RMT drivers at the Edgware Road and Hammersmith depots on the Hammersmith and City Line have voted by big majorities for strikes. The timing opens up the possibility for H&C drivers to take action on the same day as the next strike days on Southern, on 7-8 September, which would be an excellent symbol of unity.
The dispute on the H&C is over train side management abusing procedures and policies to arbitrarily discipline staff, and acting in an authoritarian manner. It's a pattern we're seeing across depots, with similar issues on the Piccadilly Line and elsewhere, as well as on stations.
With possible new disputes on the horizon elsewhere, isn't it time to tie these fights together?