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Metropolitan Line and Jubilee Line North Branch (Commonly known as Neasden Branch) is responsible for members at 34 Stations, 4 Train Crew Depots, 2 Service Control Rooms, 5 Signal Cabins and 2 Revenue Control Depots.
We note the resolution from our Jubilee South branch. We share its concern at London Underground management’s attempts to impose a less safe procedure for dealing with defective Platform Edge Doors. Once again, the company appears to be seeking a pretext for cutting staff, regardless of the consequences for passenger safety.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd and the report from our Regional Organiser advising his response. We endorse his call for adequate release to be granted to our representatives to enable us to proceed promptly with the important work of scrutinising the implementation of the S stock upgrade.
Reports and developments are to be placed in front of us.
Why replace a safe system with a high risk dangerous one? The RMT is very concerned by the dangerous plans by management on the Jubilee Line to alter our procedure for isolating a defective Platform Edge Door. We believe a member of staff must be positioned by an isolated platform edge door is essential to maintaining a safe operation.
Station staff are the eyes and ears for drivers in these situations, and their absence can lead to dangerous situations and possible injuries - most notably to children, visually impaired people and mobility impaired people.
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S STOCK ISSUES – LONDON UNDERGROUND
That we note the ballot results are as follows:-
Are you willing to take action short of strike action (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan
Total votes cast ...85................
Number voting “Yes”...80...(94.1%)............
Number voting “No”...5.................
Are you willing to take strike action (Hammersmith and Edgware Road drivers)?
Total votes cast...49...............
Number voting “Yes”...41...(83.7%).............
We note the report from our lead officer, and welcome the progress made at ACAS talks.
Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to suspend our strike action beginning at 00:01 on Tuesday 2 April.
A report is to be placed in front of us as to whether the dispute is fully resolved within time to allow strike action to be called should it not be resolved.
The RMT today congratulated members on their determination to challenge the problems at North Greenwich and Stratford depots. Members voted by 85.7% for industrial action.
In line with the strike action called by ASLEF, RMT members are to take strike action by not booking on for duties commencing between:
- 00:01 and 23:59 on 2nd April 2013
- 00:01 and 23:59 on 2nd May 2013
Jubilee Line drivers are striking in a dispute over bullying of staff through the misuse of procedures and an appalling decline in the standard of working conditions.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd, and that talks about this dispute are scheduled to take place under the auspices of ACAS on Wednesday 27 March.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that tube drivers on the Jubilee Line, working out of the Stratford and Greenwich depots, are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over bullying of staff through the misuse of procedures and an appalling decline in the standard of working conditions.
In a letter to London Underground setting out the reasons for the dispute, RMT has highlighted:
- The unfair and disproportionate treatment of Drivers in disciplinaries
- Many facilities on the Jubilee line being in a very poor and in some cases a “disgusting” state