PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT ENGINEER TRAIN DRIVERS – TUBE LINES AP JNP

Our Ref: LUL/10/2

26th January 2017

Dear Colleagues,

PAY PARITY, TRANSPLANT ENGINEER TRAIN DRIVERS – TUBE LINES AP JNP

As members will recall, the previous strike action was suspended to allow a working party to examine a draft proposed ETO Re-Grading Initiative and seek to reach agreement over the finer details. These discussions continued up until last week when talks unfortunately collapsed at the final hurdle. Despite the best efforts of your negotiating team, management seem intent on multi-skilling the ETO Grade rather than accepting any alternative solutions proposed by RMT which would still meet needs of the business without undermining any other grades.

The National Executive Committee has considered a report from your negotiating team and taken the decision to call on members to take strike action by NOT BOOKING ON FOR ANY SHIFTS that commence between:-

•    05:59 hours on Friday 3rd February until 05:59 hours on Sunday 5th February 2017
•    05:59 hours on Friday 10th March until 05:59 hours on Sunday 12th March 2017

Members are also instructed to take ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE between:-

•    06:00 hours on Sunday 5th February and 05:50 hours on Friday 10th March 2017
•    06:00 hours on Sunday 12th March 2017 until further notice.

This action consists of:-

•    Taking your meal breaks as per existing agreements and law
•    Not exceeding maximum driving times
•    Not volunteering for additional B2F Trains
•    Not working overtime through extending shifts
•    Not training non-driving or Assist Grades to drive
•    Not driving trains, except on lines, depots and sidings unless you have a full working knowledge of the area concerned, understand the meaning of all signals and are competent and appropriately licensed

I urge you all to stand firm together and support the above action, which is in conjunction with your colleagues in ASLE&F. As always, RMT remains available for further talks and I will keep you advised of al further developments.

SUPPORT THE ACTION – UNITY IS STRENGTH

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary