Upfront H&S News May 2021

RMT Upfront H&S contains all the latest health and safety news for London Underground train drivers.

In this edition:

  • Management waking up to fatigue concerns

  • Bond Street CCTV trial creates more problems than it solves

  • Lateral Flow testing for Stock Training

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Mick Lynch elected RMT General Secretary

Transport union RMT confirmed today that Mick Lynch has been elected as the union's new General Secretary, succeeding Mick Cash.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

“I am greatly honoured to have been elected by the RMT’s members as General Secretary.

"I will maximise the unity of our great organisation, bringing together every sector and grade to build our union’s membership, influence and power. We will grow our union in every workplace as a strong and dynamic force.

RMT to strike on polling day on London Underground

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RMT to strike on polling day on London Underground over victimisation and sacking of trade union rep Gary Carney

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that it has called a strike on the Central Line on May 6th over the victimisation and sacking of long-standing activist Gary Carney.

Members have already delivered a solid yes vote for strike action in this dispute over the unjustified dismissal of Brother Carney, an RMT Representative who has twenty-years unblemished service with the company.

RMT appalled by way LUL has acted over Night Tube “grade consolidation” plan

Dear Colleagues

RMT is appalled by the way London Underground has acted over Night Tube “grade consolidation”. Instead of accommodating those NT drivers who want to go full time, they attempt to do away with the grade completely and impose Night Tube shifts on the TO21 drivers.

London Underground management have told us that they are desperate for drivers. Night Tube drivers are fully trained up and many of them are eager to begin a full-time role. The solution therefore is simple: those Night Tube drivers who want to be full time should be promote as a matter of urgency.

RMT Upfront April 2021: make NT drivers full time

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Shortly after the Covid crisis started the RMT recognised that some changes to working practices would be inevitable.

The national union made it clear to the Government, London Underground and the train operating companies that although we would work with them, any variation to agreements would need to be time-limited to the period of the pandemic.

London Transport Region - RMT mass meeting

23rd April 2021

Dear colleagues

London Transport Region - RMT mass meeting, Monday 26th April at 5pm

With reference to the above, a meeting will be taking place via Zoom. The meeting will be covering:

  • No Job losses
  • Defend the TfL pension
  • No deterioration in conditions

You've helped keep the tube moving throughout the Covid pandemic and the Union believes you should not accept your job, terms or pension being sacrificed to pay for the economic costs of Covid.

Speakers to include:

Ballot success at Queens Park

JOB CUTS, TRAIN OPERATORS, QUEENS PARK DEPOT - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)

I write further to my previous Circular (IR/128/21, 31st March 2021), concerning the above matter. The ballot has concluded, and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Strike dates announced; ballot results show depth of anger towards unwarranted dismissal of Brother Carney

23rd April 2021

Dear Colleagues,

DISMISSAL, GARY CARNEY, TRAIN OPERATOR - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

I write further to my previous Circular (IR/128/21, 31st March 2021), concerning the above matter. The ballot has concluded, and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take strike action?