London Underground Ltd
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We note the research information on file, and the views expressed by our representatives at our meeting on Monday 8 October. We instruct the General Secretary to publicise this information to members, in particular RMT’s recent submission to the GLA and our raising of this issue in Parliament through a question and Early Day Motion. We ask members to lobby their MPs to support this EDM.
We note the views expressed by our representatives at our meeting on 8 October, and reaffirm the following industrial action, instructing our Victoria line driver members to:
- NOT to recognise the imposed sensitive edge door procedure and to work the previous safer instruction. i.e. go back to the carriage concerned and physically check the cause of activation.
- NOT to sign for the new Defective In Service Instruction (D.I.S.I.) handbook and not to recognise this as a condition of service and to work to the previous D.I.S.I. book.
We note the views expressed by our representatives held on Monday 8 October.
We therefore reaffirm our industrial action, and instruct the General Secretary to ensure:
- a renewed effort to promote and explain the action to drivers.
- regular updates from reps on developments.
- an up-to-date list of platforms with disputed categorisation is produced.
- our stations representatives produce publicity material for station staff, especially supervisors, on this issue and the union’s stance on it.
Any developments to be placed in front of us.
Tube Driver Action Prevents Potentially Lethal Incident With 12 Year Old Boy And Highlights Case For “detrainment” StaffSubmitted by admin on 11 October, 2012 - 17:49
TUBE UNION RMT today praised the intervention of a Bakerloo Line tube driver which prevented a potential tragedy involving a 12 year old boy
The incident took place on Monday at 3.30 pm. The 12 year old boy was over-carried (on board the train after its final passenger stop) into the Queens Park sidings. Previously these trains used to be physically checked that they were empty prior to going into the sidings. RMT objected to the ending of detraining and said at the time that getting rid of detrainment staff was unsafe.
Olympic Recognition and Reward At APD To Be Pursued Further And London Underground Administration Grades Reward To Be ReviewedSubmitted by admin on 11 October, 2012 - 17:14
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd concerning the industrial action by our members in the Power and Electrical Department – APD Stations Group and the response from our representative. We instruct the General Secretary to reply to LUL, explaining that this matter is not resolved to our satisfaction, and to arrange the attendance of the relevant officer at further discussions with the employer.
LUL Uniform Consultation Committee Release Request To Be Addressed As Part Of Review Into Machinery Of NegotiationSubmitted by admin on 11 October, 2012 - 17:08
We note that London Underground’s response to our request for release for our representatives on London Underground’s Uniform Consultative Committee for one day prior to the agenda deadline for the meeting to consult and prepare, and one day to report back.
This issue will now be addressed as part of the forthcoming review of machineries. This decision and associated correspondence is therefore to be added to the file LUL/0005 MACHINERY OF NEGOTIATION AND CONSULTATION – LONDON UNDERGROUND.
Yesterday we reported the story of a 12 year old boy who had been taken into the sidings on the Bakerloo Line onboard an out of service train. The boy then climbed out between carriages into an area with live tracks and moving trains.
The boy managed to "shimmy up and over the ‘inner car barriers’ and out of the train. He could have killed himself as his means of exit from the train was directly going onto the live positive rail. He got out of the train into an area of 4 live running roads; it was only the actions of the driver that prevented a fatality."
We note the correspondence from London Underground, calling a meeting to discuss the process for conducting the review of the machineries. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that the appropriate officer and representatives attend this meeting, and to provide them with copies of previous decisions on this issue.
We note that while this review was originally of the industrial relations and health & safety machineries, the correspondence from LUL now suggests that it covers other areas
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd and that our branch and representatives refute the company’s stance and confirm that management are still abusing procedures. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to demand an urgent meeting with LUL to attempt to resolve this issue, and to place a report of this meeting in front of us.
London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
Revenue control members across London underground are looking at what action to take in response to several issues now impacting the deparment. They include:
- Christmas Leave being cancelled, even though already agreed
- Duty mangers trying their hardest not to grant requests for odd days leave
- Flexible working and mutual swaps being ripped up
- Staff being coerced to break the framework to take part in special exercises
- Morale at an all-time low