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We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd, advising that it plans to recruit Train Operators from "the open market" and the Military Redeployment Agency.
We reject LUL's assertion that "the agreed internal processes have been exhausted without success". We believe that the implication that internal applicants, primarily Customer Service Assistants, are not good enough to become drivers is inaccurate and insulting. There are very few promotional opportunities for CSAs; this move further reduces those opportunities.
LU Attacks on All Functions Mount Up
Build United Action to Defend Jobs, Safety & Conditions
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In this edition:
- RMT Demands 24/7 Supervisor on Every Station - No Ticket Office Closures
- LU Says No Consultation on Wave & Pay Because Mayor has Decided it Will Go Ahead
- Cash Handling - Another trial!
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We note the resolution from our Jubilee South branch. We share its concern at London Underground management’s attempts to impose a less safe procedure for dealing with defective Platform Edge Doors. Once again, the company appears to be seeking a pretext for cutting staff, regardless of the consequences for passenger safety.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd and the report from our Regional Organiser advising his response. We endorse his call for adequate release to be granted to our representatives to enable us to proceed promptly with the important work of scrutinising the implementation of the S stock upgrade.
Reports and developments are to be placed in front of us.
We note the resolution from our LU Fleet branch, and share its disgust at London Underground Ltd management’s attacks on the jobs and working conditions of our fleet maintenance members.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser.
We therefore reaffirm our industrial action, and instruct the General Secretary to:
- Write to all LUL driver members by post reminding them of this industrial action, why it is in place and what they should do.
- Send an rmt mail to all LUL Station Supervisor members, explaining the action that drivers are taking.
- Place reports and developments in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council, branches and representatives to be advised.
In line with the wishes of our Finsbury Park branch, we instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this issue is included in our dispute BREACHES OF AGREEMENTS AND FAILURE TO ADDRESS REASONABLE CONCERNS – DRIVERS – PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised. Finsbury Park branch and Arnos Grove depot representatives to be advised by personal letter.
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We note the legal advice on file. We therefore intend to reinstate our suspended industrial action should London Underground Ltd attempt to again impose a detrainment procedure that does not involve physical checking that trains are empty by staff on the platform.
We instruct the General Secretary to obtain an update on this issue, including the likely timescales involved, and to seek co-ordination with ASLEF.
Reports and developments are to be placed in front of us. London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd, and its failure to give the assurance we sought that it will not close or cut the opening hours of any of its ticket offices.