5 August 2015
RMT Press Office
Tube Lines staff to be balloted for strike action over pay and 24 hour running
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that staff working for Tube Lines are to be balloted for both strike action and action short of a strike over pay and 24 hour working – the Tube Lines staff have received an offer which mirrors the wholly unacceptable proposals presented to the wider London Underground workforce.
The Tube Lines staff maintain the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee Lines and their operations are wholly owned by London Underground. They remain a separate bargaining unit for industrial relations purposes. The company is part of the legacy from the collapsed PPP that created chaos right across LU.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Tube Lines staff have been offered a deal over the next two years on pay and 24 hour running which mirrors that on offer to the rest of the LU workforce. It is as unacceptable on Tube Lines as it is across the rest of the combine and as a result these essential maintenance staff will now be balloted for both strike action and action short of a strike.
“RMT is preparing for that ballot now and the union remains available for talks.”