Central line industrial action proceeding as planned
The RMT have announced that they are suspending the 24 hour strike planned for the Piccadilly line this Wednesday (7 November).
The industrial action by tube drivers due to start at noon was called off after ‘sufficient progress’ was made in talks.
Action in a separate dispute on the Central Line, starting at midnight goes ahead as planned. The Waterloo and City line will also be hit by industrial action.
TfL says we can expect the Central and Waterloo & City lines will have very limited or no service throughout the day on Wednesday 7 November, with normal services resuming the next day.
Other TfL services will run as normal, but will be busy. Roads will be busier than usual.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said, “I want to pay tribute to RMT members on the Piccadilly Line whose solidarity and resilience has been the decisive factor in forcing London Underground back to the negotiating table where sufficient progress has been made to allow the scheduled action tomorrow to be suspended.”
The RMT has confirmed 24 hours of strike action on London Underground’s Central Line goes ahead as planned from midnight over what they describe as ‘a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse of agreed procedures and the victimisation of a trade union member’.
Mick Cash said, “The union is angry and frustrated that the management side have squandered a golden opportunity to resolve the issues at the heart of the dispute through the talks process. As a result of that management side failure the action goes ahead as planned”.
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November 6, 2018