Waterloo & City Industrial Action Causes Line Closure

From RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Cash

Further to my circular (IR/37/14) dated 23rd January 2014,branches will recall that our Service Control members on the Waterloo and City Line are taking industrial action short of strike action over the union’s legitimate and reasonable demand for re-grading. I can advise branches that this action is holding firm and that on one occasion the Waterloo & City Line had to close due to lack of cover.

I am currently seeking the views of our representatives on the Service Control Functional Council on escalating this action and can also advise branches that there is a Directors meeting on this issue next month.

I shall of course update branches on developments.

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