10 May 2019
RMT Press Office
Tube strike action goes ahead next week as ACAS talks break down
Talks at ACAS aimed at resolving the dispute over serious and damaging cuts to tube train preparation and inspection schedules have broken down after LU bosses refused to give a guarantee of no victimisation of RMT members.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
"We are angry and frustrated that instead of talking seriously about the train inspection and preparation cuts the company have resorted to threats of intimidation and harassment of our members and reps.
"LU bosses have wrecked the talks and the action and protests scheduled for next week go ahead as planned. This union will not be treated with contempt when the issue of public safety is at stake.
" We remain available for further talks if the threat of disciplinary action is lifted".
The three days of strike action involving over a thousand safety critical LU fleet staff starts at 0700 hours Friday 17th May
There will be an eve of strike protest at 0900 on Thursday 16th May at City Hall calling on the Mayor to intervene to stop the planned cuts