BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE

TO ALL CENTRAL LINE DRIVER MEMBERS: Hainault, Leytonstone, Loughton, West Ruislip & White City Traincrew Depots

 

Our Ref: LUL/14/2

 

4th March 2019

 

Dear Colleague,

 

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, CENTRAL LINE

LONDON UNDERGROUND

 

Following the solidly supported strike action taken by all Central Line Drivers in November last year, you will recall that the further action scheduled in December was suspended as a result of progress made in talks at ACAS. Due to changes to balloting legislation in the 2016 Trade Union Act, this ballot mandate will expire on Tuesday 9th April 2019 but the previous dispute remains unresolved and other issues are now also in dispute.

 

As a result of the above, the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to conduct a fresh ballot of all Central Line Train Operators, Night Tube Train Operators and Instructor Operators for strike action and action short of a strike. The issues which now form this dispute are: insufficient driver numbers/chronic understaffing; imposed rosters; undue pressure and bullying of Drivers from Service Control management; obstruction of our representatives’ trade union duties; misuse of the attendance at work and disciplinary policies; inadequate welfare facilities and breaches of local agreements.

 

The ballot papers will be posted to you and your colleagues on Monday 11th March 2019 and the closing date for the ballot is Tuesday 26th March 2019. Please vote as soon as you receive your ballot paper and return it in the freepost envelope provided.

 

If you do not receive your voting paper, or know of a colleague who has not received it, please call the freephone helpline on 0800 376 3706, RMT Head Office on 0207 387 4771 to ask for the Industrial Relations Department or e-mail info@rmt.org.uk to request a replacement.

 

MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR VOTE

VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION &

‘YES’ FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary