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RMT announces strike against Tube Lines

RMT is to strike against Tube Lines.

18 April 2012

Tube Lines may have to engage in union bargaining, as the RMT has confirmed it will take strike action against the firm for 72 hours.

All members of the union have been told to stop working between April 24th at 16:00 BST and April 27th at 16:00.

This is to show support during a dispute relating to benefits and pensions, with the trade organisation calling for all Tube Lines staff to be permitted to join the pension scheme from Transport for London.

Furthermore, the company's workers should also receive identical travel concessions as personnel at London Underground, the RMT declared.

General secretary of the union Bob Crow remarked: "We have gone through all the negotiating channels but Tube Lines has refused to budge and have refused to engage in meaningful talks."

Tube Lines claims it has made the Piccadilly line 70 per cent more reliable than it used to be in 2003, while it boosted the capacity of every Jubilee line train by 17 per cent in 2005.

Posted by Ron Maverick

Source: RMT press release, April 17th

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