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Tell LU to stop the lies and to act now for safety!
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We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and that LUL has agreed to place telephones at 60m intervals through the relevant section of the Jubilee line during the tunnel relining, to enable the discharge of traction current in an emergency. This is similar to the arrangement on the Heathrow loop, and is acceptable to our representatives.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser. We also note that a further meeting is to take place on 28 February, and instruct the General Secretary to place a report of this meeting in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd, and note that pressure applied by this union appears to be making the company take this matter more seriously.
However, we do not accept that mitigations make this situation safe or acceptable, and insist on it being rectified.
Having spoken with our representative, we note that Thales is due to carry out a new ‘software drop’ over the first weekend in March. If this does not resolve the problem to the satisfaction of our representative, we will ballot our members for industrial action.
London Underground wants Bakerloo line drivers to drive out-of-service trains into depots and sidings without checking first that all passengers have got off the train.
This has resulted in over 3,000 passengers being carried into depots and sidings, many times more than on all other London Underground lines put together. On other lines, staff physically check the train is empty first.
Further to our decision Gww 8/1/13, we note the report from our representatives' meeting held on 25 January.
We note that London Underground's Upgrades programme has a significant impact on many of our members, including providing a pretext for LUL management to attack jobs and conditions. It is therefore essential that we mobilise all our relevant representatives to work together in unity to secure the best possible outcome for our members and for the future of London Underground.
Further to our decision Gww 18/12/12, we note the report from our representatives' meeting held on 25 January 2013.
We agree that since the method of detrainment on the Metropolitan line has altered, there should therefore be a retiming exercise, and instruct the General Secretary to obtain a report on our representatives' progress in ensuring that this takes place.
We note the report on file regarding the outcome of the member’s case, and that this is now closed to the member’s satisfaction.
We continue to be very concerned, however, with the role played by the People Management Advice specialist (PMA). The email obtained under FOI shows clearly that the PMA took a decision beyond her authority, and LUL management even admit that it ‘looks’ like this, but ludicrously claim that a verbal assurance from the manager refutes this.
RMT GGC made the following decision on the Bakerloo detrainment dispute.
DETRAINMENT – LONDON UNDERGROUND LUL/14/10
Branches will be aware of our ongoing dispute with London Underground over the company’s detrainment policy on the Bakerloo and Central Lines. Talks recently took place at ACAS and the General Grades Committee has now considered a report from the Regional Organiser.