New wave of tube industrial action already hitting services this morning as drivers threatened with being sent home for refusing to drive unsafe trains.
Tube services are already being hit as a new phase of industrial action kicks in this morning with staff refusing to take out trains that have not been prepped in the previous 24 hours and also refusing to train up staff who have been shunted around the network, outside of their normal jobs and locations, to try and plug gaps created by the ongoing overtime ban.
REAR M DOOR ALARM ACTIVATED ON JUBILEE LINE
LUL recently implemented a change to the Rule for dealing with a rear M door alarm activation on the Jubilee line. Previous to this change a Train Operator was asked to contact the Controller and then go back to investigate the activation. The Rule change is that the Train Operator would now contact the Controller, get authority to proceed in Restricted Manual and continue to next station.
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – EXTERION MEDIA (LUL/0001)
Negotiations for our members’ pay claim have concluded and the following offer has been accepted by the GGC:-
- A 2% increase backdated to 1st April 2015.
The Company has been informed of our acceptance and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity. The outstanding issues will be dealt with in three months’ time at a formal meeting with the Company and our representatives.
Download the new SFC news for up to date report on Fit for the Future talks at ACAS.
The following resolution was submitted by Piccadilly and District West Branch which has now been considered by the GGC.
The CDI panel made its judgement on Paul answering his phone while in control of train 251.
This blatant misrepresentation of the facts; where even the main evidence against him from the trainer stated “he did not answer his phone till he was in the saloon”.
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – INTERSERVE (LUL SSL/BCV CONTRACT) (LUL/14/2)
A resolution has been received from Finsbury Park Branch which is as follows: -
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/170/15, 17th July 2015) the General Grades Committee has considered and endorsed a resolution from Neasden Branch concerning our ongoing Every Job Matters dispute which is copied below in full.
Branches will be aware that we have been in dispute with London Underground over the plan to use of Agency staff to undertake training. This action by management was in breach of the Fleet Core Work Agreement and the training organisation agreement reached in discussions at ACAS. On top of this there had been a total lack of consultation over this important issue.
Further to my previous Circular (IR/170/15, 17th July 2015), the union’s General Grades Committee yesterday considered the latest situation in our dispute with LUL over Pay and Night running. Firstly I wish to congratulate LUL members for their steadfast resolve and determination on the recent days of action. This magnificent show of solidarity sent a crystal clear message that members demand a decent offer to keep pay up with the cost of living and adequately compensates for the introduction of night running.
To all RMT members in London Underground:
This morning myself and senior RMT stations reps met LUL, with the other unions at ACAS.
The first session dealt with Every Job Matters (Fit For Future Stations) We met management face to face and made a strong case for increasing jobs , no worsening of our rosters, protection for medically restricted staff, part timers, displacements, and so on. Essentially for many improvements for all grades effected.
The response was very negative.