Jubilee Line Drivers To Strike

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 61 months ago
Jubilee Line Drivers To Strike


Drivers on the Jubilee line will strike for two 24-hour periods, one on Tuesday 2 April, the other on 2 May, over what the RMT has described as "bullying of staff" and "an appalling decline in the standard of working conditions".

Each strike will run from just midnight 'til midnight, meaning commuters on the line are likely to face disruption for up to three consecutive days.

Over to Bob Crow, who in typically florid prose on his union's website speaks of "a systematic undermining of working conditions and staff morale on a tube line that faces constant pressure from frequent breakdowns and failures". According to a report in the Evening Standard last month, the gripes this time include a lack of cold drinks for drivers, and unclean toilets.

The Jubilee line has faced severe problems in recent years due to upgrade works; ironically, said upgrade included switching the line to automatic train operation, meaning each train is operated by computer, with the "driver" limited mainly to opening the doors and making passenger announcements.

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Last Updated 27 March 2013

Nick

The drivers are a vital part part of London's infrastructure and economy. I think they deserve clean toilets and cold drinks are important when you consider how hot it gets down there. Londonist should try being a little less sneering and anti-Union.