TO: ALL VICTORIA LINE TRAIN OPERATOR, INSTRUCTOR OPERATOR AND NIGHT TUBE TRAIN OPERATOR RMT MEMBERS
Our Ref: LUL/14/2
13 November 2019
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS
VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND
You will recall that, following a unanimous vote in favour of taking strike action by you and your colleagues in the ballot concluded back in July 2019, strike action had been scheduled. This action was suspended as a result of progress made during discussions held under the auspices of conciliation service Acas.
However, I am very disappointed to inform you that, despite an agreement reached at the conclusion of the Acas talks, management have since reneged on their commitment and RMT members continue to face London Underground’s inability to manage its own lower echelons of management and keep its house in order. The appalling treatment of our members on the Victoria Line is completely unacceptable, particularly as the deal reached at Acas resulted in industrial action being suspended.
As a result of the above and following discussions with your representatives, your National Executive Committee has declared industrial action in order to focus management’s minds to resolve this dispute. You are instructed not to book on for shifts which commence between:
22.00 hours on Wednesday 27th November 2019 and 22.00 hours on Thursday 28th November 2019
I have, of course, informed London Underground that your union remains available for talks to resolve this matter, but such talks have to be genuine, honest and held with reciprocated trust. Your representatives cannot continue to be treated with contempt by a management that says it has reached an agreement only for them to rip up such agreements when the talks have concluded.
STAND FIRM TOGETHER – SUPPORT THE STRIKE
UNITY IS STRENGTH