Engineering and fleet

Transfer Talk

Over 1,500 workers face being shuffled around like pieces on a chessboard from 30 April, as LU proposes to transfer the employment of all workers involved in engineering, major projects, change delivery and PMO activity to Transport for London.

The relationship between TfL and its subsidiary...

Action on Fleet

Following their vote for industrial action (which we reported on here), RMT members on Fleet began a campaign of industrial action on 7 March, effectively a form of work-to-rule.

The action includes:

  • Not working any overtime or attend training courses outside of normal working hours
  • Not...
  • Brakes Not Working? We're Not Driving

    Action today by Piccadilly line drivers has forced management to ensure the safety of the fleet.

    Drivers have been telling the line's management for ages that there is a problem with the brakes. But while LUL was denying it - preferring instead to blame 'driver incompetence' - Tube Lines decided...

    Derailed

    Yesterday morning saw the Central line service up the wall after an engineering train derailed as it crossed the points on the way into a siding at White City around the time of start of traffic.

    Over-stretched and short-handed station staff - still not feeling the full benefit of their recent...

    Solid ETO Action Brings Win Closer

    As Engineering Train Operators remain solid in their dispute with Tube Lines, union negotiators are close to reaching a satisfactory settlement. While the 6.3% pay rise has been agreed, management want to hold half of it back until after productivity improvements have been put in place.

    Some of...

    ETO Strike Solid

    Engineering Train Operators are out on strike this weekend after management introduced job cuts into talks about restructuring and pay - and further action is planned.

    For around nine months, talks have been taking place between Tube Lines, RMT and ASLEF about new Engineering Train Operator...

    Broken Rails

    Victoria line rails broke clean through twice in the space of three days last week. Given that this usually happens only once a month across the whole network, you'd think it would set the alarm bells ringing.

    It has certainly set management's excuse-mongering machine rolling.

    While telling us...

    Tube Lines pay and pensions win

    Tube Lines staff have won their long fight for pensions and pay parity with other LU workers. A long-running union campaign has secured equal access to the TfL Pension Fund for all existing and future Tube Lines staff, as well as a pay uplift at the same level secured across the rest of LU.

    The...

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