Tube strikes

Submitted by Anon on 23 November, 2004 - 6:56

Aslef, the train drivers’ union, has called 24-hour strikes by half the drivers on the Jubilee line on 4 and 24 December.

The dispute, which involves all the drivers at the North Greenwich depot, concerns a “rogue manager”. Contrary to local agreements, drivers were harassed after taking sick leave and were refused payment for special leave, he added. Drivers on two other lines are also being balloted for strike action in two separate disputes. Aslef expects a result within the next two weeks. Staff at the Acton Town depot on the District line are voting over working conditions at Earl's Court station. On the Piccadilly line, workers at the Arnos Grove depot are taking part in a ballot over the “unfair treatment” of a driver who passed red signals.

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