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Central Line Train Drivers To Strike

Monday 18th August 2014

Members of the train drivers' union on the Central Line are set to strike for 24 hours from this Friday morning.

ASLEF claims the dispute centres around management's 'refusal to treat drivers with the respect and dignity they deserve at work'.

Finn Brennan, District 8 Organiser, said:

"Our members will not tolerate a situation where vulnerable people leave sickness review meetings in tears and drivers with years and years of good and long service are threatened with disciplinary action for a delay of 33 seconds in leaving a terminus.

"LUL is also cutting annual refresher training for drivers on the Central line by 20%. This flies in the face of recommendations made by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch in its report into the ‘uncontrolled evacuation’ of a train at Holland Park last August, which recommended staff on the line needed additional training."

More than 90% of its members voted in favour of industrial action.

Further talks are due to take place on Tuesday.

The strike is supposed to start at 00:01 this Friday and end at 00:01 on Saturday.