LUL Trains

News, reports and information for London Underground train drivers

 

Trains Grades Meeting

Train Grades is a monthly meeting for RMT London Underground driver activists. At the meeting Trains Functional Council (grade wide industrial), Tier 2 (grade wide health and safety) and local representatives give updates on current issues and answer questions. Local reps and activists also give reports, ask questions, get updates and become further involved in organising campaigns and activities.

Justice for Ezra

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Justice for Ezra

Attached is a leaflet outlining the injustice Bakerloo Train Operator Ezra Christian is facing at the hands of a management who have no sense of the human effect of their actions. Whilst management woefully disregard agreements and commitments in order to push for the toughest penalties, they should be in no doubt that the union will defend its members in every way possible.

Pic & Dic branch passes motion in support of terminated driver

DISMISSAL, DRIVER, ARNOS GROVE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

I advised you in a previous circular that our Finsbury Park Branch had submitted a resolution on the dismissal of our member calling for a ballot of our Cockfosters and Arnos Grove driver members (Ref: IR/465/19, 15th November 2019) to demand his reinstatement.

I can now advise you that our Piccadilly and District West Branch has submitted a similar resolution in defence of our member and calling on your National Executive Committee to also ballot driver members at Northfields and Acton Town depots.

Bakerloo Line drivers vote yes to strike action

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17th December 2019

TO ALL TRAIN OPERATORS ON THE BAKERLOO LINE

Dear Colleagues,

WORKING TIMETABLE 44/45 (WT44/45) TRAIN OPERATORS, BAKERLOO LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 105

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 84

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 80

Ballot to be arranged as tube bosses 'trash' service control agreements

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SERVICE CONTROL, OSBORNE HOUSE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note a meeting took place between the representatives and the Senior Assistant General Secretary; and that outstanding particulars of putting on a ballot for industrial action have been addressed through correspondence.

This union will not tolerate managers taking it upon themselves to trash agreed Machineries of Negotiations & Consultations or other agreements such as the Professional Service Control Agreement; and will defend them with all at our disposal.

RMT will enter dispute if LUL keep ignoring agreed machinery of negotiation

Subject: INTRODUCTION OF CBTC – METROPOLITAN LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the resolution from our Neasden Branch that the company have been ignoring our requests for meetings to resolve this issue and have instead been holding meetings with non-union representatives with staff in Train Operator, Service Control and Stations grades in contravention of the Machinery of Negotiations & Consultations and the Health & Safety Machinery.

RMT Upfront: Tube Drivers' News Pay Special

RMT Upfront is the newsletter for tube drivers from the RMT. In this special edition we look at what the company has offered for drivers in their so called 'full and final' pay and conditions offer, and why the RMT has come to the decision that a ballot for industrial action is now required to enable us to push for a better, fairer offer.

Victoria Line action suspended

 22nd November 2019

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my circular IR/465/19 15th November 2019, your NEC considered a recent report from the lead officer as well as correspondence from LUL received following discussions held under the auspices of ACAS. Having considered the current position the NEC decided that we should discuss the issues most recently raised by our negotiating team through the machinery and that we should also consolidate our already gained commitments from LUL.

Bakerloo line drivers to be balloted over serious concerns about timetable

WORKING TIMETABLE 44/45 (WT44/45) TRAIN OPERATORS, BAKERLOO LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Our Industrial and Health and Safety representatives on the Bakerloo line have been raising serious concerns over the implementation of Working Timetable WT44/45 which has been in place since May 2019. We firmly believe this timetable is failing and is causing undue stress on Train Operator members.