Metronet strike

02 September 2007

The RMT - the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers - has announced that the proposed strike of it’s 2,300 plus members working for Metronet is to go ahead on Monday 3 September 2007, from 18.00, for 72 hours.

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association with around 370 members and Unite with around 500 members working for Metronet also plan to strike, which could effectively bring the Underground to a halt.

The protest follows a breakdown in talks last week over jobs, transfers and pensions arising out of Metronet's collapse and its being placed in administration earlier this year.

Metronet are responsible for the maintenance and renewal of nearly 70% of the Underground; the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria, Waterloo & City lines, Circle, District, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and East London lines.

ASLEF drivers have been advised that should circumstances arise in which our members and the public are in “serious and imminent danger” due to the lack of maintenance cover during the dispute they should raise their concerns with their manager.

ASLEF General Secretary Keith Norman said that ‘we have long been campaigning to bring track maintenance back into public ownership in the hope we can avoid situations like this.’

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