Tube strikes are back - this time, the Piccadilly Line

20 October 2015

london_underground_sign We've not had any Tube strikes since the decision to have a Night Tube was shelved - however, it is back again, this time, with workers on the Piccadilly Line voting to stage a walkout.

The staff there have said they're going to walk, after what they called a campaign of ‘bullying, harassment and intimidation’ by Transport for London. Roughly 70% of the RMT union members gave their support to the decision.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said today that the "anger on the shop floor is reflected in massive votes for action."

He added: "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. The combined weight of these issues has built up to a comprehensive and fundamental collapse in industrial relations that the company have done nothing to address leaving RMT with no option but to ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike."

There's no date set for the strike as yet, but we'll keep you informed, as per.

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