Tube Lines

News, reports and information for RMT members on Tube Lines

Details on the Pensions & Passes dispute can be found here.
 

Engineering Works Cancelled And Safety Fears Raised In Run Up To Tube Lines Pension Strike

A NEW wave of tube strike action and overtime bans has led to the cancellation of tens of millions of pounds worth of essential engineering works on the Northern Line this weekend and has raised new safety fears as the Emergency Response Unit join with fellow Tube Lines staff in support of a long-running dispute over pensions and benefits justice.

The action will take place as follows:

Tube Lines members are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between: -

0600 hours Thursday 1st November 2012 until 05.59 Friday 2nd November 2012.

Also members are instructed to refuse to work any over time from

0600 hours Thursday 1st November 2012 until 05.59 hours Monday 5th November 2012.

Solidarity Amongst Tube Lines Members In Industrial Action Leads To Cancellation Of Tube Engineering Works

From General Secretary Bob Crow

I refer to my previous letter of 26th October 2012, as a result the solidarity and determination you have shown in pursuing your claim to have the same pension and travel rights as other LUL workers, I wish to bring to your attention the effect your action is having on planned engineering work this coming week end 3rd and 4th November 2012.

Tube Lines Members To Strike At Beginning Of November Over Pension & Passes Dispute

We note the correspondence giving the views of the strike committee formed by our Tube Lines reps.

In line with this, we instruct our Tube Lines members to take industrial action as follows:

  • Not to book on for any shift starting on or after 06:00 on Thursday 1 November, resuming to shifts starting after 05:59 on Friday 2 November.
  • Not to work overtime at any time between 06:00 on Thursday 1 November and 06:00 on Monday 5 November.

We instruct the General Secretary to:

  • send a personal letter by post to the members involved

Tube Lines Denies Plan To Test Driverless Trains On The Tube

“No plans in relation to preparing for the introduction of driverless train on London Underground” - Tube Lines

We note the correspondence from Tube Lines, stating that it has “no plans in relation to preparing for the introduction of driverless train on London Underground” and that “This is a matter for London Underground to determine”. We instruct the General Secretary to continue to press Tube Lines for information concerning its involvement in developing technology that may facilitate driverless trains or a reduction in the driver’s role.

Tube Lines Members To Strike Again In Fight For A Decent Pension

This action has been altered - the latest strike details are here.

We note the correspondence giving the views of the strike committee formed by our Tube Lines reps.

In line with this, we instruct our Tube Lines members to take industrial action as follows:

  • Not to book on for any shift starting on or after 06:00 on Friday 2 November, resuming to shifts starting after 05:59 on Saturday 3 November.
  • Not to work overtime at any time on Saturday 3 November.

Letter To Tube Lines Members Regarding Industrial Action On Pensions & Passes Dispute

From General Secretary Bob Crow

I refer to my previous letter of 28th September 2012 in support of Tube Line members’ demands for equal pension and travel benefits. As you will recall the RMT General Grades Committee requested support for an overtime ban over the weekend of 5 th to 8th October 2012. I am pleased to inform you that this action was well observed by RMT members.

So that our members’ demands are met in full the General Grades Committee has considered further action and request that you support the following action:

RMT Evidence To The Greater London Assembly Follow-up To Its Investigation Into The State Of The Tube

As the largest trade union on London Underground, and the only union representing all grades on London Underground, RMT deeply regrets that no action has been taken following the GLA investigation into the state of the Tube.

In particular, RMT is deeply concerned that following the Union’s active engagement in the investigation, and the subsequent good faith with which we engaged the Olympics, that it now appears that our members are faced with an unprecedented assault.

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Tube Lines Representatives Will Not Agree Any New Rosters

We note the report from the Assistant General Secretary and in accordance with this, instruct our representatives not to agree any new rosters, and instruct our members to take industrial action as follows:

  • in the event that management attempt to impose a new roster, to refuse to co-operate with it and to continue to work to the existing roster.

A personal letter is to be sent to all members involved.

London Transport Regional Council, branches and Tube Lines representatives to be advised.

Ballots To Begin Over Anti Social Rosters For Tube Lines Members At West Ruislip Depot

We note the report on file. We are appalled that Tube Lines management are attempting to impose an anti-social roster on our members.

We instruct the General Secretary to organise an immediate ballot for strikes and action short of strikes of the members involved, to the shortest practical time scale, and to send a personal letter to all those being balloted urging them strongly to vote Yes to both questions.