Fleet Agency Trainers Dispute ACAS Update

Today (Monday) I'm attending talks with LUL about our joint dispute with Unite over the outsourcing of LUL jobs (in training) to agency on the Fleet project Heavy Overhaul Programe Lift (HOPL).

This is a major project to overhaul the Central line rolling stock - trains. This project is being used as a Trogan horse to outsource directly employed staff.

RMT and Unite are fighting this tooth and nail and currently we have an overtime ban right across the Fleet membership on LUL.

We have other 'action short' industrial action too.

So let's see this morning whether or not LUL are listening and are prepared to change their plans.

This is a principled dispute that is in parallel with all the others in LUL right now. All of which essentially are workers in their unions RMT and Unite here, standing up and fighting the agenda of cuts / privatisation / austerity.

It's what we do!

John Leach
RMT Regional Organiser
London Transport region 11