Tube Drivers to vote on Boxing Day strike

14 November 2011

The 2,200 tube drivers who are members of ASLEF will be balloted to seek their support for industrial action on Boxing Day. ASLEF is the majority union for the grade.

The union’s executive was told that negotiators with the company had failed to reach an agreement on the terms of Boxing Day working and it has now informed the company that it intends to ballot its members employed by LUL for strike action.

The result of the ballot will be announced on 14 December.

The union wants all Boxing Day working to be voluntary. ‘That is what we are seeking from the company,’ says union executive committee member Terry Wilkinson.

However, it is unlikely that this would attract many volunteers unless there was an incentive. ‘Something like triple time and a day in lieu would, I am sure, ensure there were takers,’ Terry says.

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