News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers
Alex McGuigan, a popular and long standing member from Morden depot recently fell foul of a random breathalyser test and was summarily dismissed. There the story might end, but in Alex's case however, there is a lot more to it.
This Branch calls upon the General Grades Committee to instruct the General Secretary to raise with LUL at highest level the ongoing treatment of Brother Jason Moriarty.
The Branch is concerned that LUL management are acting maliciously by giving credence to numerous and ridiculously false allegations against our member.
The RMT's Trains Health and Safety council (THSC) have responded to an incident today which saw masonry fall onto the track at Mile End on the Central line.
The council is seeking further information on what could have been a very serious incident, and have written to LUL bosses for further details.
Could you supply us with all the information you have on today's incident at Mile End Station. We gather that lumps of masonry, as large as a dot matrix, fell approx 10ft from the station roof to the track at the W/B starter.
In the July edition of Bakerloo News:
- Reinstate Dave Hanson: Sacked...without evidence!
- RMT Bakerloo: winning for workers
- Support locked-out ISS cleaners: Initial could be next!
- Union Learning update
- What is Bakerloo News?
- Stand by for more action in LU jobs dispute - We still say: no to cuts and closures!
- Brian Munro, 1968-2014
The 'Special Working Arrangement Guidelines' were verified at Trains Functional Council on 20th May 2014
This is the RMT’s updated version of the 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 charter had an official launch with Acting General Secretary Mick Cash, Trains Functional Rep Dean O'Hanlon, London Transport Executive member Brian Munro and Executive member Del Marr all speaking at the event.
- 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.