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Industrial action called in 'Train Prep' dispute

Subject: EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the decision of the LU Fleet Branch meeting and their concerns around both training candidates and trainers being forced to undertake training to do the before; resulting in our loyal members refusing to break a strike and being locked out of work without any pay by the company.

Jubilee South branch News

Jubilee South branch News is the newsletters for workers on stations between Westminster and Stratford on the Jubilee Line, drivers an North Greenwich and Stratford, controllers at Stratford Market depot, and cleaners and caterers at all these location.

In this edition:

  • PAY TALKS REACH STALEMATE, But this union isn’t stale, so prepare for action!

  • RMT’s plan of action

  • Sickness reviews are not compulsory to attend

  • Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

Train prep ballot result: a big yes to industrial action

Dear Colleagues,

EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/112/19, 20th March 2019), the ballot has concluded with members’ voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 1162

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 743

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 662

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question: 80

Massive vote for strike action in train prep ballot

Nine to one vote for strike action by over a thousand key London Underground staff

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that over a thousand key London Underground maintenance and engineering staff have voted by around nine to one for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over the hacking back of train preparation and inspection schedules which the union warns would have a devastating impact on both service reliability and public safety.

The staff work at tube fleet maintenance depots right across Greater London.

Tube union campaigns for dramatic improvement to Tube air quality

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be stepping up the campaign for dramatic improvements in air quality on London Underground amid fears that the situation continues to deteriorate with serious consequences for both staff and passengers alike.

A dossier of issues raised by tube staff includes:

- A number of members suffering with respiratory problems.

- Station staff and drivers having high incidents of chest colds.

- Notable levels of dirt when washing hands and face during or after a shift.

Stratford Depot News March 2019

Stratford Depot News is the newsletter for train operators at Stratford depot, produced by RMT actrivists.

In this edition:

  • There’s nothing to see here, so carry on driver! TOD rule changes unacceptable

  • Disciplined for an accident on duty

  • Pay update

  • HOT Process Issues

  • Staff assaults rise

  • Warnings thrown out

  • Jubilee South branch meeting​ 10th of April at 4pm

 

RMT tells LU: do not discipline Sister Kyei-Donokoh or we will be in dispute

"if any disciplinary sanction whatsoever is given to sister Kyei-Donokoh at her CDI outcome tomorrow a dispute will exist"

Subject: DISCIPLINARY. S. KYEI-DONKOH, CSA, PICCADILLY CIRCUS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the decision of Yesterday’s reps meeting regarding the appalling treatment by the company of sister Sophie Kyei-Donokoh, who after being abused by
a repeat offending member of the public, has been put through a sham of the disciplinary procedure on a Gross Misconduct charge by the company.

Train prep schedule ballot papers have been sent out

Dear Colleagues,

EXTENDED TRAIN PREPARATION SCHEDULE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (formerly Train Preparation Schedule - London Underground) (LUL/14/10)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/97/19, 6th March 2019), the decision was taken to re-commence this ballot and I issued fresh correspondence to advise the Company that a dispute situation exists over its intentions to extend the Fleet train preparation schedules. The Company has failed to engage in any meaningful consultation or negotiation with RMT or provide us with full information on all safety aspects.