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 : -

“We note the request from our Finsbury Park branch, suggesting a joint campaign with ASLEF against the introduction of Automatic Door Opening on the Victoria Line, believing this to be a major component of London Underground’s preparation for the introduction of ‘driverless trains’. We accordingly instruct the General Secretary to contact ASLEF seeking a joint campaign on this issue.

We also encourage our Finsbury Park branch and trains representatives to pursue this with ASLEF at a company and local level.

Any response from ASLEF or other developments to be placed in front of us. London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.”

I shall update branches on further developments.