News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers
The fifth issue of 'Fit for the Fightback: Trains' is now available. In this issue is an article explaining what our recent success means and a warning that it is only a short term success forcing LUL to begin talking with us properly. There is also an article on RMT activist Mark Harding, who was arrested on the picket line last week.
This is the fifth of our special trains 'Every Job Matters' dispute newsletters produced in the past month, aimed at keeping drivers up to date with the latest dispute news.
This action is suspended - more here
Tube Union RMT confirmed today that following a ballot of members across London Underground in a dispute over jobs, services and safety that recorded a massive vote for both strike action and action short of a strike members are instructed to take action as follows:
The 4th issue of 'Fit for the Future: Trains' was produced prior to the second planned 'Every Job Matters' industrial action was suspended. It has an article on the success of our initial strike - which since publication is a view that has been proven correct. There is also an article about Mark Harding, an RMT activist arrested on the picket line, and several picket line photographs.
A meeting is being held to organise the 'Defend Mark Harding campaign. Mark was arrested off of a picket line and held in a cell for 13 hours, before receiving draconian bail conditions following an allegation from an apparent strike breaker.
The meeting will be for RMT members only but we welcome all support for the campaign.
RMT Paddington No.1 branch meeting this afternoon (Friday, 7 February 2014) was attended by 40 RMT members who carried the following resolution unanimously:
Attached is the third edition of 'Fit for the Fightback: Trains.' This newsletter is written by train drivers for train drivers as we prepare for the fightback against LUL's devastating plan to cut nearly a thousand jobs, close all ticket offices, cut pay and rip up conditions.
Attached is TOPRA - Train Operators Professional Agreement, dated May 2013.
The second edition of 'Fit for the Fightback: Trains' is here. This newsletter, is written by train driver activists and is specifically aimed at the grade. These wil lalso be sent out to train reps, but please feel feel to print them out nd distribute in your depot.
In this edition:
- Pension threat
- New strike times
- Fit for the Future: Trains - secret LU meeting
- TSSA Ballot
- Re-deployment safety net affected by job cuts!
- Scab army
What do London Underground's planned cuts mean to you?
How will the they affect the Central Line?
What are the RMT going to do to try and stop them?
Read the attached newsletter to find out. Please print and distribute in your Central Line workplace too.
Attached is a newsletter for drivers regarding the upcoming industrial action over the devastating cuts plan. Please print and distribute
A special newsletter has been created for train operators about our current dispute, and why London Undergrounds devastating job cuts plan must be stopped.