Latest RMT Circular 22/6/16

July 21, 2016



Further to my previous Circular (IR/175/16, 22nd June 2016), members will recall the NEC decision to organise a Stations & Revenue Reps to discuss industrial action following the implementation of the “Fit for the Future” programme which is having a detrimental effect of members working lives with serious implications for their work-life balance. The arrangements for this meeting have now been finalised and are as follows:-


Meeting of all LUL Stations and Revenue Grades Representatives

10:00 hours on Wednesday 27th July 2016

Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ


There is no agreement for release and Reps are therefore asked to make your own arrangements to attend for these important discussions.




Following recent discussions, the RMT London Transport Retired Members’ Branch has been re-launched. Brother Olly New is the Branch Secretary and can be contacted at . It was agreed that the Branch would initially meet once every two months, if possible on the first Tuesday. Arrangements have now been made for the first two meetings to take place in Committee Room 1, Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD as follows:-


  • 14:00 hours on Tuesday 6th September 2016
  • 14:00 hours on Tuesday 1st November 2016


All retired LT members are very welcome and encouraged to attend.




The following resolution was recently received from our Finsbury Park Branch:-


“Finsbury Park Branch resolves to request an immediate ballot for strike action and action short of strike action of all our Victoria Line Train Operator members to resist the imposition of new duty rosters in connection with the start of night tube on 19th August.


These rosters are not acceptable to our members on the basis they have an adverse effect on their work/life balance and the usual protocols of consulting our local representatives have not been followed”.


A report was also received from the Lead Officer advising that further meetings are due to take place with the Company over the Victoria Line rosters but that as a precaution against imposition, members should be balloted in line with the above resolution.


The National Executive Committee took the decision to raise this matter for discussion at the Reps meeting on 27th July and also, due to the tight timeframes involved, to conduct a ballot of our Train Operator and Instructor Operator members on the Victoria Line for industrial action against the imposition of unacceptable rosters.


I am currently acting in accordance with the above decision and will keep you advised of all further developments.




The following resolution was recently received from our LU Fleet Branch:-


“Management at Transplant have awarded some drivers in our unit a 6.3% pay increase outside of the Tube Lines collective pay deal for agreeing a roster that Engineers Train Drivers already work.

Engineers Train Drivers are asking for parity.


This Branch calls upon the NEC to ballot all RMT Transplant Engineers Train Drivers and Assistants after failure to resolve this issue with management”.


This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the decision to ballot RMT Transplant Engineer Train Drivers and Assistants for industrial action. I am currently acting in accordance with this decision and will keep you advised of all further developments.


Yours sincerely

Mick Cash

General Secretary


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