FULL-TIME TRAIN OPERATORS POSITIONS, CONTRACTED HOURS AND OVERTIME RATE – NIGHT TUBE DRIVERS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
The following resolution was recently received from the London Transport Regional Council:-
“This Union deplores the decision of LUL to prevent NT Drivers (TO23) from moving to full-time (TO21) positions for a period of at least 18 months. TO21 jobs are currently being advertised internally, all other staff including part-time NT Station Staff are eligible to apply, but NT Drivers are not.
The 18 month tie in period is a direct result of the ASLEF Boxing Day agreement, which the RMT did not sign up to.
This Union also deplores LUL’s decision not to pay NT Drivers the overtime rate for work until they exceed 35 hours, they’re contracted at 16 hours at the moment so it is unlikely they will ever achieve an OT rate. Drivers cannot do voluntary OT, so the only payments they receive are for finishing late due to service disruption, it is discriminatory for FT Drivers to get the OT rate each they finish late, but NT Drivers to never get it.
This Region asks the NEC to declare a dispute over these discriminatory practices and to prepare a matrix to ballot all NT Drivers on these matters”.
This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the decision to advice London Underground that we are in dispute over these discriminatory practices and to ballot our Night Tube Train Operator members for strike action and action short of a strike. I am currently acting in accordance with this decision and will keep Branches advised of all further developments.