STATION STAFFING & SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS, POST-IMPLEMENTATION OF FIT FOR THE FUTURE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Our Ref: LUL/14/5
22nd December 2016

Dear Colleague,

STRIKE ACTION CALLED ON 8TH and 9th JANUARY!

STATION STAFFING & SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS, POST-IMPLEMENTATION OF FIT FOR THE FUTURE – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Further to previous correspondence I want to congratulate members for the solid overtime and rest day working ban that has been in place since Wednesday 23rd November. This has left LU with a shortage of cover to fill the gaps left by their slashing staffing levels to the bone. The Fit for the Future – Stations programme is simply not fit for purpose and stations are being chronically understaffed. The solid action being taken by members continues to highlight this unacceptable situation.

A meeting was held this week with your representatives to discuss this matter and the National Executive Committee has decided to call all station and revenue members to take further industrial action which is outlined below: -

Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between: -

•    1800 hours on Sunday 8th January 2017 and 1759 hours Monday 9th January 2017

The current overtime and rest day ban, non-familiarisation and non rostering of overtime ban is suspended only for the duration of the strike. This action restarts as below: -

•    With effect from 1800 hours on Monday 9th January 2017, until further notice, members are instructed not to work any overtime or rest days.

•    With effect from 1800 hours on Monday 9th January 2017, until further notice, all members are instructed not to train or familiarise any staff who would not normally work at or be rostered to work at your station.

•    With effect from 1800 hours on Monday 9th January 2017 until further notice, Customer Service Manager members are instructed not to authorise any overtime and not to seek to cover any duty through the use of overtime.

I urge you all to support this action to demand that management give their attention to resolving the issues at the heart of this dispute and reversing the disastrous cuts to staffing levels. We continue to impress on London Underground that the only way to resolve these issues is to have enough fully-qualified staff on all stations at all times, without having to rely on overtime and rest day working. The ticket office closure programme must also be reversed immediately.

I will of course keep you advised of all developments.

SUPPORT THE ACTION
UNITY IS STRENGTH

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary