Tube Lines strike ballot rains on Night Tube parade?

Submitted by Tubeworker on Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:15

Tube Lines engineering and maintenance workers have voted by over 85% for strikes, after LU refused to discuss ongoing pensions issues until after the launch of Night Tube.

Pensions is just one of a series of struggles Tube Lines workers currently face: there are also outstanding issues relating to pay, and Night Tube staffing levels.

The huge majority for strikes, and the even bigger one for action short of strikes, shows the strength of feeling on these issues.

Official Picc-et

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 24/03/2016 - 10:27

Not a train is running, and there is not a strike-breaker in sight on the Piccadilly line this morning. With RMT out on the whole line and ASLEF at Arnos Grove, it seems that Society members at Acton and Northfields don't want to be the jokers in the pack and have stayed away as well.

There would not be a clearer message to management that Picc drivers won't put up with being pushed around.

Strike For Your Future!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 29/01/2016 - 13:17

As London Underground prepares to impose “Fit for the Future” on three station groups from 7 February, and elsewhere from April, RMT has called a strike of all station staff from 21.00 on Saturday 6 February until 20.59 on Monday 8 February.

What we want

No member of station staff needs reminding what a nightmare “Fit for the Future” will be. We oppose the entire model, top to bottom. But even if we don’t force LU to abandon it, we can still win concessions. For example, we demand:

Strikes are on: build, and push for more!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Tue, 12/01/2016 - 08:53

Aslef, RMT, and Unite have named strikes for 26-27 January, 15-16 February, and 17-18 February. Each strike is for 24 hours, commencing on the evening of the first day and continuing until the following evening. TSSA's leadership is meeting tomorrow and may join the action.

These strikes are part of the ongoing dispute over pay, terms and conditions, and the "Night Tube" settlement. The company's offer, tabled in November, is pretty shoddy, for reasons we set out at the time.

Engineers: Vote Yes for Strikes!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 09/01/2016 - 18:53

Engineers in the RMT are currently taking part in two strike ballots, both concluding on 28 January.

TubeLines staff are being balloted for strikes over pay. Reps overwhelmingly rejected a settlement (which also covers proposed pay and terms conditions arrangements for the proposed "Night Tube") that was equivalent to the deal offered to LU staff, which unions have also rejected.

Station grades: Overtime ban back on from 3 January, prepare for strikes!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 26/12/2015 - 17:48

LU has indicated it may rush to impose new contracts on station staff, particularly in the areas where it wants to launch “Fit for the Future” first (King’s Cross, and the east end of the Central Line).

Tubeworker is pleased that this has stirred RMT to reinstating an overtime ban on stations from 3 January, and to contemplate renewing strike action.

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