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News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers

 

New W&C ballot announced as anti-union laws state mandate needs refreshing

Subject: REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the current live ballot mandate to protect our members and traveling public from the company’s cavalier approach to detrainment is about to expire due to the government anti-trades union laws; and that we need to conduct another ballot to assist our members to continue working safely.

Piccadilly Line Lone Working planned action explained

Further to our NEC decision of 11.6.19; we further add and clarify the following instruction on the General Secretary to ballot all affected Station Staff at the Heathrow Group and Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators & Operator Instructors on the Piccadilly Line for industrial action in the form of:

  • Strike Action
  • Station Staff to refuse lone working at all times
  • Train Ops to refuse to enter sidings alone / unaccompanied

Members to be advised by email & text.

RMT to ballot members as Tube bosses pay offer 'falls short of our aspirations'

Subject: RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from the Lead Officer, that the company has continued to disregard our claims for our low paid members, ignored our claim for the shorter working week and other parts of our submission apart from making a stand-alone offer on pay which falls short of our aspirations.

To add insult to injury the company has not made any offer whatsoever to our ex-Tube Lines members or held one single pay negotiations meeting with them.

Piccadilly Line lone working ballot announced

Subject: LONE WORKING, NIGHT TUBE STAFF – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the report from our Lead Officer and instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we are now in dispute and to ballot all affected Station Staff at
the Heathrow Group and Train Operators & Operator Instructors on the Piccadilly Line for Action Short of a Strike in the form of:

Jubilee South branch supports driver member facing unnecesary disciplinary action

RMT Jubilee South branch has unanimously voted in support of a motion that highlights the branch support for a Tube driver who is facing an unnecessary disciplinary process.  Branch members felt that the matter had been dealt with badly and that, as the motion states 'should [the driver] receive any penalty at disciplinary we will consider what further action we will take to defend and support this driver.'

Dispute possible if Brother Morgan is not reinstated

Subject: A. MORGAN, TRAIN OPERATOR, NEASDEN TRAINCREW DEPOT – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Neasden Branch and instruct the General Secretary to put an updated report back in front of this NEC.

Further; we instruct the General Secretary to advise the company that we may well be in dispute if Brother Morgan is not re-instated at his appeal hearing.

Members to be advised by email and text.

Neasden Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

 

 

Meeting called over unsatisfactory situation on Victoria line

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

That we note the report from our Lead Officer regarding the unsatisfactory situation for our Victoria Line Train Operators; and we instruct the General Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of our Victoria Line Representatives, Trains Functional Council with the Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and NEC in attendance.

Members to be advised by email & text.

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.