Yesterday (Dec 2nd) your ASLEF reps met with management regarding our dispute on WTT45/46.
The recast promised at the last meeting to start in May 2020 has now been brought forward to March. Although not ideal,this brings it forward by two months. The proposal from your ASLEF reps to increase stepping back at Elephant & Castle from 2 to 3 trains will now be given some serious thought to be included in WTT46.
At the last meeting, ASLEF requested an amnesty for drivers who have safety related incidents and carry out the correct procedure. While managment are not keen on the word amnesty, ASLEF made clear that as long as the wording reflects and ensures that no driver loses their job as a consequence of WTT 44/45 we are not hung up on the word. Management will write to us within seven days to formally reply to ASLEF's request.
Management were reminded of our members feelings and that we are still in dispute as this does not go far enough as it stands.