12 January 2016
Our Ref: LUL/0001
12th January 2016
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND NIGHT RUNNING
As members will be aware, RMT suspended industrial action in September 2015 to allow discussions at ACAS to continue in respect of the above. However we also strenuously reiterated the fact that the dispute situation was NOT RESOLVED and that we would reinstate industrial action if and when necessary if our just demands on pay and night tube were not met. Throughout this dispute, RMT has continuously asked for the pay discussions to be separate from the night tube discussions but the Company has always rejected this position and all members were advised of the most recent offer made by LUL in a letter sent to you on 27th November 2015.
Your RMT negotiating team then returned to discussions with the Company to seek improvements to this offer and try to reach an agreement over night tube. Unfortunately it has now been reported that there has been a complete failure by LUL to work through the detail of implementing night tube.
This matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has noted the total breakdown of negotiations over the linked issues of pay and night tube, and taken the decision to call on all LUL Members (excl. Fleet) NOT TO BOOK ON for any shifts that commence between:-
• 21:00 hours on Tuesday 26th January 2016 and 20:59 hours on Wednesday 27th January 2016.
• 21:00 hours on Monday 15th February 2016 and 20:59 hours on Tuesday 16th February 2016.
• 21:00 hours on Wednesday 17th February 2016 and 20:59 hours on Thursday 18th February 2016.
As before, this action is in conjunction with members in other Unions. We remain available for talks and I will of course keep you advised of all further developments.
SUPPORT THE ACTION
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