Acton Town Drivers To Ballot For Strikes

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 07:12

Drivers at Bollo House (Acton Town) have had enough of the management regime in their depot and have asked RMT to ballot them for strike action.

The problems have been going on for some time now, and drivers' patience is exhausted. Management have clamped down on sickness and SPADs, and while disciplinaries used to be an annual event, they are now dished out like confetti.

Management are also routinely putting drivers in a position where you end up going over your 4 hours 15 minutes driving time - and thus breaking Framework 5.3 - by sending drivers on trips that they know will take them over the time.

It is open season on Picc drivers - and will continue to be unless we fight back. That fightback is now starting with the strike ballot. We will be unnecessarily weak if only half the line strikes, so it would be good to see Arnos drivers join in. It's not like they are short of issues to be naffed off about too!