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Central Line workers set to strike around Christmas

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Central Line commuters are set to face major travel chaos around Christmas as RMT union has announced a two-day strike on 21 and 22 December.

The strike on December 21 will take place between 8pm and 2am, while workers will also walk out between 4am and 8pm on Saturday, December 22.

The walkout has been planned over “a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations, a failure to employ enough drivers, a wholesale abuse of agreed procedures and the victimisation of a trade union member”.

General secretary Mick Cash added: ‘“Industrial relations along the Central Line have been at breaking point for some time now and the failure of the management to face facts, and a conscious decision to up the ante by attempting to single out and pick off individual members of staff, has tipped the situation over the edge and has led to the announcement of further strike action.

“RMT members on the Central Line have made it clear that they have had enough and are prepared to stand up and fight for workplace respect and justice.

“Tube bosses are well aware of the level of anger on the job and it’s down to the them to take the situation seriously and engage in genuine talks around reaching a solution to the current disputes.”

TfL responded by calling the strike action “totally unjustified”.




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