News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers
A major incident on the Bakerloo Line last week a shut don for several hours. A defect of the tunnel wall was struck by the first trains of the morning. Once the cause was established a large section of the line was closed.
On the same day Tube Lines were on strike for equal pensions with colleagues at London Underground.
Submitted by Piccadilly and District West branch
We note that once again management have held private talks with another union concerning our train operator members. The RMT opposes their intention to introduce temporary arrangements for the Olympics outside of trains Framework Agreements and the P.T.O.A. particularly the intention to extend the 8 hour day at weekends which sets a dangerous precedent.
Attached is LUL's 'Refusal To Work On The Grounds Of Health And Safety' Document
You may find it useful to read, should you be concerned about carrying out a job or particular task, and want to know the procedure for refusing to work on safety grounds.
Bob Crow Writes To London Underground Director Of Safety To Set Out RMT Concerns For Tube Safety During Tube Lines StrikeSubmitted by admin on 19 April, 2012 - 00:25
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has written to LUL Director of Safety Mike Strzelecki about RMT safety concerns
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
Members of the RMT employed at Tube Lines are due to take part in strike action, the period of the strike will be from 16.00 hours on 24th April until 16.00 hours on 27th April.
Should you, as an individual, feel that as part of your duties you are placing yourself in serious or imminent danger during the dispute you should comply with your company’s policy as required by the MHSW.
Attached to this circular is a pro-forma should you wish to record your concerns in writing to your management.
TUBE UNION RMT today wrote to TFL chiefs demanding safety assurances during the Tube Lines strike action next week after bosses issued statements saying that they will continue to try and run services regardless of whether essential maintenance and repairs work is being carried out and regardless of the fact that the safety-critical Emergency Response Unit will be joining the strike action.
- What is RMT calling for?
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The RMT describes London Undergrounds latest Olympic offer as ludicrous as it expects us to co-operate in the implementation of 'agreements' we are not a party to.
Don’t sign away your right to work reasonable hours and finish at a reasonable time.
The RMT is insisting that NO member should be compelled to work longer hours or finish later than is stipulated in our contracts and the Framework Agreement.
Our legal advice backs us in this assertion. We are demanding further talks with LUL to ensure that ALL members of staff are treated fairly.
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Still no deal for RMT drivers working the Olympics
Ongoing talks at ACAS for working during the Olympics have so far failed to reach any agreement.
The union has been clear all along that we will not agree to alterations or breaches to the Framework Agreements for the Olympics.