Fleet workers have begun their industrial action to defeat extended train prep, by refusing to deliver or participate in training for work outside substantive roles. This action is vital to stop LU training up a scab workforce to cover train prep work while fleet staff are on strike.
Strikes have been called from 07:00 on 17 May to 07:00 on 20 May. It’s good the union has called three days of action, rather than a token one-day strike. This will hit the company hard.
During the strike, drivers need to seriously ask themselves if it’s safe to take out trains that haven’t been adequately prepped.
RMT has also called a demonstration outside City Hall at 09:00 on Thursday 16, the day before the strike, to take the fight directly to the mayor.