Station overtime ban announced

Dear Colleagues,


Further to my previous Circular (IR/148/23, 24th May 2023), I wrote to LUL seeking talks in an effort to make progress over this dispute and in particular, the new rosters and staffing cuts which have been imposed on stations leading to unprecedented levels of station closures and a deterioration of members' work life balance. The clear need for full and proper station staffing has been further highlighted by recent serious assaults on station staff.

The Company responded, acknowledging some key issues which our Reps have raised including work life balance and the impact of more weekend working and extreme shifts; increased fatigue; increased station closures; the effect on other grades used to keep stations open.

The Union advised that many of these issues could be resolved by adding staff back into rosters; converting CSA2 roles into CSA1 roles; increasing the number of part time weekend CSAs and the Company has agreed to talks to explore these options with a view to positively addressing our concerns.

As a result, the National Executive Committee took the decision to SUSPEND THE OVERTIME AND REST DAY WORKING BAN which was due to commence from Thursday 1st June to allow these talks to take place.

The mass members meeting took place on 30th May and it was the clear wish of affected members that new dates for an overtime and rest day working ban are called for Stations and Revenue Grades. The Lead Officer has consulted with your Stations Functional Council Reps and this matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee which has taken the decision to instruct ALL LUL STATIONS & REVENUE GRADES:

  • Not to work any Overtime or Rest Day Working from 00:01 hours on Sunday 25th June 2023 to 23:59 hours Saturday 1st July 2023. 

These new dates allow two clear weeks of talks for LUL to engage positively with us over our demands to restore jobs, upgrade CSA2s and return weekend working to previous levels using additional part time CSAs. The Union remains ready to defend all our terms and conditions and I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.