Disputes

TubeLines Workers Vote For Action

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 04/26/2008 - 09:52

RMT's strike ballot on TubeLines has come back with a whopping mandate for action: 266-42 (85%) for strikes, 289-24 (92%) for action short of strikes.

RMT is still thinking about what action to call, and given the recent experience of Metronet workers, it is vital that the strike committee asserts itself.

Acton Town Drivers To Ballot For Strikes

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 07:12

Drivers at Bollo House (Acton Town) have had enough of the management regime in their depot and have asked RMT to ballot them for strike action.

The problems have been going on for some time now, and drivers' patience is exhausted. Management have clamped down on sickness and SPADs, and while disciplinaries used to be an annual event, they are now dished out like confetti.

Infracos Beware

Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 04/16/2008 - 21:08

Metronet and TubeLines workers' strike committee met last night to co-ordinate their action across the entire network. Leading London Underground union activists were also on hand to give solidarity and support for the coming strikes and promised to refuse to work if they were under imminent danger. Hehehe.

"The bosses are looking for a war to crush the RMT", it was reported - "Well, they can have one then." It was reported that TfL have brought their own people into Metronet to stir up trouble with the union.

TubeLines Ballot For Allowances

Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 09:14

It's two years since the last pay deal on TubeLines. That deal included a commitment to negotiate the payment of allowances to workers undertaking Protection Master and Site Person In Charge duties.

Two years of tedious waffle later, the company still reckons £600 quid will do, while RMT rightly insists on something more like £1,500.

The union is balloting TubeLines members for industrial action. Everyone should vote yes, and any resultant action should be organised to complement other action on the Underground as far as possible.

Looking Into It

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sun, 10/01/2006 - 18:53

Just to update readers on the situation on Canary Wharf group. You'll remember an RMT industrial action ballot over the bullying behaviour of local management, who had upset just about everyone, especially the bloke they sacked for being sick for a couple of months.

Well, faced with this rebellion amongst the staff, LUL reinstated the man they had sacked. The company has also brought in consultants to investigate the state of industrial relations on the group, with RMT presenting them with a list of 30+ complaints to be getting on with.

Trouble At The Wharf

Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 12:15

Staff on the Canary Wharf group have had enough of the GSM's abuse of staff. The GSM's actions affect all grades, races and genders. Everyone thinks he is a bully, and enough is enough.

RMT members have asked the union to sanction a ballot both for strikes and for action short of strikes, and we should know by tomorrow what the National Executive plans to do.

And TSSA? If it doesn't organise action, its members should sign up to the RMT for the duration of this dispute at least.

Saturday Night's Not Alright

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sun, 08/06/2006 - 12:10

Management want to impose a vastly anti-social roster for fleet staff at Northfields, making them work on Saturday nights when they have not done before. Social life?! Humbug!

After months of negotiation, RMT and TubeLines reached a stalemate. So management bypassed the local rep and union head office and announced that they would impose the roster. Every member of staff has signed a petition opposing this, and workers are asking the union to call strike action.

So stand by for the ballot - which could be called by the Executive on the 10th - and vote Yes!