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The Socialist 23 March 2016

Tories split - strike now!

The Socialist issue 894

Budget cuts resignation: Tories split - strike now!


Them & Us - budget special

Budget 2016: fight for socialist policies to reverse cuts!


Socialist Party national congress 2016


Brussels attacks: don't let the terrorists and racists divide us

'Living wage' lie: fight for 10 now!


Junior doctors to escalate strike action

Aramark workers striking for the living wage

Tube drivers shut down Piccadilly Line over bullying

Workplace news in brief


Uniting to defeat John Roan academy plans

Academy failed me and other children with disabilities


BSE crisis - the madness of the profit system

Five years ago: 750,000 march against cuts


"As a carer, I am expected to pick up the slack"

Letters

 
 
 
 
 

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Tube drivers shut down Piccadilly Line over bullying

Tube workers in London operating the Piccadilly line are striking for 24 hours on the 23 and 24 March over "bullying, harassment and intimidation".

The Piccadilly line is the fourth busiest in the city, with 600,000 people using it daily, and the strike of 400 tube drivers is causing massive disruption. 85% of the drivers, members of the RMT union, voted in favour of action with an even larger number voting for action short of a strike.

The ballot for action was called after a prolonged period of industrial problems on the line. The issues have left drivers in a vulnerable position and been used by management as a tool to harass and threaten members through misuse of the disciplinary procedure.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "The hostile and aggressive attitude by tube bosses has collapsed the normal negotiating process. The wholesale abuse of procedures and agreements by management on the Piccadilly line is rife and amounts to the development of a campaign of bullying, harassment and intimidation that the union will not allow to continue.

The RMT will not sit back and allow individual members to be picked off by a vindictive and aggressive management who are continuing to drag their heels over addressing fundamental safety issues which leave staff in a vulnerable and exposed position."

Further action is planned on 19-20 and 21-22 April.


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What we think

Budget cuts resignation: Tories split - strike now!


Budget 2016

Them & Us - budget special

Budget 2016: fight for socialist policies to reverse cuts!


Socialist Party annual congress

Socialist Party national congress 2016


Socialist Party news and analysis

Brussels attacks: don't let the terrorists and racists divide us

'Living wage' lie: fight for 10 now!


Workplace news and analysis

Junior doctors to escalate strike action

Aramark workers striking for the living wage

Tube drivers shut down Piccadilly Line over bullying

Workplace news in brief


Academies feature

Uniting to defeat John Roan academy plans

Academy failed me and other children with disabilities


Socialist history

BSE crisis - the madness of the profit system

Five years ago: 750,000 march against cuts


Socialist readers' comments

"As a carer, I am expected to pick up the slack"

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