Tube drivers vote to strike over depot displacement

DISPLACEMENT, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/16/4)

 

Further to my previous Circular (IR/395/16, 19th December 2016), the ballot concluded with members voting as follows:-
 
Are you prepared to take strike action?
 
Total Votes Cast               90
Number Voting ‘Yes’          82
Number Voting ‘No’           8
Spoilt Papers                    0
 
Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?
 
Total Votes Cast               90
Number Voting ‘Yes’          86
Number Voting ‘No’           2
Spoilt Papers                    2
                  
The National Executive Committee has noted the result strongly in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike and has taken the decision to call on all affected members at Hainault, Leytonstone and Loughton Traincrew Depots NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-
 
21:00 hours on Wednesday 25th January 2017 and 20:59 hours on Thursday 26th January 2017.
 
RMT met with the Company on 3rd and 13th January in an effort to reach an acceptable solution to this dispute but LUL has now written to us stating that it will be proceeding with the displacements. This has left us with no option but to take strike action to demand that management return to talks and halt any forced and unacceptable displacements until agreement is reached. I am sure all members will support our Central Line Train Operators and I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.