RMT in strike negotiations
Rail union meets Tube Lines to discuss possible tube and DLR strikes
RMT is negotiating with Tube Lines to prevent possible strike
action on London's travel network.
Staff at underground maintenance firm Tube Lines plan to strike
for 48 hours over jobs while DLR workers will begin their own
industrial action over pay for 72-hours on Wednesday.
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "It is clear that if we
cannot reach agreement over the Tube Lines dispute around jobs, pay
and conditions that it will have a major impact and that there's a
real danger that Tube officials will take serious risks with safety
to try and run trains."
Tube Lines employees are due to begin their two day walkout from
7pm on Wednesday evening in a dispute over jobs, pay and
DLR workers are currently in disagreement with Serco Docklands
over pay and could form picket lines from 4am on Wednesday
Transport for London has previously stated that the dispute was
only between Tube Lines and RMT, while London Mayor Boris Johnson
also refused to meet union officials.