Details on the Pensions & Passes dispute can be found here.
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that industrial action involving Tube Lines staff, due to begin tomorrow, has been suspended after LU management took the unprecedented step of cancelling scheduled weekend engineering works in response to the success of previous rounds of RMT Tube Lines strike action.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
That we note the report on file from the lead officer stating that all planned engineering work scheduled to take place during our proposed strike action is now cancelled.
Further, we note a mass meeting of our affected members is to take place tonight, Wednesday 21st November 2012 at which the assistant General Secretary will be in attendance.
Therefore, we instruct the General Secretary to suspend all strike action planned to take place on or after 0600hrs on Friday 23rd November 2012 and 0559hrs Saturday 24th November 2012.
Noting that our LU Engineering and LU Fleet branches meet today and tomorrow respectively, we instruct the General Secretary to place this matter back in front of us on Thursday 22 or Tuesday 27 November.
A NEW wave of tube strike action on London Underground will kick off on Friday in a long-running dispute over equality and a fair deal on pensions and passes for Tube Lines staff.
Previous strike action and an overtime ban led to the cancellation of tens of millions of pounds worth of essential engineering works on the Northern Line and raised new safety fears as the Emergency Response Unit joined with fellow Tube Lines staff in support of the fight for pensions and benefits justice.
The latest strike action will take place as follows:
We note the views of our representatives, and accordingly instruct our members to take strike action by not booking on for any duties starting on or after 06:00 on Friday 23 November, returning to duties starting on or after 06:00 on Saturday 24 November.
We instruct the General Secretary to send a personal letter by post to all members involved explaining this action and urging their full support, and to facilitate workplace visits by officers and representatives.
That we note the result of ballot for strike action is:-
Total votes cast - 7
Number voting “Yes” - 7
Number voting “No” - 0
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A NEW wave of tube strike action and overtime bans has led to the cancellation of tens of millions of pounds worth of essential engineering works on the Northern Line this weekend and has raised new safety fears as the Emergency Response Unit join with fellow Tube Lines staff in support of a long-running dispute over pensions and benefits justice.
The action will take place as follows:
Tube Lines members are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between: -
0600 hours Thursday 1st November 2012 until 05.59 Friday 2nd November 2012.
Also members are instructed to refuse to work any over time from
0600 hours Thursday 1st November 2012 until 05.59 hours Monday 5th November 2012.
Solidarity Amongst Tube Lines Members In Industrial Action Leads To Cancellation Of Tube Engineering WorksSubmitted by admin on 1 November, 2012 - 03:13
From General Secretary Bob Crow
I refer to my previous letter of 26th October 2012, as a result the solidarity and determination you have shown in pursuing your claim to have the same pension and travel rights as other LUL workers, I wish to bring to your attention the effect your action is having on planned engineering work this coming week end 3rd and 4th November 2012.
We note the correspondence giving the views of the strike committee formed by our Tube Lines reps.
In line with this, we instruct our Tube Lines members to take industrial action as follows:
- Not to book on for any shift starting on or after 06:00 on Thursday 1 November, resuming to shifts starting after 05:59 on Friday 2 November.
- Not to work overtime at any time between 06:00 on Thursday 1 November and 06:00 on Monday 5 November.
We instruct the General Secretary to:
- send a personal letter by post to the members involved