ASLEF shun opportunity for joint working on Trains Functional Council
At the first staff side meeting of the Trains Functional Council in 2012 ASLEF reps signalled they will be carrying on as normal.
Despite facing flack from their own rank and file members over the ASLEF/LU Olympic deal and their recent strike over bank holiday working, ASLEF train functional council reps shunned RMT overtures to work together on behalf of all driver members on the tube. The ASLEF reps, with their unfair built in majority on the council, refused to support any RMT reps taking on any formal positions within the staff side structures. An RMT nomination for Glenroy Watson to take up the Vice Chair role on the TFC staff side was snubbed. Similarly a nomination for Glenroy to be Assistant Secretary was also given the cold shoulder.
The RMT Trains Functional Council reps will however continue to push for unity to best take forward the concerns and aspirations of all train drivers on the combine.