H&C Drivers Fight Back

Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:09

"Breaches of the attendance at work policy, an overbearing management team, refusal to release reps for meetings, and misuse of the disciplinary policy": those are the charges levelled by RMT drivers on the Hammersmith & City Line at their bosses. (See the union statement here.)

Workers from elsewhere on the job will have no trouble believing them. It's an increasingly common pattern, and one that drivers on the Piccadilly Line are already in dispute over, staging rock solid strike recently.

RMT has now gone into dispute with H&C management too. We hope a ballot for action will shortly be forthcoming, and in quick enough time to allow for coordination with the next strikes on the Picc, currently set for 19-20 April. And if the issues seem to be pretty general, maybe it's time for some more generalised action?