Solid Signals Strike

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Sat, 06/02/2010 - 18:28,

Yesterday's strike of ex-Metronet signals staff was 100% solid, and even spread to fleet staff who refused to cross picket lines. So when the sub-surface lines had signal failures, there was no-one on duty to fix them and the service was well and truly up the wall.

The picket line at Hainault was large and lively, with a fair few people turning up and then turning away. It all goes to show that effective picketing is essential to industrial disputes.

Action continues next Sunday and every Sunday thereafter until they achieve their aim of preventing the imposition of weekend working on staff who are currently Monday-to-Friday. RMT may also escalate the dispute with action short of strikes.

Next time, Tubeworker would like to see more London Underground operational staff give serious consideration to their safety at work in the absence of the people who repair signal faults, and remember their right to refuse to work in such circumstances.

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