Our Ref: LUL/14/2
24th October 2018
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS
CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND
Further to previous correspondence, all Central Line Driver members are congratulated for the solid yes vote for both strike action and action short of a strike in this dispute. Following consultation with members, the National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to call on all Train Operators and Instructor Operators at Hainault, Leytonstone, Loughton, West Ruislip & White City Traincrew Depots to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-
• 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Wednesday 7th November 2018.
As you know, the issues which form this dispute are: breaches of your local agreements; undue pressure on Drivers from Service Control management who routinely treat Driver members with contempt for adhering to the framework agreements – a review of communications and service recovery was promised two years ago but has never materlialised; obstruction of your representatives’ trade union duties by refusing release requests and meeting requests; misuse of the attendance at work policy with reports of management harassing members who are fit and at work and raising historic issues; inadequate welfare facilities, especially for Night Tube Drivers.
The Union remains available for talks with the Company and I will of course keep you advised of all further developments.
STAND FIRM TOGETHER – SUPPORT THE STRIKE
UNITY IS STRENGTH