Piccadilly Line strike dates

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN OPERATORS, PICCADILLY LINE - LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/246/18, 1st June 2018), the ballot concluded with members' voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:      420

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                         298

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:               285

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                13

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:     0       

 

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:      420    

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                         298

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:               289

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                7

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:     2

 

Following special Branch meetings, the National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to call on Piccadilly Line Driver members to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-

 

  • 21:00 hours on Wednesday 11th July 2018 and 01:00 hours on Saturday 14th July 2018.

 

The issues in dispute are: insufficient driver numbers; undue pressure on Drivers from Service Control management; obstruction of our representatives' trade union duties and restricting the release of Reps to conduct their elected role; and a draconian application of the attendance and disciplinary policies. Talks with the Company are due to take place to seek a resolution to the above and I will keep Branches advised of all further developments.