Search

Tube talks break down

PUBLISHED: 15:57 02 September 2010

Underground logo

Underground logo

Archant

Talks to try and avert next week’s planned tube strikes have collapsed.

Talks to try and avert next week’s planned tube strikes have collapsed.

Officials from rail unions and Transport for London walked out of talks after just three hours.

The Rail Maritime and Transport union said around 200 maintenance workers employed by Alstom-Metro at depots on the Jubilee and Northern lines will stage four 24-hour walkouts from the evening of September 5 in a row over pay and conditions.

The strikes will start at 7pm on September 5, with further action scheduled for the same time on October 2, November 1, and November 27.

An indefinite overtime ban will also begin on September 5 after a vote in favour of action by union members. The action will take place a day before strikes by up to 10,000 members of the RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA), who will walk out for 24 hours from 5pm on September 6.

The action will include an indefinite overtime ban from September 6, following votes in favour of strikes over plans to cut 800 jobs among station staff.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said of the latest dispute: “Alstom is a major trans-national company that has been making immense profits and is happy to shovel dividends to its shareholders, but has offered what would amount to a pay cut to our members.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser