Fleet maintenance workers on the Piccadilly Line have won an excellent victory in their fight for permanent jobs.
35 workers, employed on two-year, fixed-term contracts, will now be guaranteed permanent jobs.
It was achieved solely by the resolute direct action taken by workers, who stuck to a solid work-to-rule. The impact on the service was massive, with trains being unable to run, causing severe delays. They began their action on 25 July: it took less than 48 hours for management to cave completely.
Hopefully the Picc fleet workers' win will inspire other groups of workers across the job to go on the offensive for permanent jobs and equal conditions.