London Transport to See Strike Action

London Underground Train

It is 45 days until the 2012 Olympic Games and London transport workers have voted to strike at an undisclosed time.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union has reported overwhelming votes in favour of strike action following suggested plans to move Piccadilly Line Service Control to Hammersmith.

21,000 Unite union members are also being balloted for strike action after it was announced that London bus drivers would not be receiving Olympic Games bonuses.

London Underground Operations Director, Nigel Holness, had this to say:

“We have been in discussion with the unions across the entire Tube network, including the subsurface lines, since 2007 on the impact of changes arising from our upgrading of signalling systems.

“We have already addressed nearly all of the issues raised by the RMT, and I would urge the RMT leadership to continue working with us to help staff prepare for these changes, which will be implemented in five years’ time.”

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