Following Holland Park Incident, RMT Tells Tube Bosses Guarantee To Retain Staff Or We Are In Dispute

We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd regarding inner inter-car barriers. We also note the appalling incident at Holland Park station during the Notting Hill Carnival, during which distressed passengers escaped from the train by breaking through these barriers.

This incident - together with others, including the escape of a boy from a train in Queens Park depot on the Bakerloo line - completely discredit LUL's claim that these barriers prevent passengers escaping from trains when the doors are closed.

These barriers should be de-commissioned immediately, and an enquiry conducted into how LUL came to spend public money on equipment that is clearly not fit for its purpose.

"Crucially, these incidents reaffirm the importance of adequate staffing on stations"

Crucially, these incidents reaffirm the importance of adequate staffing on stations. We instruct the General Secretary to urgently seek assurance from LUL that it has abandoned all plans to remove detrainment staff from the Central line (or any other line) and all plans to reduce the number of staff on its stations. Should LUL fail to provide these assurances, this union will be in dispute with the company.

We further instruct the General Secretary to seek maximum publicity for this incident and for this union's stance.

Reports and developments are to be placed in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council, branches and London Underground representatives to be advised.

This is the video of the incident at Holland Park

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