POST-AGREEMENT JOINT INITIATIVES FOR TRAIN OPERATORS LONDON UNDERGROUND
Our Ref: LUL/0004
1st September 2017
POST-AGREEMENT JOINT INITIATIVES FOR TRAIN OPERATORS
As members may recall, the 2015 LUL pay settlement included post-agreement joint initiatives aimed at achieving a better work life balance for Train Operators and since this time, your RMT Lead Officer and Reps have been involved in discussions over implementation of these commitments. However, these talks have not resulted in sufficient progress and the Lead Officer recently reported concerns that aspects of the settlement remain unresolved.
This matter was then considered by the National Executive Committee, which noted the report and the current unacceptable proposals which if introduced, could lead to fatigue and potentially to mistakes being made. As a result, the NEC took the decision to declare a dispute situation with the Company over its failure to adhere to the commitments made towards a better work life balance for LUL Train Staff.
As always, we remained available for talks at ACAS and the first round of talks took place last week. A subsequent letter received from the Company regarding progress made seems somewhat exaggerated and makes claims about concessions that were not made in the ACAS meeting.
Further talks are due to take place next week and I will keep you advised of all further developments.