS, BAKERLOO LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 105

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 84

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 80

Ballot to be arranged as tube bosses 'trash' service control agreements

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SERVICE CONTROL, OSBORNE HOUSE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note a meeting took place between the representatives and the Senior Assistant General Secretary; and that outstanding particulars of putting on a ballot for industrial action have been addressed through correspondence.

This union will not tolerate managers taking it upon themselves to trash agreed Machineries of Negotiations & Consultations or other agreements such as the Professional Service Control Agreement; and will defend them with all at our disposal.