TO ALL CENTRAL LINE DRIVER MEMBERS
Our Ref: LUL/14/2
29th August 2019
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS
CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND
STRIKE ACTION CANCELLED
As you are aware, your RMT negotiating team has held a series of talks with the Company at ACAS and following the latest developments the National Executive Committee has accepted the revised resolution proposals from the Company and taken the decision to SUSPEND THE STRIKE ACTION called for Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th September. All members are therefore instructed to book on and work as normal. The upcoming re-ballot, to keep the mandate live, has also been cancelled.
Your RMT negotiating team unanimously decided that the latest proposals represent a significant shift in the Company’s previous position and address a number of the core elements of this dispute. LU has committed to increase Train Operator levels on the line, review the application of the Attendance At Work Policy and address a number of other Health & Safety matters.
I will be closely monitoring future industrial relations on the Central Line but in the meantime, all members and your Reps are congratulated for reaching this position and seeing these issues resolved.