London Underground faces more strike action

The London Underground could be set for new wave of industrial action after the RMT union announced it could ballot staff on the underground for three separate strikes.

The RMT is to start one general ballot of underground staff, one of Jubilee Line tube drivers and another of station staff at the underground’s Canary Wharf station group.

In the first of these potential actions, the union has accused London Underground Ltd (LUL) of refusing to accept the unions pay demands and of refusing to rule out “draconian new attendance and disciplinary measures”.

Tube drivers on the Jubilee Line are to be balloted for industrial action over the “blatantly unfair” sacking of a fellow driver who the union claims was “sacked without mercy”.

The third ballot of staff at the underground’s flagship Canary Wharf stations is “over a catalogue of issues including the imposition of attendance procedures, systematic harassment, and the victimisation of union reps”.

“Each of these problems is unacceptable,” said RMT general secretary, Bob Crow.



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