RMT Circular 30th April 2018

May 4, 2018

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL CIRCULAR

 

TO ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES

ALL UNDERGROUND AND FORMER LT EMPLOYERS

 

 

 

30th April 2018                                                                     Circular No: IR/217/18

 

Dear Colleague,

 

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.

 

No improvements have since been made and we request the NEC to enter into dispute with London Underground on this matter and to ballot all Train Operator and Instruction Operator members (with the exception of Night Tube Train Operators) on the Jubilee Line for strike action and action short of strike action.

 

Work life balance is important to all of us and it’s crucial that we hold London Underground management to the commitments they have previously made to us on these issues.

 

I urge you all to pass this motion and send a strong message to London Underground that enough is enough”.

 

The National Executive Committee considered this matter and took the decision to inform London Underground that a dispute situation exists between us over this issue and to ballot all Jubilee Line Train Operator and Instructor Operator members for industrial action. Ballot papers will be posted to members on Thursday 3rd May and the closing date for this ballot is Thursday 17th May 2018.

 

If any member does not receive their ballot paper, please ask them to call the Freephone helpline on 0800 376 3706, RMT Head Office on 0207 387 4771 to speak to the Industrial Relations Department or e-mail [email protected] to request a replacement. I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/168/18, 28th March 2018) a resolution was also received from our Finsbury Park Branch and this matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which noted the views of Reps at the meeting held on Monday 23rd April and a report from the Lead Officer.

 

The NEC has taken the decision to write to LUL to raise all our concerns and to prepare a ballot matrix of all affected members. Also to refer the file to the Southern Sub-Committee to produce a timetable to resolve our members concerns.

 

I am currently acting in accordance with this decision and will keep Branches advised of all further developments.

 

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash

General Secretary

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