Local Discussions on Rosters to Incorporate 325 New jobs to Start

Local reps will now be scruitinising LU's proposed new rosters that will include the 325 additional jobs promised as part of our ACAS agreement following our fantastic strike action in January.

You can download LU's proposal.

There is still some work to be done before we can be happy with the proposals to address lone working and roster balance but significant progress has been made.

Speak to your local rep for more detail about what is proposed for your area.

Ballot of drivers in defence of Brother Davis to be extended

We note the resolution from our Central Line West Branch requesting that all Train Operators from White City and West Ruislip be balloted alongside comrades already being balloted from Central Line East for industrial action.

This NEC too condemns the highhanded and overly severe treatment of Bro Davis by London Underground management and note the following:

There are many comparators of similar and even more serious incidents where the Train Op had either no action taken against them or a much more appropriate sanction. These were ignored.

RMT rejects derisory TfL pay offer

TfL logo and building

We note the report from our Lead Officer and reject the derisory offer from the company which too is offered under the ‘Pay for Performance’ arrangements which are not agreed to by this union.

We also note the resolve of our TfL No.1 Branch and Reps in their steadfast position in these pay negotiations on behalf of our Members.

We instruct the General Secretary to write to the company requesting that they provide full responses to the 12 demands put to them formally by our Lead Officer during the negotiations process.

Members to be advised by email and text.

RMT to ballot City Cruiser members in defence of Sis Hairia Abdo

We note the report from our Lead Officer and the strength of feeling amongst our Members of crew in the City Cruises regarding the unfair dismissal of Sis Hairia Abdo for what are common working practices throughout the company.

We further note the Crew Members are calling for an immediate ballot so they can robustly defend Sis Hairia Abdo as soon as possible pending a strong yes vote which they are confident will be the ballot result.

Night Tube crisis looms on Piccadilly Line

TUBE UNION RMT warned today that the Night Tube on the Piccadilly line is in crisis with a serious lack of trained train operators available to run the service.

RMT has been informed that the amount of drivers available to run the Mayor’s flagship Night Tube service on the Piccadilly Line is now so low that last weekend saw only 7 trains running instead of the normal 22 – a near reduction of 70%. The union understands that the situation could continue until Christmas.

RMT Upfront Four Day Week Special, August 2017

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for London Underground train drivers, produced by RMT activists.

In this special edition which focuses on the Four Day Week trial at the following articles:

  • Four day week trial ends soon, - Permanent roll out could mean all spare duties extended to ten hours
  • Why did the trial take place?
  • RMT Charter calls for four day, 32 hour week
  • Reduced hours working

Take the debate to your branch.