26 June 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT drivers on Piccadilly Line to strike over appalling working conditions
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that driver members on the Piccadilly Line will be striking over a series of attacks on working conditions and staffing levels that have turned the line into a pressure cooker.
RMT members will strike between 21.00 hours on Wednesday 11th July and 01.00 hours on Saturday 14th July 2018.
The Piccadilly Line moves half a million passengers a day including the vital link out to Heathrow Airport.
The dispute is over a continued failure by London Underground to employ enough drivers, continued problems with the ageing Piccadilly Line fleet and the repeated breaking of agreements which has tipped industrial relations over the edge.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“There have been repeated problems on the Piccadilly Line going back a number of years which have led to dispute after dispute and the failure of LU management to get a grip has tipped the situation over the edge yet again. That is why we have had no option but to put on these strike dates.
"Every effort by RMT reps to negotiate a settlement has been obstructed by the company and it is now down to LU bosses to start listening to their members, take the raft of issues at the heart of this dispute seriously and start engaging in a way that will allow us to make some genuine progress."