Dispute arises over plan to remove detrainment staff

16/07/18

REMOVAL OF DETRAINMENT STAFF, WATERLOO, WATERLOO & CITY LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/10)

The following resolution has been received from the Central Line East Branch:-

“This Branch notes the plans of LUL to remove detrainment staff from the Waterloo and City Line at Waterloo Station and that this cost cutting exercise which puts passengers lives at risk and puts our members safety at risk has failed before on other lines following RMT interventions. This Branch instructs the General Secretary to declare a dispute ow exists on London Underground in relation to this situation and arrange a ballot for action short for all Leytonstone Depot Train Operators (excluding Night Tube Drivers).

The action short would be refusing to enter the sidings to reverse until the train has been physically checked and doors closed on porter buttons as per existing arrangements”.

This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has taken the decision to advise the company a dispute now exists and conduct a ballot for action short of a strike for all Leytonstone Depot Train Operators and Instructor Operators. I am currently making preparations to act in accordance with this decision and will keep Branches advised of all further developments.

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