Three 24-hour Tube strikes before Easter
Just when you think the situation on the London Underground was all sorted, along comes a load more for people in the capital to contend with.
Tube drivers on the Piccadilly line are to hold three 24-hour strikes before Easter. Member of the RMT Union will walk out from 9pm on March 23rd and from 12 noon on April 19th and noon on the April 21st.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash previously said: "The wholesale abuse of procedures and agreements by management on the Piccadilly line is rife and amounts to the development of a campaign of bullying, harassment and intimidation that the union will not allow to continue."
"RMT will not sit back and allow individual members to be picked off by a vindictive and aggressive management who are continuing to drag their heels over addressing fundamental safety issues which leave staff in a vulnerable and exposed position."
"The combined weight of these abuses and failures has built up to a comprehensive and fundamental collapse in industrial relations that the company have done nothing to address, which left RMT with no option but to ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike."
"Our members have now voted overwhelmingly for action. That result will now be considered by the union’s executive and should serve as an immediate wake-up call to LU’s management."
Here's how to get around London if you're hit by the Tube strikes.