17 October 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT declares a dispute over Night Tube Drivers denied career progression
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed this morning that it has declared a dispute with London Underground over the failure of the company to honour an agreement on career progression into full-time jobs for night tube drivers. RMT has begun preparations for a ballot of members for industrial action.
At a recent meeting with London Underground the RMT lead officer raised the issue of night tube train operators being denied transfer to train operator positions in breach of the agreement previously reached with the company.
Despite repeated assurances that the agreed correct approach would be applied, allowing the transfers to take place, it has become clear that night tube train operators are still being unfairly denied transfers and are suffering a severe financial detriment as a result.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Staff are rightly angry and frustrated that an agreement that would have allowed night tube drivers to progress to full time driver jobs is being flouted by the company. That is wholly unacceptable and has left RMT with no alternative but to declare a dispute and begin preparations for a ballot.
“RMT remains available for talks but we will not sit back while our members are denied the career opportunities they deserve.”