London Fire Brigade To Take Further Industrial Action

This action has now been suspended


Your RMT Train’s Health and Safety Council have today, Thursday 17th, met with LU to discuss the upcoming industrial action by the London Fire Brigade and the impact that this will have on us as drivers.

This action is scheduled to commence at 18.00hrs on Saturday the 19th and end at 23.00hrs later that evening.

Your Train’s Health and Safety Council have asked for assurances about the competence of the company / staff who are covering for the London Fire Brigade (LFB) during this period of industrial action, but these assurances have as yet not been given.

We have also asked for assurances that response times to emergencies will not be compromised during this period but again, as yet, these assurances have not been given. There are normally over 160 fire fighting units covering London during normal workings; during this period of action there will be 27 units covering the 32 London boroughs.

If any driver has any concerns about whether it is safe to operate trains during this period, or at any other time for that matter, there a set laid down procedure that LU must comply with. This procedure has been emailed to your local safety rep.

If you require any further information on the dispute or any other safety matter then please contact your local RMT safety Representative or any member of the RMT Train’s Health and Safety Council.

  • You can read the 'Refusal to work on the grounds of health & saftey procedure' here.