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

TO ALL VICTORIA LINE DRIVER MEMBERS

 

Our Ref: LUL/14/2

 

15th August 2019

 

Dear Colleague,

 

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS

VICTORIA LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

 

Following the unanimous ‘YES’ vote for strike action returned by Victoria Line members last month, your Lead Officer and negotiating team have held several meetings with the Company at ACAS. Regrettably, there was little progress made on the issues affecting you and your colleagues and the consensus from your Lead Officer and negotiating team was that strike action should be called.

 

The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to call on all Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators and Instructor Operators at Brixton and Seven Sisters Traincrew Depots to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-

 

  • 20:00 hours on Thursday 29th August 2019 to 20:00 hours on Friday 30th August 2019.

 

As you know, the issues which form this dispute are: breaches of the attendance at work procedure; unlawful deduction of wages; attempts to derecognise the SSTO grade; breaches of the framework agreement; unacceptable noise levels and undue pressure and bullying from Service Control management.

 

The Union remains available for genuine and meaningful 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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary