Dean is a well liked driver on the Central Line, unfairly sacked by a not-well-liked manager. It was clear what would happen. His union balloted and the result was a strong yes for industrial action. Drivers at Central line West depots will strike on 24 December and 9 January to demand his reinstatement.
Dean passed a signal at danger in a depot he hadn’t been in for a long time and applied a procedure not suitable to that location. He made a mistake in an unfamiliar location. Anyone could've had had done it. The answer is to provide more training, not a sacking.
It's great to see these workers defending one another. Strike action will take place at White City and West Ruislip depots on Christmas Eve and again in January. Tubeworker sends solidarity to them.
This unfair sacking is a threat to all drivers; all tube workers even. Why not ballot us all and put the numerous disputes across the Tube together? After all the cause is the same: the action of the bosses.