Jubilee Line workers to stage 24-hour strikes
London Underground maintenance workers are to stage a series of 24-hour strikes in a row over pay, it was announced today.
Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union employed by Alstom on the Jubilee line will walk out from 7.29pm next Wednesday and from the same time each Sunday evening from 31 January until further notice.
The union said it was in dispute with the contractors over a pay gap it claimed had grown to thousands of pounds.
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "Despite lengthy talks aimed at reaching an agreement that ensures that Stratford Market depot fleet staff get the same wages as their brothers and sisters elsewhere on the Underground, Alstom have dug their heels in and left us no option but to take decisive action to break the deadlock.
"Our members' anger over this blatant unfairness is reflected in a 100 per cent vote for strike action and action short of a strike.
"We hope that management will now recognise that they cannot go on treating the Stratford fleet maintenance staff as poor relations and that they will get back round the table and negotiate a fair settlement."
A Transport for London spokesman said: "This is a matter for Tube Lines, its contractors and the RMT and we urge them to resolve the matter quickly without any disruption to Londoners."
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
£25000 - £28000 per annum + 24 days holiday, bonus, etc.: Ashdown Group: Print...
£20000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With offices in London, Manches...
£30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Customer and Brand Manager required for ...
£25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Systems Administrator A...