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H&C drivers to be balloted as bosses violate basic human rights

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, DRIVERS, HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

We note the resolution from our Hammersmith & City Branch regarding the heavy-handed approach of disciplining members for taking personal needs breaks; and that the company is breaching agreements on this reached at ACAS.

This is an intolerable situation to our members and this union and we will not tolerate such a violation of our members human rights, agreements and LU’s own rule book!

Jubilee Line drivers to strike over new working rosters

We note that the ballot results are as follows:

The result for strike action is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 108

Total votes cast 58 (53.7 %)

Number voting “Yes” 46 (79.3%)

Number voting “No” 12

Spoilt Papers 0

The 40% and 50% thresholds were both met.

The result for action short of strike is as follows:-

Number of members balloted: 108

Total votes cast 58 (53.71%)

Number voting “Yes” 50 (86.2%)

Jubilee Line drivers: have you voted yet yet?

INTRODUCTION OF WTT15 - TRAIN OPERATORS - JUBILEE LINE, LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/217/18, 30th April 2018), all Jubilee Line Train Operator and Instructor Operator members should now have received their ballot paper for the above ballot and I urge all members to make sure they return it, to reach the Scrutineer by the closing date of Thursday 17th May 2018.

Respect for cleaners

CLEANING GRADES – MUTUAL RESPECT POLICY

We note the resolution from our East Ham Branch and instruct the General Secretary to launch a campaign of mutual respect between all grades with an emphasis on
cleaning grades in line with the resolution.

All London Transport Region Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Jubilee Line ballot begins on Thursday 3rd of May

INTRODUCTION OF WTT15 - TRAIN OPERATORS - JUBILEE LINE, LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

The following resolution has been received from our Neasden Branch:-

“This branch notes that London Underground is proposing to introduce Working Timetable 15 from 20th May 2018.

Following a recent schedules meeting and scrutiny by our representatives it became clear that the introduction of WTT15 would increase the volume of weekend working which is in breach of the pay dispute resolution agreement dated 21st May 2016.

New duty schedules on the Jubilee Line

Dear member,

As we previously reported, your RMT reps rejected the new duty schedules for timetable 15 as they include an increase in weekend working. This matter was then taken up by RMT Trains Functional Council Reps with senior London Underground management. However, LU announced they would breach the 2015 pay deal and impost their new duty sheets on us.

The negative impact of our duty schedules is not a concern for our bosses as they don’t have to deal with thousands of passengers, do shifts, or work weekends. But for us on the front line, that is our lives. 

RMT members to strike on DLR on New Year’s Eve over breakdown in industrial relations

RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking strike action on New Year’s Eve over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract.

The dispute has arisen over the failure to hold meaningful pay talks or provide a proper response to the union’s pay claim and the failure to resolve long standing issues.

RMT members working for ISS (KAD Contract) are instructed to not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:-