Tube Lines strike ballot rains on Night Tube parade?

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:15,

Tube Lines engineering and maintenance workers have voted by over 85% for strikes, after LU refused to discuss ongoing pensions issues until after the launch of Night Tube.

Pensions is just one of a series of struggles Tube Lines workers currently face: there are also outstanding issues relating to pay, and Night Tube staffing levels.

The huge majority for strikes, and the even bigger one for action short of strikes, shows the strength of feeling on these issues.

Our unions, rightly in our view, support 24-hour running, but insist that it must not be imposed over workers' heads but introduced safely and on a basis that addresses our concerns. Without us - cleaners, drivers, station staff, maintenance and engineering workers, signallers, service controllers, and others - there is no Night Tube. We won't suspend our struggles so Night Tube can be rushed in.

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