March 17th RMT Circular

March 21, 2017

FULL-TIME TRAIN OPERATOR POSITIONS, CONTRACTED HOURS AND OVERTIME RATE – NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/88/17, 24th February 2017), the ballot concluded with members voting as follows:-

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Total Votes Cast                64

Number Voting ‘Yes’           62

Number Voting ‘No’            2

Spoilt Papers                     0

 

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

 

Total Votes Cast                64

Number Voting ‘Yes’           63

Number Voting ‘No’            1

Spoilt Papers                     0

 

The Night Tube Drivers are congratulated for returning a hugely strong vote for both strike action and action short of a strike and the National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to instruct all Night Tube Train Operator members to take strike action by NOT BOOKING ON for any shifts that commence between:-

 

  • 20:29 hours on Saturday 8th April 2017 and 08:30 hours on Sunday 9th April 2017

 

  • 20:29 hours on Saturday 29th April and 08:30 hours on Sunday 30th April 2017

 

I urge all affected members to stand firm together during this action to fight against the blatant discrimination from London Underground and demand equal opportunity for career progression and fairness regarding overtime pay.

 

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (FLEET GRADES) (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/101/17, 3rd March 2017), all Fleet Grades members are reminded of the on-going industrial action:-

  • Not to work any overtime or attend training courses outside of normal working hours
  • Not to carry out any higher grade duty work
  • Not to change any shifts or work locations to assist with maintenance
  • No trainers are to carry out training for anyone on a job that is not their substantive role
  • No coaches to coach anyone on a job that is not their substantive role
  • Not to work if there is not a valid and in date WRA, COSHH, and Manual Handling Assessment
  • Not to work if there is no first aider on site

Despite further discussions with the Company, the key areas of concern are still unresolved and I urge all members to stand firm together to demand that management properly adhere to our agreed machineries and stop trying to impose fundamental changes to working conditions without any agreement from this Union.

I would be grateful if you could bring the contents of this Circular to the attention of your members and I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash

General Secretary

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