Tube Disruption Ahead As FOUR Different Groups Vote For Action
Friday 10th May 2013
Commuters could face disruption after London Underground staff voted in favour of industrial action as part of four separate disputes.
Members of the RMT Union are to take industrial action - including walk outs - with train drivers, engineers and cleaners among those in favour.
Union members on the Piccadilly Line have voted for a strike following a row over agreements and procedures.
Drivers on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines have voted for industrial action short of a strike over plans to introduce new trains.
Tube cleaners working for Danish company ISS have voted for strike action over a dispute about pay and conditions.
Finally electricians and engineers working for contractor Mitie on the underground have voted for strike action following a dispute about redundancies and working conditions.
RMT General Secretary, Bob Crow told LBC 97.3's Julia Hartley-Brewer that management were not abiding by roster agreements but that he was still "hoping to resolve" the disagreement.
London Underground bosses say they are disappointed by the action - but hopeful the issues can be resolved.
The timetable for strike action has yet to be announced.