Central Line Strike Called On Same Day As Piccadilly Line Action

RMT accuse management of victimising trade union member

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The RMT has called a 24 hour strike on the Central line on the same day as industrial action already planned for the Piccadilly line.

Both lines as well as the Waterloo and City line will be hit by the dispute on 7 November if the strikes proceed.

The RMT say there has been a ‘comprehensive breakdown’ in relations with management who they accuse of a failure to employ enough drivers, abuse of agreed procedures and the victimisation of a trade union member.

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RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said, “Industrial relations along the Central Line have been at breaking point for some time now and the failure of the management to address the issues, and a conscious decision to up the ante by attempting to single out and pick off individual members of staff, has tipped the situation over the edge and has led to the announcement of strike action today.

“There is a growing culture on London Underground that revolves around refusing to employ enough drivers, bullying staff and expecting our members to pick up the pieces when the service breaks down. RMT members on the Central Line have made it clear that they have had enough and are prepared to stand up and fight for workplace respect and justice.

“Tube bosses are well aware of the level of anger on the job and it’s down to the them to take the situation seriously and engage in genuine talks around reaching a solution to the current disputes.”

There was a strike on the Central line on 5 October called by the ASLEF union.

For further information, visit TfL's page on the Tube Strike here.

October 24, 2018

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