EXCESSIVE TRACK NOISE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Our Ref HSR/2/2

26th September 2019

TO ALL LONDON UNDERGROUND DRIVERS ON THE JUBILEE, CENTRAL, VICTORIA AND NORTHERN LINES

RMT CALLS INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE

Dear Colleagues,

EXCESSIVE TRACK NOISE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Members are congratulated for the massive 96.4% vote for action over the excessive level of track noise at a number of locations across the LUL network. The issue of high track noise has been a concern for at least the last 18 months and has been generating high levels of discomfort, stress and anxiety, as well as potentially affecting train operator’s hearing.

Following the ballot result your union met with London Underground and received a letter from the company outlining their approach to the issue. Unfortunately the remedial actions proposed by London Underground do not go far enough to mitigate the harm to our members and the travelling public. As a result of LUL’s total failure to adequately address this issue, the NEC has decided to call members to take industrial action as outlined below: -

All Driver members on the Jubilee, Central, Victoria and Northern Lines are instructed to take continuous industrial action short of a strike with effect from 00.01 hours Thursday 10th October 2019: -

• When in Pandrol Vanguard areas you are instructed to drive trains in manual mode at an appropriate reduced speed to mitigate the creation of excessive noise and to alleviate the distraction, discomfort and anxiety caused in the affected areas. A list of these locations which we have identified is below:

Line

Location From

Location to

Direction

Central

Holland Park

Shepherds Bush

WB

Central

Holland Park

Notting Hill Gate

EB

Central

Holland Park

Notting Hill Gate

EB

Central

Leytonstone

Wanstead

Inner

Central

Liverpool Street

Bethnal Green

EB

Central

Tottenham Court Road

Holborn

EB

Central

Wanstead

Leytonstone

Outer

Central

Wanstead

Leytonstone

Outer

Jubilee

Baker Street

St John's Wood

NB

Jubilee

Green Park

Bond Street

NB

Jubilee

St John's Wood

Baker Street

SB

Northern

Camden Town

Euston

SB Fast

Northern

Camden Town

Kentish Town

NB

Northern

Camden Town

Euston

SB Fast

Northern

Euston

Camden Town

NB Fast

Northern

Euston

Camden Town

NB Fast

Northern

Kentish Town

Tufnell Park

NB

Northern

Kentish Town

Camden Town

SB

Northern

South Wimbledon

Morden

SB

Northern

South Wimbledon

Colliers Wood

NB

Victoria

Euston

King's Cross

NB

Victoria

King's Cross

Euston

SB

Victoria

Oxford Circus

Warren Street

NB

Victoria

Oxford Circus

Green Park

SB

Victoria

Pimlico

Victoria

NB

Victoria

Stockwell

Vauxhall

NB

Victoria

Vauxhall

Stockwell

SB

 

Please note this instruction and show your solidarity by acting in accordance with it. I urge you and your colleagues to stand united and protect both your own and the travelling public’s health and safety by fully supporting the industrial action called by your union.

SUPPORT THE ACTION
UNITY IS STRENGTH


Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary