RMT Seeks Clear Assurances That New Trains Will Have Drivers Cab

We note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council and share its determination to resist any attempt to introduce driverless trains.

Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to:

  • write to London Underground Ltd reminding the company of this union's position, and seeking a clear response as to its intentions for ordering or commissioning new train stock, specifically seeking an assurance that any new stock will include a driver's cab;
  • seek information from our fleet representatives as to any developments on this issue that they may be aware of;
  • write to ASLEF advising it of this decision and the Regional Council's resolution, seeking support and requesting a meeting to plan joint campaigning, and place the response in front of us;

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  • continue to alert the public to the dangers of driverless trains, in particular as part of our joint campaigning with other unions through Action For Rail;
  • ask the Regional Council to keep us advised of its campaigning on this issue.

Responses, reports and developments to be placed in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council, branches and London Underground representatives 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.