Tube strike: RMT calls 24-hour walk out on December 4
09:05 28 November 2013
Piccadilly line workers are to strike for 24 hours next week in a row over agreements being “ripped up”, with the union responsible threatening longer action in future if the dispute is not resolved.
Members of the RMT will walk out from noon on December 4, and a 48-hour strike is on the cards if the row continues.
General secretary Bob Crow said: “The overwhelming 88 per cent vote in favour of strike action can leave management in no doubt that the union is not prepared to accept the continuing abuse of individual drivers and negotiated agreements on the Piccadilly Line.”
Piccadilly line manager for London Underground Tony Matthews said: “The RMT’s decision to call for a strike is completely unnecessary.
“We met with them earlier this week to talk through the unrelated local issues they have raised, all of which have either been or are being addressed.
“At this very productive meeting we gave our assurances to continue towards resolving these matters.”
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