Removal of detrainment staff ballot

26th January 2023

Dear Colleagues,


Your Union is concerned by reports that London Underground intends to remove detrainment staff from the Bakerloo, District, Central, Hammersmith & City and Jubilee Lines, and impose the 'flash and dash' procedure for detrainments. This is a serious attack on station staffing levels which threatens passenger safety, as well as that of you and your colleagues.

Following a meeting of your trains grades representatives, this matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee and it has instructed me to declare a dispute with London Underground and to make the necessary preparations to ballot members for industrial action. I will advise of the balloting timetable in due course.

Please ensure we have your most up-to-date contact information including postal address, email address, and workplace and job title. You can do this via your RMT eMembership at:, by calling the National Helpline on: 0800 376 3706, or by emailing:

I will keep members informed of developments.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Lynch
General Secretary