Engineers: Vote Yes for Strikes!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 01/09/2016 - 18:53

Engineers in the RMT are currently taking part in two strike ballots, both concluding on 28 January.

TubeLines staff are being balloted for strikes over pay. Reps overwhelmingly rejected a settlement (which also covers proposed pay and terms conditions arrangements for the proposed "Night Tube") that was equivalent to the deal offered to LU staff, which unions have also rejected.

Meanwhile, a ballot is underway for strikes over track safety. New LU procedures have severely eroded the protections previously in place for use of the track. There was an incident on Piccadilly Line track on 10 December, where track workers only avoided serious accident after a technician alerted them that an engineering train was heading towards them. There is no excuse for this kind of near miss!

We need proper procedures in place to protect us when we're working on the track. LU's Section 15 possession procedures are a fatal accident waiting to happen.

Vote yes for strikes on pay and safety!