10/24/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/24/2018 06:40
RMT announces 24 hours of strike action on Central Line over breakdown in industrial relations and abuse of procedures
Tube union RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action on London Underground's Central Line over 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.
As a result of a total management failure to address the issues RMT has announced the following drivers' action:
Not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-
• 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Wednesday 7th November 2018
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.'