Health & Safety

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Breakdown Of Machinery Of Negotiation – Victoria Line Upgrade – Safety And Training Issues – London Underground Lul/14/1

Further to previous circulars on this issue we remain in dispute with London Underground and action short of a strike remains in place. Correspondence has been received from our Finsbury Park Branch which has now been considered by the General Grades Committee : -

PROTECTION OF STAFFING LEVELS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

The above matter has been considered again by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-

CHANGES TO CONTROL OVER STATION ACCESS – STATION SUPERVISORS – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Branches are advised that the above matter has been considered again by the General Grades Committee and has made the following decision:-

“We note the report from our Regional Organiser on the productive meeting held on this matter. We welcome the detailed plan drawn up by our representatives.

Management Of Charing Cross Flooding Came Close To Ending In Disaster

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded an urgent review of safety procedures and an assurance that crucial lessons have been learnt after an internal report into the flooding of Charing Cross station by water from the Trafalgar Square fountains two weeks ago revealed that the incident almost ended in disaster.

LU Job Cuts - Health and Safety Confidential Reporting Line

From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary:

Adverse Weather

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download this as a 2x A4 document:

RMT position regarding station staff sweeping and shovelling platforms clear of snow and Ice in adverse weather conditions.

Industrial Side.

It is not station staff’s job to undertake this duty.

It states in Rule Book 11 7.6 what the Station Supervisors responsibilities are when snow is forecast.

Safety Council Update - General and Olympics

Stations and Revenue Control Safety Council Staff side - General Update and Olympics Update - Sept 2011

General Update

Aftermath of Person under train incidents-storage of bodies

Safety report: Wheelchair ramps

[from the Stations and Revenue Safety Council]

A year away from the Olympics, Euston station fire raises transport staffing concerns

A YEAR away from the London Olympics tube union RMT has raised staffing concerns again following a fire alert incident at Euston station just over a week ago.

STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED - London Underground: Victimisation of Reps and Activists

TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND

Dear Colleagues,

I write to advise members that all strike action that was due to commence next week has been suspended following talks with the company. All RMT Train Operators and Instructor Operators are instructed to work normally. A summary of the agreement reached is as follows: -

STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED - London Underground: Victimisation of Reps and Activists

TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT LONDON UNDERGROUND

Dear Colleagues,

I write to advise members that all strike action that was due to commence next week has been suspended following talks with the company. All RMT Train Operators and Instructor Operators are instructed to work normally. A summary of the agreement reached is as follows: -

OSP Safety Review - An Update

The OSP safety review has made giant strides in the past few weeks. At the time of writing, all groups have completed their work, and all lines bar northern and central have had formal meetings with Local reps and Performance mangers. The responses from the performance managers are starting to come in.

Fire Safety and Station Staffing: Questions to the Mayor

Jennette Arnold, Labour member of the Greater London Assembly, asked the following questions to Mayor Boris Johnson in August 2010.

Underground safety (1)
Question No: 2735 / 2010
Jennette Arnold
Have the causes of the failure of the fire detection systems at Euston Station in July been investigated?

Answer from the Mayor

OSP Safety Review - Important Notice for all T1 Stations Safety Reps

Safety Review of OSP Rosters

After talks at ACAS on Friday 17Th December, Attended by myself and Pat O'Brien we have an agreement on the basic way forward for looking at the safety issues with the proposed new rosters under the OSP.

Local Roster Safety Validation

Official circular from Bob Crow

It has been brought to my attention that local station managers have been instructed to carry out risk assessments in order to facilitate LUL’s plans to slash staffing levels. Tier 1 Local Health and Safety representatives will be asked to take part in risk assessments even though discussions are taking place at a higher level through ACAS on the same safety issues. Local grievances have been raised against these cuts which include safety objections but management have failed to deal with these grievances so far.

Stress at Work: What the Law Says

Click here for a useful guide to what the law says about stress at work.

RMT demands investigation as Euston escalator fire exposes lethal consequences of axing tube station staff

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded a full external investigation into an escalator fire at Euston station four weeks ago where smoke detection systems failed and the station was only safely evacuated through the experience and vigilance of station-based staff. RMT have this morning referred the matter to the safety regulator the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

Could LU become a "Mugger's Paradise"? Mugging is just for starters.

We who work on London Underground know just how finely a line is daily trod between organised chaos and unbridled chaos in the functioning of the transport system.

We know of the potential dangers to which passengers are exposed daily in their use of the escalators and lifts, the platforms and stairwells.

We know also of the dangers that go unseen but which are still very real such as fires, the dangers which but for us and our vigilance might go unnoticed - I'm thinking here of the fraudsters who clone credit cards at POMs, and terrorism.

Refusal to Work on Safety Grounds During TubeLines Strike

Tube Lines workers are set to strike from 19:00hrs on Wednesday 23 June through to 18:59hrs Friday 25 June. Tube Lines are responsible for crucial maintenance and engineering roles from lifts and escalators to signals and track - primarily, though not solely on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Lines.

Importantly, Tube Lines are responsible for the Emergency Response Unit that covers the entire network and is fundamental to the safe running of London Underground. To ensure your own safety and that of others during the period of industrial action you are advised to approach your management prior to carrying out your duties for assurances that a safe system of work is in place.

Stations and Revenue Control Safety Council Report May 2010

1/ Fatigue Study.

This was commissioned by LUL after request by the ORR (Office of the Rail Regulator). This is going to be looking at getting better rosters to stop fatigue and the ill health effects of fatigue, and this will be ongoing throughout the company.

2/ Change Assurance Plans