Night Tube

News and updates on LU's plan to scrap the Night Tube grade.


Night Tube crisis looms on Piccadilly Line

TUBE UNION RMT warned today that the Night Tube on the Piccadilly line is in crisis with a serious lack of trained train operators available to run the service.

RMT has been informed that the amount of drivers available to run the Mayor’s flagship Night Tube service on the Piccadilly Line is now so low that last weekend saw only 7 trains running instead of the normal 22 – a near reduction of 70%. The union understands that the situation could continue until Christmas.

Newsnight: News and information for Night Tube staff, May 2017

Newsnight is the newsletter for Night Tube workers.

In this edition:
- London Bridge 3 ballot - vote yes
- Night Tube drivers win
- Working Nights? Know your rights!
- New station staff Jobs - what's in in for us?

Please download and distribute the attached newsletter in your workplace, or share it online with your colleagues.

Drivers' union RMT wins again for Night Tube train ops

RMT announces victory for justice over Night Tube drivers’ career progression.

TUBE UNION RMT has called off strike action and heralded a victory for justice for Night Tube drivers as LUL agreed to end the practice of preventing them from moving into vacant full-time positions for a period of at least 18 months. All other staff, including part-time Night Tube Station Staff had been eligible to apply, but Night Tube Train Operators were not.

96% yes vote for RMT Night tube drivers' industrial action

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that Night Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike over a block on career progression which has been imposed by London Underground.

Members voted by over 96% for strike action and by over 98% for action short of a strike.

The results of the ballot will now be considered by RMT’s executive committee who will decide the next course of action.

Update on today's Night Tube dispute meeting

Constructive and good natured talks took place this morning at Baker Street between LUL and the Movement's committee over Night Tube Driver's going Full Time.

We provided a number of constructive suggestions to the Director and his colleagues to slove the dispute including nominations being called by date of nomination order and additionally we looked at ways Night Tube Driver's could be called before 18 month's.

Night Tube drivers - check your depot nominations

At the last Movements Committee meeting on Thursday 2nd March, Operations Resourcing said that they believed around 175 of the 206 Night Tube Drivers had now nominated Full-Time Depot positions. 

It's important that every Night Tube Train Operator checks with their AG1 or Local Management team to ensure that if they have nominated a Depot their name is on the correct waiting list.

Ballot of Night Tube drivers commences


Further to my previous Circular (IR/65/17, 15th February 2017), I can now advise that ballot papers will be posted to all Night Tube Train Operators on Friday 24th February and the closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 14th March 2017. If any Night Tube Train Operator does not receive their ballot paper please ask them to call the Freephone helpline number on 0800 376 3706 so a replacement can be sent.

RMT goes into dispute over discriminatory treatment of Night Tube drivers

The following resolution was recently received from the London Transport Regional Council:-
“This Union deplores the decision of LUL to prevent NT Drivers (TO23) from moving to full-time (TO21) positions for a period of at least 18 months. TO21 jobs are currently being advertised internally, all other staff including part-time NT Station Staff are eligible to apply, but NT Drivers are not.