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A planned Piccadilly Line Tube strike is set to go ahead next week after negotiations between unions and London Underground broke down.
Over 400 Tube drivers, part of the RMT union, are set to strike for 24 hours, starting 9pm next Wednesday, March 23. These will be followed by two other 24-hour walkouts in April.
Piccadilly line Tube strikes
9pm Wednesday, March 23 – 24 hours
12pm Tuesday, April 19 – 24 hours
12pm Thursday, April 21 – 24 hours
RMT members are striking over “bullying, harassment and intimidation” of staff while London Underground has fiercely opposed these claims.
Mick Cash, the RMT leader said: “The wholesale abuse of procedures and agreements by management on the Piccadilly line is rife and amounts to the wholesale development of a campaign of bullying, harassment and intimidation that the union will not allow to continue.”
Pat Hansberry, operations director for London Underground, said: “This threat of strike action is completely unnecessary. We urge the union leadership to work with us constructively on the issues they have raised so that we can resolve this dispute.”