Victoria line strike “100% solid” in dispute over door safety and bullying

RMT press release, issued today.

RMT said this morning that train operators working out of the Seven Sisters depot, covering the Victoria Line, are rock solid in their support for a 24 hour strike which started at 9pm last night.

RMT paid tribute to its members who have been prepared to give up a second days pay in a fight to get correct door side operating equipment installed on the Victoria Line, a failsafe safety system that operates on every other line on the Underground, and in a stand against bullying and victimisation of RMT members and activists.

RMT have hit out at London Underground and TfL bosses who have said that the strike is “nothing to do with safety.”

"It's dangerous nonsense for TfL and London Underground to say this strike isn't about safety. That's an insult to the intelligence of the travelling public. Every other tube line has correct door safety systems fitted other than the Victoria Line. It's been fitted everywhere else on the Underground because it's a life saver. “ Bob Crow RMT general secretary said today.

“The management of the Victoria Line run the daily risk of having the blood on their hands from a fatality because they have ignored the RMT's warnings. That's why our members have been forced to strike today and LU and TfL should be ashamed of themselves." Bob Crow said.

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Note to editors:

RMT is currently re-balloting nearly 10,000 members across London Underground and Transport for London for strike action in separate disputes centred on jobs, pay and breaches of disciplinary and attendance agreements. The ballots close on Thursday 28th May.

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