14 April 2016
Our Ref: LUL/14/2
14th April 2016
Breakdown in Industrial Relations, Train Operators, Piccadilly Line – London Underground
Further to previous correspondence, members are congratulated for standing firm together against threats from an overly aggressive management team. Since the solidly supported strike action at the end of March, LU agreed to meet at conciliation service ACAS and constructive discussions with LUL Directors and your RMT negotiating team took place on Friday 8th April.
These talks led to an offer, which has now been confirmed in writing, of a review of industrial relations on the Piccadilly Line to be led by an ACAS nominated representative, on the basis that it will lead to a binding dispute resolution agreement. The Company has also agreed to ‘stay’ the disciplinary procedures against members over booking on at Oakwood and hold a Director’s review over Sister O’Loughlin.
The above represents good progress from management over these issues and your Lead Officer has recommended that the strike action due to take place from Tuesday 19th April is pushed back to allow more time to hopefully come to a firm dispute resolution agreement. This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has noted the reports on file and taken the decision to CANCEL THE PLANNED STRIKE ACTION on Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd April 2016. Instead, affected members are now instructed NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-
• 12:00 hours on Tuesday 26th April 2016 and 11:59 hours on Wednesday 27th April 2016.
• 12:00 hours on Thursday 28th April and 11:59 hours on Friday 29th April 2016.
The review and further discussions are now underway and I will keep you advised of all further developments.