Piccadilly Line lone working ballot announced


That we note the report from our Lead Officer and instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we are now in dispute and to ballot all affected Station Staff at
the Heathrow Group and Train Operators & Operator Instructors on the Piccadilly Line for Action Short of a Strike in the form of:

  • Refusing to undertake lone working

This dispute is over the following demands: Adequate BTP presence on Friday & Saturday nights, ending of lone working at Terminal 5 & no overcarrying of passengers into Terminal 5 sidings.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Piccadilly & District Line West & Finsbury Park Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.


This NEC decision has been further clarified here:

Further to our NEC decision of 11.6.19; we further add and clarify the following instruction on the General Secretary to ballot all affected Station Staff at the Heathrow Group and Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators & Operator Instructors on the Piccadilly Line for industrial action in the form of:

  • Strike Action
  • Station Staff to refuse lone working at all times
  • Train Ops to refuse to enter sidings alone / unaccompanied

Members to be advised by email & text.

Piccadilly & District Line West & Finsbury Park Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.

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