RMT has today confirmed that its planned strike action at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot is to go ahead.
Transplant train maintenance and stores staff at the depot will take part in the strike action from Thursday.
The strike action is taking place because of a dispute about pay parity and payments associated with Train Preparation based on the duties staff undertake.
The Ruislip depot has responsibility for operating and maintaining the fleet of engineering trains.
RMT has said that All Advanced Train Maintainer, Duty Maintenance Manager, Team Leader (Train Maintenance) members at Ruislip depot are instructed to take strike action by NOT BOOKING ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-
- 07:00 hours on Thursday 12th July to 07:00 hours on Friday 13th July 2018
- 19:00 hours on Friday 13th July to 07:00 hours on Saturday 14th July 2018
- 07:00 hours on Sunday 15th July to 19:00 hours on Sunday 15th July 2018
What did the officials say?
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT is angry and frustrated that our efforts to reach a negotiated settlement to this dispute have been kicked back at every turn by London Underground.
“Despite previous industrial action, the only proposals tabled by the company so far to resolve this dispute have been on a self-financing basis involving job losses and productivity measure, which is why we have been left with no choice but to press on with a campaign of strike action in the pursuit of justice for our members.
“The union continues to remain available for meaningful talks.”