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Central Line RMT reps secures drivers above 'minimum numbers agreement'

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the meeting with Drivers Local and Functional Representatives took place, and that it was reported that:

  • An extra 20 surplus requirements positions have been allocated to ease staffing issues.
  • A guarantee of a minimum 15 extra surplus requirements positions to the 2009 agreement will be maintained by the company.

It was reported that progress made at talks is taking a while to filter down due to resistance from local management.

Victoria Line dispute discussions continue

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the meeting with Drivers Local and Functional Representatives took place, and that discussions are ongoing with local meetings with the company.

It was agreed that members of the Trains Functional Council will also continue to address this matter with the company, and report on progress to the Lead Officer in
early October.

We instruct the General Secretary to place an updated report in front of this NEC.

Urgent meeting called over 'unacceptable' track conditions

That we note the resolution from our Central Line West Branch regarding the unacceptable track conditions and the failure of management to address these reported unsafe matters.

We instruct the General Secretary to arrange an urgent meeting of all our Central Line Driver H&S Representatives from both branches, Trains Safety Council, the Lead Officer, Senior Assistant General Secretary and members of the NEC.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Central Line East & West Branches and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

96.4% ‘yes’ ballot result in excessive track noise dispute

That we note the strong 96.4% ‘yes’ ballot result for Action Short of a Strike our members have returned in this dispute, and congratulate our members, branches, reps and Lead Officer.
We also note a meeting with the company took place last week which went well; and that we are waiting for a letter from London Underground setting out resolutions to the matter of excessive rail noise following that meeting.

'Excessive Track Noise' dispute returns a big yes vote

10th September 2019
Dear Colleague,

EXCESSIVE TRACK NOISE - LONDON UNDERGROUND

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

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot: 748

Number of votes cast in the ballot: 385

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 371

Excessive track noise ballot: time is running out to vote YES

Danger noise hazard sign
  • Please download the attached poster and display it in your depot on the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria Lines.

Ballot papers have arrived. All members should vote YES for action short of strike, now. Time is running out; the ballot closes on September 10th so if you haven’t already posted your ballot paper please do it today.

The RMT have been forced to escalate this action due to LU offering insufficient mitigation to the problem.