Piccadilly and District West branch

Includes London Underground service control staff based at Earls Court, drivers based at Acton Town and Earls Court, and station staff on the western half of both the Piccadilly and District lines; plus CTS (ticket machine maintenance) and Carlisle Security staff.

The branch meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4pm. All are welcome to our meeting and great food at O'Neills, Earls Court.

London Transport Regional Council meeting - 27 April 1630 Fountains Abbey, Paddington

The next meeting of the London Transport Regional Council will be on Thursday April 27 at the Fountains Abbey PH, Praed St, London W2

Meeting will start at 1630.

Reports from John Leach RMT RO region 11

Andy Littlechild NEC member

Spokesperson from Jobstown dispute -  Jobstown 18 socialists and activists facing jail in Ireland for opposing water charges and austerity cuts in general

Say no to overtime - support the overtime ban - 0001hrs 23November 2016

 

This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the decision to call action and instruct ALL LUL STATION & REVENUE members NOT TO WORK ANY OVERTIME OR REST DAYS from 00:01 hours on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until further notice.

 

RMT London Calling newsletter - Defend the London Bridge 3 special

 

Attached is the lastest RMT London Calling newsletter.

Focusing on our 3 members at London Bridge who have been disciplined for rushing to assist a co- worker who was being assaulted. That co-worker was pregnant.

Please download, print display and distribute across your workplace.

The ballot on London Bridge and Waterloo will begin on March 30 and ballot papers must be returned by April 18.

London Underground managers have been quoted on social media and in the press as saying "Kirsty Watts was never assaulted " 

Picc & Dic branch resolution on S04 grade signallers at Earl's Court

PAY & CONDITIONS, SO4 GRADE SIGNALLERS, EARL’S COURT – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/3)

The following resolution was recently received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-

“This Branch notes the recent consultation between the SO4 Grade Signallers and the Regional Organiser and the signal/control room Functional Council Rep. The Earl’s Court Service Operators do not feel satisfied that they are being treated fairly with regards to migration to the new Hammersmith Control Room for the following reasons:-

Picc & Dic branch call for action over defective brakes and subsequent unfair disciplianry actions

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, SPADS & BRAKE SWITCH FAILURES – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/4)

The following resolution was recently received from Piccadilly & District West Branch:-

“This Branch calls on the General Secretary to immediately instigate an investigation of all Train Operator SPAD’s (Signals Passed At Danger), overruns and all safety related items which may happen due to defective brakes.

Piccadilly Line drivers ballot prepared

A ballot for strike action of drivers on the Piccadilly Line is being prepared. The dispute involves issues over breach of procedure, mistreatment of a line representatives, unfair disciplinary action and issues surrounding safety and training.

Read the latest Piccadilly Line newsletter for all the latest news for drivers on the line.

 

London Transport Regional Council 29 September

The next meeting of the LTRC will be at the Torch PH in Wembley Park on Thursday September 29 1630 - 1830

Following an initiative from Neadsen Branch the LTRC will be travelling around the region using Branch locations to hold the monthly meeting.

Recruitment and organising activity will take place prior to the Regional Council.

Please make every effort to attend

All members are welcome

It's your Union come and have your say

Regional Organiser's update: positive progress in Piccadilly Line dispute

Today myself and RMT line reps, along with aslef met with Directors and Piccadilly management face to face at Acas to hammer out improvements on key industrial issues effecting our members in this dispute. SPADS, Discipline, the Greivance proceedure , performance management and a commitment to better Industrial relations were discussed. We belive that it was a positive meeting and have agreed to track and review commitments given to the unions by LUL We have also agreed that all parties will sign up to statement to improve industrial relations on the line.

'Good progress' in talks sees Piccadilly strike date pushed back

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/073/16, 17th March 2016), members took part in solidly supported strike action on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March which closed down the Piccadilly Line. However, management took the aggressive stance of threatening our members that they would lose wages if they refused to book on at Oakwood Depot and the National Executive Committee took the decision to rescind this instruction.