News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers
- This article has been updated due to an error - the ballot of Bakerloo drivers' is for action short of strike.
2nd June 2014
Circular No IR/149/14
TRAIN TECHNICIANS IN THE DRIVERS’ CAB – LONDON UNDERGROUND- BAKERLOO LINE (LUL/4/4)
At Hammersmith Magistrates Court this morning RMT tube union official Mark Harding was found not guilty of charges brought against him under section 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 as amended by Schedules 7 and 17 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 during the last phase of tube strike action.
Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said
All drivers are invited to the launch of the London Underground Drivers’ Charter. With the prospect of
attacks on us in the form of enforced “flexibility”, deskilling and driverless trains it is essential that we take a
stand to protect our grade.
The London Mayor and the Government are whipping up a frenzy of anti-union feeling and foremost in their sights are tube drivers – it’s time to defend ourselves before it’s too late!
London Underground has begun the process for the purchase of driverless trains. This ‘Periodic Notice’ from early March, for trains capable of ‘unattended operation’ is taken from the Official Journal of the European Union. A Periodic Notice “provides advance information about works, supplies or service contracts that, at the beginning of the budgetary year, the contracting authority intends to award during the next 12 months.”
The RMT has already declared itself in dispute over the issue of driverless trains.
This is the May edition of Every Job Matters - Trains Dispute Report. In this edition:
- Train drivers are fit for the fightback
- Why did we strike?
- LUL wrecks ACAS talks
- Job for life promise for drivers in doubt
- ACAS Update
- Transport For All support
- TUC support
- Strike pay periods
Piccadilly News is the newsletter for drivers at Arnos Grove, Acton Town and Northfileds.
In this edition:
- Rock solid again
- Arnos Grove depot - best supported strike at Arnos Grove ever
- Acton Town and Northfields - There was a tremendous show of support from all but a few
- Once again, RMT station staff responded magnificently tothe strike call
- Attack on pensions
In the April 2014 edition of Jubilee South Train Drivers Newsletter:
- Withdrawal of ANP is another step toward Driverless Trains
- Every Job Matters talks update
- Reps Under Attack
- May Day - don't mourn organise
- member's cases
This is the RMT’s charter for London Underground train drivers. It lists our key demands and ‘lines in the sand’ – issues which we see as crucial to achieve or defend for those members working in the grade of train driver. Several of these issues are also essential for other London Underground grades and transport workers in all industries.
The latest edition of 'Every Job Matters: Dispute Report - Trains' has been released as we prepare for five days of strike action over cuts on London Underground. Please print it out and put on your noticeboards, and share on social media.
New Strike Dates Called: Get Ready For Action!
After our recent successful strikes on The Underground your union managed, by solid industrial action and public opinion, to force LU back around the table to consult on their future plans for the job. Your union was expecting the worse and we weren't left disappointed.
From RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Cash
The following resolution has been received from London Transport Regional Council:
“This Regional Council condemns the arrest by BTP of Mark Harding, the RMT Branch Secretary of Hammersmith & City Branch. Mark was arrested despite only carrying out legitimate trade union activities whilst on the picket line outside his place of work.