16 September 2016
RMT Press Office:
Hammersmith & City and Circle Line Drivers' strike rock solid this morning.
Strike action on Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines over heavy handed and aggressive management, including putting staff toilet breaks on a stop watch, and a flagrant disregard for agreed policies and procedures is rock solid this morning.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
"Members on the lines affected by this dispute are standing firm this morning and the reports from the two main depots involved confirm that the action is rock solid.
"This dispute is about the basic issues of protecting working conditions of our members and defending agreements from attempts to drive a coach and horses through them. The management are out of control and the anger at their failure to follow procedures has boiled over.
"This breakdown in industrial relations should never have been allowed to happen and if agreements and processes had been adhered to from the off the package of issues at the heart of the dispute could have been resolved through the joint machinery.
"The union remains available for serious and meaningful talks."
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RMT picket lines at Edgware and Hammersmith this morning in tube strike