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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tube strike on the Jubilee Line

Just heard that RMT members at seven stations on the Jubilee Line are going on strike tomorrow, after London Underground after failed to take seriously complaints of intimidation and bullying.

From 18:59 on Wednesday 8th April to 18:58 on Thursday 9th April station staff at Willesden Green, Dollis Hill, Kilburn, West Hampstead, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage and St John's Wood will not be booking in for shifts.

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Bob Crow from the
RMT said "There has been a surge in complaints about the complete disregard of attendance and disciplinary procedures at this station group, but LUL has so far buried its head in the sand. Our local reps have been unable to make any headway locally in dealing with blatant bullying, and the strike vote makes clear that our members have had enough.

Apparently the manager who's accused of bullying was moved from another location after similar complaints almost led to strikes in 2004, but the RMT believe that senior management are now backing him.

Crow continued: "We are even hearing reports that LUL has been threatening new starters with the sack if they take strike action. That is illegal, and LUL knows it.

"We are available for talks to sort this problem out, but blatantly bullying management is not acceptable
".

Thanks to Ianvisits for the heads up on this and if you're travelling on any of those stations from tomorrow night, be prepared for disruption in your journey, unless it gets called off in the meantime.


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