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Friday, September 25, 2009

Victoria Line Strike - 5th October

Bad news if you want to use the Victoria Line from 9.30pm on the 5th October as RMT members will walk out for 24 hours.

They claim that management have gone back on an agreement to reduce the number of return journeys a driver has to make in one day.

Victoria Line by currybet

Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT, said: "This underhand attempt to extract an extra 20% from the working day out of our members has provoked this action on the Victoria Line and we would urge the management side to re-open serious negotiations to resolve this issue."

The RMT said that since 2003 there was an agreement for Victoria Line drivers that five rounder turns - where train drivers make five return journeys in a day - would be minimized. For more on this see the BBC

There's a chance it might be called off, as it does sound from that quote that he's willing to talk.


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