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News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers

 

Jubilee News: 'Covid-19' schedules rejected again

Jubilee News is the newsletter produced by RMT activists for drivers on the Jubilee line. This edition has been produced on the eve of the second ACAS meeting to discuss London Underground's proposed 'Covid-19' timetables and schedules.

Please download it to read the latest news. You can also print and share it in your Jubilee Line depot too.

RMT Upfront April 2020, 'Covid-19 timetable' dispute special

  • RMT Upfront is the newsletter for Tube drivers, produced by the RMT. We are the specialist transport workers union with over 1700 tube driver members.  Please download the attched newsletter to get all the latest news.  You can also print it out and distribute it in your depot.

Bosses Plan To Impose 4 Minute Train Service

Tube bosses have announced plans to impose their bluntly named ‘Covid-19’ timetables with a four minute train frequency across the combine, from the 26th of April.

RMT prepares to ballot drivers over impostiton of 'Covid-19' timetables

Dear colleague

IMPOSITION OF COVID-19 ROSTER – LONDON UNDERGROUND

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR TRAIN OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTOR OPERATORS

Your union notes with alarm London Underground’s intention to impose duty rosters at train operator depots that will provide for a significant ramping up of the current emergency level of service on the Tube.

RMT in dispute with LUL over imposition of Train Operator Rosters

The NEC has this evening taken a decision to go into dispute with LUL over the imposition of rosters for train operators. Our reps and RO have managed to convince LUL to delay the actual working of the rosters for a week but the company still wants to assert that they are imposed from this Sunday. From Sunday 3/5/20 LUL expects our Train Operators to book on for the new duties.

Working to these imposed rosters would make social distancing impossible to guarantee.

The full decision can be downloaded here.

 

RMT goes to ACAS over proposed 'unsafe and inappropriate' timetables

Dear RMT members in Train grades,

Following the universal rejection of Covid 19 Emergency duty schedules and LUL's threat to impose them next Sunday,we met at Director level yesterday and informed them that these schedules were fundamentally misconceived.

The proposed timetabled service was far too intense for purpose and the schedules were fundamentally unsafe and inappropriate.

Jubilee News April 2020: bosses plan to impose a 4 minute train service

Tube bosses have announced plans to impose a 4 minute timetable on the Jubilee Line in a matter of days. At a time when we are risking our lives and that of our families to come to work; it is both unnecessary and an insult to us to expect us to operate such a high level of service throughout the day when trains are frequently empty.

Trains Functional Council Update, April 2020

Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Trains Functional Council Update, 14th of April 2019

  • Please display the attached poster in your train crew accommodation and share online amongst our 1700 tube train driver members.

Mileage guidance – the new LUL document on claiming car mileage payments was discussed. Staff side submitted a joint document asking for various changes, the main one being removing the £20 cap for drivers who have National Rail season tickets. Management will consider our proposals and respond.

RMT secures new deal for Boxing Day

download the attached poster. You could also print and distribute it in your depot.

Most drivers will be aware of the Boxing Day “agreement” that was hastily signed off by Aslef about 9 years ago. It was a very unsatisfactory deal because the bonus of £350 wasn’t index linked and has consequently gone down in value every year.

RMT Trains' Safety Council Update, 2nd of April 2020

Yesterday the RMT THSC took part in the third in a series of conference calls with LU to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and measures that were being put in place to reduce risk to all parties. 
 
LU confirmed that tube usage had remained at 94% down on normal levels but accepted that there continues to be areas which experience short term heavy loading. Their view is that changes to timetables will resolve this concern.